“Virtual reality will be our best interface with true AI”

VR expert Dave Ranyard discusses the potential for storytelling with virtual and augmented reality at Nordic Game

By James Batchelor

The Podcast: VRX 2017 with Brynley Gibson and Julian Mower

Latest episode now available to download, discussing the search for new genres and the rising standards of virtual reality

By James Batchelor

VR Diversity Initiative to launch in the UK this summer

Event will appeal to women, LGBT and people of colour interested in making the move to VR

Google to launch standalone VR headsets with HTC Vive, Lenovo

The headsets will not need a phone or PC to run, and they offer six degrees of tracking

By James Brightman

VR motion tracking firm OptiTrack opens European office

New division based in Paris and led by Dr. Francois Asseman

Oculus promises developers better communication

VR company revamps developer site and documentation efforts

UploadVR sued over sexual harassment allegations

Former social media director claims "unbearable" atmosphere for female employees, accuses rising VR company of wrongful dismissal

By Matthew Handrahan

ZeniMax extends legal pursuit to Samsung Gear VR

Former id Software employees John Carmack and Matt Hooper involved in fresh VR lawsuit

By Matthew Handrahan

“VR shooters are the lowest common denominator - we need to move on”

Virtual reality experts discuss the next step for the technology, encourage developers to explore “deeper games”

By James Batchelor

Magic Leap settles sexual discrimination case

Terms of the out of court settlement with Tannen Campbell were not disclosed

By Christopher Dring

PSVR: Losing Steam, or Gaining Traction?

If Sony really has lost interest in PSVR, it's a major strategic blunder from a company about to face tough competition for the first time this generation

By Rob Fahey

Microsoft intros AR/VR motion controllers

Windows 10 inputs will launch this holiday bundled with an Acer headset for $399

By Brendan Sinclair

Google acquires Job Simulator studio Owlchemy Labs

"With Google we're free to pursue raw creation and sprint toward interesting problems in these early days of VR"

By James Brightman

Nielsen: VR/AR awareness has nearly doubled among US population

One in ten Americans plans to buy PlayStation VR, 9% want Project Scorpio, 12% want Nintendo Switch

By James Batchelor

Former Lionhead boss joins PlayStation

Stuart Whyte will lead VR product development at London Studio

By Christopher Dring

Smilegate makes strategic investment in Phaser Lock

Korean publisher will make "multiple rounds of investment" in Texan VR studio's growth, starting with partnership on its next game

Gear VR far and away the leader with almost 7m expected to be sold in 2017

SuperData's latest figures show 782,000 units sold in Q1; HTC Vive continues to outpace Oculus Rift despite price cut

By James Brightman

"There's a lot of money in VR, but you need to look at different avenues"

Surviving the market's growing pains means keeping open mind, VR devs say - platform exclusives, second jobs and b2b contracts can help balance the books

By Matthew Handrahan

“VR doesn't have to be an immersive first-person thing to add something special”

Paw Print Games on its mission to prove that virtual reality can enhance classic 2D gameplay with new brawler Bloody Zombies

By James Batchelor

'Antisocial VR' and the power of isolation

How Recluse Industries is embracing the power of minimalism to offer a refuge for the solitary gamer

By Will Freeman

Oculus to close in-house Story Studio

However, the hardware firm vows to continue supporting non-gaming VR content with $50m fund

By Christopher Dring

Oculus won't have a booth at E3 this year

Virtual reality firm decides to pass on the expo to focus on its other announcements year-round

By James Brightman

VR/AR to "rival the internet" - Riccitiello

Unity boss kicks off the Vision Summit, noting the success and opportunity in the burgeoning VR/AR market

By James Brightman

Watch the 2017 Vision VR/AR Summit here

Oculus CEO Brandon Iribe and Unity CEO John Riccitiello will have a fireside chat

By James Brightman

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