Virtual Reality is certainly becoming a pretty interesting sector of the video gaming industry to watch. There are plenty of companies doing the whole Virtual Reality thing with headsets of their own. This really stems from the Oculus Rift doing so well before being sold to Facebook. Archos is planning on getting into the Virtual Reality scene with a headset as well which will be available this November.
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The Samsung Gear VR headset seems to be really picking up steam these days and one of the more anticipated games for it is called Darknet by indie developer E McNeill. His game recently won the Best Gameplay at the Proto Awards and it is turning out to be one of the bigger titles to launch for the Samsung Gear VR headset.
Project Tango is a venture that Google is undertaking by designing hardware that is able to render models of its surrounding environment. Tango’s sensors take over a quarter of a million measurements every second to update the position of the phone. It then takes all the information and fuses it into a single 3d model of its environment. Why would that matter to gamers like ourselves? I’m glad you asked! Here’s why: for example it’s able to scan a room to create a 3D rendering.
Well this is probably the biggest surprise we’ve had in quite some time. Facebook has purchased the virtual reality hardware maker Oculus Rift for $2 billion. You’re probably wondering why in the hell we are covering this. We are because the Oculus Rift was going to have Android compatibility in gaming and now we have no idea what future this has, if any at all.
The company behind the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset has been teasing mobile support and mobile integration with the headset for some time now, even mentioning that there is an SDK in the works for mobile game developers to use. It is now confirmed that the Oculus Rift will be coming to Android and that Android users will also have their own headset.