Popular Gear VR game Gunjack will be arriving to two other major Virtual Reality headsets in the near future, those being the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Originally announced as a PC game, the developers went ahead and made a VR version for the Samsung Gear VR headset from the ground up. Now it will be launching later this month officially for PC as well as for the Oculus Rift when that headset ships to pre-order owners. Then Gunjack will be landing on the HTC Vive later this year.
Minecraft is a game in particular that could be quite fun, if done properly mind you, in a Virtual Reality format. If you’re nodding your head in agreement while reading this, then you’ll be happy to know that this is actually becoming a reality. During GDC 2016 next week, Microsoft and Oculus will be unveiling Minecraft for the Gear VR.
Lionsgate has announced that they are developing a pair of mobile games based off of the Now You See Me franchise which, if you’re not immediately familiar with what that is, was a movie last year that did quite well in the theaters and has a sequel arriving this Summer. One of the game will be a normal mobile game, while the other game is going to be a mobile Virtual Reality game.
As we reported last week, the HTC Vive Consumer Edition VR headset bundle went live with pre-orders on February 29th, 2016. One concern that some people has with the possible success of this headset was the pricing, with the pre-order package coming in at $799, which is $200 more than the Oculus Rift.
The Oculus Rift will be the first Virtual Reality headset to get the first CCG (Collectible Card Game) title in the near future. The game is called Dragon Front and is being developed by High Voltage and produced by Oculus Studios. Overall, Dragon Front meshes a fantasy theme with a more modern theme regarding the technology in it, for a more advanced Steampunk/Dieselpunk look to it.
HTC has shipped out two developer kits for their upcoming Vive VR headset that they have been developing since last year with Valve. Well it looks like consumers will finally be able to get their hands on their own headset soon as both companies have revealed the Consumer Edition of the HTC Vive. On top of that, pre-orders will be going live in just over 6 days.
Google initially released their Cardboard VR headset as an example of Virtual Reality and Android working together. Now reports are coming out that the company is working on a new VR headset that will actually take the form of a true VR headset, instead of a piece of folded cardboard.
Well things with HTC have gotten a bit more interesting as of today regarding their consideration about opening a spin-off company for their Virtual Reality products. The statement released by HTC is pretty short and to the point, pointing out a few things while stating that the reports coming out of Taiwan were incorrect.
Interesting news today coming out of Taiwan in regards to HTC and their Virtual Reality efforts. It appears that the company will be starting up a spin-off company of sorts to focus on Virtual Reality related products that HTC chair Cher Wang and HTC would own, even though it would run as a separate entity.
Yesterday we mentioned that the pre-order date for HTC’s Virtual Reality headset called the Vive was revealed in an interview, with the date being February 29th. This puts shipping of the headset probably in April, which is what HTC said it was aiming for. We got to spend plenty of time with both the THC Vive and the Oculus Rift last week at CES 2016, and we have plenty of impressions to go over regarding both in another article this week. However, if today’s news is correct, the HTC Vive may have just received a big red mark against it.