Financial Backing to Drive Development and Production Pipeline for Oakland-based VR Studio Formed by Pixar Veterans; Launches Mars Odyssey Simulation
OAKLAND, CA – August 31, 2016 – Steel Wool Studios – an independent VR development studio formed by creative veterans of Pixar Animation Studios, Lucasfilm, and Telltale Games – today announced that it has raised $5 million in Series A funding from HTC Corporation. The funding will support development of multiple medium-pushing VR projects already underway, which span game, simulation, and narrative-based concepts. The first of these upcoming projects, interactive simulation Mars Odyssey, will launch on Steam on September 9. In April, the studio launched Quar: Battle for Gate 18, an action strategy title, on Steam for the HTC Vive.
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Nyko to showcase latest line of accessories for VR and game consoles at E3 2016, West Hall Booth #4500
LOS ANGELES – June 14, 2016 – Inventive video game accessories manufacturer Nyko Technologies today debuted its first ever line of virtual reality gaming products at the 2016 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles. The new VR accessories include the VR Guardian, a Bluetooth-powered boundary system that creates a “safe zone” for floor-scale gameplay, and a VR Motion Band designed to reduce nausea. In addition, the company also unveiled new console gaming accessories for the Xbox One™ and PlayStation®4, including the Charge Block Solo featuring a modular design that can be used individually or combined to charge controllers for both consoles, and an Intercooler Grip and SpeakerCom for the PS4. All products are set to launch within the 2016 calendar year.
Hands on demos are available from Tuesday, June 14 to Thursday, June 16 at Nyko’s exhibition booth in the West Hall, #4500. Members of the press interested in scheduling a personal demo can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment. Continue reading E3 2016: Nyko Debuts Accessories for VR, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One
Debut Virtual Reality Game from Minority Media Exits Early Access; PlayStation VR Launch to Follow
MONTREAL – May. 19, 2016 – Time Machine VR (TMVR), the made-for-VR adventure game from Minority Media Inc., is available now for $29.99 USD on Rift and Vive, with a PlayStation VR launch slated for later this year. Featuring over 10 hours of gameplay and a gripping narrative penned by Jill Murray, an award-winning writer behind Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Time Machine VR leverages the scale and presence of VR to evoke wonder and pump adrenaline. Watch the launch teaser to get a glimpse of the adventures that await in our planet’s past: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbddXhfaT-I. Continue reading Go Head-to-head with Dinosaurs in Time Machine VR, Available Now on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive
As one of the first developers committed to building an app for Daydream, NetEase shows the strength of its capabilities in virtual reality gaming
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – May 18, 2016 – NetEase (NASDAQ: NTES)’s virtual reality game Twilight Pioneers was revealed at Google I/O 2016 as one of the first games to commit to Google’s new high quality mobile VR platform built on top of Android called Daydream.
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Strap in for One of the Most Anticipated Games of the First Wave of VR
MONTREAL – May 11, 2016 – Minority Media Inc. has today announced that their VR exploration adventure game, Time Machine VR (TMVR), will be launching simultaneously on Rift and Vive on May 19 for $29.99 USD (with other regional prices adjusted separately). Featuring over 10 hours of single-player gameplay, the title takes players on a captivating journey through time, with a narrative written by Assassin’s Creed III and IV’s Jill Murray. For those who can’t wait for the end of the month to go nose-to-nose with dinosaurs and fight for the survival of the human race in a visually-stunning simulation of the Jurassic era, TMVR is already in Early Access on Steam and the Oculus Store. Continue reading Time Machine VR to Launch May 19 on Rift and Vive
New Trailer Reveals Gripping Plot
MONTREAL, Canada – March 1, 2016 – Minority Media Inc. (www.weareminority.com) today revealed that Time Machine VR (TMVR) will launch on both Oculus Rift and HTC Vive in April. Time travelers who can’t wait till April to plunge into the murky depths of Earth’s primordial oceans can view a brand new trailer today, as well as get a sneak preview of the game at the Game Developer’s Conference this March 16-18 in San Francisco’s Moscone Center. Continue reading Time Machine VR Launches on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive in April
After Party Event Livestreamed on Twitch; Glimpse at Live Broadcast VR Content
Los Angeles, Calif. – January 21, 2016 – The Virtual Reality gaming studio Survios will debut Raw Data, a 2-player cooperative Active VR first-person shooter game, at the VRLA Winter Expo in Los Angeles on Saturday, January 23. Following the Expo, Survios will host the world’s first livestreamed VR gaming event. Gamers and VR enthusiasts around the world will get a glimpse into the future of broadcast VR gaming via a curated livestream at twitch.tv/survios. Tune in at 8:15pm PST to see the action live!
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AAA Game and Hardware Development Team Delivers VR Games that give a Workout without the Work and VR Locomotion without Discomfort
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – December 16, 2015 – VirZOOM, Inc. today announced that its innovative VirZOOM virtual reality controller and five exciting VR games are now available for preorder at www.virzoom.com. Users power avatars thousands of miles on the ground and through the air by pedaling an exercise bike based controller that delivers a fun and challenging workout. VirZOOM is used with PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive VR platforms. VirZOOM solves the problem of locomotion in virtual worlds and can be pre-ordered today on the VirZOOM website and will ship in the first half of 2016. Continue reading VirZOOM Gets You Moving with Thrilling Virtual Reality Games and Specialized Controller Available for Preorder Now