Apple’s latest exec shuffle is further evidence of its VR headset

  • February 8, 2021
It might just be clear what Apple senior VP Dan Riccio’s mysterious “new project” will be. As 9to5Mac reports, Bloomberg tipsters claim Riccio (pictured at right) will oversee the team building Apple’s mixed reality headsets. The company reportedly r…

Facebook starts rolling out Messenger on Oculus headsets

  • February 2, 2021
Facebook is continuing to stitch its services more closely together — it’s now rolling out Messenger on Oculus. People who have logged into a Quest or Quest 2 using their Facebook account will be able to chat with their Facebook friends while wearing…

‘Hitman 3’ trailer shows off stealth violence in VR

  • January 7, 2021
Hitman III arrives later this month and, as long as you have a PSVR headset, you’ll be able to execute some unfortunate souls in virtual reality for the first time in the series. IO Interactive has released a trailer that shows off Agent 47 taking ou…

Microsoft Flight Simulator’s new VR mode haunts my dreams 

  • December 24, 2020
I’ve made peace with the fact that I’ll never be anything more than a casual Microsoft Flight Simulator player. I’m not a hardcore “simmer,” as devoted fans of the series call themselves. I’ve played the game off and on since its release, and like En…

Google’s 360-degree tours will live on in the Arts & Culture app

  • November 13, 2020
During the heyday of Google’s VR push back in 2015, the company launched Expeditions. The software allowed teachers to take their classrooms on virtual field trips to far-away locales and distant eras of human history with the help of Google Cardboar…

Facebook is banning Oculus owners with multiple VR headsets

  • October 25, 2020
Oculus’ move to require Facebook accounts is creating serious problems for some of its biggest fans. Windows Central reports that Facebook is banning Oculus users who simultaneously use more than one VR headset linked to the same social network accou…

Microsoft explores realistic VR haptics with a wrist-mounted gadget

  • October 21, 2020
With recent headsets like the Oculus Quest 2 and Valve Index, VR headsets have never been in a better place from a graphical fidelity standpoint. But as much as the touch controllers that come with those devices have improved as well, it can still fe…