Where Does Room-Scale VR Fit In?

Matthew Hales Real-Time, Site, VR

The long-awaited delivery of HTC’s Vive virtual reality headsets to those who pre-ordered their units back in February is now well underway. While the arrival of the first (and currently only) commercially available hardware that delivers true VR presence at room-scale is great news, it is not without it’s practical challenges. The Vive’s preference for a 15’ x 15’ cleared …

IRL Review of the PSVR from GDC16

Matthew Hales Real-Time, Site, VR

Sony’s PlayStation VR [PSVR] headset is an interesting case. Having recently received a demo of the device it’s clear that it can’t be easily ranked against its peers in the high-end VR space, the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive. A lot of this has to do with display tech. Solving for the “Screen Door Effect” With less per-eye resolution …

Awaiting Greatness from the Playstation VR at GDC16

Matthew Hales Real-Time, VR

Sony has finally joined Oculus and HTC in announcing the price, schedule, and general specifications of their first consumer HMD, leaving the actual performance of the PlayStation VR (formerly known as Project Morpheus) one of the last great mysteries of consumer VR.   Last week a Sony VP made perhaps more news than he would have liked when his quote, …

Virtual Reality and 3D Asset Prep

Adele Tiblier Real-Time, Site, VR

Our own VP of Creative, (the biggest VR enthusiast in our office by far), recently combined his love of 3D model making and his countless hours of immersion into this new platform to create a deeper dive into the differences between developing a conventional video game versus one that will be experienced via virtual reality. The full article, Keeping it …