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  • Blog Post: Oculus Rift Plus PC Bundle Pre-Orders Open February 16, Start At $1,549

    Oculus has announced that seven different Rift-ready PCs will be available to pre-order beginning next week. The bundle prices start at $949, without the accompanying VR display. Dell, Alienware, and Asus will each be offering at least one model. The least expensive is the Asus G11CD, with an i5-6400... More
  • Blog Post: Adr1ft Launching With Oculus, PS4 And Xbox One Versions To Follow Shortly

    We've known Adr1ft would launch alongside Oculus for some time , but now it has an exact date and we have a better idea of when it will appear on other platforms. According to a tweet from director Adam Orth, Adr1ft will be available March 28 in Oculus and non-VR Steam forms, and the PlayStation... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: We Want Your Reactions To The Oculus Rift Price

    Earlier today, Oculus opened pre-orders for the first consumer Rift virtual reality headset. Along with that, we finally learned what it will cost to bring VR into your house. For many, the $600 price point was surprising, but reactions differed. Some people are calling it a signal of the technology's... More
  • Blog Post: Rift Pre-Order Update: Oculus Won’t ‘Sell Out,’ Pre-Order Locks In Priority For Touch Controllers

    This week is already brimming with virtual reality news , but Oculus founder Palmer Luckey just dropped another detail. Pre-ordering a Rift gets you EVE Valkyrie. We knew that much. But it also gets you something else. Those that get in on the first wave of pre-orders will also be locking up their spot... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus Rift Pre-Orders Begin January 6 At 8 A.M. Pacific

    If you’re looking to get in on virtual reality’s ground floor, get ready. Oculus has announced that Rift pre-orders open in just two days. Before you ask, no. The company still has not revealed how much you can expect to spend on the display. We do know that the Rift includes a tracking camera... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus Lands Direct Hit, Includes Eve Valkyrie With All Rift Pre-Orders

    Oculus has struck a huge blow announcing a packed-in game with every pre-order of its upcoming Rift virtual reality headset. CCP’s Eve Valkyrie, a space dogfighting spin-off of its popular space sim, will be free for anyone that gets in at the ground floor. EVE Valkyrie ( starring Battlestar Galactica’s... More
  • Blog Post: Harmonix And Oculus Announce Rock Band VR

    Virtual reality is only beginning to spread its wings, as developers explore ways to bring traditional genres to the new medium. The latest transitional game comes from Harmonix and Oculus. Rock Band is coming to VR. The game was announced at this year's Game Awards ceremony tonight in Los Angeles... More
  • Blog Post: Polish Developer The Farm 51 Working On VR Chernobyl Documentary

    Virtual reality has the capacity to transport us to distant planets and fantasy worlds born of imagination. The technology also holds the power of education and discovery when turned inward. Polish studio The Farm 51 is working on a project based on the Chernobyl nuclear disaster that will meld documentary... More
  • Blog Post: Here Are Some Developers And Games Revealed For The Oculus Rift

    At this morning's Oculus pre-E3 press conference, we learned a bit more about the software that will be coming to the system. A number of games were mentioned by name, with other companies appearing on a partial list of those developing for the hardware. Earlier, we reported on Gunfire Games'... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Oculus Rift Ships With Xbox One Controller, Prototype VR Input On Display

    Update: Oculus had "one more thing" to show us at the end. The company has prototyped a pair of made-for-VR controllers, meant to be held in each hand, called Oculus Touch. The Oculus Touch features tracking, like the headset, haptic feedback, a thumbstick, two buttons, and a trigger. Additionally... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus Rift Will Launch For Consumers In First Quarter Of 2016

    Oculus has announced the long-awaited release window for its consumer virtual reality head-mounted display. Pre-orders are scheduled to start later in 2015, but price has yet to be revealed. Details are still early, as Oculus has yet to reveal specific hardware and software specifications (though the... More
  • Blog Post: Here's How To Unlock Oculus Rift Support For Alien: Isolation

    Hackers have figured out way for Alien: Isolation to support Oculus Rift, and it's fairly straightforward and doesn't require extensive coding or modding. Reports on Reddit and NeoGAF have offered the following easy tutorial on how to get Oculus going in Alien: Isolation on PC: Go to the game’s... More
  • Blog Post: Rift Expansion Adds Nightmare Rifts, Underwater Fun

    Rift’s upcoming free expansion Nightmare Tide will add five new levels to the game, some underwater zones, new areas to explore, and Nightmare Rifts. Instead of catering only to high level players, Nightmare Rifts can spawn anywhere in the world. We took a look at some of the new zones and content... More
  • Blog Post: Valve’s Michael Abrash Joins Oculus VR Team

    Michael Abrash, who has been working for Valve since 2011 on its virtual reality project, has joined Oculus VR. The move comes just days after Facebook’s $2 billion buyout of the virtual reality company. Abrash joins former colleague Atman Binstock , Id co-founder John Carmack, and a growing roster... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Challenges Oculus With Gaming VR Set

    While we were fairly impressed with Oculus' newest VR headset, it wasn't the only company showing off a head-mounted display this year at CES. As Sony's newest update to its head-mounted display line, the HMZ-T3Q positions a 720p OLED display in front of each eye – which is approximately... More
  • Blog Post: VR Is Better Than Ever With Oculus' New Crystal Cove Prototype

    We gave Oculus' newest VR headset a spin during a demo at CES and left impressed with the number of fixes the new prototype brought to the table. Oculus' Rift development kits have been out in designer's hands for some time, and while that unit shows a lot of the potential of VR, it isn't... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus VR Secures $75 Million To Staff Up For Consumer Rift

    Oculus VR has secured another round of funding, this time in the amount of $75 million. The investment comes by way of Netscape founder (and mind behind the modern web browser) Marc Andreessen’s VC firm, Andreessen Horowitz. The purpose of the funds is to allow Oculus to increase staffing in anticipation... More
  • Blog Post: Trion Worlds Closes San Diego Studio, Ex-CEO Returns

    The trouble continues at Trion Worlds, with news that the studio behind the MMO/television hybrid project Defiance has been shuttered. Trion Worlds confirmed to PC Gamer that the company's San Diego studio has been closed. This news follows some previous rounds of layoffs that were conducted in the... More
  • Blog Post: Trion Worlds Hit With Layoffs

    We've received an official comment confirming the reports that Defiance publisher and developer Trion Worlds has just conducted substantial layoffs of staff. IGN broke the news, based on information from anonymous sources. According to the source, the company's San Diego studio, which created... More
  • Blog Post: Rift Creative Director On Free-To-Play Conversion

    Trion’s fantasy MMO is going free-to-play starting June 12. We spoke with creative director Bill Fisher on the upcoming conversion and what it means to new and existing players. Trion announced yesterday that Rift is joining the majority of its peers as a fully free-to-play MMORPG this summer.... More
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