Oculus Rift Closes in on Steam Majority Market Share

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Oculus Rift Closes in on Steam Majority Market Share
According to the latest figures from Steam’s Hardware & Software Survey, the Oculus Rift has picked up an additional 3.1% of the market share of VR headsets on Steam. On the trail end of a major summer sale, the headset has set its new record high for the third month in a row. The HTC Vive […]
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Valve: No Steam Dev Days in 2017 “and not very likely for 2018”

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Valve: No Steam Dev Days in 2017 “and not very likely for 2018”
Valve’s ‘no press allowed’ dev conference, Steam Dev Days, is seeing the ax this year, and it seems next year doesn’t look any better. According to a tweet by Valve Marketing and Business Development team member Tom Giardino, Steam Dev Days is definitely not happening this year. Definitely not in 2017 and not very likely for […]
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Building Virtual Reality with Unity and Steam VR

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Building Virtual Reality with Unity and Steam VR
This book takes a hands-on approach to getting up and running with virtual reality using the Unity game engine. By utilizing the free SteamVR libraries, the book and its example code is compatible with the main virtual reality head mounted displays currently available. The book also takes a look at some of the main issues […]
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Report: Steam Support for Windows VR Headsets Won’t Be Ready at Launch

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Report: Steam Support for Windows VR Headsets Won’t Be Ready at Launch
Microsoft’s Windows VR headsets (branded as ‘Mixed Reality’) are nearly ready to ship, coming alongside the launch of Windows Fall Creators Update in mid-October. The release of SteamVR support for all Windows VR headsets, revealed last week, could take a little longer than anticipated to realize though. Microsoft recently co-announced with Valve that the headsets will support SteamVR […]
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‘Eternity Warriors VR’ Coming to Steam Early Access this Month

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‘Eternity Warriors VR’ Coming to Steam Early Access this Month
Eternity Warriors, the mobile game series, is making its way to VR soon with the aptly named Eternity Warriors VR, a first-person co-op hack-and-slash coming to Steam Early Access later this month. The game was initially released on Viveport as a single-player demo that let you play as either the blade-wielding Warrior or the Hunter, a class outfitted […]
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Rift Summer Sale Drives Record Gains, Highest Steam Market Share Yet

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Rift Summer Sale Drives Record Gains, Highest Steam Market Share Yet
According to the latest figures from Valve’s Hardware & Software Survey, the Oculus Rift has set a new record for its highest historical market share on Steam, almost certainly driven by a major sale which has also brought the headset its largest ever share increase from one month to the next. While the HTC Vive continues […]
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‘Duck Season’ Releasing on Steam and Oculus Store September 14th, New Gameplay Trailer Here

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‘Duck Season’ Releasing on Steam and Oculus Store September 14th, New Gameplay Trailer Here
Duck Season is a first-person adventure game created by Stress Level Zero, developers of multiplayer shooter Hover Junkers (2016). While it’s hard to pin down exactly what sort of game it is with its unique, nostalgia-inducing narrative style and horror elements, we’ll be finding out soon enough, because Duck Season is slated to release on Steam and the Oculus Store […]
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Hands-on: Infectiously Weird Movie Creator App ‘Mindshow’ is Now Free on Steam

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Hands-on: Infectiously Weird Movie Creator App ‘Mindshow’ is Now Free on Steam
Mindshow, the app that lets you create animated movies with the use of a VR headset, is now available for general release on Steam following its invite-only alpha. Letting you essentially jump into an avatar, record physical movements, simulate facial expressions, and record audio, the imagination is truly the limit on what stories you can tell. […]
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‘Star Trek: Bridge Crew’ 50% Off on Steam Until September 5th

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‘Star Trek: Bridge Crew’ 50% Off on Steam Until September 5th
Ubisoft’s latest and greatest entry into VR, Star Trek: Bridge Crew (2017), is currently on sale for $25, exactly half the price since its launch back in late May. As a crew member aboard the U.S.S. Aegis, a ship created for the game styled after the J.J. Abrams reboot, it’s your job to fill one of […]
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‘Windlands’ Currently 75% Off on Steam, Sale Ends September 4th

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‘Windlands’ Currently 75% Off on Steam, Sale Ends September 4th
Windlands (2016) is a first-person exploration game from Psytech Games, and as one of the first truly great titles to come to all major VR headsets, the temporary $5 price tag on Steam—down from its normal $20—is an absolute steal for what it offers. After generating over $20k in a successful Indiegogo campaign in fall of 2014 and subsequently being […]
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Halo and Steam VR Coming to Windows VR

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Halo and Steam VR Coming to Windows VR
Microsoft announces new content & bundle options for their upcoming VR headsets, all for a killer price. Today was a busy day for the guys & gals over at Microsoft with a handful of exciting announcements around their upcoming ecosystem of mixed reality products. Windows is diving into the VR and MR market head first […]
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Steam Will Support Microsoft’s Windows-based VR Headsets

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Steam Will Support Microsoft’s Windows-based VR Headsets
Windows-based VR headsets on the way from Microsoft’s partners will work with Valve Software’s Steam. The announcement today from the companies could have long-lasting implications for the evolution of the VR industry, firmly establishing Valve’s leading PC software store as a one-stop shop for content that can run on any major PC-based VR headset. Steam […]
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Developer Plays Oculus And Steam Games With Valve’s Knuckles Controllers

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Developer Plays Oculus And Steam Games With Valve’s Knuckles Controllers
Valve is developing a pair of more immersive hand controllers currently called “Knuckles” that promise to offer more precise finger tracking and grasping sensations in VR. Though the controllers are still in a prototype phase and likely to change, Valve released early versions to developers over the last few months and interest is high to […]
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Save 50% on ‘Battlezone’ During Weekend Steam Sale – Now Including HOTAS Support

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Save 50% on ‘Battlezone’ During Weekend Steam Sale – Now Including HOTAS Support
Looking to pick up one of Steam’s most polished VR titles? Battlezone (2016) is on sale for 50% of the usual asking price through August 7th. Battlezone, inspired by the original 1980 game of the same name, initially launched on PSVR back in 2016 and later came to PC for both the Vive and Rift. The seated tank […]
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Modest Gains Bring Rift’s Share of Headsets on Steam to a New High Amid Sale

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Modest Gains Bring Rift’s Share of Headsets on Steam to a New High Amid Sale
According to the latest figures from Valve’s Hardware & Software survey, Rift has reached its highest historical market share on Steam thanks to modest gains amid an ongoing sale. Despite the new high point, the HTC Vive still holds the majority share. Steam is the defacto content platform for the HTC Vive, though it technically supports […]
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Ultra-violent Battle Sim ‘Gorn’ to Hit Steam Early Access July 10th

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Ultra-violent Battle Sim ‘Gorn’ to Hit Steam Early Access July 10th
Gorn, the blood-soaked battle simulator from the makers of weird and wild games Broforce (2015) and Genital Jousting (2016), is officially coming to Steam Early Access on July 10th. Free Lives, the studio behind the game, have developed Gorn on a unique, fully physics-driven combat engine that lets you melee battle in a single-player arena against brutal AI […]
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Limited Time: Save $50 on HTC Vive, Get $50 Steam Credit & ‘Star Trek Bridge Crew’

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Limited Time: Save $50 on HTC Vive, Get $50 Steam Credit & ‘Star Trek Bridge Crew’
As part of the Steam Summer Sale, HTC is offering a rare $50 discount on the Vive headset, along with a $50 Steam gift card to capitalize on VR deals during the sale. The bundle also includes the recently released Star Trek: Bridge Crew, and two older VR games. If you’re looking to buy a Vive, […]
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Ambitious RPG SoulKeeper VR Coming To Steam Early Access This August

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Ambitious RPG SoulKeeper VR Coming To Steam Early Access This August
When I look at the landscape of VR titles most of them fall into one of two camps. There are the shovelware, half-baked, tech demo ripoffs that do little more than sell you a single game mechanic as an excuse to take your money. This is the majority of the over 1,000 pieces of VR […]
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TNP Bluetooth Wireless Game Controller Gamepad for Android Smartphone Tablet VR TV BOX, Windows PC Steam OS, PS3 PlayStation 3 – Supports XInput DirectInput DInput Mode, Shock Vibration Feedback

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TNP Bluetooth Wireless Game Controller Gamepad for Android Smartphone Tablet VR TV BOX, Windows PC Steam OS, PS3 PlayStation 3 – Supports XInput DirectInput DInput Mode, Shock Vibration Feedback
Experience the console-style gaming with this compact, comfort, ergonomic gamepad. Easy to use with its familiar shape and layout. It supports new games with XInput / DirectInput mode as well as old favorites! A truly versatile multi-purpose game controller that can connect wireless via Bluetooth / 2.4GHz or USB / OTG wire.XInput is the API […]
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‘Half-Life 2: VR’ Mod Gets Green-lit on Steam in 4 Days

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‘Half-Life 2: VR’ Mod Gets Green-lit on Steam in 4 Days
Half-Life 2: VR, a revamped version of an older mod which will adapt the beloved Half-Life 2 for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, has been green-lit, signifying Valve’s official acceptance of the mod for distribution on Steam. Although Steam Greenlight’s days are numbered, the Half-Life 2: VR mod which we reported on last week has managed to […]
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An Estimated 25 Million Steam Users Now Have VR Ready GPUs

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An Estimated 25 Million Steam Users Now Have VR Ready GPUs
High PC hardware requirements are one reason why VR’s initial buy-in cost is often cited around $1,500, but as GPUs get more powerful and cheaper over time, more people are ending up with ‘VR Ready’ hardware, perhaps without even meaning to. Today an estimated 25 million Steam users already have one of the most expensive […]
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‘Battlezone’ Launches on Steam and Oculus Store

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‘Battlezone’ Launches on Steam and Oculus Store
Battlezone (2016), the low-poly, high-action reboot of the classic Atari game, launched as a timed exclusive with PlayStation VR when it hit shelves in October of last year. Today owners of HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and OSVR can now strap into the cockpit of the game’s sci-fi hovertanks. Designed by Rebellion to work with gamepad (and Touch controllers for Oculus Store […]
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Valve and Pixvana Bring High-quality Adaptive VR Video to Steam, Beta Launches Today

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Valve and Pixvana Bring High-quality Adaptive VR Video to Steam, Beta Launches Today
Pixvana, makers of the cloud-based 360 video creation studio SPIN, today announced that their software services—integrated at the core of Valve’s own Steam 360 Video Player—will be launching today into beta. This effectively lets SPIN users publish their VR videos directly to the Steam Store, but more importantly means VR headset owners will be able to browse […]
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Beautiful PvP Space Explorer ‘Detached’ Gets Official Steam Release May 18th

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Beautiful PvP Space Explorer ‘Detached’ Gets Official Steam Release May 18th
Already on Steam Early access, the very pretty online PvP space explorer / dueller Detached from developers Anshar gets a new, official release on May 18th with a sprinkle of new features and a new multiplayer map. Described by Polish developers Anshar Studios as “probably the most hardcore VR title out there”, Detached is an […]
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VR’s Trippiest Social-Music Platform ‘TheWaveVR’ Launches on Steam, Adds $4M in Seed Funds

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VR’s Trippiest Social-Music Platform ‘TheWaveVR’ Launches on Steam, Adds $4M in Seed Funds
Social VR platform TheWaveVR is now in open beta and delivering weekly DJ sets in its wild and weird environment filled with psychedelic interactive art. Distributing free of charge on Steam Early Access for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, the platform lets you watch, host, and socialize in shows while music is mixed live. The company has been developing TheWaveVR for […]
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Steam VR Anniversary Sale: ‘Raw Data’ & ‘Tilt Brush’ Free-play, Deep Discounts on 224 VR Titles

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Steam VR Anniversary Sale: ‘Raw Data’ & ‘Tilt Brush’ Free-play, Deep Discounts on 224 VR Titles
With the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive shipping one year ago this month, Valve is getting in on the ‘VR Anniversary’ action with deep discounts on more than 200 VR titles and free-play access to Raw Data (2016) and Tilt Brush (2016). Oculus and HTC’s own VR anniversary sales and celebrations have come and gone, […]
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