Gaming conference Gamescom is underway in Germany, and next week the visual effects-focused computer graphics event SIGGRAPH begins in Los Angeles. VR news is trickling out of both events.
At Gamescom, CCP the maker of “EVE: Valkyrie”, unveiled video of a space turret game called “EVE: Gunjack” built in Unreal Engine that will be available “this fall with the launch of the Samsung Gear VR.” Mindfield Games also showed screenshots of exploration adventure game “Pollen” slated for PC early next year.
SIGGRAPH has a nice site listing an overview of projects and research available in the VR Village area of the conference. Projects being shown include several that offer immersive views of brain imaging data and others that explore collaborative shared VR spaces. VR Digest’s Ian Hamilton wrote for UploadVR about one of the collaborative experiences made by New York University researchers who have a long-term view about the impact of reality mixing technologies.
“My interest is not really in VR. It’s in the future of reality, or rather, what reality will become after everybody is ‘wearing’,” said NYU researcher Ken Perlin. “That is, when all children grow up in a world where everyone either has cyber-contact lenses or cyber‑lens implants.”
If you own an Oculus development kit don’t upgrade to Windows 10 yet. “Our software team is working as quickly as possible to complete Windows 10 compatibility.” There is a method for getting it to work, but it is probably not worth the effort as you won’t be able to take advantage of the new Windows 10 graphics technologies yet.