Field of view: The week in virtual reality

Another week with more VR news to check out
Field of view: The week in VR

It's another installment of Field of view, our roundup of the smaller yet still important and fascinating virtual reality news you might have missed from the week.

On Wareable, we've been busy updating our lists with the latest and greatest experiences and apps on Samsung Gear VR. That also includes all the new 360-degree cameras that have come out this week from Kodak, Nikon and of course, GoPro.

Bigger yet, it seems like Oculus Touch finally has pricing - or at least it was spotted in a store recently. Let's just say it's not very wallet friendly.

Here's everything else you may have missed in the world of VR.

Read this: VR news blips and tidbits

Oculus Rift creator Palmer Luckey is making fans unhappy

Palmer Luckey is not only famous for putting VR on the map again with Oculus Rift, but also for his laid back attitude. But his appeal has declined and may keep falling after his not-so-secret money spending ways have been revealed. According to The Daily Beast, Luckey's backing a pro-Trump meme website. While his politics are troubling for some, others can't believe Luckey would spend his money to 'troll,' with one user saying, "It's not his politics that bother me so much as it is his willingness to put money behind one of the worst things about our culture right now." It also appears Oculus developers aren't pleased with the turn of events either, and are going so far as pulling support for Rift.

Peripheral company Woojer made a VR vest

There are plenty of VR peripherals out now and on the way, with the Woojer VR Vest the latest to join the list. The device features six haptic transducers that play back sounds on frequencies from 0-500Hz in time with the VR game you're playing. The haptics also rumble mimicking real life sensations tied to the game.

Hulu partners with Ryot to stream VR shows

Starting this fall, the Hulu app is getting a healthy dose of two new shows thanks to its new partnership with HuffPost's Ryot studios. They include a news program called The Big Picture: News in Virtual Reality and a comedy called Virtually Mike and Nora.

Sony's making more VR experiences

In another partnership, Sony has teamed up with Reality One, the company that co-produced and co-published Gnomes and Goblins, by Iron Man director Jon Favreau. Sony's lineup will include new VR experiences and use existing films as well. That means we'll be seeing a lot more VR pieces accompanying Sony's upcoming film releases.

Play this: Rise of the Tomb Raider VR

Ok technically you can't play this one just yet since it's for PlayStation VR but you will be able to on 11 October when the headset releases. It was announced earlier this summer, but reviews are only pouring out now and it sounds like a great little game. To recap, the DLC is called Blood Ties and has you exploring Croft Manor searching for supernatural skulls. There are also several difficulties to beat we well as an endurance co-op mode, but it's unclear if the latter is also on PS VR. If so, you and friend would both need headsets.

Watch this: Ghost in the Shell VR teaser

This Ghost in a Shell VR experience was teased at last year's Tokyo Game Show, but the company is now releasing a full 15-minute version this year. You can watch the teaser on YouTube (link above) using a Google Cardboard device right now while you wait for the full version.


Shop for VR headsets on Amazon

Oculus Rift
Oculus Rift
$599.99
PlayStation VR
PlayStation VR
$399
HTC Vive
HTC Vive
$799
Samsung Gear VR
Samsung Gear VR
$97.98

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