The latest update to the PlayStation 4 Media Player application allows playback of 360-degree video and images via PlayStation VR headsets.
Updating to version 2.50 of the software adds the feature, as well as compatibility with high-quality FLAC audio and a feature that upscales MP3 audio quality.
In time-honoured tradition, the pornography industry was one of the first to take advantage of the new technology, with the company offering instructions for how to view its VR video library on the Sony device.
In an interview with VentureBeat, however, Pornhub president Corey Price criticised the PSVR's ease of use, calling it "quite lacking in comparison to Rift's and Vive's media playback support."
"Samsung GearVR and Google Cardboard are the current leaders in ease-of-use and functionality support," he explained, "where everything can be triggered from the web browser on a mobile device."
The PC version of Watch Dogs 2 has been delayed by two weeks, but that hasn't stopped Ubisoft from releasing a slew of information about the port.
Ubisoft says the delay is in order to add "additional polish" and to "ensure the game runs smoothly across a broad range of PC hardware" - a range the developer/publisher then specified.
The minimum requirements to run the game include an Intel Core i5 2400S running at 2.5 GHz or an AMD FX 6120 at 3.5GHz; 6GB RAM and 50GB spare hard disk space; and a GTX 660 or Radeon HD 7870 with 2GB video RAM.
Candy Crush is set to become a television game show, according to an announcement from CBS, Lionsgate, and King today.
The ever-popular mobile game will be adapted by the three companies into an hour-long live-action game show, to be executive produced by Fear Factor and Wipeout's Matt Kunitz.
In the TV show, two teams will compete on enormous Candy Crush game boards in what Kunitz describes as a "larger-than-life, physical game show."
Sleeping Dogs developer United Front Games appears to have closed its doors for the last time.
Reports of the Vancouver studio's closure first appeared on NeoGAF and Twitter, with several staff tweeting farewells to the company, including producer Jen Timms and audio director Ben McCullough.
The company's most recent game, Smash & Grab, has also disappeared from Steam – another sign that the studio is no more.
Dinosaur Polo Club's subway simulator Mini Metro is now available on Android and iOS.
Created by Wellington-based Dinosaur Polo Club (Robert and Peter Curry), the game's PC version was released to widespread acclaim. It was nominated for a BAFTA and won IGF's Excellence in Audio Award.
As per Mini Metro mobile publisher Playdigious:
Rockstar Games today finally confirmed that Red Dead Redemption 2 will launch Fall 2017, after several days of teases and years of speculation.
Described as "an epic tale of life in America's unforgiving heartland," the sequel will also introduce "a brand new online multiplayer experience," said the studio.
"We hope to deliver players an epic experience that builds upon everything we've learned making games," said studio founder Sam Houser.
Kiwi studio Lost Goblin is currently seeking support on Kickstarter to fund development of goblin tribe simulator Goblins of Elderstone.
Goblins of Elderstone is a chaotic version of the usual city building genre that has players nurture a tiny clan as it grows to become a dominating tribe. You will stand against the other races and even the gods, rule over your chaotic goblins, and raid dungeons and villages to keep feeding your ever-growing tribe.
"They're chaotic in nature because that's how goblins are, and you have to see to all their needs – their food, their beer, their happiness in terms of having to go on raids and things," producer and creative director Gustav Seymore told us.
Rockstar Games today continued its apparent teasing of a new game in the Red Dead series, via another piece of red-drenched imagery.
The studio published this teaser image across all its social media accounts, and on its official site:
Depicting silhouettes of seven gunslingers against a sunset, the image calls to mind the posters for classic westerns such as 1960's The Magnificent Seven and 1969's The Wild Bunch:
American acting union SAG-AFTRA has set a date for a video game performers' strike, after negotiations with developers failed to reach an agreement.
The guild has called for all relevant members - from voice actors to mo-cap artists to live actors - strike on October 21st, should a satisfactory deal not be reached.
Targeted companies include publishing giants like Activision, Take-Two, Electronic Arts, WB Games, as well as audio production companies that serve the games industry, like Blindlight (Destiny, Halo, Elder Scrolls), Formosa Interactive (Metal Gear, BioShock, The Old Republic), and VoiceWorks Productions (Dawn of War, Saints Row).
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