Dubai Brings Conservation Efforts To Life With VR Zoo

Wevr’s theBlu featured at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. Fresh off of a successful collaboration with the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, Wevr is taking its award-winning immersive experience, theBlu, across the globe to the Dubai Underwater Aquarium & Zoo in an effort to bring awareness and a new type of educational platform to conservation…

Experience Weightless VR With This Waterproof Headset

Immersive underwater VR is just a headset and two water wings away. Imagine the sensation of effortlessly floating past the International Space Station as you drift through outerspace in zero gravity. Picture yourself bobbing on the surface of tropical caribbean waters as you gaze at the beautifully intricate coral patterns and exotic passing fish below….

Dirt Rally On PSVR Is Brilliant, But Its Co-op Mode Isn’t

Let’s be clear about this: Dirt Rally on PlayStation VR (PSVR) is brilliant. It’s pretty much identical to the Oculus Rift version of the game; a rock solid racer that roots you in the experience, piling on the life-risking rush of putting your foot down and sliding a car through a muddy Welsh forest as…

Twin Stick Shooter Landfall Touches Down on Oculus Rift

Several weeks ago Force Field VR held two back to back beta weekends for its twin stick shooter Landfall on Oculus Rift. This was to gauge not only interest in the title but also to iron out any issues and add fixes prior to release which happens to be today. Landfall is a top down action shooter with…

Join Raz and the Team as Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin Hits PlayStation VR

Today see’s the long awaited release of Double Fine Productions first virtual reality (VR) title Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin, an exclusive for PlayStation VR. Prior to release VRFocus spoke with Lead Programmer Chad Dawson about the project and its development. Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin takes place directly after the original, filling in the…

Raw Data Is Finally On Its Way To Oculus Rift And Touch

Seven months after its initial Steam debut and Survios’ Raw Data remains one of our favorite co-op action games on the HTC Vive, even while its still in Early Access. And pretty soon, it will be on the Oculus Rift too with official Oculus Home and Touch integration. Raw Data is one of the few…

Google Cardboard Leads Headset Shipments, Gear VR Takes Revenue Top Spot Reports Strategy Analytics

Today Strategy Analytics released its report “VR Headset Platform Market Share Year End 2016” which showcased Google’s cheap and cheerful Cardboard headset at number one, but also showed that Samsung Gear VR took first place in terms of revenue. Split between six major competing virtual reality (VR) platforms, Strategy Analytics estimates that over 30 million VR headsets shipped over…

Ultrawings Game Review: Flying the Empty Skies

I never really thought much about getting my pilot’s license. A fear of heights and a natural instinct for keeping myself alive combined to keep my feet firmly on the ground. This past week however, as I soared high above the ocean in a lightweight, single engine aircraft, I couldn’t help thinking: I could get used to…

The Future of Mixed Reality Videos Could Be Your Face

UPDATE 2/21/16 9:38AM PST: The video was deleted off YouTube shortly after we published this article. Daydream Labs and Google Research show us how having a face in VR could make all the difference. You know how much we love making mixed reality videos and sharing them with the world. It’s one of the best ways to…

Get Creative with Tilt Brush for Oculus Touch

Virtual reality (VR) enables users to not just enter virtual worlds but also design and create their own with a wide assortment of applications available depending on the headset. Google’s Tilt Brush is one of the most widely recognised having been a launch title for HTC Vive almost a year ago. Today its the turn or Oculus…

Google’s Tilt Brush Officially Comes to Rift on Oculus Home

Google’s popular virtual reality art program Tilt Brush is launching for the Oculus Rift headset with Oculus Touch controllers. The experience can be purchased today in Oculus Home for $29.99. Tilt Brush, which lets users create and share three dimensional works of art in real time using a VR headset and tracked hand controllers, has…

Carbon Games Adding Oculus Touch and HTC Vive Support to AirMech: Command

An original launch title for Oculus Rift, Carbon Games’ AirMech: Command enabled early adopters to engage in real-time strategy (RTS) multiplayer, and has now confirmed that expanded support will becoming to Oculus Touch and HTC Vive. Releasing a teaser trailer this week, the studio has kept details to a minimum, merely stating: “Available on Vive the same…

Landfall Review – Twin Stick Shooter Meets Tactical Multiplayer

When I was a young child my friends and I used to orchestrate elaborate games of Lego-crafted warfare. We hadn’t heard of Warhammer 40,000 or we likely would have been addicted, so what we did instead is create elaborate bases from Lego bricks at opposite ends of my room. We would then craft vehicles and transport…

Mervils: A VR Adventure Arrives on PlayStation VR

If you’ve got a PlayStation VR it’s more than likely you’ve got horror experience Resident Evil 7 biohazard, but what if you want something a little lighter. Today VitruviusVR has launched its colourful adventure experience Mervils: A VR Adventure for the headset. Originally launched on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive last year, Mervils: A VR Adventure is a third-person platformer set…

The Virtual Arena: Jackpot! VR Slot Machines

In his latest column for VRFocus leading exponent of the out-of-home entertainment sector, Kevin Williams, reports back from Europe’s largest gambling, online gaming and casino convention. Exclusively revealing the impact that virtual reality (VR) is having on is industry that has a serious interest in the re-emergence of this technology. We had only just visited the…

AirMech Command is Getting Touch And Vive Support ‘Very Soon’

Remember AirMech Command? It was one of our favorite launch titles for the Oculus Rift last year, showing what VR could do for the real-time strategy (RTS) genre beloved by many a PC gamer, and it’s coming back soon in a big way. Carbon Studios, the team behind the game, this week released the below…

The VR Concept Game Jam: Making Multiplayer VR

Earlier this month VRFocus held a virtual reality (VR) game jam in collaboration with The VR Concept. The VR Concept Game Jam, took place at The Four Thieves pub in Battersea, UK, focused on making a unique multiplayer VR project in just 24 hours. If you missed the previous coverage VRFocus has created a round up…

Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin Review: A Middling Misfire

I really want to deliver you some good news, here. I want to tell you that the Psychonauts, long thought lost to the fabled realm of cult classics, have made their triumphant return in a game that’s truly worthy of their twisted world of psychic agents. I want to tell you about a mind-bending VR…

Star Citizen May Still Get VR Support, But Framerate is a Concern

Considering over 1.7 million people contributed $143 million to make the game a reality, it’s no surprise that painting doubt over one of the game’s coveted features can cause a bit of an uproar. Most recently, Star Citizen’s senior graphics programmer Ben Parry had the community up in arms when he seemingly squashed the potential of…

HTC’s Alvin Graylin on What’s Happening in China & VR

Alvin Wang Graylin is the China President of Vive at HTC, and I had a chance to talk with him at CES this year about what’s happening in China. He provided me with a lot of cultural context, which includes support from the highest levels of Chinese Government to invest in companies working on emerging…

VR Golf Online Review – Par for the Course

The great thing about VR is that I can not only do things I’d never do in real life such as shoot zombies, vanquish robots, and explore magical dungeons, but I can also do things that I could do in real life, but don’t have the access, skill, or patience to learn. One of those…

Registrations Now Open for Unreal Engine GDC Education Summit

Next week the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2017 will take place in San Francisco, California, bring the together industry professionals from across the world. Taking place at the same time for one day only will be the Unreal Engine GDC Education Summit, featuring a day of sessions aimed at Unreal users, especially educators and students. Featuring…