Neon Casual Puzzler The Wire Releases For the HTC Vive

Puzzle based videogames are a popular genre when it comes to virtual reality (VR), and The Wire – not to be associated or confused with the hit TV show – has come to the HTC Vive on Steam to further test players. This title seems to come from a Chinese team from a studio called…

VR/AR Hard to Miss at SIGGRAPH 2016

SIGGRAPH 2016 is all packed up and out of Dodge (Anaheim), and what was perhaps the most striking note about this year’s show was how much presence immersive technologies had; VR, AR (collectively known as “mixed reality”, or MR) and ancillary related tech were nearly everywhere you turned. The show even featured an “experiential pavilion”…

This Dancing Hologram Is One Of Japan’s Biggest Stars

Hatsune Miku is deceptively realistic as she dances and sings alongside the live band. The post This Dancing Hologram Is One Of Japan’s Biggest Stars appeared first on Futurism. Source: This Dancing Hologram Is One Of Japan’s Biggest Stars

P&G China Wants You to Buy a VR Girlfriend

Chinese consumers have been among the earliest adopters of VR, with an estimated 2.52 million headsets to be sold in China this year alone. In a bid to remain relevant with this young and tech savvy demographic, P&G China recently released two trailers encouraging singles to celebrate Valentine’s Day by buying a VR boyfriend or…

Preview: Wayward Sky Promises a Unique PlayStation VR Puzzle-athon

Uber Entertainment’s Wayward Sky has had a seemingly turbulent path to release thus far, with a Samsung Gear VR version (known as Ikarus) cancelled in favour of a PlayStation VR exclusive release. However, in the preview build that the company has presented the videogame appears anything but weakened by this 11th-hour decision, as Wayward Sky…

Making VR Accessible to Kids One Maze at a Time

If I was in an audience and the speaker asked who felt like they considered themselves a “Kidult” (kid + adult = kidult), my Ghostbusters loving, game playing, Simpsons DVD owning hand would have to go up. That would make me part of Seedling’s key demographic according to CEO Phoebe Hayman. I went to chat…

The VR Job Hub: USA Today, Next VR & Baobab VR

Whether you’re an experienced designer, programmer, engineer, or maybe you’ve just been inspired after reading VRFocus articles – either way, you have stumbled across VRFocus’ VR Job Hub. The jobs listed here are located worldwide, from major game players to humble indie developers – the one thing they all have in common is that they…

Teaser Trailer Showcases EVERSPACE Beta Footage

ROCKFISH Games launched an exclusive Beta testing phase for its roguelike space shooter EVERSPACE on Friday. The title supports the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift head-mounted displays (HMDs) and anyone could sign-up by going to the official website. Today’s the last day if you want to be part of the development process, and to tempt players…

‘Unlimited Corridor’ Video Shows Mind Bending ‘Infinite’ Redirected Walking

This video showcases a new redirected walking implementation project that creates an “unlimited” virtual corridor in a space just 5 x 7 metres in size. Redirected walking (RDW) is a technique which aims to maximise the physical space of a virtual reality playspace by tricking your senses. Or, “strongly modifying spatial perception” so that your mind believes, for…

New Gear VR Has a Bigger FOV and Look Like This, Leak Suggests

Samsung has a special event coming up on Tuesday August 2nd at which it’s widely it’ll launch not only the latest in its ‘Note’ line of phablets, but also a brand new Gear VR headset to match. This is (probably) what it looks like. Press image leaks published ahead of a major hardware press event…

The New Gear VR Will Probably Look Like This

Samsung has a special event coming up on Tuesday August 2nd at which it’s widely it’ll launch not only the latest in its ‘Note’ line of phablets, but also a brand new Gear VR headset to match. This is (probably) what it looks like. Press image leaks published ahead of a major hardware press event…

Last Chance to Buy a UK HTC Vive Before £70 Price Hike Tomorrow

HTC has announced that in response to “recent currency valuation changed” the UK price of their HTC Vive VR system will see a significant £70 increase come August 1st to £759. As a UK resident, I’ve been thankful that my work here has spared me from having to write commentary on the seemingly endless discussion…

Hands-on: 4 Experimental Haptic Feedback Systems at SIGGRAPH 2016

One of the biggest limitations of current VR technology is the inability to convey a realistic and complete sense of touch. So far, the most you would feel from a modern consumer VR system, like the HTC Vive, is vibration through a controller. From what we saw at SIGGRAPH 2016, it seems that the logical…

Weekend Downloads: New Content on Gear VR

Weekend Downloads is part of our weekly update to bring you the latest additions to the Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift. This weekend there’s a variety of Gear VR content to check out, everything from sailing the high seas, piloting star fighters or even hitting the night scene with deadmau5. There’s a little something for everyone to…

ITS Releases List of Where to Buy Components For Facebook’s Surround 360 Camera

Earlier this week Facebook released the design specifications for its brand new 360 degree camera, Surround 360, used for shooting virtual reality (VR) video. The document provides clear instructions for assembling your very own version of the kit, which captures footage in 3D for viewing with head-mounted displays (HMDs). But what are the best components…

FIRST LOOK: Heroes of the Seven Seas – VR Pirate Battle RPG

“Arg! Hold my grog!” If you ever felt the need to blow up pirate ships and live an unchained life off the coast of the Bahamas raiding towns and picking up random strangers from the ocean, Heroes of the Seven Seas might cure your scurvy. A new GearVR release brought to you by Mirage Entertainment,…

Wave Magic Seeks Kickstarter Funding Support

Indie developer Overrun Games’ virtual reality (VR) title Wave Magic has recently been Greenlit on Steam, but the team are also looking for further funding. So yesterday the studio launched a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign to raise $7,500 USD for the videogame’s development. Wave Magic supports the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive head-mounted displays (HMDs), with a…

Sky to Launch its VR App This Summer

One of the ways we can judge virtual reality’s (VR) success in mainstream adoption is to see the bigger names in all industries taking it on, and so far one of the biggest names, the BBC, has already done so. Now Sky, the television and internet providers who was brought about by Rupert Murdoch, is…

Join the Super Kaiju Sports Tournament on HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

Super Kaiju is one of the latest title to come to the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, and it promises to be “the greatest and most anticipated sports tournament on the planet”, and it is seeking support as a Steam Early Access title for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift head-mounted displays (HMD). This title is prodominently…

Massive Update Released for The Gallery: Call of the Starseed

Last month CloudHead Games released a sizeable update for its virtual reality (VR) title The Gallery: Call of the Starseed. The update was focused on improving the general performance of the title and this week the team has gone even further, releasing an even bigger collection of fixes and improvements. Again no new features have…

Always Higher: Achievements, Cheats, Tips & Tricks

First-person shooter (FPS) Always Higher launched on Steam a week ago for the HTC Vive head-mounted display (HMD). Created by indie developer AntiAnti, the title features 6 Steam Achievements to unlock and VRFocus has the list below. Always Higher is set in an underground facility where players take on the role of a character with amnesia….

Black Hat Cooperative Sneaks Onto Steam for HTC Vive

Black Hat Cooperative the award-winning videogame from Team Future launched on Oculus Rift through its Oculus Home platform last month. The studio at the same time ran a Steam Greenlight campaign which proved successful, and now the title has arrived with support for HTC Vive. Black Hat Cooperative is a co-op and multiplayer title that pits…

Saturday: Watch Real Madrid vs. Chelsea Live in VR

You can now watch world-class soccer live in virtual reality with NextVR. Soccer fans, rejoice. NextVR and Relevant Sports are broadcasting the 2016 International Champions Cup (ICC), a preseason tournament between some of Europe’s top clubs. Using the NextVR app you get to watch the best players in the world from the stands, on the field,…