Steam VR Weekend Sale Includes 185 Titles

We know what we’ll be doing this weekend. Steam has launched their first VR Weekend Sale that includes discounts on a huge variety of HTC Vive and Oculus Rift titles. In addition to the VR Weekend Sale, Steam is also selling a bundle of 20 titles at an even greater discount. You can check out…

EVERSPACE Exclusive Beta Begins Today

Back in April ROCKFISH Games announced a closed alpha testing phase for its roguelike space shooter EVERSPACE. Today the studio announced the beginning of an exclusive Beta with Steam keys sent out to backers. Over 4,000 Alpha backers tested EVERSPACE for three months, with another 4,000 Steam keys sent out to all Beta backers today….

Minecraft is Finally Coming to the Oculus Rift

Minecraft is finally on its way for the Oculus Rift as the Windows 10 version of the mega hit social world-building game is due to add VR support “in the coming weeks”. The game which Oculus CTO John Carmack cited as his “quest” to bring to virtual reality is already available on the “Oculus Powered”…

UK Customers Will Have to Pay More for HTC Vive from Next Month

The HTC Vive blog has announced today that the price for the head-mounted display (HMD) is going to increase from next month. Currently for UK-based customers who want to purchase a HTC Vive through the dedicated website you’ll pay £689 GBP plus an additional shipping cost of £56.69. But from 1st August there will be…

Manus VR Showcases Development of Arm, Hand and Finger Tracking on HTC Vive

A couple of months ago Manus VR, the company developing a hand-tracking glove, showcasing its on going work combining its technology with that of the HTC Vive head-mounted display (HMD). Now the company has released a new video highlighting how far its development has progressed. That first video showed how combining the Manus VR glove…

Inside the ‘DOTA 2 VR Hub’

Dota 2 released free DLC yesterday that lets you join a sort of multi-user VR spectator lounge where you can watch live and recorded matches from a movie theater-sized screen, or get down on the ground right in the midst of the action. Here we take a quick look to see Valve’s first public iteration of…

HTC’s $100 Million ‘Vive X’ VR Accelerator Announces First 33 Investments

Today at the China International Digital Entertainment Expo & Conference (ChinaJoy 2016), HTC announced the first batch of companies to take part in their recently announced Vive X Accelerator program. The cohort of 33 VR startups, coming from across the industry, will see investments from the fund and go through a four month course to get their products into…

DriveClub VR Confirmed for PlayStation VR Launch

Confirmed on the Japanese PlayStation.Blog today was the news that DriveClub VR will not only be coming to Sony Interactive Entertainment’s (SIE’s) PlayStation VR as a fully fledged title, but it’ll be available on launch day. Prior to this announcement SIE had constantly stated that DriveClub VR was only a tech demo to highlight what…

There’s 191 Discounted Titles in Steam’s VR Weekend Sale

It was only last month that Steam held its famous summer sale offering discounts on hundreds of titles across its store. Virtual reality (VR) headset owners didn’t miss out either whether they owned a HTC Vive or an Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). This weekend however Steam is offering a solely VR focused sale just…

Studio Surgical Scalpels’ Space FPS Frontier Heads To PSVR

This week may have been SIGGRAPH 2016 over in America but for the PlayStation VR the big announcements have been coming out of Asia. The latest being the apparent confirmation of a new title for the PlayStation VR from Studio Surgical Scalpels. Called Frontier the game was revealed at ChinaJoy 2016, currently underway until July 31st…

USC VR Hackathon Open to International Participants

The University of Southern California (USC) Center for Body Computing (CBC) will be holding its second annual virtual reality (VR) hackathon event later this year, with entrants invited from around the world to try their hand at winning the $10,000 USD grant. The theme for the VR hackathon is ‘Medical Empathy Machine’, with developers having to showcase the…

NERVE VR Experience Coming to Oculus Store This Weekend

At the start of July VRFocus reported on Lionsgate teaming up with Los Angeles-based virtual reality (VR) company SilVRthread for an immersive experience based on upcoming movie NERVE. It was due to support Android, iOS and Samsung’s Gear VR, but at the time only the iOS version seemed to be available. Now the companies have…

VR Gets Real With The Help Of This Gigantic Motion Simulator

The Cable Robot Simulator was designed to precisely mimic motion in VR headsets. The post VR Gets Real With The Help Of This Gigantic Motion Simulator appeared first on Futurism. Source: VR Gets Real With The Help Of This Gigantic Motion Simulator

Mr.Robot VR Experience Launches Across Multiple Platforms

One of the standout virtual reality (VR) experiences that came from the 2016 San-Diego Comic-Con was a short film based on the popular Mr.Robot TV series. The Mr.Robot VR Experience was originally shown as a worldwide simulcast via the Within app on Thursday, 21st July, 2016 as one of. Now for anyone that didn’t get…

Pick Your Patch in Cabbage Harvest

This weeks seen a couple of virtual reality (VR) videogames arrive for the Samsung Gear VR. There was a pirate adventure title called Heroes of the Seven Seas by Mirage Interactive Co Ltd, and Cabbage Harvest from Vobling. Cabbage Harvest is described as a ‘puzzle-style farming simulator’ where players have to collect cabbages whilst avoiding…

Life In 360°: A Triple Threat Of Frightening Proportions

Welcome back to another Friday on VRFocus following another busy week of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) news. Today’s 360 degree effort is one designed to give you a bit of a scare. And, since I’m off on holiday for two weks after today and you may not be having a Life In…

Oculus Rift Components Cost Around $200, New Teardown Suggests

In a detailed component teardown, analysis of the components that comprise Oculus’ first consumer VR headset suggest a predictably complex design with the costs of individual parts totalling $200. The Oculus Rift headset had already passed through numerous prototype iterations before the DK1 formed the basis company’s original Kickstarter campaign. Since then, the Oculus Rift has evolved…

Tactical Haptics Adapts Prototype Haptic Controller for Oculus Touch

Tactical Haptics, creators of the ‘Reactive Grip’ haptic technology have adapted their latest prototype for use with the Oculus Touch VR controllers. Reactive Grip is a novel haptic feedback technology that’s unlike anything you’ll find in modern day controllers which by and large rely on ERM motors or linear actuators to provide a rumbling sensation….