New HTC Vive Releases For The Week Of 06/25/17

This week is extremely light on new Vive  releases, most developers and publishers likely making the smart decision to stay out of the way of Steam’s infamous Summer Sale. The big highlight from this week is Zombie Hobby, a zombie shooter with a unique art style that only equips you with household items. In the meantime,…

New Oculus Rift and Gear VR Releases For Week Of 06/25/17

There really isn’t much new stuff on the Oculus Home store for Oculus Rift and Gear VR users this week. However, there are plenty of new things to check out over on Steam for Rift users. Bigger stuff should be coming soon while the Summer of Rift promotion continues. If you missed the previous entry…

New PSVR Releases For Week Of 06/25/17

It’s a busy time to be a PSVR fan! There’s a healthy amount of games on offer for Sony’s headset this week, and some of them are really worth checking out. If you’re a fan of shooting things then we’ve got plenty to check out. If you’re a fan of wall-crawling… well maybe still skip…

Gunheart Developers Showcase Full Locomotion And Teleportation Movement Options

Gunheart is a high-quality upcoming cooperative VR shooter from Drifter Entertainment coming to Rift and Vive later this year. When we got the chance to go hands-on with the game last month we loved the inventive setting, creative weapons, and solid gunplay, but felt a little underwhelmed by the focus on teleportation-only movement. Luckily it…

Board the USS Eisenhower in the Latest VR Experience from USA TODAY

USA TODAY has been a prominent figure in the creation of immersive content having created virtual reality (VR) news show VRtually There and livestreaming the Presidential inauguration. This week sees the network release its latest project, a fusion of 360-degree storytelling with VR interactivity aboard the USS Eisenhower.  USS Eisenhower VR transports viewers into the middle of…

Hands-On With Valve’s Knuckles Prototype Controllers

Editor’s Note: Valve has started shipping the prototype Knuckles controllers to select VR developers in limited quantities. UploadVR hasn’t gotten its hands on a pair just yet, so we’ve reached out to the development community to see what they think. This article is a contribution from Denny Unger, Co-Founder, CEO, and Creative Director of Cloudhead Games, the…

Virtual Girlfriends Are a Thing at Tokyo VR Show

Social has the potential to be the killer app in VR—enabling us to connect with others on a level that more closely mirrors human interaction, all with a strong sense of presence (that feeling of truly being transported somewhere else). We’ve seen the ability to connect with Facebook friends from across the globe or let…

Sketchfab Favs: Dark Souls And Summer Splashes

Every week VR artists are making amazing new sculptures using tools like Tilt Brush and Oculus Quill. These elaborate artworks go beyond what’s possible in our world, often creating entirely new ones. It would be a shame to let these go to waste, so we’re highlighting four awesome new pieces featured on 3D model site…

Don’t Just Listen to Music see it with Synesthesia

This week VRFocus reported on Kaleidoscope announcing its virtual reality (VR) fund in a bid to help more creative projects secure funding through investors. Trying to locate finance for such projects isn’t always easy, but one way to do it is through crowd-sourcing like Kickstarter. And that’s the avenue multimedia artist Lucas Masoch has taken for his latest…

‘Vive N Chill’ Cooling Solution for HTC Vive IndieGogo Campaign Now Live

ViveNchill, the intriguing new bolt-on dual-fan cooling solution for the HTC Vive, has begun its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. We wrote recently about a new prototype solution to alleviate “sweaty VR face” syndrome and, as promised, we’re letting you know that the crowdfunding campaign for the system has gone live via IndieGogo (the originally stated…

It’s Time to Break a Leg on Samsung Gear VR

The secretive and fantastical world of magic has long enthralled the public, with magicians like Penn and Teller, David Copperfield, Houdini and many more becoming famous worldwide for their acts of illusion. Now Samsung Gear VR owners can delve into that world of mystery now that Apelab has released its interactive story Break a Leg. This…

Augmented Empire Coming to Samsung Gear VR Next Month

A few days ago Coatsink Software revealed new details about its upcoming virtual reality (VR) role-playing game (RPG) Augmented Empire, detailing the stellar voice cast as well as a couple of new screenshots. Well the indie studio has more news to share today, announcing that the VR title will launch next month, exclusive to Samsung Gear VR….

Oculus Studios’ Augmented Empire Gets A Release Date

Lone Echo isn’t the only big Oculus Studios title releasing next month; Coatsink’s Augmented Empire is also on its way to Gear VR. The turn-based strategy game is releasing on July 13th, the studio confirmed today. Augmented Empire is set on the fictional island of New Savannah, where citizens are divided up by a class…

Island 359 Heading to Oculus Home Next Month

Cloudgate Studios’ well received Steam Early Access launch of Island 359 has lead to a great deal of attention. Experiments with the forthcoming HTC Vive Tracker puck have no doubt helped with the studio’s agenda, but now so too will an Oculus Home release. Stranded alone in the jungle with no easy way out,…

Because Someone Had To: A Dedicated Porn VR Headset

Disclaimer: This article discusses themes of an adult nature and as such should be considered not safe for work. Despite our concerted efforts to hide the facts of life from our children as long as possible, the truth is that sex and sexuality are a key part of the human experience. After all, that’s why…

HTC Confirms Kai-Ri-Sei Million Arthur VR is Coming to Viveport

Ever since HTC Vive and Square Enix announced a collaboration to release Kai-Ri-Sei Million Arthur VR last year, VRFocus has been closely following the developments. Then last month the videogame launched through Steam in Japan – and region locked. But there could be hope for a wider release as it’s been revealed the title will be coming to…

Sarah Stumbo on Unity 2017.1 and Supporting Virtual Reality

Unity has helped support videogame developers on all platforms, but it looks like they’ve managed to find a way to simplify the processing of creating a videogame by bringing in new features such as Timeline, Unity teams, Cinemachine and much more. What’s so great about these new features is that it enables teams to work…

Logtown Studios Announce VR Exploration Title Cloudborn for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

Last month VRFocus reported on Swedish indie developer Logtown Studios the completion of its staff and preparing to reveal its first virtual reality (VR) title. Today, that announcement has been made with the studio unveiling Cloudborn for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Cloudborn is a immersive exploratory adventure in which players have to climb and scale the videogame…

Grab PSVR For Under £290 In UK Today

Summer sales are in full swing and you can currently get some good deals on both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) isn’t missing out either, at least in the UK. UK online retailer ShopTo is having a Payday Sale and PSVR is at the center of it. The headset can…

Cloudhead Shows Valve’s Awesome New Knuckles Controllers In Action

It’s official; we really, really want Valve’s new SteamVR Knuckles controllers. If you’re wondering why then look no further than Cloudhead Games’ new video showing the prototypes in action. Cloudhead, known for The Gallery series, is one of a few lucky developers to get an early look at these new controllers, and they’ve been very…

Getting Social in VR

Evidence for the human need to share experiences stretches back to the earliest cave paintings. Scenes from real life or the artist’s imagination were recreated and displayed for others to share.   Social interactions have accompanied almost all communication platforms. Reading and writing facilitated theatre and the formal play, early movies facilitated the cinema industry, radio…

PlayStation Co-Founder: ‘Sony’s blazing a trail in VR’

It was announced earlier this week that Phil Harrison, co-founder of the PlayStation brand, had invested in UK-based Dream Reality Interactive. Following this revelation, Harrison has offered some interesting sentiments concerning the virtual reality (VR) industry as it stands, and what he sees as essential for the future.   In a lengthy interview with…

Radial-G: Racing Revolved Set for Summer Launch on PlayStation 4

Tammeka’s Radial-G: Racing Revolved has proven to be a popular racing videogame on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive for over a year, yet the promised PlayStation VR port is yet to be seen. VRFocus has today received confirmation that development is still progressing, and a launch date will be with us very soon indeed. …

SUPERHOT Receives PEGI Rating on PlayStation 4

The hugely popular SUPERHOT was announced for PlayStation VR, under the guise of SUPERHOT VR earlier this month. A new listing on the Pan European Gaming Information (PEGI) website – the official videogame classification organisation for Europe – suggests that the launch of the videogame may not be too far off. SUPERHOT VR is…

Life In 360°: Chasing Tornadoes In Dorothy’s Backyard

Our one and only visit to  Life In 360° this week takes us off on the hunt for tornadoes in 360 degree video. And where better to do that of course, than in Kansas, perhaps best known globally as the home of Wizard of Oz‘s Dorothy Gale. There’s no witches or munchkins in this video,…