Resident Evil VII biohazard Surpasses 300K VR Players

Capcom’s debut virtual reality (VR) videogame, Resident Evil VII biohazard, has in many ways set the standard for the medium. AAA production values, a lengthy campaign and easily accessible VR has lead to the videogame becoming a leading light on PlayStation VR, and the latest statistics suggest that this isn’t going to change any time…

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Skyrim VR

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR launches worldwide today, exclusively on PlayStation VR. Yesterday VRFocus delivered a review of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR detailing the experience and what it’s like to journey into the world of Tamriel in virtual reality (VR) for the first time. Today, we look in more detail into the…

PlayStation VR Takes Amazon’s Top Seller Spot in Black Friday Sale

Expectations for the PlayStation VR this holiday season have been incredibly high. Supported by some big name releases including GT Sport, today’s launch of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR and the forthcoming DOOM VFR, the head-mounted display (HMD) was anticipated to receive a boost in sales. However, thanks to a ‘Black Friday’ deal from…

PlayStation VR Black Friday Sales Hit UK Retailers

Last night Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe (SIEE) announced some special bundle deals for the PlayStation VR as part of this year’s ‘Black Friday’ sales. This morning, these bundles have begun going live on retailers across the country. The bundles in question include a PlayStation VR head-mounted display (HMD), PlayStation VR Camera, PlayStation VR Worlds (digital…

Free Payday 2 VR Beta Test Goes Live

Starbreeze Studios and OVERKILL – A Starbreeze Studio have today announced the start of the highly anticipated beta for Payday 2 VR for the HTC Vive, now available via Steam. All owners of any edition of Payday 2 and its respective downloadable content (DLC) packages will be able to participate in the beta at no…

Review: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR

The re-re-re-release of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is a topic that has been discussed at length since the reveal of the PlayStation VR exclusive virtual reality (VR) adaptation back in this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Los Angeles, back in June of this year. Now that the videogame has arrived for all to play…

See Street Fighter II in VR Ahead of This Weekend’s Premiere

Earlier this week VRFocus reported on the announcement that a special virtual reality (VR) experience had been developed based on the classic 16-bit beat-‘em-up, Street Fighter II: The World Warrior. Set to be showcased at the Capcom Pro Tour North American Finals at Red Bull Battle Grounds, Street Fighter II Bonus Stage Virtual Reality is…

HTC Comment on International launch of the Vive Focus

At the Vive Developers Conference (VDC), Beijing, earlier this week, HTC revealed the company’s first standalone head-mounted display (HMD), the Vive Focus. Targeted for release in China in 2018, the Vive Focus was presented with no discussion of a western launch. However, later that day developer Pillow’s Willow VR Studios let slip that the device…

Mixed Reality Brings Chinese Students Closer to Canadian Tutors

MRC Education Services Canada Incorporated has announced a joint venture with River Valley Technology Company of Beijing in People’s Republic of China to launch an innovative approach for learning and applying English language skills and knowledge. Based on mixed reality (MR) and video over IP, both student in China and tutor in Canada can now…

PlayStation VR Boasting High Software Attachment Rate

The PlayStation VR head-mounted display (HMD) launched a little over a year ago and with it changed the dynamic of console peripherals. Often considered an accessory to the PlayStation 4 itself and requiring further add-ons for use (PlayStation Camera, PlayStation Move motion controllers), the PlayStation VR was seen as an expensive step into a new…

HTC Partners with Unity for One-Click Vive Focus Publishing on Viveport

HTC has delivered a comprehensive Vive Focus proposition for developers, and the contribution to on-boarding new content continues with a newly announced partnership with Unity Technologies. The Unity engine will incorporate a one-click solution for publishing on Viveport, targeted at Vive Focus content but also including PC-based head-mounted displays (HMDs). The Vive Focus was announced…

EVE: Valkyrie Dev: ‘VR doesn’t need a killer app’

In the two years leading up to the consumer launch of virtual reality (VR) hardware, CCP Games’ EVE: Valkyrie was often positioned as the poster child for modern VR. Even this wasn’t enough to consider the title that all-important ‘killer app’ however, but moreover the title’s lead game designer doesn’t believe VR needs one. As…

VR vs. Daydream: HTC Vive Focus Side-Steps Google’s VR Platform

HTC Vive’s standalone head-mounted displays (HMDs) came into the public consciousness back in May of this year when the company was revealed to be partnering with Google at Google I/O. Since then new information has trickled out from the company slowly, but the attention has turned to the Chinese market, with the Vive Focus being…

HTC’s Vive Focus Confirmed for Western Release

HTC Vive President China, Alvin Graylin Wang, revealed the forthcoming Vive Focus late last night, a new standalone head-mounted display (HMD), the HTC Developer Conference in Beijing. To showcase this headset, virtual reality (VR) videogame Spark of Light from Pillow’s Willow VR Studios was displayed, and in a press release the developer confirmed that the…

Bethesda to Host Live The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR Stream

Bethesda Softworks are preparing for the launch of one of the biggest virtual reality (VR) titles of the year, both figuratively and in terms of content. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR will be available exclusively for PlayStation VR this Friday, 17th November 2017, but for those who can’t wait to see exactly how the…

Preview: Blood & Truth – The London Heist is out for Revenge

The two The London Heist virtual reality (VR) experiences showcased by Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) prior to the release of the PlayStation VR hinted at bigger things to come. Eventually offered as part of London Studios’ PlayStation VR Worlds launch package, it seemed almost as though the immersive world established so early on wasn’t given…

Legendary Street Fighter II Bonus Stage Officially Remade for VR

Capcom’s Street Fighter II: The World Warrior is one of the most well known videogames in the history of the medium. In addition to the series of sequels, the videogame spawned nearly a dozen revised editions including Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, Street Fighter II: Champion Edition, Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition, Super…

Get into the Holiday Spirit by Throwing VR Snowballs

Hatrabbit Entertainment has revealed intentions to explore the future of mobile virtual reality (VR) videogame development with a free release designed for the whole family. Merry Snowballs is coming to Google Daydream, Samsung Gear VR and Google Cardboard in December 2017, and will be freely available to all. After first releasing the videogame on Steam…

New Blood & Truth Screenshots Revealed

Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe (SIEE) recently announced a slew of new PlayStation VR exclusive titles, including Eden Tomorrow, Apex Construct and London Studios’ Blood & Truth. Expected to be available next year, the latter has now also received a large selection of new screenshots. Showcasing some of the characters, environments and action set to feature…

Skyfront VR Lands on Steam Early Access

Skyfront VR, a multiplayer first-person shooter (FPS) videogame designed for virtual reality (VR), is now available as a Steam Early Access title. Compatible with both Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, the Early Access edition of Skyfront VR follows a series of successful closed beta testing phases. Set in an idyllic future, Skyfront VR aims to…

L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files to Feature VR-Exclusive Area

L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files is due for release next week, alongside the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 remakes of L.A. Noire. The HTC Vive compatible edition of the videogame offers a number of exclusive features however, including a brand new area built entirely for virtual reality (VR). Every forthcoming edition of…

Get on the Killing Floor as Incursion Hits Steam

Tripwire Interactive has today launched Killing Floor: Incursion on Steam, bringing the title to HTC Vive for the first time. Oculus Rift owners can now purchase the title via Steam in addition to Oculus Home, and a new content update is launching for existing owners. Previously only available for Oculus Rift, Killing Floor: Incursion is…