Racket Fury: Table Tennis VR Update Adds Arcade mode, Practice mode and More

Currently in Steam Early Access is developer 10Ants Hill sporting title Racket Fury: Table Tennis VR for HTC Vive. Since its launch in July the videogame has seen several updates released with the latest being the biggest yet. The new update adds a range of features to the table tennis experience, with the main addition being an Arcade…

Dark Souls-Inspired Left-Hand Path Leaving Steam Early Access Next Month

In what seems to be a running trend of early access titles from 2016 seeing full releases recently – both Raw Data and Space Pirate Trainer have had 1.0 updates, today Strange Company has announced that its Dark Souls-inspired, spell casting videogame Left-Hand Path is due for its full release next month. Left-Hand Path is a role playing game…

Jaunt VR Releases Experimental Experience Through You

Award-winning filmmaker and dancer Lily Baldwin and Emmy award-winning director Saschka Unseld (Henry , Dear Angelica) have created an experimental virtual reality (VR) experience Through You which Jaunt has announced is now available through its app. Filled with saturated colors, a bold score and dance, Through You tells the story of love born, lived, lost, burned, and seemingly gone forever….

YuMe’s Latest VR Advertising Study Finds in-game Ads are Less Intrusive

YuMe, global digital agency, Isobar; immersive entertainment studio, RLTY CHK; and media analytics platform RetinadVR, have partnered up on a new study today looking at virtual reality (VR) in-game advertising, the results of which have been released today. The study compared consumer responses to three forms of VR advertising — a pre-roll video ad, brand logos present…

FPS Stealth Game Kartong – Death by Cardboard! Gets an Early Access Release Date

SVRVIVE Studios, the team behind 2016 puzzle title SVRVIVE: The Deus Helix announced back in April that its next project would be slightly different, revealing a stealthy first-person shooter (FPS) called Kartong – Death by Cardboard! The team are preparing to launch their second videogame on Steam Early Access next week, 25th October. Featuring procedurally generated levels…

A World of Terror Awaits as Dark Corner Launches VR Horror App

Last month VRFocus reported on Los Angeles-based virtual reality (VR) studio Dark Corner announcing its latest horror film Night Night as well as the official unveiling of its dedicated VR horror app. Now in the run up to Halloween and for fans of all things scary, the studio has now launched the app publicly. Initially featuring eight immersive…

Magic Leap Secures a Further $502 million in Funding

Whilst it’s ambitions maybe great, augmented reality (AR)/mixed reality (MR) company Magic Leap has yet to publicly showcase what it’s been working on these past few years. It must be interesting as the company has announced that it has raised $502 million USD in Series D equity funding. Led by Temasek, the round included new investors…

The Gran Turismo Sport PlayStation VR Bundle Launches Today

Yesterday Polyphony Digital launched Gran Turismo Sport in North America and today it’s Europe’s turn. To celebrate the release Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has announced a new PlayStation VR bundle featuring the videogame. Included in the bundle is a physical copy of the Gran Turismo Sport standard edition, PlayStation VR and PlayStation Camera. Also in the bundle…

Out Now for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, The Talos Principle VR

Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality headsets may have launched today but that doesn’t mean there’s been no news regarding other virtual reality (VR) headsets. Croteam and Devolver Digital have now released puzzle experience The Talos Principle VR for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. A VR version of Croteam’s critically acclaimed 2014 first-person puzzle title which mixes philosophy with…

Specular Theory Create Vcommerce Fashion Shoot Experience Behind The Style

Global professional services company Accenture has teamed up with immersive content specialist Specular Theory on a new virtual reality (VR) experience that showcases their vision for the future of VR commerce in Behind the Style. Using a combination of storytelling, interactive branching choices and the ability to actually shop and make purchases, the companies are looking to create a new VR…

Review: Luna

Virtual reality (VR) isn’t just a new way of playing videogames it’s a new form of technology that can encompass all forms of entertainment. As such, developers are continually experimenting with what content works and doesn’t work in an immersive environment, which can lead to confusion over what’s classed as a videogame or merely an…

Torch 3D Raises $3.5 Million to Simplify Design for AR and VR Applications

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) company, Torch 3D has announced the success of an initial seed investment round of $3.5 million USD as it looks to launch a platform designed for teams to build, share, and iterate on 3D concepts quickly and easily. “Torch 3D focuses on the three main challenges to working with interactive…

Felix & Paul Studios Launch The Confessional VR Comedy Series on Daydream

Award-winning creator of cinematic virtual reality (VR) experiences Felix & Paul Studios has announced the launch of a new  comedy series called The Confessional, available on Google Daydream and YouTube. Created in collaboration with comedy festival Just for Laughs, The Confessional is a seven-episode series featuring  comedians and YouTube stars, including Lilly Singh, Trevor Noah, Judd Apatow, Howie Mandel, Jim Norton, Moshe…

Global Health Film Festival now Accepting Applications Focused on Health Issues

VRFocus has covered a myriad of ways that immersive technologies like virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) can help in the medical profession, assisting both those who work in the field and patients alike. Now in its third year, the Global Health Film Festival has opened applications looking for people with ideas for projects around…

Virtual Arts Launch First VR Title Cargo Racing VR for Gear VR

Looking like a cross between Micro Machines, Matchbox Cars and BlazeRush, indie developer Virtual Arts has released its first virtual reality (VR) in the form of Cargo Racing VR for Samsung Gear VR. In Cargo Racing VR players have to race their vehicle through tracks that twist, turn and undulate all over the place in a bid to get the…

Get 25% off PlayStation VR In-Store at Target this Month

Last week saw Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) celebrate the first anniversary of PlayStation VR with a big sale on PlayStation Store – which is still going. For those living in the US who’ve been tempted by the popular virtual reality (VR) headset but have yet to take the plunge, retailer Target is currently running an…

Starbreeze Tease Possible Payday 2 VR News or Beta Release

Back in May developer Starbreeze held a livestream event which saw the studio announce work on a virtual reality (VR) version of Payday 2 for HTC Vive. Since then news on development has been fairly quiet, until now that is. This month Starbreeze will be having a Payday 2 event called Locke and Load and in a teasing tweet…

Build Your Own City When Skytropolis Launches Next Month

Ever wanted to build your own virtual reality (VR) city, with glittering skyscrapers reaching up into the clouds? Well soon you’ll be able to do just that as Canadian developer Mythical City Games and LNG Studios have announced that their title  Skytropolis will be hitting Steam on 2nd November for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Starting with…

Go Scooby Dooby-Doo in UK Shopping Centres This Halloween

The season of ghouls and ghosts is upon us with everyone getting ready for Halloween in a couple of weeks time. While you may already be prepared with your carved pumpkins, fake vampire teeth and spider shaped sweets, for those out shopping for their fancy dress outfits shopping centre giant Hammerson has released a new augmented…

Fate/Grand Order VR feat. Mashu Kyrielight Coming to PlayStation VR in Japan for Free

In July Japanese developer Type-Moon released the second trailer for its PlayStation VR title Fate/Grand Order VR feat. Mash Kyrielight. Today the studio has announced that the videogame will be released via the Japanese PlayStation Store on 6th December for free. The studio posted the date on its official website which was spotted by Gematsu. Originally unveiled at the Fate/Grand Order Winter…

Rec Room Gets Limited Beta Launch on PlayStation VR

Last month developer Against Gravity announced that its popular social platform Rec Room – where players from across the world can come together to engage in multiplayer games – would be launching the title on PlayStation VR this year. At the time the studio said it was looking for PlayStation VR owners to become beta testers prior…

Highwire Games’ Long Awaited VR Adventure Golem Dated for 2018

A recent posting on the PlayStation Blog saw the sight detail over 60 videogames coming to PlayStation VR over the course of 2017 and into 2018. While many are well known titles such as Bravo Team, Stifled, Doom VFR, Moss, Gran Turismo Sport and many more, one experience made an appearance having been barely seen in over…

Review: Space Pirate Trainer

Of all the wave shooters available for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, the one most synonymous with the genre and beloved by many virtual reality (VR) fans is I-Illusions’ Space Pirate Trainer. Having been an original launch title for HTC Vive in April 2016, then coming to Oculus Touch in December 2016, Space Pirate Trainer…