Become the Ultimate Train Conductor With Trains VR

For those who are fans of model railways, whether children or adults, one of the joys is carefully planning and creating the track, adding myriad small details before letting the train cheerfully run rapidly over the track. If you have never had the space or money to properly indulge your hobby, however, Trains VR offers…

ARK Park Gets Free Locomotion And A Discount

The development team at Snail Games have been hard at work on improving the virtual reality (VR) spin-off to ARK: Survival Evolved. ARK Park has now been updated with bug fixes and a free locomotion option. Best of all, the title is currently available with a discount as part of the Steam VR Spring Sale….

What to Expect in AR and VR at Facebook’s F8 Developer Conference

While Oculus holds their own annual developer conference (coming later this year), parent company Facebook has in years past had plenty of exciting news to share at their own F8 developer conference. With F8 just around the corner on May 1st & 2nd, we take a look at what might be revealed. Buzz is building…

3rd Eye Studios On The Road To Downward Spiral: Horus Station

Developer 3rd Eye Studios is working hard on their upcoming virtual reality (VR) title Downward Spiral: Horus Station. Ahead of release VRFocus’ Nina Salomons sat down with Greg Louden, Lead Designer at 3rd Eye Studios for a chance to talk about their upcoming title. Louden talks about the title as a mystery that is to be…

The Vive Pro’s AR Abilities Just Got Augmented

Image Copyright: HTC (Image Used under Fair Use Rationale) I’m not sure if any of the people who bought a Vive stopped to think that it wasn’t “pro” enough for them, but HTC went ahead and made the Vive Pro anyway. This new, more expensive HMD has a lot of technical improvements over the model…

The VR Job Hub: Facebook, Oculus, RYOT And Even Apple Are Hiring

The weekend is here, the sun is out and it is a great time to see what new opportunities await within the immersive media industries and find that dream job. As always, VRFocus are here to help you out with another entry of The VR Job Hub. Every weekend VRFocus gathers together a number open position from across the virtual reality…

Something For The Weekend: Steam VR Spring Sale

The weekend is here and with the Steam VR Spring Sale still in full swing it is time to find something for the weekend. To help you out VRFocus has put together some of the best virtual reality (VR) deals from the Steam VR Spring Sale to make finding your new favorite even easier. As always be sure to…

CEEK VR Announces Partnership With World Of Dance

CEEK VR have announced that they will be partnering with the national hit TV competition series and brand, World of Dance to provide a range of virtual reality (VR) content for fans of the series to enjoy. The award-winning developer of premium VR and augmented reality (AR) experiences, CEEK VR is a leading provide of…

TheWaveVR Raises $6 million For Social VR Music And Arts Platform

Some virtual reality startups are having trouble getting the attention of investors, after the first wave of VR headsets failed to live up to the hype. But TheWaveVR has been able to raise $6 million in venture funding for its social VR platform and community for VR music and visual arts experiences. TheWaveVR turns concerts into social VR experiences…

‘COMPOUND’ Creator Drops Details on Upcoming Update and Early Access Launch

COMPOUND is an intriguing VR hobby project from developer Bevan “NotDead” McKechnie which drops players into a “rogue-lite, free-roaming shooter” for VR, with a totally unique and authentic pixel-art feel. We’ve had our eyes on the game since 2017, but with no official announcements from McKechnie in nearly nine months, the fate of the title was…

Oculus Offers Up Developer Quick-start Guide for Bringing Apps to Go

With the impending launch of Oculus Go, the company’s first standalone headset, Oculus has shared with developers a handy cheat sheet for bringing Gear VR applications to the Go. Oculus writes in a new post on their developer blog that Oculus Go is binary-compatible with Gear VR, and most applications can be launched on the headset without…

FutureTech Expo Announced For September 2018

Current technology is moving and developing quickly. For those working in the technology sector, this means a lot of new information coming at you at once. Conferences can prove to be good to gain new perspectives and discuss the impact of new technologies and where they might be headed. This is the aim of the…

VR/AR Unity Developer at Planeta (New York, NY, USA)

Planeta is a product studio in the East Village of NYC that builds creative hardware, software, and VR/AR applications with a strong focus on sound. Our… Source: VR/AR Unity Developer at Planeta (New York, NY, USA)

Calming Building Experience Block’hood Comes to VR

Celebrated publisher Devolver Digital and developer Plethora Project think that the world could use a bit more peace and quiet, and a lot more creating instead of destroying. As such, they have brought award-winning neighbourhood building simulator Block’hood into virtual reality (VR). Block’hood aims to allow the creation of diverse environments and ecosystems. Players will…

Competition: Win A Copy Of Fantasy/Horror Adventure Gates Of Nowhere

Dungeons have a well deserved bad rap. There’s never a good dungeon is there? It’s always full of monsters and demons and some kind of all-encompassing evil that’s plotting to take over the world, or smite the village, or make off with all your gold, your womenfolk or your children. (Sometimes all three.) They’re always…

How VR Can Revive Dead Videogame Genres

As time passes, tastes change. Technology moves on, the audiences grows up, the market becomes saturated, or there’s just that one awful, unforgivable title that kills the entire genre stone dead. Everything comes in cycles, however, and perhaps there is now life to be found on the videogame graveyard thanks to the power of virtual…

Enjoying a Sun-kissed Afternoon With Owlchemy Labs’ Vacation Simulator

One of the most eagerly awaited titles of 2018 to appear at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2018 was Owlchemy Labs’ Job Simulator – The 2050 Archives sequel Vacation Simulator. VRFocus got to demo the experience on the Oculus booth using Oculus Rift and Touch, plus a quick catch up with the studios’ CEO Alex Schwartz to learn more about…

Vive Focus Hits the FCC, Suggesting Dev Kit Soon to Launch in US

After launching the Vive Focus standalone headset in China in late January, the company announced in March that the headset would be launching in the US, EU, and other Western markets later this year, beginning with the launch of a dev kit. With the device appearing in the FCC this, the device is one step…

Rebellion Confirm Non-VR Battlezone Gold Edition

If you had to ask us at VRFocus to name our favourite virtual reality (VR) videogames – and in particular those on PlayStation VR, you’d find a number of us will list UK developer Rebellion’s VR adaption of the classic tank-shooter series Battlezone. In fact, when we reviewed the title following its jump to PC…

Pavlov VR Finally Gets Native Oculus Rift Support

Nearly 14 months after its initial release VR’s answer to Counter-Strike, Pavlov VR, finally has native support for the Oculus Rift. Developer davevillz integrated Rift as part of the game’s latest Early Access patch, Update 17. You could previously play it on Rift through SteamVR, though native integration makes it a much better fit for…

Oculus Faces ‘Existential Crisis’ In Handling Personal Data

Facebook is overhauling the Oculus privacy policy and terms of service as the company prepares to launch its first standalone VR headset. The change comes amid new European privacy regulations and an international movement calling into question Facebook’s platform and business model. Earlier this month, CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared before Congress to answer questions about…

TheWaveVR Closes $6M Series A Investment, Opens L.A. Office for Artist Collabs

TheWaveVR, the studio behind the eponymous music-centric social VR platform, today announced the closure of a $6 million Series A funding round led by RRE Ventures. TheWaveVR also opened their new Los Angeles office today, where they plan to collaborate with artists and musicians on what they say will be “a number of high profile VR concerts…

Corporate Espionage, Design And Killing Robots in Budget Cuts

Spy action title Budget Cuts was originally announced back in 2016, with a HTC Vive teaser. Since then, its seemed to vanish, only to re-emerge from stealth at GDC 2018, complete with a release date. Linnéa Harrison, Creative Director at developers Neat Corporation talks to VRFocus interviewer Nina about what influenced the design of Budget…

The Best VR Sports Games for the Oculus Rift

After digging into nearly 20 titles, we’ve pulled together the top five VR sports games for the Oculus Rift that will scratch that itch for anyone looking for VR gameplay that’s both active and competitive. When anyone mentions sports video games, your mind is immediately going to go to the heavy hitters such as football,…

‘Moss’ Boasts Perfect Rating on PlayStation Store, Tops PSVR Charts

Launched in February as a PSVR exclusive, Polyarc’s Moss has enjoyed a broadly positive reception and has managed to maintain a perfect five star rating after more than 550 player reviews on the PlayStation Store. Having jumped into February’s Top 10 PSVR downloads after being released for just two days (on February 27th), Moss has now leapt…

Pull the Strings in Your own Puppet Show With Puppet Fever

Earlier today Coastalbyte Games’ launched its Charades style virtual reality (VR) experience Puppet Fever on Steam Early Access for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. VRFocus previewed the title and recorded some gameplay video showcasing some of the fun features players will be able to enjoy. Puppet Fever was announced back in August 2017, after Swedish indie developer Coastalbyte Games participated…