ARCore Support Confirmed For Galaxy S8+, Note8 & Future Samsung Phones

One of the big pushes throughout last week’s Oculus Connect 4 was the emphasis, as always on creators and on developers. But that was last week, and today saw Samsung take to the stage in San Francisco, California for the Samsung Developer Conference. It was, however, Google that revealed perhaps the biggest news coming out…

OVERTURN Smashes On To Steam

Much has already been written on this site about OVERTURN, the Smashing the Battle spin-off from developer Studio HG, including a preview where enthusiasm was expressed for the title’s addictive gameplay. Now HTC Vive and Oculus Rift users have the chance to try it themselves with OVERTURN’s official launch. OVERTURN puts the player in the…

Windows Mixed Reality Turns to Wizardry with inVokeR

Previously released on Steam Early Access, inVokeR is a videogame where the player participates in dangerous wizard duels, and is now headed to Windows Mixed Reality. Developer 8th Shore Inc. released the title earlier this year for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift on Steam in Early Access form. With the Windows Mixed Reality devices now…

Pictures of Paperville Panic with New Screenshots

There are certain challenges involved in running a town that is made entirely out of paper. The risk of your citizens getting accidentally torn in half, the havoc wreaked by a rain shower, and of course, the terrible risk posed by fire. This is the premise of upcoming HTC Vive title Paperville Panic. Paperville Panic…

Vertigo Games Releases New VR Strategy Title

The strategy genre has got a new lease of life from the rise of virtual reality (VR). Titles such as Brass Tactics and Korix have begun to explore the possibilities offered by a new perspective for the genre, now the developers behind Arizona Sunshine are also getting involved with the release of real-time strategy title…

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…

Former Magic Leap Members Raise $3.5 Million To Simplify AR/VR Design

While much of augmented reality company Magic Leap’s work remains a mystery, some of its former employees are taking big leaps of their own. Torch 3D, an AR and VR development platform, was founded by Paul Reynolds and Josh Faus, who previously worked on SDK and Applications at Magic Leap, along with veteran cloud and…

Microsoft Launches Its Windows VR Platform

Today sees the consumer launch of the third major PC VR platform; Windows VR. Last year Facebook released its Oculus Rift headset with a dedicated platform while HTC and Valve introduced the Vive, powered by SteamVR as an extension of the existing Steam service. As part of today’s free Fall Creators Update for Windows 10,…

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…

Oculus Santa Cruz Headset Prototype is the Future of Wireless VR

An Oculus Rift without wires is the best thing ever. Among the slew of updates that came out of Oculus Connect 4, everything from new updates to Rift software and Facebook Spaces upgrades, there were two devices we hoped to get our heads in—the Oculus Go and Oculus Santa Cruz headset. The newly announced $199…

Where Are The VR MMOs?

In last week’s excellent VR Vs Article, our own Kevin Eva made an observation that has been on the mind of many virtual reality (VR) users. Where are all the MMO titles for VR? The idea of the immersive VR MMORPG has been a mainstay of fictional representations of VR, from Ready Player One to…

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…

New Images Emerge For Upcoming Resident Evil 7 biohazard DLC

Many fans of the Resident Evil series have been eagerly awaiting their chance to find play as fan-favourite character Chris Redfield, and discover the fate of Zoe. New images and a trailer newly released by developers Capcom give a brief taste of what is to come with the upcoming DLC. Two new DLC packs Not…

Watch A Windows VR Headset Running SteamVR With The Zero Dome

Pillow Head Games has another update video of its promising zero-gravity shooter, The Zero Dome, this month, but the footage also gives us a glimpse of a Windows VR headset running in SteamVR. Microsoft’s new headsets, made in partnership with a range of companies, are releasing tomorrow. Developers currently have access to a closed beta…

Making Space: Ubisoft Discuss Bringing Multiplayer VR Shooter Space Junkies To Life

Back at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) this year, VRFocus managed to get hands-on with Space Junkies behind closed doors, speaking with Adrian Lacy, Producer of Ubisoft Montpellier about the videogame. This multiplayer first-person shooter (FPS) was shown again at Oculus Connect 4, where four players could fight two versus two in a futuristic map filled with…

PSVR Exclusive Golem Now Set For Early 2018 Launch

We’ve been on the hunt for Golem, a promising PlayStation VR (PSVR) adventure game since it fell off the radar earlier this year. Never fear, though, the game has just been confirmed for an early 2018 release. Golem is one of more than 60 titles Sony recently confirmed would be releasing over the next few…

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…

Audio-Based Stealth Thriller Stifled Gets PSVR Release Date

We’ve been hearing about intriguing stealth thriller title Stifled for some time, but soon we’ll finally get to play it. Stifled is coming to PlayStation VR (PSVR) in just over two weeks’ time on October 31st, developer Gattai Games confirmed on the PlayStation Blog. The game has been in development for some three years in…

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…

This VR Experience is Powered By Positive Thinking

Positivity Moves The World brings brain-controlled interface technology to the GearVR via a headband. There’s no shortage of bizarre control schemes for VR experiences these days. After all, developers are still experimenting with various methods they hope will become the standard. So it comes as no surprise that we have some truly unique options popping…

Chow Down on Multiplayer Sushi Eating Title Ganbatte Soon

Competitive food eating competitions may seem like an American sport – hotdogs always seem to be the most popular – but the challenge of being able to eat as much as possible of a certain food type is popular around the globe. Soon Oculus Rift and HTC Vive users will be able to – without…

The Biggest PSVR Releases Of The Week 10/08/17

Happy birthday PSVR! Sony’s headset turns one today, and to celebrate there’s some big discounts on games on the US PlayStation Store (sorry, EU). If you’re in the market for new releases, though, there’s only a handful of things to talk about this week, though a big release you should definitely check out is here….