Eye-Tracking Is Both Incredibly Important And Very Risky

At CES last week one of my first demos was with Tobii and its eye-tracking technology. I left the demo convinced that once you’ve tried a VR headset with eye-tracking included you’ll never want to wear one without it again. Google, Facebook and Apple all purchased eye-tracking companies over the last few years because these…

Why I’m Very Excited For Google And Lenovo’s Mirage Solo

As always, CES 2018 was a big week for the entire VR industry, but there’s no question as to what headset stole the show: the Vive Pro. HTC’s enhanced SteamVR device has our mouths watering at the thought of its 3K display, integrated audio and improved design and we can’t wait to revisit games like…

Has Facebook Given Up on Oculus Rift?

Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus VR back in 2014 came as a surprise to near-everyone in the virtual reality (VR) industry. Many predictions of a large company moving on the hardware developer had been circulated prior, with the likes of Microsoft and Sony Interactive Entertainment banded about as potentials, but as a company with no prior…

The Rogue Initiative Release First Gameplay Footage for Steel Cobras

Several months ago Los Angeles-based production studio The Rogue Initiative (Crowe: The Drowned Armory) revealed its first location-based virtual reality (VR) project Steel Cobras, an on-rails flying shooter. Now the company has released the first gameplay footage showcasing what’s in store. The Rogue Initiative has created Steel Cobras in partnership with MediaMation and its MX4D Motion Effects chairs. The  immersive…

Take on an Alien Invasion With Your Fists in Boxing Apocalypse

With so many high quality titles being released on Oculus Store for Oculus Rift it can be difficult to experience all the videogames available, especially when it comes to the store’s less curated Gallery Apps section for indie developers to showcase their talents. One of the newest titles to arrive on that section of the…

Bring Doom to the Earth in Day of Destruction

Embrace your inner alien and rise as the destroyer of cities; conqueror of galaxies. Empower yourself with alien technology as you can on the feeble powers of the human race and bring destruction to the Earth, plus many other planets in Day of Destruction, now available for HTC Vive. The planet’s communication systems have received…

Light Tracer Casts onto HTC Vive, Oculus Rift to Follow

Oasis Games Ltd. is inviting players to take possession of celestial powers and a magical light staff as they transport themselves to the grand adventure that awaits in Light Tracer. Following its debut on PlayStation VR, the virtual reality (VR) exclusive Light Tracer is now available for HTC Vive via Steam, with an Oculus Rift…

Survios Announces Official Launch Date of Sprint Vector Closed Beta

Last month virtual reality (VR) developer Survios announced it would be holding a closed beta for its upcoming competitive multiplayer Sprint Vector, for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Today, the studio has revealed the closed beta will begin this Friday, 19th January. The beta will be the first time Sprint Vector is publicly available for hands-on, online competitive platforming,…

Bust an Oculus Touch? Now you can Replace one for £69

It’s easy to do, you get engrossed in a virtual reality (VR) experience so much that you ignore (or just not notice) the chaperone system leading to you smacking either yourself or more likely a controller into a wall, lamp, table, etc. Motion controllers like Oculus Touch are very well built, able to take a…

Nina Takes On An Alien Invasion In Crowe: The Drowned Armory

Rogue Initiative’s Crowe: The Drowned Armory has impressed since its debut last year, so VRFocus‘ Nina decided to dive in and see what she’d been missing. Available now for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, Crowe: The Drowned Armory is an action-adventure videogame designed specifically for VR, and Nina lets us know what she thinks in…

VR vs. Nostradamus (2018 Edition) – Part One

Well, here we are again everybody. It’s the beginning of the year, or at the very least the middle of January and it’s time once again for me to make some degree of predictions. Now, I think it’s actually more difficult to do this than this time last year. Then there were some logical degree…

Oculus Starts Selling Single Replacement Touch Controllers

Smashed your left Oculus Touch controller playing Echo Arena? Oculus finally has a solution for you. As spotted by Reddit user indianajonesilm, the company now sells single Touch controllers on the company’s store page, either for your left or right hand, at $69/£69. This is very much a replacement product; you’ll need two Oculus sensors…

How Do Two Live One Life? VR Playhouse Introduces The Surrogate

As we’ve seen with increasing regularity the idea of using virtual reality (VR) to tell a different kind of immersive story is becoming more and more common place. Sometimes these come in the form of a videogame such as Artifact 5’s intreguing title Anamorphine which is due to come out in the near future. We’ve…

The Surrogate Is A Black Mirror-Style VR Experience

Netflix’s Black Mirror series has already shined the spotlight on VR in one of its many cautionary takes on the future of technology. The Surrogate, however, is a Black Mirror-style experience that takes place inside VR itself. Launching today on the Oculus Rift and directed by Peter Flaherty, The Surrogate is an interactive VR experience…

Unboxing the TPCast: Go into VR, Untethered

Since virtual reality’s (VR) inception, quite possibly the biggest hinderance to full immersion has been feeling cables droop down your back, or trail across the floor. When in a seemingly unlimited VR world, it cruelly reminds us of the limitations of VR. Well, with the new TPCast, all of those annoying cables and wires can be…

Yaw VR Is A Portable Motion Simulator Seat For Your Headset

VR still hasn’t managed to solve the difficult subject that is locomotion, but Yaw VR thinks it has the answer for at least some experiences. Shown at CES last week and now running a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign, Yaw VR is a portable motion simulator seat that could be ideal for cockpit-based VR experiences like Dirt…

Flying FPS BattleSky VR Hits Steam Early Access This Month

We’ve seen a few different concepts for virtual reality (VR) shooters. Some attempt to stay still while you take on enemy hoards, others like DOOM VFR make new methods of movement to please a variety of players, and now BattleSky VR wants you to literally fly through the air while spraying bullets as you please. Players will…

VR Mental Illness Experience Anamorphine Delayed

We’ve been keeping a close eye on Anamorphine for a while now. Sadly, we’ll have to wait a little longer to play it. The new VR game, originally due to launch on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR (PSVR) this winter will now be arriving in late Q1 2018, likely indicating a March release…

VR Fighter Nemesis Realms Launches on Steam Early Access This Month

Fighting videogames haven’t quite managed to penetrate virtual reality (VR) yet. Traditional fighters aren’t necessarily suited for VR, as we saw with Tekken 7’s somewhat lacklustre VR support last year. Despite that, it hasn’t stopped developers Evocat Games from attempting something brand new in the fighting genre; an asymmetrical party fighter built for VR first….

Support for Oculus Dash and More Added to the SteamVR Beta

Oculus Rift owners using the SteamVR beta will be happy to know that Valve’s developers are continuing to work towards making the Rift user experience on the SteamVR beta better than ever. SteamVR has become a central hub of virtual reality (VR) content on PC, and PC VR head-mounted display (HMD) owners will be pleased…

The VR Job Hub: Creation, Education And Much More

Well that was certainly a week, wasn’t it?  The first major event of 2018, as always in the form of the International Consumer Electronics Show (a.k.a CES) ,is over and we can cross it off our list for another twelve months.  Time does certainly fly.  If you’re not paying enough attention the entirety of Spring…

Seabed Prelude Gets a Discount and a Brand New Update

Under the sea is a seminal song for a generation. It made children, now adults, all over the world truly believe in the power of a singing crab and a fantasy world of musical undersea creatures, thanks to Disney’s The Little Mermaid. It’s nostalgic for many of us, and if you’re one of those people,…

CES 2018: Hands-On With The 6DOF Standalone Pico Neo Headset

Companies like Facebook’s Oculus, HTC, and Sony pioneered the realm of powerful consumer-facing VR in 2016 with the launches of the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR (PSVR) respectively. But the one thing that all of these headsets have in common is that they’re connected to a machine such as a PC or PS4…

CES 2018: The 5 Biggest VR Tech Updates

We’re recovering today from the mad dash that was CES 2018 in Las Vegas. We weren’t able to see everything running back and forth between the Las Vegas Convention Center, The Venetian, and elsewhere in the city, but we nonetheless saw some incredibly interesting VR demos in our three days there. Not everything we tried…

Underwater Adventure Subnautica Prepares to Emerge from Early Access

When videogames make their way to Steam Early Access developers usually have a rough idea how long they plan to be in development prior to a full release, with most titles tending to take no more than a year. Subnautica developer Unknown Worlds Entertainment started the process three years ago, in that time adding a myriad…