Directive Games Teases AR Title Built With ARKit and Unreal Engine

Since Apple launched itself into the augmented reality (AR) sphere and demonstrated its new Arkit SDK, several companies have been experimenting with what Apple’s AR capabilities are. One company, Directive Games, have produced a video teasing an AR rebuild of its existing title The Machines. The Machines was originally released in 2016 as a PvP…

M.A.I. Reveals Dead Moon – Revenge on Phobos Coming to Steam Early Access

If there’s one thing virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays (HMDs) have a lot of is first-person shooters (FPS). Yes, the technology fits the genre very well, offering intense action filled experiences, but to standout from the crowd developers need to offer something special, Later this month Mercury Aerospace Industries (M.A.I.) will be launching its second VR…

M.I.A. Reveals Dead Moon – Revenge on Phobos Coming to Steam Early Access

If there’s one thing virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays (HMDs) have a lot of is first-person shooters (FPS). Yes, the technology fits the genre very well, offering intense action filled experiences, but to standout from the crowd developers need to offer something special, Later this month Mercury Aerospace Industries (M.A.I.) will be launching its second VR…

New PSVR Releases For Week Of 07/16/17

PlayStation VR (PSVR) is still going strong a month on from its E3 showing; this week sees the release of two big shooters for the platform, one of which is easily one of the best games going for the platform right now. If you missed last week’s releases then you can see them here.  UploadVR…

New Oculus Rift and Gear VR Releases For Week Of 07/15/17

Some big new releases this week in Rift land. Actually, it’s sort of one big release split into two, but that’s still good, right? If you missed the previous entry of this list you can see those new releases here. And don’t forget that UploadVR has a Steam community group, complete with a curated list of recommendations so that…

VR Puzzler Dr Kvorak’s Obliteration Game Coming to Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

Videogames aren’t something that just happen overnight – good ones anyway. They take time and dedication to create, no matter how big the studio, with developers toiling away for countless hours building entertaining experiences for everyone to enjoy. UK-based indie studio Freekstorm knows this only too well, having developed its puzzle adventure title Doctor Kvorak’s Obliteration Game…

The Creepy VR School Bus at Comic-Con

Warner Bros. is taking attendees for a ride. If you’re brave enough to hop on a creepy school bus in a parking lot just outside the San Diego Comic-Con Convention Center, then brace yourself for a VR horror experience that includes some of my biggest childhood fears—namely clowns and ominous children standing in the dark. Developed…

NZXT’s BLD Tool For Custom Computers Lacks VR, But It’s In The Plans

More and more gamers are becoming interested in the PC gaming world, but there’s a general knowledge barrier keeping them from taking the leap. When making that transition, “build your own” is the general consensus but how much you save building your own gaming rig has gotten significantly smaller with more custom build options around…

Oculus: Don’t Hold Your Breath For New Rift Tech Soon

Thinking that Oculus’ insane Rift sale is to clear out stock for something new? Think again: the company has no plans for new Rift tech anytime soon. Head of Content Jason Rubin said as much in a recent interview with Cnet, assuring people that just bought the headset — currently discounted to $399 with Oculus…

Horror is at it’s Best When You Can’t See

VRFocus catch up with Justin Ng from Gattai Game, a Singapore based company who have taken their award-winning student videogame previously known as Lurking into virtual reality (VR). This is a first-person mic-enabled sound-based stealth thriller. This narrative single player game uses sound to enable you to see but also allow enemies to hear you….

Less Is More With Micro Cosmic Worlds

The possibilities of virtual reality (VR) open up many avenues and allow VR users to explore many new places and perspectives. Micro Cosmic Worlds uses VR to let players explore the world from the perspective of being very, very small to see the world in a new way. Developers Codon Inc. created Micro Cosmic Worlds…

Life In 360°: The Arts Come Alive In The Floating City

Wrap up our thrice weekly look at 360 degree video with a spot of culture. No scavenger hunts in our videos today as we’re off to the floating city that is Venice, Italy for an entire series of 360 degree videos being put out by arts focused YouTube channel Artsy. The series in question revolves…

Dear Reality Release New Workflow for Spacial Audio

Use of sound in videogames and movies is an underrated but essential part of the experience. Skilful use of audio in virtual reality (VR) can make all the difference in terms of atmosphere and immersion. To make the process of creating 3D soundscapes for VR easier, Dear Reality have released a new workflow called Spacial…

Age of Heroes Brings Massive Boss Battles to Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

Back in May Chinese developer Omnigames launched a Kickstarter for its upcoming virtual reality (VR) combat title Age of Heroes. The funding campaign was unsuccessful, failing to reach its $10,000 USD but that didn’t stop the studio and today the videogame has launched on Steam for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Omnigames, is a Vive X portfolio…

Upcoming LG V30 Smartphone Might Have Google Daydream Support

Since the start of 2017 electronics manufacturer LG have taken an interest in virtual reality (VR). There have been indications that LG are partnering with Valve, perhaps to make a new version of the Vive headset, and new information now indicates that LG’s forthcoming smartphone, the V30 will be including Google Daydream support. Rumoured specifications…

Google Expeditions Rolls Out For Everyone

Google have been offering virtual reality (VR) field trips to students with the Google Cardboard and the Expeditions app for quite some time, allowing students to visit landmarks such as the Taj Mahal, or see famous objects such as Michangelo’s David come to life in augmented reality (AR). Google are now opening up a ‘Solo’…

Echo Arena Review: Ready at Dawn Delivers VR’s First Amazing Esport

We’ve written about Echo Arena multiple times. We had our first hands-on preview back at Oculus Connect 3 (OC3) when it was just a multiplayer mode within Lone Echo, an otherwise single player game, and then saw it again at a separate preview event. Now with two beta weekends in the books that brought tons…

Lone Echo Review: A New Kind Of Space Odyssey

Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke and H.G. Wells could only dream of the words they envisioned when they began penning sci-fi classics. Some of those would come to life inside our TV screens and movie theaters in the decades that followed, but the futures they painted are still far outside of our lifetimes. Most of…

Google’s Expeditions Educational VR Platform Is Now Available To All

Much of Google’s work in VR has been consumer-facing, but one of the first initiatives the company launched with the tech was education-focused. Expeditions was a platform to take entire classes on virtual field trips using Google Cardboard. From this week it’s available to everyone with an Android handset. Expeditions has a new standalone app…

Dead Effect 2 VR Gets New Campaign Missions, Co-Op + PVP Modes

Few would have predicted that BadFly Interactive’s Dead Effect 2 would make for a great VR port, which made the Early Access release such a pleasant surprise when it launched last month. Obviously, though, we wanted more, and now we’re getting it. Dead Effect 2 VR‘s 1.2 update is now live and it adds five…

‘Halos’ Facial Recognition Comes to Blippar App

Blippar, the augmented reality (AR) company that lets users ‘blipp’ real world objects for more info, has today launched a new beta social feature called ‘Halos’, that brings a new facial recognition tech feature to its iOS and Android app. In December 2016 the company launched Public Figure Facial Recognition, allowing users to scan 70,000 famous…

Your VR and AR Event Guide to Comic-Con 2017

San Diego Comic-Con kicks off this week, and if last year is any indicator, we can again expect VR to make a major showing during the four-day conference. Comic-Con 2016 introduced VR to fans from all over the world last year, with brands like MTV, DC Comics, Conan, FX, Suicide Squad, and Mr. Robot making…

Despite Tracking Troubles Superhot VR Is One Of PSVR’s Best Games

Seven months on from its initial release and Superhot VR remains one of the industries greatest triumphs. So rare is it to see a game’s already-excellent concepts and mechanics so perfectly distilled into such a wildly untamed platform, but here was something that made it all look easy. Rarer still is the fact that the…

Check Out The Trailer For Blade Runner 2049’s VR Experience

Earlier this month we reported that Blade Runner 2049 was getting a VR experience that would debut at San Diego Comic Con this week. As it turns out, there are actually going to be three tie-in experiences to the movie, and the first of these has just surfaced. Blade Runner 2049: Replicant Pursuit is on…

uSens Reveals Improved 6DOF Inside-Out Positional Tracking For Mobile VR

It’s been nearly a year since we’ve heard from uSens. Back then, we wrote about the company’s new mobile SDK, offering positional tracking for smartphone-based headsets as well as hand-tracked input. Today, the company is announcing a new technology that offers better inside-out mobile positional tracking using simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) technology. Using a…

Deadpool Suits Up For Marvel Powers United VR, Watch 7 Minutes of Gameplay

Prepare your best superhero landing; Deadpool is coming to Marvel Powers United VR. Oculus Studios and Sanzaru Games’ four player co-op superhero sim was announced at D23 last weekend but with just three confirmed characters: Hulk, Captain Marvel, and Rocket Raccoon. To celebrate San Diego Comic-Con, though, Oculus today announced that everybody’s favorite Merc with…