Exploring America’s Ghost Trains in VR Documentary

The Ghost Train amusement park ride concept has existed for decades, with a huge number of variants existing all over the world, and spawning its own amusement park sub-genre of the ‘dark ride’. Documentary filmmaker Joel Zika is creating a virtual reality (VR) documentary showing his experiences with rides in this genre. The VR documentary…

Hands-On: Operation Apex Is Like Blue Panet: The Game For VR

Educational VR doesn’t have to be for the classroom. In fact, it doesn’t even have to be confined to museums, art galleries and installations; it can exist right at home on your headset, not as a 360 video or experimental app but a full gaming experience that teaches you about the world around us through…

Fallout 4 VR Works On Oculus Rift With Stable SteamVR Build

Fallout 4 VR is literally just hours away from launching, giving HTC Vive owners access to hundreds of hours of VR content. But can you play it on an Oculus Rift + Touch? The good news is that, technically, Fallout 4 VR does indeed work on the Oculus Rift with the Touch controllers. Though the game…

VR Animated Film Battlescar to Feature at Sundance

For the past couple of years, the Sundance Film Festival has shown its willingness to engage with new types of media, including virtual reality (VR), 360-degree video and other types of immersive media. This continues with the Sundance New Frontier Program, which will be featuring a new project from 1stAveMachine. The latest VR project from…

Speed Kills Is A Feature-Length VR Movie Starring John Travolta

We’ve been hearing for years how VR could be the next big thing for Hollywood, and now one of its biggest stars is finally appearing in a VR movie. Announced this month, Speed Kills is a new film directed by Travis Cloyd and starring none other than John Travolta. Yes that John Travolta, the one…

Visually-Stunning Planetrism Gets A Demo On Rift And Vive

Planetrism looks like it could be a new visual showcase for your VR headset, and you can get a taste of it right now. Built in Unreal Engine 4, Planetrism is developed by Mika Laaksonen and Kimmo Kaunela, from Turku, Finland. It looks to be a sci-fi role-playing game (RPG) with survival elements. In it,…

Dimension Studio: the First Microsoft Mixed Reality Capture Stage in the World

Having a state-of-the-art volumetric and 3D capture studio doesn’t come easy. However when it came to the setting up Dimension Studio, it only took about a year. It lead to Dimension Studio being opened on the 24th October 2017, in London through the partnership of Hammerhead VR, Digital Catapult and Microsoft Mixed Reality Capture Studio….

PSVR’s Promising Golem Finally Gets Release Date

Two years on from its announcement, promising PlayStation VR (PSVR) adventure, Golem, finally has a release date. The game, which was first revealed at the 2015 PlayStation Experience, will be arriving on March 13th 2018. Developer Highwire Games confirmed as much at this year’s iteration of show, where it debuted a new gameplay demo that…

Killing Floor: Incursion Is Coming To PSVR With An Exclusive Map

Having made the jump from Oculus Rift to HTC Vive last month, Tripwire Interactive’s Killing Floor: Incursion has now set its sights on a new platform – PlayStation VR (PSVR). The monster shooter will be arriving on Sony’s headset in 2018, Tripwire confirmed during last week’s PlayStation Experience event. You can check out the trailer…

Luden.Io Celebrates Star Wars: The Last Jedi With VRobot Update

We’ve seen from previous updates that the development team behind giant robot simulator VRobot are a group of unashamed geeks, having created homages to Transformers and Marvel’s Thor as part of content updates. Going a step further is the latest patch, which takes inspiration from a galaxy far, far away. To celebrate the imminent release…

Life In 360°: A Waterfall By Any Other Name

By the time you read this particular edition of Life In 360° the VRFocus staff, en masse, will probably be in the air. This is something of a unique situation that has never happened in the near three years of yours truly kicking around the place. We’ve met up as a group to cover important…

A-Tech Cybernetic Gets Free Demo and New Story Mode Chapter

Developers Xreal Games quietly launched its cyberpunk virtual reality (VR) shooter A-Tech Cybernetic into early access earlier this year, but now the development team think its ready for a wider audience. A-Tech Cybernetic is a VR first-person shooter set inside the walls of a futuristic biomedical company where you must fight off an invasion of…

PSX 2017: Dreams Will Get Only Limited PSVR Support After Launch

Dreams is the next user-generated content obsession from the creators of the runaway-success franchise LittleBigPlanet. And although Dreams wasn’t playable at PSX this weekend in Anaheim, CA, select members of the press were invited to see a private, behind-closed-doors hands-off demonstration of the game. During this demonstration members of the development team showed us everything…

Behind The Scenes with ‘Speed Kills’, John Travolta’s VR Debut

Speed Kills sets an ambitious template for cinematic VR projects. The VR experience for Hannibal Pictures’ upcoming feature film Speed Kills is one of the longest ever brought to market, delivering over an hour of cinematic VR content. Produced by TopDogVR and Richard Del Castro, Guy Griffithe and Cloyd, it will be cut into eight…

Mini-Game Collection Wonderglade Heads to Samsung Gear VR

After mini-game collection Wonderglade proved a success on the Google Daydream platform, developers Resolution Games have turned its attention to the Samsung Gear VR to deliver fast-paced mini-gaming action to that platform as well. Wonderglade was launched on Google Daydream last year, where it was very successful, consistently maintaining a high star rating from users….

Fishing Star VR Comes to Google Daydream

Time to hang the ‘Gone Fishing’ sing on your door with the release of the virtual reality (VR) version of relaxing fishing title Fishing Star from GREE Inc. Fishing Star was one of the early examples of a casual mobile videogame that introduced social elements, featuring on some of the earliest mobile gaming services. The…

Fallout 4 VR: How To Explore The Wasteland Using HTC Vive

In preparation for the release of Fallout 4 VR next week, Bethesda has released a new video showing off the controls, combat and how to use power armor in virtual reality. Watch Community Manager Jessisca Finster and Lead Producer Andrew Scharf take you through a demo of how Fallout 4 VR works with the Vive…

This Week in VR Sport: AR For Football and Fitness

It is getting close to Christmas, the weather is turning cold (well, for some of us..) but the world of sports carries on regardless of the wind, rain or snow. This week is dominated by developments in augmented reality (AR) in sport, fitness and health. Mapbox Acquires Fitness AR An increasing number of people are…

Rick And Morty: Virtual Rick-ality Is Finally Coming To PSVR

Justin Roiland and co are fully embracing Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) this weekend. Following the reveal of Accouting+, Rick and Morty’s VR adventure is coming to the platform, too. Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality is coming to PSVR, as confirmed at the 2017 PlayStation Experience. Developed by Job Simulator developer Owlchemy Labs (which also announced…

The Biggst PSVR Releases Of The Week 12/03/17

With the Christmas rush now nearly over, there’s not a whole lot of new content on PSVR this week. But we do have a few bits to talk about. UploadVR also launched the ‘UploadVR PSVR Community’ on PlayStation 4! Join up, find other gamers to play with, and engage in discussions with them. Also, don’t…

The Biggest PSVR Releases Of The Week 12/03/17

With the Christmas rush now nearly over, there’s not a whole lot of new content on PSVR this week. But we do have a few bits to talk about. UploadVR also launched the ‘UploadVR PSVR Community’ on PlayStation 4! Join up, find other gamers to play with, and engage in discussions with them. Also, don’t…

Quirky VR Puzzler Fail Factory! Out Now

Armature Studio have launched its latest title, Fail Factory! Which is a lighthearted, humorous physics-based puzzle title that lets players try to manage an ever-escalating situation that inevitably runs out of control into a ludicrous failure. The studio hopes that Fail Factory! Will encourage players to explore and experiment in an immersive virtual reality (VR)…

The Biggest Gear VR Releases Of The Week 12/03/17

Some interesting new releases on Gear VR this week, including some tie-ins to this season’s biggest movies and a new Oculus Studios game. We also have a top list of the absolute best Gear VR games to tide you over. Fail Factory, from Armature Price: $4.99 A new Oculus Studios game and the VR debut of Armature….

Gamedust Announce that Aerial WW2 Fighter Overflight Will be an Oculus Go Launch Title

During Oculus Connect 4 (OC4) in October the company unveiled its very first all-in-one, standalone virtual reality (VR) headset, the Oculus Go. Since then little has been mentioned about the headset, especially when it comes to actual content. Today, Polish developer Gamedust has broken the silence, revealing that its WW2 aerial combat title Overflight – currently available…

Virtual Reality Holiday Gift Guide 2017

There are more head-mounted displays on the market than ever before with tons of games and accessories available. This gift guide outlines the headsets, accessories and games you should look for with each of the major VR systems available this year. Also be sure to check out our breakdown of the market for VR headsets…

Sprint Vector Mashes Mario Kart With Track & Field In VR

What do you get if you mash the madcap, bombastic racing and whimsical worlds of Mario Kart with just a dash of the athleticism and mechanical fury of a Track & Field game? The answer may well be Sprint Vector, one of the most curious VR games on the horizon right now. Sprint Vector is…