Board the Soul Train with Manifest 99 on PlayStation VR

Independent developer Flight School Studio have announced that it is bringing its first title, Manifest 99, to the PlayStation VR, for release on 12th September, 2017. Manifest 99 takes place on an eerie journey to the afterlife, set largely about the train that carries souls to the land of the dead. The train is inhabited…

MyDream Interactive’s Reese Holland talks Candy Squad

Candy Squad has been reviewed by VRFocus before, and is a fun simple game for virtual reality (VR) where you are thrown into a world of candy. You take control of a hammer made of candy and have to hit fifteen type of invaders in order to prevent them from reaching the Giant Rock Candy Crystal inside…

Life In 360°: A Severe Case Of Malpractice

Clowns can bring joy and laughter – or they can be a bit scary. If you’ve not seen it yet I’d recommend you check out the 360 degree video for the upcoming remake of Stephen King’s IT. I’m not even a big horror fan in the slightest and I’m very eager to see that one….

Developer Plays Oculus And Steam Games With Valve’s Knuckles Controllers

Valve is developing a pair of more immersive hand controllers currently called “Knuckles” that promise to offer more precise finger tracking and grasping sensations in VR. Though the controllers are still in a prototype phase and likely to change, Valve released early versions to developers over the last few months and interest is high to…

PlayStation Experience Returns To Anaheim This December

When it comes to the PlayStation VR there are several markers points throughout the year when we can get an idea as to where Sony Interactive Entertainment are steering their products – including of course their aforementioned head-mounted display (HMD) for the PlayStation 4. Games, hardware, updates, future plans, they’re all discussed throughout the year…

How Cloud-Based Physics Could Revolutionise VR

Processing power needed to run virtual reality (VR) is high. You need to be able to run a videogame at 90 frames per second (FPS) with stereoscopic rendering and high-end tracking to have an enjoyable VR experience. Cloudgine however think they have a solution in the cloud and networking technology that was used to power Oculus…

PlayStation R&D Listing Suggests Multi-Sensor PSVR Tracking In The Works

PlayStation VR (PSVR) is a fantastic VR headset, but one of its biggest issues is the tracking system. A new job listing suggests Sony is working on something new to improve that aspect. PlayStation’s London-based R&D lab is looking for an R&D Engineer who will “work on tracking systems and drivers for a VR related project”…

The Virtual Arena: The Virtual Theme Park! (Part 2)

With the destination VR approach gathers momentum, the need to establish a profitable model exercises many developers’ minds – Out-of-home entertainment specialist Kevin Williams, in the concluding part of this column series, reflects on how the ideas envisaged by DisneyQuest has metamorphized into the latest phase of the Amusement Theme Park concept. As previously covered…

They Came From Space Set to Deliver On Controversial Technology

They Came From Space is a case where seeing is believing. The new Vive and Rift title from Scottish developer Cloudgine is a ‘proof-of-concept video game’ for cloud-based computing. Rather than relying on the just the user’s computer, Cloudgine’s tech allows distant and much more powerful server farms to crunch the numbers, then sends the…

Geometry Wars Inspired Spartaga Coming to HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

House of How has today unveiled its debut virtual reality (VR) videogame, the Geometry Wars inspired Spartaga. Currently in development for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, Spartaga is set to launch via Steam later this year. Comprised of former Gears of War and HoloLens developers, amongst other high-profile projects, House of How is aiming to…

Hover Junkers’ Single Player Campaign Mixes Oregon Trail With VR

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Hover Junkers, the HTC Vive launch title from Stress Level Zero. Despite releasing over a year ago, the developer is hard at work on a big update for the game that adds a single-player campaign, and it looks very promising. While Hover Junkers’ traditional multiplayer gameplay is…

Gran Turismo Sport Gets Its First Official PSVR Trailer

Gran Turismo Sport isn’t sounding like the fully featured VR experience we were hoping for, but this new trailer for the game still promises a thrilling experience. This brief new look at the latest addition to Sony’s racing simulation series is our first official look at the PSVR support. It features members of the GT…

VRCade Announce New 8-Player Arena Title Terminal 17

Location-based virtual reality (VR) firm VRStudios have announced a new attraction for its Vrcade franchise, an 8-player arena-scale VR experience titled Terminal 17, which has been specifically designed for VRcade using Nvidia VRWorks. In Terminal 17, players will form an 8-person squad of an elite extermination team who has been tasked with eliminating alien insects…

Run of Mydan Is A Fast And Fluid VR Action Game Available Now

Here’s a question of the philosophical variety: when is an on-rails shooter not an on-rails shooter? In the case of Run of Myden, a room-scale game in which you can move around on a floating platform that itself travels a set path, I think we have an answer. Though only in Early Access, this VR…

Windows VR Headset Comparison: HP vs Acer

For the past year and a half the world has known two primary PC VR ecosystems: the Oculus Home-powered Oculus Rift (and Touch controllers) and the SteamVR-powered HTC Vive (although the Rift works on SteamVR too, but that’s beside the point sort of). There have been a handful of others that popped up, like OSVR,…

Abstract Adventure Platformer KIN Coming Soon

The platforming genre has seen a significant resurgence in the past few years. Once thought to be a dying genre once 3D rose to ascendence, it would seem that virtual reality (VR) would be an unlikely saviour, but the simple nature of the control and mechanics of the platformer has made it very attractive to…

The 9 Best VR Games Of 2017 So Far

As hard as it is to believe, we’re over halfway through 2017, and what a year it’s been. The Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are now a year into their lifecycles and Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) isn’t far behind. We’ve seen developers really start to get much more comfortable with these headsets, and that’s lead…

Killing Floor: Incursion Review – Action-Packed Zombie Horror

Killing Floor: Incursion is a great example of how to take an existing IP and make it work inside of VR. The baseline series of Killing Floor games is all about fighting off relentless waves of zombies (referred to as Zeds in the Killing Floor universe) and other grotesque, deformed, and horrendous creatures. At its…

The Solus Project Coming Soon To PlayStation VR

Developers Teotl Studios and Grip Digital have announced that first-person exploration/survival title The Solus Project will be released on PlayStation VR on 18th September, 2017. Previously available on Steam for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, The Solus Project puts the player in the role of a scout, sent to search a distant planet to look…

Stephen King’s It Remake Has A Spooky VR Experience

The remake of Stephen King’s It isn’t out for a few more weeks yet, but you can already dive into a terrifying new VR experience based on the film. It: Float is a 3D 360 video that introduces you to everyone’s least favorite clown: Pennywise. What begins as something of a tribute to a classic…

Ancient Amuletor Will Be Getting DLC

Publishers of PlayStation VR wave shooter Ancient Amuletor, Time of VR have announced on Twitter their intention to bring downloadable content to the title, starting with a new level titled The Void which will be released on 29th August, 2017. Ancient Amuletor is a first-person wave shooter set in a fantasy world inspired by ancient…

VR Space Fantasy Title The Stone Coming Soon To Steam

We’ve seen hard sci-fi in the shape of EVE: Valkyrie and Elite: Dangerous, but sweeping space fantasy is not something that has been seen much on virtual reality (VR), but one developer, indie studio Bornteks Entertainment are looking to hange that with the upcoming launch of space opera The Stone. The Stone puts players in…

Life In 360°: What Goes Up…

Welcome to Wednesday. I’m back from holiday and we’re off to the races once again for some more 360 degree videos. For today’s video we’re joining photographer and YouTuber Sara Dietschy (rhymes with peachy, apparently) for a trip she took back in 2016. This particular trip wasn’t the usual A to B but more A…

Video: Insta360 Teases New Type Of 360-Degree Camera

Insta360 is one of the companies in the 360 camera space that has been on an absolute tear. Last year it announced the Insta360 Nano which is a popular iPhone-attached 360 camera capable of doing Periscope and Facebook live streaming. Since last year, it also released an Android variant called the Insta360 Air and a…

Everything You Need To Know About VR At Gamescom 2017

Gamescom 2017 is fast approaching and is shaping up to be another event worth watching for the VR industry. As Europe’s largest game industry event, it takes on the role as the European E3 for a lot of companies. Many exhibitors will showcase similar demos to the things already shown at GDC and E3, but…

Eve: Valkyrie – Warzone Goes Cross-Platform is This a bad Sign for VR?

Virtual reality (VR) fans may know Eve: Valkyrie from their release on the Oculus Rift in March 2016 and then consequent release to the PlayStation VR and HTC Vive CCP has slowly been adding new maps, mods achievements and improvements. Today CCP Games announced that on September the 26th Eve: Valkyrie will become Eve: Valkyrie…

Lenovo Teases Its Upcoming VR and AR Product Launch at IFA

Lenovo seem to be keen on getting into the virtual reality (VR) market. The company has at least three headsets that it is working on, some of which are set to be launched for Christmas this year, if the recently released teaser video for Lenovo’s presentation at the IFA event is any indication. As previously…

Terror Comes Closer With IT: Float VR Experience

The works of Stephen King have been scaring readers for decades. One of the author’s most iconic novels, IT, has received several adaptations, including a TV mini series and a film. A new movie adaptation is coming to cinemas soon, and a spin-off virtual reality (VR) experience titled IT – Float: A Cinematic VR Experience….