Halo Recruit On Windows Pits You In VR Against A Flat Screen

I got the Fall Creators Update installed and I’m making my way through the launch library Microsoft has prepared for VR headsets from Acer, Lenovo, Dell, HP and, next month, Samsung. One of my first stops was Halo Recruit, which is now the definition of a disappointing wave shooter in VR. In Recruit, you shoot targets…

HoloLens is the Latest Crime-Fighting Tool

Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) have already seen a variety of innovative uses in various industries and services. The technology is even being applied to law enforcement, as with the Bedfordshire Police and its use of the HoloLens. When officers arrive at the scene of a crime, one of the most vital tasks…

Resident Evil 7’s Not A Hero DLC Shines In New Trailer

Resident Evil 7’s upcoming Not A Hero DLC continues to look like a treat for PSVR fans in this new trailer. Be warned there’s a few spoilers for the original game in the footage below. The trailer confirms that the new DLC, which will be releasing for free, picks up after the end of the…

Great British VR Meetup At Canary Wharf

The UK, like most places, is still developing its virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) sectors, but it has already become an important centre for VR and AR development. In recognition of this, financial technology firm Level39 is setting up a meetup and demonstration event later this month. Level39 were set up in 2012…

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…

VR Aids Language Studies In The Hacienda

Learning another language is hard work, especially as an adult. Over the years there have been many attempts to make learning languages more fun and interesting, but many language experts say the best way to learn a language is to become immersed in it. As such, virtual reality (VR) and its innate immersiveness, seems like…

Payday 2 VR Beta May Be Coming This Month

A few months ago we found out that Overkill was bringing its popular online heist simulator, Payday 2, to VR. Since then we haven’t really heard much about the game but we may be playing it very, very soon. The official Payday 2 press account recently dropped a teaser for its upcoming event, named Locke…

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…

Oculus Continues Its Support For the VR For Good Program

The Oculus VR for Good program was first established in early 2016 with the goal of using virtual reality (VR) to effect positive social change. VR has great potential as a means to help put people in the shoes of others who have had different life experiences, and Oculus are continuing to explore those possibilities….

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…

Felix & Paul Show What Having The Right Stuff Involves

For anyone who has ever had the dream of becoming an astronaut and exploring space, an upcoming 360-degree film from acclaimed filmmakers Felix & Paul will soon be showing what it takes to be one of the privileged few who make it into space. Felix & Paul are continuing their partnership with Oculus, who have…

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…

Life In 360°: A Bearable Request

Welcome back into the world of immersive technologies. I trust you had a good weekend? So, what 360 degree video from around the world do we have for you this morning… Well, never let it be said that you can’t request what goes into an edition of Life In 360°. Last Monday we had a…

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….

Million Arthur Gets English Trailer

According to the legends, whoever pulls the sword from the stone will be the True King of Britain. What happens when one million people manage to successfully pull the sword from the stone? This is the issue explored in the world of Million Arthur, which is now available to players in the west for the…

The Biggest HTC Vive Releases Of The Week 10/08/17

Lots of great new games to talk about on Vive this week. If you missed the previous iteration 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 you don’t have to waste any money finding out what’s good in…

Survive Outer Space In Star Shelter

Space is one of the most hostile environments that humans can experience. To survive, we need to bring everything with us, food, water, shelter, even oxygen. Therefore, adapting the classic survival genre to the vast darkness of outer space seems like a natural fit. Something developer Overflow agrees with, as shown by new title Star…

Get A Sneak Peek At Pixar’s Coco VR

Pixar are one of the most respected animation studios in the world, widely credited with being pioneers in the world of CGI animation. The company is taking its first steps into virtual reality (VR) with a new VR experience created to tie-in to upcoming animated film Coco. Some places in the US will even be…

The Biggest Oculus Rift and Gear VR Releases Of The Week 10/08/17

Last week may have been quiet for this week is absolutely bursting with big new releases for your Oculus Rift and Gear VR. Fitting, considering Oculus had a big week at Connect 4. Let’s jump right in. If you missed the previous entry of this list you can see those new releases here. And don’t forget…

Alvo Looks To Be PSVR, Rift And Vive’s Counter-Strike

Watch the trailer for Alvo, the new VR first-person shooter (FPS) from Quiz Night Tonight developer Mardonpol, and it’s not difficult to get a sense of where the studio is going with its new project. Alvo looks like it wants to be VR’s very own Counter-Strike; a close-quarters military combat game that captures the intensity…

Sony Releases Video on New PlayStation VR Version

Users in Japan will very soon be able to get their hands on the upgraded new version of the PlayStation VR. In anticipation, Sony have released a series of videos related to the upgraded version of the device. The new version has a slightly sleeker form factor, built-in audio, a revised version of the processing…

PSVR Turns One: A Year Of Frustrating Fun For Sony’s Headset

Between the hustle and bustle of Oculus Connect this week it was all too easy to forget that one of VR’s biggest headsets was celebrating its first birthday. In fact, even without Oculus stealing the headlines, it’s hard to believe PlayStation VR (PSVR) really launched a year ago to the day. Time flies when you’re…

Sony Celebrates PSVR’s Birthday With New Trailer, Promises 60 New Games

Break out the cake; it’s PlayStation VR’s (PSVR’s) birthday. Yes Sony’s headset really turns one today, and the company is ready to celebrate. First up, Sony released this new trailer for the kit, which highlights some of the best games to embrace the platform so far and provides a hint of what’s to come. Along…

Solve VR Puzzles In A Dystopian Future In Vertical Robot’s Red Matter

Tatiana Delgado the Co-Founder and Design Director of Vertical Robot, a Spanish development studio with a long history in making gaming talks to VRFocus about their first virtual reality (VR) puzzle adventure Red Matter at Oculus Connect 4 (OC4). Delgado explains that Red Matter is set in a dystopian sci-fi world in the grip of a Cold…

Oculus Mixed Reality Capture Video

Earlier this year Oculus introduced a feature that allowed for the support of capture of mixed reality. A new video has now been released to demonstrate some of the capabilities of this function. There are several possible uses for mixed reality capture. The most obvious is for users who want to capture footage for use…