Radial-G Now Support Oculus Touch

Tammeka Games has today confirmed that an update for popular virtual reality (VR) racing videogame, Radial-G: Racing Revolved, has brought support for the Oculus Touch motion-controllers to the title. The update is inherent to the Oculus Rift runtime, v1.14, which is rolling out to users now. Despite the update being a natural part of the…

New HTC Vive Releases For The Week Of 04/16/17

It’s a new week of HTC Vive releases and now one of the biggest VR games of the year is now available! Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality, which received an 8.5 from us, is bringing you the best that one of Adult Swim’s most popular cartoons can bring you as you work inside Rick Sanchez’s garage. Another…

New Oculus Rift And Gear VR Releases For The Week Of 04/16/17

Oh boy do we have a week for you. A bunch of huge releases hit the Oculus Rift this week, including a long-awaited game and two new experiences that you simply have to try. It more than makes up for a comparatively slow week of actually new content on Gear VR, too. But if you…

Oculus Teases Unreleased ‘Quill’ Animation Tools

Oculus has provided an unreleased build of the Quill VR paint app to an artist to experiment with animation features. Released earlier this year, Quill allows users to create still 3D drawings in VR. Using the new animation tools artist Goro Fujita shows what the app’s animation tools can do. Oculus Story Studio, the company’s VR film…

New PSVR Releases For The Week Of 04/16/17

Coming off of a strong week last week, PlayStation VR (PSVR) is back with another round of interesting games. A lot of these are ports of some kind, but they should all be welcomed additions to the libraries of any PSVR owner. If you missed last week, you can see those new releases here. Also, UploadVR has…

Here Are 22 Games And Experiences That Support Gear VR’s New Controller

The newest version of the Gear VR headset releases to the public today. This time around, Samsung and Oculus are combining their smartphone powered, VR viewer with a motion controller for deeper immersion and new gameplay opportunities. As far as we’re concerned, its the best mobile VR experience available today. According to an Oculus blog post…

VR Hack and Slash Title Smashing the Battle has been Greenlit

Anime-inspired virtual reality (VR) hack and slash title Smashing the Battle has been approved by the Steam community and passed the Greenlight approval process. The development team are now working on getting the title ready for release. Smashing the Battle is set in a future world where many hazardous jobs, such as construction work, are…

VR Film Draw Me Close to Première at Tribeca Film Festival

The Tribeca Film Festival was founded in 2002 and since then has held over 1,500 screenings. The festival’s line up often includes cutting edge, innovative films, documentaries and shorts. As virtual reality (VR) has grown in influence, Tribeca has begun to feature VR experiences alongside more traditional media. The film festival will this year be…

IrisVR Reveals Multi-User VR Conference Call Technology

IrisVR has today announced a new feature for the company’s virtual reality (VR) software platform which will allow for multi-user conferencing. Multi-User VR Experiences for Prospect Pro will make its public debut at the AIA Conference on Architecture in Orlando, Florida next week. With Multi-User VR Experiences for Prospect Pro, users will be able to…

Rick and Morty VR Features A Knockoff Version Of Roy: A Life Well Lived

Spoilers for Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality and Season 2, Episode 2, of the cartoon are found below. Continue at your own risk! Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality, which received an 8.5/10 from us when it released yesterday, is filled to the brim with references from and gameplay elements related to some of the most…

Oculus ‘Medium’ 1.1 Update Brings Major Improvements

On April 12th, Oculus Medium received the 1.1 ‘Large’ update, which added several highly-requested features, including the ability to import reference images. Medium is Oculus’ flagship creative tool for the Touch motion controllers, recognised for its intuitive sculpting and modelling features. Debuted at Oculus Connect 2 in September 2015, and bundled free with Oculus Touch…

Samsung Gear VR With Controller Is Out Now

There was much excitement when Samsung announced that there would be a new controller peripheral for the Gear VR headset. Some developers quickly followed up be saying their upcoming titles would support the new controller. Now the wait is over, as the new Gear VR headset and controller are now available. From today, the new…

Harmonic to Reveal VR Performance of Blue Man Group at NABShow

The number of 360-degree experiences that are available for virtual reality (VR) users is growing all the time. From sports competitions to travel through space to walks around a museum a great number of different industries and sectors have embraced the power of VR to bring the audience closer to the experience. Live music performances…

The Virtual Arena: The Growing VR Out-of-Home Entertainment Dimension – Part 1

In a three-part feature, Kevin Williams continues his coverage of the development in the VR industries involvement in the Digital Out-of-Home Entertainment (DOE) sector. This first part looking at the major Chinese exhibition and new developments on display. It has been an incredibly busy time for the immersive entertainment sector focused on Out-of-Home experiences, an…

AMD Announces new VR-Ready Radeon RX 580 Graphics Card

Technology company AMD have been very busy of late. Along with their new line of Ryzen processors, they are also working on a brand-new next-gen architecture called Vega, which many a gamer and virtual reality (VR) users has been waiting eagerly for. To try and fill the gap, AMD have launched a new range of…

Review: Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality

Making a video game based upon another mediums franchise can be filled with pitfalls. More often than not the final product never lives up to the expectations of fans, either deviating from the core material or just a haphazard job that’s been rushed out to cash in. Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty has built up a strong…

‘Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality’ Review

You’re dying for season 3 of Rick and Morty (2013) to come out, and the release of episode 1 on April Fool’s Day isn’t helping. You’ve got a fever that only the drunken ramblings of the genius Rick Sanchez and his level-headed, albeit hopelessly outmatched grandson Morty Smith can cure. The good news: Rick and Morty:…

As Close As You’ll Ever Be To a Super Saiyan with Dragonball Z VR app

The franchise for Dragonball is huge. Starting with the 1984 manga Dragon Ball which became an anime series, and later Dragonball Z, Kai, Dragonball Super, not to mention all the, merchandise, videogames and other spin-offs. Not too surprising, then, that there will shortly be a Dragonball Z virtual reality (VR) app. Dragonball Z was the…

Finnair use VR to Promote New A350 Fleet

Taking an airplane to get somewhere has become routine for many of us. Whether it is going on holiday, visiting family or friends or a business trip, time spent in the air is not something travellers tend to pay that much attention to. Finnish airline Finnair are wanting to change that by reminding passengers of…

Fierce Kaiju Confirm Gear VR Controller Support for Viral: Quarantine

Last October VRFocus reported on British virtual reality (VR) developer Fierce Kaiju returning to Samsung Gear VR to update its Viral franchise. Viral: Quarantine is a remix of the original, this time adding less linear gameplay and more weapon options. The studio has also revealed to VRFocus that Viral: Quarantine will support the new Gear VR Controller. Paul Colls, the Creative…

Impulse Gear Release New Story Trailer for Farpoint as Title Goes Gold

There’s less than four weeks to go until Impulse Gear release first-person shooter (FPS) Farpoint on PlayStation VR. Set to become one of the biggest releases for the head-mounted display (HMD) this year, the studio has announced the title has gone gold and revealed a brand new story trailer. Farpoint is a single-player narrative experience that also features…

Lost in Space With The Developers Of Lone Echo

Nina speaks to Ru Weerasuriya co-founder of Ready at Dawn about upcoming narrative space adventure Lone Echo. Lone Echo is set in space and attempts to present the user with the option of being able to move in any direction without causing any of the motion sickness symptoms that many players report when using VR….

Life In 360°: A Totally Gorge-ous View

Our trip through 360 degree video continues this morning with our travels taking us to an iconic sight in America, and a geological wonder of the world – and no we’re not heading back to Wyoming yet again. In fact we’re heading to Arizona, a state we’ve not yet visited to my knowledge, to essentially admire…

Mega Overload Zaps onto HTC Vive

Retro-styled arcade shooter Mega Overload is the first title produced by California-based developer Subdream Studios and it is being released on Steam for HTC Vive today. With a style and aesthetic clearly inspired by classic arcade shoot-em-ups like Space Invaders and Galaga, Mega Overload puts the player in the role of a soldier on the…