E3 2018 Hands-On: Megalith Is A Fun Hero Shooter Meets MOBA Hybrid

VR does a few, specific things really, really well. One of those things is help players fulfill power fantasies. When I play Robo Recall, I feel like an action movie star that’s got skill of the same caliber as the likes of John Wick. When I play Archangel: Hellfire I really feel like I’m piloting…

Review: Sniper Rust VR

Adapting anything from one type of platform to another is a tricky process. A number of titles have made the leap into virtual reality (VR) after first appearing in 2D formats. Indian development studio Zatun is attempting to expand on its successful Sniper 3D Rust title, which game out on iOS and android by creating…

VR vs. E3 2018 In Absentia Alternative Awards

Welcome once again to VR vs. The weekly opinion piece written by ‘the one who isn’t a writer’ on VRFocus, because… well, I can’t even remember why any more. But I’ve been doing this for long enough to be able to welcome you, for the third year running, to my In Absentia Alternative Awards. That’s…

Loco Dojo Dev Secures Investment To Expand Operations

Make Real, the developer of madcap VR party game, Loco Dojo, has secured equity investment to expand its operations in VR. The company declined to reveal exactly how much funding it raised in a round led by M&A Advisory, but did note that it would use the money to expand its R&D team to build…

Snowy Adventure Game Kona Gets A Surprise VR Release On PSVR

Let me take you on a bit of a history trip here. Nearly four years ago now, indie developer Parabole ran a Kickstarter campaign for an episodic mystery game named Kona. Set in snowy Quebec, it had players investigating the strange disappearance of an entire group of people. The campaign raised $44,271 CAD and promised…

Designing ‘Virtual Virtual Reality’, One of Mobile VR’s Most Immersive Games Yet

Launched initially on Daydream in early 2017, and now available on Gear VR, Oculus Go, and Oculus Rift, Virtual Virtual Reality’s smart interaction design gives players freedom and control which—combined with a narrative tying it all together—makes Virtual Virtual Reality one of the most immersive mobile VR games to date. This guest article by Mitch Mastroni, Interaction…

Arcade VR Shooter Nightstar Alliance Is Now Available In Early Access

Tiny Leviathan Studios, an independent developer with only three full-time members of staff, revealed their virtual reality (VR) arcade shooter Nightstar Alliance not long ago but now it has released into Early Access. This neon filled, arcade shooter invites players to command a powerful battlecruiser and stop all sorts of things from destroying humankind. Players…

Review: Black Hat Cooperative

People of an age and sufficient Britishness to remember the classic fantasy game show Knightmare might be familiar with the idea of one person with restricted vision being guided by someone with a less constrained view. That is the central premise of Black Hat Cooperative. While most virtual reality (VR) videogames are designed to be…

Preview: The Last Day Defense VR

Tower defence videogames were born from real-time strategy, offering a quicker route into the action that the slow build-up needed for most RTS titles, which is what The Last Day Defence VR tries to offer Steam VR users. The Last Day Defence VR sets up a conflict happening in the far future between two huge…

Oculus: A ‘Significant Percentage’ Of VR Users Still Play Seated

You might think that, over two years into consumer VR, most people would have their full room-scale spaces properly set up, allowing for enthusiasts to bound around an open space like they were really there. As it turns out, though, many Oculus Rift owners still like to play sitting down. Jason Rubin, VP of Content…

Enlist The Power Of The Ancients In The Ancients AR, Now Available

You may have heard about a n augmented reality (AR) title by the name of The Ancients AR, being developed by Warsaw based studio Immersion, which promises to give players the thrill of intense battles on the ocean complete with giants. The title has now released onto iOS devices thanks to Apple’s ARKit meaning players…

Someone Ported A Game Boy Emulator To Oculus Go

Nintendo’s Game Boy was one of the first all-in-one portable gaming systems in the world, and now you can play its huge line-up of games on one of the first all-in-one portable VR systems in the world. Reddit user CidVonHighwind has ported Gearboy, a Game Boy and Game Boy Color emulator, to the new Oculus…

Jupiter & Mars Looks Stunning In New E3 2018 Screenshots

Shortly after videogame studio Tigertron released a new trailer for the upcoming virtual reality (VR) title Jupiter & Mars, set to release on PlayStation VR later this year. A number of new screenshots have been revealed showing off more of the underwater, neon filled title in all it’s beauty. If you are unfamiliar with Jupiter &…

Something For The Weekend: Post-E3 PlayStation VR Deals

The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2018 has come to an end, but that does not mean the excitement needs to end. VRFocus has put together a number of deals on virtual reality (VR) titles from the PlayStation store so you can keep the excitement of the week going strong. From fighting demons with big guns, flying through the skies…

Shortening the Distance Between Family and Friends With Oculus Go

The inexpensive VR headset is the latest way to help connect with loved ones. Almost 50% of marriages in the U.S. end in divorce, with even higher divorce rates in Spain, Portugal, Hungary and Belgium. And when children are involved, it can be even more difficult and trying for everyone. Custody agreements split the children’s…

Q&A: SculptrVR Completes Journey To All Major Platforms With PSVR Launch

Sculpting VR creativity platform SculptrVR is the work of just two people yet, over the last two years, they’ve brought the software practically every major VR platform. PSVR becomes the latest headset to get SculptrVR with a launch on June 19. Nathan Rowe and Brandon Hjelstrom work together on the project, which is based around…

Catan VR Releases Onto Steam

Fans of board games can rejoice as a new way to take part in classic tabletop title Catan has launched on Steam. Adapted from the classic German boardgame The Settlers of Catan, developers Experiment 7 have finally released the experience to Steam users. Catan VR was originally announced back in 2017, where plans to bring…

Media Molecule’s Vision for Dreams Revealed in New Artwork

It is quite difficult to know exactly how to describe Dreams. Similar to one of Media Molecule’s previous titles, Little Big Planet, the community will be very much involved in how the experience will end up, but some new artwork could suggest how it might take shape. Dreams was first announced back at E3 2015,…

Media Molecule’s Vision for Dreams Revealed in New Artwork

It is quite difficult to know exactly how to describe Dreams. Similar to one of Media Molecule’s previous titles, Little Big Planet, the community will be very much involved in how the experience will end up, but some new artwork could suggest how it might take shape. Dreams was first announced back at E3 2015,…

Multiplayer FPS Onward Is Free To Play This Weekend

Developer Downpour Interactive released their virtual reality (VR) tactical military shooter back in late 2017 and have now revealed that Onward is available to play for free this weekend on the Oculus Store. This means that anyone who was wondering what it is like to be immersed within a modern set military title can do…

UploadVR’s Best Of E3 2018 Game Awards

Now that E3 2018 is officially over we decided to take a look back at the week and discuss what we played. There wasn’t a whole lot of VR this year and overall it was a bit underwhelming for the industry, but there were a few highlights for each platform. In order to name winners,…

Viveport Offering Free Titles Every Weekend as Part of Summer Promotion

The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is over for another year, leaving gamers wanting all those shiny new videogames that have been announced. As it’s summer and to help pass the time Viveport has now begun its mid-year promotion, offering deals to subscribers as well as individual title discounts. To start things off, Viveport will be…

Teamwork and Strategy Form the Core of Firewall Zero Hour

First-person shooter title Firewall Zero Hour has some fresh new screenshots earlier in the E3 2018 timetable, and now its developers at First Contact entertainment are following that up with a chat about what players can expect from the upcoming title. Firewall Zero Hour involves two teams of mercenaries fighting for victory. Players can choose…

Preview: Kill X – A Generic Shooter That’ll Struggle to Standout

It would be difficult to find anyone who’s come into contact with videogames that hasn’t played the odd first-person shooter (FPS) or two. Even with virtual reality’s (VR) brief time as a consumer product headsets like PlayStation VR have been inundated with zombie and military style shooters that lack innovation. So when another comes along…

All the VR News From E3 2018

June has rolled around, meaning it is time for the Electronic Entertainment Expo, better known as E3. E3 is the biggest event of the year for computer and video games, as well as the hardware that runs them. Whilst CEO looks at incredible technology trends, E3 looks at the games you will play on them….