Watch This Behind-The-Scenes Look At DOOM VFR’s Development

Bethesda has a lot of really strong IPs in their catalog and they’re thankfully not holding back when it comes to creating VR iterations of them all. Both Fallout 4 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim are getting full VR versions that bring the whole games into the immersive realm and now DOOM, one of…

Sweden Game Arena Will Showcase Indie Studios at Gamescom

Sweden Game Arena is an important resource for independent Swedish-based videogame developers, offering access to office space, funding, equipment and infrastructure. At this years Gamescom event, Sweden Game Area will be offering a showcase of products from 22 indie studios, including several virtual reality (VR) projects. Sweden Game Arena is mostly focussed on entertainment, but…

Preview: Spartaga – Returning to 80’s Neon Bullet Hell

Bullet hell videogames have soul all of their own, they’re not first-person shooters (FPS) or highly precise simulators, instead they tend to be a quintessential arcade game, arming players with ridiculous weapons to take on evermore impossible odds. It can seem like carnage, as titles like Geometry Wars prove they can also be highly addictive…

Manifest 99 Is A Surreal PSVR Game Set In The Afterlife

Plenty of new games are being announced for Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) headset every week, but Manifest 99 looks like one everyone should be paying attention to. The first release from indie studio Flight School, Manifest 99 is a surreal journey through the afterlife set onboard a train. As you travel through fantastical environments you’ll…

Become a Cat on a Sushi Restaurant Spaceship in Ganbatte

Tired of shooting galleries? Ready for something different? Check out Ganbatte by Mimicry. Inspired by Sushi-Go-Round, a mini-game featured in 1999’s Pokemon Stadium for the Nintendo 64, Ganbatte is a multi-player Steam VR game for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Players will assume the role of a cat aboard a sushi restaurant spaceship. The goal…

HTC Vive Receives Official Price Drop

HTC Vive today announced a $200 USD price reduction for Vive, making the best VR system more accessible to the mass market, across the globe. Starting today, Vive will be available for $599. All Vive purchases come with a free trial to Viveport Subscription, where consumers can choose up to five titles per month to experience,…

HTC Vive Gets $200 Price Drop

Making VR more accessible one discount at a time. On the heels of Oculus dropping the price of their Rift and Touch bundle from $599 to $399 this Summer, HTC Vive is also jumping in with a price reduction of their own. The HTC Vive is getting a $200 price drop, bringing the VR system…

Xbox One X Pre-Orders Now Available

Back at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Los Angeles, in June, Microsoft announced that the Xbox One X console would go on sale worldwide on 7th November 2017. Today, the pre-order campaign has begun and is now available at many international retailers. The campaign begun as part of Microsoft’s pre-Gamescom press conference, in which…

PlayStation Prepares For PAX West

As you likely know next week is Europe’s biggest games focused industry event, the middle chapter of the ‘big three’, Gamescom over in Cologne, Germany. With the other two of course being E3 and the Tokyo Game Show which is still to come. Naturally the VRFocus team is (in part) attending the event and we’ll…

Combo Announces ARKit Title Pigeon Panic

Ever since Apple unveiled its augmented reality (AR) software ARKit tons of developers have jumped on board, creating all sorts of projects. One of the latest to be revealed comes from Combo, with the studio announcing Pigeon Panic. The title looks like a madcap, point scoring race where players need to collect/scare away pigeons as…

Finalists Announced For Innov8: V-Commerce Competition

You may recall a story we covered on VRFocus back in July, where Store No.8 and Thrive Global came together to launch a new competition which focused on virtual reality (VR), not for games, but as a tool to aid commercial endeavours. The contest was called the Innov8: V-Commerce Competition and it had some potentially…

Prison Boss VR Looks Like Job Simulator For Locked Up Convicts

There is a career out there for everybody. I strongly believe that some people were born to do certain professions and it’s all about educating yourself and taking the opportunities as they come. For example, Shigeru Miyamoto was clearly born to be the world’s greatest game designer as the father of Mario, The Legend of…

Clash of Clans AR Experience Comes To Facebook

Now you can become the Builder. How do you celebrate turning 5 while being one of the top 10 grossing games available on the iOS and Android app stores? If you’re Clash of Clans, you partner with Facebook to give fans the opportunity to turn themselves into the Builder, thanks to augmented reality. By using Facebooks AR…

Project Axon Is A VR Game About Social Media’s Ability To Spread Fake News

If you’ve been online, you’ve seen fake news. A team of graduate students from Carnegie Mellon University created a virtual reality game called Project Axon to raise awareness about how our own behavior on social media platforms can contribute to this problem. The team hails from the Entertainment Technology Center at CMU, a two-year master’s program that…

Radial-G: Racing Revolved Dated for PlayStation VR

The long awaited PlayStation VR edition of Radial-G: Racing Revolved now has an official release date. Following some confusion last week, which resulted in the reveal of a retail boxed edition here on VRFocus, Tammeka Games’ Radial-G: Racing Revolved has been confirmed for release both on the high street and via PlayStation Network next month….

The Biggest PSVR Releases For The Week Of 08/13/17

Just one single release awaits you on PSVR this week (unless you count a demo for Starblood Arena). It’s a pretty big launch, but it’s yet another horror game, so it’s only for the bravest of the bunch. Don’t worry if that’s not you; there’s always next week. We’ll have a full review of it…

Kin Is A Stylized VR Puzzle Platformer Coming To Rift And Gear This Year

I first played Land’s End from Monument Valley creators ustwo almost two years ago and I’ve wanted something like it again ever since. While not exactly the same, KIN, an upcoming stylized VR puzzle platformer game from House of Secrets that’s slated to release on the Oculus Rift and Gear VR later this year, could…

How To Get Started With Developing For Windows Mixed Reality And VR Platforms

The time has arrived. If you’re a software developer that’s interested in getting started with the Windows Mixed Reality platform, specifically via the Windows VR immersive headsets, then you’ve come to the right place. Both the HP and Acer Windows VR headset devkits are on the market and available for purchase to any interested developers….

Eymerce Cancels Kickstarter Campaign for Stadeon

The ambitious project to create a new type of immersive videogaming experience called Stadeon has cancelled its Kickstarter campaign after 48 hours. According to a spokesperson from Eymerce, the creators of the project, the cancellation was due to lack of crowdfunding support. The Stadeon project was attempting to eliminate the need for a bulky virtual…

‘Will My Customers Feel Sick?’ VR Myth Busting

It might be a little naïve to simply accept that virtual reality (VR) is the infallible tech trend of the future. Certainly, there’s a great deal VR offers the casino and gaming sectors, but even the casual observer will have heard something of VR’s challenges. ‘VR makes you sick’ is the most common assertion uttered….

Soul Dimension Is A PSVR Horror Game You Can Play Soon

Chinese games studio Keen Vision announced their VR debut today with a trailer for Soul Dimension, a new PSVR puzzle-horror game. There is very little information about the game beyond the trailer, and Keen Vision has no English-language web presence. A brief description on the PlayStation EU YouTube channel sounds like it was directly translated…

DreamSail Games Release First Footage of The IOTA Project

New York-based indie developer DreamSail Games recently announced its first virtual reality (VR) project in the form of The IOTA Project for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. As destructive mech videogame, the studio has now released the first gameplay trailer. The pre-alpha footage showcases some of the early design ideas and gameplay mechanics players can look forward…

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…

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…

Media Molecule’s Dreams Still Has PSVR Support

It feels like an age since we’ve seen Dreams, but that’s because it has been. Media Molecule’s next big game missed out on both E3 2016 and 2017 showings after debuting at the event in 2015, and we’ve been dying to see more of it. That’s largely because Dreams seems like the perfect PlayStation VR…

Can an Infinity Ward Co-Founder Succeed in Social VR?

Infinity Ward is home to some of the biggest selling videogames of all time. Having birthed the Call of Duty franchise, which after more than a decade of annual releases is still topping the charts every holiday season, Chance Glasco suffered ‘videogame burn out’ after his seventh edition in the industry-leading series. After taking some…

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…