Drunkn Bar Fight Crashes The Wedding In Big Update

Depending on your outlook on life The Munky’s Drunkn Bar Fight is either one of your favorite or least-favorite VR experiences. Good news for the former group; there’s now a lot more of it. Last week saw The Munky introduced a big update for the game, in which you do indeed start random bar fights…

Open-World RPG Planetrism Heading to Oculus Rift & HTC Vive

Planetrism is a story driven role-playing game (RPG) currently in development for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. The ambitious science-fiction videogame is being developed by a two-man team, Mika Laaksonen and Kimmo Kaunela, with a view to launching in the ‘near future’. Set in the future, 200 years from now, Planetrism tells the tale of…

Payday 2 VR Beta Coming Next Month; Full Game Free to Payday 2 Owners

Earlier today, VRFocus reported on an official ‘Ask Me Anything’ (AMA) being hosted by Payday 2 developers, Overkill, regarding the forthcoming virtual reality (VR) edition of the videogame. A few interesting tidbits were revealed in the AMA, including the launch date for the beta testing phase. Originally revealed back in May of this year, Payday…

Bartender VR Simulator Coming To Steam

If you ever saw the Tom Cruise movie ‘Cocktail‘ and wished you could live that life, you will soon have that chance with upcoming virtual reality (VR) simulator title Bartender VR Simulator, which was developed with the aid of Bartending World Champion Tomasz Malek. Bartender VR Simulator allows players to travel around the world to…

This Week in VR Sport: VR Sport Summit and NBA Goes Mixed Reality

It is the weekend, and that means its time to take a look at the surprisingly busy area of interaction between virtual reality (VR) and sports. The advantage of VR Sport is that you don’t have to worry about the game or match being stopped due to weather. VR Sports Innovation Summit – Last 50…

Interview: Composing Music For VR With Jeremy Tisser

Jeremy Tisser, the creator of the soundtrack to Raw Data, shares his experience creating music for VR. How do you captivate an audience? Some of the more obvious responses are stunning visuals, an engrossing storyline or relatable characters. However one of the most powerful tools for capturing a viewer’s attention often goes overlooked by the…

The Biggest PSVR Releases Of The Week 10/15/17

It’s a great week of releases for PSVR, including the long-awaited launch of Gran Turismo Sport and more. Gran Turismo Sport, from Polyphony Digital Price: $59.99 (Partial PSVR support) Polyphony Digital’s legendary racing series returns once more, and this time it’s got a little VR support to boot. Available here is a VR tour mode…

Luden.io Confirm Work To Bring VRobot To PlayStation VR

Would be thunder gods had cause for celebration earlier this month when, in a move made to coincide with the soon to release Thor: Ragnarok, the Odinson’s hammer and lightning wielding powers were announced to be being added to the game. That update should, according to communications from makers Luden.io, now be live.  Allowing you…

The Biggest HTC Vive Releases Of The Week 10/15/17

A whole bunch of big VR releases are available this week, with some long awaited arrivals. Time to dive in! 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…

The Biggest Oculus Rift and Gear VR Releases Of The Week 10/15/17

Hold on to your hats; there’s a lot of great VR content to get through this week, with big releases from some of the industry’s leading developers. If you missed the previous entry 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…

The Best Videos And Trailers From This Week

With Oculus connect 4, Windows VR launch and a few high-profile virtual reality game releases, it’s been busy recently in the world of VR. Here’s a recap of some of the most popular videos and trailers in case you missed them. Halo Recruit Full VR Gameplay On Windows A slew of Windows VR headsets were…

VR Survival Horror Title Reficul Coming to Steam

The rise of virtual reality (VR) has offered a number of unique opportunities to small, independent developers, allowing small studios to become known to a wider audience. Such is the case with UK-based developers Mad About Games Studios, who have today announced that its VR survival horror title Reficul will be coming soon to Steam….

Game Cooks Discuss VINDICTA and VR Arcades

Announced back in June this year, Game Cooks have been working on VINDICTA for Steam VR on HTC Vive and is now also available on Oculus Rift. VRFocus speak to Anthony Geara, Lead 3D Artist at Game Cooks about the videogame at Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). The videogame is a virtual reality (VR), first-person shooter (FPS)…

Review: Light Tracer

Chinese publisher Oasis Games has something of a mixed reputation amongst fans of virtual reality (VR) videogames. The company is very prolific, and there is little doubt that it has allowed many smaller developers the chance to get their content out there, but at the same time, Oasis Games seems to have something of a…

Pokemon Go Halloween Update

Pokemon fans tends to get quite excited about new Pokemon being added to the videogames. This is no less true of Pokemon Go. The long-awaited addition of the 3rd Generation Pokemon is coming soon, with some ghostly goings on in the new Pokemon Go Halloween Update. Developer Niantic have revealed that some selected Pokemon from…

Racket Fury: Table Tennis VR Update Adds Arcade mode, Practice mode and More

Currently in Steam Early Access is developer 10Ants Hill sporting title Racket Fury: Table Tennis VR for HTC Vive. Since its launch in July the videogame has seen several updates released with the latest being the biggest yet. The new update adds a range of features to the table tennis experience, with the main addition being an Arcade…

Dark Souls-Inspired Left-Hand Path Leaving Steam Early Access Next Month

In what seems to be a running trend of early access titles from 2016 seeing full releases recently – both Raw Data and Space Pirate Trainer have had 1.0 updates, today Strange Company has announced that its Dark Souls-inspired, spell casting videogame Left-Hand Path is due for its full release next month. Left-Hand Path is a role playing game…

IBM Watson Prepare for the Future of VR and AR with VR Speech Sandbox

VRFocus speak to Michael Ludden, Program Director and Senior Production Manager of IBM Watson about VR Speech Sandbox and the future of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) interactions. Ludden used to work on user based solutions for developers at IBM Watson when he started to recognize the large number of VR headsets with…

YuMe’s Latest VR Advertising Study Finds in-game Ads are Less Intrusive

YuMe, global digital agency, Isobar; immersive entertainment studio, RLTY CHK; and media analytics platform RetinadVR, have partnered up on a new study today looking at virtual reality (VR) in-game advertising, the results of which have been released today. The study compared consumer responses to three forms of VR advertising — a pre-roll video ad, brand logos present…

FPS Stealth Game Kartong – Death by Cardboard! Gets an Early Access Release Date

SVRVIVE Studios, the team behind 2016 puzzle title SVRVIVE: The Deus Helix announced back in April that its next project would be slightly different, revealing a stealthy first-person shooter (FPS) called Kartong – Death by Cardboard! The team are preparing to launch their second videogame on Steam Early Access next week, 25th October. Featuring procedurally generated levels…

OVERTURN Smashes On To Steam

Much has already been written on this site about OVERTURN, the Smashing the Battle spin-off from developer Studio HG, including a preview where enthusiasm was expressed for the title’s addictive gameplay. Now HTC Vive and Oculus Rift users have the chance to try it themselves with OVERTURN’s official launch. OVERTURN puts the player in the…

The First-Ever ‘VR Awards’ Celebrates the Year’s Accomplishments

The VR Awards brought VR leaders to celebrate work from the past year. 2017 has been quite a year for VR. Though sales of VR headsets may not have lived up to certain market expectations, innovation and exploration in VR technology brought about new ways to create, communicate, and collaborate. On October 9, VR Bound hosted its inaugural VR…

Gran Turismo Sport’s PSVR Support Is Frustratingly Brilliant

We all knew this was coming. It’s a story we’ve heard time and again in VR, but despite everything we still had our fingers crossed this might be the exception to an increasingly unfortunate rule. Sadly, Gran Turismo Sport doesn’t buck the trend; it’s an amazing VR experience without anywhere near enough content. When Sport…

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…

Final Fantasy Creator Square Enix Is Using VR For A New Type Of Comic

Final Fantasy creator Square Enix released its first role-playing game last week in Million Arthur VR. Sadly, it didn’t make for a very interesting experience. The company’s work with VR comics, however, sounds a bit more promising. As reported by Engadget, Square Enix’s Advanced Technology Division is working on Project Hikari, a VR app to…

Torch 3D Raises $3.5 Million to Simplify Design for AR and VR Applications

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) company, Torch 3D has announced the success of an initial seed investment round of $3.5 million USD as it looks to launch a platform designed for teams to build, share, and iterate on 3D concepts quickly and easily. “Torch 3D focuses on the three main challenges to working with interactive…