VR Arcade Shooter Drop Dead Out Now on Oculus Rift

Independent developer and publisher Pixel Toys today announced the launch of virtual reality (VR) zombie shooting game Drop Dead on to Oculus Rift with Touch. Drop Dead is out now on the Oculus Store for $19.99 (USD). The title is an action shooter with 40 single-player missions in story mode as well as competitive and…

Rock Band VR Out Now

Harmonix finally releases the rhythm game franchise’s first venture into virtual reality (VR), which features an all-new gameplay style. Rock Band VR will be available exclusively for Oculus Rift. It is available now on the Oculus Store for $49.99 (USD). There is also a limited-edition Rock Band VR bundle on Amazon, which consists of a…

The 9 Best PSVR Games to Play Right Now

The age of consumer grade video game console-powered virtual reality is finally here with the PlayStation VR (PSVR). Sony’s headset isn’t as powerful as the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive, or as portable as the Samsung Gear VR or Google Daydream View, and it doesn’t really offer fully-featured roomscale tracking, but it brings VR into the living…

The Beginner’s Guide to VR Scriptwriting & Storytelling

This is the first piece in an ongoing series about writing, storytelling, and critique in VR, in partnership with Galatea, a writing and narrative design management tool for immersive stories. We’re nearly a half-decade into this new Immersive Renaissance—somewhere in the neighborhood of half a decade depending on who you talk to—and we’ve learned a…

Studio Roqovan CEO James Chung On World War Toons & Other Projects

As the technology behind virtual reality (VR), both the hardware and the software continues to develop at a pace so to do the companies behind it. The studios, products, and individuals involved continue to evolve. The studios their working practices, the products their scope and rage of creative vision, whilst the individuals evolve their talent…

Obduction Devs Respond To Vive Performance Complaints

After a long wait, Cyan’s Obduction [Review: 8/10] finally came to the HTC Vive yesterday, complete with motion controller support. Fans had been patiently waiting for this version of the game since the Rift edition launched last year but, sadly, it appears lots of people are having issues with it. Multiple users have taken to…

VRTV Weekly Recap: Giant Cops, Control Gloves & Dancing Candlesticks

We’re already five weeks in to the second season of VRTV on VRFocus and it’s that time again as our video correspondent Nina covers what has been in the news. You can watch the episode below: Stories include: The CaptoGlove Kickstarter campaign which launched this week. For people in the UK who want to invest in…

Wonderglade Gets French Restaurant-Destroying Game In New Update

Been a while since you’ve visited the colorful world of Resolution Games’ Wonderglade? You might want to take another look today; it’s getting a new update that brings in a rather unusual new mini-game. That mini-game is Bistro Basher, which sees players visit a French restaurant and then proceed to smash all of the produce…

Google Daydream Title Wonderglade Gets Big Update

Developer Resolution Games has announced that it is bringing a major content update to Google Daydream title Wonderglade. The update will include a new mini-game called Bistro Basher, which involves visiting an upscale French restaurant and then destroying everything that is brought to the table. This will bring the total of min-games available to six,…

‘Drop Dead’ for Oculus Touch Review

When Gear VR games are ported to the Rift, you usually end up with is more of the same; a game with nicer graphics and the added benefit of positional tracking, but more or less the same experience. However with Drop Dread (2017), Pixel Toy’s port of their critically acclaimed Gear VR on-rails arcade shooter, the…

Robo Recall Gets Locomotion Mod From 3dRudder

How to move in a natural way continues to be a hot topic within virtual reality (VR) mainly because moving about at speed is a big factor in many cases of sim sickness. There are a number of different movement methods that are being used in the current crop of VR videogame titles, including various…

Rock Band VR Review: Rocking Out Like Never Before

I was apprehensive about the premise behind Rock Band VR. As someone that has played every entry in the Guitar Hero and Rock Band franchises — as well as lots of DLC — it felt strange to me when I learned Harmonix would shake up the fundamental formula that makes Rock Band tick. Ever since…

Viro Media Is A Tool For Creating Simple Mobile VR Apps For Businesses

One of the biggest roadblocks to VR content creation right now is how complicated it can be, but there’s a small subsection of the industry developing platforms that make creating VR content a bit easier. Not every application demands the experience that more complex applications and games require to make and developers of these more…

Experience Non-Euclidean Space In VR

Mathematicians at Oklahoma State University and the Georgia Institute of Technology are attempting to bring a different world to life within virtual reality (VR) by creating a VR space to explore ‘alternative geometries’ in which the rules as we usually understand them do not apply. In normal geometry as it is customarily taught, two parallel…

‘Drop Dead’ Review: A Fun Arcade Shooter for Rift and Gear VR

Update: This review was originally published on 11/2/2016 and specifically focused on the Gear VR version of the game. As of tomorrow, 3/23/2017, it will be releasing on the Oculus Rift as well with a large update that also improves and expands the game for Gear VR. This review has been updated by Games Editor…

Vive Cat Tracker Video Shows Purrrfect Use Of New Add-On In Action

Last week we reported on a rather purffect application for Vive’s new Tracker. Indie developer Triangular Pixels is using the device to keep tabs on their pet cats, thus not bumping into them when wearing a headset. Today, we’ve got a first look at it in action. Triangular Pixels posted the below video today. It…

Korean Amusement Park Unveils Robot VR Attraction

The chance to pilot a giant robot is finally here. In an announcement made this Sunday, South Korean amusement park Everland revealed a brand new VR attraction that gives you the chance to control (and feel) the movements of an enormous robot in a dirty mech-on-mech brawl. Opening this Friday in the high-tech city of Seoul,…

Obduction from Myst Creator Gets Long-Awaited Vive and Touch Support

Cyan Studios, creator of legendary PC games Myst and Riven, is officially releasing an update today ot bring its first ever virtual reality (VR) title, Obduction, to more platforms. The Myst successor originally debuted as a timed exclusive for the Oculus Rift and will now be available for the HTC Vive as well with motion controller support. In…

IKinema Introduces Inexpensive Motion Capture Technology

Animation studio IKinema have unveiled a new type of motion capture, or mocap technology that uses commercially available virtual reality (VR) hardware that aims to make motion capture and body tracking accessible and affordable for everyone. The new system, which IKinema have named Orion, uses a VR headset like a HTC Vive, motion controllers and three…

Sephora’s AR App Update Lets You Try Virtual Makeup On At Home

Sephora Virtual Artist adds virtual try on of thousands of eyeshadow shades, expert looks and an expanded library of virtual tutorials. If you break out in hives at the thought of navigating Sephora’s seemingly endless rows of beauty products, ranging from your run-of-the-mill lipstick to high-end luminizing products that you can’t even pronounce, you may…