‘COMPOUND’ Creator Drops Details on Upcoming Update and Early Access Launch

COMPOUND is an intriguing VR hobby project from developer Bevan “NotDead” McKechnie which drops players into a “rogue-lite, free-roaming shooter” for VR, with a totally unique and authentic pixel-art feel. We’ve had our eyes on the game since 2017, but with no official announcements from McKechnie in nearly nine months, the fate of the title was…

Unity Funds AR Documentary On Muslim Identities in the USA

Unity Technologies are the creators of one of the most popular 3D development platforms. Which has powered a huge range of videogames, including several virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) titles. The company has now launched its first annual Unity for Humanity grant, which is funding projects such as Terminal 3, an AR documentary…

Skyrim VR Mod Lets You Speak Your Dialogue Choices To NPCs

Skyrim VR is one of the most immersive games ever made, hands-down. The world is rich and beautiful, full of towns bustling with people to meet and adventures to go on. But one of the biggest issues is that it was never designed to be played in VR — at least, not originally. Many of…

Steam’s VR Spring Sale Is On Now: Every Featured Game Covered

Editorial credit: Casimiro PT / Shutterstock.com It’s April, the weather is actually starting to show it and Steam have unveiled a major sale for VR titles. It has set it up in an odd way this time, with a number of “Featured” games as well as showcasing a number of other titles which are surprisingly…

V of War Is A Battle Royale Game With VR Mechs Vs Soldiers

Well it was only a matter of time before someone tried to shoehorn the emergent battle royale genre into VR, but V of War does at least have an interesting concept behind it. In this upcoming multiplayer game, a team of 40 soldiers is pitted against 10 mechs. While infantry gameplay looks strikingly similar to…

The Oculus Go Could Change Everything… But Not For The Reasons You Think

If you follow the virtual reality (VR) space at all, you’ve probably heard about Oculus Go – the much anticipated ‘all-in-one’ headset set to revolutionize mobile VR. No phone required, no awkwardly fitting your phone inside the goggles and hoping it’s secure, no cables to entangle you. Just…go. And that’s the intended magic of VR…

Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin Comes To Rift/Vive Today

It’s been a little over a year now since Double Fine’s weird world of Psychonauts graced the PlayStation VR (PSVR) headset, and now PC VR owners can get a taste of it too. Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin is now available on the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive through Steam and Oculus Home. This appears…

Enjoying a Sun-kissed Afternoon With Owlchemy Labs’ Vacation Simulator

One of the most eagerly awaited titles of 2018 to appear at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2018 was Owlchemy Labs’ Job Simulator – The 2050 Archives sequel Vacation Simulator. VRFocus got to demo the experience on the Oculus booth using Oculus Rift and Touch, plus a quick catch up with the studios’ CEO Alex Schwartz to learn more about…

Disney Brings Star Wars AR Holochess to iOS Devices

The hottest strategy game from a galaxy far, far away is available on iPhone & iPad now thanks to Apple’s ARKit. Do you find conventional chess matches monotonous and often times dull? Then perhaps I could interest you in a game of Holochess. First introduced briefly in the 1977 George Lucas film Star Wars: Episode…

Cirque Say They Are Designing The Future of VR Controllers

As virtual reality (VR) develops, many companies and manufacturers are searching for the best way to interact with the VR environment. Though motion tracked controllers were a step forward, they are still limited in some ways. Cirque believes it has a solution with its VR Grip platform. One of the goals for the next generation…

Pavlov VR Finally Gets Native Oculus Rift Support

Nearly 14 months after its initial release VR’s answer to Counter-Strike, Pavlov VR, finally has native support for the Oculus Rift. Developer davevillz integrated Rift as part of the game’s latest Early Access patch, Update 17. You could previously play it on Rift through SteamVR, though native integration makes it a much better fit for…

Oculus Faces ‘Existential Crisis’ In Handling Personal Data

Facebook is overhauling the Oculus privacy policy and terms of service as the company prepares to launch its first standalone VR headset. The change comes amid new European privacy regulations and an international movement calling into question Facebook’s platform and business model. Earlier this month, CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared before Congress to answer questions about…

The Best VR Sports Games for the Oculus Rift

After digging into nearly 20 titles, we’ve pulled together the top five VR sports games for the Oculus Rift that will scratch that itch for anyone looking for VR gameplay that’s both active and competitive. When anyone mentions sports video games, your mind is immediately going to go to the heavy hitters such as football,…

‘Moss’ Boasts Perfect Rating on PlayStation Store, Tops PSVR Charts

Launched in February as a PSVR exclusive, Polyarc’s Moss has enjoyed a broadly positive reception and has managed to maintain a perfect five star rating after more than 550 player reviews on the PlayStation Store. Having jumped into February’s Top 10 PSVR downloads after being released for just two days (on February 27th), Moss has now leapt…

Check Out These Amazing 360 Screenshots From VR Thriller Torn

We’ve gotten a few teases about Torn and its mysterious world over the last few months, but now we can get closer than ever to its Myst-like Twilight Zone-inspired atmosphere. Included below are 360 screenshots from inside the game that provide you with a 360-degree view of the dark, mysterious world. We’ve included each screenshot…

Smash Is A New VR Game For Ready Player One’s Oasis Beta

Yesterday we reported that Vive Studios’ Oasis Beta, a tie-in VR experience to Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, had arrived on Steam, bringing Oculus Rift and Windows VR support with it. As it turns out, there’s a new game to try out, too. Smash is the fourth title to be added to the platform and…

Become A Sushi-Eating Champion As Ganbatte Comes to Steam

All the fun of competitive eating, without the indigestion and impact on your waistline as light-hearted competitive sushi-eating title Ganbatte from Mimicry Games goes live in Early access on Steam. In Ganbatte players are cats on a space-going restaurant aboard a starship cruising through the galaxies having a vast feast of sushi as they take…

This ‘Skyrim VR’ Mod Uses Voice Recognition So You Can Speak to NPCs

Talking to non-playable characters (NPCs) in Skyrim VR may be easy—requiring a quick selection from the dialogue menu—but it isn’t exactly an immersive way of interacting with the world though. With a new speech recognition mod, called Dragonborn Speaks Naturally, all of that changes. The Dragonborn Speaks Naturally mod allows you to do just that—choose the dialogue…

Opening the Gates of Nowhere at GDC 2018

The Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2018 may have ended a few weeks ago but VRFocus has still got lots of interesting virtual reality (VR) snippets from the event. The latest is an interview with Italian developer Symmetrical, discussing its VR horror experience Gates of Nowhere for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Having launched via Steam Early…

Primordian Improves Combat, Adds New Enemies In First Major Update

We’ve always been impressed with Stonepunk Studios’ feral action game, Primordian, despite its combat often feeling like it’s missing something. The studio is attempting to fill in that blank with its first major update to the game. Primordian Combat Update One is now available over on Steam, where the VR game is being sold through…