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…

They Came From Space Set to Deliver On Controversial Technology

They Came From Space is a case where seeing is believing. The new Vive and Rift title from Scottish developer Cloudgine is a ‘proof-of-concept video game’ for cloud-based computing. Rather than relying on the just the user’s computer, Cloudgine’s tech allows distant and much more powerful server farms to crunch the numbers, then sends the…

Geometry Wars Inspired Spartaga Coming to HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

House of How has today unveiled its debut virtual reality (VR) videogame, the Geometry Wars inspired Spartaga. Currently in development for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, Spartaga is set to launch via Steam later this year. Comprised of former Gears of War and HoloLens developers, amongst other high-profile projects, House of How is aiming to…

Hover Junkers’ Single Player Campaign Mixes Oregon Trail With VR

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Hover Junkers, the HTC Vive launch title from Stress Level Zero. Despite releasing over a year ago, the developer is hard at work on a big update for the game that adds a single-player campaign, and it looks very promising. While Hover Junkers’ traditional multiplayer gameplay is…

DevCom Releases Event Schedule

DevCom, the videogame developers event at Gamescom will be taking place from 20th-24th August, 2017. The even organisers have just released the schedule of events, of which there are many that relate to the virtual reality (VR, augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) sectors. Rez creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi will be discussing how advances in…

Gran Turismo Sport Gets Its First Official PSVR Trailer

Gran Turismo Sport isn’t sounding like the fully featured VR experience we were hoping for, but this new trailer for the game still promises a thrilling experience. This brief new look at the latest addition to Sony’s racing simulation series is our first official look at the PSVR support. It features members of the GT…

VRCade Announce New 8-Player Arena Title Terminal 17

Location-based virtual reality (VR) firm VRStudios have announced a new attraction for its Vrcade franchise, an 8-player arena-scale VR experience titled Terminal 17, which has been specifically designed for VRcade using Nvidia VRWorks. In Terminal 17, players will form an 8-person squad of an elite extermination team who has been tasked with eliminating alien insects…

VRDC – Tickets Now Available

The Game Developers Conference is one of the biggest events in the videogaming calender, sitting alongside E3 and Gamescom in terms of impact. The event successfully created a new sub-event titled VRDC specifically focussing on virtual reality (VR), and tickets are now available, with VRFocus offering a special discount. VRDC is offering four tracks: Games…

Run of Mydan Is A Fast And Fluid VR Action Game Available Now

Here’s a question of the philosophical variety: when is an on-rails shooter not an on-rails shooter? In the case of Run of Myden, a room-scale game in which you can move around on a floating platform that itself travels a set path, I think we have an answer. Though only in Early Access, this VR…

Square Enix Confirms Final Fantasy XV: VR Experience Dead

It’s been some considerable time since this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, otherwise known as E3. But one of the more curious announcements at the time, and one that caught many (including ourselves) by surprise was that of Final Fantasy XV virtual reality (VR) spin-off title Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV. It wasn’t just…

Mind-Controlled VR Game Coming to Arcades 2018

Awakening uses Neurable technology to let you control the experience with just your mind. Mind-control technology is nothing new. Once considered nothing more than farfetched science fiction, neuroscientists have since taken a much more optimistic stance on the potentially game-changing tech thanks to advances in brain-computer interfaces. In fact, one startup is claiming they’ll have…

The 9 Best VR Games Of 2017 So Far

As hard as it is to believe, we’re over halfway through 2017, and what a year it’s been. The Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are now a year into their lifecycles and Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) isn’t far behind. We’ve seen developers really start to get much more comfortable with these headsets, and that’s lead…

Killing Floor: Incursion Review – Action-Packed Zombie Horror

Killing Floor: Incursion is a great example of how to take an existing IP and make it work inside of VR. The baseline series of Killing Floor games is all about fighting off relentless waves of zombies (referred to as Zeds in the Killing Floor universe) and other grotesque, deformed, and horrendous creatures. At its…

VR for Health: Campaign Begins To Rate Calorie Burning VR Games

The long-lived stereotype of the person that plays videogames is that of someone who is unfit. A number of unflattering epithets such as ‘couch potato’ are often invoked alongside this assumption. The rise of motion controllers began to shift attitudes, but can virtual reality (VR) really help you to get fit and stay healthy? The…

League of War: VR Arena Brings More Couch Multiplayer to PSVR

Munky Fun, the team behind the hit free-to-play mobile game League of War: Mercenaries, announced they’re bringing the popular franchise to PlayStation VR with League of War: VR Arena. The arena-style pseudo-tabletop strategy game sees players selecting units, placing them on the battlefield, and watching the ensuing fireworks as tanks, flamethrowers, and helicopters (among others)…

Job Simulator Meets The Shooting Range In The Frantic Shooty Fruity

You know how it is; you’re bagging your groceries at the supermarket, when a giant watermelon rolls in with an angry expression intent on squishing you, so you grab your revolver from overhead and unload a round on him with one hand while continuing to scan your produce with the other. That damn fruit is…

Preview: Shooty Fruity – Should’ve Taken that Job in McDonald’s

Job Simulator: The 2050 Archives was undoubtedly a highlight of the first wave of modern virtual reality (VR) consumer software, and so it’s perhaps inevitable that a number of copycat titles would emerge. While this argument could easily be levelled at nDreams – which readily admit Owlchemy Labs’ hit was an influence – Shooty Fruity…

These are the Nominees for VR Bound’s First VR Awards

As we reported last February, VR Bound- along with sponsors, including AMD and HP- are organizing the inaugural VR awards in London on September 23rd. VR Bound announced the shortlisted nominees for the awards’ twelve categories earlier this weekm and you can see them below. VR Headset of the Year: HTC Vive Oculus Rift Razer…

Clash of Clans Gets AR Facebook Filter

Clash of Clans is still one of the biggest and most profitable mobile videogames out there, even five years after its initial release. Add to that one of the more popular ways to interact with augmented reality (AR) through the use of AR filters, and you have the new Clash of Clans AR filter, available…

The VRScout Report – AR Magazines, NFL Refs in VR, & Eye Implants

Recapping the top stories covered on the VRScout Report, a weekly podcast discussing the best in VR, hosted by Malia Probst. The NFL uses VR to train referees for football season, MLB expands VR content, Sports Illustrated cover features AR, W Magazine uses AR to bring Katy Perry image to life, eye implant platform wants to power continuous…

Everything You Need To Know About VR At Gamescom 2017

Gamescom 2017 is fast approaching and is shaping up to be another event worth watching for the VR industry. As Europe’s largest game industry event, it takes on the role as the European E3 for a lot of companies. Many exhibitors will showcase similar demos to the things already shown at GDC and E3, but…

Eve: Valkyrie – Warzone Goes Cross-Platform is This a bad Sign for VR?

Virtual reality (VR) fans may know Eve: Valkyrie from their release on the Oculus Rift in March 2016 and then consequent release to the PlayStation VR and HTC Vive CCP has slowly been adding new maps, mods achievements and improvements. Today CCP Games announced that on September the 26th Eve: Valkyrie will become Eve: Valkyrie…

Lenovo Teases Its Upcoming VR and AR Product Launch at IFA

Lenovo seem to be keen on getting into the virtual reality (VR) market. The company has at least three headsets that it is working on, some of which are set to be launched for Christmas this year, if the recently released teaser video for Lenovo’s presentation at the IFA event is any indication. As previously…

Watch 30 Minutes Of Unedited Killing Floor: Incursion Gameplay

I have a confession to make: this headline is kind of a lie. The video that’s embedded above isn’t actually 30 minutes, it’s a little bit shorter, but it just sounded better to describe it that way. For this horrible act of deception I am truly sorry, but your click will soon pay off as…

VR Games Are Now Ranked By the Workout You Get

Can virtual reality gaming be a way to work out? The VR Institute of Health and Exercise partnered with San Francisco State University in a groundbreaking study to prove it is, claiming VR can be a source of “strenuous exercise.” A website launched today by the new VR Institute of Health and Exercise ranks VR games’…

EVE: Valkyrie Opens Up Cross-Play With Non-VR Players

EVE: Valkyrie has been one of the early success stories of virtual reality (VR), opening up the possibilities of VR to an audience who might not have considered it before. Now the spin-off from the popular MMO EVE Online is opening up to an even greater audience with the announcement of EVE: Valkyrie – Warzone…

EVE: Valkyrie Is Getting A Non-VR Mode And A Big Price Drop

Update: The non-VR version of EVE: Valkyrie is indeed coming to PC too. Original story: Since its launch alongside the Oculus Rift back in March 2016, CCP Games’ EVE: Valkyrie has remained one of the biggest games for VR headsets. Soon, though, you won’t need a headset to play it. CCP has just introduced what…

They Came From Space Brings Crackdown 3’s Cloud-Based Physics to VR

Cloudgine has today announced a new videogame title designed to showcase its cloud-based physics technology. They Came From Space, currently in development for PC, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, utilises the same cloud and networking technology that power Oculus Toybox and the forthcoming Crackdown 3. They Came From Space draws visual and tonal inspiration from…

Quar: Battle for Gate 18 Dated for PlayStation VR

Last month Funbox Media revealed that Steel Wool Games’ Quar: Battle for Gate 18 will be coming to PlayStation VR later this year. It’s now been confirmed that the virtual reality (VR) strategy title will make its console debut with a retail boxed edition on 27th October 2017. Based on the award winning Table Top…