Experience Viking Life in VR

The popular perception of Vikings is of hulking blonde warriors ravaging the English coast and taking their booty back to Scandinavia. Recent research, however, suggests that Vikings didn’t just come with warriors, but with craftsmen and traders, and in much larger numbers than previously thought. A virtual reality (VR) exhibition is aiming to show visitors…

FuturLab Announce Upcoming New Title

British developer FuturLab have revealed on Twitter that there will be an announcement about the company’s newest virtual reality (VR) videogame title later this month. FuturLab made a name for themselves by creating games for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and Sony Vita, gaining critical praise for their work on Velocity 2X and Surge Deluxe,…

devcom to Present VR Summit at gamescom

Aruba Events, organisers of the all-new videogame developer platform event devcom, has today announced the advisory board of the conference. devcom will take place for the first time this year during gamescom, offering – amongst other things – a one-day ‘summit’ on virtual reality (VR). Among the board members are hands-on developers, entrepreneurs, corporate officers…

Farpoint: 7 Tips To Help You Survive The Deep Space Shooter

Farpoint by Impulse Gear is finally out exclusively on PlayStation VR (PSVR) and gamers around the world are gunning down countless jumping bugs, venom-shooting monsters, and enormous burrowing spider beasts. You can read our review of the full game right here and watch the video version down below, but suffice it to say that Farpoint…

Developer Vertical Robot Releases Surreal Gear VR Title Daedalus

Independent Spanish development studio Vertical Robot have launched their first virtual reality (VR) game for the Samsung Gear VR, an exploration platformer inspired by Greek myth of Daedalus. The story follows the ancient Greek myth of architect and inventor Daedalus, who has been imprisoned by King Minos so the secrets of the deadly labyrinth of…

Valve Launches 360 Video Player For High-End PC’s

Steam VR expands its services with native 360-degree video support. If you’re fortunate enough to own an HTC Vive or Oculus Rift VR headset, odds are you’ve checked out Steam. The infamous digital distribution platform from Valve has been the go-to option for gamers around the world for years and has since evolved into…

Europe PSVR Bundle Gives You Farpoint For Free…But No Aim Controller

A new bundled deal for Sony’s Playstation VR headset is currently being offered in Europe that brings you one of the system’s hottest games…but without the key accessory that makes it enjoyable. Farpoint is a first person shooter that released this week for the PSVR. The game is a fairly straightforward sci-fi shoot-em-up with just enough…

Owlchemy Labs Release First Patch for Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality

When Owlchemy Labs and Adult Swim Games released Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality last month its fair to say quite a few virtual reality (VR) gamers were looking forward to its arrival. And while hype doesn’t always help the launch of a videogame the title didn’t disappoint, receiving praise from media outlets – checkout VRFocus‘ 5-star review. But…

Promising VR Shooter Vindicta Get Release Date

We’ve reported on Vindicta a few times now. This new VR first-person shooter (FPS) caught our attention by promising accurate gunplay and a full campaign with hours of content. Today, we can finally tell you when you’ll be able to play it. Vindicta will launch in Early Access on the HTC Vive on June 20th,…

Promising VR Shooter Vindicta Gets Release Date

We’ve reported on Vindicta a few times now. This new VR first-person shooter (FPS) caught our attention by promising accurate gunplay and a full campaign with hours of content. Today, we can finally tell you when you’ll be able to play it. Vindicta will launch in Early Access on the HTC Vive on June 20th,…

Gorgeous Space Combat Game Everspace Finally Gets VR Support

When Rockfish Games announced its new space action game, Everspace, a few years back, we were pulled in by its stunning graphics. It also helped that the Kickstarter campaign for the game, which raised around $466,000, promised full VR support. Soon the developers will make good on that promise. Everspace will leave its current Early…

Get Those Walking Boots on as Niantic Announces Pokémon GO Adventure Week

Pokémon GO may have been last summers videogame phenomenon, crashing servers worldwide, and causing all sorts of chaos with players wandering here, there and everywhere to catch those elusive digital creatures. While the furore has certainly died down developer Niantic Labs is keeping interest alive with a new promotion next week called Pokémon GO Adventure Week. Starting on…

Step into the Tardis with Doctor Who Time Vortex 360

The long running BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who has become massively popular across the world and now the broadcaster is turning its attention to virtual reality (VR). Today, the BBC has announced the launch of a new immersive mobile videogame called Doctor Who Time Vortex 360. As they speed through time, the title sees players pilot…

Bandai Namco Delay PlayStation VR’s Ace Combat 7 Until 2018

Today, Bandai Namco has officially announced that the next instalment of its arcade flight series Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown, will be delayed until 2018. Via the Bandai Namco website, Ace Combat franchise director Kazutoki Kono wrote a short letter revealing the dalay and the reasons behind it. “The Project ACES team and I have been working hard on…

Farpoint: How Impulse Gear Made One Of VR’s Most Ambitious Shooters

Farpoint, one of PlayStation VR’s most anticipated games, has just hit store shelves. You can read (and watch) our full review right here. Though Sony’s VR headset has had a decent first several months on the market, it can be argued the platform needs a few more exclusive, big-budget titles — games that PSVR enthusiasts…

Beautiful Adventure Scanner Sombre Will Get VR Support

Adapting non-VR games to fit headsets can be a challenge, but every now and again something comes along that’s so compelling we still want to see it in VR. Scanner Sombre is one of those games, and it sounds like we’re going to get out wish. Mark Morris, co-founder at Prison Architect developer Introversion, confirmed…

Sony’s Richard Marks On How Voice Command Will Turn VR Into The Holodeck

As one of the earliest developers of the PlayStation VR (PSVR) headset and having worked on countless other peripherals for the company, Sony’s Richard Marks knows a lot about futuristic tech. The PlayStation Magic Lab boss is constantly working with the next big concepts that will make our gaming experiences even richer. When it comes…

PSVR’s Ace Combat 7 Delayed Into 2018

Bad news for PlayStation VR (PSVR) fans that were looking to take to the skies later this year: Bandai Namco’s Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown has been delayed into 2018. Franchise director Kazutoki Kono confirmed as much in a letter released today. He reasoned that, while developer Project ACES was aiming to get the game…

Cosmic Trip Is Finally Getting A Full Release, Deluxe Edition Revealed

We’re quite fond of Funktronic Labs’ Cosmic Trip here at UploadVR. The PC VR title offers from wonderful strategic gameplay even in its pre-release phase. The title’s soon set to move onto its full release, however. Cosmic Trip originally released in Early Access just under a year ago on the HTC Vive and came to…

Wilson’s Heart Is Getting Full 360 Degree Tracking Support

It seems like every time Oculus releases a major Studios project support for 360 degree setups is something of an afterthought. That was the case with Epic Games’ Robo Recall, and last month’s excellent psychological thriller, Wilson’s Heart, lacked 360 support too. But that’s changing soon. Developer Twisted Pixel recently took to Reddit to explain…

Review: Polybius

As covered previously on VRFocus, Polybius is a game that comes out of internet videogaming legend. With inspiration taken from a tale of government conspiracy and arcade machines that cause nausea, dizziness and amnesia, it’s appropriate that Polybius has an air of mystery about it. It’s also apt that it is a mind-blowing, psychedelic experience…

Magic Leap Creator Graeme Devine To Speak At Develop: Brighton

The upcoming conference in Brighton, UK, will feature a host of well-known names from the virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) industries. Among them will be Graeme Devine, one of the people behind upcoming Mixed Reality (MR) glasses Magic Leap. Devine will be one of the keynote speakers at the Evolve conference at Develop:…

‘Farpoint’ + PSVR Aim Review

Sony’s new VR peripheral, the PSVR Aim, launches today alongside Farpoint, a sci-fi VR FPS that was specially made with the controller in mind. Those who have been PlayStation fans for many years will remember that this isn’t the first time the company has made a gun peripheral, and those prior attempts didn’t see much success….

Farpoint Review: A Good Game That Could Have Been Great

Farpoint is a rare game. It’s rare in the sense that it’s one of the first truly made-for-VR titles that is 100% based on full analog stick movement without teleporting around. But most importantly, Farpoint is rare in the sense that it really feels like it has the polish and breadth of a AAA game….

PSVR Aim Controller Review: Feel The Game Like Never Before

I’ve never really cared for peripheral devices. As much as I loved playing Guitar Hero and Rock Band (and I really loved it, ask any of my past neighbors) I still hated having to plug extra stuff into my system. Plus, it takes up so much extra room and it never, ever, works as well…

‘Half-Life 2: VR’ Mod Gets Green-lit on Steam in 4 Days

Half-Life 2: VR, a revamped version of an older mod which will adapt the beloved Half-Life 2 for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, has been green-lit, signifying Valve’s official acceptance of the mod for distribution on Steam. Although Steam Greenlight’s days are numbered, the Half-Life 2: VR mod which we reported on last week has managed to…

Intel: Untethered VR Is “The Next Level Of eSports”

The VR ecosystem is far from settling into a rhythm, with developers still experimenting to learn what does and does not work. Nevertheless, players and companies are keeping their eyes open for competitive experiences that could leave a lasting impact on the industry and possibly gain ground in eSports. Companies are also embracing VR and…

‘Detached’ Review

Straight out of Early Access on May 18th, Detached (2017) promises to deliver that free-flying experience, complete with smooth-turning that only a section of the most hard-core first-person VR junkies crave. Offering a single-player mission based on navigation puzzles and an online capture-the-flag multiplayer, space pioneers hoping for a long-term solution to their need for exciting and comfortable…