Reality Clash Developer Diary – Part Three

Welcome to the third of our Developer Diaries, keeping you informed on the build progress of Reality Clash, a mobile augmented reality (AR) combat game for iPhone and Android. For this update, we wanted to focus on how we’re prototyping different approaches of blending the real and virtual worlds together. AR technology has come a…

Blade Runner: Revelations Gets First Teaser Trailer

Last week we reported that a brand new game set in the Blade Runner universe was on its way to Google’s Daydream platform. Today, we’ve got the first trailer for it. Blade Runner: Revelations, as the game is called, is developed by Seismic Games and features an all-new adventure set in the year 2023. You…

Blade Runner: Revelations Receives Debut Teaser Trailer

At CES 2018, Las Vegas, Seismic Games  announced that it has partnered with Alcon Media Group to develop Blade Runner: Revelations, a new adventure experience built specifically for virtual reality (VR) based on the award-winning Blade Runner series. The videogame follows the critically acclaimed release of Blade Runner 2049 from Oscar nominated director Dennis Villeneuve, starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, and today sees the…

Tactical Monsters Rumble Arena Coming to iOS With ARKit Features

A couple of months ago Camex Games launched a monster battle title called Tactical Monsters Rumble Arena for PC and Android devices with no virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) capabilities. Now, the studio has revealed the combat role-playing game (RPG) is coming to iOS devices, and with it support for ARKit. As the name suggests, Tactical…

Animating Emotion – Polyarc Talks About Creating Moss at GDC 2018

It is nigh-universally agreed that Quill, the mouse protagonist of Moss, is incredibly adorable. Creating a character who has such charm and range isn’t just something that pops out of thin air, though, it is a labour of love, as one of the development team from Polyarc will be discussing at a upcoming talk. Moss…

NextVR’s Resolution Upgrade Is A Game-Changer

Newport Beach-based NextVR offered a trio of updates as CES announcements last week. The first announcement was that the company is planning gradual support for full freedom of movement. The second was that the company will be streaming WWE soon. The third update was, in my opinion, the biggest of all — a resolution bump…

This ARKit Game Transforms Your Office Into a Zen Garden

There’s nothing sinister about “feeding the fish” in Orbu, except that you might find it quite addictive. There seems to be a trend in VR gaming towards using the immersive properties of the medium to induce relaxation and facilitate something of a meditative, Zen-like state. Flutter VR was one such title we looked at just…

Survios Announces Official Launch Date of Sprint Vector Closed Beta

Last month virtual reality (VR) developer Survios announced it would be holding a closed beta for its upcoming competitive multiplayer Sprint Vector, for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Today, the studio has revealed the closed beta will begin this Friday, 19th January. The beta will be the first time Sprint Vector is publicly available for hands-on, online competitive platforming,…

Sprint Vector PC Closed Beta Kicks Off This Weekend

Starting this Friday, January 19th, the PC closed beta for Survios’ Sprint Vector will officially happen and lasts until January, 28th. Sprint Vector sort of reminds me of that new food you tried at a restaurant once, unsure if you’d like it, but ended up loving it. In this way it can feel both brand…

Bebylon Battle Royale Part of Epic Games’ Latest Unreal Dev Grants

American developer Kite and Lightning hasn’t yet released it’s long awaited virtual reality (VR) title Bebylon Battle Royale but it is still being awarded funding for the project, this time through Epic Games and its Unreal Dev Grant programme. Every so often Epic Games announces a new raft of dev grants for indie studios that use Unreal…

Lone Echo Gets More Detailed Environments, New Gadgets In Atlas Update

Usually, it’s Ready at Dawn’s other sci-fi VR epic, the multiplayer Echo Arena, that’s getting the updates but this week the team’s single-player adventure, Lone Echo is getting a few tweaks of its own. Actually, if you have the PC for it, the Lone Echo Atlas Patch is pretty significant. Basically, it provides a new…

Nina Takes On An Alien Invasion In Crowe: The Drowned Armory

Rogue Initiative’s Crowe: The Drowned Armory has impressed since its debut last year, so VRFocus‘ Nina decided to dive in and see what she’d been missing. Available now for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, Crowe: The Drowned Armory is an action-adventure videogame designed specifically for VR, and Nina lets us know what she thinks in…

VR vs. Nostradamus (2018 Edition) – Part One

Well, here we are again everybody. It’s the beginning of the year, or at the very least the middle of January and it’s time once again for me to make some degree of predictions. Now, I think it’s actually more difficult to do this than this time last year. Then there were some logical degree…

Bebylon Battle Royale Dev Scores Unreal Dev Grant

Bebylon Battle Royale developer Kite & Lightning is one of a long list of teams awarded funding in the latest round of Epic Games’ Unreal Dev Grants. The team, which made its name with free VR experiences like Senza Peso, was given an undisclosed portion of over $200,000 that Epic handed out to developers. This…

Oculus Starts Selling Single Replacement Touch Controllers

Smashed your left Oculus Touch controller playing Echo Arena? Oculus finally has a solution for you. As spotted by Reddit user indianajonesilm, the company now sells single Touch controllers on the company’s store page, either for your left or right hand, at $69/£69. This is very much a replacement product; you’ll need two Oculus sensors…

The Surrogate Is A Black Mirror-Style VR Experience

Netflix’s Black Mirror series has already shined the spotlight on VR in one of its many cautionary takes on the future of technology. The Surrogate, however, is a Black Mirror-style experience that takes place inside VR itself. Launching today on the Oculus Rift and directed by Peter Flaherty, The Surrogate is an interactive VR experience…

AR Property Videogame Mossworld Looks For Funding With Initial ICO

As we all know augmented reality (AR) got, without question, its most important boost in terms of popularity and awareness thanks to Niantic Labs’ videogame Pokémon Go, based off of the popular series by Nintendo (via The Pokémon Company). Whilst some would debate the title as the best example of a AR videogame, despite efforts by…

CES 2018 Hands-On: Black Box VR Gave Me A Real Workout

I’m a chubby guy. I’ve been chubby ever since middle school and I don’t really have much of an excuse other than typical laziness, poor eating habits, and a lack of exercise. There are millions of people like me out there: people with the means and access to lose weight and be healthy, but a…

StarDrone VR Is PSVR’s First Game Of 2018

We hope you had a good Christmas haul because 2018 sure has been quiet for PlayStation VR (PSVR) so far. But fear not; the content drought ends this week with the arrival of StarDrone VR. We haven’t really seen it in action yet, but StarDroneVR is a spin-off of a pre-existing arcade-style game that mixes…

Flying FPS BattleSky VR Hits Steam Early Access This Month

We’ve seen a few different concepts for virtual reality (VR) shooters. Some attempt to stay still while you take on enemy hoards, others like DOOM VFR make new methods of movement to please a variety of players, and now BattleSky VR wants you to literally fly through the air while spraying bullets as you please. Players will…

VR Mental Illness Experience Anamorphine Delayed

We’ve been keeping a close eye on Anamorphine for a while now. Sadly, we’ll have to wait a little longer to play it. The new VR game, originally due to launch on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR (PSVR) this winter will now be arriving in late Q1 2018, likely indicating a March release…

VR Fighter Nemesis Realms Launches on Steam Early Access This Month

Fighting videogames haven’t quite managed to penetrate virtual reality (VR) yet. Traditional fighters aren’t necessarily suited for VR, as we saw with Tekken 7’s somewhat lacklustre VR support last year. Despite that, it hasn’t stopped developers Evocat Games from attempting something brand new in the fighting genre; an asymmetrical party fighter built for VR first….

Something for the Weekend: Ten Best PlayStation VR Discounts

It’s the weekend, and you want to spend some time plugged deep into your PlayStation VR head-mounted display (HMD) and enjoy some virtual reality (VR) gaming, right? Right, so we’ve collected a bunch of interesting VR videogames and experiences that you can enjoy right now at a discounted price. Just take a look below and…

Seabed Prelude Gets a Discount and a Brand New Update

Under the sea is a seminal song for a generation. It made children, now adults, all over the world truly believe in the power of a singing crab and a fantasy world of musical undersea creatures, thanks to Disney’s The Little Mermaid. It’s nostalgic for many of us, and if you’re one of those people,…