Where Are The VR MMOs?

In last week’s excellent VR Vs Article, our own Kevin Eva made an observation that has been on the mind of many virtual reality (VR) users. Where are all the MMO titles for VR? The idea of the immersive VR MMORPG has been a mainstay of fictional representations of VR, from Ready Player One to…

Payday 2 VR Beta May Be Coming This Month

A few months ago we found out that Overkill was bringing its popular online heist simulator, Payday 2, to VR. Since then we haven’t really heard much about the game but we may be playing it very, very soon. The official Payday 2 press account recently dropped a teaser for its upcoming event, named Locke…

Watch A Windows VR Headset Running SteamVR With The Zero Dome

Pillow Head Games has another update video of its promising zero-gravity shooter, The Zero Dome, this month, but the footage also gives us a glimpse of a Windows VR headset running in SteamVR. Microsoft’s new headsets, made in partnership with a range of companies, are releasing tomorrow. Developers currently have access to a closed beta…

Making Space: Ubisoft Discuss Bringing Multiplayer VR Shooter Space Junkies To Life

Back at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) this year, VRFocus managed to get hands-on with Space Junkies behind closed doors, speaking with Adrian Lacy, Producer of Ubisoft Montpellier about the videogame. This multiplayer first-person shooter (FPS) was shown again at Oculus Connect 4, where four players could fight two versus two in a futuristic map filled with…

PSVR Exclusive Golem Now Set For Early 2018 Launch

We’ve been on the hunt for Golem, a promising PlayStation VR (PSVR) adventure game since it fell off the radar earlier this year. Never fear, though, the game has just been confirmed for an early 2018 release. Golem is one of more than 60 titles Sony recently confirmed would be releasing over the next few…

Audio-Based Stealth Thriller Stifled Gets PSVR Release Date

We’ve been hearing about intriguing stealth thriller title Stifled for some time, but soon we’ll finally get to play it. Stifled is coming to PlayStation VR (PSVR) in just over two weeks’ time on October 31st, developer Gattai Games confirmed on the PlayStation Blog. The game has been in development for some three years in…

Fate/Grand Order VR feat. Mashu Kyrielight Coming to PlayStation VR in Japan for Free

In July Japanese developer Type-Moon released the second trailer for its PlayStation VR title Fate/Grand Order VR feat. Mash Kyrielight. Today the studio has announced that the videogame will be released via the Japanese PlayStation Store on 6th December for free. The studio posted the date on its official website which was spotted by Gematsu. Originally unveiled at the Fate/Grand Order Winter…

Hear Your Fears as Horror Title Stifled Dated for Halloween Launch on PlayStation VR

VRFocus has covered a few virtual reality (VR) horror titles being released in time for Halloween but there’s been very few for PlayStation VR as it celebrates its first anniversary. Luckily Gattai Games has announced that its highly anticipated videogame, Stifled, will launch on the platform on 31st October. If you’ve not been following VRFocus’ coverage of…

AR Stacking Game Beasts of Balance Available on Apple.com and in Apple Stores

If your’re looking for a family game to play this Christmas that combines traditional boardgame elements with high tech augmented reality (AR) then look no further than Sensible Objects’ Beasts of Balance. In preparation for the festive season the company has announced that both Apple.com and Apple Stores will now be stocking the game. The Beasts of Balance…

VR, AR and MR Come Together in Canada’s BC Tech Cube

In Vancouver, Canada the BC Tech Association has announced the opening of a virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) technology hub called The Cube. Its creation is designed to support the growth of companies in the AR/VR/MR space, whilst serving as a platform for the community to connect, collaborate and learn from one another. The…

The Biggest PSVR Releases Of The Week 10/08/17

Happy birthday PSVR! Sony’s headset turns one today, and to celebrate there’s some big discounts on games on the US PlayStation Store (sorry, EU). If you’re in the market for new releases, though, there’s only a handful of things to talk about this week, though a big release you should definitely check out is here….

The Biggest HTC Vive Releases Of The Week 10/08/17

Lots of great new games to talk about on Vive this week. If you missed the previous iteration of this list, you can see those new releases here. And don’t forget that UploadVR has a Steam community group, complete with a curated list of recommendations so that you don’t have to waste any money finding out what’s good in…

Alvo Looks To Be PSVR, Rift And Vive’s Counter-Strike

Watch the trailer for Alvo, the new VR first-person shooter (FPS) from Quiz Night Tonight developer Mardonpol, and it’s not difficult to get a sense of where the studio is going with its new project. Alvo looks like it wants to be VR’s very own Counter-Strike; a close-quarters military combat game that captures the intensity…

PSVR Turns One: A Year Of Frustrating Fun For Sony’s Headset

Between the hustle and bustle of Oculus Connect this week it was all too easy to forget that one of VR’s biggest headsets was celebrating its first birthday. In fact, even without Oculus stealing the headlines, it’s hard to believe PlayStation VR (PSVR) really launched a year ago to the day. Time flies when you’re…

The Virtual Arena: New Concepts Launching For VR Entertainment

Developments in the Out-of-Home VR entertainment scene continues to gather pace, and several high-profile conferences and exhibitions have acted as a lightning rod to galvanise the circulation of the latest information on developments – industry specialist and VRFocus columnist Kevin Williams, charts the latest developments. With both the Future of Immersive Leisure (FOIL) conference in…

Square Enix’s Million Arthur VR Gets Surprise Release On Vive

Not wanting Oculus to get all the headlines this week, Vive Studios and Square Enix just released the English version of Million Arthur VR. Developed by Gree, Million Arthur is a Japanese card-based action game that’s previously released on mobile platforms. The VR version of the game is built specifically for headsets and is set…

Game Engine Unity Rolls Out 2017.2 Update

While this week will be dominated by Oculus due to its annual conference taking place, there’s plenty of other things going on, namely videogame development engine Unity announcing the launch of its next version, 2017.2. As the platform is one of the most popular for designing and building both virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality…

Bait! Arctic Open Enters Facebook Spaces

The latest Oculus Connect event has generated a lot of news, announcements and excitement. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced the company’s intention to get 1 billion people into virtual reality (VR), so a new emphasis on the social aspects of VR is no surprise. As part of this strategy, a new multiplayer experience will…

Don’t Lose Sight Of Blind

Virtual reality (VR) is known for being truly immersive, blocking off your senses and is sometimes described as an ’empathy machine’. Blind was born at the 2014 global game jam where the devs took the ‘video’ out of ‘videogame’ and made players blind. By using a cane and tapping objects, soundwaves will bounce sound off objects and…

Mobile FPS Guns of Boom Goes AR With new Spectator Mode

Last month mobile videogame developer Game Insight announced it would be enhancing two of its titles with augmented reality (AR) using Apple’s ARKit, My Country and Guns of Boom. Today the studio has updated the latter adding an AR Spectator Mode for the first-person shooter (FPS). Using the new mode, players can watch matches unfold in real-time, being able…

OC4: Stealth Game République VR Coming To Gear VR This Winter

République developer Camouflaj is getting into VR with a port of its popular dystopian stealth series. République VR for Gear VR was announced on-stage at Oculus Connect yesterday. The developer is bringing the full experience over to the VR containing all five episodes of the original series and promising 10 to 15 hours of gameplay….

Hands-On With Santa Cruz And Full Freedom Of Movement Controllers

Oculus offered me brief hands-on time with its Santa Cruz standalone headset prototype and full freedom of movement controllers. I got to try the earlier version of Santa Cruz at last year’s conference and, like last year, I wasn’t allowed to shoot video of my time with the all-in-one gear. Before diving into my impressions,…

OC4: Echo Arena Expansion Echo Combat Unveiled

The critically-acclaimed and all-around-fun zero-G space esport Echo Arena is getting more gameplay modes as Echo Combat was announced today at Facebook’s Oculus Connect conference in San Jose, California. As Oculus’ fastest title to hit $1 million in sales, it’s no surprise developer Ready At Dawn would want to continue to expand the game and…

Camouflaj Announce First VR Title for Gear VR République VR

Today Oculus Connect has returned for its fourth annual showcase, with event attendees able to get their hands on some of the latest titles and listen to talks covering future ideas and advancements in virtual reality (VR). Of course the main showpiece is the keynote speech which opens proceedings, and there’s been plenty going on…

Oculus Teases VR Titles From Respawn and Pixar

A first-person VR game is coming from the developers of Titanfall. Along with a whirlwind of updates coming out of Oculus Connect 4, Oculus VP of content Jason Rubin took the stage to showcase the company’s next wave of VR games we should be getting hyped about. Two new VR experiences were teased, including a…

OC4: Thor Is Coming To Marvel: Powers United

Just ahead of the launch of his new movie next month, thunder god Thor has been confirmed for the upcoming Marvel: Powers United. Thor made his debut during the Oculus Connect keynote talk today. A trailer for the game, developed by Ripcoil creator Sanzaru Games, shows the hero battling alongside Hulk in an arena similar…

First Hands-On With Windlands 2 And Its New Co-Op Mode

Windlands was the game VR needed in April 2016. Amongst launch line-ups consisting of hour-long tech demos and teasers of what could one day be, here was a full adventure that let players explore the world around them with complete agency. It may not have been perfect, but bounding around sun-licked ruins and swinging through…