Gungrave VR Getting Physical ‘Loaded Coffin Edition’

Ever since its announcement back in April last year, we at VRFocus have been particularly interested in any news that might concern Gungrave VR. Finally confirmed to be coming West back in May, the fast-paced virtual reality (VR) shooter by IGGYMOB, Marvelous Entertainment and their “independent-minded” publishing team XSEED Games, Gungrave VR sees a return to…

Echo Combat Second Open Beta Coming This Weekend, Starts July 20

According to a blog post from Echo Games on Medium, Echo Combat is getting a second Open Beta period that starts this Friday, July 20th at 10:30AM PT and lasts until Sunday, July 22nd at 10:00AM PT. Last month Echo Combat had its first Open Beta period allowing anyone with a Rift to hop in…

Echo Combat Second Open Beta Coming This Weekend, Starts July 20

According to a blog post from Echo Games on Medium, Echo Combat is getting a second Open Beta period that starts this Friday, July 20th at 10:30AM PT and lasts until Sunday, July 22nd at 10:00AM PT. Last month Echo Combat had its first Open Beta period allowing anyone with a Rift to hop in…

Modbox Dev Shows Why Valve’s Skeletal Input Is So Useful

A recent video posted by Lee Vermeulen, the developer behind Modbox, shows how useful Valve’s skeletal input can be for developers. For those unfamiliar, Modbox is a sandbox creation game that initially launched in early access back with the HTC Vive in April 2016. Players can create games in VR and share them with others….

Unreal Engine Gets Official Mixed Reality Video Support With Version 4.20

Developers working with the Unity toolset to build VR experiences have enjoyed solid support for mixed reality video capture for around two years now. A mixed reality video seamlessly merges two realities in real-time, so this means that many Unity-based VR games, starting with Job Simulator and Fantastic Contraption, include features that let enthusiastic players…

Unreal Engine 4.20 Released With Robust AR Support

After its usual process of releasing several previews, Epic Games has today launched the next version of its popular videogame engine, Unreal Engine 4.20, making it easier and more seamless for developers to build realistic characters and immersive environments across videogames, film and TV, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) and enterprise…

NeverBound Is A Gravity-Defying Shooter With Some Awesome Ideas

I’m starting to think the fastest way to making a compelling VR game is to play with gravity. Lone Echo used zero gravity traversal to create an immersive adventure and then Downward Spiral did the same with the ability to bring friends into the game. Enthusiast Games’ NeverBound might not be as revelatory as those…

NeverBound Is A Gravity-Defying Shooter With Some Awesome Ideas

I’m starting to think the fastest way to making a compelling VR game is to play with gravity. Lone Echo used zero gravity traversal to create an immersive adventure and then Downward Spiral did the same with the ability to bring friends into the game. Enthusiast Games’ NeverBound might not be as revelatory as those…

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Coming To VR In 2019 Via Archangel Dev

Now that Archangel: Hellfire is out (and is pretty good!), developer Skydance Interactive is ready to announce its next VR project: The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners We actually reported that Skydance had partnered with the company behind the massive zombie franchise, Skybound, last year, but the game was officially revealed for the first time…

Skydance Interactive Unveils The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Coming in 2019

While OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead has yet to see the light of day, fans of the TV series still have plenty of immersive videogames to choose from. After the launch of augmented reality (AR) title The Walking Dead: Our World for iOS and Android devices last week, this week has seen Skydance Interactive unveiled virtual reality (VR) title The…

New York Finally Confirmed For Marvel Powers United VR

For all of the exotic comic book locations confirmed for Marvel: Powers United VR thus far, the staple of superhero land hasn’t yet been confirmed. That changes today. Yes, downtown New York City will be available in the game when it launches next week. The war-torn streets will resemble something like the climactic battle of…

Germany’s Galaxy Erding Water Park now has a VR Attraction

Theme parks using virtual reality (VR) is nothing new, with locations like Six Flags and Alton Towers utilising the technology to enhance rollercoasters with immersive imagery. Combining high-tech VR equipment with water on the other hand might seem like a foolhardy attempt to bring water parks into the 21st Century but that’s exactly what Galaxy Erding…

Hotel Transylvania VR Has More Than A Bit Of Beat Saber In It

Sony released another movie this month, which of course means there’s a tie-in VR experience to go with it. This time it’s the Hotel Transylvania series getting the headset treatment. Sony Pictures Virtual Reality today announced Hotel Transylvania Popstic, tying into the recent release of the third entry in the animated movie series. As the…

Parents Join in the Fun With AR Tie-In For Hotel Transylvania 3

The Hotel Transylvania series has two successful movies under its belt, with a third due for release soon. The franchise now plans to add augmented reality (AR) into the mix with a new smartphone app that will let children and parents play together by using AR. The app has been announced by Biba Ventures, a…

Gorgeous VR Adventure Torn Releases Next Month

It looks like one of the best-looking VR games of 2018 will be with us in a few short weeks. Torn from Aspyr games just got a pre-order listing on the PlayStation Store, which itself states the game is launching on August 28th. We’ve reached out to the developer to confirm the date is accurate….

Get in the Rhythm With Hotel Transylvania Popstic at VR Arcades Worldwide

Even in its relatively short lifespan the virtual reality (VR) industry has seen plenty of movie and videogame collaborations, with the biggest probably being the launch of Marvel Powers United VR this month. But that’s not the only movie tie-in this month with Sony Pictures Virtual Reality announcing a new VR rhythm title called Hotel Transylvania Popstic. Created…

Evasion: The Story Behind Archiact’s Upcoming Sci-Fi Co-Op VR Shooter

Editor’s Note: This post was written by Evasion developer Archiact’s Lead Writer, Peter Boychuk, and is being published here as a guest developer blog. Evasion is a sci-fi bullet hell shooter for PlayStation VR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. If you haven’t already, check out the latest trailer for a glimpse into the pulse-pounding action…

Charming Puzzler GNOG now Supports HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

After launching colourful puzzle title GNOG for PlayStation VR just over a year ago developer KO_OP had planned on launching a PC version with HTC Vive and Oculus Rift support in November 2017. That didn’t occur for an undisclosed reason, but today that delay has come to an end. GNOG is a 3D puzzle game…

‘Marvel Powers United VR’ to Feature Avenger Villains Madame Hydra & Scientist Supreme

Oculus and Sanzaru Games today announced two more villains coming to MARVEL Powers United VR, the superhero co-op battle Rift game which is slated to launch July 26th. Both villainous foes to the Avengers, the companies today revealed that Madame Hydra (aka ‘Viper’) and Scientist Supreme are coming to the game. First revealed at Disney D23 fan expo last summer, Marvel Powers United…

Archangel: Hellfire Review – The Best VR Mech Combat Game Yet

Piloting a giant mech has been a fantasy for sci-fi lovers around the world for decades. From popular anime like Gundam and TV shows such as Power Rangers, to modern interpretations in Pacific Rim and more, we’ve become accustomed to seeing giant robots marvelously realized in our favorite works of fiction. And while Archangel: Hellfire…

Sports Title Racket: Nx Leaving Early Access Today

A couple of months back VRFocus reported on indie developer One Hamsa announcing that its futuristic tennis title Racket: Nx would be fully launching in July 2018 having spent just over a year in Early Access. VRFocus can confirmed that will be happening today. Racket: Nx might be inspired by sports like tennis, the actual experience itself turns…

‘Archangel: Hellfire’ Multiplayer Expansion Leaves Open Beta, ‘Free Mode’ PvP Battles Now Available

Archangel: Hellfire, a multiplayer mech combat expansion to the original Archangel (2017) game, today launched out of open beta. In addition, the studio also released a free version of the multiplayer game, dubbed Archangel: Hellfire ‘Enlist Free’, that gives you basic access to much of multiplayer mech combat. Skydance Interactive first announced Archangel: Hellfire back in April, a free…

VR vs. It’s Coming Home

The World Cup is over, five weeks of intense football which descended on Russia and allowed many of us to have a brief respite from the craziness that seems to have engulfed the world in the last few years. Somewhat depressingly it won’t even be another four years before the next competition, instead it will…