Dell’s Mixed Reality Headset Named ‘Visor’, Controller Bundle Revealed

Dell has revealed that the company’s upcoming mixed reality (MR) head-mounted display (HMD) for Windows 10 will be known as ‘Visor’. The product was already confirmed to be launching later this year at $349.99 USD with controllers also set to be available for $99.99, but now a retail bundle package has been revealed containing both…

Mac and Cheez Come to Mobile with Baobab VR

Fans of Baobab Studios virtual reality (VR) content offering will be able to enjoy them even more with the launch of the Baobab VR app for Android and iOS. Well known for its VR short Invasion! featuring bubbling alien duo Mac and Cheez, the launch of the app also includes an additional feature, iPhone users can…

Trophies for Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur VR Indicate PlayStation VR Release

In May Square Enix and Gree Inc. released Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur VR via Steam in Japan for HTC Vive. While that’s been no official word regarding support for other virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays (HMDs) it looks like PlayStation VR will also get a version due to the appearance of PlayStation 4 Trophies. A listing of PlayStation…

Jaunt’s VR App for Windows Mixed Reality to feature Cortana Voice Navigation

Today’s virtual reality (VR) news has been firmly focused on Microsoft and its Windows Mixed Reality (MR) headset announcements. One of which was the unveiling of several apps and videogames that’ll support the new head-mounted displays (HMDs) from HP, Dell, Acer and Lenovo. This included Jaunt’s own VR app, which the company has now said…

Halo, Arizona Sunshine, SUPERHOT VR and More Coming to Windows Mixed Reality

For any new videogame hardware to have any impact at launch it needs some killer titles for consumers to get enthusiastic about. Due to arrive later this year will be Microsoft’s Mixed Reality (MR) head-mounted displays (HMDs), coming from manufacturers like Acer, Dell, Lenovo and HP. There hasn’t been a great deal of info released…

Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality HMDs Will Support Steam

Later this year Microsoft will be launching its first virtual reality (VR) headsets, hotting up the competition against PC-based devices Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Today, the company has announced support for Valve’s SteamVR platform. “The introduction of Windows Mixed Reality headsets is a big step forward for VR,” said Valve Software’s Joe Ludwig in…

Preview: The Stone – The Beginnings of a Sci-Fi Space Opera

The short virtual reality (VR) experiences that dominated head-mounted displays (HMDs) are slowly giving way to larger story driven videogames that provide hours of content. Role playing games (RPGs) like The Mage’s Tale are becoming more common place – with Fallout 4 and Skyrim on the way – offering fantasy worlds for players to get engrossed…

REZ Infinite’s ‘Area X’ is a Hint of What’s Coming Next

REZ Infinite made its virtual reality (VR) debut last year on PlayStation VR, and subsequently arrived on PC head-mounted displays (HMDs), the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, earlier this month. With the videogame having been met with a great deal of critical acclaim Enhance Games would be foolish to not consider delivering more REZ to…

Preview: Spartaga – Returning to 80’s Neon Bullet Hell

Bullet hell videogames have soul all of their own, they’re not first-person shooters (FPS) or highly precise simulators, instead they tend to be a quintessential arcade game, arming players with ridiculous weapons to take on evermore impossible odds. It can seem like carnage, as titles like Geometry Wars prove they can also be highly addictive…

Emotion Sensing In VR: The New Face of Digital Interaction

Since the first mainframe computers were created, designers and engineers have sought more intuitive ways to interact with communication technologies. The Analytical Engine of Charles Babbage of the early 19th century used punch cards and levers to enable interaction with these early computers. Fast forward 100 years and the keyboard, and later the mouse would…

HTC Vive Receives Official Price Drop

HTC Vive today announced a $200 USD price reduction for Vive, making the best VR system more accessible to the mass market, across the globe. Starting today, Vive will be available for $599. All Vive purchases come with a free trial to Viveport Subscription, where consumers can choose up to five titles per month to experience,…

Something for the Weekend: The Best VR Discounts on PlayStation Store

This year’s summer sale on PlayStation Store may have come to an end, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still bargains to be had. This week’s round-up of discounted titles looks specifically at PlayStation VR, and we have two AAA titles available at a reduced price for a limited time. DiRT Rally The DiRT Rally…

Review: Dracula: Vampires vs. Zombies

Mention the phrase ‘wave shooter’ to any long standing virtual reality (VR) fans and the likelihood of a groan and roll of the eyes will follow. In the 17 months that PC head-mounted displays (HMDs) have been available to consumers, both HTC Vive and Oculus Rift have been inundated with this genre of first-person shooter…

Radial-G: Racing Revolved Dated for PlayStation VR

The long awaited PlayStation VR edition of Radial-G: Racing Revolved now has an official release date. Following some confusion last week, which resulted in the reveal of a retail boxed edition here on VRFocus, Tammeka Games’ Radial-G: Racing Revolved has been confirmed for release both on the high street and via PlayStation Network next month….

Animated Horror AI Nightmare Coming to VR Headsets

Lindero Edutainment, the team behind Earthquake Simulator VR for HTC Vive, has announced the debut of AI Nightmare, an animated 3D 360° virtual reality (VR) science-fiction thriller. AI Nightmare aims to deliver an unbelievable journey which allows the viewer to step into the middle of the movie’s action. Waking up in the dead of night,…

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…

VR Expected to Reach Over Quarter of a Billion Users by 2022

According to figures released by ABI Research, the rate of adoption of virtual reality (VR) will continue to increase over the next few years, gaining up to 256 million users worldwide by 2022, generating revenues of over $60 billion (USD) by that year. The report indicates that much of the expected user base will be…

US Prison System Documentary ‘Step to the Line’ Released on Within

In April, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg announced the launch of Step to the Line, a 360-degree documentary taking an in depth look at the American penal system. Created as part of Oculus’ Creators Lab, the film exclusively released for Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR. Within has bought the distribution rights, so now the documentary can be found through its…

Radial-G: Racing Revolved Getting Boxed Edition on PlayStation 4

The long awaited PlayStation 4 edition of Radial-G: Racing Revolved is nearly with us, but prior to release developer Tammeka Games has revealed to VRFocus that a retail boxed edition of the videogame will be made available alongside the digital edition on PlayStation Network. Set to launch in September 2017, both editions of the videogame…

Need a Headset Stand? VOYA VR Could be the Most Advanced yet

Whether you have one virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) or multiples, the cost of the hardware means that you’ll want to keep your purchase safe and out the way rather than just leaving it around. There are plenty of ways to do this, some users simply purchase a hook or similar to attach their…

TPCast Receive’s FCC Approval for Battery and Transmitter

There’s currently a race going on in the virtual reality (VR) industry to make tethered head-mounted displays (HMDs) wireless, removing one of the biggest issues that break immersion. One of the earliest solutions to be revealed was TPCast in 2016, a Chinese company that was part of HTC’s Vive X Accelerator. Now it seems as…

VR vs. Streaming & Network Infrastructure

This week’s VR vs. won’t be brought to you by VRFocus’ social guru Kevin Eva, as he’s enjoying a well earned week off. Instead you got me, and I want to talk about virtual reality (VR) data consumption, streaming and network infrastructure (exciting stuff I know), as it plays a fundamental role in the growth…

Bloody Zombies to see Simultaneous Launch on HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR in September

In May, British studio nDreams announced a publishing deal with Paw Print Games to bring it’s side-scrolling brawler Bloody Zombies to virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays (HMDs) alongside Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Today the companies have revealed the simultaneous launch date, bringing the co-op fighter to players in September. Bloody Zombies features a one-to-four person co-op…

The Best HTC Vive Games of 2017 so far

Last week VRFocus complied a list of the best videogames that have launched during 2017 for Oculus Rift, so it was only natural that its PC-based rival HTC Vive should get one as well. HTC’s head-mounted display (HMD) has fared better with consumers – unofficial figures are anything to go by – even though it’s…

HTC Deliver FAQ on Vive Standalone Headsets

HTC announced a new all-in-one head-mounted display (HMD) for the China market last month, the Vive Standalone, which followed the announcement of a device targeting the western market back at Google I/O in May 2017. Following some confusion about the two HMDs, HTC has offered a question and answer session to clarify the situation. The…

Doctor Kvorak’s Obliteration Game Hits Steam

Making videogames can sometimes be a labour of love. A time consuming process at the best of times, for even the biggest videogame studios projects can take years and years – and that’s before any potential issues that may tip the scales and slide the title into development hell. Doctor Kvorak’s Obliteration Game is, thankfully,…

Facebook Celebrates 360 Degrees With Weekend Livestream Event

Facebook is all about video at the moment as it continues to manoeuvre its way to becoming a viable alternative and rival to YouTube for providing video content. 360 degree video is a growing medium now that cameras capable of capturing footage are now cheaper much more readily available. One we regularly visit on VRFocus as…