HTC Vive’s Best Strategy Game Heads to PlayStation VR

Steel Wool Games’ Quar: Battle for Gate 18 launched alongside the HTC Vive last year as something of an unknown quantity. An obscure real-time strategy (RTS) videogame that had received little attention prior to launch turned-out to be one of the PC’s best virtual reality (VR) strategy titles, and now that experience has been confirmed…

Arizona Sunshine Update for PlayStation VR Adds Improved Aim Controller Support

Last month Vertigo Games and Jaywalkers Interactive launched their acclaimed zombie shooter Arizona Sunshine for PlayStation VR, having previously released on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. This week the developers have launched a new update for the PlayStation VR version, 1.02, bringing with it improvements for the Aim controller, Move controllers and more. PlayStation VR players will…

M.I.A. Reveals Dead Moon – Revenge on Phobos Coming to Steam Early Access

If there’s one thing virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays (HMDs) have a lot of is first-person shooters (FPS). Yes, the technology fits the genre very well, offering intense action filled experiences, but to standout from the crowd developers need to offer something special, Later this month Mercury Aerospace Industries (M.A.I.) will be launching its second VR…

M.A.I. Reveals Dead Moon – Revenge on Phobos Coming to Steam Early Access

If there’s one thing virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays (HMDs) have a lot of is first-person shooters (FPS). Yes, the technology fits the genre very well, offering intense action filled experiences, but to standout from the crowd developers need to offer something special, Later this month Mercury Aerospace Industries (M.A.I.) will be launching its second VR…

The Five Best HTC Vive Releases For The Week Of 07/16/17

As the VR ecosystem continues, so shall our coverage! Each week we’ll give a full list of all the releases per usual, but also highlight the 5 most interesting experiences each week. This week’s highlights go from 1 on 1 magical duels all the way to DJ’ing in a club, so you’re likely to find…

New PSVR Releases For Week Of 07/16/17

PlayStation VR (PSVR) is still going strong a month on from its E3 showing; this week sees the release of two big shooters for the platform, one of which is easily one of the best games going for the platform right now. If you missed last week’s releases then you can see them here.  UploadVR…

VR Puzzler Dr Kvorak’s Obliteration Game Coming to Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

Videogames aren’t something that just happen overnight – good ones anyway. They take time and dedication to create, no matter how big the studio, with developers toiling away for countless hours building entertaining experiences for everyone to enjoy. UK-based indie studio Freekstorm knows this only too well, having developed its puzzle adventure title Doctor Kvorak’s Obliteration Game…

Grab Your Wizards Hat as inVokeR Materializes on HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

If you love a bit of magic and sorcery virtual reality (VR) developers have got you covered. The Mage’s Tale, Wands MageWorks, The Unspoken and more all offer differing levels of magical combat and spell making. This week another has been added to that list, with indie developer 8th Shore Inc. releasing VR wizard dueling game,…

KryptCrawler Creeps onto Oculus Rift and Gear VR

Headup Games and CrazyBunch have launched the long-awaited KryptCrawler, now available for Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR. KryptCrawler will let you enter vast and dangerous dungeons designed exclusively for virtual reality (VR). KryptCrawler delivers a combination of turn-based gameplay and real-time combat, combined with the immersion of modern VR technology. Throughout their adventure…

What Google’s Blocks Could Mean for the Future of Virtual Reality

Google introduced a new VR-based toolset called Blocks that will specifically allow developers to create and design 3D objects —  for use with VR experiences —  in their natural environment. To put it more simply, this tool allows anyone to create 3D objects from within a VR environment. Just don a 3D VR headset and…

Flexpoint Says AR and VR is Having a Big Effect on Commerce

Flexpoint Sensor Systems are primarily known for creating custom flexible sensors called ‘Bend Sensors’ for use in products such as data gloves. The company has recently announced that it has received a record purchase order volume from virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) market and has used this to comment upon how VR and…

Preview: Project CARS 2 – Aiming for Pole Position

Racing videogames tend to come in two types, the outlandish arcade ones like Mario Kart, or the hyper realistic simulators such as Gran Turismo. Virtual reality (VR) fans have already had a taste of both, seeing titles like VR Karts, DiRT Rally and Project CARS launch come to Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. The latter, by Slightly Mad Studios,…

Oculus: Don’t Hold Your Breath For New Rift Tech Soon

Thinking that Oculus’ insane Rift sale is to clear out stock for something new? Think again: the company has no plans for new Rift tech anytime soon. Head of Content Jason Rubin said as much in a recent interview with Cnet, assuring people that just bought the headset — currently discounted to $399 with Oculus…

Obscura Release Date Creeps Forward

Indie developer Michael Hegemann appears to have stepped on the gas this summer, as his debut virtual reality (VR) videogame, Obscura, will now launch months ahead of the previously promised release date. Obscura will debut on Steam, compatible with HTC Vive and Oculus Rift with Oculus Touch, next week. Capitalising on the deep immersion that…

Horror is at it’s Best When You Can’t See

VRFocus catch up with Justin Ng from Gattai Game, a Singapore based company who have taken their award-winning student videogame previously known as Lurking into virtual reality (VR). This is a first-person mic-enabled sound-based stealth thriller. This narrative single player game uses sound to enable you to see but also allow enemies to hear you….

V-Racer Hoverbike Targets WipEout in VR

Sony Computer Entertainment (SIE) recently brought back the classic futuristic racing franchise, WipEout, in a compendium release for PlayStation 4.The lack of virtual reality (VR) support disappointed many, but indie developer VertexBreakers look set to capitalise on the resurgence of interest in high-speed racing with V-Racer Hoverbike. Developed on the Unity engine, V-Racer Hoverbike is…

Less Is More With Micro Cosmic Worlds

The possibilities of virtual reality (VR) open up many avenues and allow VR users to explore many new places and perspectives. Micro Cosmic Worlds uses VR to let players explore the world from the perspective of being very, very small to see the world in a new way. Developers Codon Inc. created Micro Cosmic Worlds…

Dear Reality Release New Workflow for Spacial Audio

Use of sound in videogames and movies is an underrated but essential part of the experience. Skilful use of audio in virtual reality (VR) can make all the difference in terms of atmosphere and immersion. To make the process of creating 3D soundscapes for VR easier, Dear Reality have released a new workflow called Spacial…

Age of Heroes Brings Massive Boss Battles to Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

Back in May Chinese developer Omnigames launched a Kickstarter for its upcoming virtual reality (VR) combat title Age of Heroes. The funding campaign was unsuccessful, failing to reach its $10,000 USD but that didn’t stop the studio and today the videogame has launched on Steam for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Omnigames, is a Vive X portfolio…

Upcoming LG V30 Smartphone Might Have Google Daydream Support

Since the start of 2017 electronics manufacturer LG have taken an interest in virtual reality (VR). There have been indications that LG are partnering with Valve, perhaps to make a new version of the Vive headset, and new information now indicates that LG’s forthcoming smartphone, the V30 will be including Google Daydream support. Rumoured specifications…

5 Essential Tips For Surviving Superhot VR

Superhot VR does not love you. It wants to hurt you, beat you, break you, and grind you down into the hardened combat veteran that you’ll need to embody to survive. With the hit VR combat game finally arriving on PlayStation VR (PSVR) this week, we thought it was about time to offer some helpful…

Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul To Hit PlayStation VR This Summer

Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul has been in development since 2015, finally getting a Steam Early Access Release for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift in March 2017. Fans have been awaiting news of the expected PlayStation VR release for some time, and developers VRWERX have said on Twitter that PlayStation VR owners should expect a…

uSens Unveils SLAM-Based 6DOF Tracking for Mobile VR/AR

uSens, the tracking technology specialist behind the Fingo, has announced development of a Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping (SLAM) based mobile inside-out 6DOF positional tracking solution. Designed specifically for mobile devices, using advanced machine learning and computer vision techniques, uSens’ algorithm constructs a virtual map of an environment without the need for markers. This environment can then be customised…

Dead Effect 2 VR Update Adds PvP Multiplayer

Last month BadFly Interactive launched a virtual reality (VR) version of its Dead Effect 2 videogame on Steam Early Access for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. This week the developer has released a major update for the title, which not only includes a bunch of bug fixes and improvements, but also player vs player (PvP) co-op mulitplayer modes…

Hands-On: The VRHero Is A 5K Resolution Headset From VRgineers

VR currently does a lot of different things well across a variety of devices. The Gear VR is a great mobile headset but it’s underpowered and lacks positional tracking. The HTC Vive and Oculus Rift have good content and roomscale capabilities, but they’re tethered and the resolution isn’t great. PSVR is affordable given its relative…

Your VR and AR Event Guide to Comic-Con 2017

San Diego Comic-Con kicks off this week, and if last year is any indicator, we can again expect VR to make a major showing during the four-day conference. Comic-Con 2016 introduced VR to fans from all over the world last year, with brands like MTV, DC Comics, Conan, FX, Suicide Squad, and Mr. Robot making…

Competition: Watch The Jetwalls In Cyberpunk Motorcycle Game Qbike

When people are first introduced to the concept of virtual reality (VR) many tend to think of something they’ve seen in TV or in a movie, or those that have had experience of it in previous generations of the technology might think it is purely that.  For tha majority though it’s the memory of the…

Despite Tracking Troubles Superhot VR Is One Of PSVR’s Best Games

Seven months on from its initial release and Superhot VR remains one of the industries greatest triumphs. So rare is it to see a game’s already-excellent concepts and mechanics so perfectly distilled into such a wildly untamed platform, but here was something that made it all look easy. Rarer still is the fact that the…