How VR Experiences Influence Consumer Buying Decisions

There is no doubt in our mind that in the next couple of years we will see the virtual reality industry continue to grow at an unbelievable rate. The value of the industry is set to rise from 1.9 Billion Dollars (2016) to over 20 Billion Dollars! So with that amount of money being projected…

Peraso Look To Provide The Connectivity Needed In A Wireless VR World

Whether “wireless”, “untethered” or “standalone” virtual reality (VR) afficionardos and casual users alike can’t wait to be free of the pesky cord tying their head-mounted display (HMD) to either console or PC. It’s an understandable next step in VR’s evolution as a retail product and both first and third parties are looking into solutions. The…

Hammerhead VR’s Horror Title Syren 2 Returns for a Gameplay Video

Earlier this month Hammerhead VR released the second episode for its virtual reality (VR) horror experience Syren 2,  for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. So VRFocus thought it would be a good idea to return to the ocean depths and see what the new release entails. The first episode arrived back in February for both headsets,…

SUPERHOT VR goes Classical for its HTC Vive Launch Trailer

If you didn’t know already SUPERHOT VR launched on HTC Vive this past week, ending its exclusivity with Oculus Touch. The team behind the award-winning title naturally released a new launch trailer to promote the title, taking some classical music and mixing the slow-motion action into one awesome video. VRFocus readers should know what SUPERHOT VR is all…

VRFocus Grabs a Trusty Tank and Heads into the Battlezone

When PlayStation VR launched back in October 2016 one of its day one titles came from British developer Rebellion with Battlezone. Then a few weeks ago Oculus Rift and HTC Vive owners got the pleasure of diving into this cyber world. If you’ve not tried Battlezone out yet then checkout VRFocus‘ first gameplay video of the title. Featuring…

Eternity Warriors VR Seeks Greenlight Votes

Having seen success with four titles for smartphones, developer Vanimals Games are bringing the Eternity Warriors franchise to virtual reality (VR). The creators are seeking support through Steam’s Greenlight system in order to get the title published. The original Eternity Warriors was launched six years ago on smartphones and has had three sequels since then….

Wiping out Aliens has Never been more Funky in Cosmic Trip

This week indie developer Funktronic Labs brought its first virtual reality (VR) title, Cosmic Trip, out of early access for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. A sort of real-time strategy (RTS) experience but from a first-person viewpoint, VRFocus has some gameplay footage so you can see what the videogame is all about. Cosmic Trip puts players on an…

Don Your Space Suit as EVERSPACE Comes to VR

It’s been a while in the making but finally ROCKFISH Games’ rogue-like space combat title EVERSPACE Earlier this month the studio revealedhas finally made it to virtual reality (VR). the title would be getting the long awaited support for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and OSVR and now version 1.0 has been released. ROCKFISH first announced VR support…

Form Is A VR Puzzler That Looks Set To Deliver Next Week

There haven’t been many high-profile VR releases on late, but Charm Games is promising to deliver something special next week with Form. Due for release on the HTC Vive on June 1st, Form is a puzzler game that’s caught the industry’s attention with the high production values and intriguing challenges. It’s a first-person experience that…

A World of Monsters and Legends Await in Medusa’s Labyrinth VR

Ancient legends and mythical monsters have been used countless times for videogame story lines and that’s no different for virtual reality (VR). The most recent of which is Guru Games’ new experience Medusa’s Labyrinth VR which has just launched on Steam for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Set in ancient Greece, Medusa’s Labyrinth is a mythological first-person horror…

Square Enix Launches Its First Vive-exclusive Game, ‘Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur VR’, in Japan

Videogame publisher and developer Square Enix, famous for its Final Fantasy franchise, among others, has launched its first game for the HTC Vive, Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur VR in Japan. In collaboration with game developer GREE, Square Enix has published its first Vive title, an adaptation of the company’s JRPG card-based combat game Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur which has grown to prominence…

Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur VR Comes to HTC Vive in Japan

September 2017 saw HTC Vive, Square Enix and Gree Co announce Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur VR at theTokyo Game Show (TGS). Now the virtual reality (VR) title has launched on the head-mounted display (HMD) in Japan for 3,980 yen on Steam. As Gematsu reports, the Japanese Steam page is region locked, so there’s no accessing the title for western…

To The Top Review: Lightning Fast VR Parkour Is A Must Play

Ever since the console wars of the 1990s video game fans have been obsessed with how things look. For decades now gamers have been captivated by concepts like 8 bit, 16 bit,  HD, 4K,  “Mode 7,” or even the infamous “blast processing” that makes the Sega Genesis so obviously superior to any other console. Today, games look…

HTC ‘Link’ Headset Brings 6DOF To Mobile VR In Japan

Positional-tracking mobile VR and a new Ghost In Shell experience arrive this June exclusively in Japan. Earlier this morning HTC announced that a brand new mobile virtual reality headset powered by their upcoming flagship model smartphone, the HTC U11, will be coming to Japanese consumers this June alongside a Ghost in the Shell tie-in experience….

Luden.io’s Mobile Adventure InMind 2 Comes to Gear VR

Last year Russian developer Luden.io released InMind 2 for iOS and Android, after which support then expanded to Google Daydream, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Now Samsung Gear VR users can head into this virtual reality (VR) adventure of the mind. InMind 2 follows the story of a boy named John, exploring the chemistry governing…

LUMO Labs Bringing Wireless Full-Body Tracking And Dreamscape Games To VR

The two year accelerator program is guiding and investing in several projects that could potentially break new ground in VR. While developing for virtual reality can be an exciting and rewarding experience, it’s also anything but easy. Thankfully there are various accelerator programs, incubators and developer centers full of amazing teams committed to supporting virtual…

Epic Games’ Latest Unreal Dev Grants Include 7 VR Studios

Epic Games’ Unreal Dev Grants began back in 2016 as a $5 million USD initiative awarding developers with funding for contributions to the Unreal Engine community. In this latest round, 17 projects have received a total of $275,000, seven of which are virtual reality (VR) related. The projects cover a range of genres – mostly videogames – with…

Zero-G Shooter Sublevel Zero Getting Full VR Support

Developer Sigtrap Games has announced that shooter Sublevel Zero will be receiving a large update on PC, Mac and Linux to upgrade the title to the expansion Sublevel Zero Redux; an update which will fully implement virtual reality (VR) support for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Sublevel Zero is a space shooter where the player takes…

Kenzan Studios: Behind the Scenes of the Kenzan Arena Franchise

Kenzan Studios’ out-of-home entertainment franchise, Kenzan Arena, made waves in the virtual reality (VR) industry upon its announcement earlier this year. A large-scale multiplayer experience that utilises backpack PCs, Oculus Rift or HTC Vive head-mounted displays (HMDs) and Noitom optical tracking systems to deliver original content and unique VR experiences to consumers. VRFocus recently visited…

HTC U11 to get its own Headset called Link

It seems as if having one virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) on the market isn’t enough for HTC, with the recent reveal of a standalone headset being made in partnership with Google. Today, the company has unveiled another, the HTC Link, a mobile headset its marketing alongside flagship smartphone, the U11. In a Japanese…

Sublevel Zero Finally Gets Full Rift/Vive Support In July

Sublevel Zero is one of those games that strikes you as perfect for VR support, so much so that it already has some basic integration. Deeper support will be with us very soon, however. Developer Sigtrap Games today announced that Sublevel Zero Redux is coming to PC on July 13th. That was the name given…

Shadow Tracker Is A Polished VR FPS Exclusive To Viveport Arcade

There’s always room for high quality first-person shooters in the VR space, and Shadow Tracker appears to be just that. Revealed in Beijing today, Shadow Tracker is developed by Tencent Games, which has teamed up with HTC itself to offer the game exclusively through the company’s Viveport Arcade plan. That means you won’t be seeing…

HTC Link Is A New 6DOF VR Headset Only For Japan

Well this is surprising; HTC has yet another new VR headset on the way, promising to make an important breakthrough for a major category of device. Meet the HTC Link. The Link was first reported on by Japanese site Mogura VR. Intriguingly, it’s promising full six degrees of freedom (6DOF) tracking, which is something we haven’t…

Jaunt and Land Rover go ‘Above and Beyond’ ahead of the America’s Cup

Jaunt and Land Rover have released a 360-degree film ahead of the America’s Cup Qualifiers on Friday 26th bringing customers and fans closer to the action of this famous boat race. The film allows viewers to jump on board as the team sail around Bermuda’s Great Sound during final preparations for the challenge. Fans are transported into a grueling gym…

It’s Time to go on an Intergalactic Ride as Cosmic Trip Leaves Early Access

Today, Californian indie studio Funktronic Lab’s virtual reality (VR) title Cosmic Trip leaves Early Access on Steam and Oculus Store for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. An award-winning real-time strategy title, Cosmic Trip has been built from the ground-up for VR. Gameplay requires players to   build and command swarms of small flying robots to harvest resources from hostile alien…