Sprint Vector PC Closed Beta Kicks Off This Weekend

Starting this Friday, January 19th, the PC closed beta for Survios’ Sprint Vector will officially happen and lasts until January, 28th. Sprint Vector sort of reminds me of that new food you tried at a restaurant once, unsure if you’d like it, but ended up loving it. In this way it can feel both brand…

Bust an Oculus Touch? Now you can Replace one for £69

It’s easy to do, you get engrossed in a virtual reality (VR) experience so much that you ignore (or just not notice) the chaperone system leading to you smacking either yourself or more likely a controller into a wall, lamp, table, etc. Motion controllers like Oculus Touch are very well built, able to take a…

Bebylon Battle Royale Part of Epic Games’ Latest Unreal Dev Grants

American developer Kite and Lightning hasn’t yet released it’s long awaited virtual reality (VR) title Bebylon Battle Royale but it is still being awarded funding for the project, this time through Epic Games and its Unreal Dev Grant programme. Every so often Epic Games announces a new raft of dev grants for indie studios that use Unreal…

Nina Takes On An Alien Invasion In Crowe: The Drowned Armory

Rogue Initiative’s Crowe: The Drowned Armory has impressed since its debut last year, so VRFocus‘ Nina decided to dive in and see what she’d been missing. Available now for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, Crowe: The Drowned Armory is an action-adventure videogame designed specifically for VR, and Nina lets us know what she thinks in…

VR vs. Nostradamus (2018 Edition) – Part One

Well, here we are again everybody. It’s the beginning of the year, or at the very least the middle of January and it’s time once again for me to make some degree of predictions. Now, I think it’s actually more difficult to do this than this time last year. Then there were some logical degree…

Bebylon Battle Royale Dev Scores Unreal Dev Grant

Bebylon Battle Royale developer Kite & Lightning is one of a long list of teams awarded funding in the latest round of Epic Games’ Unreal Dev Grants. The team, which made its name with free VR experiences like Senza Peso, was given an undisclosed portion of over $200,000 that Epic handed out to developers. This…

Oculus Starts Selling Single Replacement Touch Controllers

Smashed your left Oculus Touch controller playing Echo Arena? Oculus finally has a solution for you. As spotted by Reddit user indianajonesilm, the company now sells single Touch controllers on the company’s store page, either for your left or right hand, at $69/£69. This is very much a replacement product; you’ll need two Oculus sensors…

Microsoft Introduce The Garage Reality Room to Employees

Microsoft’s Garage project has made spaces around the world available to their employees where they can go hands on with specialised hardware, such as 3D printers, and create and experiment in their own time. Now, the Garage is getting expanded with Reality Rooms, where employees can experiment with the latest augmented reality (AR), virtual reality…

Flying FPS BattleSky VR Hits Steam Early Access This Month

We’ve seen a few different concepts for virtual reality (VR) shooters. Some attempt to stay still while you take on enemy hoards, others like DOOM VFR make new methods of movement to please a variety of players, and now BattleSky VR wants you to literally fly through the air while spraying bullets as you please. Players will…

VR Mental Illness Experience Anamorphine Delayed

We’ve been keeping a close eye on Anamorphine for a while now. Sadly, we’ll have to wait a little longer to play it. The new VR game, originally due to launch on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR (PSVR) this winter will now be arriving in late Q1 2018, likely indicating a March release…

VR Fighter Nemesis Realms Launches on Steam Early Access This Month

Fighting videogames haven’t quite managed to penetrate virtual reality (VR) yet. Traditional fighters aren’t necessarily suited for VR, as we saw with Tekken 7’s somewhat lacklustre VR support last year. Despite that, it hasn’t stopped developers Evocat Games from attempting something brand new in the fighting genre; an asymmetrical party fighter built for VR first….

Vive Videos Recap Everything Shown Off at CES 2018

CES 2018, Las Vegas, has just been and gone, and needless to say it displayed all the future technology we can expect to see in stores in the next few years. High end PCs, new HTC Vive headsets, new control devices, new HTC head-mounted displays (HMDs) and more and given the recap treatment in their…

Get Ready for Out of Ammo on PSVR with These Screenshots

PlayStation VR owners looking for a new war-gaming experience will be happy to know that Out of Ammo is on it’s way to PlayStation VR, and it’s looking pretty good in these new screenshots. The virtual reality (VR) videogame is being brought to PlayStation VR head-mounted displays (HMDs) by Zen Studios, and they’re launching the…

CES 2018: Hands-On With The 6DOF Standalone Pico Neo Headset

Companies like Facebook’s Oculus, HTC, and Sony pioneered the realm of powerful consumer-facing VR in 2016 with the launches of the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR (PSVR) respectively. But the one thing that all of these headsets have in common is that they’re connected to a machine such as a PC or PS4…

CES 2018: The 5 Biggest VR Tech Updates

We’re recovering today from the mad dash that was CES 2018 in Las Vegas. We weren’t able to see everything running back and forth between the Las Vegas Convention Center, The Venetian, and elsewhere in the city, but we nonetheless saw some incredibly interesting VR demos in our three days there. Not everything we tried…

Underwater Adventure Subnautica Prepares to Emerge from Early Access

When videogames make their way to Steam Early Access developers usually have a rough idea how long they plan to be in development prior to a full release, with most titles tending to take no more than a year. Subnautica developer Unknown Worlds Entertainment started the process three years ago, in that time adding a myriad…

Viveport VR Enters Early Access, Delve Into the Immersive Portal Today

At the beginning of the week, just prior to CES 2018, HTC Vive made some big announcements. The most attention grabbing was HTC Vive Pro, updating the original with integrated headphones and improved resolution. There was also the Vive Wireless Adaptor for users keen to free themselves from cables. Both of these are still to…

Mayweather Boxing & Fitness VR Program Debuts At First Gym This Month

Take a closer look into what the world-class boxer promises to be the “future of fitness.” No matter what your opinion of Floyd “Money” Mayweather may be, there’s no denying the man knows exactly what he’s doing. The super star athlete has accumulated fifty wins and zero losses in his 20 plus years of boxing,…

Hands-on With Black Box VR – Muscling into VR

In an era where everyone is becoming more concerned about their health, whether that’s by eating the right foods or getting some regular exercise, videogames aren’t necessarily seen as a healthy life style choice. Yet with virtual reality (VR) that’s not the case, as roomscale experiences get you up off the couch and moving around,…

Take a VR Tour of Aeech’s ‘Ready Player One’ Garage With Friends

Sansar Studios’ latest venture gives you the chance to explore all the pop culture references featured in Aech’s legendary ‘garage.’ Spielberg’s upcoming Ready Player One film adaptation is shaping up to be not only one of the most highly-anticipated releases of 2018, but one of the biggest VR-focused feature films of all-time. Based off the…

Vimeo Has Come To Vive Video, Watch The CES Trailer Here

When it comes to watching video online in most cases, unless it is live gameplay, it boils down to whether you watch YouTube… or not. That might be a slight oversimplification of things, but one thing that is true is that like or not YouTube is pretty much the sole destination for a lot of…

CES 2018: Hands-On With The Ultrawide Pimax 8K VR Headset

Other than the move towards wireless VR and an obsession with developing groundbreaking new haptic technologies, the biggest trend at CES this year for virtual reality was a focus on improved resolutions for HMD displays. From the Vive Pro’s purported “3K” combined resolution and the crisp, clear quality of Samsung’s Odyssey headset, all the way…

Who’s Watching You When In VR? An App For Cardboard Will Let You See

As we, and other have said before on VRFocus do not count out the humble cardboard headset just yet. We may be moving into an immersive world where wireless technology and Standalone virtual reality (VR) are going to dominate the 2018 conversation. Certainly if the end of 2017 (the Vive Focus, Oculus Go and Santa Cruz)…