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…

Archangel: Hellfire Brings Multiplayer Mech Warfare to HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

Last year Skydance Interactive entered the virtual reality (VR) industry with Archangel, a videogame promising giant mechs and epic battles. What was delivered was a story-driven on-rails shooter that while visually stunning didn’t offer players the versatility or freedom they craved. Today, that’s about to be put right with the Archangel: Hellfire update, adding multiplayer mech warfare to the…

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…

VR’s Biggest Players Back New ‘VirtualLink’ Connector for Next-gen Headsets

A consortium representing many of VR’s most prominent players—NVIDIA, AMD, Valve, Oculus, and Microsoft—have backed a new connector standard called VirtualLink which the companies say was “developed to meet the connectivity requirements of current and next-generation virtual reality (VR) headsets.” Today the newly christened consortium revealed VirtualLink, an “open industry standard” which is an “Alternate…

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…

Experience Oculus Rift & HTC Vive with a Single Cable

One of the problems with setting up a virtual reality (VR) system is that a lot of the cables and connectors are entirely proprietary. For example, an Oculus Rift cable will only work with an Oculus Rift. If your cable develops a problem it can be expensive to replace. A new industry consortium will soon…

‘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…

Onward Is Getting A Free Weekend This Week, New Map Soon

Hey PC VR owners, envious about upcoming PSVR-exclusive shooter, Firewall: Zero Hour? There’s no need to be; Rift and Vive have a perfectly excellent military shooter of their own that you can try for free this weekend. Downpour Interactive’s Onward will be free to play from July 19th to 22nd via Steam. The entire game…

A Look Inside Consumer Perceptions of Oculus Go

More than just the latest in a long line of niche gadgets, Oculus Go represents the linchpin of Facebook’s lofty goal of putting one billion people into virtual reality. Built with the new or casual user in mind, the device’s non-intimidating tether-free design and Snapdragon 821 mobile processor (which will be two years old in…

Get $100 of Gift Cards When Purchasing the HTC Vive Pro for Amazon Prime Day

Earlier today VRFocus reported on some of the virtual reality (VR) deals available during today’s Amazon Prime Day discount spectacular for UK customers. HTC also happens to be getting in on the discount celebrations with an exclusive deal on the HTC Vive Pro, netting customers $100 USD in gift cards.  Available now until 8:59pm PT on…

Purchase Vive Pro on Amazon Prime Day & Get $100 in Gift Cards

Amazon Prime Day is here; this year HTC’s latest VR headset Vive Pro is getting a special deal. From now until July 17th at 8:59 PM PT (local time here), US Amazon Prime Members can get a $50 Amazon gift card and $50 Viveport gift card with purchase of a Vive Pro VR headset. HTC announced last…

Spice & Wolf VR Coming in 2019 from Project LUX Creator

There have been a few virtual reality (VR) visual novels produced, such as Square Enix’s Tales of Wedding Rings VR, the recently announced Tokyo Chronos, and Project LUX. The latter was the work of Japanese studio SpicyTails which has just revealed its next project, Spice & Wolf VR. We will make “Spice & Wolf VR”. It is scheduled to be…

Thalu: Dreamtime Is Now Is A Surreal VR App Exploring Australian Culture

It’s always nice to see VR apps that look genuinely new, and Thalu: Dreamtime is Now certainly seems fresh. This new VR experience from Frame VR will be on display at the Melbourne International Film Festival next month. It’s a piece that brings you closer to the lives of director Tyson Mowarin’s people, the Ngarluma,…

‘Project LUX’ Creators Announce New VR Visual Novel ‘Spice & Wolf VR’

SpicyTails, the studio behind the popular VR visual novel experience Project LUX (2018), today announced a new project dubbed Spice & Wolf VR. As first reported by Japanese VR publication MoguraVR, the project is based on the manga and anime series Spice and Wolf. SpicyTails, an indie studio which involves original series author Isuna Hasekura, says their newest…

Owlchemy Labs’ Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality Nominated for an Emmy

When film franchises are made into videogames disaster usually tends to strike, with the content offering a sub-par experience. That’s not always the case, especially when it comes to cartoons, with Owlchemy Labs, Adult Swim Games and Other Ocean Interactive creating the rather good Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality for virtual reality (VR) headsets. That work has…

Downward Spiral’s PSVR Version Is Releasing Very Soon

The PSVR version of one of our favorite VR games of the year so far is nearly here. Finland-based 3rd Eye Studios this weekend confirmed that its VR space odyssey, Downward Spiral: Horus Station, will arrive on Sony’s headset sometime in August. Writing in a blog post, the studio noted the console version was “in…

Beat Saber to Feature PlayStation VR Exclusive Features

If there’s one virtual reality (VR) videogame that has caught the imagination of HTC Vive and Oculus Rift players at the moment then it’s Beat Games (previously Hyberbolic Magnetism) Beat Saber. Having launched in Early Access on Steam and Oculus Store, the studio confirmed last month that PlayStation VR would be getting its own version. Now it…

Rick And Morty: Virtual Rick-ality Nominated For Primetime Emmy

Adult Swim’s outrageous VR adventure goes head-to-head with Mr. Robot, Silicon Valley at this years upcoming Emmy Awards. Originally released April of last year, Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality has pleased fans of both the adult-themed animated show and VR technology with a refreshing combination of comedic storytelling and unique VR gameplay. Developed by Owlchemy…

Amazon Opens VR Kiosks In India To Promote Prime Day Sale

Amazon have a history of exploring the virtual reality (VR) field having not only pushed sales of the technology on their storefront but also by releasing their own experiences as well. Now it seems Amazon is getting ready to expand their VR offerings with not one but two new initiatives. This includes offering HTC Viveport…

Karnage Chronicles Multiplayer Features Have Entered Testing

Developer Nordic Trolls released their virtual reality (VR) fantasy action role-playing game (RPG) Karnage Chronicles into Steam Early Access back in April 2017. Since then the title has received a number of updates including support for Oculus Rift. Now, the developers have published an update on the titles promised multiplayer portion along with how they plan…

The Biggest Rift, Vive And Windows VR Releases Of The Week 07/08/18

Again, there’s isn’t a lot to talk about this week, but what is there is definitely interesting. Shooter and horror fans will be well-served. Seeking Dawn, from Multiverse Price: (Rift, Vive, Windows) Seeking Dawn is an expansive new shooter with gorgeous visuals and co-op support. You touch down on an alien planet and fight off…

MinorityVR Release New Virtual Reality Travel Experience Taking Users To Finland

Montréal based virtual reality (VR) studio MinorityVR, in collaboration with the Canada Media Fund (CMF) Finavia, Finnair and Visit Finland, have announced the launch of a new travel VR experience titled Trek: Travel Around the World. This new VR experience will give users the chance explore the beauty of the world across a number of destination…