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…

Epic Games Advances VR Integration for Unreal Engine Releasing v4.16

Last month Epic Games rolled out the first preview for the next iteration of its Unreal Engine software, version 4.16. Since then smaller previews have been released, giving developers a chance to experiment with some of the new features. Today, those new additions are fully implemented with Unreal Engine 4.16 now available. As VRFocus has…

HandyGames Release Early Preview Trailer for Townsmen VR

German developer HandyGames, the studio behind Gear VR titles Hidden Temple – VR Adventure and Stunt Kite Masters VR, has released an early preview video for its next virtual reality (VR) project Townsmen VR. Townsmen VR is an immersive version of HandyGames’ world building strategy title Townsmen, which launch on mobile and PC last year. Players start with a tiny village and through…

Watch the Action of Formula E in VR with Virtually Live

Last year the FIA Formula E Championship teamed up with virtual reality (VR) company Virtually Live, allowing fans to watch renderings of the races. That partnership has continued into the current racing season so that viewers can see several of the latest races. Updating its Formula E VR app, Virtually Live allows fans to revisit the…

Björk VR Art Exhibit Comes to LA

Björk Digital runs from May 19 to June 4 in downtown LA. Since kicking off her digital exhibition tour in Sydney over a year ago, Björk is bringing her traveling immersive exhibit closer to home. The Icelandic music icon’s next stop after traveling the globe with her VR album is finally right here in Los Angeles….

Review: Bullet Sorrow VR

If you’re a fan of traditional shooting videogames and you come over to the world of virtual reality (VR) you’ll be well catered for, in some respect too well catered for, as there’s just so many. Which has its plus and minus’s, namely being the genre works very well in VR – if you hadn’t…

A Smashing Time In Blobby Tennis

For today’s gameplay video, VRFocus is heading to the beach with a tennis racquet and a weird red blobby thing for a spot of tennis. Game place today comes courtesy of VRFocus staff writer Peter who is playing the HTC Vive version of the title. Blobby Tennis is a physics-based tennis game which eschews realistic…

Delila’s Gift Shows A Fascinating New Way To Tell Stories In VR

At the beginning of the month Oculus announced it was closing Story Studio, its VR filmmaking division. Following the news I wrote a little about what we’d learned from the studio, and how we could look forward to more invention built on the foundations of its work. Delila’s Gift is a perfect example of what…

Switch side are you on? VRTV Becomes the Boss on Nemesis Perspective

Videogames are littered with epic boss battles that challenge players skills to the max, but they’re always AI controlled. What would happen if that boss was controlled by a friend instead? Well that’s the idea behind Evocat Games’ HTC Vive title Nemesis Perspective, and VRTV’s reporter Nina has given her verdict in today’s video. The premise is…

Charm Games’ Psychedelic Sci-Fi Title FORM Coming to HTC Vive

Indie videogame studio Charm Games has announced today that its upcoming virtual reality (VR) title, FORM, will release on Steam for HTC Vive on 1st June 2017. A surreal puzzle videogame, FORM is set in a remote Alaskan research facility, with players in the role of Dr. Devin Eli, a physicist with superhuman powers of geometric visualization, taking…

VR Dev Uses Vive Trackers For Full Body Step-Based Locomotion

With HTC’s Vive Trackers now finally in the hands of developers, many are coming up with new types of experiences that bring us closer to virtual worlds. We’ve already seen full body tracking enabled with the concept, but developer RealityRig is now building on that concept. You may remember that RealityRig’s Tornuffalo got full body…

For Google, the Future of VR Is on the Open Web with WebVR & WebAR

Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information, and so they’ve been long-time advocates for the open web. At Google I/O last week, the company announced that they’ll soon be shipping Google Chrome for Android with WebVR, and that they’re going to start experimental builds for WebAR. During the WebVR talk at I/O, Google showed how…

Turn Your Opponents to Scrap Metal with HTC Vive’s Mech League Boxing

In the future violent sports won’t feature actual human combat, instead its going to be all about giant robots smashing each others face in, or so developer VRGEN imagines with its virtual reality (VR) title for HTC Vive, Mech League Boxing. Arriving on Steam Early Access today, Mech League Boxing is an energetic fighting videogame whose premise is…

Superhot VR Hits HTC Vive This Thursday

Vive owners — rejoice! The teasing is over as one of the absolute best Oculus Rift with Touch games we’ve seen so far is finally releasing on the HTC Vive through Steam this Thursday, May 25th. The standard price of Superhot VR is $24.99 but it will only cost $19.99 during the first week of…

Galaxis Wars Brings Interstellar Battle To HTC Vive Next Week

100 years in the future when man has had enough of fighting itself humanity will look to the stars and see… a whole new opportunity to blow things up. Virtual reality (VR) videogame Galaxis Wars takes fighting into the future and the year 2120, where human kind has made contact with alien lifeforms and unfortunately…

SUPERHOT VR Coming to HTC Vive This Week

A few weeks ago the team behind SUPERHOT VR released a teasing tweet showing just a logo, the HTC Vive logo to be precise, without going into any further details. That wait is almost over with the studio finally confirming a release date for SUPERHOT VR, 25th May 2017. Originally an exclusive release for Oculus…

Now You Can Own a Fidget Spinner in VR, Because Why Not

Fidget spinners—little spinning hand toys—are one of the latest fads to see explosive growth, rising rapidly in popularity faster than the most hopeful startup. With a seemingly endless number of spinners available to purchase, developer Vladimir Storm decided to make a virtual reality fidget spinner because… you know… why not? Fidget spinners are exactly as simple…

Nvidia Release Game Ready Driver for Star Trek: Bridge Crew

On Tuesday, 30th May, Star Trek fans will be able to board their favourite space ship like never before when Ubisoft finally releases the much delayed Star Trek: Bridge Crew. Coming to PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, the PC versions will be optimised for Nvidia graphics cards from today as the company has released its…

The VR Society Announces the First ‘The Art of VR’ Festival in NYC

The VR Society has announced it’ll be launching a new virtual reality (VR) focused festival in New York City next month called The Art of VR. A public, two-day event, The Art of VR festival will be showcasing the myriad ways VR and augmented reality (AR) are currently being used within fine art, museums, dance, theatre, film…

VR at Retail: Are Expectations Too Low?

There’s always a catch 22 situation with new technology platforms, especially in the video game industry. For a new piece of hardware to do well it needs great content. It doesn’t matter how good the specs might be, or some amazing new feature, if there’s nothing to play then it’s not going to sell. On…