PSX 2017 Showed Why Sony Is Leading The VR Race With PSVR

This past weekend at PSX you could feel the momentum. There was a palpable sense of accomplishment in the air as executives spoke on stage about having over 70 million PS4 systems sold, over two million PSVR headsets out in the wild, and over 12 million PSVR games in consumers’ hands. Developers excitedly showed off…

VR vs. In Moderation

Any social media or community manager knows if you want to get through the day without being thoroughly depressed never read the comments section. Of course, being your job that’s not something you can entirely avoid. But needless to say, regretfully, the adage isn’t exactly wrong. Unfortunately, whilst we, other tech websites and the creators…

Review: Fallout 4 VR

So it’s time for Bethesda Game Studios’ final major virtual reality (VR) release of 2017, and it’s a big one: Fallout 4 VR. Previously the developer has released The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR and DOOM VFR, both of which have seen near universal acclaim, showcasing that a standard videogame port to VR can work,…

Hands-On: Operation Apex Is Like Blue Panet: The Game For VR

Educational VR doesn’t have to be for the classroom. In fact, it doesn’t even have to be confined to museums, art galleries and installations; it can exist right at home on your headset, not as a 360 video or experimental app but a full gaming experience that teaches you about the world around us through…

Hands-On: Operation Apex Is Like Blue Planet: The Game For VR

Educational VR doesn’t have to be for the classroom. In fact, it doesn’t even have to be confined to museums, art galleries and installations; it can exist right at home on your headset, not as a 360 video or experimental app but a full gaming experience that teaches you about the world around us through…

The VR Job Hub: Weta, NASA, Bosch & More…

The variety of roles available in the field of immersive technologies mean that every week when we come to discussing them in The VR Job Hub there’s always something – be in in virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) or mixed reality (MR) – that takes us by surprise. So, what new beginnings await this…

A Year Later, What Oculus Touch Has Meant For VR

The Oculus Touch controllers debuted a year ago, enabling players to eschew a traditional gamepad while using the Rift headset. In VR, this has become an expected way of interaction, whether you’re using the Touch or HTC Vive controllers. To mark the occasion, Oculus has released the beta version of Rift Core 2.0, an update to the Rift user…

Rick And Morty: Virtual Rick-ality Is Finally Coming To PSVR

Justin Roiland and co are fully embracing Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) this weekend. Following the reveal of Accouting+, Rick and Morty’s VR adventure is coming to the platform, too. Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality is coming to PSVR, as confirmed at the 2017 PlayStation Experience. Developed by Job Simulator developer Owlchemy Labs (which also announced…

nDreams Release new Shooty Fruity Trailer for PlayStation Experience

Today the annual PlayStation Experience has begun in California, with Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) showcasing the very latest content for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR. If you happen to live in the UK you may not have stayed awake until 4am to see the livestream – which VRFocus’ dedicated team just so happened to do….

Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality is Coming to PlayStation VR in 2018

The main PlayStation Experience livestream is now over and there was a bunch of virtual reality (VR) titles revealed for PlayStation VR. Shockingly, one videogame that didn’t make to the stage or any of the video show reels was Owlchemy Labs’ Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality, which has just appeared on PlayStation Blog confirming a launch for PlayStation VR…

Virtual Reality Holiday Gift Guide 2017

There are more head-mounted displays on the market than ever before with tons of games and accessories available. This gift guide outlines the headsets, accessories and games you should look for with each of the major VR systems available this year. Also be sure to check out our breakdown of the market for VR headsets…

Take a Relaxing Break With Owlchemy Labs’ Vacation Simulator

Last night the Game Awards took place celebrating the entire breadth of the videogame industry, including virtual reality (VR) content. As a surprise part of the event, Owlchemy Labs, the studio synonymous with zany hands-on VR experiences like Job Simulator and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality revealed its next project, a sunny, relaxing title called Vacation Simulator. Just like its…

Why I’m So Excited For Fallout 4 VR’s Settlement Building

Everyone seems to love Fallout for different reasons. The old-school gamers love the first two games for their excellent top-down tactical combat and intense sense of brutality in the world, while modern fans drool over the vast apocalyptic landscapes and tense firefights of the most recent releases. For me, I always enjoy the little things…

Owlchemy Labs Announce Vacation Simulator At The Game Awards

This is it, the moment you’ve all been waiting for: Vacation Simulator. Owlchemy Labs, the creators of Job Simulator and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality, are back at it again with their human-based simulation game. Naturally, what comes next after jobs? Vacations, of course. We don’t know much about the game yet other than the…

Skyrim VR Tops November PSVR Sales Charts, Final Fantasy Stumbles

Surprising absolutely no one, Skyrim VR was the top-selling game on the PlayStation Store in November. Bethesda’s first VR port, which hit Sony’s headset on November 17th, topped both the US and EU charts for the last month. We don’t know how many units the game sold overall, but considering the game was also released…

Owlchemy Labs Will Reveal A New VR Game During The Game Awards

Tomorrow’s Game Awards is shaping up to be a big one for the VR community. Not only does it feature some of the best games of the year in its “Best VR Game” category (such as Resident Evil 7, Lone Echo, and more) but it’s also building up to some big reveals. Earlier today we…

Review: Lenovo Explorer $450 Windows VR Headset And Controllers

Price is one of the biggest barriers to VR adoption right now. I’ve never met anyone that tried VR and wasn’t blown away by it, but you’d be hard-pressed to just ask a random person on the street and have them understand the difference between the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. We’re just not there…

Oculus Celebrates Touch Anniversary with Flash Sale

Oculus VR launched the Oculus Touch one year ago, and are celebrating with a special 24-hour ‘flash sale’ on a number of software titles. If you’ve been hankering after Lone Echo or ARKTIKA.1, looking to take off in Ultrawings or explore the depths of the ocean in theBlu, now’s your chance to do so at…

The VR Job Hub: Unreal Engine, Rebellion, More…

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat – and if you’re the goose you might not be quite so happy with this Christmas temp job. Turns out it might be very temporary indeed. Just because we’ve hit December that does not mean that here isn’t a vast array of jobs out there for those…

Loco Dojo Developer Sam Watts on Make[Real] and British VR

Level 39 in partnership with PwC, the London VR and AR Association organized the Great British VR where various companies working in virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR). A list of the companies that participated and a recap video can be found here. One of the companies VRFocus spoke to was…

The Best HTC Vive Accessories That are Weird and Wonderful

Whether you’ve just bought a HTC Vive in the recent Black Friday sales or you’ve owned one since launch, you may be wanting to upgrade your virtual reality (VR) gameplay sessions with a range of accessories. There are plenty of first-party add-ons you can buy from the HTC Vive store itself, such as the Vive…

Hands-On: Payday 2 VR’s Beta Is A Heist-Fueled Killing Spree

Red. That’s all I saw. The blood dripped down the walls, bodies were stacked on top of each other up and down the hallways, and the chorus of gunfire echoed through my ears in a hailstorm of death. That was my Payday 2 VR experience. While Payday 2 doesn’t bill itself as an ultra-violent murder…

The VR Job Hub: A Broad mix of Roles From Around the World

It’s Sunday and if you’re perusing VRFocus’ latest selection of jobs in the virtual reality (VR) industry then it’s likely that you’re not looking forward to Monday. Never fret though, if you’ve got the skills, knowhow and tenacity to succeed then you’ll be wanting to send your CV to these companies right away. View the new listings…