HeroCade Review: A Nine-Game PSVR Bundle Including Dreadhalls and Sisters

A lot of people have been unhappy with the price of VR games in our new industry’s first year of consumer availability. For the most part, Steam has been flooded with well over 1,000 games and experiences, the vast majority of which are abbreviated teasers, uninspired tech demos, and cheap cash grabs. There are plenty…

Statik Review: Thinking Outside The Box

They say great minds think alike, but Statik does a lot to disprove that theory. Like developer Tarsier Studios, I’ve long wondered what types of unique VR experiences you can get out of using PS4’s DualShock 4 as a tracked object in a virtual world. But while our concepts for games may be similar, Tarsier…

The Virtual Becomes Real as Job Simulator Gets Physical Release

It’s fairly safe to say that Job Simulator is one of the success stories of virtual reality (VR). It has passed $3 million is sales, been featured by numerous popular YouTube personalities such as Jacksepticeye and Markiplier and even got its own line of merchandise. However, up until now, the title was only available as…

The VR Job Hub: Facebook, Jaunt VR and The Third Floor

The virtual reality (VR) sector is growing all the time. As a result, many companies are on the lookout for those interested in VR technologies. If you happen to be an artist, programmer, engineer or designer who has been inspired by reading VRFocus, perhaps there will be a job here that is perfect for you….

Field in View: How Daydream Made A Home For VR’s Most Obscure Gems

I’ve shown Google Daydream a lot of tough love over the past six months. The search engine giant’s promise of a vast, expansive mobile VR ecosystem where plenty of phones could be paired with an exciting new headset and intuitive new way to interact with virtual worlds, seemed too good to be true. And, initially,…

New HTC Vive Releases For The Week Of 04/16/17

It’s a new week of HTC Vive releases and now one of the biggest VR games of the year is now available! Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality, which received an 8.5 from us, is bringing you the best that one of Adult Swim’s most popular cartoons can bring you as you work inside Rick Sanchez’s garage. Another…

New Oculus Rift And Gear VR Releases For The Week Of 04/16/17

Oh boy do we have a week for you. A bunch of huge releases hit the Oculus Rift this week, including a long-awaited game and two new experiences that you simply have to try. It more than makes up for a comparatively slow week of actually new content on Gear VR, too. But if you…

VR Hack and Slash Title Smashing the Battle has been Greenlit

Anime-inspired virtual reality (VR) hack and slash title Smashing the Battle has been approved by the Steam community and passed the Greenlight approval process. The development team are now working on getting the title ready for release. Smashing the Battle is set in a future world where many hazardous jobs, such as construction work, are…

Watch the First 10 Minutes of ‘Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality’

Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality (2017) is finally here, launching today on HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. And yes, it’s all the wonderful weirdness of the show mixed in with some seriously fun object interaction courtesy of the game’s spiritual predecessor, Job Simulator (2016). Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality was created by Owlchemy Labs and Adult…

Review: Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality

Making a video game based upon another mediums franchise can be filled with pitfalls. More often than not the final product never lives up to the expectations of fans, either deviating from the core material or just a haphazard job that’s been rushed out to cash in. Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty has built up a strong…

‘Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality’ Review

You’re dying for season 3 of Rick and Morty (2013) to come out, and the release of episode 1 on April Fool’s Day isn’t helping. You’ve got a fever that only the drunken ramblings of the genius Rick Sanchez and his level-headed, albeit hopelessly outmatched grandson Morty Smith can cure. The good news: Rick and Morty:…

National Geographic Funds VR Film to Save the Elephants

The elephant population of Garamba National Park, in the Democratic Republic of Congo is under constant threat from heavily armed and well-organised groups of poachers. The film department of National Geographic are hoping to raise awareness and funding to end their plight with the launch of a new virtual reality (VR) short film. The Protectors:…

VR Spray Can And Piñata With Vive Tracker

The Vive Tracker is opening up a new world of physical VR experiences. Since HTC Vive began shipping the Vive Tracker to developers earlier this year, we’ve seen everything from ceiling fans, fire hoses, and even cats tracked in VR. In what is probably one of the more significant hardware developments in the VR space this…

The VR Job Hub: Owlchemy Labs, Luden.io, Oculus, Amazon

Whether you’re an experienced designer, programmer, engineer, or maybe you’ve just been inspired after reading VRFocus articles, the jobs listed here are located worldwide, from major game players to humble indie developers – the one thing they all have in common is that they are all jobs in VR. View the new listings below for more information:…

‘Rick and Morty’ VR Game is Releasing on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive April 20th

Rick and Morty are finally making their way to VR in Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality. Coming to HTC Vive and Oculus Rift headsets on Steam and Oculus Home, you can take part in the dimension-hopping adventure starting Thursday, April 20th for for $29.99. Created by Adult Swim Games and Owlchemy Labs, makers of the tongue-in-cheek VR game Job Simulator…

Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-Ality Release Date Announced

Fans of hit animated show Rick and Morty may rejoice, not only is season 3 now airing, but HTC Vive and Oculus Rift virtual reality adventure Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-Ality will be launched on 20th April. The Rick & Morty VR experience is being developed by the team behind Job Simulator, Owlchemy Labs and…

Epic Games To Bring Robo Recall to ECGC

This year with be the ninth year of the East Coast Game Conference, also known as ECGC. In 2016 the conference introduced a new programme track for virtual reality (VR), along with a specific ‘VR Villiage’ area for VR technology on the Expo floor. The VR village is returning in 2017, and Epic Games will…

University of Nebraska Opens $119M VR & AR Medical Training Center

What an exciting time to be alive. A few years ago if you asked anyone about virtual reality they’d tell you it’s a toy or a fad. Today’s news story proves that wrong and I’m sure it will not be the last one. Last month, we covered Kingston University’s VR/AR training center Kingston University Opens…

Sir David Attenborough’s Voice Makes PSVR Debut

The legendary actor lends his soothing voice to one of three new VR nature experiences. When it comes to expertly narrating stunning wildlife footage, there’s no better voice for the job than that of the iconic broadcaster, Sir David Attenborough. The veteran naturalist has a resume that includes credits on monumental projects such as Planet…

VRTV: Swimming Through Outer Space in Lone Echo

VRFocus correspondent Nina examines Ready At Dawn Studio’s upcoming title Lone Echo and gives her verdict. Lone Echo was created as a way for the developers to try and work through the problems with motion inherent in the virtual reality (VR) medium without resorting to teleporting. As a result, movement within Lone Echo involves floating…

The VR Job Hub: Coatsink, Epic Games, YouVisit and More

The virtual reality (VR) industry is growing all the time, reaching areas such as construction, healthcare, advertising, engineering and lots more. Roles are available for community managers, programmers, designers and lots more. See the listings below for further information: Location Company Role Link Sunderland, UK Coatsink Senior Animator Click here to apply Sunderland, UK Coatsink…

HTC Vive Video One Year in VR Takes a Developers Perspective

Wednesday is drawing to a close and so is HTC Vive’s ‘Vive Day – for the UK at least – and its naturally been filled with plenty of news items focused on the head-mounted display (HMD). To mark the occasion HTC has released a video called One Year in VR: Developer Perspective, getting views of…

Steam Holds VR Anniversary Sale with Discounts up to 90%

It’s that time of year again to grab yourself a quick bargain. No matter what virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display you own there seems to be a software deal available for it. Today Steam has launched a VR Anniversary Sale in recognition of HTC Vive and there’s plenty to checkout. In the Steam sale there’s…

Drive Through A Battle Zone In This Nissan Star Wars VR Experience

The Nissan Rogue gets battle-tested in this new Star Wars-themed VR experience. To help celebrate the blu-ray release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Nissan has teamed up with Lucasfilm Ltd., Skywalker Sound and Industrial Light & Magic to release a ridiculously intense 360-degree VR experience centered around the epic intergalactic battle. The automobile…

Daily VR Sketch: Happy Birthday HTC Vive

Welcome to the Daily Sketch! We’ve teamed up with Sketchfab and expert VR artist Elizabeth Edwards to produce one new piece of 3D art per weekday throughout April you can view with your VR kit. So grab your headset and take a look. Who brought the cake? It’s Vive’s birthday. The roomscale headset turns one…