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…

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…

AR, VR, MR, RR, XR: A Glossary to the Acronyms of the Future

Virtual reality (VR) began its climb back into the social consciousness in 2013 with the launch of the well-documented Kickstarter campaign for the Oculus Rift. In the four years that have passed since, things have become more complicated. Augmented reality (AR) has finally begun its ascent and Microsoft has muddied the waters with the HoloLens…

Half-Life 2 Gets a VR Mod

Half Life 2 is widely considered to be one of the greatest games ever made. Valve software ushered in the AAA, next-generation cinematic gaming experience that we all take for granted these days. It was a game of atmosphere and story that has become a trove of cultural icons over the years. It’s also been…

PlayStation VR’s Farpoint Debuts at Number 2 in UK Sales Chart

Sony Interactive Entertainment’s (SIE’s) virtual reality (VR) first-person shooter (FPS) Farpoint launched last Tuesday and has proven to be a highly popular purchase – in the UK – with the title debuting at number two in the UK sales charts. It is currently the only VR experience to feature in the charts – Resident Evil 7…

Light Tracer Announced for PlayStation VR, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift

Independent videogame developer and publisher Oasis Games is bringing three PlayStation VR titles to showcase at the 5th annual BitSummit festival in Kyoto, Japan. Light Tracer, debuting at the event, has been confirmed for release on PlayStation VR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.   Virtual reality (VR) puzzle adventure Light Tracer will formed part of…

Special Delivery On PlayStation VR Will Have VirZoom Support

Does everyone remember Paperboy? The videogame where you had to cycle around the neighbourhood avoiding obstacles and delivering papers while not smashing windows or causing property damage. Well, Special Delivery is like that. Only in reverse and with support for the VirZOOM bike controller. Special Delivery will be coming to the PlayStation VR on 6th…

HelmetVR Combines an Oculus Rift with a Real Race Helmet

Said to be the world’s first VR sim racing helmet, the HelmetVR is perhaps the ultimate in VR sim racing excess, combining a real Arai racing helmet with an Oculus Rift headset. The custom headset comes from FormulaVR, a Netherlands-based, high-end sim rig manufacturer. It is sometimes claimed that VR headsets provide a similar field…

Valve’s New ‘SteamVR Home’ Beta May Mean You Never Leave VR

Valve’s new SteamVR Home Beta just launched and it represents a vast improvement on what has gone before with fully 3D, customisable environments, a glut of new social features and a fully featured Steam interface. Will you ever want to leave VR? Valve launched its SteamVR Home in beta form on Friday and it represents…

Watch: ‘TO THE TOP’ is an Exhilarating Climbing Game With Great VR Locomotion

Electric Hat Games’ TO THE TOP is a vibrant, rapid-paced climbing game that demonstrates a brilliantly innovative locomotion technique that the development team claims results in “zero motion sickness”. Take Crytek’s The Climb, mix in a dash of Mirror’s Edge and sprinkle over a little inspiration from Survios’ latest and impressive locomotion prototype and you have…

The Party Comes to Oculus Rift With Schlocks

Oculus Rift users who are looking for a title to play along with friends can now rejoice as Fancy Bear Games’ fast-paced collection of virtual reality (VR) micro-games, Schlocks, is coming to the Oculus Rift. Previously available for the HTC Vive, the development team are bringing Oculus Rift compatibility to the Early Access title as…

Eurocom Launches VR-Ready Gaming Laptop Sky MX5 R3

For users of PC-based virtual reality (VR) devices such as the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift, it’s reasonably easy to put together a rig that will support the level of performance you require. There are plenty of website out there that will guide you in exactly what hardware parts to pick if you want to…

Social on Mobile and VR Combine in a Rave

Whether its a developer or manufacturer in virtual reality (VR) one thing they’re all trying to showcase are the social aspects of the technology. From Facebook Spaces, to AltspaceVR, vTime, Pluto VR, Geekzonia and many more, there’s a growing list of applications that’ll let users chat and hang out with each other in VR. But what…

Investments in Enterprise VR to Reach $167m Worldwide in 2017

Much of the currently available market data points towards the continued growth of the virtual reality (VR) market, with some research pointing towards the consumer VR market being worth $40 billion (USD) by the year 2020. But it isn’t just consumer VR that is on the rise, enterprise VR is seeing its share of growth,…

Review: Term1nal

When you think of cyber crime – hackers infiltrating government institutions, banks, multinationals and so on – it likely equates to people sat behind a monitor going through lines of code, which doesn’t exactly make for a gripping videogame. So developers have thought of numerous ways to make the process far more interesting and engaging…

SteamVR Gets Update With SteamVR Home

SteamVR is one of the most popular ways for users of virtual reality (VR) devices to access VR content for head-mounted displays such as the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. The SteamVR launch area has been customisable thanks to community skins since launch, but now that feature is getting a big upgrade. Steam are introducing…

Oculus Home On Gear VR Is 3 Times Faster Thanks To React VR

Gear VR got a massive refresh recently. Not only did a new version of Samsung and Oculus’ mobile VR headset release with a new motion controller, but there were updates on the software side, too. These updates were delivered with the help of the new React VR framework. When the new Gear arrived, so too…

Google Announces Standalone VR Headset

Image Credit: Google. Used under Fair Use Doctrine Just as the 2017 Google I/O conference kicked off, we posted that a rumour about a new standalone HMD from Google was doing the rounds, backed by credible sources who spoke to Variety. It turns out that the rumours are true and Google duly announced a new…

Google Confirms Glass Team is Not Working With AR/VR Team

Amidst a lot of exciting AR/VR news from Google this week during I/O 2017, a bit of sad news comes for any fans of the company’s ‘Project Glass’. The team within Google that worked on Glass is not collaborating with the Daydream/Tango VR/AR teams, a strong indication that there’s no plans to bring Glass forward into…

Enter a World of Cyber Crime with Term1nal on Gear VR

Force Field VR, the studio behind Oculus Rift title Landfall, has launched its next virtual reality (VR) title, a stealthy puzzle experience called Term1nal for Samsung Gear VR. Term1nal revolves around the story of Flynn Lightman, a highly skilled hacker, who specialises in remotely controlling androids from the safety of his secret hide-out. Hired to infiltrate a data security and advanced robotics…

Daydream 2.0 Solves One Of VR’s Biggest Problems: Isolation

Along with similar devices from Oculus and Intel, Google’s new standalone headsets represent the birth of a new type of VR experience. With their arrival, the search engine giant is looking to combat some of the key concerns about the current state of VR tech, including isolation. Google is working on Daydream 2.0, or what…

Daydream Standalone Headsets to be Priced Similar to Rift and Vive

Daydream-compatible standalone headsets are coming, revealed on stage at Google I/O yesterday, but the big question remains: how much is one of these inside-out positional tracking headsets going to cost? Google tells that although prices are dependent on the individual manufacturers, they expect it to cost about as much as a PC VR headset like Oculus…

Anshar Studios Space Combat Title Detached Leaves Early Access

Last year Anshar Studios released its first virtual reality (VR) title on Steam Early Access, a space combat experience called Detached for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Today the developer has announced Detached has fully released for both platforms. If you’ve not been following VRFocus’ coverage of Detached, the title is a PvP shooter that puts players inside a space suit and…

Game Cooks Confirm Launch Date for Vindicta

The development team at Game Cooks have announced that upcoming HTC Vive first-person shooter Vindicta will be launching on 20th June, 2017. The company will also be at E3 to demo the title ahead of the launch. The title will be released on to Steam Early Access with support for the HTC Vive, though the…