Arizona Sunshine Update for PlayStation VR Adds Improved Aim Controller Support

Last month Vertigo Games and Jaywalkers Interactive launched their acclaimed zombie shooter Arizona Sunshine for PlayStation VR, having previously released on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. This week the developers have launched a new update for the PlayStation VR version, 1.02, bringing with it improvements for the Aim controller, Move controllers and more. PlayStation VR players will…

M.I.A. Reveals Dead Moon – Revenge on Phobos Coming to Steam Early Access

If there’s one thing virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays (HMDs) have a lot of is first-person shooters (FPS). Yes, the technology fits the genre very well, offering intense action filled experiences, but to standout from the crowd developers need to offer something special, Later this month Mercury Aerospace Industries (M.A.I.) will be launching its second VR…

M.A.I. Reveals Dead Moon – Revenge on Phobos Coming to Steam Early Access

If there’s one thing virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays (HMDs) have a lot of is first-person shooters (FPS). Yes, the technology fits the genre very well, offering intense action filled experiences, but to standout from the crowd developers need to offer something special, Later this month Mercury Aerospace Industries (M.A.I.) will be launching its second VR…

New Oculus Rift and Gear VR Releases For Week Of 07/15/17

Some big new releases this week in Rift land. Actually, it’s sort of one big release split into two, but that’s still good, right? If you missed the previous entry of this list you can see those new releases here. And don’t forget that UploadVR has a Steam community group, complete with a curated list of recommendations so that…

VR Puzzler Dr Kvorak’s Obliteration Game Coming to Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

Videogames aren’t something that just happen overnight – good ones anyway. They take time and dedication to create, no matter how big the studio, with developers toiling away for countless hours building entertaining experiences for everyone to enjoy. UK-based indie studio Freekstorm knows this only too well, having developed its puzzle adventure title Doctor Kvorak’s Obliteration Game…

Superbright VR Debuts Co-Op Drawing Tool At 30 Year GIF Celebration

GIFs serve so many purposes but they have truly become the voice of a generation on social media. Giphy held a week-long gallery in June called TIME FRAME celebrating the GIF format that featured VR experiments, workshops, and creations from over 30 artists. One of the VR experiments came from Superbright VR and their collaborator Art404, as…

Grab Your Wizards Hat as inVokeR Materializes on HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

If you love a bit of magic and sorcery virtual reality (VR) developers have got you covered. The Mage’s Tale, Wands MageWorks, The Unspoken and more all offer differing levels of magical combat and spell making. This week another has been added to that list, with indie developer 8th Shore Inc. releasing VR wizard dueling game,…

KryptCrawler Creeps onto Oculus Rift and Gear VR

Headup Games and CrazyBunch have launched the long-awaited KryptCrawler, now available for Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR. KryptCrawler will let you enter vast and dangerous dungeons designed exclusively for virtual reality (VR). KryptCrawler delivers a combination of turn-based gameplay and real-time combat, combined with the immersion of modern VR technology. Throughout their adventure…

What Google’s Blocks Could Mean for the Future of Virtual Reality

Google introduced a new VR-based toolset called Blocks that will specifically allow developers to create and design 3D objects —  for use with VR experiences —  in their natural environment. To put it more simply, this tool allows anyone to create 3D objects from within a VR environment. Just don a 3D VR headset and…

Inside Look: Blade Runner 2049 Experience at Comic-Con

With Comic-Con in full swing this week, the amount of panels, previews, games, and brand activations to check out seem endless. But this year, there was one movie experience we weren’t going to miss. Only a block away from the main convention center, lines wrapped around the block, all waiting to enter a massive tent….

Flexpoint Says AR and VR is Having a Big Effect on Commerce

Flexpoint Sensor Systems are primarily known for creating custom flexible sensors called ‘Bend Sensors’ for use in products such as data gloves. The company has recently announced that it has received a record purchase order volume from virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) market and has used this to comment upon how VR and…

Preview: Project CARS 2 – Aiming for Pole Position

Racing videogames tend to come in two types, the outlandish arcade ones like Mario Kart, or the hyper realistic simulators such as Gran Turismo. Virtual reality (VR) fans have already had a taste of both, seeing titles like VR Karts, DiRT Rally and Project CARS launch come to Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. The latter, by Slightly Mad Studios,…

Umphrey’s McGee and Lettuce Coming To VR Music Platform Endless Riff

Described by its creators as ‘the ultimate music festival’, Endless Riff allows users to enjoy live music content in virtual reality (VR), reliving favourite concerts or enjoying video tour diaries and music documentaries. Now rock band Umphrey’s McGee and funk revival group Lettuce are bringing their content to the platform. Oculus Rift users who download…

Oculus: Don’t Hold Your Breath For New Rift Tech Soon

Thinking that Oculus’ insane Rift sale is to clear out stock for something new? Think again: the company has no plans for new Rift tech anytime soon. Head of Content Jason Rubin said as much in a recent interview with Cnet, assuring people that just bought the headset — currently discounted to $399 with Oculus…

Obscura Release Date Creeps Forward

Indie developer Michael Hegemann appears to have stepped on the gas this summer, as his debut virtual reality (VR) videogame, Obscura, will now launch months ahead of the previously promised release date. Obscura will debut on Steam, compatible with HTC Vive and Oculus Rift with Oculus Touch, next week. Capitalising on the deep immersion that…

Horror is at it’s Best When You Can’t See

VRFocus catch up with Justin Ng from Gattai Game, a Singapore based company who have taken their award-winning student videogame previously known as Lurking into virtual reality (VR). This is a first-person mic-enabled sound-based stealth thriller. This narrative single player game uses sound to enable you to see but also allow enemies to hear you….

V-Racer Hoverbike Targets WipEout in VR

Sony Computer Entertainment (SIE) recently brought back the classic futuristic racing franchise, WipEout, in a compendium release for PlayStation 4.The lack of virtual reality (VR) support disappointed many, but indie developer VertexBreakers look set to capitalise on the resurgence of interest in high-speed racing with V-Racer Hoverbike. Developed on the Unity engine, V-Racer Hoverbike is…

Less Is More With Micro Cosmic Worlds

The possibilities of virtual reality (VR) open up many avenues and allow VR users to explore many new places and perspectives. Micro Cosmic Worlds uses VR to let players explore the world from the perspective of being very, very small to see the world in a new way. Developers Codon Inc. created Micro Cosmic Worlds…

Dear Reality Release New Workflow for Spacial Audio

Use of sound in videogames and movies is an underrated but essential part of the experience. Skilful use of audio in virtual reality (VR) can make all the difference in terms of atmosphere and immersion. To make the process of creating 3D soundscapes for VR easier, Dear Reality have released a new workflow called Spacial…

Age of Heroes Brings Massive Boss Battles to Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

Back in May Chinese developer Omnigames launched a Kickstarter for its upcoming virtual reality (VR) combat title Age of Heroes. The funding campaign was unsuccessful, failing to reach its $10,000 USD but that didn’t stop the studio and today the videogame has launched on Steam for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Omnigames, is a Vive X portfolio…

‘Our Investment Is Paying Off’ Says Jason Rubin of Oculus

The launch of the Oculus Rift could be said to be the stone that precedes the avalanche. Since the Oculus’ first version become available, it has led the way in virtual reality (VR). A recent blog post by VP of Content Jason Rubin suggests that the strategy is working out for Oculus. Rubin muses on…

Oculus Unveils Blade Runner VR Experience At Comic Con; Teases New Content

Oculus debuts the first of three upcoming Blade Runner VR titles for Gear VR & Rift along with an immersive new experience in San Diego. Blade Runner 2049, the long-awaited sequel to the 1982 cult classic Blade Runner, hits theaters this October and I’m still having trouble believing it’s true. The trailers, while jaw-dropping, won’t be…

5 Essential Tips For Surviving Superhot VR

Superhot VR does not love you. It wants to hurt you, beat you, break you, and grind you down into the hardened combat veteran that you’ll need to embody to survive. With the hit VR combat game finally arriving on PlayStation VR (PSVR) this week, we thought it was about time to offer some helpful…

Casey Hudson Leaves Microsoft MR To Rejoin BioWare

Casey Hudson is a name known to fans of BioWare’s videogames. The director of the famous Mass Effect trilogy, and going further back, he also worked on iconic titles such as Baldur’s Gate II, Neverwinter Nights and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. In 2014, he left BioWare to join Microsoft as part of…

Echo Arena Review: Ready at Dawn Delivers VR’s First Amazing Esport

We’ve written about Echo Arena multiple times. We had our first hands-on preview back at Oculus Connect 3 (OC3) when it was just a multiplayer mode within Lone Echo, an otherwise single player game, and then saw it again at a separate preview event. Now with two beta weekends in the books that brought tons…

Lone Echo Review: A New Kind Of Space Odyssey

Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke and H.G. Wells could only dream of the words they envisioned when they began penning sci-fi classics. Some of those would come to life inside our TV screens and movie theaters in the decades that followed, but the futures they painted are still far outside of our lifetimes. Most of…

Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul To Hit PlayStation VR This Summer

Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul has been in development since 2015, finally getting a Steam Early Access Release for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift in March 2017. Fans have been awaiting news of the expected PlayStation VR release for some time, and developers VRWERX have said on Twitter that PlayStation VR owners should expect a…

Applications now Open for Oculus Connect 4

The recent Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in June is one of the biggest events on the videogame calendar, attended by companies covering the entire breadth of the industry. VRFocus was there – if you caught some of the extensive coverage – but there was one noticeable absence, Oculus. The company has attended the last few…