Multiplayer FPS With Aim Support Planned For PlayStation VR

Independent developer Mardonpol Inc. have announced on Reddit that the company are working on an online multiplayer first-person shooter (FPS) for the PlayStation VR that will feature support for the PlayStation Aim controller as a major feature. The spokesperson on Reddit described the upcoming title as a blend of the Call of Duty series with…

How VR Arcades will Help the VR Industry

How do you explain virtual reality to somebody who has never tried it? To anybody who has tried high end virtual reality (VR) on an HTC Vive or Oculus Rift and has then tried to explain it to a friend or person, you will know the frustration of trying to realistically describe the experience. You’re…

Editorial: Why You Might Want To Pause Before Buying HTC Vive

This week HTC dropped the price of its Vive PC VR system by $200, bringing it much closer to that of its chief competitor the Oculus Rift. $600 for Vive is precisely the price I called for in a recent editorial, making it competitive with the Rift again. However, the decrease comes absent a critical…

Watch Today’s Solar Eclipse In Google Earth VR

Only a small percentage of Americans will get to enjoy the full solar eclipse experience later today, but if you’ve got an Oculus Rift or an HTC Vive then you can use the power of VR to get the full experience. Google Earth VR, one of the best apps available on both the Rift and…

The VR Price Wars: Is now the Best Time to Take the Plunge?

It’s been 17 months since Oculus Rift and HTC Vive first arrived on the scene, ushering in a new era of immersive entertainment for consumers around the globe. Those first few months had their fair share of problems – mostly stock issues with some pre-order customers having to wait weeks after launch to get their…

VR World Decentraland Raises $25.5 Million In Cryptocurrency

Decentraland is an open-source initiative that will allow users to create ‘land’ and objects for use in its virtual space. While not dissimilar to Second Life, Decentraland distinguishes itself with blockchain technology- the same record keeping innovation that powers Bitcoin, Etherium, and other virtual currencies- which generates 10m x 10m blocks of space called LAND…

Relumino Is Samsung’s Gear VR App To Aid The Visually Impaired

Samsung has found another promising use for VR; helping to improve the vision of the visually impaired. The company’s C-Lab initiative, which works on employee-generated ideas, has recently released Relumino, a visual aid application for the Gear VR. You might think that the millions of people around the world with visual impairment issues would have…

Emotion Sensing In VR: The New Face of Digital Interaction

Since the first mainframe computers were created, designers and engineers have sought more intuitive ways to interact with communication technologies. The Analytical Engine of Charles Babbage of the early 19th century used punch cards and levers to enable interaction with these early computers. Fast forward 100 years and the keyboard, and later the mouse would…

Become a Cat on a Sushi Restaurant Spaceship in Ganbatte

Tired of shooting galleries? Ready for something different? Check out Ganbatte by Mimicry. Inspired by Sushi-Go-Round, a mini-game featured in 1999’s Pokemon Stadium for the Nintendo 64, Ganbatte is a multi-player Steam VR game for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Players will assume the role of a cat aboard a sushi restaurant spaceship. The goal…

Big Immersive Is A New Publisher Focusing Exclusively On VR And AR

We’re still waiting for big publishers like EA to fully commit to VR and AR, but new studios exclusively dedicated to these types of experiences are also popping up. Big Immersive is one such publisher. This new company left stealth mode earlier this month, though has already published several VR titles. Earlier this year, for…

Life In 360°: Federal Bureau of Intensity

It can be pretty tough being a police officer, and the higher the organisation the more demanding the task for the people on the ground. It’s also a difficult task for any member of the emergency services to get from A to B fast and safely. Combine the two and you have the 360 degree…

HTC Vive Receives Official Price Drop

HTC Vive today announced a $200 USD price reduction for Vive, making the best VR system more accessible to the mass market, across the globe. Starting today, Vive will be available for $599. All Vive purchases come with a free trial to Viveport Subscription, where consumers can choose up to five titles per month to experience,…

HTC Vive Now $599, Gets A Permanent $200 Price Cut

HTC is slashing the price of the Vive by $200, bringing it to $599. After approximately a year and a half on the market the HTC Vive is still one of the most advanced VR devices on the planet as it operates out of the box at room-scale, but easily working in standing or seated…

HTC Vive Gets $200 Price Drop

Making VR more accessible one discount at a time. On the heels of Oculus dropping the price of their Rift and Touch bundle from $599 to $399 this Summer, HTC Vive is also jumping in with a price reduction of their own. The HTC Vive is getting a $200 price drop, bringing the VR system…

Something for the Weekend: The Best VR Discounts on PlayStation Store

This year’s summer sale on PlayStation Store may have come to an end, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still bargains to be had. This week’s round-up of discounted titles looks specifically at PlayStation VR, and we have two AAA titles available at a reduced price for a limited time. DiRT Rally The DiRT Rally…

See More of They Came From Space’s City Destruction in New Screenshots

Cloudgine, the company behind the cloud physics system incorporated into Oculus Toybox and the forthcoming Crackdown 3, recently announced a new virtual reality (VR) title, They Came From Space. Designed to bring VR and non-VR players together, They Came From Space promises to deliver multiplayer mayhem destruction to PC, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. The…

Rec Room Get New Multiplayer Quest

Virtual reality (VR) has a slowly growing collection of experiences which are designed to be best experienced with others. From more traditional passive style social media such as Facebook Spaces through to more active titles such as Rec Room by developer Against Gravity, which has just introduced a new Group Quest titled The Curse of…

Review: Dracula: Vampires vs. Zombies

Mention the phrase ‘wave shooter’ to any long standing virtual reality (VR) fans and the likelihood of a groan and roll of the eyes will follow. In the 17 months that PC head-mounted displays (HMDs) have been available to consumers, both HTC Vive and Oculus Rift have been inundated with this genre of first-person shooter…

See the Scary Side of the Stratosphere in New Cosmic Awakening VR Screenshots

Cosmic Awakening VR is a first-person virtual reality (VR) survival exploration horror videogame, coming to HTC Vive and Oculus Rift later this month. Developer 3D Generations is obviously pleased with the ‘cutting edge 3D graphics’ featured in the videogame, releasing a large stock of screenshots from the title. Despite featuring a somewhat hackneyed storyline about…

Radial-G: Racing Revolved Dated for PlayStation VR

The long awaited PlayStation VR edition of Radial-G: Racing Revolved now has an official release date. Following some confusion last week, which resulted in the reveal of a retail boxed edition here on VRFocus, Tammeka Games’ Radial-G: Racing Revolved has been confirmed for release both on the high street and via PlayStation Network next month….

Is Facebook Creating an AI Assistant for Oculus Rift?

Since the debut of Siri on iPhone back in 2011, AI assistants have become increasingly more popular. All modern smartphones offer an AI assistant, as does Windows 10 operating system and the Xbox One, in addition to standalone AI devices such as Google Home and Amazon Alexa. Now it’s been suggested that Facebook is preparing…

Sketchfab Favs: Overwatch, Aquatic Life And Maximum Awwwww

Every week VR artists are making amazing new sculptures using tools like Tilt Brush and Oculus Quill. These elaborate artworks go beyond what’s possible in our world, often creating entirely new ones. It would be a shame to let these go to waste, so we’re highlighting four awesome new pieces featured on 3D model site…

HP Z VR Backpack PC Full Specifications Revealed

Earlier this month Hewlett Packard (HP) revealed the latest addition to the company’s range of virtual reality (VR) ready PC backpacks, the HP Z VR Backpack PC. Set to release next month, the full specifications of the device have now been revealed. Backpack PCs are becoming ever more popular as an interim solution to untethered…

Kin Is A Stylized VR Puzzle Platformer Coming To Rift And Gear This Year

I first played Land’s End from Monument Valley creators ustwo almost two years ago and I’ve wanted something like it again ever since. While not exactly the same, KIN, an upcoming stylized VR puzzle platformer game from House of Secrets that’s slated to release on the Oculus Rift and Gear VR later this year, could…

Mage Guard: The Last Grimoire Casts a Spell on Steam Early Access

Independent developer Hashbang Games has made its virtual reality (VR) debut with Mage Guard: The Last Grimoire, available now via Steam Early Access. Currently compatible with Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, support for the OSVR Hacker Dev Kit (HDK) is also planned. In Mage Guard: The Last Grimoire, players take on the role of a…

Soul Dimension Is A PSVR Horror Game You Can Play Soon

Chinese games studio Keen Vision announced their VR debut today with a trailer for Soul Dimension, a new PSVR puzzle-horror game. There is very little information about the game beyond the trailer, and Keen Vision has no English-language web presence. A brief description on the PlayStation EU YouTube channel sounds like it was directly translated…

Review: Rangi

Porting videogames to more powerful platforms isn’t always that easy. Graphics can be improved but the overall feel will always come across from the original. This can be especially noticeable when bringing a Samsung Gear VR title to Oculus Rift or HTC Vive, as the differences between a smartphone an a VR-ready PC are massive….