Here Are 22 Games And Experiences That Support Gear VR’s New Controller

The newest version of the Gear VR headset releases to the public today. This time around, Samsung and Oculus are combining their smartphone powered, VR viewer with a motion controller for deeper immersion and new gameplay opportunities. As far as we’re concerned, its the best mobile VR experience available today. According to an Oculus blog post…

IrisVR Reveals Multi-User VR Conference Call Technology

IrisVR has today announced a new feature for the company’s virtual reality (VR) software platform which will allow for multi-user conferencing. Multi-User VR Experiences for Prospect Pro will make its public debut at the AIA Conference on Architecture in Orlando, Florida next week. With Multi-User VR Experiences for Prospect Pro, users will be able to…

Oculus ‘Medium’ 1.1 Update Brings Major Improvements

On April 12th, Oculus Medium received the 1.1 ‘Large’ update, which added several highly-requested features, including the ability to import reference images. Medium is Oculus’ flagship creative tool for the Touch motion controllers, recognised for its intuitive sculpting and modelling features. Debuted at Oculus Connect 2 in September 2015, and bundled free with Oculus Touch…

Samsung Gear VR With Controller Is Out Now

There was much excitement when Samsung announced that there would be a new controller peripheral for the Gear VR headset. Some developers quickly followed up be saying their upcoming titles would support the new controller. Now the wait is over, as the new Gear VR headset and controller are now available. From today, the new…

Turbo Button Bringing Friends onto Google Daydream Next Week

Indie developer Turbo Button is set to launch its debut Google Daydream title, Along Together, next week. Cast as an imaginary friend, the player must guide an adventurous child safely through a dangerous world when their real-life friend goes missing. Defined as ‘part point-and-click adventure and part environment puzzler’, the virtual reality (VR) exclusive videogame…

VRobot Stomps onto Steam Early Access

Virtual reality (VR) developer Luden.io, the team behind inMind and inCell, has today launched the studio’s latest title, VRobot, on Steam Early Access. The videogame casts the player as a giant robot with the singular goal of making the world a better place, by way of total destruction. The videogame sets the seen for explosive mayhem…

Craft Keep VR Preps For Launch With Screenshots Selection

Have you ever wanted to a medieval blacksmith? Hammering red-hot metal into the perfect form for stabbing or cutting. Or a potions master? Carefully measuring out the correct ingredients to create amazing alchemical concoctions? Well, beginning tomorrow, Craft Keep VR will allow you to do just that. Craft Keep VR was launched into Early Access…

AMD Announces new VR-Ready Radeon RX 580 Graphics Card

Technology company AMD have been very busy of late. Along with their new line of Ryzen processors, they are also working on a brand-new next-gen architecture called Vega, which many a gamer and virtual reality (VR) users has been waiting eagerly for. To try and fill the gap, AMD have launched a new range of…

Head to Vegas and go Hunting in Arizona Sunshine’s Undead Valley

At CES 2017 Vertigo Games debuted an upcoming update for its popular first-person shooter (FPS) Arizona Sunshine, called Undead Valley. Today that update has gone live, taking players across the Arizona-Nevada border to Las Vegas. Undead Valley is a Horde mode map set in a zombie-infested old transport warehouse-turned-underground casino, challenging players to mix up their strategies by…

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…

‘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:…

Oculus Chief Scientist: How and When Augmented Reality Will Transform Our Lives

Michael Abrash, Chief Scientist at Oculus, as-ever delivered an inspiring presentation at today’s F8 conference, this time on the topic of Augmented Reality. AR has received top billing at this year’s event, with Facebook introducing a camera-based platform to develop today’s technology; Abrash’s talk looked further ahead to glasses-based AR which he says will transform…

Facebook Launches React VR to Let Devs Extend the Web into Virtual Reality

Facebook has officially launched React VR, an open-source JavaScript library that lets developers create cross-platform WebVR experiences. Oculus and Facebook announced React VR in October last year, an open-source JavaScript library (based on the popular React library) that’s designed to make it easy for web developers and programmers to deliver WebVR experiences that can be…

Vizor Seed Funding Round Nets New Board Members & Over $2 Million

F8 might be Facebook Developer Conference but it isn’t all about what they themselves (or Oculus for that matter) are up to. Partners, be they studios, creators and developers of technologies and experiences are making announcements as well. Such as the earlier announcement about Framestore becoming a Creative And Technology Partner for Facebook’s Surround 360…

Share Your Favourite VR Experiences with Facebook’s 360 Capture SDK

If you’ve ever been playing a virtual reality (VR) videogame, had a really good experience or a once in a lifetime run through a level, you’ve probably wanted to share that with friends. While screenshots capture a glimpse, they don’t give the same level of immersion. Today Facebook has announced a solution to solve that,…

SLIVER.TV to Livestream the DreamHack ASTRO Open in VR

Over the last few months Sliver.tv has become the go-to provider for immersive coverage of esports entertainment. Today the company announced livesteam coverage of the DreamHack ASTRO Open Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) tournament at DreamHack Austin this month. For the broadcast Sliver.tv will be including additional functionality for spectators, enabling them to select from multiple virtual cameras…

Facebook Shows off its First VR Experience with Facebook Spaces

Image Credit: Oculus, Facebook When Facebook originally bought out Oculus Rift many were somewhat baffled about the rationale of the decision. To be sure, Facebook indicated that they felt VR (and AR) were the future of social media, but for us non-visionaries it has never been entirely clear how the two would meet. Now Facebook…

Fierce Kaiju Confirm Gear VR Controller Support for Viral: Quarantine

Last October VRFocus reported on British virtual reality (VR) developer Fierce Kaiju returning to Samsung Gear VR to update its Viral franchise. Viral: Quarantine is a remix of the original, this time adding less linear gameplay and more weapon options. The studio has also revealed to VRFocus that Viral: Quarantine will support the new Gear VR Controller. Paul Colls, the Creative…

Lost in Space With The Developers Of Lone Echo

Nina speaks to Ru Weerasuriya co-founder of Ready at Dawn about upcoming narrative space adventure Lone Echo. Lone Echo is set in space and attempts to present the user with the option of being able to move in any direction without causing any of the motion sickness symptoms that many players report when using VR….

VR Troubleshooting Gets A New Friend As Liberty3D launch VRScientist

The team at Liberty3D have noticed that with so few industry-wide standards in the virtual reality (VR) area, it becomes somewhat difficult for developers and creators to spot problems in VR images, even when those problems crop up fairly regularly. A new toolset called VRScientist aims to help. VRScientist allows someone working on 360-degree content…

Oculus Open Source React VR Allowing Devs to Rapidly Build Immersive Experiences

As you’d expect from Facebook, the F8 conference is a highly social themed event with augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) both having a big part to play. While VRFocus has covered the big keynote announcements today – Facebook Spaces, ARstudio and Zuckerberg’s cryptic talk about camera’s – there’s been more quietly going on….

Bullet Sorrow VR Leaves Steam Early Access, New Demo Now available

Four months ago VikingVRStudio released its first-person shooter (FPS) Bullet Sorrow VR on Steam Early Access for HTC Vive. Since then Oculus Rift support has been added and this week the video game has fully released for both platforms. Bullet Sorrow VR was built as an intense FPS for VR and with the official launch adds further gameplay elements…

Vive Users Can Join Rift Friends in ‘Facebook Spaces’ With Revive Hack

It appears that Revive is already compatible with the Facebook’s new social VR app, Facebook Spaces. Revive is a popular free hack that allows Oculus content to be played on HTC Vive system. Launched today at Facebook’s F8 opening conference, the social network’s first social VR app is available on the Early Access section of…