EVE: Valkyrie Is Free To Play This Weekend

CCP Games Newcastle may no longer exist (at least under that name), but the larger company is still working on its flagship VR game, EVE: Valkyrie, which you can play for free this weekend. The multiplayer dogfighter, which launched alongside the Oculus Rift nearly two years ago, is free to play on Oculus Home this…

Play Space Dogfighter ‘EVE: Valkyrie’ on Rift for Free This Weekend

EVE: Valkyrie (2016), the space dogfighter originally developed by CCP Games, just opened up its free weekend, which gives anyone with an Oculus Rift an all-access pass to play for the next few days. The free weekend is already in effect, and will continue until February 19th at 12:00 AM PST (local time here). The…

Hands-On: Brass Tactics Arena Is A Delightful Tease Of An RTS

Brass Tactics Arena, the free-to-play spin-off of Brass Tactics, is launching today on Oculus Home for the Oculus Rift with Touch and we got the chance to go hands-on with it prior to its release for some updated thoughts. We’ve tried Brass Tactics in the past a few times and got to learn how the…

Perfect VR Experiences For A Solo Valentine’s Day

No date? No problem. It’s that time of the year again. That oh so special day where couples come together to celebrate their relationships with an evening of romance out or just Netflix and chill. At the same time, there are many of us who may spend this holiday without a special Valentine. And just…

Perfect VR Experiences For A Solo Valentine’s Day

No date? No problem. It’s that time of the year again. That oh so special day where couples come together to celebrate their relationships with an evening of romance out or just Netflix and chill. At the same time, there are many of us who may spend this holiday without a special Valentine. And just…

Standalone VR Headset Comparison: Oculus, Vive, Lenovo and Pico

Standalone headsets represent an enormous leap forward for VR technology, with companies like Google, Facebook and HTC early to market. An all-in-one VR headset, or standalone, puts everything in the headband needed to convince you that you’re in another world. It is a single integrated piece of hardware, like a phone or tablet. The first…

This VR Controller Mod Shifts Weight To Simulate Objects

We all know that bringing your hands into VR is an amazing experience, but picking up objects like swords or guns can be a little underwhelming. Currently controllers like Oculus Touch or the HTC Vive wands are unable to replicate the weight and shape of interactive items in the virtual world, but this intriguing mod…

This VR Controller Mod Shifts Weight To Simulate Objects

We all know that bringing your hands into VR is an amazing experience, but picking up objects like swords or guns can be a little underwhelming. Currently controllers like Oculus Touch or the HTC Vive wands are unable to replicate the weight and shape of interactive items in the virtual world, but this intriguing mod…

Humble Bundle’s VR Sale: Every Game Covered

Image Copyright: Bethesda (Used Under Fair Use Rationale) Humble Bundle, the charitable PC game storefront and bundle distributer have a VR sale, with a good number of games on sale until Friday. All of these games use Steam and are compatible with at least the HTC Vive. Not all are compatible with Oculus Rift natively,…

Oculus Go: Leaked Image Shows 1,000 Apps, Movies and Games At Launch

An image leaked on Reddit shows a convincing look at what might end up being the retail packaging for Oculus Go, the standalone VR headset coming soon from Facebook. The image shows the box for the $200 device with available apps listed including Netflix, Hulu, Ultrawings, Facebook, The New York Times and others. Oculus Go…

Nintendo Aren’t Interested in VR: Here’s Why They Should Be

Editorial credit: Tinxi / Shutterstock.com Virtual Reality and Nintendo isn’t exactly a new topic, it’s something we at VRS have covered twice, both in terms of its past and a potential future. However, when questioned about this by magazine Les Numeriques, the general manager of Nintendo’s French operations, Phillippe Lavoué suggested in even stronger terms…

VR Opens Up New Ways to Explore the Microcosm

If you’ve ever run through the Oculus Dreamdeck experience you’ll know there’s one slice of the demo where you find yourself standing inside what appears to be a vein, blocked at one end by an insect (eew) with red blood cells floating all around you. That sort of perspective is something that just hasn’t been…

VR Opens Up New Ways to Explore the Microcosm

If you’ve ever run through the Oculus Dreamdeck experience you’ll know there’s one slice of the demo where you find yourself standing inside what appears to be a vein, blocked at one end by an insect (eew) with red blood cells floating all around you. That sort of perspective is something that just hasn’t been…

Why I’m Very Excited For Google And Lenovo’s Mirage Solo

As always, CES 2018 was a big week for the entire VR industry, but there’s no question as to what headset stole the show: the Vive Pro. HTC’s enhanced SteamVR device has our mouths watering at the thought of its 3K display, integrated audio and improved design and we can’t wait to revisit games like…

Top 10 VR Highlights at CES 2018

Another January brings us another dose of the Winter Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and CES 2018 is one of if not the biggest showcases for tech in the world this year. The last couple of years have been rather interesting for VR, with 2016 being the grand party to celebrate the first true…

CES 2018: Facebook Deal with Xiaomi, Oculus Go Renamed in China

Image Copyright: Facebook/Oculus, image used under Fair Use Rationale After a glimmer of a sunrise at the end of 2017 with fast sales of a vastly cheaper Oculus Rift and the positive reception to a proposed standalone VR system, Oculus and parent company Facebook have announced a deal with Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi as a…

Landfall Developer Force Field VR Secures €1m Investment in Series A Round

Force Field VR, the studio behind twin-stick virtual reality (VR) shooter Landfall on Oculus Rift and Term1nal, a puzzle title for Samsung Gear VR, has today announced the completion of a Series A funding round, securing the company an extra €1 million EUR of investment. In a statement Force Field’s co-founder Arthur Houtman said: “Over the past year Force Field…

Report: Oculus Standalone Headset To Release This Year For $200

We haven’t seen Oculus’ standalone VR headset since a prototype debuted at Oculus Connect last year, but a new report surfacing today suggests the company will have an all-in-one headset out later this year for just $200. Bloomberg says as much, citing sources that asked not to be named. The headset is apparently codenamed Pacific…

Speakers for VRX 2017 Announced

VRX will be returning to San Francisco for its third year of operation as preparation for its third event kick into high gear with the announcement of the list of featured speakers that are expected to attend the event. The VRX event attracts attendees covering a broad spectrum of disciplines from within the wider virtual…

You Can Now Live Stream from VR in Facebook Spaces

Facebook just brought VR and IRL a whole lot closer. Earlier this year, Facebook announced Spaces—giving all us access to friends, video calls, and selfie-sticks in VR. This morning Facebook added something huge to the list: users in Facebook Spaces will now be able broadcast directly to their Facebook timeline in real time using Facebook Live. And as the…

Oculus, Intel and ESL’s VR Challenger League Begins, Regional Finals Dated

Last month VRFocus reported on Intel, ESL and Oculus announcing the VR Challenger League, a virtual reality (VR) eSports competition that involves players and teams from across Europe and North America competing in The Unspoken  and Echo Arena. Today, the first online qualifiers are now open and the regional finals have been dated. Insomniac’s The Unspoken is a spellcasting experience where…

The Best Oculus Rift Games of 2017 So Far – Robo Recall

For VRFocus’ first videogame lets head back to the start of the year, to a title that quite frankly should be part of every Oculus Rift users library, and that’s the fantastic Robo Recall from Epic Games. For the majority of the time Epic Games grace the pages of VRFocus because of the company’s middleware development software, Unreal Engine, which…

The Best Oculus Rift Games of 2017 So Far

It’s already halfway through 2017 and what a year it’s been for Oculus Rift. There’s been highs and lows for the company and Facebook, restructuring, people leaving, lawsuits and so much more. But where you, the customer, are concerned it’s all about playing great videogames on the first high-end head-mounted display (HMD) to come to…

Hackers Use Ultrasonic Waves To Disrupt VR Headsets

Sonic guns set to headset frequency can send you into a spin and cause sickness. Are you one of the many people who loves virtual reality, but wish there was a way to make it even more vomit-inducing? Well boy are you in for a treat! According to Forbes, researchers at China’s Alibaba have created a sonic gun…

Spaces Adds Facebook Live Streaming

Spaces is Facebook’s social VR experience on Rift only. It allows people to meet up in virtual reality with cartoonish avatars and draw or see 360-degree videos together, among other activities. The virtual world even allows visitors to take selfies and make calls to people in the real world over Facebook Messenger — allowing people…