Oculus Medium Announces Annual Pumpkin Sculpting Contest

As the month of October continues and we get closer to Halloween, the Oculus Medium team have announced that they are holding their annual pumpkin sculpting contest once again. This is a chance for users of the virtual reality (VR) sculpting application, Oculus Medium, to get creative and create their own pumpkin for a chance…

Dead Effect 2 VR Giveaway Livestream: Sci-Fi Zombies In Space

Dead Effect 2 VR from BadFly Interactive is one of the most unknown and underrated VR shooters out there. It went under my radar for a while too. But what we’ve got here is a VR game with tons of weapons and enemies, a structured campaign with over a dozen hours of content, optional co-op, and…

Dead Effect 2 VR Giveaway Livestream: Sci-Fi Zombies In Space

Dead Effect 2 VR from BadFly Interactive is one of the most unknown and underrated VR shooters out there. It went under my radar for a while too. But what we’ve got here is a VR game with tons of weapons and enemies, a structured campaign with over a dozen hours of content, optional co-op, and…

In Death Review: Bow And Arrow Shooter Meets Punishing Roguelike

I’m usually not a big fan of procedural generation in games. While I’ve obviously spent my fair amount of time exploring planets in No Man’s Sky and clearing out ships From Other Suns with friends, typically I’d prefer a hand-crafted experience that is higher quality that I can play once and remember fondly, than replaying…

Facebook’s 3D Photos Arrive On Your News Feed And In VR

Facebook uses iPhone’s AI depth-sensor to a new layer of realism to your photos. Originally announced during the 2018 F8 developer conference back in May, Facebook’s 3D Photos feature is now officially available on your News Feed and in VR. By utilizing the 3D depth maps stored with portrait photos taken recent dual-lens iPhone models,…

See The Hacker And Thief Action Of Covert In New Hands-On Gameplay

During the recent Oculus Connect 5 event indie developer White Elk Studios announced a new virtual reality (VR) videogame that offers asymmetrical gameplay by the name of Covert. This title sees two players have to work together to pull off heist with one of the team being a thief in VR with the other playing…

See The Hacker And Thief Action Of Covert In New Hands-On Gameplay

During the recent Oculus Connect 5 event indie developer White Elk Studios announced a new virtual reality (VR) videogame that offers asymmetrical gameplay by the name of Covert. This title sees two players have to work together to pull off heist with one of the team being a thief in VR with the other playing…

Zero Caliber Livestream – Realistic Co-Op Military Shooter Gameplay

Lock and load, everyone! For today’s livestream we’re digging into the chaotic and shockingly realistic upcoming VR shooter from XREAL Games, Zero Caliber. The game is getting a public demo later this month on October 25th and will hit Early Access on Steam and Oculus Home on November 9th. It’s got full co-op support for the…

Oculus Go Gets Replacement Facial Interface With VR Cover

VR Cover offers custom facial interfaces for popular VR headsets such as the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Samsung Gear VR, and Windows Mixed Reality headsets. They are designed to be more comfortable and customizable than the standard foam included with a VR headset, for users who spend long sessions in VR. Today, VR Cover opened…

Star Vault AB Release Update For Cat Collecting Title Kitten’d

If you have ever had ambitions to be a crazy cat person, but don’t want to put up with the realities of endless vacuuming, grooming, claw marks and being woken at 3am, then the virtual reality (VR) kittens of cat simulator Kitten’d might just be for you. With the release of a new content update,…

Insomniac Games Speaks About Plans for Stormland

Insomniac Games has become something of a leading name in the creation of virtual reality (VR) videogames. As the company is responsible for popular multiplayer VR title The Unspoken. As a result, its upcoming VR title, Stormland, is highly anticipated among VR fans. At the Oculus Connect 5 conference, Nina of VRFocus caught up with…

Oculus Home 2.0 And Dash Exit Beta, Now Rolling Out To All Rift Owners

When the Oculus Rift launched back in mid-2016, its system software and store were criticized for the relative lack of features compared to other platforms and stores (such as Steam). In fact, the software couldn’t even be installed to any hard drive other than the system drive (nor could VR games/apps from Oculus’ store). In…

Vulkan Could Bring Oculus Go Performance and Battery Life Improvements To Quest

While gaming PCs have powerful CPUs and graphics cards drawing enormous amounts of power, in all-in-one “standalone” VR headsets like Oculus Go and the upcoming Oculus Quest, things are very different. Such headsets have very limited GPU power and run off a battery, making energy consumption an important concern. Better hardware like newer more efficient…

Vulkan Could Bring Oculus Go Performance and Battery Life Improvements To Quest

While gaming PCs have powerful CPUs and graphics cards drawing enormous amounts of power, in all-in-one “standalone” VR headsets like Oculus Go and the upcoming Oculus Quest, things are very different. Such headsets have very limited GPU power and run off a battery, making energy consumption an important concern. Better hardware like newer more efficient…

Highlights from Raindance Immersive Stories and Interactive Worlds 2018

London’s famous Oxo Tower, with its spectacular view of the city skyline, provided an impressive backdrop for the 2018 Raindance Gallery of Immersive Stories and Interactive Worlds. But I wasn’t there to watch the sunset over the river, I was at the Raindance VR launch party to leave the real world behind and be immersed…

Wands Fires On To Xiaomi Mi VR

In early 2018, Chinese technology company Xiaomi announced that it was working with Oculus to produce a version of the Oculus Go standalone virtual reality (VR) headset for the Chinese market, called the Xiaomi Mi VR. Now Cortopia Studios have announced that it is bringing its popular magic duelling VR title Wands to the Xiaomi…

Oculus Launch Rift Software Update

Oculus Connect 5 at the end of September brought with it a whole bunch of announcements, with the pick of the bunch obviously being the reveal of the Oculus Quest. The finalised vision of that which was begun with the Santa Cruz prototype head-mounted display (HMD). However, it wasn’t just new hardware that was discussed…

PSVR Videos Can Be Improved, All Thanks To VR Porn?

The virtual realtiy (VR) porn streaming site SexLikeReal (SLR) – link NSFW, obviously – has discovered that the PS4 and PlayStation VR are actually capable of viewing far better quality VR videos than was previously believed. As the company’s David Chapman explains. Why the PSVR currently lags behind at VR video When it comes to VR videos,…

PSVR Videos Can Be Improved, All Thanks To VR Porn?

The virtual realtiy (VR) porn streaming site SexLikeReal (SLR) – link NSFW, obviously – has discovered that the PS4 and PlayStation VR are actually capable of viewing far better quality VR videos than was previously believed. As the company’s David Chapman explains. Why the PSVR currently lags behind at VR video When it comes to VR videos,…

Questing For Quest: Getting Hands On With Oculus’ Latest Headset

As is always the case with big industry events while the days during them seemingly never end yet the thing as a whole is contrastingly over and gone in a flash. Oculus Connect 5 (OC5) is well in 2018’s rear-view mirror at this point but there’s still an awful lot to talk about and we’ll…

New Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL Are Daydream Ready, Google Confirms

Google today revealed its latest phones, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. And while the introduction of the devices didn’t see much fanfare related to VR, Google has confirmed to Road to VR that both phones are compatible with its Daydream View headsets. When Google introduced the first ‘Pixel’ phone back in 2016, it also…

Secret Location’s Cinematic VR Epic ‘The Great C’ Now Available

Explore an apocalyptic wasteland to unravel a terrifying ancient mystery in this 37-minute sci-fi adventure. A post-apocalyptic landscape fraught with danger. An omnipotent supercomputer. A young woman with nothing to lose. This is The Great C, a cinematic VR science-fiction adventure bursting with hidden secrets, unfathomable danger, and plenty of jaw-dropping moments. Based on the…

Philip K. Dick-inspired VR Story ‘The Great C’ Brings Expert Cinematic Flair

Secret Location, developers behind Blasters of the Universe (2017), today launched a Philip K. Dick-inspired VR adaptation of The Great C, a sci-fi short story that follows a tribe of humans oppressed by an artificially intelligent overlord. The titular VR experience takes you to the ruins of a typical American city, now entirely depopulated with a…

Google Unveils The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Starting At $799

Today at the Made by Google 2018 event, Google officially unveiled the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, its latest line of smartphones. Sporting what it describes as the most powerful camera on a smartphone to date (they showed seven different magazine covers that were shot using the Pixel 3 camera) the device is set…

VR Brings Philip K. Dick Story The Great C to Life Today

After making it public debut during the Venice Film Festival this summer, Secret Location’s virtual reality (VR) adaption of famed author Philip K. Dick’s The Great C, is now ready for worldwide consumption, launching for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive today. The Great C transports viewers into a post-apocalyptic landscape where humanity’s remnants are ruled over by an…

‘Evasion’ Review – Strafe, Shoot, Heal, Rinse & Repeat

Evasion is a first-person sci-fi shooter from indie AR/VR studio Archiact. With its co-op campaign missions, the game is decidedly aiming to capture a Halo-esque shooting experience along with massive numbers of enemies, something the studio has been couching as a bullet-hell genre shooter. While it’s a technically competent game that looks and feels well polished, some…

The Witching Hour Is At Hand In Holospark’s The Haunted Graveyard

As I was saying on VRFocus just the other day, it is only natural that as soon as October comes around that not only grizzly ghouls rise from their crypts but so do an army of undead-related virtual reality (VR) experiences. T’is the season to be spooky. It’s not just in the home where developers…

Crazy Machines VR Whirrs Into Life On PC VR Later This Month

You’d not think it but the Crazy Machines franchise has actually been around for 13 years. Originally released in October 2005 for PC and Mac, as well as on both the Nintendo DS and Wii. We’ve known that the creation crafting title that sees users manufacture elaborate machines in a Rube Goldberg style to perform…