The VR Job Hub: Climax Studios, Curve Digital Entertainment, Archiact

Whether you’re an experienced designer, programmer, engineer, or your’re looking for a move into the exciting worlds of virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) – whatever the case, welcome once more to the VRFocus’ Job Hub. The jobs listed here are located worldwide, from major game players to humble indie developers – the one thing…

VRFocus Grabs a Trusty Tank and Heads into the Battlezone

When PlayStation VR launched back in October 2016 one of its day one titles came from British developer Rebellion with Battlezone. Then a few weeks ago Oculus Rift and HTC Vive owners got the pleasure of diving into this cyber world. If you’ve not tried Battlezone out yet then checkout VRFocus‘ first gameplay video of the title. Featuring…

Eternity Warriors VR Seeks Greenlight Votes

Having seen success with four titles for smartphones, developer Vanimals Games are bringing the Eternity Warriors franchise to virtual reality (VR). The creators are seeking support through Steam’s Greenlight system in order to get the title published. The original Eternity Warriors was launched six years ago on smartphones and has had three sequels since then….

Form Is A VR Puzzler That Looks Set To Deliver Next Week

There haven’t been many high-profile VR releases on late, but Charm Games is promising to deliver something special next week with Form. Due for release on the HTC Vive on June 1st, Form is a puzzler game that’s caught the industry’s attention with the high production values and intriguing challenges. It’s a first-person experience that…

Square Enix Launches Its First Vive-exclusive Game, ‘Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur VR’, in Japan

Videogame publisher and developer Square Enix, famous for its Final Fantasy franchise, among others, has launched its first game for the HTC Vive, Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur VR in Japan. In collaboration with game developer GREE, Square Enix has published its first Vive title, an adaptation of the company’s JRPG card-based combat game Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur which has grown to prominence…

Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur VR Comes to HTC Vive in Japan

September 2017 saw HTC Vive, Square Enix and Gree Co announce Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur VR at theTokyo Game Show (TGS). Now the virtual reality (VR) title has launched on the head-mounted display (HMD) in Japan for 3,980 yen on Steam. As Gematsu reports, the Japanese Steam page is region locked, so there’s no accessing the title for western…

HTC U11 to get its own Headset called Link

It seems as if having one virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) on the market isn’t enough for HTC, with the recent reveal of a standalone headset being made in partnership with Google. Today, the company has unveiled another, the HTC Link, a mobile headset its marketing alongside flagship smartphone, the U11. In a Japanese…

Sublevel Zero Finally Gets Full Rift/Vive Support In July

Sublevel Zero is one of those games that strikes you as perfect for VR support, so much so that it already has some basic integration. Deeper support will be with us very soon, however. Developer Sigtrap Games today announced that Sublevel Zero Redux is coming to PC on July 13th. That was the name given…

HTC Link Is A New 6DOF VR Headset Only For Japan

Well this is surprising; HTC has yet another new VR headset on the way, promising to make an important breakthrough for a major category of device. Meet the HTC Link. The Link was first reported on by Japanese site Mogura VR. Intriguingly, it’s promising full six degrees of freedom (6DOF) tracking, which is something we haven’t…

Jaunt and Land Rover go ‘Above and Beyond’ ahead of the America’s Cup

Jaunt and Land Rover have released a 360-degree film ahead of the America’s Cup Qualifiers on Friday 26th bringing customers and fans closer to the action of this famous boat race. The film allows viewers to jump on board as the team sail around Bermuda’s Great Sound during final preparations for the challenge. Fans are transported into a grueling gym…

Grab a Bargain with These PlayStation VR Discounts

With Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) now sorting out the supply issues that dogged the launch of PlayStation VR, more PlayStation 4 owners are now getting the hands on the headset. This month also saw a major videogame release in the form of Farpoint, which raced into second spot in the UK charts. But there are further deals…

Epic Games Advances VR Integration for Unreal Engine Releasing v4.16

Last month Epic Games rolled out the first preview for the next iteration of its Unreal Engine software, version 4.16. Since then smaller previews have been released, giving developers a chance to experiment with some of the new features. Today, those new additions are fully implemented with Unreal Engine 4.16 now available. As VRFocus has…

Charm Games’ Psychedelic Sci-Fi Title FORM Coming to HTC Vive

Indie videogame studio Charm Games has announced today that its upcoming virtual reality (VR) title, FORM, will release on Steam for HTC Vive on 1st June 2017. A surreal puzzle videogame, FORM is set in a remote Alaskan research facility, with players in the role of Dr. Devin Eli, a physicist with superhuman powers of geometric visualization, taking…

Sony Santa Monica Working on ‘2nd Wave’ PlayStation VR Title

The PlayStation VR head-mounted display (HMD) has now been available for several months, and the spate of launch windows titles has run dry. We’re now in an interim phase with AAA pushes like Farpoint coupled with smaller indie titles. However, it seems that Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) are now preparing for a ‘2nd wave’ of…

Megadimension Neptunia VIIR Receives Summer Launch in Japan

Back in March, Japanese developer Compile Heart announced Megadimension Neptunia VIIR for PlayStation 4, with the addition of a virtual reality (VR) element for PlayStation VR. Originally given a rough 2017 release, a Japanese release date of 24th August has been revealed. The news comes from the latest issue of Dengeki PlayStation, reports Gematsu, with Japanese gamers able to get…

Now You Can Own a Fidget Spinner in VR, Because Why Not

Fidget spinners—little spinning hand toys—are one of the latest fads to see explosive growth, rising rapidly in popularity faster than the most hopeful startup. With a seemingly endless number of spinners available to purchase, developer Vladimir Storm decided to make a virtual reality fidget spinner because… you know… why not? Fidget spinners are exactly as simple…

Nvidia Release Game Ready Driver for Star Trek: Bridge Crew

On Tuesday, 30th May, Star Trek fans will be able to board their favourite space ship like never before when Ubisoft finally releases the much delayed Star Trek: Bridge Crew. Coming to PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, the PC versions will be optimised for Nvidia graphics cards from today as the company has released its…

VR at Retail: Are Expectations Too Low?

There’s always a catch 22 situation with new technology platforms, especially in the video game industry. For a new piece of hardware to do well it needs great content. It doesn’t matter how good the specs might be, or some amazing new feature, if there’s nothing to play then it’s not going to sell. On…

AR, VR, MR, RR, XR: A Glossary to the Acronyms of the Future

Virtual reality (VR) began its climb back into the social consciousness in 2013 with the launch of the well-documented Kickstarter campaign for the Oculus Rift. In the four years that have passed since, things have become more complicated. Augmented reality (AR) has finally begun its ascent and Microsoft has muddied the waters with the HoloLens…

Mizuguchi: ‘I will definitely continue evolution’ of Synesthesia Suit

Enhance Games’ Rez Infinite was well received when it arrived for PlayStation VR last year as a followup to the original Dreamcast title. Fans of the experience – and regular VRFocus readers – will also have heard of (or maybe even tried) the studio’s Synesthesia Suit, a device designed to enhance the experience with haptics. Development is continuing…

Jetman Releases First Trailer for Kowloon’s Gate VR: Suzaku on PlayStation VR

Japanese developer Jetman has recently released its first trailer for PlayStation VR experience Kowloon’s Gate VR: Suzaku. The video is a teaser to say the least, revealing very little about the videogame or its gameplay. With dramatic music and fleeting imagery, the trailer will certainly leave viewers with more questions than answers. VRFocus first reported on…

PlayStation VR’s Farpoint Debuts at Number 2 in UK Sales Chart

Sony Interactive Entertainment’s (SIE’s) virtual reality (VR) first-person shooter (FPS) Farpoint launched last Tuesday and has proven to be a highly popular purchase – in the UK – with the title debuting at number two in the UK sales charts. It is currently the only VR experience to feature in the charts – Resident Evil 7…

PSVR’s Farpoint Succeeds In UK Games Sales Charts

It looks like Sony’s big bet on the VR first-person shooter (FPS), Farpoint, had paid off, at least in the UK. The UK’s weekly games chart, compiled by GfK and shared via The Association for UK Interactive Entertainment (UKIE), reveals that Farpoint debuted at number two in the weekly charts for the last seven days….

Light Tracer Announced for PlayStation VR, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift

Independent videogame developer and publisher Oasis Games is bringing three PlayStation VR titles to showcase at the 5th annual BitSummit festival in Kyoto, Japan. Light Tracer, debuting at the event, has been confirmed for release on PlayStation VR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.   Virtual reality (VR) puzzle adventure Light Tracer will formed part of…

Special Delivery On PlayStation VR Will Have VirZoom Support

Does everyone remember Paperboy? The videogame where you had to cycle around the neighbourhood avoiding obstacles and delivering papers while not smashing windows or causing property damage. Well, Special Delivery is like that. Only in reverse and with support for the VirZOOM bike controller. Special Delivery will be coming to the PlayStation VR on 6th…

BT Sport Giving Away Google Cardboard Headsets for UEFA Final

To tie in to the upcoming final of the UEFA Champions League, sports broadcaster BT Sport are giving away branded Google Cardboard headsets to football fans so they can enjoy the 360-degree Football final. As reported previously, the UEFA Champions League final will be available to view in 360-degrees through a YouTube livestream or the…

Visitors to the UEFA Champions Festival Can Try PlayStation VR for Free

The UEFA Champions League final is offering all sort of opportunities related to virtual reality (VR). The match will be broadcast live in both 4K on YouTube and in 360-degrees through YouTube or the BT sport app. In addition, Sony will be offering visitors to the UEFA Champions Festival in Cardiff the opportunity to try…