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…

More Details Emerge On Doom VFR

Bethesda’s surprise announcement of its plans to bring the DOOM franchise into virtual reality (VR) generated much excitement and speculation when it was unveiled at E3 earlier this year. Now the developers have released a new video detailing some of the features that will be available in DOOM VFR. In DOOM VFR the players takes…

Watch This Behind-The-Scenes Look At DOOM VFR’s Development

Bethesda has a lot of really strong IPs in their catalog and they’re thankfully not holding back when it comes to creating VR iterations of them all. Both Fallout 4 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim are getting full VR versions that bring the whole games into the immersive realm and now DOOM, one of…

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…

Manifest 99 Is A Surreal PSVR Game Set In The Afterlife

Plenty of new games are being announced for Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) headset every week, but Manifest 99 looks like one everyone should be paying attention to. The first release from indie studio Flight School, Manifest 99 is a surreal journey through the afterlife set onboard a train. As you travel through fantastical environments you’ll…

Oasis Games To Preview Light Tracer at Gamescom and PAX

Whilst most developers and publishers are focussing on Gamescom, Chinese videogame publisher Oasis Games is planning further ahead and has announced it will be bringing three of its upcoming titles to PAX West and Gamescom, including PlayStation VR title Light Tracer. Light Tracer is a puzzle-platform adventure on the PlayStation VR in which the player…

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…

Sony Reveals New Trailer For Gran Turismo Sport

Sony have unveiled a new trailer for upcoming title, Gran Turismo Sport which features several professional racing drivers and emphasises the impact of the PlayStation VR virtual reality (VR) on the gameplay. The Gran Turismo series has long been known for its emphasis on accuracy, with the developers at Polyphony Digital going to extreme lengths…

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…

PlayStation Prepares For PAX West

As you likely know next week is Europe’s biggest games focused industry event, the middle chapter of the ‘big three’, Gamescom over in Cologne, Germany. With the other two of course being E3 and the Tokyo Game Show which is still to come. Naturally the VRFocus team is (in part) attending the event and we’ll…

The VR Job Hub: Academia Needs You!

We’re almost at Gamescom and yet another flurry of gaming news that should reveal plenty of what to expect for the rest of the year. Certainly until the likes of this year’s PlayStation Experience in Anaheim, announced earlier this week, which will set the tone for the beginning of 2018. Of course, as we always…

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…

PlayStation VR Worlds Original Score Now Available to Download

Videogame soundtracks have been steadily increasing in popularity for many years, yet it seems that virtual reality (VR) – despite the many reasons why the audio score is considerably more important in these experiences – seems to have been fairly slow to catch on. Following the recent publication of the original score for Lone Echo,…

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….

The Biggest PSVR Releases For The Week Of 08/13/17

Just one single release awaits you on PSVR this week (unless you count a demo for Starblood Arena). It’s a pretty big launch, but it’s yet another horror game, so it’s only for the bravest of the bunch. Don’t worry if that’s not you; there’s always next week. We’ll have a full review of it…

Explosive Screenshots from League of War: VR Arena

Developer MunkyFun announced earlier this week that it was intending to bring popular mobile strategy franchise League of War to the PlayStation VR as League of War: VR Arena. League of War: VR Arena will let players control up to 12 units, four of which can be deployed at a time. Units can include the…

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…

Board the Soul Train with Manifest 99 on PlayStation VR

Independent developer Flight School Studio have announced that it is bringing its first title, Manifest 99, to the PlayStation VR, for release on 12th September, 2017. Manifest 99 takes place on an eerie journey to the afterlife, set largely about the train that carries souls to the land of the dead. The train is inhabited…

TVR Unveils Next VR Title Soul Dimension for PlayStation VR

Time of Virtual Reality (TVR), the studio behind PlayStation VR titles Ace Banana and Ancient Amuletor, has revealed its next project, a puzzle-solving horror experience called Soul Dimension. Developed by Keenvision, TVR hasn’t released many in depth details regarding the videogame, other than it’s scary, has puzzles and ‘the player has the ability to enter different dream worlds’. Other…

Experience Near Death in VR

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to come back from the brink of death, then we have good news for you. It’s said that over 80% of those who go through a legitimate near death experience, or NDE, claim their lives were forever changed as a result of their incident. The recorded effects have…

PlayStation Experience Returns To Anaheim This December

When it comes to the PlayStation VR there are several markers points throughout the year when we can get an idea as to where Sony Interactive Entertainment are steering their products – including of course their aforementioned head-mounted display (HMD) for the PlayStation 4. Games, hardware, updates, future plans, they’re all discussed throughout the year…

PlayStation R&D Listing Suggests Multi-Sensor PSVR Tracking In The Works

PlayStation VR (PSVR) is a fantastic VR headset, but one of its biggest issues is the tracking system. A new job listing suggests Sony is working on something new to improve that aspect. PlayStation’s London-based R&D lab is looking for an R&D Engineer who will “work on tracking systems and drivers for a VR related project”…

Media Molecule’s Dreams Still Has PSVR Support

It feels like an age since we’ve seen Dreams, but that’s because it has been. Media Molecule’s next big game missed out on both E3 2016 and 2017 showings after debuting at the event in 2015, and we’ve been dying to see more of it. That’s largely because Dreams seems like the perfect PlayStation VR…

What Dreams May Come: Media Molecule’s Studio Head Talks VR

Siobhan Reddy, current studio head for Media Molecule, comes from a strong background of creativity, having worked in music production, web development and produced her own short films. This background and ethos informs how she manages the company which is set to produce its first virtual reality (VR) title with Dreams. Media Molecule put themselves…

Square Enix Confirms Final Fantasy XV: VR Experience Dead

It’s been some considerable time since this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, otherwise known as E3. But one of the more curious announcements at the time, and one that caught many (including ourselves) by surprise was that of Final Fantasy XV virtual reality (VR) spin-off title Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV. It wasn’t just…

Windows VR Headset Comparison: HP vs Acer

For the past year and a half the world has known two primary PC VR ecosystems: the Oculus Home-powered Oculus Rift (and Touch controllers) and the SteamVR-powered HTC Vive (although the Rift works on SteamVR too, but that’s beside the point sort of). There have been a handful of others that popped up, like OSVR,…

The 9 Best VR Games Of 2017 So Far

As hard as it is to believe, we’re over halfway through 2017, and what a year it’s been. The Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are now a year into their lifecycles and Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) isn’t far behind. We’ve seen developers really start to get much more comfortable with these headsets, and that’s lead…