The Pico Neo: The Oft Forgotten Other Stand-Alone HMD

Now into my 4th year of working in the virtual reality (VR) space, the quest for an ideal headgear is an on-going quest.  During that time, my team first embarked on the first, second, and third generation Samsung Gear VR, the first and second-generation Google Daydream, the Oculus SDK, and most recently, a pair of…

Humanity Is On The Brink In Naked Sun, Coming To PC Later This Month

If there’s one thing we can be sure about what “the future” entails it’s that it apparently won’t be an incremented version of the present. It’ll either be an amazing utopia of high technology or high ideas or… it’ll be a disaster. A dystopia caused by either some form of nuclear holocaust bringing on a…

Track Lab Drops the Beat and the Launch Date

You would have to go a very long way to find someone who doesn’t enjoy listening to music. While not everyone shares the same tastes, many people long to be able to create great music as well as passively listen to it. This is the central core of Track Lab, a hybrid of puzzle and…

NextVR to Live Broadcast two International Champions Cup Matches in July

When it comes to broadcasting sporting events in virtual reality (VR) NextVR tends to be at the forefront. This summer the company is continuing that trend by announcing its schedule for the International Champions Cup which kicks off in a few weeks. In partnership with Relevent Sports, NextVR will broadcast two marquee match-ups live in…

The Sound of Horror Comes to Steam with Stifled Release

The impact that sound has on videogames is often overlooked, despite the considerable impact it can have on the experience, especially in virtual reality (VR). However, sound isn’t something you can possible overlook in Stifled, as it is intrinsic to the entire experience – as Steam users can now discover for themselves. Stifled was originally…

The Exorcist VR’s Final Chapter Gets A Teaser Trailer

It’s all been building to this; the final chapter of Wolf & Wood’s VR horror game, The Exorcist: Legion VR, is coming soon, and the first teaser trailer just dropped. The footage confirms that the fifth chapter in the series will be called The Tomb and based on what we can see it does indeed…

Pixel Ripped 1989 Finally Reveals Launch Date

The retro-styled virtual reality (VR) title Pixel Ripped 1989 has been long awaited by fans who were drawn to its nostalgia-tinted aesthetic and the various homages to the classic days of videogaming. At last, a release date has been announced, and pre-orders opened in preparation for the release. Developer ARVORE have announced that Pixel Ripped…

VR Mystery Novel Tokyo Chronos Beings Kickstarter Campaign

After a teasing reveal back in May, Japanese virtual reality (VR) developer MyDearest and LA-based Sekai Project have begun detailing more about their upcoming project Tokyo Chronos. That started last month with an appearance during the  Anime Expo 2018, and now today with the teams launching a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign.  Being developed by a veteran…

VR Mystery Novel Tokyo Chronos Begins Kickstarter Campaign

After a teasing reveal back in May, Japanese virtual reality (VR) developer MyDearest and LA-based Sekai Project have begun detailing more about their upcoming project Tokyo Chronos. That started last month with an appearance during the  Anime Expo 2018, and now today with the teams launching a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign.  Being developed by a veteran…

Tower Defence Title Animal Force Arrives for PlayStation VR in North America

Oasis Games is a fairly prolific Chinese videogame publisher when it comes to PlayStation VR, with the company having released titles such as comedy puzzle experience Salary Man Escape, Light Tracer, horror experience Dying: Reborn, voxel shooter Pixel Gear, and many more. One of the most recent was tower defence title Animal Force which hit the European PlayStation Store in May….

Fight Your Way To Greatness In Megalith

After its Paris Games Week debut in 2017, Disruptive Games’ Megalith made it onto VRFocus’ ‘The Best PlayStation VR Games Coming in 2018‘ before seemingly disappearing with no further mention of the title. That was rectified for the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2018, being part of a sizable roster for PlayStation VR at the event. Naturally, VRFocus got…

Samsung Looks to Anti-SDE AMOLED To Improve Mobile VR

While smartphone-based virtual reality (VR) remains one of the most popular routes into VR for consumers, there are problems with the experience, even for those who are lucky enough to be using high-end handsets like the Samsung Galaxy S9 to power the VR experience. Samsung are working to improve the situation with a technology called…

Flying High With Astro Bot Rescue Mission

The cute little bots from The Playroom and The Playroom VR became the de facto mascots of the PlayStation 4, and the fact that their faces bear a vague similarity to a virtual reality (VR) headset meant that seeing them return for more adventures in VR for almost inevitable. At E3 2018, the VRFocus team…

An Early Gameplay Look at Sci-fi Adventure Seeking Dawn

In a few days Multiverse Entertainment will launch its first virtual reality (VR) title for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, a sprawling sci-fi narrative called Seeking Dawn. Ahead of launch VRFocus has been able to show a early part of the experience.  The video starts at the very beginning of the adventure, just as you land…

Something For The Weekend: Sizzling Hot PlayStation VR Deals

It’s hot, but you all know that as the summer heat keeps up the pressure. So what better way to escape the heat then to lose yourself inside some immersive virtual reality (VR) experiences. VRFocus is back once again with another entry of Something for the Weekend, which brings together a number of different titles to help you find…

Coatsink Software’s Esper Now Available Now Steam

British developer Coatsink Software – the creators of the critically acclaimed mobile virtual reality (VR) titles Augmented Empire and A Night Sky – have now released their latest title Esper onto Steam. This puzzles title seems players need to prove they can controller their newly found psychic abilities by completing a number of challenges all…

New Seeking Dawn Gameplay Trailer Released Ahead of Launch

Multiverse Entertainment’s Seeking Dawn is looking to be one of the biggest virtual reality (VR) releases this summer, offering a massive sci-fi adventure with multiplayer modes, and survival/crafting elements. Ahead of its launch next week for PC VR headsets (a PlayStation VR version is in the works) the studio has released its longest video yet, packed full…

Unique Horror Title Stifled Announces PC Launch Date

Users of the PlayStation VR have got a fair few excellent horror titles to choose from in the library, including the likes of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, The Inpatient and, of course, Stifled. Soon though, PC virtual reality (VR) users will be able to experience that horror for themselves, as the developers have announced the…

Become a High Score Master Thanks to New Beat Saber Video

It was only released in May as an Early Access title yet Hyperbolic Magnetism’s Beat Saber has caught the imagination of virtual reality (VR) fans across the world, becoming an instant hit whilst garnering a big modding community to add further songs. Whether you’re new to the wonders of Beat Saber or a light saber expert, you may have wondered exactly…

Nintendo Switch Is Getting A Strange Unofficial VR-Like Headset

Nintendo’s Switch console isn’t likely to ever get VR support, but this strange new peripheral for the kit does at least look the part. Japanese company Thanko is selling this bizarre ‘Eye Theater’ for the hybrid device. It’s a small head-mounted display that the company says will give you a 120-inch virtual screen to play…

Nintendo Switch Is Getting A Strange Unofficial VR-Like Headset

Nintendo’s Switch console isn’t likely to ever get VR support, but this strange new peripheral for the kit does at least look the part. Japanese company Thanko is selling this bizarre ‘Eye Theater’ for the hybrid device. It’s a small head-mounted display that the company says will give you a 120-inch virtual screen to play…

Valve: Monthly Active VR Users on Steam Are Up 160% Year-over-year

Speaking at an industry event last week, Valve offered an update on Steam, the company’s massive digital marketplace for PC games, including the continued growth the company has seen in the VR segment over the last year. Speaking at the White Nights St. Petersburg 2018 conference last week, Valve’s Jan-Peter Ewert offered up fresh data insights…

Oasis Games Invest In Iron Mountain Interactive

Regular VRFocus readers, and in particular those who own are owners of a PlayStation VR, will be familiar with developer Oasis Games. Oasis Games are connected to the likes of Animal Force, Light Tracer and at the end of last month revealed they would be helping with Salary Man Escape. Since their founding back in…

Preview: Blood & Truth – A Shooter Worth Waiting For

One of the videogames that caught PlayStation VR owner’s attention during Paris Games Week (PGW) 2017 was the announcement by Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) regarding a new project from The London Heist developers London Studios called Blood & Truth. As that was over six months ago – and sometime since VRFocus last played it –…

Summer Sale Season Continues With PlayStation Store Sale

Videogame fans who prefer to do their gaming on consoles may have thought they were safe, as the seductive lure of the Steam Sale, and then the Oculus Store sale sucked dry the wallets of their PC-using fellows. However, even as the temperature rises, the prices start to fall on the PlayStation Store with the…

Polyarc Discuses Wanting To Make Moss Chapter Two In Interview

It is no surprise to anyone that Polyarc’s virtual reality (VR) title Moss has been a runaway success gaining a rather big and loving community around the title and it’s cute protagonist Quill. As fans ask for more it seems that this is just what Polyarc want to see as well as Game Director, Danny…

Front Row Stadium Seats With PlayStation VR

With the World Cup entering the knockout phase, millions have been watching how the tournament plays out. For those who are equipped with a virtual reality (VR) headset, its possible to get much closer to the action by using apps like the BBC Sports VR app on the PlayStation VR. For footballs fans, the BBC…

Two New Horror-Themed PlayStation VR titles On Sale Today

Though Halloween may be still some month away, Sony and publisher Winking Entertainment see no reason to stop the scares from coming, and how released two now PlayStation VR horror titles which both feature themes taken from Chinese folklore. Though both titles are said to be very different, they share some similarities in where they…