Former PSVR Game Eclipse Is Now A Daydream Exclusive

If you’ve been following VR for a while then you might have already heard of Eclipse, a VR adventure game from indie developer White Elk Studios. This intriguing title originally started life as a PlayStation VR (PSVR) game, but it appears to have been reborn as a Google Daydream exclusive. That is according to a…

VirZOOM Launch vSports Contests Across USA

Virtual Reality accessory manufacturer VirZOOM is launching a new series of vSports contents at venues across America, in partnership with HTC, AMD and FitBit. People who participate in the VR sports competitions have the chance to win high-end electronics. The contests are scheduled to take place every 2-3 months, and each will feature a different…

Unearthing Mars Review: Lifeless Planet

The last time PlayStation VR (PSVR) owners visited Mars in The Martian VR they spent 20 minutes there before being whisked away to safety, with minimal interaction and generally very little to actually see. The return trip is a marginal improvement since Unearthing Mars from Winking VR is a little longer, a little deeper, but…

Trailer Revealed For Google Daydream’s Eclipse: Edge of Light

Developer White Elk today released a trailer for upcoming Google Daydream exclusive title Eclipse: Edge of Light. Eclipse: Edge of Light is set on a planet on to which the players crash-land and must then set about exploring the landscape around them. Upon discovering the ruins of a collapsed civilisation, the characters then find a…

Jaunt launches Indie Pic World celebrating Independent Filmmakers

Prolific producer and distributor of 360-degree content, Jaunt, has announced the launch of the Indie Pics world, aimed at promoting indie filmmakers whilst providing a dedicated resource for creatives. For the launch today, Indie Pics will home a dozen immersive experiences from filmmakers including Steye Hallema, Boston McConnaughey, and John Hudson. Jaunt envisioned the new portal as a place…

UK VR Market Valued At £61m Reports Ukie

Videogame trade body Ukie held its annual Games Industry Market Valuation event today, revealing the value of UK market to be £4.33bn GBP in 2016. As part of the report Ukie highlighted the role virtual reality (VR) had to play valuing its market share at £61.3m. This is the first time Ukie has included VR in its overall valuation…

WeMakeVR unveils new surreal 360 short Ashes to Ashes

WeMakeVR, a virtual reality (VR) production company based in Amsterdam has launched its latest project, a 10-minute immersive film that mixes CGI with live-action filmmaking called Ashes to Ashes. Shot entirely in one take, Ashes to Ashes began as an internal experiment before being further developed at the VR Days Europe in 2015. The film tells the story of a…

YouTube Is Improving The Quality Of Its VR Videos

YouTube offers thousands of hours of content for your VR headset with its 360 degree videos, but the massive amount of data these clips require means they often show up blurry. Google is working to fix that. The search engine giant this week announced that its YouTube and Daydream divisions are working together as part…

Preview: Sparc – Dodgeball gets a futuristic makeover

CCP Games has made a name for itself in the virtual reality (VR) industry with its popular sci-fi shooters, EVE: Valkyrie and Gunjack. Both have seen launches across a variety of head-mounted display (HMD) platforms, building a reputation for high quality experiences. For its next project, CCP has stuck with its tried and tested futuristic theme, but…

Crytek drops price of Robinson: The Journey for PlayStation VR

Not long after Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) released PlayStation VR into the world Crytek launched its first title for the platform Robinson: The Journey. Today the developer has announced a price reduction for the videogame. The drop in price is permanent rather than a limited time offer, bringing the cost down to $49.99 USD/€49.99 EUR/£44.99 GBP (it previously…

Nordic Trolls Talk Magic And Multiplayer In Virtual Reality

The 2017 editions of Mobile World Congress (MWC) and the Game Developers Conference (GDC) may be slipping into memory, but VRFocus spoke to so many people over the course of those five days we’ll still be bringing you the conversations for a while yet. Today Nina is talking to Nordic Trolls’ Executive Art Director Daniel…

Further details on Megadimension Neptunia VIIR

Some further details on the first game in the popular Japanese RPG series have emerged following the announcement that the game will be coming out for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR. According to website Siliconera, for the new game main Neptunia series developer Compile Heart will be working together with Silicon Studio, using their custom…

Passengers: Awakening lands on Oculus Touch

Sony Pictures Virtual Reality today released a virtual reality (VR) experience on Oculus Rift with Touch based on the 2016 sci-fi film Passengers. The VR game loosely follows the story of the film in that the starship Avalon is travelling to a new world with crew and passengers in hibernation when something starts going wrong…

Rebellion rolls out large content update for Battlezone

PlayStation VR launch title Battlezone will today receive a large content patch courtesy of developers Rebellion. The update will introduce new playable content as well as new cosmetic items. The videogame is getting two new difficulty settings on either end of the spectrum. New players or those struggling with the game can enable Beginner level, while…

Sony Music Showcases Multiplayer VR Experience Using Vive, Not PSVR

You’d think if a division of Sony was making a VR experience they’d be using the company’s own headset, PlayStation VR (PSVR). It’s surprising to learn, then, Sony Music Entertainment is working with a rival headset, the HTC Vive. The Japanese division of Sony Music is at the 2017 South By South West (SXSW) festival…

VRTV: Nina Tries To Escape Death In I Expect You To Die

VRFocus correspondent Nina takes on the role of a secret agent in this room escape game as she attempts to solve puzzles and avoid the many way you can be killed in order to review I Expect You To Die. The game was produced by Schell Games and is currently available of Oculus Rift with…

Sony Releases ‘Passengers: Awakening’ VR Experience

Awaken on the Starship Avalon in this Oculus Rift and HTC Vive movie experience. Hurdling past Mars towards the Homestead Colony, you awaken on the Starship Avalon to find yourself face to face with a slew of critical malfunctions. Fellow passenger Jim Preston needs your help to fix them. With a multi-tool in hand, you…

PSVR’s Battlezone Adds New Missions, Weapon and Enemy In Free Update

Battlezone [Review: 8/10] is one of a handful of PlayStation VR (PSVR) titles celebrating a five month anniversary this March as the headset and its launch games near the half-year mark. In recognition of this, developer Rebellion is dumping a lot of free new content on you today. Headlining this update are two new difficulty modes…

Megadimension Neptunia VIIR announced for PlayStation VR

Compile Heart, the Japanese developer known for its Hyperdimension Neptunia and Record of Agarest War behind videogame series, has announced Megadimension Neptunia VIIR for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR. Not solely a virtual reality (VR) title, Megadimension Neptunia VIIR was revealed during the Dengeki Game Festival 2017, reports Gematsu. There’s very little info to go on in terms of gameplay,…

Virry VR Is PSVR’s First Paid-For 360 Video

Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) has embraced 360 video with surprising readiness since launch last October with a suite of free apps and, more recently, support for YouTube 360 content. This month, though, the platform gets its first premium 360 app. That app is Virry VR, a nature documentary set in the Kenyan Savannas that gives viewers…

PlayStation VR puzzler Statik gets Release Date, Pre-orders now open

At the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2016 Tarsier Studios announced puzzle title Statik for PlayStation VR. Pre-orders for the videogame have now gone live and a release date has also been confirmed. Details were revealed via the UK PlayStation Store, with the release date listed as 24th April 2017. There’s a pre-order price of £15.99 GBP, if you’re…

BAFTA Games Awards nominees announced

The nominees for the British Academy Games Awards 2017 have been announced, and it features some virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) titles in the mix. Pokémon GO is amongst the nominees up for a BAFTA Games award in the Mobile and Family categories. The popular Pokemon AR game recently released 80 new Pokemon for players…

HTC: Oculus Exclusives Are ‘Hampering Developers’

Vive-maker HTC has been adamant that it’s against exclusive content in the VR ecosystem thus far. In fact, it would go as far as to say rival Oculus’ exclusive games are “problematic” for the industry. Speaking to Gamespot, Vice President of Global VR Content Joel Breton said that Oculus’ own approach to exclusivity with its…

Test your athletic prowess as VR Sports launches on HTC Vive today

Today Japanese Developer SAT-BOX is launching its next virtual reality (VR) videogame for people who aren’t good at sports. VR Sports is a multi discipline title arriving on Steam for HTC Vive. VR Sports is designed to be a full-body VR experience for all ages and skill levels, according to developer SAT-BOX. There are seven different sports…

PSVR Exclusive Puzzler Statik Gets Release Date

Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) looks set to kick things up a notch next month, as anticipated new games finally arrive for the platform. One such title is Statik. This promising new puzzle game from Sweden-based developer Tarsier Studios was announced just ahead of E3 2016 last June, and we’ve kept an eye on it ever…

Oasis Games Comments On PAX East Appearance

Leading independent Chinese games publisher Oasis Games has been enjoying a busy few days as part of PAX East in Boston. It is the company’s first ever appearance at a North American consumer event. The company of course has several upcoming titles, such as PlayStation VR (PSVR) room escape horror game Dying: Reborn, colourful pixel…