‘Moss’ Boasts Perfect Rating on PlayStation Store, Tops PSVR Charts

Launched in February as a PSVR exclusive, Polyarc’s Moss has enjoyed a broadly positive reception and has managed to maintain a perfect five star rating after more than 550 player reviews on the PlayStation Store. Having jumped into February’s Top 10 PSVR downloads after being released for just two days (on February 27th), Moss has now leapt…

The Xenomorphs Are Out To Play In ALIEN: DESCENT

If you read a post I made earlier post today about Canadian videogame The Station, which is coming to virtual reality (VR) on HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR you’ll have seen I started it by paraphrasing the classic tagline to the film Alien – ‘In space, no one can hear you scream.’ At…

Neko Atsume VR Gets Japanese Release Date

Japanese cat lovers can rejoice as the release date for the virtual reality (VR) adaptation of cat collecting simulator Neko Atsume has its release date on PlayStation VR announced. First announced back in September 2017, it has now been revealed that Japanese fans of the title will be able to get their paws on the…

Llamasoft: Polybius Still Not Making A Profit

The team here at VRFocus have repeatedly made clear our enthusiasm for surreal trance-shooter Polybius, which came out last year for the PlayStation VR. Despite its brilliance, however, it seems the title is yet to make any money for its developer, Llamasoft. Llamasoft is the brainchild of veteran developer and magnificent madman Jeff Minter, who…

Pastimes For Pirates Developer Diary #2 – Navigating The Early Waters

In the first dev blog for VRFocus, we looked at the creation of the initial mobile virtual reality (VR) prototype and how this evolved into a full VR design, ready for pitching to publishers alongside the high-level design document and pitchdeck. Following on from the high of XR Connects and the XR Indie Pitch 3rd…

PlayStation Leads The Way On VR Livestreaming

Videogame livestreaming is pretty popular. Many publishers and developers have a somewhat ambivalent relationship towards the streaming community, despite the popularity and Twitch, live broadcasts of events such as Awesome Games Done Quick and e-sports. Sony, however, seems to be embracing livestreaming for virtual reality (VR) with upcoming new features. At the Game Development Conference…

Get Lenovo’s Windows VR Headset For Just $199 Today

Want a taste of PC VR gaming but don’t want to splash out on one of the more expensive headsets? Lenovo has you covered. The company’s Windows-based ‘mixed reality’ VR device, the Lenovo Explorer, is currently just $199 at the Microsoft Store. That’s $200 off of its original price and $200 cheaper than an Oculus…

VRFC Gets AI Support, Sports Bar VR Bundle And More

Summer’s nearly here, so it’s time to start looking for excuses to stay indoors rather than heading outside to get some exercise. VR Football Club might be just what the doctor ordered. Cherry Pop Games’ ambitious VR football simulator (or soccer, for those that like things to be incorrect), this month got a new update…

Mech Combat Title Code 51: Mech Arena Reveals Release Date

Originally Greenlit on Steam in summer of 2017, Code 51: Mech Arena is the results of an effort by Chinese developer Smellyriver to fill the mecha-shaped hole in the virtual reality (VR) videogame line-up. The developer has now announced that Code 51: Mech Arena will be launched on PlayStation VR on 24th April, 2018, with…

Snail Games Discuss ARK Park VR And Future Content In Interview

Snail Games, the developer behind the recently release virtual reality (VR) multiplayer adventure title ARK Park sat down with VRFocus’ Nina Salomons to talk about the title and their plans for the future of VR. A VR spin-off to the hugely poplar ARK: Survival Evolved, ARK Park released last month for PlayStation VR, HTC Vive…

Something For The Weekend: Mid-April PlayStation VR Savings

It is time once again to explore the PlayStation store to find some of the latest deals on virtual reality (VR) titles. To help you out VRFocus has put together some of the best deals to help you find your next favourite. As always be sure to check back every weekend for even more deals right here…

NextVR To Broadcast Andy Grammer Concert Live In VR

NextVR, the virtual reality (VR) immersive entertainment content provider has announced that it will be broadcasting the upcoming live performance by Andy Grammer. By offering a wide range of different content for users to livestream, NextVR has positioned itself as a leading provide of immersive entertainment, sports and music media. Now they are giving users…

The Biggest PSVR Releases Of The Week 04/08/18

Still playing WipEout VR? Yeah, good call, but if you don’t have a Rift or Vive then there’s one big release you probably have been missing out on until now that could pull you away and it features a mad scientist + his grandson going on crazy adventures. If you missed last week’s releases,…

3rd Eye Studios Detail Production on Downward Spiral: Horus Station in new Video

Having released the first in its anthology series Downward Spiral: Prologue last year virtual reality (VR) developer 3rd Eye Studios has been eagerly showcasing its next installment, Downward Spiral: Horus Station. Whether at events like the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2018 or new gameplay videos. The team has now released another video, this time however it goes behind-the-scenes of…

VR’s Low Install Base Led CCP Games To Exit Market

CCP Games’ annual fan event, EVE Fanfest, is taking place in Reykjavik, Iceland this week. It’s the first Fanfest since the company announced that it was halting its work in VR, which means it’s the first chance we have to hear directly from CEO Hilmar Veigar Pétursson about the reasoning behind that decision, Unsurprisingly, Pétursson…

NBC Universal Chief Claims Location-Based VR Will Lead The Way

The current virtual reality (VR) market is seeing something of a split, with companies and consumers torn between what to support in the coming moths and years. In the midst of this, Chris Heatherly, EVP for Games and Digital Platforms at NBC Universal says that Home VR still has work to do before it becomes…

Industry Veterans Form New VR Studio In London

As the virtual reality (VR) industry grows and develops, it is seeing a surge of interest from established figures within the videogame industry. The latest industry veterans to turn their hands to VR are Geoff Heath and Mark Hardy, who have formed a new VR studio in London. The new studio has been named Maze…

5 AAA Games That Had Surprising VR Demos (And One Port)

Just over two years into VR’s consumer reality and AAA gaming is finally starting to make its way to the platform. Whether it is ports of past hits like Skyrim and L.A. Noire, optional support in games like Resident Evil 7, or entirely new titles like Lone Echo, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR…

Xbox One X VR: Still a Reality or Fading Fantasy?

The virtual reality (VR) industry continues its development at a pace far exceeding that of the standard videogame industry. The past couple of years has seen an influx of head-mounted displays (HMDs), from mobile iterations to high-end devices that push the boundaries of what VR is capable of. One of the most successful is Sony…

Cherry Pop Games add AI Bots, Roomscale and More in Major Update for VRFC

Last month British virtual reality (VR) developer Cherry Pop Games (Sports Bar VR) launched its next sport inspired experience VRFC: Virtual Reality Football Club. Today sees the first major update for the experience, adding a wealth of features to expand the content for football fans. The update introduces AI bots, 360-degree roomscale play and, head facing controls to make…

Report: Sony’s PS5 Is Likely Several Years Away

There have been rumors swirling online about the potential for Sony to shock the world this year and do a sudden 2018 release of the PlayStation 5, perhaps even at E3 this summer. Despite the fact that history warns against such practices, the rumors have been gaining some weight. However, a recent report on Kotaku…

One Piece: Grand Cruise Makes Port As Japanese Release Date Announced

One Piece remains one of the biggest and most popular anime franchises, with fans all across the world and a bewildering array of merchandise and spin-offs. Excitement for the upcoming release was high when a virtual reality (VR) adaptation was announced for the PlayStation VR. Bandai Namco have confirmed a release date of 24th May,…

Maze Theory Is A New VR Studio From Ex-PlayStation, Activision Figureheads

A new London-based VR studio is hoping to “redefine the virtual reality experience” with a focus on storytelling. Formed in partnership with Output Group, Maze Theory, as the studio is called, will be entirely focused on VR development and is already in production on its first experience. The company was founded by former managing director…

Nyko Launch PlayStation VR Accessories Sale

If you are a regular virtual reality (VR) user, particularly a PlayStation VR user, you might have found yourself wishing for a few devices and accessories that make your life a bit easier when engaging in VR. Accessory supplier Nyko are stepping up to that challenge by providing some of its PlayStation VR accessories at…

Chess Ultra Brings High-Ticket Chess Sets to DLC

London-based company Purling produces bespoke, hand-painted chess sets that are more works of art than normal gaming sets. These exclusive items are normally out of reach of most people, but thanks to Chess Ultra publisher and develop Ripstone teaming up with Purling, you might have the chance to admire virtual copies of some of its…