A Hands on Look at the State of Input in VR

How far we’ve come. Two years ago, on the eve of consumer VR, we put together a piece laying out options consumers had to get their hands into VR. The devices at the time included: HTC Vive wands that shipped with the Vive headset Playstation Move controllers that were included with the PSVR headset Oculus…

Dino Hunter Island 359 Ready to Leave Early Access Next Week

Dinosaur fans are in for a treat over the next couple of months as two big dino filled titles are coming to virtual reality (VR) headsets. For those that want a part action, part educational experience Snail Games’ ARK Park will be released next month. For a purely action oriented adventure, CloudGate Studio has confirmed that Island 359 will…

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 AR Reveal Has Been Leaked

It looks like Samsung was planning something a little different for the reveal of its S9 smartphone this year, but it’s backfired a little. All signs point towards Samsung announcing its new flagship smartphone at its Mobile World Congress Unpacked press conference in Barcelona this Sunday. However, as reported by XDA Developers, a Reddit user…

Brass Tactics Creator Tournament Announced

Virtual reality (VR) real-time strategy title Brass Tactics was released today and to celebrate its release Oculus have announced a Creators Tournament for the title. Hidden Path Entertainment have been working on the steampunk-inspired RTS title for quite some time, having previously released the free Brass Tactics Arena to allows users a taste of the…

Brass Tactics Creator Tournament Announced

Virtual reality (VR) real-time strategy title Brass Tactics was released today and to celebrate its release Oculus have announced a Creators Tournament for the title. Hidden Path Entertainment have been working on the steampunk-inspired RTS title for quite some time, having previously released the free Brass Tactics Arena to allows users a taste of the…

High Fidelity Takes Us Dancing In A Virtual Reality Club

I’m looking forward to Steven Spielberg’s upcoming film based on Ernest Cline’s virtual reality sci-fi novel Ready Player One. In one scene in that 2011 tome, a group of hackers gather to dance in a virtual night club. They float in the air and bump and grind to pulse-pounding music as a masked DJ looms over the crowd….

High Fidelity Takes Us Dancing In A Virtual Reality Club

I’m looking forward to Steven Spielberg’s upcoming film based on Ernest Cline’s virtual reality sci-fi novel Ready Player One. In one scene in that 2011 tome, a group of hackers gather to dance in a virtual night club. They float in the air and bump and grind to pulse-pounding music as a masked DJ looms over the crowd….

Review: Brass Tactics

After a long tiring day it can be nice to chill out in virtual reality (VR). As good as roomscale is, there are those times when you don’t want to stand up for several hours playing an adventure experience like Fallout 4 VR, instead sitting back and relaxing in a virtual world. That’s where table…

Brass Tactics Review: VR Finally Gets Its AAA-Quality RTS

When the Oculus Rift first launched back in 2016 there was a little game named AirMech Command. It was quite good for the time, especially considering it was played with just a gamepad initially, and it let us experience a more immersive way to play a top-down view game as if we were a General…

‘Brass Tactics’ Review – a Sturdy Steampowered RTS Lacking a Solid Story

Brass Tactics (2018) is a node-based real-time strategy game that comes with a bit of a pedigree. Created by Hidden Path Entertainment, the minds behind the Defense Grid franchise and Age of Empires II, you’ll probably enter the world of Brass Tactics like many others – dropping in after getting your fill of the free-to-play multiplayer demo Brass…

Pixvana to Make VR Video Distribution Easier With its SPIN Studio VR Casting Technology

Several months ago tech startup Pixvana announced the completion of a $14 million USD funding round to aid its cloud-based video content creation and distribution platform SPIN Studio. Today, the company has revealed its next step in helping customers easily manage and distribute virtual reality (VR) videos, VR Casting. VR Casting is a streamlined solution for content creators and distributors to send…

Pixvana to Make VR Video Distribution Easier With its SPIN Studio VR Casting Technology

Several months ago tech startup Pixvana announced the completion of a $14 million USD funding round to aid its cloud-based video content creation and distribution platform SPIN Studio. Today, the company has revealed its next step in helping customers easily manage and distribute virtual reality (VR) videos, VR Casting. VR Casting is a streamlined solution for content creators and distributors to send…

Pixvana to Make VR Video Distribution Easier With its SPIN Studio VR Casting Technology

Several months ago tech startup Pixvana announced the completion of a $14 million USD funding round to aid its cloud-based video content creation and distribution platform SPIN Studio. Today, the company has revealed its next step in helping customers easily manage and distribute virtual reality (VR) videos, VR Casting. VR Casting is a streamlined solution for content creators and distributors to send…

A Helping Hand in Apex Construct Gameplay Video

Apex Construct is something of a leap forward for virtual reality (VR) titles. Whereas many VR videogames up until now have been relatively straightforward arcade-style experiences, Apex Construct presents a complex story in a fully-realised world. The experience starts with you floating in a space-like void before a mysterious male voice calls out to you…

Satoshipowered.AI Revealed As Solution For Blockchain Gaming and VR

Every now and then in this line of work something comes across your inbox that you don’t really fully understand. This is one of those times. Satoshipowered.AI is a game development and crowdpublishing “Decentralized Autonomous Organization” with a particular focus on blockchain gaming and VR. Their goal is to allow gamers and developers to benefit…

VR Expo Reveals Healthcare Showcase

At VRFocus we’ve covered a number of immersive technologies that have been designed for healthcare uses, from technology to help surgeons perform complex procedures, to VR headsets to help distract from pain, or overcome phobias and addictions. The VR Expo has announced a specific day focusing on virtual reality (VR) for healthcare. On Friday 9th…

Wilson! Survive Your own Shipwreck in Island Time VR This Spring

Flight School Studio, the team behind surreal virtual reality (VR) narrative experience Manifest 99 has announced its next project, a slightly more light-hearted survival adventure called Island Time VR.  Ever watched TV series like Bear Grylls The Island or movies such as Castaway and thought you could handle being shipwrecked on a desert island? Well soon you’ll be able to practice without…

Review: Apex Construct

It’s a welcome change to see an in-depth, story-driven videogame that has been designed and built from the ground up for virtual reality (VR). While we’ve seen some huge titles in VR over the past few months, the majority of them have been converted from non-VR. Not so with Apex Construct, which aims to deliver…

IKinema Orion’s 1.0 VR Body Tracking Solution Now Available To All

UK-based IKinema is looking to make sophisticated body tracking open to all with the use of the HTC Vive headset and its Orion software. Last year we reported that the animation specialist was working with HTC’s new Vive Trackers to create an accessible body tracking solution that developers could purchase for an annual cost of…

IKinema Officially Launches Orion 1.0 Motion Capture Solution

IKinema’s motion capture technology has been used in numerous virtual reality (VR) experiences including The VOID’s Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire, Supermassive Games’ VR projects, and Linden Labs’ Sansar. Today, IKinema has announced the official launch of its motion capture and full body solving solution, Orion 1.0. IKinema’s Orion can be used with any OpenVR hardware like the…

5 Reasons Why Kingdom Come: Deliverance Needs VR Support

Kingdom Come: Deliverance was one of the most anticipated Kickstarter games in recent memory. After successfully raising over $1.5M USD back in January of 2014 and then going on to link up with Deep Silver for publishing, it just released this week and is already one of the most talked about games on the market….

Developers Are Now Receiving HTC Vive Pro

Ostensibly the first batch of Vive Pro, HTC’s upcoming prosumer VR headset, is now landing on the doorsteps of developers. Owlchemy Labs, the studio behind Job Simulator (2016) and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality (2017), tweeted out that they’ve recently received what they call “the newest member of [their] VR HMD family.” We’ve been eagerly…

OrbusVR Is A Tantalizing First Step Toward The Future Of VR MMOs

As someone that grew up playing MMOs like EverQuest, Minions of Mirth (an obscure indie one), Runescape, Guild Wars, and more, a high-quality VR MMO is one of my ultimate dream games. Anime like .hack//sign and Sword Art Online have done their part to instill the excitement around the concept and now with consumer VR…