Skyrim, Fallout 4 VR Developer Escalation Becomes Bethesda Dallas

Having been acquired by Bethesda parent company, ZeniMax Media, back in 2017, Escalation Studios this month became a bigger part of the publisher. Escalation has been renamed to Bethesda Games Studios Dallas, it was announced during Quake Con this weekend. The studio is known for its work helping Bethesda bring two of the biggest games…

Nintendo Switch ‘Test VR Mode’ Reportedly Uncovered by Modders

While Nintendo has lent its Mario Kart IP to a arcade VR experience, the company has so far steered clear of VR on its consoles. It seems it hasn’t been completely off the their radar though, as a Nintendo Switch ‘Test VR Mode’ has reportedly been uncovered in the system’s software by modders. As reported…

Beat Saber Tournament Looks To Become World’s Largest VR Arcade Event

Over 120 arcades have signed on to participate in Virtual Athletics League’s upcoming International Beat Saber Tournament. Since its official release back in May of this year, Beat Saber has taken the immersive world by storm, quickly becoming one of the most popular VR games currently in circulation. The addictive VR rhythm game has developed…

The 5 Best Free Games on HTC Vive

Steam is chocked full of free games that support HTC Vive, but it may be difficult with all that choice to know exactly which games to start out with, especially if that shiny new HTC Vive or HTC Vive Pro blew out your remaining games budget. Also, don’t forget that as an HTC Vive owner,…

Nintendo Switch Hack Reveals VR Mode – Report

The ever-evolving saga of if the Nintendo Switch will get VR support continues. Over the past few days, a group of hackers appear to have uncovered something called a VR Mode buried within Nintendo’s hybrid gaming device. Twitter user random666_kys posted the below video, which highlights the option to ‘Test VR Mode’. Keep in mind…

The 5 Best Free Games on Oculus Rift

There are plenty of great games out there for Oculus Rift, with the Oculus Store featuring a number of top titles certainly worth your hard-earned money. But before you crack that wallet too wide open, you may want to take a look at some seriously cool free content out there on the Oculus Store right…

AltspaceVR Releases New World-Building Kits

Microsoft just announced new tools to make it easier for users to build and share their own virtual spaces. In a virtual Town Hall today, AltspaceVR unveiled a suite of tools that will allow anyone to build customizable VR spaces. The two new world-building kits are based on Altspace’s most popular environments: Campfire and Alien…

Oculus & Chloë Grace Moretz Serve Up A Six-Course VR Meal

Facebook’s Oculus teams up with actress Chloë Grace Moretz for an “omakase” dinner straight out of a science fiction novel. On July 31st, a group of lucky guests gathered on the rooftop of Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel in NYC where they were treated to a six-course dinner unlike any they’ve experienced before. Lead by the…

Here’s What Actual Developers Think Of The Magic Leap One AR Headset

As of yesterday, the Magic Leap One is officially released. The lucky few that were quick with ordering one of the coveted devices and happened to live in one of a select few cities already have them in their hands. Prior to yesterday’s launch, only a select few members of the mainstream media were invited…

Magic Leap Explained: All We Know About The AR Headset

If you’ve had a passing interest in the technology landscape over the past four years, chances are you’ve heard mention of something called Magic Leap. With over $2 billion raised in investment and names like Google attached to it, there’s been a lot of hype about the mysterious reality-altering hardware. But there’s one question that…

13 Third-Person Games That Should Get VR Ports Like Hellblade

The VR adaptation of Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is brilliant. Ninja Theory took one of the best, most atmospheric, and excellent games to release this entire console generation and managed to cram it all inside of PC VR headsets to give it a new lease on life. We’ve seen third-person VR games work before (Lucky’s Tale,…

13 Third-Person Games That Should Get VR Ports Like Hellblade

The VR adaptation of Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is brilliant. Ninja Theory took one of the best, most atmospheric, and excellent games to release this entire console generation and managed to cram it all inside of PC VR headsets to give it a new lease on life. We’ve seen third-person VR games work before (Lucky’s Tale,…

Magic Leap One Available For Purchase, Starting At $2,295

Magic Leap’s computer vision headset is now on sale in cities across the U.S. December of last year U.S. startup Magic Leap unveiled its long-awaited mixed reality headset, a secretive device five years and $2.44B USD in the making. This morning that same headset, now referred to as the Magic Leap One Creator Edition, became…

Marvel Powers United VR Update Brings in Fixes and Tweaks

The run up to the release of Marvel Powers United VR was a festival of hype, with seemingly not a day passing without word from Sanzaru Games and Oculus Studios to advertise some new feature of the title. The patch notes for the first big patch have now been released, showing what players can expect….

WorldViz Integrates Windows VR, Avatars Into Vizard 6

WorldViz’s professional VR development platform is getting an upgrade today. The latest version of the company’s Python-based service, Vizard 6, is now available. Vizard isn’t a game development engine like Unreal or Unity but instead a scientific-grade platform designed to create VR applications with a range of headsets and peripherals such as eye-tracking cameras or…

WorldViz Launched Upgraded VR Development Platform

As the technology that powers virtual reality (VR) develops, the tools that developers use to create content need to keep pace with those changes. Recognising this, VR solutions company WorldViz have launched the newest version of its Python-based VR development platform, Vizard 6. Vizard has been designed as a development environment aimed at scientific-grade VR….

Oculus Removes Handful of Fake Game Reviews, Says They’re Uncommon

After a handful of seemingly fake reviews were spotted on a game in the Oculus Store, the company says the offending reviews were removed, and further claims that fake reviews on the platform are few and far between. Redditors ‘thekthepthe3‘ and ‘matt90410‘ recently pointed out some suspicious looking reviews of a Rift game on the…

Electronauts Launch Day Livestream: Becoming A Trippy VR DJ

For today’s livestream we’re going on a VR trip through synth-fueled soundtracks and trippy music in Electronauts, the latest experience from Survios. When you’re done shooting robot ninjas in Raw Data and racing across wacky levels in Sprint Vector, you can plug into this psychedelic-inspired VR music journey as Survios’ third VR app. Designed to…

Capital Region AR VR Accelerator Teams With Sacramento Kings & More

Regular VRFocus readers will – at least we hope – be well aware of out three regular weekend features. Those being ‘This Week In VR Sport‘, ‘The VR Job Hub‘ and ‘Something for the Weekend‘ – click all those links incidentally to be taken to last weekend’s iteration of all three, incidentally. But when it…

Review: Electronauts

Ever fancied being the next Calvin Harris or Tiesto only to find that your musical talents stretch to singing karaoke badly on a Friday night? Well you’re not alone, so thankfully there are videogame developers out there aiming to bring your DJing fantasies to life. The latest comes from well-known virtual reality (VR) studio Survios…

Review: Electronauts

Ever fancied being the next Calvin Harris or Tiesto only to find that your musical talents stretch to singing karaoke badly on a Friday night? Well you’re not alone, so thankfully there are videogame developers out there aiming to bring your DJing fantasies to life. The latest comes from well-known virtual reality (VR) studio Survios…

VR-Controlled Robot Limbs Could Open Up Now Possibilities for Remote Working

It has already been demonstrated how virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) can help when workers need assistance performing an unfamiliar procedure. An assistant professor at Tokyo’s Keio University is taking this idea step further with his ‘Fusion’ project. Fusion consists of two main elements, one of which is a pair of robotic arms…

Titanic VR Finally Hits PC Next Week, PSVR Soon

Just hold on a little longer, Jack; Titantic VR pulls into port very soon. The latest project from Apollo 11 VR developer, Immersive VR Education, Titanic has actually been in Early Access since the end of last year but the full version of the app is finally arriving on August 16th on Oculus Rift and…

Hiroshima Bombing Recreated in Virtual Reality

The 6th August, 2018 marked the 73rd anniversary of the day an atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Three days later, a second atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. To mark these events, and ensure that the horrors of atomic warfare are not forgotten, a group of Japanese students have painstakingly…

Echo Combat’s Next Open Beta Coming This Month

Grab your zero-gravity sick bags; the next open beta for Echo Combat gets underway very soon. Developer Ready at Dawn Studios recently confirmed that the next chance to play its Oculus Rift-exclusive shooter kicks off on August 16th (a Thursday), likely running through to end of the weekend on August 19th. This beta will be…

Bristol City Bring AR To The Humble Match Programme

The regular football season is beginning in earnest, and with it begins another year of intense matches full of creativity and heroics from players regardless of their position, team or league. One British city that is no doubt preparing in earnest is Bristol. Like a number of other cities it has more than one football…

‘Electronauts’ Review – Unlock Your Inner Groove

Electronauts sits at an interesting intersection somewhere between game, experience, and tool. Your experience with Electronauts then may vary depending upon what you hope to achieve with it. If you’re anything like me—someone who can fall deep into music, but isn’t musically trained—you’ll find a totally unique and approachable platform for expressing your inner groove. Electronauts…

Researcher Outlines How VR Data Collection Could Be Used Against You

The possible effects of VR data collection are covered in a new opinion piece in the American Medical Association’s pediatric journal, authored by Jeremy Bailenson of the Department of Communication at Stanford University. In the piece, titled ‘Protecting Nonverbal Data Tracked in Virtual Reality’, Bailenson calls upon findings from his own work such as his…