Go Behind The Scenes Of Arca’s Path In New Dev Story Trailer

Upcoming virtual reality (VR) title Arca’s Path from Dream Reality Interactive and Rebellion have released a new ‘Dev Story‘ trailer which offers an insight into the creation and team behind this charming title. The title is about a young girl who finds a mask and is transported to a simulated, fairy tale looking world where…

New Oculus Updates Roll Out

Oculus have announced this month’s roll out of updates to its platform, which will affect both the Oculus Rift and Oculus Go. The new updates will affect video encoding to introduce 5K video to the platform as well as an update to Rift Core 2.0. The new update will introduce a number of new features,…

Owlchemy Labs Co-Founder Departs To Found New Startup

Owlchemy Labs co-founder and former CEO Alex Schwartz is departing the company he started. The departure comes around a year after selling the company to Google. Owlchemy Labs is the company behind Job Simulator, Rick & Morty and the upcoming Vacation Simulator. The new CEO, Devin Reimer, spent hundreds of hours as the head of…

The Exorcist: Legion VR is Now Available on PlayStation VR

Widely regarded as one of the scariest and most effective horror films ever made, The Exorcist has been scaring audiences since its release in 1973. Now the author of the Exorcist series, William Peter Blatty, is bringing the horror to virtual reality (VR) for users of the PlayStation VR. The Exorcist: Legion VR consists of…

E3 2018 Hands-On: Megalith Is A Fun Hero Shooter Meets MOBA Hybrid

VR does a few, specific things really, really well. One of those things is help players fulfill power fantasies. When I play Robo Recall, I feel like an action movie star that’s got skill of the same caliber as the likes of John Wick. When I play Archangel: Hellfire I really feel like I’m piloting…

Review: Sniper Rust VR

Adapting anything from one type of platform to another is a tricky process. A number of titles have made the leap into virtual reality (VR) after first appearing in 2D formats. Indian development studio Zatun is attempting to expand on its successful Sniper 3D Rust title, which game out on iOS and android by creating…

Apple Doubles Down with Announcement of ARKit 2.0

When Apple released the first public version of its ARKit API, I admit that I was gushing about it. I’m not sorry in the least however, since it was without a doubt the biggest leap in mainstream consumer AR so far. While other AR leaders, like Microsoft and Google, were messing around with expensive hardware-based…

VR vs. E3 2018 In Absentia Alternative Awards

Welcome once again to VR vs. The weekly opinion piece written by ‘the one who isn’t a writer’ on VRFocus, because… well, I can’t even remember why any more. But I’ve been doing this for long enough to be able to welcome you, for the third year running, to my In Absentia Alternative Awards. That’s…

Loco Dojo Dev Secures Investment To Expand Operations

Make Real, the developer of madcap VR party game, Loco Dojo, has secured equity investment to expand its operations in VR. The company declined to reveal exactly how much funding it raised in a round led by M&A Advisory, but did note that it would use the money to expand its R&D team to build…

Snowy Adventure Game Kona Gets A Surprise VR Release On PSVR

Let me take you on a bit of a history trip here. Nearly four years ago now, indie developer Parabole ran a Kickstarter campaign for an episodic mystery game named Kona. Set in snowy Quebec, it had players investigating the strange disappearance of an entire group of people. The campaign raised $44,271 CAD and promised…

Designing ‘Virtual Virtual Reality’, One of Mobile VR’s Most Immersive Games Yet

Launched initially on Daydream in early 2017, and now available on Gear VR, Oculus Go, and Oculus Rift, Virtual Virtual Reality’s smart interaction design gives players freedom and control which—combined with a narrative tying it all together—makes Virtual Virtual Reality one of the most immersive mobile VR games to date. This guest article by Mitch Mastroni, Interaction…

Epson’s AR Flight Simulator App Awarded 1st Place In AUVSI XCELLENCE Award

Epson, provider of the Moverio augmented reality (AR) smart eyewear platform have revealed that it received an XCELLENCE Award by the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI). This award was given to the company after they were selected from a pool of accomplished applicants. The award was given for the company’s AR Flight Simulator app…

Arcade VR Shooter Nightstar Alliance Is Now Available In Early Access

Tiny Leviathan Studios, an independent developer with only three full-time members of staff, revealed their virtual reality (VR) arcade shooter Nightstar Alliance not long ago but now it has released into Early Access. This neon filled, arcade shooter invites players to command a powerful battlecruiser and stop all sorts of things from destroying humankind. Players…

Review: Black Hat Cooperative

People of an age and sufficient Britishness to remember the classic fantasy game show Knightmare might be familiar with the idea of one person with restricted vision being guided by someone with a less constrained view. That is the central premise of Black Hat Cooperative. While most virtual reality (VR) videogames are designed to be…

Secure Your Bloodline And The Kingdom In Wonfourn

In an age of swords, castles and dragons kingdoms set stock in the bloodline of the royals. The needs of the kingdom are absolute and it is up to those of the bloodline in order to lead by example, defend the borders, bring order to the common folk and glory to the country and your…

Preview: The Last Day Defense VR

Tower defence videogames were born from real-time strategy, offering a quicker route into the action that the slow build-up needed for most RTS titles, which is what The Last Day Defence VR tries to offer Steam VR users. The Last Day Defence VR sets up a conflict happening in the far future between two huge…

Rebellion Release New Screenshots for Arca’s Path

There are surprisingly few virtual reality (VR) videogames that make use of the idea of gaze control, and even fewer that do it well. Dream Reality Interactive and publisher Rebellion are hoping to give this type of control scheme a revival with Arca’s Path. Arca’s Path has been designed to be a serene and relaxing…

Oculus: A ‘Significant Percentage’ Of VR Users Still Play Seated

You might think that, over two years into consumer VR, most people would have their full room-scale spaces properly set up, allowing for enthusiasts to bound around an open space like they were really there. As it turns out, though, many Oculus Rift owners still like to play sitting down. Jason Rubin, VP of Content…

Enlist The Power Of The Ancients In The Ancients AR, Now Available

You may have heard about a n augmented reality (AR) title by the name of The Ancients AR, being developed by Warsaw based studio Immersion, which promises to give players the thrill of intense battles on the ocean complete with giants. The title has now released onto iOS devices thanks to Apple’s ARKit meaning players…

Someone Ported A Game Boy Emulator To Oculus Go

Nintendo’s Game Boy was one of the first all-in-one portable gaming systems in the world, and now you can play its huge line-up of games on one of the first all-in-one portable VR systems in the world. Reddit user CidVonHighwind has ported Gearboy, a Game Boy and Game Boy Color emulator, to the new Oculus…

How Virtual Reality Can Transform Language Teaching

In the connected world that we live in, having command on multiple languages can be a great plus for anyone. In some countries, learning English serves as a way for people to find jobs in foreign countries to achieve financial stability. However, these people are often faced challenges when it comes to grasping command on…

VR Companies Need To Attract More Women. Here’s How They Can.

With the industry growing hungry for female influence, women in VR has never been more important. In the early nineties, a TV studio took a risk. Executives were casting for a character named Dana Scully: a supporting role, they envisioned, being played by a woman with the same physical attributes as Pamela Anderson. Despite that…

Jupiter & Mars Looks Stunning In New E3 2018 Screenshots

Shortly after videogame studio Tigertron released a new trailer for the upcoming virtual reality (VR) title Jupiter & Mars, set to release on PlayStation VR later this year. A number of new screenshots have been revealed showing off more of the underwater, neon filled title in all it’s beauty. If you are unfamiliar with Jupiter &…