Jaunt Continues Business Momentum Appointing New CEO

In a bid to continue strengthening its global position as well as its new XR Platform, immersive content producer and distributor Jaunt has announced the appointment of a new CEO as well as promoting several senior personnel to key positions. Mitzi Reaugh, Jaunt CEO Taking on the role of CEO from 1st October is Mitzi…

Schell Games Reveal Next VR Project

The virtual reality (VR) market has developed a reputation for being kind to small and independent developers. A perfect example of this is Schell Games, who recently announced that its VR spy adventure I Expect You To Die had crossed the $3 million in revenue threshold. Schell Games are not content to stop there, however…

Go toe-to-toe With Mates as PvP Mode Confirmed for Creed: Rise to Glory

There are already a number of boxing vidoegames for virtual reality (VR) headsets, some designed more around arcade action whilst others go for fitness or simulation. This month sees LA-based studio Survios release its third VR title this year, movie tie-in Creed: Rise to Glory. Up to now the developer has said it’ll be a purely single-player…

The Darkness Awaits As Blind Emerges Onto VR

Imagine waking up alone, in a mysterious and eerie mansion house, without your sight and with only echoes to guide you. This is the fate visited about Jean, the protagonist of newly released virtual reality (VR) mystery-thriller Blind. Blind is the creation of developer Tiny Bull Studios along with independent publisher Fellow Traveller (previously known…

The Darkness Awaits As Blind Emerges Onto VR

Imagine waking up alone, in a mysterious and eerie mansion house, without your sight and with only echoes to guide you. This is the fate visited about Jean, the protagonist of newly released virtual reality (VR) mystery-thriller Blind. Blind is the creation of developer Tiny Bull Studios along with independent publisher Fellow Traveller (previously known…

‘Transference’ Review: A Thrilling Film-like Adventure for the Digital Age

Transference (2018) is a single-player psychological thriller that takes place in a shadowy reflection of reality—the  simulation of a family’s collective minds who’ve presumably been corrupted after the father, a scientist, tests his breakthrough procedure on himself, his wife, and child. While fairly short in length, the game’s intense themes and film-like quality will leave you…

Make Real Creates its own Racing Line Towards Content Creation

Make Real and its sister company Tammeka Games have been involved with virtual reality (VR) for quite a number of years now, with the latter’s first commercial project being Radial-G: Racing Revolved. This has been followed up by several other VR additions including the latest which has arrived today, Vodafone – Working at Height. Firstly, lets start…

Make Real Creates its own Racing Line Towards Content Creation

Make Real and its sister company Tammeka Games have been involved with virtual reality (VR) for quite a number of years now, with the latter’s first commercial project being Radial-G: Racing Revolved. This has been followed up by several other VR additions including the latest which has arrived today, Vodafone – Working at Height. Firstly, lets start…

Make Real Creates its own Racing Line Towards Content Creation

Make Real and its sister company Tammeka Games have been involved with virtual reality (VR) for quite a number of years now, with the latter’s first commercial project being Radial-G: Racing Revolved. This has been followed up by several other VR additions including the latest which has arrived today, Vodafone – Working at Height. Firstly, lets start…

What Makes Good VR? Make Real Gives Some Insider Know How

Developing for virtual reality (VR) isn’t just a straight forward creation of 3D worlds which you then plonk a player inside and expect everything to be awesome and immersive. A lot of time and effort has to go into seemingly simple actions like picking up and object or moving through the world without getting nauseous….

Make Real Creates its own Racing Line Towards Content Creation

Make Real and its sister company Tammeka Games have been involved with virtual reality (VR) for quite a number of years now, with the latter’s first commercial project being Radial-G: Racing Revolved. This has been followed up by several other VR additions including the latest which has arrived today, Vodafone – Working at Height. Firstly, lets start…

VR MOBA Dark Eclipse Unveils Release Date

Though a familiar name to videogame fans who remember the 80s and early 90s, Japanese developer SUNSOFT have not been seen much outside Asia in the past few years. As part of the company’s celebrations of its 40th Year of operation, the company is returning to Europe and North America with the upcoming release of…

Sunsoft’s VR MOBA Dark Eclipse Hits PSVR Next Week

Virtual reality will get a DOTA 2 rival next week. Dark Eclipse, a new multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game from Sunsoft, is coming to Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) headset on September 25th. In the app, you control one of three Leaders on a giant battlefield and must race to destroy the enemy base whilst…

VR vs. Spitting Feathers

It’s a rarity indeed for you to start the working week with a blessed sigh of relief. But whatever happens, this week can’t possibly be as bad as the last one. For a start we have Mr. Peter Graham back in the fold after he disappeared off to *gasp* enjoy himself for a week. How…

Visbit and Kandao Demonstrate 8K VR Video Live Streaming

Both virtual reality (VR) 360-degree video use and video live-streaming are becoming increasingly popular among consumers. 360-degree video allows for a degree of ‘presence’ and immersion not possible with traditional 2D video while video streaming offers convenience and ease of access. Immersive media company Visbit have worked with VR camera maker Kandao to present an…

Sci-Fi VR Shooter Cyberdrifter Announces Beta

Independent developer UziGames released it virtual reality (VR) sci-fi shooter Cyberdrifter into Steam Early Access back in May 2017, but the development team are now planning on introducing some significant changes and upgrades and are searching for players to help test out the changes in a beta. Cyberdrifter puts the player in the role of…

Streaming Video Alliance Releases Documents On 360-Degree Video

The use of 360-degree video is still rising, with many users viewing it as a route into virtual reality (VR). The Streaming Video Alliance has now announced new documents which cover the current state of 360-degree and virtual reality (VR) video and best practices for content creators and distributors. The Streaming Video Alliance is an…

Steampunk Storybook Adventure Chiaro and the Elixir of Life Is Out Today

Developer Martov Co first began to draw attention with its Kickstarter campaign for Chiaro and the Elixir of Life. The crowdfunding campaign drew a very positive response, and managed to successfully fund the project and then some. Backers and other interested parties will no doubt be pleased to learn that the title is now ready…

Virtually Live and Enova Partner For Formula E VR Racing Experience

Racing experiences tend to work very well with virtual reality (VR) as it gives users a high-adrenaline experience while the car cockpit/dashboard provides a point of stability that helps prevent simulation sickness. Swiss company Virtually Live and Enova Holdings Ltd are hoping to take this to the net level by partnering to create the Formula…

VR’s Killer Apps Will Be Created By The Next Generation Of Developers

The virtual reality (VR) industry has had its share of fits and spurts in recent years, and technology is just now at a level to consistently bring a developer’s vision to life, their work complimented by a complex network capable of beaming their immersive experiences to millions of VR headsets worldwide. But despite the recent and significant evolution of…

Things Falling Into Place As Release Date for Tetris Effect Is Revealed

For the VRFocus team at E3 this year who got to explore the various virtual reality (VR) offerings available at the show, there was one title that stood out amongst all the others, despite being an adaptation of a 34-year-old videogame. Tetris Effect has been generating buzz in the VR community since it was announced,…

Jurassic World VR Is Dave & Buster’s Biggest Launch Ever

The location-based Jurassic World VR Expedition appears to have been a hit for arcade chain Dave & Buster’s. The installation, which is featured at over 100 locations worldwide, is now the biggest game launch in the company’s history according to CEO Brian Jenkins, as reported by Variety. During the company’s Q2 earnings call last week,…

Vox Machinae Prepares for Battle With New Trailer

Riding around in a giant robot and fighting against other giant robots in virtual reality (VR) holds a certain appeal, something that independent developers Space Bullet Dynamics Corporation are trying to tap into with its upcoming release of giant robot battler Vox Machinae. The robots depicted in Vox Machinae are described as being ‘seven times…

Review: Transference

Virtual reality (VR) is still a small industry and it goes without saying having the help of well-known Hollywood celebrities certainly helps the technology’s profile. So when Ubisoft announced a new psychological thriller being made in conjunction with Elijah Wood’s SpectreVision the actor certainly helped to up the profile of Transference. Yet such is the…

Fantasy Puzzle Title Twilight Path Confirmed for October Launch

Having made a name for itself last year with sci-fi puzzle experience FORM, indie virtual reality (VR) studio Charm Games is set to return in 2018 with another mind-bending videogame, Twilight Path. Having previously released screenshots and a teasing trailer the studio has today confirmed an October release date. Offering a change of pace from Charm Games’ first…

Further Details on PlayStation VR Release of Space Channel 5 VR

Though the SEGA Dreamcast is long gone now, its legacy lives on in the form of the videogames that came to prominence on SEGA’s last console. One of those is Space Channel 5, whose virtual reality (VR) adaptation has been making the rounds at event in Japan, and now wil finally be getting a home…

Retro-Styled VR Puzzle Title Neonwall Out Now

A fair number of virtual reality (VR) titles have taken inspiration from 80s arcade titles as well as classic films like Tron to create virtual worlds filled with brilliant neon colours and angular, wire-frame environments. Neonwall wears its arcade inspiration on its sleeve as it presents a VR puzzle experience. Neonwall was developed by Norain…

A Surreal Trip Into the Afterlife With VR Experience The Doom Room

It seems that Brighton has become something of a cultural centre for immersive technology experiences, as Danish collective Makropol have brought its latest virtual reality (VR) experience to The Old Market theatre in Brighton for two exclusive days of performances. The Doom Room is described by creators TOMtech and Makropol as a ‘boundary-defying live VR…

Life In 360°: Through The Eyes Of The Animals

We ended our immersive technology coverage last week with two videos taken while VRFocus was visiting Korea.  Both Nina and Kevin J were there to take part in an event and, whilst in the country, they also took the time to visit a number of studios, developers and other creatives who use virtual reality (VR)…