Resident Evil: Vendetta PlayStation VR Exclusive Video

Fans of the Resident Evil series who also own a PlayStation VR may rejoice as Sony have announced that a special virtual reality (VR) experience that ties in to upcoming CGI movie Resident Evil: Vendetta will be released for free on 24th May 2017. The experience is titled Resident Evil: Vendetta Z Infected Experience (sometimes…

SteamVR Home Beta Adds Social Features In Major Update

SteamVR is an essential platform for virtual reality and, starting today, exploring it is about to get a whole lot better. In a community post published today, Valve Software is announcing a major update that will vastly improve the way users can interact with VR content and friends. SteamVR Home is the name of a new beta program…

Enter a World of Cyber Crime with Term1nal on Gear VR

Force Field VR, the studio behind Oculus Rift title Landfall, has launched its next virtual reality (VR) title, a stealthy puzzle experience called Term1nal for Samsung Gear VR. Term1nal revolves around the story of Flynn Lightman, a highly skilled hacker, who specialises in remotely controlling androids from the safety of his secret hide-out. Hired to infiltrate a data security and advanced robotics…

VRStudios Launches New VR Arcade Title VRCade Drone Storm

As covered in the recent 3-part series The Virtual Arena, location-based virtual reality (VR) experiences are becoming increasingly common all over the world. One of the providers of such out-of-home experiences, VRStudios, have just launched a new VR videogame titled ‘VRcade Drone Storm’. The new experience is advertised as being a multi-player, untethered and free-roaming…

Google 2.0 Euphrates to Make Daydream Even More Social

It’s day two of Google I/O and after the announcements yesterday the company has gone into further detail about its virtual reality (VR) plans. So today Google has revealed Daydream 2.0 Euphrates, the next version of its operating that’s been designed to work with mobile and the upcoming standalone head-mounted displays (HMDs). Mike Jazayeri, Director…

Resident Evil Vendetta Is Getting A Free PSVR Experience

Virtual reality and zombies go together like video games and…well, zombies. They were made for each other. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is still one of the best VR games to date on any platform so any time this franchise gets another dose of VR goodness it’s good news. Unfortunately this time it’s not in the…

Google Brings Social Viewing and Avatars to YouTube VR

Create an avatar and experience YouTube VR content with friends. YouTube has been thinking about immersive video and the future of viewing experiences for awhile. The video platform became one of the first major players to allow 360° video sharing in 2015. Soon after, YouTube became the largest VR video platform over night by supporting playback…

Daydream 2.0 Solves One Of VR’s Biggest Problems: Isolation

Along with similar devices from Oculus and Intel, Google’s new standalone headsets represent the birth of a new type of VR experience. With their arrival, the search engine giant is looking to combat some of the key concerns about the current state of VR tech, including isolation. Google is working on Daydream 2.0, or what…

Google’s Seurat Aims To Bring ‘Desktop-Level Graphics’ To Mobile VR

Given processing restraints, mobile VR obviously isn’t able to measure up to the kind of visual fidelity we’d expect on PC, but a new development tool from Google is helping to close the gap a little. Today the company is introducing Seurat, named after French painter Georges Seurat. According to the company this tool can…

Cast Your Google Daydream VR Sessions With Friends

Now your friends won’t miss out the next time you’re in VR. Part of the latest Daydream Euphrates update announced at Google I/O Wednesday, you’ll soon be able to share what you’re seeing while in VR, as well as cast your virtual world right onto the screen in your living room. Daydream Cast The first…

First Impressions With Google’s WorldSense; ILMxLAB VR Experience

WorldSense mobile VR tracking paired with Seurat could be a game changer. Day 2 of Google I/O is in full swing and Google is shining some light on the core technologies the company is working on to make VR, AR, and immersive platforms accessible to even more people. In a press briefing with Clay Bavor,…

Anshar Studios Space Combat Title Detached Leaves Early Access

Last year Anshar Studios released its first virtual reality (VR) title on Steam Early Access, a space combat experience called Detached for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Today the developer has announced Detached has fully released for both platforms. If you’ve not been following VRFocus’ coverage of Detached, the title is a PvP shooter that puts players inside a space suit and…

Game Cooks Confirm Launch Date for Vindicta

The development team at Game Cooks have announced that upcoming HTC Vive first-person shooter Vindicta will be launching on 20th June, 2017. The company will also be at E3 to demo the title ahead of the launch. The title will be released on to Steam Early Access with support for the HTC Vive, though the…

Syren Turns From Survival Horror To Shooter With Free Second Chapter

Reusing assets isn’t something we’d normally encourage a game developer to do. It implies you’re recycling resources to cut corners and make a quick buck. It’s interesting, then, that Syren’s surprise new chapter, released this week, doesn’t feel like that at all. And that’s not just because it’s available for free. Taking place after the events…

Steam Expands into VR Videos

This week the news broke out that Steam will adding VR video to it’s platform in the form of the Steam 360 Video Player. This is a big deal, in case you didn’t know. If you’ve never heard of Steam then, first of all, welcome back to civilization! While you were away on that desert…

Realfiction Unveils Mixed Reality Display ‘DeepFrame’

Realfiction, a Copenhagen, Denmark-based company that specialises in mixed reality (MR) solutions has revealed its latest product, a display called DeepFrame. DeepFrame’s patent pending technology takes an image from a curved video screen which is then deflected and enlarged using a custom-made glass optic. Currently 64 inches (115x115cm) in size, the screen appears as a clear transparent window which is…

Experience Viking Life in VR

The popular perception of Vikings is of hulking blonde warriors ravaging the English coast and taking their booty back to Scandinavia. Recent research, however, suggests that Vikings didn’t just come with warriors, but with craftsmen and traders, and in much larger numbers than previously thought. A virtual reality (VR) exhibition is aiming to show visitors…

Dick Wilde Comes to PlayStation VR

Tongue-in-cheek wave shooter Dick Wilde has been launched on PlayStation VR so PlayStation users can experience shooting critters like alligators and piranha fish on console and with the newly launched Aim Controller. Dick Wilde stars the titular hunter and outdoorsman as he hunts down armies of birds, fish, crocodiles and other critters. There is a…

FuturLab Announce Upcoming New Title

British developer FuturLab have revealed on Twitter that there will be an announcement about the company’s newest virtual reality (VR) videogame title later this month. FuturLab made a name for themselves by creating games for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and Sony Vita, gaining critical praise for their work on Velocity 2X and Surge Deluxe,…

Google Brings AR Into The Classroom With ‘Expeditions AR’ Program

Google Expeditions expands services to include educational AR for students. Joining the list of announcements made during the first day of the 2017 Google I/O conference are plans to further expand the company’s Google Expeditions, helping to bring augmented reality experiences into classrooms across the U.S. Coming to schools this fall, the immersive applications will allow students…

Farpoint: 7 Tips To Help You Survive The Deep Space Shooter

Farpoint by Impulse Gear is finally out exclusively on PlayStation VR (PSVR) and gamers around the world are gunning down countless jumping bugs, venom-shooting monsters, and enormous burrowing spider beasts. You can read our review of the full game right here and watch the video version down below, but suffice it to say that Farpoint…

I/O 2017: Google Unveils VPS – Indoor Navigation Through AR

Clay Bavor, VP of VR for Google, took the stage to share intriguing new information for immersive technology. He made a blockbuster announcement for the new standalone VR headset Google is working on with HTC and also shared that the S8 will finally be getting Daydream support. Not to be left out, AR also got some…

Watch Google’s ‘Visual Positioning Service’ AR Tracking in Action

At today’s annual Google I/O developer conference, Clay Bavor, VP of Virtual Reality at Google, announced a new augmented reality service called Visual Positioning Service, the latest development for the Tango platform that promises to not only precisely map the world around you in concert with Google Maps, but also give you a ‘GPS-like’ turn-by-turn…