Viral EX Is Coming to Steam and HTC Vive

Developer Fierce Kaiju brought their first-person shooter title Viral EX to Oculus Rift with Touch late last year, after it has been originally launched for the Samsung Gear VR. The improved and remastered version of Viral EX is now moving on to Steam so HTC Vive owners can also enjoy what Viral EX has to…

Putt-Putt Google Earth VR Looks Amazing

The new video also teases “puppet skinning” for Tilt Brush. When YouTube channel Nat and Friends toured Google VR, we were honestly expecting to see experiments from Google’s Daydream Labs that we’ve already seen. Projects we’ve reported on like Google’s headset removal or last year’s social VR experiments have been some of our favorites. What…

Resolution Games Adds Gear VR Controller Support To Fishing Game

Since Samsung announced the introduction of the Samsung Gear VR controller, a steadily increasing number of titles have been introducing support for the peripheral. Now developer Resolution Games is adding Gear VR controller support to virtual reality (VR) fishing title Bait! A new update to one of the most popular VR fishing titles, Bait!, will…

Major Update to Karnage Chronicles adds Oculus Rift Support

April saw Nordic Trolls launch its fantasy action role-playing game (RPG) Karnage Chronicles onto HTC Vive through Steam Early Access. There have been several updates since then, improving and expanding the universe, with the most recent being the biggest, adding Oculus Rift and Touch support. Whilst Oculus Rift support is the biggest inclusion, the update also features…

Unity’s XR Toolkit Aims to Improve VR Development Later this Year

The Unite Europe 2017 conference is well underway in Amsterdam, Netherlands, with plenty of sessions focused on virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) development. VRFocus is at the event bringing you all the latest news and interviews, and caught up with Unity’s XR Evangelist Sarah Stumbo who revealed the company’s upcoming XR Foundation…

New Arizona Sunshine Trailer Showcases PSVR Release

If you have a PlayStation VR (PSVR) headset then chances are you already know this but just in case; Arizona Sunshine released for the kit this week. And just extra in case you didn’t actually know what Arizona Sunshine is there’s a launch trailer for it too that you can see below. The video shows…

PlayStation VR to get Koei Tecmo’s 5 VR Sense Titles

You may remember earlier this year when Koei Tecmo announced an arcade cabinet that aims to stimulate all five senses such as touch and smell, called VR Sense. Well that’s still scheduled to launch this summer in Japan but the studio has also revealed the five titles set to feature in the cabinet will also be coming to…

Satirical VR Title The American Dream VR Coming Out Late Summer

How do you flip a burger with a gun? Shoot at it, obviously. Indie developer Samurai Punk are aiming to make a few satirical points with the announcement of its upcoming virtual reality (VR) title The American Dream VR. The American Dream VR uses satire and videogames to take a look at American gun culture….

CEOs Under Fire For Using VR To Experience Being Homeless

A group of CEOs face immediate backlash after using VR to simulate being homeless during “CEO Sleepout.” Virtual reality may be an immersive technology capable of simulating many experiences, but they are still far from the real thing. That’s what a group a CEOs are hopefully beginning to understand after facing the wrath of the…

How to Build a Better Mouse in VR

Three former Bungie employees left that studio two years ago to begin a new company called Polyarc. The new studio was aimed at virtual reality (VR) and its first title is due out soon, a puzzle platformer called Moss that stars an adorable mouse wielding a sword. Danny Bulla spoke about the experience of creating in…

Ubisoft Reveals Several HoloLens Prototypes

Microsoft’s HoloLens has so far been focussed on the business and education side of the mixed reality (MR) market. Providing educational opportunities such as allowing school children to view the solar system in vivid MR is certainly a worth goal, but there has been little dedicated to the entertainment possibilities of the HoloLens. Ubisoft are…

Elite: Dangerous PSVR Support ‘Not There Yet In Terms Of Quality’

Elite: Dangerous is one of the biggest, most expansive games to support the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive thus far, and it seems like a perfect fit for Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) too. Sadly, a PS4 version of the game released this week without PSVR support intact. According to creator Frontier Developments, that’s down to…

REDspace’s VR Sports-Shooter Gunball Launches on HTC Vive

Today, REDspace Games has launched its virtual reality (VR) sports-shooter Gunball for HTC Vive, releasing a new trailer as well as several screenshots showcasing what to expect. Gunball is an over the top, fast-paced arena sport with players competing in the Gunball League. With similarities to tennis, Gunball requires players to serve balls then shoot them at targets placed around…

Arizona Sunshine Devs Looking To Fix PSVR Aim Support And More

Vertigo Games and Jaywalkers Interactive’s Arizona Sunshine finally hit PlayStation VR (PSVR) earlier this week, but not everyone is satisfied with the results. A lot of players have been reporting issues with the game’s presentation and support for the new PSVR Aim Controller. The developers are listening, though, and you should be seeing changes soon….

Hyper Japan Festival to Feature 5 VR Experiences Including Death Note VR

Taking place in July is the Hyper Japan Festival, a celebration of all things Japanese, with two events taking place, one in Los Angeles, California, and one in London, UK. As part of the event Japan Character VR Matsuri will be using the latest virtual reality (VR) technology to exhibit works from various Japanese creators and their characters….

Unity Accepting Applications for its New Global Research Fellowship Program

Unity Technologies is a name synonymous the videogame development as its Unity engine is widely used across the world creating the latest titles whether they’re standard PC/console, virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) projects. Today the company has announced Unity Labs’ new Global Research Fellowship Program, to support graduate researchers working on research challenges in…

TheWaveVR x Strangeloop Takes You Into VR Music Rave

Strangeloop joins forces with TheWaveVR 6/28 at 7pm for N-FOLD, a synesthetic immersive music experience, in association with Flying Lotus imprint Brainfeeder. TheWaveVR has been making loads of noise (well, music) over the past year—putting on the world’s first VR rave at VRLA as well as landing $2.5M in seed funding—and now they’re launching their flagship immersive event: N-FOLD. To bring the full…

VRotica Is A Standalone Headset Dealing Exclusively In Immersive Porn

The adult entertainment industry is influential, and it’s safe to say that if there’s a new media device, chances are people will find a way to watch porn on it. Erotic content was an early part of the conversation when VR headsets really took off and curators of that type of content have even had booths…

Fusion Wars, MelodyVR Coming To Windows Mixed Reality VR Headsets

Microsoft’s Xbox One X may be sitting on the sidelines when it comes to VR support for now, but over on Windows 10 it’s a different story. The company is preparing to launch a line of Windows mixed reality headsets in partnership with manufacturers later this year. There’s still a lot to learn about these…

Review: Front Defense

World War first-person shooters (FPS) have always been massively popular in the videogame community, putting players inside one of the darkest periods of recent history. That becomes even more pronounced using virtual reality (VR) with one of HTC’s internal development teams, Fantahorn Studio, focusing on the period for its first title, Front Defense, exclusively on Viveport. Putting you directly in…

The VOID Opens In Canada And Plans For The Future Of Hyper Reality

Hyper-reality has officially landed in Toronto as today marks the opening of the newest VOID Experience Centre in the fourth largest city in North America and a popular tourist destination. And through a joint venture with Cineplex, The VOID will live in one of their new social venues called The Rec Room, alongside a range…

Indie MegaShow in Atlanta Announces VR Showcase

The organisers of Megashow: Games. Music. Art have announced that the upcoming show in Atlanta, USA will feature a showcase of virtual reality (VR) experiences. Four different VR experiences will be on offer to attendees. MEGASHOW: Games. Music. Art. Is a travelling event created by the minds behind MegaBooth. The event is designed to shine…

WWII Shooter Front Defense Launches Today For HTC Vive

Front Defense from Vive Studios is a newly created World War II shooter that does its best to emulate the feeling of being hunkered down behind cover fighting for your life in the heat of battle. Instead of running around the map while gunning down enemies, you’ll need to actually kneel and crouch down behind…

Sweetarts Brings Chewy Sours VR Game to Vidcon

A candy throwing face-off. The candy-obsessed brand known for their chewy sour gummy treats has added their own twist on a VR game. Making its debut at Vidcon last week, the Chewy Sours Tart Toss had attendees feverishly throwing virtual candy at a friend in quick two-player battles. Powered by two HTC Vive VR headsets, the…