Justin Roiland’s Squanch Launches Space Heroes On Daydream Next Week

Justin Roiland’s next VR project from Squanch Games debuts Monday on Daydream. Dr. Splorchy Presents: Space Heroes is the first project to emerge from a partnership between Google and Squanch Games to build a series of small, experimental VR titles exclusively for Daydream. In typical Squanch fashion, the announcement includes a comic and trailer giving people…

George Takei Launches New Political AR App

Though beloved all over the world for his role in Star Trek as Hikaru Sulu, George Takei is also an outspoken political activist whose work on social media to raise awareness of various social issues has garnered a great deal of attention. Takei is using that platform to launch a new augmented reality (AR) app…

‘Mr. Mercedes’ VR Escape Room to Land on HTC Vive July 22nd

Mr. Mercedes, the AT&T Audience Network mystery thriller TV series based on the titular Stephen King novel, is getting a VR escape room soon. Dubbed Mr. Mercedes: Lair Escape, you step into the basement lair of one of the scariest killers from the mind of Stephen King, Brady Hartsfield (aka ‘Mr. Mercedes’). The VR escape room tosses you into…

Sky’s Whisper Is A Soothing VR Game That Gives You Wings

This VR game gives you wings, and I don’t mean in the Red bull sense; I mean it actually lets you fly like a bird. Sky’s Whisper is a soothing new VR experience from SkyDust Studios, which consists of Montreal-based artist Peter Tran and programmer Ylan Luu. In it, you use your respective motion controllers…

VR MMO OrbusVR Is Free On Rift This Weekend

Onward is going to have a little competition with its free weekend kicking off tomorrow. While Downpour Interactive’s online shooter is free to play on Rift and Vive via Steam for the next few days, it’s Orbus Online’s OrbusVR that’s getting a trial weekend on Oculus Home. The fun starts in just a few hours…

Immotion Group Targets North American Sales With New Hire

While the industry is currently going through something of a quiet patch when it comes to virtual reality (VR) related news, that certainly doesn’t mean that nothing at all is happening. In fact, as we’ve seen recently a number of names within the immersive technology industry are taking the time to refocus on their goals…

Play VR MMORPG ‘OrbusVR’ on Rift for Free This Weekend

OrbusVR, the MMORPG for PC VR headsets, is getting another free access weekend very soon. OrbusVR’s free weekend starts July 19th at 10AM PT (local time here) and goes through July 22nd at 12AM PT (local time here). As the result of a successful Kickstarter campaign, OrbusVR went into Early Access late last year to an overall positive effect….

Gungrave VR Getting Physical ‘Loaded Coffin Edition’

Ever since its announcement back in April last year, we at VRFocus have been particularly interested in any news that might concern Gungrave VR. Finally confirmed to be coming West back in May, the fast-paced virtual reality (VR) shooter by IGGYMOB, Marvelous Entertainment and their “independent-minded” publishing team XSEED Games, Gungrave VR sees a return to…

Echo Combat Second Open Beta Coming This Weekend, Starts July 20

According to a blog post from Echo Games on Medium, Echo Combat is getting a second Open Beta period that starts this Friday, July 20th at 10:30AM PT and lasts until Sunday, July 22nd at 10:00AM PT. Last month Echo Combat had its first Open Beta period allowing anyone with a Rift to hop in…

Echo Combat Second Open Beta Coming This Weekend, Starts July 20

According to a blog post from Echo Games on Medium, Echo Combat is getting a second Open Beta period that starts this Friday, July 20th at 10:30AM PT and lasts until Sunday, July 22nd at 10:00AM PT. Last month Echo Combat had its first Open Beta period allowing anyone with a Rift to hop in…

Modbox Dev Shows Why Valve’s Skeletal Input Is So Useful

A recent video posted by Lee Vermeulen, the developer behind Modbox, shows how useful Valve’s skeletal input can be for developers. For those unfamiliar, Modbox is a sandbox creation game that initially launched in early access back with the HTC Vive in April 2016. Players can create games in VR and share them with others….

Watch Hulk Have a Smashing Time in Marvel Powers United VR

A little earlier today Sanzaru Games revealed two new locations which players would be able to fight in next week when Marvel Powers United VR arrives. While these are designed as teasing reveals, what you really want to see is gameplay footage and that’s what VRFocus has for you now, featuring everyone’s favourite green skinned character, Hulk…

Unreal Engine Gets Official Mixed Reality Video Support With Version 4.20

Developers working with the Unity toolset to build VR experiences have enjoyed solid support for mixed reality video capture for around two years now. A mixed reality video seamlessly merges two realities in real-time, so this means that many Unity-based VR games, starting with Job Simulator and Fantastic Contraption, include features that let enthusiastic players…

Unreal Engine 4.20 Released With Robust AR Support

After its usual process of releasing several previews, Epic Games has today launched the next version of its popular videogame engine, Unreal Engine 4.20, making it easier and more seamless for developers to build realistic characters and immersive environments across videogames, film and TV, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) and enterprise…

NeverBound Is A Gravity-Defying Shooter With Some Awesome Ideas

I’m starting to think the fastest way to making a compelling VR game is to play with gravity. Lone Echo used zero gravity traversal to create an immersive adventure and then Downward Spiral did the same with the ability to bring friends into the game. Enthusiast Games’ NeverBound might not be as revelatory as those…

NeverBound Is A Gravity-Defying Shooter With Some Awesome Ideas

I’m starting to think the fastest way to making a compelling VR game is to play with gravity. Lone Echo used zero gravity traversal to create an immersive adventure and then Downward Spiral did the same with the ability to bring friends into the game. Enthusiast Games’ NeverBound might not be as revelatory as those…

Niantic Labs Continue Expansion With Seismic Games Acquisition

Niantic Labs, the studio behind augmented reality (AR) title Pokemon GO, has been going on the virtual reality (VR)/AR offensive of late, having recently acquired Escher Reality and now VR studio Seismic Games. Seismic Games are the team behind the Blade Runner: Revelations VR experience for Google Daydream, made in conjunction with Alcon Interactive. Comprised of industry veterans hailing from EA/Pandemic…

Niantic Labs Continue Expansion With Seismic Games Acquisition

Niantic Labs, the studio behind augmented reality (AR) title Pokemon GO, has been going on the virtual reality (VR)/AR offensive of late, having recently acquired Escher Reality and now VR studio Seismic Games. Seismic Games are the team behind the Blade Runner: Revelations VR experience for Google Daydream, made in conjunction with Alcon Interactive. Comprised of industry veterans hailing from EA/Pandemic…

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Coming To VR In 2019 Via Archangel Dev

Now that Archangel: Hellfire is out (and is pretty good!), developer Skydance Interactive is ready to announce its next VR project: The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners We actually reported that Skydance had partnered with the company behind the massive zombie franchise, Skybound, last year, but the game was officially revealed for the first time…

Skydance Interactive Unveils The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Coming in 2019

While OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead has yet to see the light of day, fans of the TV series still have plenty of immersive videogames to choose from. After the launch of augmented reality (AR) title The Walking Dead: Our World for iOS and Android devices last week, this week has seen Skydance Interactive unveiled virtual reality (VR) title The…

Head to Downtown New York in Marvel Powers United VR

Whether you’re looking forward to kicking ass as your favourite superhero next week in Marvel Powers United VR, or getting in the spirit with a bit of cosplay for this weeks San Diego Comic-Con, fans of the upcoming virtual reality (VR) experience will be glad to hear Sanzaru Games has some last minute info to reveal, two…