WipEout VR And Other PSVR Exclusives Get Permanent Price Drop

After Sony slashed the price of the PSVR by a whole $100, they’ve now gone ahead and permanently dropped the price of some of the platform’s very best games, including WipEout Omege Collection, Driveclub VR, PSVR Worlds, and several others. All of these and other signs seem to be pointing towards a major update for…

Paw Print Games Talks Robots, Borders and Contraband

Paw Print Games came to the attention of virtual reality (VR) fans with its title Bloody Zombies, a 2D beat-em-up featuring a stylish comic book look and gameplay from the classic side-scrolling era of titles such as Streets of Rage. The studio is now branching out with its next title, Border Patrol. Nina speaks to…

Dimension Launches Partner Programme For VR, AR and MR

As an increasing amount of realism is demanded by audiences for virtual reality (VR) and other immersive media, volumetric 3D capture is becoming appealing to many content creators. To further these ambitions, state-of-the-art capture studio Dimension is launching a partner programme that will allow developers to create new experiences using volumetric video. The new partner…

8 Circuit Studios Looks To Create Connected Digital Metaverse

The transparent, distributed nature of blockchain and its ability to track transactions and objects across vast networks has opened up possibilities in many industries, with several in the immersive technology space already beginning to take advantage. One of these is 8 Circuit Studios, who are planning on using blockchain to create a new, interconnected virtual…

Tribeca Film Festival’s Virtual Arcade Steps Up VR Game For 2018

Tribeca’s Virtual Arcade returns once again to bring groundbreaking immersive experiences. One of the largest independent film festivals in the world, the annual Tribeca Film Festival is responsible for delivering some of the most impactful and most-talked-about creative projects to NYC audiences. The nine-day affair hosts a variety of public and private screenings, live conversations…

HTC Vive Pro Is $1,400 With Controllers And New Base Stations

A complete version of the HTC Vive Pro system with next generation base stations is around $1,400 plus tax. The new bundle announced today by HTC includes two future-proof base stations that, when combined with a future software update and two additional units, should ultimately enable SteamVR 2.0 Tracking across a huge 10 meter by…

This Fitness Suit Turns A New VR Game Into An Intense Workout

An upcoming fitness experience is set to work with an electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) suit to turn your VR gaming sessions into heart-pounding workouts. Sourcenity and VisionBody have partnered up to produce a new VR fitness experience that can be played with the latter’s $300 PowerSuit which houses 20 EMS patches positioned across the body…

How Brands Can Leverage AR to Boost Our Productivity

AR can help brands move from a status disruptor to a personal assistant. I believe that over the next decade, augmented reality (AR) will establish itself as the greatest productivity tool ever invented. This might sound counterintuitive at first — most AR demos available today on smartphone are gimmicky, with very little use cases or…

Review: Megadimension Neptunia VIIR

Compile Heart and Idea Factory have found a fair amount of success with their ‘Neptunia’ series. Though the first title in the series, Hyperdimension Neptunia on the PlayStation 3, was quite ropey around the edges, it nonetheless won fans and launched the series, which has now worked its way to virtual reality (VR). Megadimension Neptunia…

Samsung Push Forward Creative VR With New Video Initiative

Samsung have expressed a strong interest in virtual reality (VR) and 360-degree video, whether this is in regards to its Gear VR headset or its Gear 360 camera. The company is now taking that further with the announcement of Pilot Season, an initiative aimed at supporting the independent VR filmmaking industry. The Pilot Season programme…

Become the Ultimate Train Conductor With Trains VR

For those who are fans of model railways, whether children or adults, one of the joys is carefully planning and creating the track, adding myriad small details before letting the train cheerfully run rapidly over the track. If you have never had the space or money to properly indulge your hobby, however, Trains VR offers…

The Horror Of The Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Comes To Virtual Reality

A book recently conveyed to me the horrors of the Hiroshima atomic bomb blast. But I can only imagine how much more powerful this history lesson could be if conveyed through virtual reality. That’s the ambition behind The Day the World Changed, a haunting new virtual reality film being shown this week at the 2018 Tribeca Film…

ARK Park Gets Free Locomotion And A Discount

The development team at Snail Games have been hard at work on improving the virtual reality (VR) spin-off to ARK: Survival Evolved. ARK Park has now been updated with bug fixes and a free locomotion option. Best of all, the title is currently available with a discount as part of the Steam VR Spring Sale….

Dragon Quest VR Gets First Screenshots Ahead Of Release

Last month it was revealed that the popular Japanese role-playing videogame (RPG) series Dragon Quest would be getting a virtual reality (VR) iteration at the VR Zone in Shinjuku. Now, the first screenshots of the upcoming title have been released ahead of the open event in the coming days. Dragon Quest VR will allow players…

What to Expect in AR and VR at Facebook’s F8 Developer Conference

While Oculus holds their own annual developer conference (coming later this year), parent company Facebook has in years past had plenty of exciting news to share at their own F8 developer conference. With F8 just around the corner on May 1st & 2nd, we take a look at what might be revealed. Buzz is building…

3rd Eye Studios On The Road To Downward Spiral: Horus Station

Developer 3rd Eye Studios is working hard on their upcoming virtual reality (VR) title Downward Spiral: Horus Station. Ahead of release VRFocus’ Nina Salomons sat down with Greg Louden, Lead Designer at 3rd Eye Studios for a chance to talk about their upcoming title. Louden talks about the title as a mystery that is to be…

‘Archangel: Hellfire’ Update to Bring Off-rails Multiplayer June 28th, Beta Starts May 25th

Skydance Interactive, the studio behind arcade mech shooter Archangel (2017), officially announced today that their next update, Archangel: Hellfire, will bring an off-rails multiplayer mode to the base game, which at launch was exclusively an on-rails, single player experience. Archangel: Hellfire will add all-new maps, new classes of the game’s six-story tall mechs, and two new game…

5 Historical Events And Time Periods You Can Visit In VR

Virtual Reality (VR) is a tool that can be used for complete immersion into a number of different experiences. Everything from horror videogames to simulating the experience of flying. There are a wealth of user experiences to try in VR. As VR applications become more realistic and as more genres are explored, it’s possible to…

Upcoming VR Animated Film “Crow: The Legend” Reveals New Cast Members

The creators of the popular and successful Asteroids! and Invasion!, Baobab Studios, have announced that Tye Sheridan (Ready Player One) and Liza Koshy (Hulu’s Freakish) are joining the cast of their upcoming virtual reality (VR) animated film, Crow: The Legend. “We are thrilled that Tye Sheridan and Liza Koshy have joined the impressive cast of Crow: The Legend. Our story…

Something For The Weekend: Steam VR Spring Sale

The weekend is here and with the Steam VR Spring Sale still in full swing it is time to find something for the weekend. To help you out VRFocus has put together some of the best virtual reality (VR) deals from the Steam VR Spring Sale to make finding your new favorite even easier. As always be sure to…

This Week In VR Sport: Investments, Trendsetting And Business Shuttering

Another week comes and goes and it is once again time for VRFocus to bring you another edition of This Week in VR Sport. With a number of sports related virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) stories, this week has three stories that are sure to peak your interest. With multiple successful investments, a discussion on the market…

Snapchat Release ‘Shoppable AR’ For It’s Augmented Reality Lenses

Snapchat have released a new addition to it’s augmented reality (AR) Lenses features which will let advertisers publish sponsored lenses which users will be able to interact with. Snapchat AR Lenses serve as an extension to Snapchat’s currently existing shoppable ads which allow advertisers to engage with potential customers directly within the app. It was…

‘COMPOUND’ Creator Drops Details on Upcoming Update and Early Access Launch

COMPOUND is an intriguing VR hobby project from developer Bevan “NotDead” McKechnie which drops players into a “rogue-lite, free-roaming shooter” for VR, with a totally unique and authentic pixel-art feel. We’ve had our eyes on the game since 2017, but with no official announcements from McKechnie in nearly nine months, the fate of the title was…

Oculus Offers Up Developer Quick-start Guide for Bringing Apps to Go

With the impending launch of Oculus Go, the company’s first standalone headset, Oculus has shared with developers a handy cheat sheet for bringing Gear VR applications to the Go. Oculus writes in a new post on their developer blog that Oculus Go is binary-compatible with Gear VR, and most applications can be launched on the headset without…