Play Minigolf Forever in Zen Studios’ Infinite Minigolf

Zen Studios has today announced that Infinite Minigolf, the highly anticipated follow-up to Planet Minigolf, is coming to consoles and virtual reality (VR). The PC version of the videogame and the upcoming PlayStation 4 version will feature VR gameplay, allowing you to create, customise, and play your courses in a brand new way. Having…

Think Outside the Box with Statik on PlayStation VR

Virtual reality (VR) puzzle games are a good way for people new to VR used to using the technology while experiencing the immersion that is possible with VR. Puzzle games tend to involve more thinking that waving your arms around, so they’re good for users who tend towards motion sickness as well. Just as well…

Lenovo’s VR Headset Could be Arriving this Summer

The competition in the virtual reality (VR) headset space looks like it’ll be hotting up over the course of 2017, with new details emerging that Lenovo’s Windows Holographic head-mounted display (HMD) looks set to arrive this August at a highly competitive price. Via Twitter, Ross McDougall, a Lenovo Insider, has detailed several unreleased specs…

First Ever BAFTA Awarded To a VR Project

BAFTA have been gradually letting virtual reality (VR) in to the rather exclusive club of movies and TV which are worthy of being nominated for any of BAFTA’s awards. Up until now, though, none had ever made it into the winner’s circle. David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef Dive VR has won an award for Digital…

LucidCam Taking its Upgraded 4K Model to NAB 2017

During CES 2017 in January, Lucid VR revealed an upgraded version of its 3D point-and-shoot camera, LucidCam. The new model now features 4K image capture for both lenses, and today Lucid VR has announced it’ll be taking the device to NAB 2017 this week. Unlike 360-degree cameras such as Samsung’s Gear 360, or Insta360 Air, which…

Gear VR’s Vyom: The Combat Adds Support for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+

A couple of months ago indie developer Ojas VR Studios launched its space-based shooter Vyom: The Combat for Samsung Gear VR. Today the team announced support for Samsung’s two new flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S8 and S8+. With both devices offering more CPU and GPU power thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, this has enabled Ojas VR Studios…

Get Up Close and Personal With a Xenomorph in Alien: Covenant In Utero

As VRFocus have reported before, Ridley Scott is keen on virtual reality (VR) technology. The new division of his studio, RSA Films recently announced that it was launching a specialist VR division. The first fruit of that studio’s labours will be released soon. Alien: Covenant In Utero is a 360-degree VR film that will allow…

Become a Red Planet Wanderer with Farpoint Pre-Order Bonus

PlayStation VR exclusive Farpoint was recently confirmed for release late this spring, both as a solo edition and with the PlayStation VR Aim controller. Following this announcement and the reveal of a co-operative gameplay mode, a pre-order incentive has now been made available. Farpoint throws the player to the edge of the universe as they…

The Virtual Becomes Real as Job Simulator Gets Physical Release

It’s fairly safe to say that Job Simulator is one of the success stories of virtual reality (VR). It has passed $3 million is sales, been featured by numerous popular YouTube personalities such as Jacksepticeye and Markiplier and even got its own line of merchandise. However, up until now, the title was only available as…

How VarDragons Are Looking To Turn Real Airplanes Into Virtual Pet Dragons

The low hum from the engines of passing aircraft has all but become ubiquitous white noise to most. Aircraft used to inspire imagination and adventure, but recently has become as commonplace as the passing clouds. Until now. From Miami, Florida our small team of engineers and entrepreneurs has teamed up with game developers to bring…

Rez Infinite Creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi to Reflect on Career at Develop:Brighton

In July, one of Europe’s leading conferences for videogame developers, Develop:Brighton, will return for 2017. Speaker submissions opened in February and today organiser, Tandem Events, has announced renowned Japanese developer Tetsuya Mizuguchi will be giving a talk looking back over his career. Mizuguchi has been in the videogame business for 27 years, with a varied career…

David Attenborough To Host VR History Lesson

Sir David Attenborough is widely regarded in Britain as a national treasure. Entire generations have learned about the wonders of the natural world thanks to his dulcet tones narrating over magnificent sights of whales, insects, lions and gorillas. Thanks to a collaboration between the London Natural History Museum and Sky Television, Sir David will soon…

Life In 360°: Cherry Blossom Days

Hello and welcome back to another Monday in the world of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), I hope you had a good weekend and the weather was kind to you. Speaking of the weather we’re at that magical time of the year when Spring is very much in full swing. The trees are…

A Cappella Student Group Launch VR Music video

Music and virtual reality (VR) have a fairly solid relationship these days. There have been several bands and singers who have produced music videos designed to be viewed through VR head-mounted displays (HMDs). A student project has apparently been inspired by this enough to bring their A Cappella music group into VR. A Cappella is…

Six Flags Uses VR To Bring Your Fears To Life

Spiders. Giant ones. On your face. While you are 40 stories high. This is what the new ride at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey will bring to it’s visitors using the power of virtual reality (VR). Six Flags are claiming that the new ride is the tallest and fastest virtual reality drop ride…

Kickstarter Launched for VR Roguelike RPG Edge of Atlantis

A team of Canadian developers at Creality Studios are aiming to bring the spirit of Roguelike games to virtual reality (VR) with the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for a procedurally-generated RPG called Edge of Atlantis. Edge of Atlantis draws heavily on the ancient myth of Atlantis, the story of an ancient, extremely advanced civilisation…

Goro Fujita’s Mind Blowing Animated Quill Illustration

The immersive artist spent 80 hours creating the masterpiece. Immersive artist Goro Fujita is back at it again. The Art Director at Oculus Story Studio who’s blown our minds in the past with his virtual sculpting in Medium and dream world teasers using Oculus’ Quill app, is now showing off an unreleased update to Quill that…

AMD Make the Case for Forward Rendering

It has been noted multiple times that graphics are important for virtual reality (VR) videogame experiences. Not just in terms of impressing VR users with amazing visuals, but also in terms of reducing the unfortunate side-effects such as motion sickness and dizziness experienced by some users. The team working at AMD feel that the time…

World War Toons Goes Closed Beta for PC Version

World War Toons is a humorous take on the Second World War featuring a cast of eccentric characters with unique skins that can be unlocked for the player characters and for the array of weapons. Up until now, it has been a PlayStation VR exclusive. That seems to be about to change. Los Angeles-based developer…

IMAX to Expand VR Centre Initiative to New York, Manchester, Shanghai and Japan

Following the revelation of IMAX Corporation’s first quarter financial results, the company has pledged further investment in virtual reality (VR). This includes opening new ‘pilot VR centres’ across North America, UK, China and Japan. IMAX had previously announced a deal with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment to develop three VR experiences based on highly anticipated films,…

The VR Job Hub: Facebook, Jaunt VR and The Third Floor

The virtual reality (VR) sector is growing all the time. As a result, many companies are on the lookout for those interested in VR technologies. If you happen to be an artist, programmer, engineer or designer who has been inspired by reading VRFocus, perhaps there will be a job here that is perfect for you….

Save £99 on Samsung Galaxy S7, Gear VR and Gear 360 Bundles

Following the official launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung has launched a special limited-time promotion to encourage you to join the virtual reality (VR) foray. A complete bundle including the Samsung Galaxy S7 or Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, a Gear VR head-mounted display (HMD) and Gear 360 camera is now available at £99 GBP…

BAFTA Organise an Evening of Talks About Writing for Videogames

Writing for an interactive medium like videogames is a particular skill. Branching narratives and the ability of players to influence the story mean that writers have to think carefully about how to craft a story. Add in the complexity of virtual reality (VR) and it becomes even trickier. Therefore, BAFTA have organised an evening of…

Google Daydream gets new Space Shooter with Polaris

Space-based games are popular in virtual reality (VR) both as realistic simulation titles and for more arcade-based action titles. New Google Daydream title Polaris takes aim for the second category to bring arcade space shooter action to the platform. The object is fairly simple; the player must shoot down enemy spacecraft, using the ‘space radar’…

The Making of Resident Evil 7 Part 3 and 4 are Available

Parts three and four of the popular series of videos discussing all the behind-the-scenes work that went on to bring Resident Evil 7 Biohazard to life have now been released by developer Capcom. Part three goes into details about adapting the videogame to be compatible with virtual reality (VR). In a somewhat ironic twist, though…

This week in VR Sport: The NBA introduces AR and Running in 360

Welcome to the weekend, time for relaxing, gardening and looking at what has happened in the world of virtual reality (VR) and sports over the past week. This week basketball and athletics get to take centre stage – or centre court, as the case may be. Cleveland Cavaliers Basketball Team Lets Audience Participate in the…

Palmer Luckey Returns to Social Media; Reveals RPG Videogame Development

It’s been a rough few months for Oculus Rift creator Palmer Luckey. Having suffered a backlash to the public outing of his support for Nimble America – an initiative that backed Donald Trump’s presidential election campaign by way of memes and similar internet-style advertising – and faced a court order for a considerable amount of…

Tokyo Wedding Chapel to Host Weddings for VR Brides

It takes quite a lot to stand out in the Japanese dating sim genre. Dating sims and romance games are big business in Japan, many of which rely on graphics sex scenes or depictions of various kinks to stand out in an increasingly crowded market. Upcoming virtual reality (VR) title Niitzuma is trying something different…