Preview: Project Tennis Scramble – Sports Get Weird on Oculus Quest

One of the first titles announced for Oculus Quest is the oddball Project Tennis Scramble; a tennis ‘simulation’ that really wants you to know to it’s heard of the Mario Tennis series. And this is no bad thing; next to the aggression of Dead & Buried Arena, the puzzling of SUPERHOT and the rather dry…

Preview: Face Your Fears 2 – Why’s it Always Spiders?

Every time a new piece of virtual reality (VR) technology is revealed, a horror experience is offered alongside it. As if the promise of heightened jump scares hasn’t waned over the last five years, Oculus Connect 5’s debut of the final Santa Cruz hardware – now known as Oculus Quest – comes complete with its…

Hands-On with Oculus Quest – The Way VR Was Meant To Be

Modern virtual reality (VR) has been making promises for five years. Since the initial reveal of a duct-taped Oculus Rift through the development kits and up until the consumer launch, we’ve all been promised that the technology will eventually offer truly revolutionary experiences. It’s gotten closer to this Holy Grail, step-by-step, but it’s never been…

Preview: World of Tanks VR – Well On Track

A long time ago VRFocus questioned Wargaming about the possibility of a virtual reality (VR) edition of World of Tanks. Given the success of competing online war machine simulator War Thunder within the new medium it seemed only natural for Wargaming to be looking into doing the same. At the time a representative of the…

Preview: Zone Of The Enders: The 2nd Runner – M∀RS

Konami’s virtual reality (VR) efforts have been somewhat muted thus far. Rumours of experimentation with various franchises and unofficial third-party adaptations of the likes of P.T. do not inspire confidence in the medium. So then, it’s fallen to the unlikely candidate of Zone of the Enders to properly take Konami into the world of VR…

Preview: Crazy Machines VR – Crazy Like A Fox

The Crazy Machines series has made a name for itself as a popular problem-solving experience across multiple formats. Having begun life on PC, we’ve since seen instalments on Nintendo DS, Wii and iOS formats, each making use of the unique input devices hosted by the platform. Now, with the forthcoming Crazy Machines VR, it’s the…

Hands-on with Mario Kart Arcade GP VR: Leave Your Red Shells at Home

It’s a common belief that modern virtual reality (VR) needs the power of IP to succeed. In the world of approachable videogame entertainment, few franchises come as highly regarded as Mario Kart. For more than 25 years mushrooms, plumbers and princesses have been charging across varied landscapes and attacking one another with shells and banana…

Hands-on with Mario Kart Arcade GP VR: Leave Your Red Shells at Home

It’s a common belief that modern virtual reality (VR) needs the power of IP to succeed. In the world of approachable videogame entertainment, few franchises come as highly regarded as Mario Kart. For more than 25 years mushrooms, plumbers and princesses have been charging across varied landscapes and attacking one another with shells and banana…

Hands-On with the HP Omen X: A Beast Made for VR, But Not for Portability

While the virtual reality (VR) community eagerly awaits the inevitable tether-free future, the demand for high-end PC hardware to power the current generation of head-mounted displays (HMDs) has never been higher. The launches of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive early last year put some demand on the wallets of early adopters, but 16 months…

Preview: Arca’s Path VR – A Beautiful World to Explore, On the Surface

Wave shooters. Wave shooters are everywhere in virtual reality (VR). What once felt like a good stepping stone to full first-person shooter (FPS) experiences has become the dam that is preventing more inventive ideas from being noticed in the new medium. Dream Reality Interactive’s Arca’s Path VR, set to be published by Rebellion later this…

E3 2018: All the VR Games of Day Two

The second day of 2018’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Los Angeles, has come to a close. VRFocus has scoured the show floor looking for the latest and greatest in both virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), and in the recap video presented here you can find all the hits-and-misses from the show. Following yesterday’s…

Preview: Prey – TranStar VR

Last year’s reboot of Prey was met with significant critical acclaim, and Bethesda Softworks are looking to increase the lifespan of the title with a brand new downloadable content (DLC) pack, known as Mooncrash, coming soon. Free to all owners of the videogame, the new DLC will include two virtual reality (VR) components; the multi-player…

What to Expect at E3 2018: VR Games from the Biggest Names

This year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Los Angeles, is rapidly approaching, with expectations of the next wave of virtual reality (VR) videogame entertainment riding high. The success of the PlayStation VR and revamped, untethered offerings from both Oculus VR and HTC Vive have breathed new life into the slowly maturing industry, and so VRFocus has…

New Screenshots of The Walker for PlayStation VR Wander into View

Forthcoming PlayStation VR exclusive The Walker has remained pretty elusive since its announcement earlier this year; however the reveal of a western release last month is likely to begin building the anticipation. With that, a new selection of screenshots taken from the videogame has been revealed. The Walker casts the player as the last known…

What to Expect at E3 2018: Sony’s PlayStation VR

The PlayStation VR has been a showcase piece for Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Los Angeles, for two years running. Last year’s media briefing featured a segment which demonstrated dozens of titles in quick succession, including big hits such as Moss and new downloadable content (DLC) for Farpoint. This year,…

What to Expect at E3 2018: Ubisoft’s VR Games

Ubisoft has been one of the most prolific virtual reality (VR) publishers amongst the big players in the videogames industry, despite being dismissive of the technology early in the game. With a new update recently launched for Star Trek: Bridge Crew, available now for PlayStation VR and coming soon to PC for Oculus Rift and…

What to Expect at E3 2018: Oculus VR

The Oculus Go is now available to the public as anew entry-level virtual reality (VR) device, and the original Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) is going from strength-to-strength. Having skipped out on CES and a rather muted appearance at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) this year, Oculus VR must have a fully loaded deck to…

What to Expect at E3 2018: Bethesda’s VR Games

This year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is rapidly approaching, and one question that’s on everybody’s mind is exactly how Bethesda Games Studios intend to follow-up 2017’s virtual reality (VR) success. Rumours on the matter are currently abundant, but what comes next is still shrouded in mystery. VRFocus however, decided to take a look at the…

GT Sport Discounted to £10.85/$13.99

Polyphony Digital’s Gran Turismo is one of the most popular racing videogame franchises of all time, and the PlayStation 4 edition of the series, GT Sport, proved to be no different. Now however, 19 months after its debut, the videogame is available to purchase for some fantastically reduced prices, including one retailer offering more than…

Wanted Killer VR Shoots On To Steam Early Access

Playsnak has launched its second virtual reality (VR) title on Steam, coming back with a vengeance. Wanted Killer VR, announced last month, is now available as an Early Access title, compatible with the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows Mixed Reality head-mounted displays (HMDs). From Berlin-based developer Playsnak, Wanted Killer VR throws the player into…

What to Expect at E3 2018: HTC Vive

The biggest question surrounding HTC Vive’s hardware plans right now is the western release of the Vive Focus. The standalone mobile virtual reality (VR) platform has been reportedly performing well in China, and the access to development kits for studios in western territories has been available for some time. A North American and European launch…

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Skips E3 2018

First announced at the PlayStation Experience event way back in December 2015, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown has become one of the most highly anticipated virtual reality (VR) compatible titles coming from a AAA publisher. The PlayStation VR exclusive gameplay mode was expected to be part of Bandai Namco Games’ Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) showcase…

HTC U12+ Includes Vive Focus Compatibility

HTC has today announced a new flagship smartphone handset, the HTC U12+, cited as the ‘biggest and boldest flagship phone ever’. The device features a 6″ display with cinematic 18:9 widescreen, Edge Sense 2 and dual front- and rear-facing cameras. However, one of the most interesting features has had little fanfare: the HTC U12+ includes…

Summer Lesson: Allison Snow & Chisato Shinjo to Ship with English Subtitles

Summer Lesson debuted in eastern territories last year, garnering a great deal of attention as being a high-profile dating simulator of sorts. The second retail release in the series, Summer Lesson: Allison Snow & Chisato Shinjo, does not yet have a specified release date; however it has been confirmed that this second physical package for…

Along Together Coming to PlayStation VR, Oculus Go, Oculus Rift, and More

US developer Turbo Button has made a name for itself with some unique virtual reality (VR) content, such as SMS Racing and Floor Plan. A year ago the developer debuted on Google Daydream with Along Together, and this month the critically acclaimed VR videogame will launch on a multitude of new formats. Along Together tasks…

Gungrave VR Confirmed for Western PlayStation VR Release

Marvelous Europe has today announced two new titles coming to Europe, the motion-controlled rhythm videogame Gal Metal on Nintendo Switch and, more importantly, the high octane virtual reality (VR) shooter Gungrave VR for PlayStation VR. Both titles are scheduled for 2018 releases, with XSEED handling the publishing and distribution in North America. Gungrave VR continues…