Review: Fruit for the Village

VRFocus is all for the weird and wonderful when it comes to gameplay design, especially when it’s an indie developer experimenting with something a little different. As most virtual reality (VR) gamers have realised the market is over saturated with first-person shooters (FPS), which is probably why titles like Beat Saber have done so well,…

Review: Fruit for the Village

VRFocus is all for the weird and wonderful when it comes to gameplay design, especially when it’s an indie developer experimenting with something a little different. As most virtual reality (VR) gamers have realised the market is over saturated with first-person shooters (FPS), which is probably why titles like Beat Saber have done so well,…

LucidCam and RED Partner on Prosumer 8K 3D Camera

Before Google and Lenovo released their VR180 camera earlier this month Lucid had got there first with its 180-degree, 3D camera the LucidCam. Today, Lucid has announced a new venture partnering with professional camera maker RED to create a 180-degree, 8K, 3D/4-View (4V), prosumer camera.  The new dual camera will not only give users full…

Grab a Closed Beta Key for Reactor Hearts FPS Oval

A couple of weeks ago VRFocus reported on indie developer Reactor Heart announcing its first virtual reality (VR) title, a frantic first-person shooter (FPS) call Oval. The videogame is due to launch in Steam Early Access next month, so prior to that happening Reactor Heart wants to stress test Oval by having a closed beta. The studio is inviting 500…

Signups now Open for Vive X Europe

HTC’s Vive X Accelerator programme to help grow the global virtual reality (VR) ecosystem by supporting startups has begun its push into Europe. Earlier this month VRFocus reported on the first Vive X meetup in London, which took place last week. Today, the initiative has announced that signups have begun to join Vive X Europe….

Media Molecule’s Dreams to Feature Launch Day Support for PlayStation VR

One of the big titles set to make a splash at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2018 next month is Media Molecules’ Dreams. Having previously created titles like LittleBigPlanet and Tearaway Unfolded, Dreams will not only boast a single-player campaign but also a ‘create mode’ for players to design their own experiences. Virtual reality (VR) compatibility was confirmed several…

Sail Away With Big Breezy Boat on Oculus Go

Earlier this year Australian developer MarineVerse launched its first virtual reality (VR) title for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows Mixed Reality, VR Regatta. Today, the team are back with a new experience for mobile platforms Oculus Go and Samsung Gear VR, a casual sailing videogame called Big Breezy Boat. Mush like VR Regatta, Big Breezy Boat allows…

A Free Demo of WipEout Omega Collection is Now Available

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) launched virtual reality (VR) support for the WipEout Omega Collection a couple of months ago, bringing high speed racing to the PlayStation VR. Today, SIE has announced a free demo for all PlayStation 4 owners, allowing them to sample the iconic racer before purchase. The US PlayStation Blog has announced that the WipEout Omega…

Visospace Looks Towards IndieGoGo to Help Fund VR Motion Controller Alto100

Currently for most virtual reality (VR) users moving through virtual worlds usually involves whatever locomotion system the developer has chosen to implement. That can be teleportation, roomscale, fixed point-to-point teleportation, or direct locomotion for example. But ever since the first headsets arrive there have been companies looking to make that experience more immersive and natural…

Viking Simulator Viking Days Coming to HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR

This week Brazilian indie studio VRMonkey launched virtual reality (VR) title Viking Days for Oculus Go and Samsung Gear VR. A mini-game Viking simulator mashup, the developer has also confirmed plans to bring the videogame to HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR. Designed to be a party VR videogame, Viking Days is a series of mini-game challenges that…

Facebook Opens One Day Only Pop-Up Store in New York for Oculus Go

Facebook may have made a big song and dance announcing Oculus Go at F8 earlier this month but that doesn’t necessarily mean sales – apart from the VR die hards. While the headset has seen a positive response from the media the company needs to do what it did with the Oculus Rift, make sure…

Sprawling VR Multiplayer Survival Experience Seeking Dawn Enters Early Access

2017 saw the start of bigger virtual reality (VR) adventures enter the fray, with titles like The Mage’s Tale appearing in the summer followed by The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR and Fallout 4 VR. These experiences offered players many hours of gameplay, moving away from the short videogames VR was known for. That tend is continuing into 2018, with Multiverse…

Oculus Announces VR League: Season 2 in Collaboration With ESL

While esports like CS:GO and League of Legends (LoL) are massively popular, attracting ever growing numbers of fans whilst offering even bigger prize funds, the virtual reality (VR) is hot on their heels. Last year Oculus, in partnership with ESL and Intel created the VR Challenger League featuring multiplayer titles like The Unspoken and Echo Arena that anyone could enter. Today, Oculus has again teamed…

PlayStation VR Exclusive Animal Force Arrives Next Week

After Chinese developer ISVR made a surprise reveal in March for its PlayStation VR exclusive project Animal Force, today has seen the studio confirm the launch date, next Tuesday 22nd May. A tower defense videogame that been designed specifically for virtual reality (VR) and PlayStation VR’s particular features, Animal Force is a strategy title is about saving the world from…

Worlds at War Multi-Vehicular Mayhem Comes to Oculus Store

Last week indie developer Muddy Pixel released its first virtual reality (VR) title via Steam Early Access, Worlds at War. The action packed, vehicle-based experience has now arrived on Oculus Store, saving Oculus Rift owners a little bit of cash in the process. A purely single-player experience, Worlds at War puts you in the aftermath of an alien invasion…

A Little Taste of What’s to Come in Red Matter

After revealing a launch date for its upcoming puzzle-solver Red Matter last week, indie developer Vertical Robot let VRFocus get some early hands-on time with the videogame. And of course we recorded some gameplay footage for our readers to enjoy. Purely for Oculus Rift, Red Matter is a story-driven VR puzzle adventure experience set during a dystopian sci-fi Cold…

Epic Games Partner With NVIDIA and Intel on the 2018 Unreal E3 Awards

It’s almost time for the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2018, taking place in Los Angeles, California in just over four weeks. As the biggest videogame event in the industry calendar developers and publishers tend to use the show to announce their biggest titles, and this year is likely to be no exception. And just…

Skyworld – Lost Worlds DLC Arrives for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

Today, Vertigo Games (Arizona Sunshine) has got a couple of treats instore for virtual reality (VR) strategy fans.  Skyworld, which mixes both real-time and turn-based strategy elements together is getting some new DLC, Lost Worlds. Plus for those who have yet to purchase the title there’s a free weekend about to take place. Skyworld – Lost Worlds DLC launches today…

WarDucks to Return Soon With RollerCoaster Legends II: Thor’s Hammer

Having released first-person shooter (FPS) Sneaky Bears and RollerCoaster Legends back in 2017, indie developer WarDucks has today announced its next virtual reality (VR) title, RollerCoaster Legends II: Thor’s Hammer for multiple VR headsets. As the name suggests, RollerCoaster Legends II: Thor’s Hammer has been inspired by Norse mythology with appearances from Viking Gods, Loki, and Thor. “RollerCoaster Legends II: Thor’s Hammer builds…

Preview: Red Matter – A Promising Sci-fi Puzzle Adventure

Having released surreal puzzle experience Daedalus for Samsung Gear VR last year, Spanish indie developer Vertical Robot obviously believes bigger is better when it comes to follow up title Red Matter. Keeping with the puzzle element but going for a dystopian sci-fi theme rather than Greek mythology, Red Matter instantly looks like a videogame from…

Zynga’s CSR Racing 2 AR Mode Races onto Android

After adding augmented reality (AR) support to mobile title CSR Racing 2 for iOS last year, developer Zynga has now announced the introduction of the feature to Android devices thanks to ARCore. Just like the iOS version, Android players will be experience an interactive AR world which brings to life virtual super cars from iconic auto…