VR Brings Philip K. Dick Story The Great C to Life Today

After making it public debut during the Venice Film Festival this summer, Secret Location’s virtual reality (VR) adaption of famed author Philip K. Dick’s The Great C, is now ready for worldwide consumption, launching for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive today. The Great C transports viewers into a post-apocalyptic landscape where humanity’s remnants are ruled over by an…

Experience New York Comic Con in VR With Wundervu and SyFy Wire

It’s not always easy visiting big events which is why Pixvana’s XR production studio, WunderVu, has extended its partnership with NBC Universal to showcase this weeks New York Comic Con in virtual reality (VR) via a series of episodes for SYFY WIRE. The content WunderVu is planning on creating will allow guests to explore the floor of the New…

Artie’s Adventure Brings AI-Powered Characters to Google Daydream

During the Google I/O conference earlier this year the company wowed the audience with a demonstration of its natural language processing technology in conjunction with AI, allowing a users phone to talk and make reservations or change an appointment. Today, Los Angeles-based Artie, a company specialising in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) has…

Exit Reality and Neurogaming Developer Location-Based VR Gaming Solution X Arc

Thanks to the advancements made in the location-based entertainment (LBE) industry for virtual reality (VR), the public have easier access than ever before to the latest immersive technology. Exit Reality, a specialist in LBR VR solutions has announced a new partnership with Neurogaming to launch a new multiplayer solution called X Arc. The LBE gaming…

VR Horror Film Kobold Coming to Viveport for Halloween

Aiming to blur the lines between cinematic film and interactive virtual reality (VR) experience, KOBOLD is a horror title from German team AnotherWorld VR, set to launch in time for Halloween on HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Having appeared at events like the Raindance Film Festival in London, UK, KOBOLD is designed as a trans-media experience. Before entering VR…

Owlchemy Labs Develop an AR Spectator Camera Called Mobile Spectator

Owlchemy Labs has been at the top of the virtual reality (VR) game ever since its first release way back in 2016, Job Simulator: The 2050 Archives. It’s been so popular that it tends to stay in the top 10 downloads for PlayStation VR, and most likely helped sway its purchase by Google last year. Being…

Zero Caliber VR’s Early Access Release Hits Next Month

Not to be confused with the other military style shooter Zero Killed coming this winter, XREAL Games’ Zero Caliber VR is now supposedly due to hit Steam Early Access next month. Those who like the look of the title will be able to download a demo version in the next few weeks. With a story set in the usual…

BANDAI NAMCO Unveils Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Collectors Edition

There’s only three months to go until BANDAI NAMCO launches its long awaited flying sequel Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown for Xbox One, PC and PlayStation 4 with PlayStation VR support. The studio has now revealed further details for its upcoming Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Collectors Edition. BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe has confirmed that the Collector’s Edition (uniquely…

Journey to the Moon With the First Man VR Experience

You’ve been to Mars thanks to movie tie-in The Martian: VR Experience so it makes sense that a film about the moon might get a virtual reality (VR) addition as well. Ryan Gosling’s latest feature First Man is due to hit cinemas next week, and for US fans certain AMC cinema’s the First Man: VR Experience to lucky guests. Following the…

Downward Spiral: Horus Station to get a Physical Release in November

Last month saw 3rd Eye Studios launch its virtual reality (VR) sci-fi thriller Downward Spiral: Horus Station for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR. Today the studio has announced a partnership with Perp Games to bring the title to retail stores, starting in November with Europe followed by North America in the near future. Offering a core single-player adventure…

Occult 3D Novel The Midnight Sanctuary Out Today, PlayStation VR and SteamVR Support Still to Come

Today, Sony publishing label UNTIES and developer CAVYHOUSE have launched their occult suspense 3D novel The Midnight Sanctuary for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Steam. The title will also get virtual reality (VR) support for PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive in the near future. A Japanese supernatural horror tale set in a village long-segregated for its religious beliefs, The Midnight Sanctuary features a…

Preview: BARDO – You Need to Love Archery

If there’s one first-person weapon that’s going to give you a workout then it’s the bow. While this ranged weapon is no match for a trusty gun, it’s become prevalent in virtual reality (VR) titles due to its ability to immerse players in the moment whilst giving them something more to do than pull a…

Pre-registration Opens for AR Title Ghostbusters World

If you’re not one for catching cute Pokémon in Pokémon Go or fighting the undead in The Walking Dead: Our World, then maybe Ghostbusters World is more your thing. Another augmented reality (AR) title where you can walk the streets of where you live, this time hunting for spectral entities, Ghostbusters World is due to launch by the end of the…

Get Ready for Halloween With the WITHIN Fright Fest Collection

It’s the start of one of VRFocus’ favourite times of year when virtual reality (VR) companies start releasing an influx of scary content for horror fans. Immersive content creation and distribution specialist WITHIN is providing a month long series of scary experiences starting today, with new additions being added every Wednesday until Halloween. WITHIN will…

Bring on the Sci-fi Cuteness With Some Astro Bot Rescue Mission Gameplay

This week saw the long awaited release of Sony Japan Studios virtual reality (VR) platformer Astro Bot Rescue Mission. Featuring the lovable robot character which first made its appearance in PlayStation VR Worlds, the adorable character now gets its own fully realised adventure and what any experience it is. So naturally VRFocus recorded some gameplay footage to show…

Catch Grammy Award-Winner Sheryl Crow’s Latest Performance on Endless Riff

For those who like to socialise in virtual reality (VR) while listening to music, Endless Riff is one of the few apps dedicated to providing such an experience. Recently, the app added Grammy Award-winner Sheryl Crow to its VR roster, with an intimate performance for 91.9 WFPK presented by Old Forester Distillery. Originally recorded on 22nd September,…

VR Training Specialist STRIVR Raises $16M to Fuel Expansion

Having begun as a sports training company using virtual reality (VR), STRIVR has gone from strength to strength to diversify into other training verticals. Today, the company has announced a $16 million USD round of financing led by GreatPoint Ventures (GPV) to further its expansion plans. “This is a critical time at STRIVR and we are beyond-excited about…

Be Afraid as the Launch Trailer for Home Sweet Home Appears

Its October so that means it’s essentially Halloween for the entire month when it comes to videogames, with plenty of spooktacular offerings soon to be released. For PlayStation VR there’s the chilling Home Sweet Home to look forward to, with developer Yggdrazil Group releasing a new trailer in preparation. The first in a series of terrifying first-person horror…

HaptX Gloves Development Kit Brings Touch Feedback to VR

When it comes to haptic feedback for virtual reality (VR) applications there’s a variety of avenues for companies to explore. Fairly popular is the vest route like the Woojer ryg, or slightly more unconventional is Ultrahaptics ultrasonic technology. Haptic gloves are another – if not more difficult – route, actually putting touch into play. Haptx…

Want to see DiRT Rally 2.0 in VR? Only if There’s Demand States Codemasters

There’s not that many awesome racing simulators for virtual reality (VR) headsets, with Gran Turismo Sport offering a watered down version of the main experience for PlayStation VR owners, or there’s Project CARS 2 for PC headsets. One of the best racing titles however is Codemasters 2016 release of DiRT Rally which received a full five stars in VRFocus’ review….

Experience the BBC’s Latest VR Film 1943 Berlin Blitz This Week

Earlier this summer the BBC revealed a couple of immersive virtual reality (VR) experiences it was working on Make Noise and 1943 Berlin Blitz. Today, the broadcasting corporation has announced that 1943 Berlin Blitz will be available this Thursday for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive owners. Originally premiering at Venice Film Festival, the film puts you in the shoes of Wynford…

Aesthetica Short Film Festival Introduces Screen School VR Lab for 2018

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) takes place in York every November, introducing guests to a wonderful raft of new and exciting content. 2018 will be slightly different with the organisers introducing feature films for the first time in the competition as well as opening the Screen School VR Lab in partnership with the London College…

Preview: Zero Killed – A Tactical Shooter That Means Business

There are several military style shooters available for virtual reality (VR) fans, with the likes of Onward already seeing inclusion in esports leagues. Polish indie studio Ignibit is looking to break into this market with its realistic first-person shooter (FPS), Zero Killed. Offering a wealth of loadout options, there’s reasonable variety in the gameplay, yet…

Dystopian FPS Experiment Gone Rogue to Begin Third Round of Beta Testing

Bulgarian indie developer Repulse Game Studio has revealed that its upcoming virtual reality (VR) first-person shooter (FPS) Experiment Gone Rogue – previously called 10 Cupcakes – will be entering its third round of closed beta testing, and users can apply now. Just like the previous betas, Repulse Game Studio will be giving free keys to access the beta on the…

Cybershoes Completes Funding Goal in 2 Hours

Yesterday VRFocus reported on haptic vest company Woojer easily achieving its Kickstarter goal in a few hours, and now Cybershoes has done the same. The crowd-funding campaign only started this afternoon and within a couple of hours had sailed past its €30,000 EUR goal. Having taken demo units to Tokyo Game Show (TGS), Gamescom and…

Review: In Death

Thankfully endless wave shooters for virtual reality (VR) headsets are much less common nowadays, supplanted by far more ingenious first-person shooters (FPS) that make for a much more interesting adventure. Some of these titles try to appeal to a wide audience through gentle difficulty curves, role-playing game (RPG) elements like upgrades and gameplay driven narratives….

Fantasy Adventure The Witching Tower VR Delayed

Daily Magic Productions dark fantasy adventure for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, The Witching Tower VR was due to launch in a couple of days but that’s now been suspended. Not for too long however, with the studio confirming a new date towards the end of the month. This story driven, magical experience takes place in…

Review: Twilight Path

Of late there’s been some decent puzzle-driven adventures arrive for virtual reality (VR) headsets, with the likes of Torn and Blind both offering their own unique mechanics and interwoven narratives. Fans of this genre may well remember FORM by Charm Games – one of VRFocus’ Best HTC Vive Games of 2017 – a surreal, sci-fi…