YouTuber Brings VR To Commodore 64

The VR64 retro virtual reality headset is as cool as it is totally unnecessary. Remember the Commodore 64 home computer? No? That makes sense. After all, the revolutionary device was released all the way back in 1982, a year some of you younger folks probably consider the stone age. However for many veteran gamers the…

ARise Is An AR Puzzle-Platformer For ARKit

Unlike VR, AR’s rise in relevance hasn’t largely been fuelled by gaming (save for the enormous success of Pokemon Go). That’s why we’re so interested to see the first games for Apple’s new ARKit. Arise is one of those games. This is the latest project from Climax Studios, the developer of VR games like Lola…

Pimax 8K Headset Smashes Past Funding Goal in Under 2 Hours

Current virtual reality (VR) headsets like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive certainly do a good job when it comes to immersing users in virtual worlds, but they are still first generation consumer headsets that can be improved upon. Yesterday, Pimax launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund its 8K resolution headset – and its little 5K…

The Virtual Reality Company Unveils AR app Follow Me Dragon

With the roll out of iOS 11 yesterday developers are beginning to release their augmented reality (AR) apps for Apple’s mobile devices. Today has already seen Climax Studios ARise launch and now The Virtual Reality Company has delved into the AR field with Follow Me Dragon. The experience features adorable dragons who dance, jump, pose for pictures,…

The University of London and Coursera Launch Five VR Courses

Initiatives like VR First have been promoting the expansion of virtual reality (VR) among universities for a while now, aiming to nurture the next generation of developers and creatives. Today, the University of London along with online education specialist Coursera have announced a series of courses called The Virtual Reality Specialisation. Developed by Dr Sylvia Pan and Dr…

My Country Is An ARKit-Powered City Building Game

The city builder genre of games have been popular for decades, starting out on PC primarily with the likes of Sim City and other similar games. Recently they’ve  found a bit of a resurgence on mobile devices and titles from Game Insight like Paradise Island are great examples of that fact. Today, the mobile game…

Kickstarter Campaign Nemesis VR Takes its Inspiration From Arcade Classics Like Asteroids

Looking to bring some of the classic arcade action to virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays (HMDs), British developer Fungun Ltd has launched a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for its frantic shooter, Nemesis VR. Player take control of a tiny space fighter with time-warping abilities, having to destroy waves of massive asteroids, squadrons of alien ships and much larger specialised tactical…

Nina is the Reason why Game Developers Make Horror Games Like Syndrome

Nina is not a big fan of VR horror videogames. This is self-evident if you’ve watched her try Paranormal Activity . If you are the type of person who enjoys horror videogames and like that scare factor of running around, helplessly trying to survive in the dark with barely any weapons or ammo. Then you’re in…

Immersion Chess VR Updates Brings Cross-Platform Gameplay to VR and Desktop

Virtual reality (VR) studio Immersion released its latest videogame Immersion Chess VR back in May, allowing gamers to play the classic board game in VR. Now the developer has released a new update bringing cross-platform compatibility to the title. Whether you’re playing Immersion Chess VR on HTC Vive, Oculus Rift or on desktop, you’ll now be able to…

Bethesda Will Be Offering VR Demos at VRDC

VRDC, the Virtual Reality Developers Conference will be happening soon in San Francisco. HTC Vive have their partner Pavilion ready for several demonstration of upcoming virtual reality (VR) titles, including several from Bethesda/id Software. VRDC will be one of the few places where a demo of Fallout 4 VR and DOOM VFR will be available…

Special Forces VR Reveals Steam Release Date

Upcoming tactical virtual reality (VR) shooter Special Forces VR has had the date of its release on Steam for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift confirmed. News on a date for the expected PlayStation VR release is still awaited. Developer VR Visio previously said that a closed beta for Special Forces VR would be taking place…

The Solus Project Brings VR Survival To PSVR Today

I’ve always thought that more VR games should have survival mechanics. The genre lends itself so well to the immersion afforded from the VR medium and the sense of isolation needed to really inspire survival instincts is unrivaled. Luckily a handful of titles like ARK: Survival Evolved and The Solus Project are holding the torch…

Uncover the Hidden World of Echo Grotto on HTC Vive This Week

A couple of weeks ago VRFocus reported on New Zealand-based indie videogame developer Gaugepunk Games announcing its second virtual reality (VR) title – the first was Frontier VR – a VR caving experience called Echo Grotto. Now the studio has confirmed the Steam release date for HTC Vive, Wednesday 20th September. Echo Grotto is a casual exploration experience that uses a cel-shaded…

Sci-Fi Adventure The Solus Project Comes to PlayStation VR

PlayStation VR owners looking for a big sci-fi adventure to get their teeth into are now able to download Teotl Studios and Grip Games’ single-player explorer The Solus Project. Having originally released last year on Steam for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, The Solus Project’s story unfolds on the planet Gliese-6143-C, where you play a survivor stranded on a…

VAQSO VR Scent Technology To Be Showcased in Square Enix Title

One of the major advantages of virtual reality (VR) experiences as opposed to other mediums is its ability to completely transport the user to another world. Tokyo-based start-up company VAQSO are hoping to deepen that immersion with the use of scent technology, which is due to be showcased at the Tokyo Game Show. VAQSO will…

The VR Society’s ‘On The Lot’ is Back—and Fully Augmented

‘On The Lot’ is back—and now featuring AR—October 13 and 14 at The Lot in West Hollywood. Last year, the inaugural VR On The Lot brought together major players from Hollywood, Silicon Valley, Europe, and China for a two-day exploration of the intersection between entertainment and technology. Organized by the VR Society, presented by AMD Studios,…

VR Society’s “On The Lot” Conference to Feature AR Seminars

Last year the VR Society held its inaugural ‘On The Lot’ virtual reality (VR) conference at Paramount Pictures Studios, in Los Angeles, California. Today the organisers have announced the second event will be moving to a new location and expanded with augmented reality (AR) sessions. This year’s conference adds an entire AR track featuring one…

VR Esports Tournament Comes to Brighton, UK

Esports is gradually taking off in the UK. Esports tournaments have been a fixture in Japan, Korea, the US and parts of Europe for a while, and are now popping up in the UK as well. Some events re even combining Esports with virtual reality (VR) as is the case for an upcoming tournament where…

Magical PvP Combat Comes To Oculus Rift

Indie developer Cortopia Studios initially released its magical battle arena Wands on the Samsung Gear VR over a year ago. Now with a revamp and several improvements, the title is almost ready to make its appearance on the Oculus Rift. The development team have taken the time to improve the title, improving graphical fidelity and…

Developer Brings Minecraft To AR With ARCore/ARKit

For years now Minecraft has been empowering millions of users by allowing them to create pretty much whatever they want in virtual worlds. But what if you could bring it into the real world? That’s exactly what South African developer Speak Geek is working on. Using Google’s new ARCore and Apple’s ARKit platforms, which enable…

Hidden Fortune Gets New Expansion and Price Drop

Hidden object puzzle title Hidden Fortune was released on to Samsung Gear VR back in March 2017. Now developers Archiact are releasing a new content expansion along with dropping the price. The new chapter is titled Shanty Seas, and continues the story of the young sorcerer who is trying to rescue their family. New content…

LG SteamVR Headsets Resurfaces At Korean VR Festival

We were beginning to wonder if we would see LG’s SteamVR headset again this year, but it’s just been spotted at a VR festival in Korea. The official Silicon Valley Virtual Reality Twitter account just posted a fresh image of the headset and its controllers as shown at the Korean VR Festival. Take a look…

VR Squash 2017 Confirms Release Date

As active virtual reality (VR) titles such as Sprint Vector and CCP Games’ Sparc have confirmed, there is demand for fast-moving action titles that require physical exertion in VR. Tapping into that market is VR Squash 2017, which has just announced its November release date. Created for the HTC Vive, VR Squash 2017 is designed…

XING: The Land Beyond Release Delayed

Virtual reality (VR) users have been eagerly awaiting puzzle adventure title XING: The Land Beyond since it was originally announced three years ago. Now it seems the wait might be slightly longer than expected, as the release has been put back by three days. XING: The Land Beyond was developed by independent developer White Lotus…

Twobit Odyssey Coming to Samsung Gear VR

Developer Squidbeam Games is working on a follow up to Samsung Gear VR Twobit, which was released last year. The upcoming title, Twobit Odyssey will be a puzzle-platform title that uses gaze controls. Squidbeam Games Founder Laurent Kermel is primarily known for his work as a visual effects artist on such big-budget films as Rogue…

The VR Job Hub: Fast Travel Games, AiSolve and Intel

The world can be complicated, and its hard to find your place in it. Its important to try new things, see where you fit in. With the virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) industries, change and development is happening all the time. Maybe some of the opportunities available below will be the one that’s…