How to Install (and fix) ‘Beat Saber’ Custom Songs

If you’re a serious Beat Saber player, you probably installed the unofficial mod allowing for custom songs, and also probably realized that the v0.11.0 update this week made your custom songs disappear. If you didn’t already custom songs installed, you’ll definitely want to! This guide will show you how to install the unofficial Beat Saber custom songs…

Epic Games Are Bringing Unreal Engine To SIGGRAPH 2018

Videogame and software development studio Epic Games have announced that it will be attending the upcoming inter-disciplinary educational and technology event SIGGRAPH 2018. The event showcases the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques and is set to feature a number of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) titles and products. Epic Games will…

Hands-On: The Persistence Is A Tense, Sci-Fi VR Roguelike

Editor’s Note: This preview is from December 2017, but it has been republished today as a lead-in for the game’s launch on Tuesday, July 24th. Our full review will be live the night before on Monday, July 23rd at 9PM PT. Original: One of the biggest issues facing the VR market right now is that…

AR & VR are the Focus During South Korea’s Global Developers Forum 2018

South Korea, with it’s growing number of virtual reality (VR) arcades, is easily one of the leaders in the immersive industry embracing the unique entertainment properties of the technology. Currently the Global Developers Forum (GDF) 2018 is under way and VRFocus are in attendance to see what the conference and its many presentations and exhibitions…

Become a Navy Pilot in Flying Aces – Navy Pilot Simulator Out Now

Training to become a pilot is a long term goal that requires years of training and experience. Thanks to virtual reality (VR) and titles like Flying Aces – Navy Pilot Simulator the dream of being a navy pilot can become a reality all within the comfort of your own home. Flying Aces – Navy Pilot Simulator…

Why Farpoint’s Best Moments Don’t Involve A Gun

It took me a little time, but last week I finally took the internet’s cruelly-delivered advice, manned up, and shot my way through Farpoint. There was some screaming, some jumping and some “lalalala I’m not really here”-ing, but by god I got there. By the time all the spider-slaying and pants-changing was done though, I…

VR for Training Orthopaedic Surgeons

Virtual reality (VR) in both training and healthcare areas has been seeing a surge in growth as an increasing number of companies and providers adopt the technology. One of those has been the Johnson & Johnson Institute, which recently launched a VR training program to help prepare orthopaedic surgeons and nurses for some common procedures….

The Persistence Developers Talk Sci-Fi, Mutants and Gameplay

Sci-fi horror The Persistence will soon be emerging onto the PlayStation VR, with its release date due on 24th July, 2018. The team behind the title have taken inspiration from a variety of sources for the creation of the title, and spoke about influences, gameplay and virtual reality (VR). Nina Salmons of VRFocus spoke to…

Spider-Man Won’t Swing In Marvel VR, Oculus Explains Why

Yesterday we finally got the news we’d been waiting for; Spider-Man will indeed be a playable character in Marvel: Powers United VR when it launches on Oculus Rift next week (along with several other fan-favorite characters like Wolverine). But those of you that watched the game’s launch trailer may have noticed some of Peter Parker’s most…

Spell-slinging PvP Gets New Character with Latest Update

Cortopia Studios, the developers behind the popular virtual reality (VR) title Wands have been far from stingy with rolling out new updates. Only last month the studio gave its player base access to some new locations, and now a new character is about to join the fray. Wands is a PvP-based title in which players…

Immotion Group Targets North American Sales With New Hire

While the industry is currently going through something of a quiet patch when it comes to virtual reality (VR) related news, that certainly doesn’t mean that nothing at all is happening. In fact, as we’ve seen recently a number of names within the immersive technology industry are taking the time to refocus on their goals…

Oculus Go Support Confirmed for Tokyo Chronos

Last week, Japanese virtual reality (VR) developer MyDearest and LA-based Sekai Project launched a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for a virtual reality (VR) novel videogame called Tokyo Chronos. Being made for PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, the development team have now confirmed support for Oculus Go. In an update on the campaign page Sekai Project state: “Just wanted to…

Modbox Dev Shows Why Valve’s Skeletal Input Is So Useful

A recent video posted by Lee Vermeulen, the developer behind Modbox, shows how useful Valve’s skeletal input can be for developers. For those unfamiliar, Modbox is a sandbox creation game that initially launched in early access back with the HTC Vive in April 2016. Players can create games in VR and share them with others….

Unreal Engine Gets Official Mixed Reality Video Support With Version 4.20

Developers working with the Unity toolset to build VR experiences have enjoyed solid support for mixed reality video capture for around two years now. A mixed reality video seamlessly merges two realities in real-time, so this means that many Unity-based VR games, starting with Job Simulator and Fantastic Contraption, include features that let enthusiastic players…

Unreal Engine 4.20 Released With Robust AR Support

After its usual process of releasing several previews, Epic Games has today launched the next version of its popular videogame engine, Unreal Engine 4.20, making it easier and more seamless for developers to build realistic characters and immersive environments across videogames, film and TV, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) and enterprise…

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Coming To VR In 2019 Via Archangel Dev

Now that Archangel: Hellfire is out (and is pretty good!), developer Skydance Interactive is ready to announce its next VR project: The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners We actually reported that Skydance had partnered with the company behind the massive zombie franchise, Skybound, last year, but the game was officially revealed for the first time…

Gorgeous VR Adventure Torn Releases Next Month

It looks like one of the best-looking VR games of 2018 will be with us in a few short weeks. Torn from Aspyr games just got a pre-order listing on the PlayStation Store, which itself states the game is launching on August 28th. We’ve reached out to the developer to confirm the date is accurate….

Review: Naked Sun

Thankfully the deluge of wave-based virtual reality (VR) shooters has begun to quieten down in recent months with developers realising that not only do players want more involvement, VR technology has the ability to offer greater gameplay options. This goes the same for on-rails first-person shooters (FPS) which do at least offer a modicum of…

Watch the Merc with a Mouth Take Down Bad Guys

As we’ve seen over the past couple of weeks, news about upcoming Oculus Rift exclusive Marvel Powers United VR is coming in thick and fast now as Marvel, Oculus and developers Sanzaru Games whip up hype in advance of the release. Just to get you even more excited, VRFocus presents some gameplay footage of that…

Evasion: The Story Behind Archiact’s Upcoming Sci-Fi Co-Op VR Shooter

Editor’s Note: This post was written by Evasion developer Archiact’s Lead Writer, Peter Boychuk, and is being published here as a guest developer blog. Evasion is a sci-fi bullet hell shooter for PlayStation VR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. If you haven’t already, check out the latest trailer for a glimpse into the pulse-pounding action…

Charming Puzzler GNOG now Supports HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

After launching colourful puzzle title GNOG for PlayStation VR just over a year ago developer KO_OP had planned on launching a PC version with HTC Vive and Oculus Rift support in November 2017. That didn’t occur for an undisclosed reason, but today that delay has come to an end. GNOG is a 3D puzzle game…

Sports Title Racket: Nx Leaving Early Access Today

A couple of months back VRFocus reported on indie developer One Hamsa announcing that its futuristic tennis title Racket: Nx would be fully launching in July 2018 having spent just over a year in Early Access. VRFocus can confirmed that will be happening today. Racket: Nx might be inspired by sports like tennis, the actual experience itself turns…