Gungrave VR Getting Physical ‘Loaded Coffin Edition’

Ever since its announcement back in April last year, we at VRFocus have been particularly interested in any news that might concern Gungrave VR. Finally confirmed to be coming West back in May, the fast-paced virtual reality (VR) shooter by IGGYMOB, Marvelous Entertainment and their “independent-minded” publishing team XSEED Games, Gungrave VR sees a return to…

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…

Skydance Interactive Unveils The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Coming in 2019

While OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead has yet to see the light of day, fans of the TV series still have plenty of immersive videogames to choose from. After the launch of augmented reality (AR) title The Walking Dead: Our World for iOS and Android devices last week, this week has seen Skydance Interactive unveiled virtual reality (VR) title The…

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…

‘Marvel Powers United VR’ to Feature Avenger Villains Madame Hydra & Scientist Supreme

Oculus and Sanzaru Games today announced two more villains coming to MARVEL Powers United VR, the superhero co-op battle Rift game which is slated to launch July 26th. Both villainous foes to the Avengers, the companies today revealed that Madame Hydra (aka ‘Viper’) and Scientist Supreme are coming to the game. First revealed at Disney D23 fan expo last summer, Marvel Powers United…

Archangel: Hellfire Review – The Best VR Mech Combat Game Yet

Piloting a giant mech has been a fantasy for sci-fi lovers around the world for decades. From popular anime like Gundam and TV shows such as Power Rangers, to modern interpretations in Pacific Rim and more, we’ve become accustomed to seeing giant robots marvelously realized in our favorite works of fiction. And while Archangel: Hellfire…

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…

A Look Inside Consumer Perceptions of Oculus Go

More than just the latest in a long line of niche gadgets, Oculus Go represents the linchpin of Facebook’s lofty goal of putting one billion people into virtual reality. Built with the new or casual user in mind, the device’s non-intimidating tether-free design and Snapdragon 821 mobile processor (which will be two years old in…

SIGGRAPH 2018 Reveal Lineup For Electronic Theater Showcase

Inter-disciplinary educational and technology event that showcases the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques has announced the full lineup for their Computer Animation Festival Electronic and Virtual Reality (VR) Theaters. The SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival is known for continuously pushing the boundaries of computer-generated storytelling in film, videogames, visual effects, and more. Thanks to…

Hotel Transylvania 3 Receives Augmented Playground Experience

Biba partners with Sony Picture Animation to bring Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation to smart playgrounds across the US. Since its founding in 2014, the folks over at Biba Ventures has dedicated themselves towards integrating AR games and mobile apps into interactive playgrounds across the United States. Using their smartphones, parents can scan specialized access points…

David Bowie Retrospective to Land on VR & AR Devices This Fall

Sony will soon release an AR and VR adaptation of the late, great David Bowie’s commemorative museum retrospective ‘David Bowie is’. Featured first at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London, ‘David Bowie is’ attracted over 2 million visitors across the 12 cities where it was presented. The exhibit detailed the late David Bowie’s creative processes,…

Experiencing The Thrill Of Being A Spy In Defector

Developer Twisted Pixel announced earlier this year that they would be working once again on an Oculus Rift exclusive, following their virtual reality (VR) title Wilson’s Heart, in the form of Defector. The title is a no holds bar action adventure title that sees players step into the spy life to go on a grand…

Beat Saber to Feature PlayStation VR Exclusive Features

If there’s one virtual reality (VR) videogame that has caught the imagination of HTC Vive and Oculus Rift players at the moment then it’s Beat Games (previously Hyberbolic Magnetism) Beat Saber. Having launched in Early Access on Steam and Oculus Store, the studio confirmed last month that PlayStation VR would be getting its own version. Now it…

Showpad Releases AR Feature To Help Make Sales Pitches More Immersive

Augmented reality (AR) continues to be a rapidly expanding industry and is becoming more common place with each day. Recently, Showpad have launched a new AR feature for it’s iOS app that enables users to project 3D models onto a real-world environment, helping to improve sales and user-engagement. Showpad is designed to help sales people…

Edmunds Bring Their Can It Fit AR Feature To Android

Car-shopping experts Edmunds have announced the release of their Can It Fit augmented reality (AR) app for Android. This app allows users to visualize how different vehicles will fit in their garage, parking space and driveways before buying their selected vehicle. The app was released for iOS back in September of last year allowing users…

Krikey Teams Up With Van Leeuwen To Release New Ice Cream-Themed AR Experience

Augmented reality (AR) social gaming app Krikey has team up with Van Leeuwen Ice Cream to celebration their ten year anniversary and Nation Ice Cream month to create a new ice cream-themed AR mobile gaming experience. The experience features Van Leeuwen’s ten anniversary limited edition flavors and fan favourites to not only promote the brand but…

The VR Job Hub: The World Cup Is Ending But The Jobs Are Not

Even with the FIFA World Cup coming to a close soon it does not mean that the number of exciting opportunities in the immersive industry have slowed down. In this week’s entry of The VR Job Hub there are a number of positions available around the world in fields such as programming, art, design, and many more….

New Screenshots Released For Naked Sun

Earlier this week UK-based developer Door Z revealed what they have been working on in the form of Naked Sun, a virtual reality (VR) first-person shooter (FPS) that is set in a rather colourful future. With humanity on the brink as the machines rise up it is only a matter of time until everything falls….

Comedy Western Shooter Hopalong: The Badlands Gallops Towards PlayStation VR

Having launched on Steam for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift in late 2017, then coming to Viveport in February, From the Future’s Hopalong: The Badlands now has a release date for PlayStation VR. Hopalong: The Badlands is a fast-paced first-person shooter (FPS), where you ride around the wild west dispatching enemies from the Dynamite Gang. The twist in…

Major League Baseball to Crown First Virtual Champion

Back in April, Major League Baseball (MLB) launched a new virtual reality (VR) app called MLB Home Run Derby VR, which let baseball fans feel what it was like to step onto the diamond and play in virtual games. Now players will have a chance to claim a place in history as the first ever…

Beat Saber Arcade to be Officially Rolled Out for Location-Based Entertainment

Simple yet ludicrously addictive, Myperbolic Magnetism’s Beat Saber is still in Early Access yet enjoying phenomenal success on HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows Mixed Reality headsets. While players are still awaiting a level editor which the studio has previously mentioned, the team has made an unexpected announcement, that Beat Saber will be available for commercial licensing later…

Brie Larson Narrates Latest ‘Space Explorers’ VR Series

Episode two now available on the Oculus Store. Before Academy Award winning actress Brie Larson blasts off in Marvel’s upcoming Captain Marvel feature film, she’ll take us on a VR journey into how us Earthlings are exploring and colonizing space. Narrated by Larson, Space Explorers: Taking Flight is the second episode in a multi-part VR…