Secret Location Set To Release Two New Products For VUSR Platform This Summer

Leading virtual reality (VR) content creator and distributor for emerging platforms, Secret Location, have announced that they are launching two game changing products this coming summer which will take advance of location-based experiences (LBE). These products will expand Secret Location’s VUSR publishing platform and will be built to further support the growing LBE industry. The…

Archangel: Hellfire Livestream – Multiplayer VR Mech Combat

One of the dream VR games that thousands, or perhaps even millions, of people desperately want is a deep, intricate mech combat simulation. After years of pop culture building up the idea in our heads through things like MechWarrior, Gundam, Power Rangers, Pacific Rim, and so much more, the idea of piloting a super-powerful mech…

Massive Vive Focus System Update Adds Phone Calls & ‘Surroundings Mode’

A host of game-changing features could put HTC’s 6DoF headset at the top of the stand-alone food chain. Despite the fact it won’t be hitting consumers stateside until later this year, HTC’s answer to standalone VR, the Vive Focus, is already receiving a generous amount of updates and fixes for its strictly Chinese audience. Revealed…

Protect and Serve as Traffic Cop VR Announces Release Date

It’s the 1950s, the era of Grease and American Graffiti, where hot rodders rule the roads. To keep them under control and preserve the safety of the roads stands a single traffic cop, played by you in Traffic Cop VR. As you would expect, Traffic Cop VR puts you in the role of a member…

vTime’s Partnership With Jaunt, DTS and 2018 Plans

vTime is a free virtual reality (VR) social network that can be enjoyed on various different HMD’s. Create an avatar and enjoy social VR with others in various different environments from 360 film to virtual spaces such as a bar. VRFocus spoke to Julian Price the Chief Marketing Officer at vTime about their new partnerships…

VRFC Becomes Football Nation VR In Time For Russia World Cup

VRFC should never have worked. VR has no business tackling football (or, for our American/incorrect naming audience, soccer) until you can truly bring your feet into a match, right? But, against all odds, Cherry Pop Games’ latest does work; the moment you stick your arm out to drag your foot along and stop a ball…

Vive Focus System Update 2.0 Features Detailed Following HTC U12+ Reveal

Following the announcement of the HTC U12+, the new flagship smartphone handset from HTC with virtual reality (VR) integration and Vive Focus compatibility, new details on the Vive Focus System Update 2.0 have been released. This update allows for seamless integration between mobile and immersive device offering users an easier, more immersive VR experience. The…

HTC Reveals PC, Phone Streaming Features For Vive Focus

Today at the 2018 Vive Ecosystem Conference (VEC2018) HTC announced a slew of updates coming to the Vive platform, including the flagship PC Vive headset and mobile Vive Focus device. One of the largest limiting factors facing most mobile VR platforms, including the Vive Focus, is a lack of content. The Oculus Go has the…

The Forest VR Livestream: Survival On A Deadly Island

The Forest is one of Steam’s indie darlings that’s risen to popularity amidst the survival game craze. You’ve got to scavenge for supplies, build shelter, and find a way to survive on an island full of cannibalistic mutants. Sounds like a charming way to spend a Thursday afternoon. I’ve been saying for a long time…

GT Sport Discounted to £10.85/$13.99

Polyphony Digital’s Gran Turismo is one of the most popular racing videogame franchises of all time, and the PlayStation 4 edition of the series, GT Sport, proved to be no different. Now however, 19 months after its debut, the videogame is available to purchase for some fantastically reduced prices, including one retailer offering more than…

Hands-On: Vacation Simulator For PSVR Retains Owlchemy’s Signature Charm

Vacation Simulator from Owlchemy Labs may look a lot like Job Simulator, but it packs a whole lot more than the studio’s first VR game. Designed as a direct successor to the comedic menial labor simulation experience, Vacation Simulator puts players in a wide range of stereotypical “relaxing” situations. At a recent pre-E3 preview event…

Why Media Molecule’s Dreams Could Be PSVR’s Most Important Game

I’ve been following Media Molecule’s Dreams with cautious optimism for three years now, not because I doubt the LittleBigPlanet developers’ ability to make a robust, accessible creation platform, but because I was worried the team wouldn’t realize the full potential of the app on PSVR. Creative platforms like Tilt Brush, Medium and Tvori make for…

Wanted Killer VR Shoots On To Steam Early Access

Playsnak has launched its second virtual reality (VR) title on Steam, coming back with a vengeance. Wanted Killer VR, announced last month, is now available as an Early Access title, compatible with the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows Mixed Reality head-mounted displays (HMDs). From Berlin-based developer Playsnak, Wanted Killer VR throws the player into…

‘Red Matter’ Review – Adventure, Intrigue & a Retrofuture Cold War in Space

Red Matter is a first-person puzzle adventure set in a strange and mysterious alternate universe, which takes old Cold War rivalries and teases them out to an interesting logical conclusion: space bases, astronaut espionage and a healthy dose of intrigue as you, a member of the Atlantic Union, infiltrate the off-planet test facility of the Soviet-sounding…

Zone of The Enders 2’s VR Support Is As Confusing As It Is Thrilling

VR has a welcome habit of resurrecting the most unexpected of franchises. Gungrave is ending its 16-year hiatus later in 2018, for example, and even Double Fine’s dormant Psychonauts series found a new home inside PSVR. Perhaps even more surprising than these two, though, is the return of the Konami’s Zone of the Enders: The…

Former Rift Exclusive Paper Valley Heads To Steam With Price Drop

VITEI Backroom’s idyllic VR adventure, Paper Valley, launched earlier this year as an Oculus Rift exclusive, but it’s soon to soar to another platform. Paper Valley will be coming to SteamVR on June 6th with support for both Rift and the HTC Vive, the studio confirmed today. The Steam listing for the game has just…

VR Co-op Shooter ‘Gunheart’ to Head Out of Early Access Next Month

Gunheart, the VR co-op shooter from Drifter Entertainment, has been in Early Access for almost a year, and now the studio says the alien bug-exploding game is getting an official street date for its full release: June 4th, including support for desktop PC, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows “Mixed Reality” VR headsets. Drifter, which was…

MIT Researchers Test Autonomous Drones Using VR Training Grounds

Researchers at MIT are using VR to train autonomous drones in safer, less expensive environments. Commercial drone use has skyrocketed over the last four years. Breakthroughs in unmanned aircraft technology have lowered the prices of key components to the point that filmmakers, researchers, even casual hobbyists have been able to join the fray, resulting in…

Examine The International Space Station In ABC’s Tie-In Augmented Reality App

Attentive VRFocus readers will have noticed that there’s been an awful lot of immersive technology stories emanating out of Australia over the last few weeks. The second such flurry of stories from the land down under we’ve seen this year. In April Unity announced their augmented reality (AR) ‘Center of Excellence’ for Australia. Earlier this month a…

Reality Clash Developer Diary – Part Seven

Welcome to the seventh edition of our ‘Developer Diaries’, in which we keep you informed on the progress of Reality Clash and provide updates from our developers. In this edition we wanted to share more information about the creation of the digital assets currently seen on the Reality Clash Armoury Store and Android App. As…

Sword Art Online’s New VR Game Is Not What We Wanted

It’s always hard to tell if new games set in Sword Art Online’s virtual reality universe are actually, y’know, VR games or just games set inside VR. This upcoming release looks like it’s the former, though it’s hardly the one we were hoping for. From the looks of it, Sword Art Online: Lovely Honey Days…