ZIKR: A Sufi Revival Heads To Sundance Film Festival

Today marks the start of the latest Sundance Film Festival, running until January 28th 2018.  While the festival itself continues to adapt with the times its role in shining a spotlight on some of the finest exponents of the craft that is story telling has not changed one iota. Of course something that has made increasing…

Microsoft Garage Launches Reality Room For Employees

The Garage Reality Room is a place where Microsoft employees and volunteers can learn, experiment, and hack on XR (Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality). Its goal is to be a platform to explore XR technology and encourage employees to develop and launch new and innovative ideas. 2017 was a busy year for Microsoft and Mixed…

How To Keep The VR Newbies

At the time of starting with VRFocus I was a relative newbie to the virtual reality (VR) world. I didn’t own a dedicated VR head-mounted display (HMD), though I had dabbled with mobile VR. I’m also old enough that I remember playing Dactyl Nightmare at the arcade back in the 90s on the old Virtuality machine….

My Life as an Adventurer: Day 3 in Skyrim VR

My journey to Bleak Falls Barrow was not without incident. Two rather angry giants took a disliking to me after I paid some interest in the contents of their treasure chest. A wholly unfair act of judgement with a punishment not fit for the supposed crime; a thwacking with their massive clubs. I decided to…

Facebook Launches Spaces For HTC Vive

Facebook’s social VR app Spaces is now available for HTC Vive. The app previously came to Vive unofficially through the Revive hack but this is official support from Facebook itself. Interestingly, however, the app is available as a direct download from Facebook’s website — bypassing Valve’s Steam store as part of its distribution. Rift and…

Something For The Weekend: Swords, Sorcery, Sport & Steam

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday consigned to oblivion for another year… or at least until we look at our bank statements at any rate… it’s back to our usual trip through the stores in Something for the Weekend. This week VRFocus is looking at Steam for anything playable on any of the supported head mounted displays…

DOOM VFR Trophies Now Listed for PlayStation VR

Two days. Yes indeed it’s just two days until Bethesda releases its second virtual reality (VR) to the world and it’s a big one, DOOM VFR. The iconic firs-person shooter (FPS) that every true gamer should have played at least one version of has had a VR makeover. And it’s not exclusive to one particular headset either,…

Virtual Reality Shopping Guide: 2017 Edition

At the end of 2017 there are virtual reality headsets available powered by technology from some of the world’s largest tech companies, including Microsoft, Facebook, Sony, and Google. Unlike the failed 3D TVs of just a few years ago, these VR headsets convince your eyes and ears that you’re actually seeing and hearing a fantastic…

Black Friday: HTC Vive Bundled With Audio Strap And Fallout For $600

Purchasing an HTC Vive from Nov. 24 through Nov. 27 will get buyers a room-scale Vive, the Deluxe Audio Strap accessory and copies of both Fallout 4 VR and Tilt Brush. The deal is priced around $600 and is available both online and retail locations where Vive is sold. Bundling the Deluxe Audio Strap for…

5 Tips To Help You Conquer The Galaxy In From Other Suns

From Other Suns is finally releasing to the public today! Developed by Gunfire Games for Oculus Rift with Touch, From Other Suns is a tense, cooperative, first-person action game set in a galaxy where a deadly alien species is bent on destroying the Earth. It’s up to you and your crew to get to the…

Out Of Ammo Shooting Towards PlayStation VR

Originally released on Steam for the HTC Vive by developer RocketWerkz, Out of Ammo is a popular virtual reality (VR) shooter that combines wave shooter elements with tower defence. The developers have now teamed with publisher Zen Studios to bring the title to the PlayStation VR. The main gameplay of Out Of Ammo is ‘Survival’…

Something for the Weekend: Lots of Weekend Treats for Mobile and PC Headsets

Last week’s Something for the Weekend was naturally geared around seasonal holiday Halloween, with plenty of frighteningly good deals on some scary videogames. If you’ve managed to not scare yourself away from virtual reality (VR) permanently then VRFocus has got a new roundup of deals to save yourself some cash. Circumpaint Compatibility: Samsung Gear VR…

VR Fantasy RPG Karnage Chronicles Gets New Trailer And Update

Battling zombies and soldiers in virtual reality (VR) is all well and good. There is, after all, plenty of opportunities to do both; and if you’re interested in slaying the former then there are a number of sales on at the moment where you can get a title to do just that. If you’re getting…

HP Microsoft Mixed Reality Headset & Controllers Unboxing Video

Holiday season is almost upon us and fthose of you who have want to purchase a Christmas gift may be considering of buying one of Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Headsets. If you need a quick run-down of the latest mixed reality (MR) headsets available from Microsoft, check out VRFocus’s rundown here. Since then, Microsoft announced a…

Where Are The VR MMOs?

In last week’s excellent VR Vs Article, our own Kevin Eva made an observation that has been on the mind of many virtual reality (VR) users. Where are all the MMO titles for VR? The idea of the immersive VR MMORPG has been a mainstay of fictional representations of VR, from Ready Player One to…

Something for the Weekend: Steam Discounts Galore

Outside of Steams massive winter and summer sales regular users will know that there’s usually a bargain or discount to be found with a brief amount of detective work. Luckily for you VRFocus has done the legwork to bring you a bunch of new deals available through the platform, covering a wide range of genres…

Camouflaj Announce First VR Title for Gear VR République VR

Today Oculus Connect has returned for its fourth annual showcase, with event attendees able to get their hands on some of the latest titles and listen to talks covering future ideas and advancements in virtual reality (VR). Of course the main showpiece is the keynote speech which opens proceedings, and there’s been plenty going on…

With a Town on Fire Become the Hero This December in Paperville Panic

Due for release this winter is an action-adventure title where players have to save a town on fire, not just any fire but its very first fire, as this town is made of paper, and the vidoegame is Paperville Panic. Created by Australian studio Ultimerse, Paperville Panic is a tongue-in-cheek look into the world of firefighting where you play…

Preview: OVERTURN – Glorious Anime VR Mayhem

You may have heard of indie developer Studio HG before, with its first virtual reality (VR) title Smashing the Battle, a top down hack n slash adventure where players control one of two female characters as they try to escape a massive robotics factory. Well sticking to the same universe is follow-up OVERTURN, keeping its…

Archiact and E McNeill Roll Out “VR Optional” Update for Darknet on PlayStation 4

In March publisher Archiact and developer E McNeill released strategy/puzzle title Darknet for PlayStation VR. Now they’ve expanded support so the PlayStation 4 owners who don’t have the headset can still play the award-winning videogame. The “VR Optional” update not only means regular PlayStation 4 players get to play as an elite hacker, those with PlayStation VR can now…

Preview: Eternity Warriors – Bringing Hack n Slash Gameplay to VR

Vanimals Games is well known for its arcade hack n slash series Eternity Warriors which has seen several iterations released on mobile devices over the last six years. So now the developer has turned its attention to virtual reality (VR) bringing that same universe to HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, giving players a chance to…

Oasis Games To Preview Light Tracer at Gamescom and PAX

Whilst most developers and publishers are focussing on Gamescom, Chinese videogame publisher Oasis Games is planning further ahead and has announced it will be bringing three of its upcoming titles to PAX West and Gamescom, including PlayStation VR title Light Tracer. Light Tracer is a puzzle-platform adventure on the PlayStation VR in which the player…

Developer Plays Oculus And Steam Games With Valve’s Knuckles Controllers

Valve is developing a pair of more immersive hand controllers currently called “Knuckles” that promise to offer more precise finger tracking and grasping sensations in VR. Though the controllers are still in a prototype phase and likely to change, Valve released early versions to developers over the last few months and interest is high to…