Experience The Extraordinary Life Of Nelson Mandela In VR

Celebrate the 100th birthday of one history’s most influential figures in this immersive VR experience for the Oculus Go. Philanthropist. Revolutionary. President. Very few individuals have managed to live a life as influential and accomplished as South Africa’s Nelson Mandela. Throughout his many years fighting against apartheid in South Africa, the legendary humanitarian has suffered…

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…

‘Mr. Mercedes’ VR Escape Room to Land on HTC Vive July 22nd

Mr. Mercedes, the AT&T Audience Network mystery thriller TV series based on the titular Stephen King novel, is getting a VR escape room soon. Dubbed Mr. Mercedes: Lair Escape, you step into the basement lair of one of the scariest killers from the mind of Stephen King, Brady Hartsfield (aka ‘Mr. Mercedes’). The VR escape room tosses you into…

Sky’s Whisper Is A Soothing VR Game That Gives You Wings

This VR game gives you wings, and I don’t mean in the Red bull sense; I mean it actually lets you fly like a bird. Sky’s Whisper is a soothing new VR experience from SkyDust Studios, which consists of Montreal-based artist Peter Tran and programmer Ylan Luu. In it, you use your respective motion controllers…

VR MMO OrbusVR Is Free On Rift This Weekend

Onward is going to have a little competition with its free weekend kicking off tomorrow. While Downpour Interactive’s online shooter is free to play on Rift and Vive via Steam for the next few days, it’s Orbus Online’s OrbusVR that’s getting a trial weekend on Oculus Home. The fun starts in just a few hours…

Play VR MMORPG ‘OrbusVR’ on Rift for Free This Weekend

OrbusVR, the MMORPG for PC VR headsets, is getting another free access weekend very soon. OrbusVR’s free weekend starts July 19th at 10AM PT (local time here) and goes through July 22nd at 12AM PT (local time here). As the result of a successful Kickstarter campaign, OrbusVR went into Early Access late last year to an overall positive effect….

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….

NeverBound Is A Gravity-Defying Shooter With Some Awesome Ideas

I’m starting to think the fastest way to making a compelling VR game is to play with gravity. Lone Echo used zero gravity traversal to create an immersive adventure and then Downward Spiral did the same with the ability to bring friends into the game. Enthusiast Games’ NeverBound might not be as revelatory as those…

NeverBound Is A Gravity-Defying Shooter With Some Awesome Ideas

I’m starting to think the fastest way to making a compelling VR game is to play with gravity. Lone Echo used zero gravity traversal to create an immersive adventure and then Downward Spiral did the same with the ability to bring friends into the game. Enthusiast Games’ NeverBound might not be as revelatory as those…

Transference Turns Out To Be A Terrifying Psychological Thriller

There’s nothing quite horror to showcase how involving and immersive virtual reality (VR) can really be, enveloping players in a world that purely wants to scare them. So naturally when VRFocus had the chance to play test Ubisoft and SpectreVision’s collaborative effort Transference, our video producer Nina was at the front of the queue to try the…

Hotel Transylvania VR Has More Than A Bit Of Beat Saber In It

Sony released another movie this month, which of course means there’s a tie-in VR experience to go with it. This time it’s the Hotel Transylvania series getting the headset treatment. Sony Pictures Virtual Reality today announced Hotel Transylvania Popstic, tying into the recent release of the third entry in the animated movie series. As the…

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….

Deal: Refurbished Acer VR Headset & Controllers for $150

While you can find steep deals on brand new Windows VR headsets, if you’re not afraid to buy refurbished you can get a rather phenomenal deal in the form of a factory recertified Acer VR headset and controllers for just $150. Spotted by Reddit user ‘nosfusion’, the deal can be found on Acer’s official US…

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…

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…

Archangel: Hellfire Brings Multiplayer Mech Warfare to HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

Last year Skydance Interactive entered the virtual reality (VR) industry with Archangel, a videogame promising giant mechs and epic battles. What was delivered was a story-driven on-rails shooter that while visually stunning didn’t offer players the versatility or freedom they craved. Today, that’s about to be put right with the Archangel: Hellfire update, adding multiplayer mech warfare to the…

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…

VR’s Biggest Players Back New ‘VirtualLink’ Connector for Next-gen Headsets

A consortium representing many of VR’s most prominent players—NVIDIA, AMD, Valve, Oculus, and Microsoft—have backed a new connector standard called VirtualLink which the companies say was “developed to meet the connectivity requirements of current and next-generation virtual reality (VR) headsets.” Today the newly christened consortium revealed VirtualLink, an “open industry standard” which is an “Alternate…