Wands Fires On To Xiaomi Mi VR

In early 2018, Chinese technology company Xiaomi announced that it was working with Oculus to produce a version of the Oculus Go standalone virtual reality (VR) headset for the Chinese market, called the Xiaomi Mi VR. Now Cortopia Studios have announced that it is bringing its popular magic duelling VR title Wands to the Xiaomi…

Arizona Sunshine Giveaway Livestream: Zombies, Guns, And Blood

We decided it’s time things got a little bit spooky up in here since it’s October. For today’s livestream we’re cracking open Arizona Sunshine, the excellent VR zombie shooter from Vertigo Games and we’re setting out into the desert in co-op. I’ll be joined by my IRL brother-in-law as we fight off the zombie hordes…

Racket Fury: Table Tennis Review – Missing Important Features

VR is best used to replicate experiences we can’t actually have in the real world, whether it be climbing a treacherous mountain or piloting an X-Wing. Table tennis isn’t one of those experiences, but Racket Fury: Table Tennis does its best to make it one by throwing you against robotic masters in outer space. What…

PSVR Videos Can Be Improved, All Thanks To VR Porn?

The virtual realtiy (VR) porn streaming site SexLikeReal (SLR) – link NSFW, obviously – has discovered that the PS4 and PlayStation VR are actually capable of viewing far better quality VR videos than was previously believed. As the company’s David Chapman explains. Why the PSVR currently lags behind at VR video When it comes to VR videos,…

PSVR Videos Can Be Improved, All Thanks To VR Porn?

The virtual realtiy (VR) porn streaming site SexLikeReal (SLR) – link NSFW, obviously – has discovered that the PS4 and PlayStation VR are actually capable of viewing far better quality VR videos than was previously believed. As the company’s David Chapman explains. Why the PSVR currently lags behind at VR video When it comes to VR videos,…

Evasion Giveaway Livestream: Chaotic FPS Action

Today Evasion is finally out on PSVR and PC VR. This is a first-person shooter that’s part bullet-hell chaos in VR and all fast-paced frenetic action. It can be played in co-op with a buddy by your side or solo with one of four different classes. We’ll be playing Evasion on Rift with Touch. We will…

Secret Location’s Cinematic VR Epic ‘The Great C’ Now Available

Explore an apocalyptic wasteland to unravel a terrifying ancient mystery in this 37-minute sci-fi adventure. A post-apocalyptic landscape fraught with danger. An omnipotent supercomputer. A young woman with nothing to lose. This is The Great C, a cinematic VR science-fiction adventure bursting with hidden secrets, unfathomable danger, and plenty of jaw-dropping moments. Based on the…

Philip K. Dick-inspired VR Story ‘The Great C’ Brings Expert Cinematic Flair

Secret Location, developers behind Blasters of the Universe (2017), today launched a Philip K. Dick-inspired VR adaptation of The Great C, a sci-fi short story that follows a tribe of humans oppressed by an artificially intelligent overlord. The titular VR experience takes you to the ruins of a typical American city, now entirely depopulated with a…

VR Brings Philip K. Dick Story The Great C to Life Today

After making it public debut during the Venice Film Festival this summer, Secret Location’s virtual reality (VR) adaption of famed author Philip K. Dick’s The Great C, is now ready for worldwide consumption, launching for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive today. The Great C transports viewers into a post-apocalyptic landscape where humanity’s remnants are ruled over by an…

‘Evasion’ Review – Strafe, Shoot, Heal, Rinse & Repeat

Evasion is a first-person sci-fi shooter from indie AR/VR studio Archiact. With its co-op campaign missions, the game is decidedly aiming to capture a Halo-esque shooting experience along with massive numbers of enemies, something the studio has been couching as a bullet-hell genre shooter. While it’s a technically competent game that looks and feels well polished, some…

The Witching Hour Is At Hand In Holospark’s The Haunted Graveyard

As I was saying on VRFocus just the other day, it is only natural that as soon as October comes around that not only grizzly ghouls rise from their crypts but so do an army of undead-related virtual reality (VR) experiences. T’is the season to be spooky. It’s not just in the home where developers…

Crazy Machines VR Whirrs Into Life On PC VR Later This Month

You’d not think it but the Crazy Machines franchise has actually been around for 13 years. Originally released in October 2005 for PC and Mac, as well as on both the Nintendo DS and Wii. We’ve known that the creation crafting title that sees users manufacture elaborate machines in a Rube Goldberg style to perform…

VR vs. The Carmack Takeaways (Part 2)

You can always count on the post-Oculus Connect VR vs. to draw Oculus defenders out of the woodwork. Last year it was people having a go at my ‘anti-Oculus bias’ because I mentioned how Oculus didn’t achieve some targets and how I was saying how well Samsung did. This year it’s that I’ve never heard…

‘Star Wars: Project Porg’ AR “experiment” Announced for Magic Leap

ILMxLab, Lucasfilm’s immersive media group, today announced Star Wars: Project Porg, an augmented reality “experiment” built for Magic Leap. In the experience, players will interact with the big-eyed fuzzy creatures introduced in The Last Jedi, with some helpful guidance by C-3PO himself. Just ahead of this week’s Leap Con conference, ILMxLab has announced the Star Wars: Project Porg “experimental demo”…

HTC ‘Investigating’ Vive Wireless Adapter Heating Report

Over the weekend I saw on Twitter that Michael Jones, Founder of BrainFizz VR, a development studio working on a VR dating and matchmaking app called Electropop, posted that he received a burn on his scalp from using a new Vive Wireless Adapter for a standard HTC Vive. The burn resulted from spending an hour and…

Someone Is Making A Portal Clone In VR With A Level Editor

The fact that Valve hasn’t created official VR ports of Portal and Portal 2 is one of the greatest travesties of modern virtual reality technology. If any existing IP would be a perfect fit, it would be Portal. There is a Portal 2 mod called Portal Stories: VR that does a decent job of replicating…

Tobii Signs Agreement With VR Headset Manufacturer

Though eye-tracking is considered important for the next generation of virtual reality (VR) technology, as it allows for techniques such as foveated rendering to be incorporated, so far eye-tracking has not been included in most commercially available VR headsets. That might be about to change as Tobii, an eye-tracking company has signed an agreement with…

VR Shooter Zero Killed Now Available on Steam Early Access

Earlier this year the developers behind the virtual reality (VR) multiplayer shooter Zero Killed launched a closed beta in order to test the gameplay and gather feedback from the potential player base. Now that the Beta is completed, developers Ignibit have decided to release the title into Steam Early Access. All HTC Vive and Oculus…

Evasion Review: Redefining Bullet Hell Shooters With VR Chaos

Over two and a half years after the launch of consumer-grade VR headsets, my favorite thing to do in VR is still to stand side-by-side, with a friend, while fighting enemies. Whether it be a tactical military shooter like Firewall Zero Hour, a pirate-themed adventure in Rec Room, or a tense arcade-style bullet hell shooter…

The Virtual Arena: VR’s Bonanza for Commercial Entertainment (Part 1)

It seems that while consumer virtual reality (VR) sits at a crossroads, the digital out-of-home entertainment (DOE) sector has exploded with new developments – not one day seems to pass without major announcements, partnerships or acquisitions hits the wire. Industry specialist Kevin Williams of KWP, gives his unique perspective on the recent developments and offers…

Space Bullet Talk Virtual Mecha Mayhem In Vox Machinae

You have to go back quite a long way to find when VRFocus first reported on virtual reality (VR) videogame Vox Machinae, all the way back to February 2016 in fact. At the time we said it was perhaps the Oculus promoted title flying lowest under the radar while that October’s Oculus Connect 3 saw…

Experience The 1943 Berlin Blitz In VR

BBC’s VR experience takes you back to war-torn Berlin during the height of the WW2 blitz. The BBC’s 1943 Berlin Blitz experience, first previewed for selected audiences at the Venice Film Festival where it was very well received, is now available for the general public to download. “We have been overwhelmed by the response to…

Haptx Unveils Haptic Gloves So You Can Feel Things In VR

Haptx has been working on its haptic gloves — which give you a sense of touch in virtual reality — for a few years. Today, the company is launching its Haptx Gloves Development Kit, an industrial-grade product for advanced simulation in virtual reality. Haptx Gloves wants to empower professional VR users to develop simulations with realistic touch feedback…

This Week In VR Sport: NASCAR, Basketball and eSports

Every weekend VRFocus brings you a number of sports and eSports related virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) stories as part of This Week In VR Sport. This week, NASCAR have launched an AR experience to let fans enjoy some of the best moments from the NASCAR Playoffs, the Virtual Athletics League are planning more eSport tournaments and…

Stuxnet Documentary ‘Zero Days VR’ Wins an Emmy

The winner of the 39th annual Emmy Awards are in, and while nominated VR projects were few and far between this year, Zero Days VR nabbed the award for the category ‘Outstanding New Approaches: Documentary’. Produced by Scatter, a New York-based studio that creates immersive stories and AR/VR creativity tools, the film delves into the…