The VR Job Hub: Facebook, Oculus, RYOT And Even Apple Are Hiring

The weekend is here, the sun is out and it is a great time to see what new opportunities await within the immersive media industries and find that dream job. As always, VRFocus are here to help you out with another entry of The VR Job Hub. Every weekend VRFocus gathers together a number open position from across the virtual reality…

Steam’s VR Spring Sale Is On Now: Every Featured Game Covered

Editorial credit: Casimiro PT / Shutterstock.com It’s April, the weather is actually starting to show it and Steam have unveiled a major sale for VR titles. It has set it up in an odd way this time, with a number of “Featured” games as well as showcasing a number of other titles which are surprisingly…

How VR Can Revive Dead Videogame Genres

As time passes, tastes change. Technology moves on, the audiences grows up, the market becomes saturated, or there’s just that one awful, unforgivable title that kills the entire genre stone dead. Everything comes in cycles, however, and perhaps there is now life to be found on the videogame graveyard thanks to the power of virtual…

Enjoying a Sun-kissed Afternoon With Owlchemy Labs’ Vacation Simulator

One of the most eagerly awaited titles of 2018 to appear at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2018 was Owlchemy Labs’ Job Simulator – The 2050 Archives sequel Vacation Simulator. VRFocus got to demo the experience on the Oculus booth using Oculus Rift and Touch, plus a quick catch up with the studios’ CEO Alex Schwartz to learn more about…

‘Moss’ Boasts Perfect Rating on PlayStation Store, Tops PSVR Charts

Launched in February as a PSVR exclusive, Polyarc’s Moss has enjoyed a broadly positive reception and has managed to maintain a perfect five star rating after more than 550 player reviews on the PlayStation Store. Having jumped into February’s Top 10 PSVR downloads after being released for just two days (on February 27th), Moss has now leapt…

Lightstream Racer Accelerates On To iOS

If you ever played with Micro Machines or Hot Wheels toys, you may have spent some time crafting an intricate racing course for them around your bedroom, living room or kitchen. This experience is recreated in augmented reality (AR) with new ARKit-powered experience Lightstream Racer. Created by developer Virtual Arts, Lightstream Racer uses a smartphone…

They Suspect Nothing Is The Perfect Introduction To Oculus Go

Oculus Go was made to be simple. Facebook’s first standalone headset doesn’t require a high-end PC, nor room for external trackers or space to walk around in. It wants to bring in millions of newcomers with an affordable price and a pickup and play interface. But the many hundreds of hours Oculus has no doubt…

Covering Jamiroquai’s ‘Virtual Insanity’ in VR

What happens when you can record yourself in VR creating beats from game sounds and musical notes from apps like Soundstage VR? You make a cover song for Jamiroquai’s “Virtual Insanity” and turn it into one sweet music video of course. Musician Chase Holfelder created a cover for “Virtual Insanity” using only instruments and sounds…

The VR Job Hub: Producers, Engineers, Programmers And Animators Needed

Another weekend and another chance to find yourself a new opportunities within the immersive media industries. As always VRFocus are here to help you out, with another entry of The VR Job Hub. Every weekend VRFocus gathers together a number open position from across the virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) industry, in locations around the…

Felix & Paul Studios Expanding Thanks To Government Grant

Felix & Paul Studios, pioneers in cinematic virtual reality (VR) experiences have been awarded $350,000 (CAD) in financial assistance by the Government of Canada to aid the company is expanding its business. The move is part of the Government of Canada’s plan to help innovative enterprises perform and market their products internationally which in turn…

The Biggest PSVR Releases Of The Week 04/08/18

Still playing WipEout VR? Yeah, good call, but if you don’t have a Rift or Vive then there’s one big release you probably have been missing out on until now that could pull you away and it features a mad scientist + his grandson going on crazy adventures. If you missed last week’s releases,…

Skyrim VR Livestream: Zelda Mod Relics Of Hyrule Showcase

The day that Nintendo embraces VR and lets us embark on immersive adventures in Hyrule will likely be the day I quit my job, leave my family, and figure out a way to live entirely inside the digitized halls of the Temple of Time. But that day is probably pretty far off so in the…

Review: Zombie Grenades Practice

Zombies are so prevalent in videogames it’s highly likely that every gamer in the world has at some point come across them. The majority of these tend to fall into the first-person shooter (FPS) genre, running around with pistols, shotguns, swords and other weaponry trying to save the human race from being lunch. On the…

Wave Shooter Gets Upgraded With Zombie Grenades Practice

Since the start of the modern era of virtual reality (VR) the wave shooter has been a staple of VR videogame libraries, often serving as a way for new developers to learn how to work with VR. More recently there has been criticism of oversaturation of the genre, to which one developer has responded by…

Moss is PlayStation VR’s Number One Title for March

One of PlayStation VR’s most eagerly anticipated videogames of 2018 launched right at the end of February. Polyarc’s Moss  is a puzzle adventure featuring a cute little mouse named Quill and today Sony Interactive Entertainment America (SIEA) has released the top downloaded titles for March 2018, with Moss taking the top spot. First announced during the Electronic Entertainment…

VR Horror Mystery ‘Dead Secret’ to Arrive on PSVR April 24th

Studios Frame Interactive and Robot Invader today announced Dead Secret (2015), the Gear VR title that later landed on PC VR headsets, is finally making its way to PSVR. Coming to PSVR April 24th, the horror-mystery adventure puts you in the shoes of a 1960’s era reporter looking for your next big story. You’ll unravel the threads…

Moss Triumphs, Ark Park Absent In March PS Store Charts

March’s PlayStation Store Charts are in, and Polyarc’s Moss continues to impress. Whereas the PSVR platformer came in strong in February’s charts after just a few days on sale, the March results see Quill climb to the top of both the US and EU lists. We guess the game’s positive reception helped carry it through…

Flight School Studio Talks Designing Survival and Sarcastic Crabs

The struggle to survive on a deserted island is a classic set-up in fiction, including famous examples such as Swiss Family Robinson and Castaway. Developer Flight School Studio are putting a humorous twist on the idea with Island Time VR. Island Time VR is a survival/crafting title that strands you an a desert island with…

Microsoft Reveal Images Of HoloLens Prototype

Microsoft have revealed the story behind the creation of the HoloLens, their mixed reality (MR) head-mounted display (HMD) in a new blog post which reveals a number of prototype images. The blog post goes into great details about the process that lead to the creation of the Microsoft HoloLens including a number of qoutres from…

The VR Job Hub: Senior And Junior Positions

If you are looking to find yourself a new job in the world of immersive technology then allow VRFocus to help you out, with another entry of The VR Job Hub. Every weekend VRFocus gathers together a number open position from across the virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) industry, in locations around the globe,…

Geek & Sundry Debuts Weekly VR180 Board Game Series

One of biggest indie geek culture providers on YouTube brings their colorful cast of personalities to VR. If you’re a fan of board games, Dungeons & Dragons or just niche geek culture in general, then odds are you’ve heard of Geek & Sundry. At 1.7 million subscribers, the digital entertainment company is responsible for some…

Beat Saber Launches May 1 On Rift and Vive

An incredible mixed reality video by LIV just revealed a May 1 launch date for music rhythm VR game Beat Saber. The video does a great job capturing what to expect from this game, which carefully syncs up sword slices to music. Some other VR music rhythm games have already been released, but the developers…

Play Five New Titles At Oculus Game Days In Boston Today

Oculus have announced that today during PAX East 2018 they will be showing off a selection of titles that include five new Oculus Rift titles as part of an Oculus Game Days in Boston. Though at the show Oculus are showing a wide range of titles from AAA developers to independent developers, all push the…

Blind Is A VR Thriller About A Sightless Woman For Rift, Vive, And OSVR

VR has the magical power to put people directly in someone else’s shoes. When wearing a VR headset you can not only see what experiences are like from someone else’s point of view, but you can really feel and experience them as well. For a primarily visual medium then, you’d think it’d be difficult to convey blindness…

Preview: Time Carnage – Smashing the Space/Time Continuum

There are a limited number of settings for a given work of fiction. Old West, Prehistoric times, post apocalyptic future, medieval Europe and so on. One way to mix things up a bit is to introduce time travel, which is what developer Wales Interactive have done with Time Carnage. Time Carnage pulls that player through…

Two Years On: HTC Vive – Videogames

As previously mentioned, the HTC Vive had something of an advantage upon launch, with its room-scale tacking and motion controllers. However, we all know that great hardware is only half the story. To become a success, the HTC vive needed great software as well. Early adopters of the HTC Vive were lucky enough to get…

U.S. Army Begins Using AR to Locate Mines on the Battlefield

New technology from Army Research lets technicians “see” buried explosives using AR headsets. Being in the military is a tough enough job as is, but I can only imagine the amount of stress the soldiers of the Army EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) unit go through on a day-to-day basis. Experts in the field of technical…

Jousting Time Gives You A Lance In A Colorful Medieval Kingdom

One of my favorite movies is A Knight’s Tale, a highly underrated story about a medieval peasant who cons his way to knighthood winning jousting competitions against the kingdom’s most prolific knights. It stars Heath Ledger and was my first real introduction to the actor while growing up. Now if you took that concept, made…