VR Trends To Be Excited For In 2018

Despite the apparent burst of the virtual reality (VR) hype-bubble, we’ve learned a lot about the technology’s capabilities and limitations throughout the past couple years. We learned that hardcore PC players just aren’t jumping on the technology as much as people had hoped. Steam’s own statistics shows less than 0.3% of all users owning or…

Price and Date Detailed for Dell Retail Partnership With META

As is usually the case the week of CES is a flurry of tech information, some news bigger than others. During Dell’s CES 2018 press conference it revealed a retail partnership with HTC Vive, then quietly unveiled a secondary deal with augmented reality (AR) company META to sell its META 2 headset. Today, Dell has…

Melita Creator Future Lighthouse Shutting Down

Creative VR studio Future Lighthouse is set to close its doors nearly three years after its launch. Lighthouse, which was dedicated to pushing the boundaries of VR storytelling (and wrote about its work on Upload late last year), worked on 18 VR productions over the past few years. That includes Melita, a stunning animated story…

CES 2018 Hands-On: Black Box VR Gave Me A Real Workout

I’m a chubby guy. I’ve been chubby ever since middle school and I don’t really have much of an excuse other than typical laziness, poor eating habits, and a lack of exercise. There are millions of people like me out there: people with the means and access to lose weight and be healthy, but a…

The VR Job Hub: Creation, Education And Much More

Well that was certainly a week, wasn’t it?  The first major event of 2018, as always in the form of the International Consumer Electronics Show (a.k.a CES) ,is over and we can cross it off our list for another twelve months.  Time does certainly fly.  If you’re not paying enough attention the entirety of Spring…

Something for the Weekend: Ten Best PlayStation VR Discounts

It’s the weekend, and you want to spend some time plugged deep into your PlayStation VR head-mounted display (HMD) and enjoy some virtual reality (VR) gaming, right? Right, so we’ve collected a bunch of interesting VR videogames and experiences that you can enjoy right now at a discounted price. Just take a look below and…

Get Ready for Out of Ammo on PSVR with These Screenshots

PlayStation VR owners looking for a new war-gaming experience will be happy to know that Out of Ammo is on it’s way to PlayStation VR, and it’s looking pretty good in these new screenshots. The virtual reality (VR) videogame is being brought to PlayStation VR head-mounted displays (HMDs) by Zen Studios, and they’re launching the…

CES 2018: Hands-On With The 6DOF Standalone Pico Neo Headset

Companies like Facebook’s Oculus, HTC, and Sony pioneered the realm of powerful consumer-facing VR in 2016 with the launches of the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR (PSVR) respectively. But the one thing that all of these headsets have in common is that they’re connected to a machine such as a PC or PS4…

Oculus’ PAX South Pin Pays Tribute To Original Logo

Heading to PAX South in San Antonio this weekend? If you’re an Oculus fan, there’s a pin you should be on the lookout for. This exclusive collectible will be given out to attendees that visit the Oculus booth at the VR Village this weekend. While the top of the pin features the sleek current logo,…

CES 2018: Hands-On With The Ultrawide Pimax 8K VR Headset

Other than the move towards wireless VR and an obsession with developing groundbreaking new haptic technologies, the biggest trend at CES this year for virtual reality was a focus on improved resolutions for HMD displays. From the Vive Pro’s purported “3K” combined resolution and the crisp, clear quality of Samsung’s Odyssey headset, all the way…

Job Simulator, Superhot Top December PSVR Charts

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Owlchemy Labs’ Job Simulator and the epic Superhot VR have topped Sony’s PlayStation Store charts in December. Earlier this month Sony published chart results for the entire year in which Job Simulator came out on top and Superhot followed in second. In the US for December, though, Job Simulator came first with PlayStation…

The VR Job Hub: New Jobs for January

The new year is finally here, and you might be looking for a change of scenery in your office life soon. If you want to break out of the old 9-to-5 and get something new you’re in luck, as we’ve got a big list of job in the virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR)…

Renault Trucks Integrates Mixed Reality into Production Process

Augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) have already proven their worth when it comes to productivity in busy environments with complex machinery, small, complicated devices or even the surgery room, and Renault Trucks have been working with virtual reality (VR) technology in its design and production process for years, but now they’re looking to…

Job Simulator And Batman Top PSVR’s 2017 Best Seller List

Sony’s flagship VR headset, the PSVR, really came into its own in 2017. Attending PSX down in Anaheim felt like a victory lap for the device as it comfortably sits in first place head of the Rift and Vive with over two million units and 12 million games sold. As the first full year of…

The Best HTC Vive Games Coming in 2018

Over the last few weeks VRFocus has looked at some of the Best HTC Vive Games that have arrived over the past year as well as the Best Games You’ve Never Played. Now it’s time to look at what’s to come over the next 12 months, a brief rundown featuring some of the most interesting…

BeBop Sensors To Display VR Glove At CES 2018

Motion controllers such as the Oculus Touch or Vive wands do a great job in letting virtual reality (VR) users control and explore the VR environment, but no controller can quite match the precision and versatility of the human hand. Recognising this, BeBop Sensors will be exhibiting its wireless data glove at CES 2018, a…

Fallout 4, Onward Among Steam’s Highest-Grossing VR Games Of 2017

Plenty of great VR titles came to the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows Mixed Reality headsets in 2017, but which sold the best? Steam has given us some idea. Valve’s digital gaming store recently released its ‘Best of 2017’ lists, which recognizes the top earning games as measured by gross revenue for the past…

Steam Reveals the Top Selling VR Titles of 2017

Valve, Inc. has today published the top selling videogame titles of 2017, as per the hugely popular digital distribution platform for PC, Steam. This year, more subcategories have been included in the top selling lists, including virtual reality (VR) videogames for the first time. The 2017 edition of Steam’s ‘Year End Charts’ is the second…

The VR Job Hub: A New Year for a New Career

A New Year is almost upon us, for many this means that soon the Holiday break will be over and it will be time to return to work. Perhaps the dawning of another year will mean it is time to look for new opportunities. With virtual reality (VR) an ever-growing industry, now might be a…

55 VR Games We Can’t Wait To Play In 2018

And that’s a wrap on 2017. We’ve played some amazing games in VR this year but, as always, we’re wondering what’s next. It’s a bit of a tradition here now to round up all the big releases we’re looking forward to in the coming year, so that’s exactly what we’ve done. This year’s list is…

How VR Helped Make The World Better In 2017

2017 has been quiet a year for VR entertainment as Oculus, HTC and Sony continue to push their respective headsets as gaming devices first and everything else second. That said, everything else has had a pretty good year too; VR has started to prove its worth as a tool for positive change in 2017. Over…

Blow Your Family Away This Holiday With These VR Experiences

Getting a new VR headset this holiday season? Let’s break down how to impress each member of your eclectic family. No family is perfect. When the entire clan manages to come together for the holidays, the festivities can often be as stressful as they are joyous. So whether you’re planning on prepping your VR headset…

Are VR Games Worth Buying Yet

If you were to ask a random person about Virtual Reality (VR), the first thought they’d have in mind is probably games. VR is particularly suited for gaming because of its power of immersion. In a way, no art can better utilize the potential of virtual reality than Gaming itself (yes, Gaming is an interactive art)…

Share VR Video Over The Holidays With This Free Video Player

Skybox supports all platforms—and its free. ’Tis the season for family and friends. And as we pack our heavy parkas and a healthy dose of patience during some of the busiest travel days of the year, many of us will also be bringing along our favorite VR headset as well. Whether cozied up around a…

The VR Job Hub: Christmas Wishes For A New Beginning

It’s Christmas Eve! But that doesn’t mean there isn’t various roles relating to virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) or mixed reality (MR) available for you to submit your applications to. Who knows, perhaps Santa Claus has a new career in his sack for you? Perhaps a promotion? Who knows. There’s certainly no harm in…

Life In 360°: The White Stuff

Good morning one and all and welcome to the first day of VRFocus‘ regular festive period, known affectionately by the staff as ‘Christmas Mode’. We’re all off to see our families, some of whom have probably forgotten what we look like considering how hard we’ve all worked in 2017. For those who recall last year…

Payday 2 VR Update Revamps Sight Aiming, Adds New Levels and More

Overkill has added a whole heap of new content to Payday 2 in time for the holiday season, but more importantly comes another new update for Payday 2 VR. Currently undergoing a beta testing phase, Payday 2 VR has clearly taken inspiration from the recent Fallout 4 VR discussions, improving the aim-down-sight system as well…

Preview: Neon Seoul: Outrun – All you Need is a Need for Speed

When you hear about a new studio helmed by veteran videogame developers there’s always that anticipation that something good is coming. In the case of Playsnak – which includes former Crytek veterans who played a part in creating The Climb and Robinson: The Journey – that anticipation is duly justified and the studio hasn’t disappointed with intriguing looking…

Keep on Trucking as HipFire Games Reveal Team-based Experience Failspace

Comedy virtual reality (VR) experiences come in all shapes and sizes, from Owlchemy Labs’ slapstick Job Simulator or Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-Ality to slightly darker endeavours like Accounting. The latest to be announced comes from fledgling VR studio HipFire Games, with its multiplayer focused, team building title, Failspace. In Failspace you and your team are space truckers on a ship that’s barely…

The Best Oculus Rift Games of 2017

2017 has almost drawn to a close and what a year its been for Oculus Rift and Touch. Not only has the hardware seen a dramatic reduction in price but there’s been plenty of content for consumers to get their hands on. With so much available VRFocus has decided to compile a short list of…