Henry Will Get Video Upgrade For Oculus Go

The award-winning virtual reality (VR) tale of a cute hedgehog called Henry premiered back in 2015 for the Oculus Rift, featuring the vocal talents of actor Elijah Wood. Though short, the film gained a fair amount of praise. Now it has been revealed that a re-release of the film is planned for Oculus Go and…

Massive Vive Focus System Update Adds Phone Calls & ‘Surroundings Mode’

A host of game-changing features could put HTC’s 6DoF headset at the top of the stand-alone food chain. Despite the fact it won’t be hitting consumers stateside until later this year, HTC’s answer to standalone VR, the Vive Focus, is already receiving a generous amount of updates and fixes for its strictly Chinese audience. Revealed…

Protect and Serve as Traffic Cop VR Announces Release Date

It’s the 1950s, the era of Grease and American Graffiti, where hot rodders rule the roads. To keep them under control and preserve the safety of the roads stands a single traffic cop, played by you in Traffic Cop VR. As you would expect, Traffic Cop VR puts you in the role of a member…

Creed: Rise To Glory Is Coming To PlayStation VR

Developer Survios has revealed that it’s upcoming virtual reality (VR) boxing title Creed: Rise to Glory will be coming to the PlayStation VR platform. The title will allow players the chance to enter the ring and experience the cinematic drama of training with the legendary Rocky Balboa in this immersive sporting title and, for PlayStation…

Display Week 2018: New Samsung, JDI and LG Panels For VR Compared

Google worked with LG to develop a display panel providing an astonishing 18.1 megapixels of detail per eye in a VR headset. While Facebook wasn’t ready to show its Half Dome varifocal prototype in-person, the new panel from LG as well as similar ones from Japan Display Inc. and Samsung were shown during Display Week…

vTime’s Partnership With Jaunt, DTS and 2018 Plans

vTime is a free virtual reality (VR) social network that can be enjoyed on various different HMD’s. Create an avatar and enjoy social VR with others in various different environments from 360 film to virtual spaces such as a bar. VRFocus spoke to Julian Price the Chief Marketing Officer at vTime about their new partnerships…

Here’s a Look Inside Both Samsung & JDI’s High Pixel Density VR Panels

SID Display Week played host to a number of big names in display technology showing off their respective high pixel density VR panels. UploadVR’s Ian Hamilton was on the scene, and managed to get a pretty good capture of both Samsung’s and JDI’s panels with his iPhone 8 camera. Samsung showed off their 2.43-inch, 3,840 × 2,160…

HTC Reveals PC, Phone Streaming Features For Vive Focus

Today at the 2018 Vive Ecosystem Conference (VEC2018) HTC announced a slew of updates coming to the Vive platform, including the flagship PC Vive headset and mobile Vive Focus device. One of the largest limiting factors facing most mobile VR platforms, including the Vive Focus, is a lack of content. The Oculus Go has the…

VR Comedy ‘Door No. 1’ Available Now On Hulu

Smoke weed with Snoop Dogg or chase after the girl of your dreams in this outrageous 360 experience centered around a high school reunion. Brought to us by writer/director Nora Kirkpatrick (The Office, Greeks) and produced by AOL VR production company RYOT, Door No. 1 is a comedic, multi-narrative VR experience loaded with various branching…

Learn to Garden Wasteland Style in Fruit for the Village

This week Eerie Bear Games has launched its next virtual reality (VR) via Steam for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, Fruit for the Village. A survival style experience where you have to grow plants in order to keep feeding hungry villagers, VRFocus has recorded one of its awesome gameplay videos to let you see this gardening…

Review: Red Matter

Having previewed Red Matter last week, VRFocus instantly liked Vertical Robot’s virtual reality (VR) follow-up to Daedalus. Continuing with the puzzle genre, Red Matter takes you on a sci-fi adventure that features an engrossing story, moments that terrify and just enough complexity to get you stuck – just not for too long. As you should…

Why Media Molecule’s Dreams Could Be PSVR’s Most Important Game

I’ve been following Media Molecule’s Dreams with cautious optimism for three years now, not because I doubt the LittleBigPlanet developers’ ability to make a robust, accessible creation platform, but because I was worried the team wouldn’t realize the full potential of the app on PSVR. Creative platforms like Tilt Brush, Medium and Tvori make for…

Wanted Killer VR Shoots On To Steam Early Access

Playsnak has launched its second virtual reality (VR) title on Steam, coming back with a vengeance. Wanted Killer VR, announced last month, is now available as an Early Access title, compatible with the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows Mixed Reality head-mounted displays (HMDs). From Berlin-based developer Playsnak, Wanted Killer VR throws the player into…

Facebook Explains Why It Engineered The Half Dome Varifocal VR Headset

At Display Week in Los Angeles Facebook revealed why its researchers and engineers built a varifocal VR headset. Over the last few years researchers at Facebook’s Reality Labs (formerly known as Oculus Research) developed a series of prototypes designed to solve a fundamental problem facing current VR headset design. The event opened Tuesday with a keynote…

‘Red Matter’ Review – Adventure, Intrigue & a Retrofuture Cold War in Space

Red Matter is a first-person puzzle adventure set in a strange and mysterious alternate universe, which takes old Cold War rivalries and teases them out to an interesting logical conclusion: space bases, astronaut espionage and a healthy dose of intrigue as you, a member of the Atlantic Union, infiltrate the off-planet test facility of the Soviet-sounding…

Zone of The Enders 2’s VR Support Is As Confusing As It Is Thrilling

VR has a welcome habit of resurrecting the most unexpected of franchises. Gungrave is ending its 16-year hiatus later in 2018, for example, and even Double Fine’s dormant Psychonauts series found a new home inside PSVR. Perhaps even more surprising than these two, though, is the return of the Konami’s Zone of the Enders: The…

Former Rift Exclusive Paper Valley Heads To Steam With Price Drop

VITEI Backroom’s idyllic VR adventure, Paper Valley, launched earlier this year as an Oculus Rift exclusive, but it’s soon to soar to another platform. Paper Valley will be coming to SteamVR on June 6th with support for both Rift and the HTC Vive, the studio confirmed today. The Steam listing for the game has just…

Hulu’s VR Comedy ‘Door No. 1’ Launches Today, Catch the Trailer Here

Hulu’s new VR comedy Door No. 1 launches today on the Hulu VR app. Written and directed by Nora Kirkpatrick (The Office, Greeks) and produced by AOL’s immersive film studio RYOT, the single-episode VR comedy will be available on Oculus Go, Samsung Gear VR, PSVR, Google Daydream and Oculus Rift. Presented in 360 degrees, Door No. 1 strings…

VR Co-op Shooter ‘Gunheart’ to Head Out of Early Access Next Month

Gunheart, the VR co-op shooter from Drifter Entertainment, has been in Early Access for almost a year, and now the studio says the alien bug-exploding game is getting an official street date for its full release: June 4th, including support for desktop PC, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows “Mixed Reality” VR headsets. Drifter, which was…

This ‘Sensory Reality Pod’ Will Make You Feel VR

Sensiks offers a glimpse of the direction multisensory-based VR could be heading. It’s no secret current VR technology faces many obstacles. One of the most glaring of which is delivering visceral, skin-deep sensations to its users. Amsterdam-based startup Sensiks is looking to solve this problem with “sensory reality pods,” or SR, as its CEO calls…