Archangel: Hellfire Livestream – Multiplayer VR Mech Combat

One of the dream VR games that thousands, or perhaps even millions, of people desperately want is a deep, intricate mech combat simulation. After years of pop culture building up the idea in our heads through things like MechWarrior, Gundam, Power Rangers, Pacific Rim, and so much more, the idea of piloting a super-powerful mech…

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…

Vive Focus System Update 2.0 Features Detailed Following HTC U12+ Reveal

Following the announcement of the HTC U12+, the new flagship smartphone handset from HTC with virtual reality (VR) integration and Vive Focus compatibility, new details on the Vive Focus System Update 2.0 have been released. This update allows for seamless integration between mobile and immersive device offering users an easier, more immersive VR experience. The…

Life In 360°: Home On The Range

As I always say with Life In 360°, people are more than welcome to submit items to me that we can perhaps turn to at a later date. As it happens that’s exactly what happened with today’s example of 360 degree videos – which seems to have some fans in the 360 video community.  The submission…

Liebherr Bring Virtual Reality To Their Crane Planning Software

The Liebherr Group, one of the largest equipment manufacturers based in Switzerland, has released an update to their lift Crane Planner software which now allows users wearing a virtual reality (VR) headset to virtually walk around the application. Released as part of the Crane Planner 2.0 release, the new VR mode offers more opportunists then…

The Forest VR Livestream: Survival On A Deadly Island

The Forest is one of Steam’s indie darlings that’s risen to popularity amidst the survival game craze. You’ve got to scavenge for supplies, build shelter, and find a way to survive on an island full of cannibalistic mutants. Sounds like a charming way to spend a Thursday afternoon. I’ve been saying for a long time…

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…

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…

‘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…

Imagining the Perfect VR MMO

The big-screen version of Ready Player One might have brought the idea to the forefront of people’s minds, but the concept of a virtual reality (VR) massively multiplayer online videogame has been a dream for some time, from William Gibson’s Neuromancer novel to anime such as the .Hack series or Sword Art Online. While titles…

Bring Space to Life with AstroReality’s Mini Set

Augmented Reality (AR) can be used to be informative, entertaining and educational. So far AR has predominately been used to create filters for applications such as Snapchat, but more companies are combining different technologies to create something new. AstroReality are using AR to create interactive posters and notebooks – similar to how Shazam and Blippar…

Examine The International Space Station In ABC’s Tie-In Augmented Reality App

Attentive VRFocus readers will have noticed that there’s been an awful lot of immersive technology stories emanating out of Australia over the last few weeks. The second such flurry of stories from the land down under we’ve seen this year. In April Unity announced their augmented reality (AR) ‘Center of Excellence’ for Australia. Earlier this month a…

Noitom Reveals Perception Neuron PRO Motion Capture System

If we were to mention to you the hardware company Noitom what you’ll most likely think of their virtual reality (VR) data gloves, the Hi5, designed to bring real-world hand interactions into VR experiences and whose development we’ve been tracking on VRFocus for some time. That isn’t, however, the full story when it comes to…

Review: Knockout League

The majority of sports titles in recent years have gone down the route of increased realism, incorporating features like facial mapping to bring it as close to the real world as possible. Knockout League goes in a totally different direction, recalling classic arcade gameplay for a simple but engaging fighting title. If you are after…

Review: Knockout League

The majority of sports titles in recent years have gone down the route of increased realism, incorporating features like facial mapping to bring it as close to the real world as possible. Knockout League goes in a totally different direction, recalling classic arcade gameplay for a simple but engaging fighting title. If you are after…

Hands-On: Blood And Truth Is Starting To Feel A Bit Shallow

Remember when The Prestige and The Illusionist, two movies about magicians, both released the same year? Or when EverQuest 2 foolishly released the same year as World of Warcraft? Or that other time Gearbox decided it made perfect logical sense to release Battleborn in literally the exact same month as Blizzard’s Overwatch? Pop culture is…

HTC U12+ Includes Vive Focus Compatibility

HTC has today announced a new flagship smartphone handset, the HTC U12+, cited as the ‘biggest and boldest flagship phone ever’. The device features a 6″ display with cinematic 18:9 widescreen, Edge Sense 2 and dual front- and rear-facing cameras. However, one of the most interesting features has had little fanfare: the HTC U12+ includes…

The Lenovo Mirage Solo Vs. The Oculus Go

Let the stand-alone wars begin… Stand-alone VR. It’s the dream of any immersive technology enthusiast. A 100% wireless headset capable of providing immersive and engaging VR content without the need of an external PC or mobile device to operate. As cool as high-end headsets such as the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift may be, there’s…