The Hunt Is On as Tribetoy Reveal First Clue in Bow to Blood Treasure Hunt

Treasure hunts have formed part of fiction and childhood adventure for centuries, and when it comes to videogames, entire communities have sprung up around the search the uncover mysteries and easter eggs in videogames. Hoping to provoke exactly this, developer Tribetoy have revealed the first part of its brand new community event, which takes the…

Review: Paperville Panic

Fire isn’t an element to be trifled with. Sure we’ve harnessed it with matches and lighters to make warm and cosy fireplaces, or a nice outdoor fire pit to cook marshmallows on but it can soon become dangerous if not closely managed. That’s where trusty firefighters come in to save the day should anything go…

Beat Saber’s Multiplayer 85% Complete, to Arrive After PlayStation VR Launch

Beat Saber has become quite the phenomenon since its launch earlier this year for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Having caught the imaginations of gamers the world over with its simple yet addictive rhythm-based gameplay, a big modding community has formed while Beat Games readies further updates for this Early Access title. The studio has recently…

Tap Systems Create a Wearable Keyboard to Make VR Typing Practical

Virtual reality (VR) can do some amazing things, whether that’s immersive videogame entertainment, travelling the world, connecting with friends or holding meeting in virtual spaces and much more. Yet there’s one inherent cravat with the technology, and that’s using a keyboard. Developers tend to either avoid requiring keyboard inputs in their software but there are…

VR Stealth Game ‘Espire 1’ Coming to Vive & Rift in 2019, Teaser Trailer Here

Espire 1: VR Operative is an upcoming single-player Metal Gear Solid-style stealth game developed by Melbourne-based Digital Lode and published by Tripwire Interactive. It not only aims to be the “definitive VR stealth experience,” but also looks to kill VR-related nausea with its unique locomotion system. Players take on the role of a drone operator of the future in Espire 1:…

Hardlight VR to Close as Funds Run Out

The virtual reality (VR) industry has seen both economic success for some companies while others have failed due to lack of uptake. Hardlight VR has announced this week that it has fallen into the latter category, confirming it’ll be closing its doors this month because it has run out of cash. Having completed a successful…

Closed Beta Success Sees Zero Killed Dated for October Early Access Launch

Having launched its closed beta for tactical multiplayer Zero Killed, indie studio Ignibit has today announced that the process has been a success, seeing overwhelmingly strong support from the community. To this end the team will be moving from closed beta to Steam Early Access on 3rd October. Inspired by first-person shooter’s (FPS) like Rainbow Six Siege, Counter-Strike and SWAT 4, players take on the…

PokerStars Plans to Bring Online Gambling to VR Headsets

There are a number of casino style experiences such as Poker VR or Social Club VR that allow you to play one of the worlds most popular card games Poker. Yet these are quite casual titles. What happens when one of the world’s largest online poker sites, PokerStars, decides to try its hand at virtual reality (VR)? That’ll soon become…

‘Accounting+’ Coming Soon to HTC Vive & Oculus Rift with New Levels

Squanch Games, the game studio founded by Rick and Morty creator Justin Roiland, and Crows Crows Crows are bringing Accounting+ (2017) to HTC Vive and Oculus Rift soon. Launched first on PSVR back in late 2017, the game is also getting a big content update that will be available on all supported platforms. In short, Accounting+ is madness incarnate, featuring…

Accounting+ Brings Three Times More Content To Rift, Vive And PSVR Soon

Get ready to be shouted at some more in VR! Accounting+, the expansion to Crows, Crows, Crows hilariously eccentric VR experience (which itself was born from a collaboration with Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland), is coming to the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift very soon. The original game did launch on the Vive all…

Shopify Merchants Now Have The Power Of Apple’s AR Quick Look

Sellers now have the ability to give customers an AR shopping experience through their Safari browser. Apple is on a roll with augmented reality. The company has worked with Pixar to create a special file format called USDZ which can take AR content and bring it into the real world in a way that seems more natural…

PlayStation VR’s Accounting+ Coming to Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

Having released weird comedy title Accounting for HTC Vive back in 2016 Crows Crows Crows and Squanch Games followed that with PlayStation VR exclusive Accounting+ in 2017. Today, the studio’s have confirmed that the sequel will now see a PC release including Oculus Rift for the first time.  Described as a ‘nightmare comedy adventure’, the original Accounting+ was twice the size of Accounting and this…

Check out the new Story and PvP Modes for Ghostbusters World

Sony Pictures Consumer Products, Ghost Corps and publisher FourThirtyThree Inc. are due to launch their augmented reality (AR) title Ghostbusters World later this year. In preparation for release new gameplay details as well as a gameplay trailer have now be revealed. Featuring skill-based single-player AR battle mechanics and RPG-style multiplayer mode, today’s announcement sees the…

Beat Saber’s Multiplayer Is 85% Finished, Releasing After PSVR Port

Beat Games Studio, the studio behind smash-hit VR rhythm game, Beat Saber, are nearly done developing the game’s highly anticipated multiplayer mode. In a tweet today, the official Twitter account explained that “85% of Multiplayer is complete” and the only things remaining are things like a tournament client, avatar support, and custom level support. In…

Crytek Launches CRYENGINE 5.5 Adding new VR Features

There are a number of big videogame engines that developers can use to create their projects with Unity and Unreal Engine tending to be the two major third-party applications. Robinson: The Journey creator Crytek has its own version on the market, CRYENGINE, and today the company has released its next big update, version 5.5. Having released a…

VR and Language Learning: How VR Can Crack the Language Code

How many times have you tried (and failed) to learn a language? You’re not alone. Now linguists are saying it may not be totally your fault. As theory-based techniques are becoming increasingly scrutinized and the need to experiment with a practical curriculum increases, we can look at VR’s role in EdTech’s trajectory and the ways…

VR and Language Learning: How VR Can Crack the Language Code

How many times have you tried (and failed) to learn a language? You’re not alone. Now linguists are saying it may not be totally your fault. As theory-based techniques are becoming increasingly scrutinized and the need to experiment with a practical curriculum increases, we can look at VR’s role in EdTech’s trajectory and the ways…

VR and Language Learning: How VR Can Crack the Language Code

How many times have you tried (and failed) to learn a language? You’re not alone. Now linguists are saying it may not be totally your fault. As theory-based techniques are becoming increasingly scrutinized and the need to experiment with a practical curriculum increases, we can look at VR’s role in EdTech’s trajectory and the ways…

VR and Language Learning: How VR Can Crack the Language Code

How many times have you tried (and failed) to learn a language? You’re not alone. Now linguists are saying it may not be totally your fault. As theory-based techniques are becoming increasingly scrutinized and the need to experiment with a practical curriculum increases, we can look at VR’s role in EdTech’s trajectory and the ways…

The Venture Reality Fund Release Their H1 2018 VR Landscape

Following on from the success of Beat Saber by Beta Games, the Venture Reality Fund has announced that it is releasing its first half 2018 virtual reality (VR) landscape highlighting 10% overall growth. This sees the most activity in location-based entertainment, gaming, enterprise and healthcare, showcasing that VR is continuing to grow in size and…

VRFocus Nominated In 7th Annual TIGA Games Industry Awards

While there are many ways of recognising achievement, industry awards have long been seen in creative industries as a substantial notifier of talent and commitment. This was the aim of the TIGI Games Industry Awards when it was first run seven years ago, and has since evolved into one of the most prestigious awards in…

Gaze-Controlled VR Adventure Arca’s Path Reveals Release Date

The pastel-and-watercolour environments of Arca’s Path VR have been intriguing fans of virtual reality (VR) since they were first unveiled at E3 earlier this year. Now developer Dream Reality Interactive and publisher Rebellion have revealed just how long there is to wait until those unusual environments can be properly explored. Arca’s Path is unusual in…

Gaze-Controlled VR Adventure Arca’s Path Reveals Release Date

The pastel-and-watercolour environments of Arca’s Path VR have been intriguing fans of virtual reality (VR) since they were first unveiled at E3 earlier this year. Now developer Dream Reality Interactive and publisher Rebellion have revealed just how long there is to wait until those unusual environments can be properly explored. Arca’s Path is unusual in…

Creed: Rise to Glory Has A Full Online Multiplayer Mode

We’re less than a week away from the launch of Creed: Rise to Glory, but developer Survios is only now revealing one of the game’s biggest features. The boxing tie-in, which launches ahead of this year’s Creed II in cinemas, is getting an online multiplayer mode. More specifically, you’ll be able to enter the ring…

Killing Floor: Incursion Dev to Publish VR Stealth Experience Espire 1: VR Operative

Tripwire Interactive released the rather good Killing Floor: Incursion last year for several headsets yet stayed quiet on any further virtual reality (VR) projects. Well it seems as though the studio has been busy on a collaboration instead, revealing a partnership today with Digital Lode on a VR stealth experience called Espire 1: VR Operative. Digital Lode are…

Walmart Buys 17,000 Oculus Go Headsets For Worker Training

Walmart and VR startup STRIVR are expanding a partnership and distributing Oculus Go headsets for worker training at every store. The roll out should see 17,000 Oculus Go headsets distributed to Walmart stores for employee training — four going to every Supercenter and two heading to each Neighborhood Market or Discount Store before the year…