Something For The Weekend: Steam VR Spring Sale

The weekend is here and with the Steam VR Spring Sale still in full swing it is time to find something for the weekend. To help you out VRFocus has put together some of the best virtual reality (VR) deals from the Steam VR Spring Sale to make finding your new favorite even easier. As always be sure to…

This Week In VR Sport: Investments, Trendsetting And Business Shuttering

Another week comes and goes and it is once again time for VRFocus to bring you another edition of This Week in VR Sport. With a number of sports related virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) stories, this week has three stories that are sure to peak your interest. With multiple successful investments, a discussion on the market…

Snapchat Release ‘Shoppable AR’ For It’s Augmented Reality Lenses

Snapchat have released a new addition to it’s augmented reality (AR) Lenses features which will let advertisers publish sponsored lenses which users will be able to interact with. Snapchat AR Lenses serve as an extension to Snapchat’s currently existing shoppable ads which allow advertisers to engage with potential customers directly within the app. It was…

‘COMPOUND’ Creator Drops Details on Upcoming Update and Early Access Launch

COMPOUND is an intriguing VR hobby project from developer Bevan “NotDead” McKechnie which drops players into a “rogue-lite, free-roaming shooter” for VR, with a totally unique and authentic pixel-art feel. We’ve had our eyes on the game since 2017, but with no official announcements from McKechnie in nearly nine months, the fate of the title was…

Oculus Offers Up Developer Quick-start Guide for Bringing Apps to Go

With the impending launch of Oculus Go, the company’s first standalone headset, Oculus has shared with developers a handy cheat sheet for bringing Gear VR applications to the Go. Oculus writes in a new post on their developer blog that Oculus Go is binary-compatible with Gear VR, and most applications can be launched on the headset without…

Unity Funds AR Documentary On Muslim Identities in the USA

Unity Technologies are the creators of one of the most popular 3D development platforms. Which has powered a huge range of videogames, including several virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) titles. The company has now launched its first annual Unity for Humanity grant, which is funding projects such as Terminal 3, an AR documentary…

Skyrim VR Mod Lets You Speak Your Dialogue Choices To NPCs

Skyrim VR is one of the most immersive games ever made, hands-down. The world is rich and beautiful, full of towns bustling with people to meet and adventures to go on. But one of the biggest issues is that it was never designed to be played in VR — at least, not originally. Many of…

Competition: Win A Copy Of Fantasy/Horror Adventure Gates Of Nowhere

Dungeons have a well deserved bad rap. There’s never a good dungeon is there? It’s always full of monsters and demons and some kind of all-encompassing evil that’s plotting to take over the world, or smite the village, or make off with all your gold, your womenfolk or your children. (Sometimes all three.) They’re always…

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…

iQIYI To Release World’s First 4K VR Integrated Headset

The marketing-leading online entertainment service in China, iQIYI, has revealed that this May it will officially launch the world’s first 4K virtual reality (VR) integrated headset supporting 8K (7680*3840) panoramic video playback. This announcement follows the debut of iQIYI’s second generation VR headset, the VR II, at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this January. The…

V of War Is A Battle Royale Game With VR Mechs Vs Soldiers

Well it was only a matter of time before someone tried to shoehorn the emergent battle royale genre into VR, but V of War does at least have an interesting concept behind it. In this upcoming multiplayer game, a team of 40 soldiers is pitted against 10 mechs. While infantry gameplay looks strikingly similar to…

Snapchat Lens Studio Lets Anyone Create AR Face Lenses

Social media lives and dies on its content. For many people who wish to experiment with creating immersive content, Snapchat lenses can offer a simple and easily accessible way to get to grips with the idea. Snapchat are opening up the Lens Studio tool to users, enabling anyone to create their own AR face lenses…

Steam & Viveport Spring Sales Feature Big Savings on Top VR Titles

If you’re still rebounding from Steam’s Winter sale a few months ago, well, your wallet is in for some ‘Spring cleaning’ as both Steam and Viveport have put out some heavy discounts on top VR titles. On Steam, some notable VR games at steep discounts are (prices shown with discount applied): Star Trek: Bridge Crew ($20)…

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…

The Oculus Go Could Change Everything… But Not For The Reasons You Think

If you follow the virtual reality (VR) space at all, you’ve probably heard about Oculus Go – the much anticipated ‘all-in-one’ headset set to revolutionize mobile VR. No phone required, no awkwardly fitting your phone inside the goggles and hoping it’s secure, no cables to entangle you. Just…go. And that’s the intended magic of VR…

9 PSVR Titles Just Got Permanent Price Drops, Between 25-50% Off

It looks like PSVR owners have a few more games to browse through on their next digital shopping spree. Now it appears at least nine games have gotten between a 25%-50% off their permanent prices. First spotted by ShackNews, the following list contains some pretty big titles including the newly supported Wipeout Omega Edition. This comes shortly after…

Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin Comes To Rift/Vive Today

It’s been a little over a year now since Double Fine’s weird world of Psychonauts graced the PlayStation VR (PSVR) headset, and now PC VR owners can get a taste of it too. Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin is now available on the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive through Steam and Oculus Home. This appears…

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…

Disney Brings Star Wars AR Holochess to iOS Devices

The hottest strategy game from a galaxy far, far away is available on iPhone & iPad now thanks to Apple’s ARKit. Do you find conventional chess matches monotonous and often times dull? Then perhaps I could interest you in a game of Holochess. First introduced briefly in the 1977 George Lucas film Star Wars: Episode…

Review: Psychonauts In The Rhombus of Ruin

Double Fine has become know for its unique approach to creating videogames, which usually boast an individual style and look that makes them stand out. One of its most beloved properties is Psychonauts, which has gained a substantial cult following. Psychonauts In The Rhombus of Ruin came out on the PlayStation VR in March 2017,…

Google’s Daydream View Headset Is Just $49 This Week

If you thought $199 for the Lenovo Explorer was cheap, wait until you see what Google’s Daydream View costs this week. The Daydream-based device is currently on sale for just $49 (or £49 if you’re in the UK), which is just under half the original price of $99. Okay, granted, the headset is essentially just a…

Cirque Say They Are Designing The Future of VR Controllers

As virtual reality (VR) develops, many companies and manufacturers are searching for the best way to interact with the VR environment. Though motion tracked controllers were a step forward, they are still limited in some ways. Cirque believes it has a solution with its VR Grip platform. One of the goals for the next generation…

Rebellion Confirm Non-VR Battlezone Gold Edition

If you had to ask us at VRFocus to name our favourite virtual reality (VR) videogames – and in particular those on PlayStation VR, you’d find a number of us will list UK developer Rebellion’s VR adaption of the classic tank-shooter series Battlezone. In fact, when we reviewed the title following its jump to PC…

Pavlov VR Finally Gets Native Oculus Rift Support

Nearly 14 months after its initial release VR’s answer to Counter-Strike, Pavlov VR, finally has native support for the Oculus Rift. Developer davevillz integrated Rift as part of the game’s latest Early Access patch, Update 17. You could previously play it on Rift through SteamVR, though native integration makes it a much better fit for…