How to Install (and fix) ‘Beat Saber’ Custom Songs

If you’re a serious Beat Saber player, you probably installed the unofficial mod allowing for custom songs, and also probably realized that the v0.11.0 update this week made your custom songs disappear. If you didn’t already custom songs installed, you’ll definitely want to! This guide will show you how to install the unofficial Beat Saber custom songs…

USA Today Bring Augmented Reality Features To Their App

The internationally distributed American daily, middle-market newspaper USA Today has announced that it is adding a range of augmented reality (AR) features to it’s USA Today mobile application. These will allow for users to experience a range of interactive AR experiences from directly within the app, expanding the content that the news provider is able…

XTend Aims To Gamify Real-Life Activities With Drones And Augmented Reality

Two of the founders of the 3D company Replay Technologies Inc, which was acquired by Intel in 2016, are setting up a new augmented reality (AR) venture called XTend Reality Expansion Ltd. The company will focus on developing a drone-based app that promises to gamify real-life activities. Having recently raised several million dollars from Tel…

Epic Games Are Bringing Unreal Engine To SIGGRAPH 2018

Videogame and software development studio Epic Games have announced that it will be attending the upcoming inter-disciplinary educational and technology event SIGGRAPH 2018. The event showcases the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques and is set to feature a number of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) titles and products. Epic Games will…

This Week In VR Sport: The Future Is VR

Time for another entry in This Week In VR Sport. Every week VRFocus brings you a number of sports and eSports related virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) stories. This past week has seen the announcement of Ronaldinho’s own VR eSports league and cryptocurrency. The Pro Football Hall of Fame gains a new VR attraction and children dominate in…

Onward Livestream: Lock And Load For VR Military Sim FPS Action

Almost two years ago Onward hit Steam and set the VR world on fire. Dante Buckley, a then-one-man-development studio that taught himself everything he knows after dropping out of college, has successfully built a team and company around his breakout success. In its wake, Onward has spawned other VR shooters like Pavlov and Stand Out,…

Second Echo Combat Open Beta Now Live

Believe it or not but it has been one whole year since Ready at Dawn launch the well received Lone Echo and multiplayer spin-off Echo Arena for Oculus Rift. After its initial reveal during Oculus Connect 4 (OC4) the studio then held a free open beta in June for players to start testing the title. If you didn’t manage to…

Nickelodeon Provides A Second Screen Experience Packed With AR Slime

Nickelodeon’s Screens Up TV companion app brings AR challenges to the living room. It’s a green, gooey substance that makes you go ewwwww. From the early days of Nickelodeon’s “You Can’t Do That on Television” to “Double Dare,” Nickelodeon’s infamous slime has been a major influence on the lives of many kids growing up in…

Nickelodeon Provides A Second Screen Experience Packed With AR Slime

Nickelodeon’s Screens Up TV companion app brings AR challenges to the living room. It’s a green, gooey substance that makes you go ewwwww. From the early days of Nickelodeon’s “You Can’t Do That on Television” to “Double Dare,” Nickelodeon’s infamous slime has been a major influence on the lives of many kids growing up in…

The Biggest Rift, Vive And Windows VR Releases Of The Week 08/15/18

It’s not a bad week for releases on PC VR. We’ve got some quirky puzzles, online Poker and, of course, some robot-smashing action. Dive in! Archangel: Hellfire, from Skydance Interactive Price: Free update or $19.99 (Rift, Vive) The anticipated multiplayer update for Skydance’s Archangel is finally here. Jump into a mech and do battle across…

The Biggest PSVR Releases Of The Week 08/15/18

It’s yet another quiet week for PSVR owners, though that’s not such a bad thing when we know The Persistence is launching next week. Hang in there! Sea of Memories, from Ivanovich Games Price: £7.99 (EU Only) A relaxing puzzle game in which you navigate between islands in an expansive ocean. You have to solve…

Vikings: Beyond the Legend Exhibition Embraces Augmented Reality

History creates an exciting opportunities for immersive technology to really shine by allowing viewers to travel back in time and experience what life was like many years ago. Now a new new interactive exhibition that explores the people, traditions, and influences of the legendary Viking Age is making its North American debut. This includes an…

Hands-On: The Persistence Is A Tense, Sci-Fi VR Roguelike

Editor’s Note: This preview is from December 2017, but it has been republished today as a lead-in for the game’s launch on Tuesday, July 24th. Our full review will be live the night before on Monday, July 23rd at 9PM PT. Original: One of the biggest issues facing the VR market right now is that…

Review: Animal Force

Usually, when the aliens come to invade in fiction, its a scrappy group of humans who need to band together to save the day. Not so in Animal Force. Humans are helpless to prevent the aliens from kidnapping them all over the place, and its up to the efforts of Earth’s animals to stop them…

Beat Saber Update Includes Easter Egg Track

Everyone’s favourite virtual reality (VR) title, Beat Saber, received a new update this week. Rather than just the normal bug fixes and improvements Beat Games also hid a special Easter Egg for fans. In a Steam listing concerning the update the studio gave a little hint about how to find said Easter Egg, saying: “Go to the…

Squanch Games Release Trailer for Dr. Splorchy Presents: Space Heroes

Squanch Games are showing off how its upcoming title Dr. Splorchy Presents: Space Heroes is coming along by not only announcing the release date but also revealing a new trailer for the Google Daydream title that is the latest virtual reality (VR) title to come from the studio founded by Rick and Morty creator Justin…

Why Farpoint’s Best Moments Don’t Involve A Gun

It took me a little time, but last week I finally took the internet’s cruelly-delivered advice, manned up, and shot my way through Farpoint. There was some screaming, some jumping and some “lalalala I’m not really here”-ing, but by god I got there. By the time all the spider-slaying and pants-changing was done though, I…

Jido Maps Are Building A Save Button For AR Experiences

Augmented reality (AR) continues to see new applications and uses almost daily as companies continue to try and push the immersive technology forward to new heights. It is companies like Jido Maps that are aiming to do just that as the startup is looking to deliver backend technologies that will allow for ever persistence AR…

Capcom: Don’t Expect VR Mode for ‘Resident Evil 2’ Remake

It looks like the UK’s Daily Star had the opportunity to reveal a little more behind why Capcom’s horror-adventure Resident Evil 2 remake, slated to release in early 2019, most likely isn’t getting a VR mode after all. Before the E3 2018 Sony showcase reveal, many VR fans theorized that the long-awaited remake of Resident Evil 2 (1998) could…

Green Man Gaming Summer Sale Brings Big Discounts to Top VR Games

Missed the Steam Summer sale earlier this month? Now’s your time to pick up some great deals on top VR games, some discounted at more than 50% off. Your wallet may have just recovered, but some deep discounts are now available on Green Man Gaming, an authorized reseller of Steam codes. Here’s some of the…

Spider-Man Won’t Swing In Marvel VR, Oculus Explains Why

Yesterday we finally got the news we’d been waiting for; Spider-Man will indeed be a playable character in Marvel: Powers United VR when it launches on Oculus Rift next week (along with several other fan-favorite characters like Wolverine). But those of you that watched the game’s launch trailer may have noticed some of Peter Parker’s most…

Develop: Brighton Announces Record Attendance Figures

The annual conference and expo held in Brighton, UK has seen its popularity grow in the time since it was inaugurated. This year, the organisers of Develop: Brighton have announced record attendance figures, with a nine percent year on year increase. The event included sessions from industry, including figures such as Shuhei Yoshida of Sony,…

Become A Super Hero With Marvel Powers United VR Retail Bundle

In just a week, Oculus Rift users will be able to find out what it means to be a superhero with the release of Marvel Powers United VR. As the release date draws close, Sanzaru Games, Marvel Games and Oculus Studios announce a new launch trailer and special retail bundle. The new trailer takes a…

New Oculus Rift Bundle Featuring Marvel: Powers United VR Revealed

Clearly, Oculus is hoping that its upcoming superhero action game, Marvel: Powers United VR, will be big enough to sell a few Rifts. To that end, it’s introducing a new bundle for anyone that hasn’t picked the VR headset up yet. The Marvel: Powers United VR bundle, revealed at San Diego Comic-Con today, comes with…

Oculus Announces First Retail Bundle: Rift + ‘Marvel Powers United VR’

Oculus today announced plans to launch a new retail bundle which adds the upcoming Marvel Powers United VR to the usual retail box including the Rift headset and Touch controllers. Taking a cue from the console world where it’s fairly common to see retail bundles that are coupled with major game releases, Oculus has announced its…

Spider-Man and Wolverine Confirmed In Marvel: Powers United VR Trailer

Today at San Diego Comic-Con Oculus and Marvel have revealed the final Marvel Powers United VR trailer, which includes six brand new never-before-revealed characters. Fan favorites that felt like glaring omissions until now include Spider-Man, Wolverine, and Captain America, along with Doctor Strange, Storm, and Ice Man rounding out the roster. Those final two aren’t…