Today is the day that many UK-based virtual reality (VR) fans have been waiting for as Samsung has finally launched its Gear VR smartphone-based head-mounted display (HMD) in the area. It didn’t take long for the bundle version of the device, which includes an official Samsung Bluetooth…

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Earlier today Samsung finally released Gear VR, its anticipated smartphone-based virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD), in the UK. The kit has proved to be something of a hit, with a bundle that includes the company’s official Bluetooth controller already out of stock. For those still hoping…

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Earlier in the week VRFocus reported on the launch of a concept demo for a new virtual reality (VR) compatible space flight simulation experience by the name of Eridanus Wars. At the time of the release indie developer StellarVR noted that it was planning to launch a…

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It’s just under two months now until Slightly Mad Studio launches its anticipated new racing videogame, Project CARS. The title recently suffered a small delay that moved it into 2015, but it’s now anticipating a launch in late March. Today sees the developer provide a little more…

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The Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, California, USA will be kicking off on the 2nd March 2015. Earlier this week, panels were announced featuring a lot in the way of virtual reality (VR). One panel is to do with the use of VR in Disney’s…

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Earlier today UK-based virtual reality (VR) fans and developers had their wishes granted as Samsung finally launched its Gear VR smartphone-based VR head-mounted display (HMD) in the region. The company quietly listed its new device over on its official website, offering the kit by itself and a…

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When Samsung released the Gear VR smartphone-based virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) in the USA in late 2014, partner Oculus VR also launched its first internally-developed videogame for it. That title was HeroBound: First Steps, a third-person dungeon crawler that can currently be downloaded for free.…

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December 2014 saw Samsung and Oculus VR’s anticipated new smartphone-based virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD), Gear VR, launch in the USA. Ever since that release VR enthusiasts around the world have wondered when the device might launch in their territories. Certain countries in Europe have already…

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Last week VRFocus reported on the launch of a Steam Greenlight campaign for a new virtual reality (VR) compatible puzzle-based videogame by the name of Pneuma: Breath of Life. The title, developed by indie team Deco Digital Workshop, hoped to raise enough positive votes to be sold…

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Now available on Oculus VR Share is puzzle solving virtual reality (VR) videogame Euclidia. The title was created by indie developer Broad Strokes in a 72 hour period for Unreal Engines December game jam with the theme ‘what’s in the box?’. The title is compatible with the…

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VR Developers React to Microsoft's HoloLens Announcement
VR Developers React to Microsoft's HoloLens Announcement
VR Developers React to Microsoft's HoloLens Announcement
Project Morpheus in 2015: Are These Titles Coming to the HMD?
Project Morpheus in 2015: Are These Titles Coming to the HMD?
Project Morpheus in 2015: Are These Titles Coming to the HMD?
VR vs. OSVR
VR vs. OSVR
VR vs. OSVR
Make it a (Virtual) Reality: CES
Make it a (Virtual) Reality: CES
Make it a (Virtual) Reality: CES
12 Days of VR Gaming: Day 12 - Radial-G
12 Days of VR Gaming: Day 12 - Radial-G
12 Days of VR Gaming: Day 12 - Radial-G
12 Days of VR Gaming: Day 11 – Ether One
12 Days of VR Gaming: Day 11 – Ether One
12 Days of VR Gaming: Day 11 – Ether One
12 Days of VR Gaming – Day 10: Shufflepuck Cantina Deluxe VR
12 Days of VR Gaming – Day 10: Shufflepuck Cantina Deluxe VR
12 Days of VR Gaming – Day 10: Shufflepuck Cantina Deluxe VR
12 Days of VR Gaming: Day 9 - Pixel Rift
12 Days of VR Gaming: Day 9 - Pixel Rift
12 Days of VR Gaming: Day 9 - Pixel Rift
12 Days of VR Gaming – Day 8: QBEH-1: The Atlas Cube
12 Days of VR Gaming – Day 8: QBEH-1: The Atlas Cube
12 Days of VR Gaming – Day 8: QBEH-1: The Atlas Cube
12 Days of VR Gaming - Day 7: Private Eye
12 Days of VR Gaming - Day 7: Private Eye
12 Days of VR Gaming - Day 7: Private Eye

LATEST REVIEWS

Review: Toybox Turbos

Codemasters have broken new ground. A full title released for a piece of hardware not yet publicly available, and polished in it’s support despite the limited audience. Technical demos are commonplace for virtual reality (VR) at present, as are Steam Greenlight campaigns and Kickstarters; but a full…

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Review: Toybox Turbos

Review: QBEH-1: The Atlas Cube

If QBEH-1: The Atlas Cube gets one thing right, it’s the implementation of its Oculus Rift support. Launch the videogame via Steam and a pop-up with two options appears immediately: ‘Play QBEH-1: The Atlas Cube’ or ‘Launch Oculus Rift Mode’. For fans of virtual reality (VR) right…

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Review: QBEH-1: The Atlas Cube

Review: Infinity Runner

Wales Interactive’s Infinity Runner joins the small collective of videogames that offer support for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) long before a consumer version of the device is available. Jumping on the VR bandwagon so early is most certainly a double-edged sword: developers…

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Review: Infinity Runner

Review: Crashed Lander

Available to purchase now, Crashed Lander is the definition of an ‘indie’ title. Not necessarily in respect to the way in which it was developed – though this too is a observer of the trends of that same label – but in the fact that it’s a…

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Review: Crashed Lander

Review: Ether One

BioShock was a landmark videogame. Though its roots are firmly grounded in the first-person shooter (FPS) genre it opened the door for many more experiences where the player becomes an active participant in the world in areas removed from simply shooting enemies. It laid the groundwork for…

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Review: Ether One

Review: Strike Suit Zero

Having launched just over a year ago, Born Ready Games’ Strike Suit Zero has developed a keen audience on Windows, Mac and Linux PC formats. Developed by a small UK studio thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, Strike Suit Zero is a space combat videogame designed to…

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Review: Strike Suit Zero

Review: No More Room in Hell

Originally launched back in 2011, No More Room in Hell is a mod developed using the Source engine, based on the hugely popular Half-Life 2. The videogame has frequently been touted as a ‘zombification’ of Gordon Freeman’s second crusade, but following its official release in 2011 it…

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Review: No More Room in Hell

Review: QUAKE II

Undeniably the most popular genre in the modern videogames industry, first-person shooters (FPS) titles owe a debt of gratitude to a number of 1990s titles. QUAKE II is one such landmark release; a perfect mix of visceral violence and logical puzzle solving all wrapped-up in a technically…

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Review: QUAKE II

Review: Slender: The Arrival

Slender: The Arrival is the speedily produced sequel to the hugely popular Slender: The Eight Pages, having seen release just one year after it’s predecessor. Keen to capitalise on the success of the original the development team at Blue Isle Studios is said to be considering bringing…

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Review: Slender: The Arrival

LATEST PREVIEWS

Hands-on with Visualise's Army Volunteer Experience

Visualise has long been staking a claim for the leading virtual reality (VR) video production company, working with partners such as BMW FIFA. However, their latest project steers away from excitement and into the realm of grounded realism as they invite the public to live the experience…

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Hands-on with Visualise's Army Volunteer Experience

Preview: Dying Light on Oculus Rift

Fast-paced acrobatics. Aggressive combat. Enemies coming at you from all directions. A huge map with essential verticality. Dying Light has a good number of reasons as to why it shouldn’t work in virtual reality (VR), but at the same time the team at Techland are well aware…

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Preview: Dying Light on Oculus Rift

Preview: Elements on OSVR Hacker Dev Kit

Despite having a number of OSVR demos ready for the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Las Vegas, last week, Razer chose to show just one to the almost never-ending queue of intrigued attendees. Presumably a combination of ease-of-use and the desire to minimise wait times, Elements was…

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Preview: Elements on OSVR Hacker Dev Kit

Preview: Project CARS

After a seemingly last minute delay, Slightly Mad Studios’ Project CARS is set for release later this year. The device will support both Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus, for PC and PlayStation 4 respectively, in due course, and VRFocus managed to get some hands-on time with the…

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Preview: Project CARS

Preview: Guinness World Records: See it 3D 2015 for Gear VR

Based on the million-selling iOS and Android mobile app, Guinness World Records: See it 3D 2015 is coming to Samsung’s Gear VR in style. The adaptation from a device you hold to one that is the full extent of your vision has been handled gracefully, and though…

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Preview: Guinness World Records: See it 3D 2015 for Gear VR

Preview: Audiobot Demo on Oculus Rift Crescent Bay

The big headline of Oculus VR’s showcase at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Las Vegas, this year? Audio. The visuals are there, the positional tracking is in place, so sound was obviously next on the virtual reality (VR) checklist. With the help of Visisonics, whose RealSpace…

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Preview: Audiobot Demo on Oculus Rift Crescent Bay

Preview: Radial-G Multiplayer

Tammeka Games’ futuristic racing title is set to launch via Steam Early Access later today and while VRFocus has already brought you a look at the single-player aspect of the videogame, the multiplayer is a whole different ball game. Radial-G is fun and frantic in single-player but…

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Preview: Radial-G Multiplayer

Preview: Gunner for Gear VR

The first wave of virtual reality (VR) products are likely to be a muddled bunch. The industry has spent so long aiming for high-end PCs and the eventual consumer version of the Oculus Rift that the untimely pre-emptive arrival of a mobile head-mounted display (HMD) has taken…

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Preview: Gunner for Gear VR

Preview: Radial-G

Progress, when it comes to developing a videogame in the public eye, can be a doubled-edged sword. Revealing your on-going project at an early stage can set expectations, but with every subsequent update that bar is raised. Tammeka Games, now rushing towards Steam Early Access with their…

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Preview: Radial-G

Preview: Turn On

Despite the relative youth of the modern era of virtual reality (VR) things have come a long way in a very short space of time. This is obviously evident in the continual technological advancement of the hardware, but even more so in the software titles currently in…

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Preview: Turn On