When it comes to simulating walking and running within a virtual reality (VR) experience, omni-directional treadmills such as the Cyberith Virtualizer and Virtuix Omni are hoping to lead the way. However this week sees a new entry into this market as Omnifinity has detailed its Oculus Rift…

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Many mobile-focused videogame developers have shown interest in Samsung’s Gear VR smartphone-based virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). Fireproof Games, the team behind the celebrated The Room puzzle experiences, is working on Omega Agent for the device and now New Zealand studio PikPok has pledged support towards…

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Last weekend saw Frontier Developments host the Elite: Dangerous Premiere Event, a fan-driven celebration of both the Elite series and the imminent launch of the anticipated title on 16th December 2014. The show played host to the reveal of plenty of new footage about the title as…

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Virtual reality (VR) technology has already been used from some interesting musical experiments and projects. Artists such as Beck and Coldplay have offered 360 degree videos of live experiences as has Sir Paul McCartney, while developers such as Harmonix are creating unique music-based VR titles. This week…

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Last week indie developer Triangular Pixels revealed an innovative solution to an often overlooked issue with Samsung’s Gear VR smartphone-based virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). The team showcased a companion app of sorts for its upcoming VR videogame, Smash Hit Plunder, which relayed information from the…

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Indie developers Jon Hibbins and Nick Pittom are currently busy pushing to raise funds for their ongoing Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible dungeon-crawling adventure, Crystal Rift. The pair are hoping to raise £4,000 GBP by 12th December 2014 in order to aid development…

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It’s been a long time since the development team behind upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible videogame Narcosis, now known as Honor Code, Inc., has provided an update on the title. VRFocus last spoke to the studio all the way back at the 2014 Game Developer Conference in March,…

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Most virtual reality (VR) action videogames try to immerse the player in assuming the role of the protagonist from a first-person perspective. Some developers however are instead opting to utilise a third-person perspective, as seen in the likes of VR platform title Lucky’s Tale. Another title that…

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After a long journey, it’s nearly time for Tammeka Games to launch the pre-release version of its upcoming sci-fi racing videogame, Radial-G, on Steam’s Early Access system. The virtual reality (VR) compatible title will be arriving on 11th December 2014 with full support for the Oculus Rift…

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The team behind the planned ‘immersive cinema’ film, Blue Highway, have announced that they have moved into pre-production. To be directed by best-selling author, photo-artist and filmmaker, David Marlett (who also penned the screenplay), the film will be crafted to be viewed from within virtual reality (VR)…

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Make it a (Virtual) Reality: Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem
Make it a (Virtual) Reality: Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem
Make it a (Virtual) Reality: Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem
VR vs. Post-Samsung Developer Conference 2014
VR vs. Post-Samsung Developer Conference 2014
VR vs. Post-Samsung Developer Conference 2014
Hands-On with Project Beyond
Hands-On with Project Beyond
Hands-On with Project Beyond
Hands-On with Sixense STEM on Gear VR
Hands-On with Sixense STEM on Gear VR
Hands-On with Sixense STEM on Gear VR
Make it a (Virtual) Reality: The Evil Within
Make it a (Virtual) Reality: The Evil Within
Make it a (Virtual) Reality: The Evil Within
Hands-On with Interstellar Oculus Rift Experience
Hands-On with Interstellar Oculus Rift Experience
Hands-On with Interstellar Oculus Rift Experience
VR vs. Take-Two Interactive
VR vs. Take-Two Interactive
VR vs. Take-Two Interactive
Make it a (Virtual) Reality: Mario Kart
Make it a (Virtual) Reality: Mario Kart
Make it a (Virtual) Reality: Mario Kart
Make it a (Virtual) Reality: Real-Time Strategy
Make it a (Virtual) Reality: Real-Time Strategy
Make it a (Virtual) Reality: Real-Time Strategy
VR vs. Konami
VR vs. Konami
VR vs. Konami

LATEST REVIEWS

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

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

Preview: Anshar Wars

There’s been a lot of talk about how virtual reality (VR) can reach beyond videogames. It’s not just about entertainment; it’s about health care, education, training, military applications. All of this is true, but sometimes you just want to blast the heck out of alien fighter ships…

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Preview: Anshar Wars

Preview: Titans of Space on Gear VR

Drash VR’s Titans of Space earned the team a great deal of respect when it made it’s debut on the original Oculus Rift development kit (aka DK1), cited as one of the most impressive uses of the hardware that avoided any sense of acceleration or interactivity in…

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Preview: Titans of Space on Gear VR

Preview: The Blu VR

Virtual reality (VR) will in time play host to many different experiences. Videogames are of course at the forefront and there has been much talk of use in industry and military applications. But there are other forms of entertainment that stand to benefit from VR also, including…

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Preview: The Blu VR

Preview: Toybox Turbos on Oculus Rift

The Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) is not a toy. The device’s second development kit (DK2) is laden with expensive technology, seemingly endless wires and enough health and safety warnings to make you think twice before using it. But that doesn’t mean the device can’t be used…

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Preview: Toybox Turbos on Oculus Rift

Preview: Epic Games' Showdown

It’s not even a videogame. Nowhere near, in fact. There’s no interaction, no direct action and no risk/reward of any kind. It’s a movie – a short-movie with no dialogue or context – and you just happen to be in the middle of it. Epic Games’ Showdown…

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Preview: Epic Games' Showdown

Preview: Pixel Rift Halloween Special

National Film & Television School (NFTS) student Ana Ribeiro has earned herself quite a lot of media coverage of late thanks to her inspired take on life as a young female videogame fan in the latter decades of the last century. Pulling from her own experiences of…

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Preview: Pixel Rift Halloween Special

Preview: The Hum

An empty city lies in ruins. Torn apart by a war of technology with an extra-terrestrial race its citizens never saw coming, the loneliness is as crippling as the oppressive control from the watchmen. Circulating above offering your only source of light as they patrol the streets…

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Preview: The Hum

Preview: Dream

With the development of Dream nearing completion, the small group of developers at Hypersloth Games are heading back to university to help perfect their craft as they prototype new ideas. That might sound like a strange move given that this close-knit team has already demonstrated itself as…

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Preview: Dream

Preview: Alien: Isolation on Oculus Rift

In 1979 audiences were terrified by a man in a latex suit. That man was Bolaji Badejo and that suit was the now-unmistakable Xenomorph, a grotesque, deadly creature that went on to become the star of 1979’s Alien. It’s now 2014 and, just like rubber sharks, Badejo…

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Preview: Alien: Isolation on Oculus Rift