Earlier this month VRFocus reported on the revelation that Oculus VR’s motion-picture content creation team, Oculus Story Studio, would be making an appearance at the Tribeca Film Festival, New York, 24th – 25th April 2015. The team will be showcasing an updated version of short film LOST…

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Those looking for virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays (HMDs) outside of names such as Oculus VR, Samsung and Valve may well have heard of ImmersiON-VRelia, the start up company currently working on a smartphone-based device known as The GO and another, high-end HMD known as The Pro…

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One of the more unique virtual reality (VR) videogames in the works right now is Nevermind from indie developer Flying Mollusk. The PC title, which supports the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD), is a first-person horror experience which utilises peripherals such as Intel’s RealSense camera and other…

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Fatih Özbayram, producer at videogame developer Crytek confirmed at the weekend via Twitter that virtual reality (VR) experience Back To Dinosaur Island will be coming to two additional events in Germany. The demo which wowed crowds at GDC 2015 (as well impressing us) and that is set to…

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Finnish company Nokia used to be a household name in the mobile phone business. That fact has changed over the past few years as Microsoft announced that it was to acquire this arm of the company back in 2013, taking over the Lumia, X and Asha brands.…

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Virtual reality (VR) is becoming a key tool in the promotion of upcoming movies, having been used to advertise the likes of Interstellar and X-Men: Days of Future Past in 2014. The trend is set to continue in 2015, with the upcoming third chapter in the Insidious…

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It’s a big day for UK-based indie developer, Psytec Games. After months of work, the studio today launches the Early Access version of its anticipated virtual reality (VR) compatible dungeon crawling videogame, Crystal Rift. The title, which features full support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD),…

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Austin, Texas-based developer Ghost Machine has plenty going on in the world of virtual reality (VR). The developer recently saw success on the Steam Greenlight system with Final Strike, its flight combat title for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD), as well as launching another such campaign…

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The human brain is a truly complicated piece of biological machinery, considering how much science knows about the rest of the human body what they know in comparison about its most vital part is very little. In Neuron Safari you can take a unique view of part…

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Last week indie developer Parabole confirmed that its upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible videogame, Kôna, would be launching in pre-release form on Steam’s Early Access service in July 2015 ahead of the launch of the first full episode in September. But that wasn’t all the studio had…

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Make It A (Virtual) Reality: TRON
Make It A (Virtual) Reality: TRON
Make It A (Virtual) Reality: TRON
VRCast Episode 1: Fire Panda’s Nick Pittom
VRCast Episode 1: Fire Panda’s Nick Pittom
VRCast Episode 1: Fire Panda’s Nick Pittom
Make It A (Virtual) Reality: Xenoblade Chronicles
Make It A (Virtual) Reality: Xenoblade Chronicles
Make It A (Virtual) Reality: Xenoblade Chronicles
VR vs School
VR vs School
VR vs School
Make It A (Virtual) Reality: Space Invaders
Make It A (Virtual) Reality: Space Invaders
Make It A (Virtual) Reality: Space Invaders
Hands-on with the FOVE Eye-Tracking VR HMD
Hands-on with the FOVE Eye-Tracking VR HMD
Hands-on with the FOVE Eye-Tracking VR HMD
VR Vs Fitness
VR Vs Fitness
VR Vs Fitness
Make It A (Virtual) Reality: Knightmare
Make It A (Virtual) Reality: Knightmare
Make It A (Virtual) Reality: Knightmare
EVE: Valkyrie - EVE Fanfest 2015 Trailer
EVE: Valkyrie - EVE Fanfest 2015 Trailer
EVE: Valkyrie - EVE Fanfest 2015 Trailer
Make It A (Virtual) Reality: Devil May Cry
Make It A (Virtual) Reality: Devil May Cry
Make It A (Virtual) Reality: Devil May Cry
Hands-On with Roto VR in Alien: Isolation
Hands-On with Roto VR in Alien: Isolation
Hands-On with Roto VR in Alien: Isolation
Hands-On with HTC & Valve's Vive
Hands-On with HTC & Valve's Vive
Hands-On with HTC & Valve's Vive

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

Preview: Crystal Rift's Level Editor

Launch line-ups can be tricky. On one hand, companies can choose to hit the ground running with a wide range of titles supporting new hardware from the first day, but risk then struggling with drought in the following weeks and months. The other option is to have…

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Preview: Crystal Rift's Level Editor

Preview: Sublevel Zero

Right now there’s no better place for virtual reality (VR) experiences than the cockpit. As the likes of EVE: Valkyrie, Darkfield and more prove, it’s far easier for developers to maintain immersion when piloting an aircraft, as it cuts back on many of the human interactions that…

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Preview: Sublevel Zero

Preview: DEEP

If space is the go to place for virtual reality (VR) developers, then the ocean follows closely behind it. Few things can prove as immersive as diving into the unknown and studios are exploring that at both ends of the spectrum, from the terrifying experience of being…

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Preview: DEEP

Preview: Eclipse

White Elk Studios’ Eclipse (working title) is somewhat of an anomaly for the current virtual reality (VR) market. As pure an indie project as indie can be, Eclipse exhibits high-quality production values in every moment of its very short playable demo. It’s a teaser for something much…

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Preview: Eclipse

Preview: Smash Hit Plunder

The more you think about it, the harder it is to pin down Smash Hit Plunder. Its riotous gameplay doesn’t quite fall under ‘action’ when there are no enemies to slay and the grin-inducing mess that comes from carelessly tossing objects across a room won’t qualify for…

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Preview: Smash Hit Plunder

Preview: CCP Games' VR Labs' Project Nemesis

CCP Games’ VR Labs contingent may have been presented as working on ‘experimental’ virtual reality (VR), but if there was any one project that was confident enough to eventually receive a consumer release it was undoubtedly Project Nemesis. Developed by CCP Shanghai exclusively for Gear VR, Project…

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Preview: CCP Games' VR Labs' Project Nemesis

Preview: Crystal Rift on Gear VR

Crystal Rift works. VRFocus already came to that conclusion when sampling developer Psytec Games’ virtual reality (VR) dungeon crawler for the first time on the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). But does Crystal Rift work on Gear VR? There are plenty of experiences already available for Samsung…

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Preview: Crystal Rift on Gear VR

Preview: CCP Games’ VR Labs' The Workshop

Suggesting that the VR Labs’ contingent of CCP Games has been working on ‘experimental’ virtual reality (VR) could be qualified by The Workshop. An assortment of basic technical demonstrations that have clearly benefited from a lot of iteration and refinement, The Workshop is CCP Atlanta’s answer to…

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Preview: CCP Games’ VR Labs' The Workshop

Preview: CPP Games' VR Labs' Ship Simulator

EVE Fanfest played host to a lot of virtual reality (VR) reveals from CCP Games, some of which pushed pretty far from the universe which is responsible for allowing the developer the room to explore the technology. Ship Simulator however, developed by the team at CCP Atlanta,…

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Preview: CPP Games' VR Labs' Ship Simulator

Preview: CCP Games' VR Labs' Disc Arena

CCP Atlanta comprises one half of the CCP Games VR Labs initiative, revealed at EVE Fanfest earlier this month, and most definitely resides on the ‘experimental’ side of the virtual reality (VR) divide. Showcasing three technical demonstrations at the event in Reykjavik, Iceland, Disc Arena was perhaps…

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Preview: CCP Games' VR Labs' Disc Arena