Today sees a number of virtual reality (VR) indie developers gather at the 2015 Game Developers Conference (GDC) to discuss ‘VR for Indies’. Among the list of creators is Ben Kane from Steel Crate Games. The studio is currently working on an anticipated cooperative VR videogame known…

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The 2015 Game Developers Conference (GDC) is finally here. While a range of virtual reality (VR) announcements and reveals are being lined up for the week ahead, there are also a number of developer sessions being hosted by key members of the industry. The first of those…

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Yesterday saw Oculus VR announce that a preview for the commerce version of the Oculus VR Store for the Gear VR virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) would be launching soon in the USA. It hasn’t taken the company long to make good on that promise; the…

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There’s still plenty to learn about HTC’s Vive virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD), despite the company yesterday confirming that it will be available to consumers in 2015. One of the most intriguing aspects of the device, which is made in partnership with Valve, is the two…

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Back in December 2014 UK-based indie developer Tammeka Games launched a pre-release version of its anticipated virtual reality (VR) racing videogame, Radial-G over on Steam’s Early Access service. At the time the developer revealed that it would be updating the title with new content, later revealing a…

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This week saw the announcement of the HTC Vive, a new virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) that has been made in partnership with Steam platform owner Valve. There’s a question that few have dared to ask following the announcement; could Valve develop the next instalment in…

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Last week VRFocus reported that popular graphics processing unit (GPU) manufacturer Nvidia would be announcing its very own virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) at the 2015 Game Developers Conference (GDC). Since then the company has announced an event in which it plans to ‘redefine the future…

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Yesterday saw the surprise announcement of the HTC Vive, a new virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) created by the Taiwanese smartphone maker in partnership with legendary videogame developer Valve. The device is set to be on display at both Mobile World Congress (MWC) and the Game…

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The past few weeks have seen a number of announcements from virtual reality (VR) video company NextVR. Having already announced that it was working with the NBA to broadcast basketball games in 360 degrees, the company has also confirmed that it is doing the same with the…

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Undoubtedly one of the biggest stories in the world of virtual reality (VR) in 2015 so far is the announcement of Open-Source Virtual Reality (OSVR). Revealed in January and headed up by videogame technology company Razer, this unique ecosystem is designed to make VR development easier and…

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Opinion: Is HTC Vive Really Valve’s VR HMD?
Opinion: Is HTC Vive Really Valve’s VR HMD?
Opinion: Is HTC Vive Really Valve’s VR HMD?
Make it a (Virtual) Reality: The Order: 1886
Make it a (Virtual) Reality: The Order: 1886
Make it a (Virtual) Reality: The Order: 1886
VRFocus One Year On: A Letter from the Editor
VRFocus One Year On: A Letter from the Editor
VRFocus One Year On: A Letter from the Editor
VR Developers React to Microsoft's HoloLens Announcement
VR Developers React to Microsoft's HoloLens Announcement
VR Developers React to Microsoft's HoloLens Announcement
Make it a (Virtual) Reality: Moon Chronicles
Make it a (Virtual) Reality: Moon Chronicles
Make it a (Virtual) Reality: Moon Chronicles
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

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: VR Karts

As it stands, virtual reality (VR) plays host to numerous videogame experiences. Adventure, horror, science-fiction and even a few educational titles; but where’s the fun? More than 30 years of Nintendo franchises remind us that sometimes the most simple ideas can be the most enjoyable, and that’s…

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Preview: VR Karts

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