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Jamie Feltham

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Senior Staff Writer with a need to bring you the latest news and best features.

SUPERHOT Beta Dated

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It may not have been featuring in Oculus VR’s line-up of software at recent events, but anticipated virtual reality (VR) compatible first-person shooter (FPS) SUPERHOT is still making great progress. The team behind the videogame recently enjoyed a showcase at Microsoft’s stand at E3 2015 in Los Angeles, California for the Xbox One version of the videogame. Fans that backed the title’s Kickstarter campaign last year are currently waiting on an update for its Beta testing phase. This week the team has provided dates and details for that Beta. READ MORE

OnePlus Adds Improvements to Google Cardboard with its Own Version

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Google’s Cardboard mobile virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) concept has quickly grown in popularity over the past year. First seen as a novel approach to low-cost, low-end VR, the kit has quickly been taken on board as a unique way to play VR videogames and even market products. Other companies have even created their own versions of the DIY kit, which have been officially recognised by Google itself. One such company is OnePlus, a smartphone manufacturer which has revealed its own set designed especially to surpass Google’s recently updated official version. READ MORE

MixedBag Talks Futuridium VR, 120FPS on PS4 and More

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Italian studio MixedBag Games is going to be one of the first developers out of the gate for the Project Morpheus head-mounted display (HMD) when it launches in the first half of next year. The team is preparing an update for its already released title, Futuridium EP Deluxe, what will add support for the device. At the same time, it’s also developing an entirely new spin-off for the project by the name of Futuridium VR. MixedBag Games is doing plenty in the VR space, then, and VRFocus recently spoke to the team’s Mauro Fanelli about its work. READ MORE

Crystal Rift Coming to EGX on both Vive and Oculus

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Summer events season officially kicked off last month with the 2015 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, California. Shows are carrying on across the globe for the next few months, and will arrive in the UK from 24th – 27th September 2015 with the EGX Expo in Birmingham. Plenty of virtual reality (VR) videogames are expected to be on display at the consumer-focused show and today VRFocus can confirm that Psytec Games will be bringing its VR dungeon crawling title, Crystal Rift, to the event. READ MORE

Realistic Sword Combat Experience Reverence Hits Greenlight, Kickstarter

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Many videogame fans hope that virtual reality (VR) technology will enable them to realistically wield weapons in intense combat experiences in the future. There are some input issues to solve before that can truly happen, although sword-based battles can be accurately recreated using motion controls. This week has seen the launch of both a Kickstarter and Steam Greenlight campaign for a title that is looking to do just that with the help of the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). That title is Reverence. READ MORE

Samsung: ‘no plans’ for Exclusive Gear VR Titles, Focused on Milk VR

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Samsung’s Gear VR mobile virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) has seen plenty of videogames since its launch in December 2014. Indie developers have been flocking to the device to deliver some of the first premium VR titles. Samsung itself, however, has been focused on the 360 degree video side with its Milk VR app. While other developers are working on playable content for the kit, its co-creator is apparently much more interested in films. This is a trend that looks set to continue in the future. READ MORE

MixedBag Explains 120FPS on PS4 and ‘lower latency’ Morpheus Reprojection

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Italian indie developer MixedBag is hoping to be one of the first studios to support the Project Morpheus virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) when it launches on PlayStation 4 next year. The studio is working on updating Futuridium EP Deluxe, its stylish flight combat title, to include support for the device, along with developing a new entry in the series in Futuridium VR. It’s also looking to be one of the first native 120FPS titles on PlayStation 4 to support Project Morpheus. Recently, the studio’s Mauro Fanelli talked about hitting that target with VRFocus. READ MORE

Unity CEO Dismisses ‘sour grapes’ VR Interviews, 3D TVs a ‘bad analogy’

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While many large technology companies are still working out if virtual reality (VR) fits into their future, engine makers such as Unity Technologies have jumped straight on board. The company’s Unity Engine recently hit its 5.1 update, which included full support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD), while future upgrades will continue to improve VR integration. Now Unity Technologies CEO John Riccitiello has spoken out about some of the ‘sour grapes’ VR interviews that have taken place over the past few weeks. READ MORE

United Pictures CEO: Oculus Rift is ‘truly forward-thinking’

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Advancements in technologies such as virtual reality (VR) are happening faster than most could have predicted right now. With these advances come new possibilities for videogames, films and other mediums. High-level executives in various industries are starting to realise this potential. Michael Doven, CEO of United Pictures Group and film producer, is one of many that’s excited about what VR can do for movies, for example. In fact, he recently went as far as to brand the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) as a ‘truly forward-thinking’ device. READ MORE

Salvaged Greenlit

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Last week VRFocus reported on the news that UK-based Opposable Games has launched a Steam Greenlight campaign for its upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible tactical action videogame, Salvaged. The campaign was looking to raise enough positive votes in order to approve the title for sale on Steam itself. The effort has clear paid off; Salvaged has now passed the campaign in just a week of originally going online. READ MORE