Author Archives: Kevin Joyce

Crytek Confirm New VR Demo for E3

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Crytek have been particularly vocal of their interest in virtual reality (VR) over the past 10 months. Two early technical demonstrations and the promise of integrated support within CryENGINE 3 later and it appears the company is planning on upping its game yet further this summer, as VRFocus has learned that a brand new VR demo will be shown at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Los Angeles, this June. READ MORE

Gear VR Exclusive Pixel Ripped 1989 Announced

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Brazilian videogame developer Ana Ribeiro has created one of the most highly-anticipated virtual reality (VR) videogames in Pixel Ripped. Currently in development for the Oculus Rift and other head-mounted displays (HMDs), Pixel Ripped is simply too demanding an experience to port to a mobile device. Instead, VRFocus can reveal that Ribeiro’s team are now working on a Gear VR exclusive sister title: Pixel Ripped 1989. READ MORE

Valve to Attend Maker Faire with HTC Vive’s Lighthouse Technology

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The recent revelation of Valve’s work on a consumer head-mounted display (HMD) has taken the virtual reality (VR) community by storm. Not only does the device offer a comparable visual quality to competitor HMDs such as the Oculus Rift or the PlayStation 4’s Project Morpheus, but it also brings full-body tracking into the equation with the Lighthouse technology. Today, Valve have confirmed that this technology will be making an appearance at Maker Faire, San Mateo, 16th – 17th May 2015. READ MORE

VR MMO Brunelleschi: Age of Architects Launches On Greenlight & Kickstarter

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A somewhat subdued launch of two simultaneous campaigns, Brunelleschi: Age of Architects is now live on both Steam Greenlight and Kickstarter. Developed by a team of just 3, lead by Matthew Mitchum, Brunelleschi: Age of Architects is a massively multiplayer online (MMO) title that promotes strategy and civilisation development ahead of reaction-based combat. READ MORE

Developers React to Oculus Rift Release Date Announcement

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Today’s announcement of the release window for the consumer version of the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) surprised many people, and yet having a confirmed launch period is most definitely seen as a very good thing for the virtual reality (VR) industry. VRFocus has contacted a number of notable development studios for their reactions to the announcement, to which the response has been unsurprisingly positive. READ MORE