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Kevin Joyce

About Kevin Joyce

An experienced videogame journalist with more than a decade covering console, PC and mobile platforms. Editor-in-Chief at VRFocus, Kevin Joyce oversaw the launch of the website in 2014 and continues to lead the operation on a daily basis.

EVE Fanfest 2016 Promises ‘A larger presence for virtual reality’

EVE Fanfest logo

EVE Fanfest has become a regular highlight in the annual event calendar for fans of EVE Online and the catalogue of associated titles, not least in the past few years for the virtual reality (VR) community with the birth and subsequent growth of EVE: Valkyrie. Next year’s event, set to take place 21st – 23rd April 2016, promises to deliver even more on that front as EVE: Valkyrie takes ‘its next steps as a premier VR platform launch game’. READ MORE

VRcade Launches Debut Public Experience

VRcade Time Zombies

Seattle-based VRstudios has today announced the launch of its debut public virtual reality (VR) experience. The full-motion, wireless VR technology for commercial and entertainment applications has installed the first VRcade gaming system at Dave and Buster’s, Milpitas, California restaurant/entertainment complex and it open to the public immediately. READ MORE

Crytek on VR: ‘People should not be forced to buy one type’ of Input Device

Crytek

Crytek are keen to ensure that CryENGINE is seen as a leading development opportunity for virtual reality (VR). Following the launch of official VR support in the latest update, 3.8.1, the company have announced plans to incorporate a solution that will allow for developers to create experiences compatible with multiple input solutions without requiring the knowledge of programming for each specific device. READ MORE

Space Hulk: Deathwing Still has Potential for VR

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Focus Home Interactive’s Space Hulk: Deathwing has had a question mark over its head for more than a year now. Will the videogame support virtual reality (VR)? An early technical demonstration suggested that the potential for experiencing the Warhammer 40,000 inspired universe was great, however the team developing the videogame at Streum On Studios have been very quiet about their intentions. That was until last month’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Los Angeles, where VRFocus caught up with the team. READ MORE

Square Enix ‘Interested in creating new types of experiences’ for VR & AR

Final Fantasy VR

Square Enix revealed their virtual reality (VR) debut earlier this month, with Hitman: GO appearing as part of the Gear VR line-up at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Los Angeles, earlier this month. The company is set to deliver more content for VR and augmented reality (AR) devices, according to Yosuke Matsuda, Square Enix CEO, including further videogame titles and other media. READ MORE