Author Archives: Kevin Joyce

Crytek Confirm New VR Demo for E3


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


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


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


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