Category Archives: VR vs.

VR vs Gear VR Software Pricing


For just over a month now USA-based virtual reality (VR) enthusiasts have been enjoying Samsung’s Gear VR, a smartphone-based head-mounted display (HMD) that marks one of the first major consumer releases for the technology. Of course, anyone that’s purchased the kit and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 smartphone with which it runs will tell you that, despite it being on sale, it’s not quite ready for the mainstream. There are a number of issues holding Gear VR back from being a truly finalised product, not least of which is the absence of a premium store. READ MORE



“It is a good thing,” says Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display creator Palmer Luckey. “It is a good thing to share knowledge that has been discovered so that other people can build on it and improve it. It’s a good thing.” VRFocus and surely the wider VR community is inclined to agree. READ MORE

VR vs. CES 2015


2014 was a banner year for virtual reality (VR) technology, so much so that you might think the likes of Oculus VR and Samsung had earned a bit of rest at the start of 2015. Well, just as with every other technology company in the world, the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is here to deny them that rest. The four-day event takes places in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA from 6th – 9th January, promising to showcase the usual assortment of jaw dropping technology. Some of these items fans will be able to get their hands on in 2015 while others will appear as far flung predictions of the future. But what news will the show hold in terms of VR? READ MORE

VR vs. Oculus Rift in 2014


Both Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) and Samsung have made encouraging first steps into the virtual reality (VR) industry this year with the Project Morpheus and Gear VR head-mounted displays (HMD) respectively. But while these two companies have helped the industry grow, no one can deny that it’s still Oculus VR and its Oculus Rift that is leading the charge and waving the flag for the arrival of this once-fantasy technology. Even without the release of a consumer HMD, it’s been a banner year for Oculus VR in many ways. READ MORE

VR vs. Gear VR in 2014


Despite having only been revealed in September, Gear VR, Samsung’s smartphone-based virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) has quickly become one of the most important and exciting products in the industry. Not only is this one of the first HMDs to come from a major electronics manufacturer, but it also marks the release of Oculus Rift HMD creator Oculus VR’s first commercial product, having been developed in partnership with Samsung. That said, you might not want to refer to it as a consumer release when in earshot of the VR specialists. READ MORE

VR vs. Project Morpheus in 2014


When 2014 started out it was set to be an exciting year for the virtual reality (VR) industry. Fans were hoping that Oculus VR would soon be revealing its next iteration of the Oculus Rift head-mounted display, with some even hoping for a consumer release around this time. But the year also held one of the biggest surprises so far for this young industry. Just months after the launch of its PlayStation 4 in 2013, Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) revealed that it was developing its own HMD in Project Morpheus. READ MORE

VR vs. Gear VR Launch


It appears that things are finally falling in place for the launch of Samsung’s Gear VR, a new virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) that runs with the company’s Galaxy Note 4 smartphone. The kit is due to arrive in the USA in a matter of weeks, launching in early December 2014. Even with the delay of just under two months, that’s a remarkably quick turnaround from the reveal of the device back in early September 2014. That said, Gear VR isn’t set to have the most straightforward launch. There are a number of factors that make it something of an unknown quantity at the moment. Just how are things shaping up ahead of release? READ MORE

VR vs. Post-Samsung Developer Conference


Back in September 2014 Oculus VR held its first ever developer conference in Oculus Connect. Shortly after the show, VRFocus reflected on how the company had shown a positive new side that suggested it would be able to present itself properly when the time came to directly address consumers about the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). It was an organised, efficient event that raised the bar for the standard expected of Oculus VR announcements going forward. Sadly, the 2014 Samsung Developer Conference (SDC) didn’t quite meet that bar. READ MORE

VR vs. Samsung Developer Conference 2014


2014 may be drawing to a close but there’s still at least one more virtual reality (VR) event that fans should keep an eye on. This week sees the Samsung Developer Conference (SDC) take place from 11th – 13th November in San Francisco, California. The company will use the event to host a range of talks and sessions on creating for its wide range of products. Of course, this includes the much anticipated Gear VR, a smartphone-based head-mounted display (HMD) created in partnership with Oculus VR itself. Just what can VR fans expect from the event? READ MORE

VR vs. Take-Two Interactive


Take-Two Interactive admittedly hasn’t gotten off to the best start with virtual reality (VR) technology. Earlier in 2014 company CEO Strauss Zelnick labelled the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) as ‘anti-social’ and a strictly ‘core technology’. That’s not the most encouraging sign that the company, which owns both Rockstar Games and 2K Games, will be jumping on board with VR any time soon. But it’s also far from damning proof that either of its subsidiaries will ever make VR videogames. Anyone that’s familiar with either publisher’s work will know that they could make some major contributions to the scene. READ MORE