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Samsung Reveals How to Mirror Gear VR Content On A Second Display


Last week indie developer Triangular Pixels revealed an innovative solution to an often overlooked issue with Samsung’s Gear VR smartphone-based virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). The team showcased a companion app of sorts for its upcoming VR videogame, Smash Hit Plunder, which relayed information from the title running on Gear VR to another monitor so that those not using the HMD could get a sense of what the player was experiencing. It seems like an effective, albeit unofficial workaround for a small issue that many fans hadn’t considered. Now Samsung itself has revealed how developers and players can mirror Gear VR content to another display. READ MORE

New Crystal Rift Screenshot Revealed


Indie developers Jon Hibbins and Nick Pittom are currently busy pushing to raise funds for their ongoing Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible dungeon-crawling adventure, Crystal Rift. The pair are hoping to raise £4,000 GBP by 12th December 2014 in order to aid development of the title. This week a fresh look at the experience has been offered in the form of a new screenshot, which can be seen below. READ MORE

Narcosis Dev Shares Fresh Look


It’s been a long time since the development team behind upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible videogame Narcosis, now known as Honor Code, Inc., has provided an update on the title. VRFocus last spoke to the studio all the way back at the 2014 Game Developer Conference in March, where it confirmed that it was hoping to bring the title to PlayStation 4 with support for the Project Morpheus head-mounted display (HMD) alongside the PC title, which supports the Oculus Rift HMD. It’s still yet to be confirmed if this version will happen, but the title has this week released a new trailer for the experience. READ MORE

VR Twin-Stick Shooter Super Zomboy Z Launches Prototype


Most virtual reality (VR) action videogames try to immerse the player in assuming the role of the protagonist from a first-person perspective. Some developers however are instead opting to utilise a third-person perspective, as seen in the likes of VR platform title Lucky’s Tale. Another title that can be added to that list this week is Super Zomboy Z from indie developer noowanda. The experience has recently launched a prototype version for those interested to check out. READ MORE

Radial-G Early Access Trailer Reveals New Features


After a long journey, it’s nearly time for Tammeka Games to launch the pre-release version of its upcoming sci-fi racing videogame, Radial-G, on Steam’s Early Access system. The virtual reality (VR) compatible title will be arriving on 11th December 2014 with full support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). Now the developer has released a trailer for the Early Access release online, which can be seen below. READ MORE

VR Movie Blue Highway Enters Pre-Production


The team behind the planned ‘immersive cinema’ film, Blue Highway, have announced that they have moved into pre-production. To be directed by best-selling author, photo-artist and filmmaker, David Marlett (who also penned the screenplay), the film will be crafted to be viewed from within virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays (HMDs), such as the Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, or the forthcoming Sony Project Morpheus. READ MORE

New Project CARS Screenshots Showcase Xbox One Version


Had upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible racing simulation title Project CARS not been delayed it would have released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC last week with Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) support for the latter. As it stands however, there’s still a while to go until the title’s new March 2015 release. To hold fans over, developer Slightly Mad Studios has released fresh screenshots of the experience which can now be seen below. READ MORE

The Hum Gets New Unreal Engine 4 Footage


Last week Thotwise Games teased that it would soon have news on its upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible horror title, The Hum, following its failure to reach a Kickstarter funding goal earlier in the year. The wait for that news continues, but the developer has at least released a new look at the videogame, which suggests it is making good progress despite the crowd-funding set back. That footage can now be seen below. READ MORE

Solar System Launches for Oculus Rift


Space is an understandably popular destination for virtual reality (VR) experiences. Upcoming VR titles such as Cosmonaut seek capitalise on the tense atmosphere that the unending darkness and ever silent surroundings provide. Other titles seek to provide an informative experience that educates players on space and lets them explore its depths without worrying about Gravity-style cliffhangers and dangers. Solar System from indie developer Scott Wilson falls into this latter category. READ MORE