Tag Archives: Virtual Reality

The Hum on PS4: ‘Chances are really high’ says Dev


Indie developer Thotwise Games has made no secret of the fact that it hopes to bring its upcoming sci-fi horror videogame The Hum to PlayStation 4. Already confirmed for release on PC, the virtual reality (VR) compatible title also hopes to transition to Sony Computer Entertainment’s (SCE) latest console down the line. While the PC version of the title features support for the Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display (HMD), Project Morpheus HMD support is also planned on PlayStation 4. But what are the chances of the port actually happening? READ MORE

Paul Cuisset Talks Subject 13, VR Support and Adventure Videogames


The adventure videogame genre has experienced something of a revival in the past few years. Developers such as Telltale Games and Quantic Dream have carried a torch for the classic genre with releases such as The Walking Dead and Beyond: Two Souls. Each and everyone one of these titles owes a debt to Paul Cuisset, creator such beloved titles as 1989′s Future Wars and 1992′s Flashback. Now Cuisset is returning to the genre he helped shape with Subject 13, which is currently running a Kickstarter campaign looking for $40,000 USD, with a stretch goal of $60,000 for support for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). READ MORE

CEEK Announced for Project Morpheus and Oculus Rift, Halo Designer Contributing


It doesn’t take a $2 billion investment from Facebook to see that virtual reality’s (VR) will have a big impact in the social space. The potential for users to interact with friends and family in new ways is undoubtedly exciting, and companies are only just starting to releaise what’s possible. On such company is Next Galaxy, which has this week announced an agreement with EON Reality to create CEEK, a new social VR platform being developed for the Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display (HMD) on PC and Project Morpheus HMD on PlayStation 4. READ MORE

Ex-People Can Fly Dev: Bulletstorm in VR Would be ‘Awesome’


Before it was rebranded as Epic Games Poland, videogame developer People Can Fly created some of the defining titles of the last generation. Most recently the team worked on Gears of War: Judgment, and before that created the unique first-person shooter (FPS) experience, Bulletstorm. Since then the former title’s lead animator, Jakub Kisiel, has moved on to form indie developer Kubold, where he is working on promising virtual reality (VR) third-person action title, Aliens, Trolls & Dragons. READ MORE

Salvaged VR to Debut at Next South West VR Meetup


The first ever South West Virtual Reality (SWVR) Meetup took place last night in Bristol, UK. Run by the team at Opposable Games, the event saw a range of virtual reality (VR) developers and enthusiasts gather under one roof to show off the latest VR videogames, head-mounted displays (HMD) and more. Despite hosting the show, Opposable Games didn’t show off its own upcoming VR title, Salvaged. However the developer recently confirmed that the title will make its debut at the next event. READ MORE

War Thunder to Receive Oculus Rift DK2 Support ‘Soon’


Gaijin Entertainment has been a long time supporter of virtual reality (VR) technology, integrating the original developer kit for the Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display (HMD) in its free-to-play massively multiplayer online (MMO) World War 2 combat title, War Thunder. This week a tease from the developer has now confirmed that its title will also be supporting the Oculus Rift’s second development kit (DK2) in the near future. READ MORE

Guillermo del Toro’s Production Company, GameFace & More Confirmed for VRLA


Last week VRFocus reported on the announcement of the next Virtual Reality Los Angeles (VRLA) Meetup for the virtual reality (VR) community. At the time it was confirmed that the event would take place on 16th August 2014 at New Deal Studios, with a handful of exhibitors including Jaunt and Senza Peso developer Kite & Lightning also announced. Now the event’s organisers have confirmed an expansive list of new attendees for the event. READ MORE

Distrubing Horror Title Perturbia Launches on Steam Greenlight


This week sees the launch of a brand new virtual reality (VR) compatible videogame on Valve’s Steam Greenlight service from indie developer Imaginary Game Studios. Named Perturbia, the title hopes to raise enough positive votes to be approved for sale on Valve’s digital store come full release. If all goes to plan then the experience will be released on PC in the final quarter of 2015 with full support for the Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display (HMD). A first trailer for the experience can be seen below. READ MORE

The Hum Likely to be Delayed to Allow for Oculus DK2 Integration


Indie developer Thotwise Games is currently hard at work on its upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible horror title The Hum for PC and, if all goes according to plan, PlayStation 4. The team revealed the videogame earlier this year via Steam Greenlight, listing it for a Q4 2014 release. However Thotwise Games’ Ariel Arias recently told VRFocus that the release will likely be pushed back further than that in order to accommodate the arrival of the Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display’s (HMD) second development kit (DK2) among other aspects. READ MORE

VR vs. VR Marketing


If the 2014 Game Developers Conference (GDC) was when virtual reality (VR) videogames became a serious proposition, then the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) was the same for VR marketing. While last week’s event didn’t hold many reveals for videogames, the Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display (HMD) was used heavily for marketing from several high profile movie studios. 20th Century Fox led the charge with two promotional demos, one for the home release of the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past, the other for its Sleepy Hollow TV series. READ MORE