Tag Archives: VRFocus

Elite: Dangerous Up For ‘Most Wanted’ Award at Golden Joysticks

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The UK’s Golden Joystick Awards are gearing up for another year and have recently announced nominations for the ceremony, which takes places on 24th October 2014. The list of hopefuls is largely irrelevant for virtual reality (VR) fans, although the Innovation Award does see the rivalry between the Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display (HMD) and Project Morpheus VR HMD spark up once more. READ MORE

Leak Hints at Quad HD Display for Samsung’s Rumoured GearVR Compatible Smartphone

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Information leaks within the mobile phone industry are fairly common and Samsung seems to be continuing that tradition in the build up to its Unpacked event tomorrow on 3rd September. The event, which takes place across Beijing, New York and Berlin ahead of the start of IFA 2014 at the latter, is expected to host the reveal of the much-rumoured GearVR smartphone-based virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). Now a new leak has provided potential details about the GearVR compatible smartphone to be revealed alongside the device, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. READ MORE

VR Multiplayer Survival Horror Title Citadel Revealed

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Survival horror might be a popular genre for virtual reality (VR) developers to explore at this time but few are mixing it with multiplayer elements. That’s where Citadel, the new videogame from indie studio 3Devers, which recently launched on Steam Concepts ahead of its launch on both PC and Mac later this year. The title will arrive with full support for the Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display (HMD). READ MORE

Kôna Devs ‘desire’ PS4 Version, ‘already talking’ with Microsoft

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Last month VRFocus reported that Parabole, the developer of Kôna, was aiming to create a PlayStation 4 version of the title, which is currently running a Kickstarter campaign for a PC, Mac and Linux release with support for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). While the team is still hoping to bring the title to Sony Computer Entertainment’s (SCE) system, possibly with support for the Project Morpheus VR HMD, it seems as if Microsoft’s Xbox One console is the more likely option at this point in time. READ MORE

VR vs. Ubisoft

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Virtual reality (VR) technology almost came out of the 2014 Game Developers Conference (GDC). With Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) announcing the Project Morpheus VR head-mounted display (HMD) and Oculus VR lifting the lid on its second development kit for the Oculus Rift (DK2). The technology was riding on a wavy of positivity, with developers expressing enthusiasm for creating innovative new experiences and press and attendees clearly impressed by what they got to sample at the event. READ MORE

Caffeine Launches Final Pre-Release Demo

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Indie developer Incandecent Imaging has provided videogame fans with plenty of opportunities to test out its upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible horror title, Caffeine, over the past week months. The developer has released a steady stream of updates to a demo for the first-person experience. This week sees the launch of the final version of that demo, bringing a host of tweaks and fixes as well as improved support for the Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display (HMD). The demo can be downloaded through the developer’s official website.  READ MORE

Star Conflict Gets Official Launch Date With New Invasion Mode

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Virtual reality (VR) enthusiasts are likely already familiar with publisher and developer Gaijin Entertainment’s War Thunder, a World War II-era combat title that features support for VR head-mounted displays (HMD). What fans might be less aware of is Star Conflict, the space combat title published by the company and developed by Star Gem which also features support for the Oculus Rift VR HMD. This week sees the title receive a release date and a new gameplay mode. READ MORE

Summit X Snowboarding Gets VR Demo

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Last week VRFocus reported on the launch of House of Secret’s virtual reality (VR) snowboarding demo. At the time it was perhaps the first snowboarding experience to be available for a VR head-mounted display (HMD). Just a short while later and another snowboarding title has launched a demo compatible with Oculus Rift VR HMD. That title is Summit X Snowboarding, a PC port of an iOS and Android title from Free Range Games. READ MORE

The Corridor Fails Kickstarter, Devs ‘Passionate’ About Continuing

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Another virtual reality (VR) videogame has sadly failed to pass its Kickstarter campaign this week. The Corridor: On Behalf of the Dead from Desktop Daydreams Studios has ended its campaign with just £6,802 GBP of its £37,500 goal raised. The title, which supports the Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display (HMD) on PC, began its campaign on 2nd August 2014, giving it around a month to try and reach the target. Despite the setback, the developer is ‘passionate’ about pushing on with the title. READ MORE

Nintendo Classics Get VR Treatment with Dolphin VR

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Many virtual reality (VR) fans dreams of what beloved videogame company Nintendo could achieve if it turned its attention towards the technology. The company has no shortage of franchises that could make enticing VR experiences and the ideas and innovation to create thrilling new IP. While it doesn’t appear as if the Mario makers will be getting involved with VR any time soon, fans can now at least sample some of their past works with an Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display (HMD). READ MORE