Previews

  • jurassic_encounter_header Preview: Jurassic Encounter Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - One of the very few brand new virtual reality (VR) experiences present at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) came in the form of Jurassic Encounter, a new Project Morpheus title from Supermassive Games. As the name suggests, Jurassic Encounter takes you out of your real-world environment…

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  • RadialG_Header1 Preview: Radial-G Friday, June 27, 2014 - A super-fast futuristic racing videogame. Players take on the roles of pilots as the battle for position on tracks comprised entirely of cylindrical tubes. Nudging against rivals as they aim for the boost pad or in a vindictive endeavour as you barge them into a speed-down zone;…

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  • BeastsOfPrey_Header Preview: Beasts of Prey Friday, June 27, 2014 - Beasts of Prey is suffering from The War Z syndrome at present. It’s a videogame that promises an awful lot: a sandbox in which players can live however they wish. Hunt dinosaurs, craft items, build structures and create your own empire in a procedurally generated world that…

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  • virtualbike_header Preview: Virtual Bike Friday, June 27, 2014 - The diversification of virtual reality (VR) is not a bad thing. The modern rebirth of the medium brought about by the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) has spurred on creators to fill early adopters boots with all manner of experiences in virtual constructs. But what happens next?…

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  • OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Preview: The Deep Thursday, June 26, 2014 - Sony Computer Entertainment Europe’s (SCEE) London Studio brought a brand new version of The Deep along to this month’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). Due to time constraints they were reluctant to offer a full demonstration to attendees, however VRFocus managed to get hands-on with the full version,…

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  • 4pm_header Preview: 4PM Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - You awake in your own bed. This is not the most dramatic opening for a videogame ever invented, but nonetheless acts as a subtle informant of the kind of experience that awaits: you are a human, on earth, living an everyday, run-of-the-mill life. You have a dull…

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  • Xing_Header Preview: XING: The Land Beyond – A Rollercoaster Ride Made for VR Monday, June 23, 2014 - An adventure videogame set in a lost world played from a first-person perspective. XING: The Land Beyond may not sound particularly inventive, but those of you who are regular readers will know that VRFocus already has high hopes for the title. It’s environment design, gameplay loop and…

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  • Xing_Header Preview: XING: The Land Beyond Thursday, June 12, 2014 - White Lotus Interactive’s XING: The Land Beyond is attracting a lot of attention, and with due cause. It’s an adventure videogame that taxes the player’s minds more than their trigger finger, placing them in a lost world setting filled with traps, puzzles and hidden treasure. Furthermore, the…

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  • LuckysTale_Header Preview: Lucky’s Tale Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - Virtual reality (VR) is largely considered to be the domain of first-person experiences. Anyone who follows VRFocus regularly however, will know that this is not necessarily the case. This is a limitation forced by audiences and not designers, and Playful Corp. intends to push past that artificial…

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  • Assembly_Header Preview: The Assembly Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 2014 is a landmark year for virtual reality (VR). Despite the fact that we’re unlikely to see any of the head-mounted displays (HMDs) make their way to retail before the year’s end, we are noticing a shift in software. It’s no longer five-minute tech demos by indie…

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