The Latest in Virtual Reality

Appearing this week on the stage of Oculus competitor HTC at the Tokyo Game Show, Oculus founder emeritus Palmer Luckey affirmed that he's continuing to work on projects within the VR industry. Luckey's appearance on the HTC Vive stage during TGS 2017 was a panel discussion that touched on a variety of topics surrounding the Japanese VR scene and beyond. Back in June the New York Times reported that, following his departure from Oculus, Luckey was working More >>
Sat, Sep 23, 2017
Last year, Intel announced it was working on a standalone virtual reality (VR) headset called Project Alloy. Originally slated for release in 2017, now it seems the device will not be making an appearance, as Intel has cancelled the project. Project alloy was designed to be a self-contained head-mounted display (HMD) with a separate controller, inside-out tracking and 6DoF control. It was meant to act as a ‘reference system' with shared technology and open APIs. It seems More >>
Sat, Sep 23, 2017
Earlier this month it was revealed that Summer Lesson would be adding a new student with a new expansion pack titled Summer Lesson: Chisato Shinjo – Seven Days of Etude. The latest trailer revealed at Tokyo Game Show reveals some more details. Chisato Shinjo lives in a large, impressive house and is part of a prominent, wealthy family. However, she is also something of a recluse who doesn't go out to socialise very much. Though intelligent, More >>
Sat, Sep 23, 2017
Intel is investing in the future of immersive computing through their Virtual Reality Center for Excellence. They're pushing the boundaries of high-end of VR gaming experiences, pursuing initiatives to help VR reach critical mass, and exploring how RealSense depth sensor cameras and WiGig wireless technologies fit into the VR ecosystem. I was able to demo an early prototype demo of an HTC Vive game rendered on a PC and transferred wirelessly to a mobile headset, More >>
Sat, Sep 23, 2017
Vanimals Games is well known for its arcade hack n slash series Eternity Warriors which has seen several iterations released on mobile devices over the last six years. So now the developer has turned its attention to virtual reality (VR) bringing that same universe to HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, giving players a chance to engage in all out combat. The early access release features three standard type characters (or loadouts), Warrior, Hunter or Gunner. Naturally More >>
Sat, Sep 23, 2017
For those who want to spend more time with Noctis, Ignis and the rest of the boys from Final Fantasy XV, Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV is coming to PlayStation VR in November to let you head on a virtual reality (VR) fishing trip. The latest trailer shown by Sony and Square Enix at the Tokyo Game Show showed off some of the gameplay of the upcoming VR fishing adventure. Players will be able More >>
Sat, Sep 23, 2017
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Last month virtual reality (VR) headset maker Merge VR launched its take on augmented reality (AR) with the Merge Cube, a physical toy that can be used with a smartphone. Now Texas-based AR developer Possum Interactive has launched a multiplayer, cooperative puzzle for Merge Cube called The Nexus Box. Made for iOS and Android mobile devices, The Nexus Box is a team game where one player has possession of Merge Cube (or ancient artifact) while the More >>
Sat, Sep 23, 2017
Despite the popularity of the Multiplayer Online Battle Arena, or MOBA, genre of videogames, for the most part they have yet to make the jump to virtual reality (VR). That may be about to change, since Sony showcased a VR MOBA called Dark Eclipse at the Tokyo Game Show. Described as a hybrid between the Real-time strategy and MOBA genres, Dark Eclipse will allow players to choose three characters from a roster of over 20, and More >>
Sat, Sep 23, 2017
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It may be a busy week for videogame events, with the Tokyo Games Show (TGS) 2017 going on in Japan, the VRDC expo taking place in California and EGX 2017 being held in Birmingham, UK, but that doesn't mean to say VRFocus' weekly roundup of news relating to sport and virtual reality (VR) has gone wanting. This week features Red Bull and Virtually Live with a Formula E driving experience, 360-degree coverage being tested at More >>
Sat, Sep 23, 2017
It has becomes increasingly popular to hold concerts and recitals featuring music from videogames. The success of these concerts demonstrates the enduring popularity of the music created for videogames, as well as the growing recognition of videogame music as its own sub-genre. PlayStation VR users will soon be able to experience a VR videogame concert from the comfort of home. For many people, the big videogame concert events are out of reach for reasons such as More >>
Sat, Sep 23, 2017

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