The Latest in Virtual Reality

It can be pretty tough being a police officer, and the higher the organisation the more demanding the task for the people on the ground. It's also a difficult task for any member of the emergency services to get from A to B fast and safely. Combine the two and you have the 360 degree video picked to start off your week with on Life In 360°. We're actually spending some time with the Federal Bureau More >>
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
HTC Vive product 1
HTC Vive today announced a $200 USD price reduction for Vive, making the best VR system more accessible to the mass market, across the globe. Starting today, Vive will be available for $599. All Vive purchases come with a free trial to Viveport Subscription, where consumers can choose up to five titles per month to experience, and copies of many of the most popular pieces of virtual reality (VR) content today, including Google's Tilt Brush, More >>
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
Hot on the heels of the $400 Summer Rift sale, HTC is doing some of its own price slashing, bringing the complete Vive system down by $200 to a new permanently lowered price of $600. VR's momentum continues as the two leading PC-based headsets have now dropped significantly in price since the beginning of 2017. Oculus recently introduced a new headset and controller bundle and dropped the price to $500 (though it's currently on sale a More >>
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
Manifest 99, a new release coming to PSVR on September 12th, is being described as an “interactive narrative VR experience” that “straddles the line between dream and nightmare.” Manifest 99 is the first PSVR title from developer Flight School Studio (though they have worked on on VR projects), and aims its focus more at narrative than gameplay. The title will be played without a controller and rely entirely on gaze-based input. You'll hop between the perspectives More >>
Sun, Aug 20, 2017
Xbox One X console
Back at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Los Angeles, in June, Microsoft announced that the Xbox One X console would go on sale worldwide on 7th November 2017. Today, the pre-order campaign has begun and is now available at many international retailers. The campaign begun as part of Microsoft's pre-Gamescom press conference, in which it was revealed that a special edition of the console would be available for launch day purchasers. Known as the ‘Project More >>
Sun, Aug 20, 2017
James Camera is one of Hollywood's most celebrated directors, best known for Titanic, and Avatar, two of the world's top grossing films. He's also been an evangelist of technological innovation in cinema production. Despite past skepticism, Cameron's latest thoughts on VR show that he's coming around to the idea, but still taking a pragmatic look. Image courtesy Angela George (CC BY-SA 3.0)Speaking during a recent interview surrounding the upcoming re-release of Terminator 2: Judgement Day 3D, More >>
Sun, Aug 20, 2017
As you likely know next week is Europe's biggest games focused industry event, the middle chapter of the ‘big three', Gamescom over in Cologne, Germany. With the other two of course being E3 and the Tokyo Game Show which is still to come. Naturally the VRFocus team is (in part) attending the event and we'll be providing you with plenty to read and watch over the course of the next week. You'd be mistaken More >>
Sun, Aug 20, 2017
Spartaga screenshot
House of How recently revealed its debut virtual reality (VR) title, Spartaga, currently in development for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. A twinstick shooter designed specifically for VR, Spartaga aims to push the genre further than ever before thanks to the new medium and some carefully crafted gameplay. Spartaga promised to deliver 32 handcrafted levels at launch, opposed to the typically not procedural waves seen in many modern VR shooting videogames. Featuring five gameplay modes as More >>
Sun, Aug 20, 2017
Whether or not you're in the narrow band of ‘solar eclipse totality' that's making its way across the continental United States on Monday, August 21st, Google Earth VR has seen a recent update that will let you experience the rare event from the comfort of your own HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. Released in an August 12th update, Google has added a new menu function that lets you activate Monday's total solar eclipse, which can be More >>
Sun, Aug 20, 2017
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Ever since Apple unveiled its augmented reality (AR) software ARKit tons of developers have jumped on board, creating all sorts of projects. One of the latest to be revealed comes from Combo, with the studio announcing Pigeon Panic. The title looks like a madcap, point scoring race where players need to collect/scare away pigeons as quickly as possible. As the early preview video shows, players are given 20 seconds for each round, with every bird More >>
Sun, Aug 20, 2017

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