The Latest in Virtual Reality

More than 6,000 German soldiers worked at the Nazi concentration camp in Auschwitz. Now on the cusp of 2018, the ones that are still alive are in their 90s and 100s, so there's very few left to actually pursue. That doesn't mean the German state has given up prosecuting those involved though, as we see in a new documentary from Mel Films called Nazi VR that delves into how VR helped convict SS guard Reinhold More >>
Fri, Dec 15, 2017
Electronauts Screenshot2
Survios, the L.A.-based virtual reality (VR) developer most well known for its first-person shooter (FPS) Raw Data and upcoming assault course experience Sprint Vector has announced a new title, Electronauts for VR music lovers. Electronauts is a music creation tool designed for all ability levels, where users can venture into a surreal sonic experience which they can remix, compose, jam, and perform on Survios' uniquely designed electronic instruments. To showcase what the experience can actually achieve More >>
Fri, Dec 15, 2017
Oculus Winter Sale
It's come to that time of year again where temperatures drop, snow becomes a more common sight – depending on your location – and you just want to stay indoors all warm and cosy. You'll need some entertainment to help you through those long dark nights, and Oculus has got you covered with a range of savings on the latest virtual reality (VR) titles for Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR. Heading to either headsets store, More >>
Fri, Dec 15, 2017
Vive Focus, the first consumer-available standalone headset with six-degrees-of-freedom (6DoF) positional tracking, has officially launched in China. While HTC isn't shipping Vive Focus outside the country, fresh reports of the headset's tracking capability seem to be promising. Richard Lai, Engadget China's Senior Editor-in-Chief, got a chance to go hands-on with Vive Focus recently, saying the headset's ‘World Scale' tracking technology was “quite impressive.” For testing purposes, Lai got down on the ground for a tense fire More >>
Fri, Dec 15, 2017
L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files screenshot
This year has seen the holiday period flooded with big name videogame publishers jumping into virtual reality (VR). While Ubisoft and Electronic Arts (EA) lightly treaded the waters last year, 2017 has seen Bethesda Game Studios arrive with a barrage of new releases and now it's the turn of Rockstar Games, with L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files set to launch for HTC Vive today. L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files is an adaptation of the More >>
Fri, Dec 15, 2017
London, UK-based virtual reality (VR) studio Breaking Fourth has announced the launch of its first app today, WARP, where viewers can watch all of the studio's content in one place. Available on Samsung Gear VR via the Oculus store WARP is a one stop shop that contains all of Breaking Fourth's content to date, as well as housing future content automatically, as it becomes available. This will effectively operate like a video-on-demand service exclusively for the More >>
Fri, Dec 15, 2017
Almost a year ago, developer Mixed Realms launched its first virtual reality (VR) title onto Steam Early Access, a first-person combat experience called Sairento VR. The studio has announced that the past year of development has almost come to an end, with the title due for release on both HTC Vive and Oculus Rift in January 2018. Sairento VR is a mission-driven, sci-fi first-person shooter (FPS) in which players perform feats like triple jumps, wall runs, More >>
Fri, Dec 15, 2017
It's been a long while coming, but Google has finally launched a YouTube VR app on PC. The app is now available on Steam, officially for the Vive (but also functional with Rift and Windows VR headsets). Google expects YouTube VR to remain in Early Access through 2018 as they continue to develop it based on feedback. As one of the largest video content libraries on the planet, demand for being able to watch YouTube content More >>
Fri, Dec 15, 2017
We see out the ‘standard' week on VRFocus with a bang – and why not? It has, after all, been quite the last few day what with us flying over to Malta to enjoy ourselves. At least we are, assuming all has gone well and we've not hurled the Editor into the sea, back home safely. Today's video is far from both Malta and the United Kingdom and for it we instead have to go over More >>
Fri, Dec 15, 2017
CCP Games (developer of EVE: Valkyrie, EVE: Online, and others) has launched Gunjack 2: End of Shift (2016), for the Samsung Gear VR on the Oculus Store. The title is the sequel to 2015's Gunjack which had debuted on Gear VR. Initially Gunjack 2, launched in 2016, was exclusively available on Google Daydream. Gunjack 2 is similar to an arcade action shooter by putting players in the cockpit of a spacecraft's gunning turret to aim and More >>
Fri, Dec 15, 2017

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