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VR vs Ubisoft on OSVR

2014 was a banner year for virtual reality (VR) technology with the release of the Oculus Rift head-mounted display’s (HMD) second development kit (DK2), Samsung’s Gear VR HMD and the reveal of the Project Morpheus HMD for PlayStation 4.…

Hands-On with Roto VR in Alien: Isolation

Oculus VR has already stated that its input solution for its Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) likely won’t be included in the first consumer version of the kit. In fact, the company has even suggested that using a…

Make it a (Virtual) Reality: Devil May Cry

You’re surrounded. A swarm of enemies circle around you, one of which is daring to make the first move. You scan the room for the weak link, mind racing through options. Your hands reach down for Ebony and Ivory, preparing to fire at a…

Make it a (Virtual) Reality: Screamride

Here’s an experience that lives up to its name. You’re sitting on a rollercoaster feeling a very real bout of nerves as you wait for it to start up. Suddenly, you’re literally shot forward, following a path that jolts you from left to right…

Hands-On with HTC & Valve’s Vive

After nearly twenty years of obscurity, one man managed to turn virtual reality (VR) on its head. Palmer Luckey's Oculus Rift kickstarted a movement that would eventually see big players such as Sony Computer Entertainment, Google, Samsung…

Oculus Story Studios’ Lost: The Start of Something Big

The announcement of Oculus Story Studio at the Sundance festival, Utah, back in January of this year took many by surprise. It's common knowledge that Oculus VR is working on their own applications and videogames for use exclusively in…

Opinion: Is HTC Vive Really Valve’s VR HMD?

Earlier today VRFocus reported on a rumour that Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC was soon set to reveal its very own virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). The report was hardly surprising given that many companies have offered…

Make it a (Virtual) Reality: Dying Light

You could be on vacation. From the rooftops this picturesque city looks like the ideal holiday-making destination with sun-licked trees and rustic buildings. Then you look down and notice the thousands of thousands of zombies, tripping over…

VR vs. GDC 2015

If you take a look back at any of VRFocus’ pre-event ‘VR vs.’ articles from the past year, you’ll likely note a sense of tempering expectations. It would be all too easy to get carried away every time an E3 or Gamescom rolls around and…