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Preview: Pollen on Oculus Rift

Virtual reality (VR) is arriving at just the right time for the exploration genre. The further away from the ground-breaking success of Gone Home we get, the easier it’s becoming to criticise experiences such as Everybody’s Gone to the…

Preview: Damaged Core

Oculus VR's software line-up for the consumer version of the Oculus Rift is looking very varied at present, with most major videogame genres covered. Taking responsibility for the hugely popular first-person shooter (FPS) genre is High…

Preview: Narcosis on the Oculus Rift

Hideo Kojima said it best when recently talking about his ill-fated ‘playable teaser’, P.T.; if you make a videogame too scary, people simply won’t play it. That’s a rule that feels especially apt for virtual reality (VR). Horror is the…

Preview: The Assembly on Project Morpheus

nDreams' The Assembly has been in the public eye for some time. The initial announcement of the title came before VRFocus' inception, and since then efforts have been made to ensure that the videogaming public are aware of the virtual…

Preview: The Town of Light on the Oculus Rift

The Town of Light has a premise that immediately grabs you. This is a videogame that explores a real mental asylum that was shut down in 1978 for its cruel practises, starring a former patient that relives her personal traumas. This unique…

Preview: Final Approach on HTC Vive

Phaser Lock Interactive are new to the virtual reality (VR) scene, with the debut of their HTC Vive launch title, Final Approach, at last month's PAX Prime, Seattle. Despite having only been working on the title for 3 months Final Approach…

Preview: The Gallery: Call of the Starseed on HTC Vive

Virtual reality (VR) is at its best when it catches you off guard. The Oculus Rift, Project Morpheus and HTC Vive head-mounted displays (HMDs) really prove their worth in the moments where you find yourself unexpectedly having a very human…

Preview: EDEN on Oculus Rift

It's something of a shame that the name 'Walking with Dinosaurs' is already taken. Back in 1999 the BBC decided that computer-generated imagery had advanced enough to realistically recreate the prehistoric beasts in a six-part documentary.…

Preview: Arcophobia on Gear VR

There’s going to be a lot of attempts to tackle a lot of phobias in virtual reality (VR) over the next few years. It's an obvious application for the technology; to get people to face their fears by forcing them to experience them in a…

Preview: Homoculus Sapiens

People are approaching virtual reality (VR) in fascinatingly diverse ways. Many see the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) in its intended form, as a portal to other worlds to escape into. But equally as interesting are the developers…