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Preview: Lucky’s Tale

Virtual reality (VR) is largely considered to be the domain of first-person experiences. Anyone who follows VRFocus regularly however, will know that this is not necessarily the case. This is a limitation forced by audiences and not…

Preview: The Assembly

2014 is a landmark year for virtual reality (VR). Despite the fact that we're unlikely to see any of the head-mounted displays (HMDs) make their way to retail before the year's end, we are noticing a shift in software. It's no longer…

Preview: Alien: Isolation in Virtual Reality

The clue is in the name. You are alone. In a rare and daring twist on the established tradition of videogames, you are not the hunter. You are the prey. And at times, praying is perhaps the best asset in your arsenal. Following VRFocus'…

Preview: The Crypt

As it stands, modern virtual reality (VR) is a wonderful hub of lively debate and activity from indie developers. There are pushes from the likes of Sony Computer Entertainment, Epic Games and CCP Games of course, but by-and-large most of…

Preview: Narcosis

Simulator sickness is a real issue. The distance between what the eye sees and the body feels is something that many have tried to tackle and newer iterations of head-mounted displays (HMDs) have managed to reduce, but eliminating this…

Preview: Couch Knight

An unexpected announcement at the Game Developer's Conference (GDC) earlier this year, Couch Knight is a Oculus Rift exclusive collaboration between Epic Games and Oculus VR themselves. It's not an Unreal Engine 4 showcase nor a…

Preview: EVE: Valkyrie on Unreal Engine 4

A brand new build for EVE: Valkyrie was unveiled at EVE Fanfest 2014 this week. Played on the second iteration of the Oculus Rift development kit (aka DK2), this new edition of the videogame featured all of the enhancements that were…

Preview: EVE: Valkryie

VRFocus has had the pleasure of sampling CCP Games' virtual reality (VR) showboat piece on a number of occasions. The most recent preview builds of EVE Valkryie, playable on both Sony Computer Entertainment's Project Morpheus and the second…

Preview: Virtuix Omni

75 lbs of steel, plastic and rubber. A new pair of shoes, a harness and enough space in your living room to house a medium size arcade cabinet. Virtuix's Omni isn't the kind of device one would buy on a whim, nor is it a standard…

Preview: World of Diving

Virtual reality (VR) 'experiences' are the new entry point. There are many small indie teams developing standalone titles that last only a few hours, some that take the player to a place they otherwise could not go and yet others that…