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Preview: Beasts of Prey

Beasts of Prey is suffering from The War Z syndrome at present. It's a videogame that promises an awful lot: a sandbox in which players can live however they wish. Hunt dinosaurs, craft items, build structures and create your own empire in…

Preview: Virtual Bike

The diversification of virtual reality (VR) is not a bad thing. The modern rebirth of the medium brought about by the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) has spurred on creators to fill early adopters boots with all manner of experiences…

Preview: XING: The Land Beyond

White Lotus Interactive's XING: The Land Beyond is attracting a lot of attention, and with due cause. It's an adventure videogame that taxes the player's minds more than their trigger finger, placing them in a lost world setting filled with…

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…