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The VR Drop: A Breezey RPG Summer

It’s hot, it’s sunny so why stay inside playing virtual reality (VR) videogames? Because it’s hot, too sunny and quite frankly July has been filled with awesome releases. And that’s set to continue as the month comes to a close next week with more VR titles than you can shake a stick at gearing up for launch. Here are five that VRFocus is looking forward...

Stride’s Oculus Quest Launch Confirmed for August

It’s a busy time for Russian virtual reality (VR) studio Joy Way. Not only has the team unveiled a new first-person shooter in the form of Outlier, but its parkour-inspired videogame Stride is now set to make its debut for Oculus Quest in August. Initially, a Steam Early Access release for PC VR headsets in 2020 with one Endless...

Thierry Henry & Gary Neville Participate in VR Football Specialist Rezzil’s £2m Funding Round

Due out later this summer for Oculus Quest is the football-inspired fitness title Rezzil Player 22, from British virtual reality (VR) specialist Rezzil. Today, the studio has announced the completion of a new £2 million GBP funding round which saw some big names from the footballing world take part. Rezzil Player 22 The round...

After the Fall Delayed Again, Oculus Quest Version to 2022

This summer is full of exciting virtual reality (VR) videogame releases but today sees one of the biggest, Vertigo Games’ After the Fall being pushed later into the year. The studio announced the delay will affect all versions with the original Oculus Quest edition hit the hardest, delayed until next year. We’re close, but we need a...

Stride Developer Unveils Roguelite FPS Outlier for PC VR

Virtual reality (VR) developer Joy Way is becoming one of those “one to watch” studios thanks to some exciting projects currently in the works. Parkour title Stride is already in Early Access and due for release later this year is the eye-catching rhythm action videogame Against. This week Joy Way has added a third experience to that list, a roguelite...

Review: YUKI

Virtual reality (VR) developers have never been shy when embracing the industry’s heritage, either bringing back titles from yesteryear or reimaging retro genres. Side and vertical scrolling videogames like R-Type or Ikaruga were some of the most brutal and unforgiving, a continual onslaught of enemies and screen-filling projectiles. These “bullet-hell”...

Synth Riders’ PlayStation VR Launch Delayed due to ‘Distribution Issue’

PlayStation VR fans of rhythm action videogames were looking forward to Kluge Interactive launching Synth Riders next week as a viable alternative to the ever popular Beat Saber but that arrival has now been cancelled. In a Reddit post the Synth Riders team revealed it wasn’t anything to do with development, rather unusually...

Preview: I Expect You to Die 2: The Spy and the Liar

When Schell Games launched I Expect You to Die back in 2016 it perfectly showcased immersive virtual reality (VR) puzzle-solving on PlayStation VR. It was a time where locomotion in VR was being wrestled with, so having a completely stationary escape room experience worked extremely well, especially where newcomers were concerned. Ports to other platforms...

Larcenauts: Immersion Overload Update Adds Manual Reloads & More

Impulse Gear’s multiplayer hero-shooter Larcenauts landed with a bump last month, with last-minute issues causing SteamVR headsets to lack support – that’s now been fixed – and gameplay elements like auto-reloading not going down well with players. Today, the studio is rolling out the Larcenauts: Immersion Overload update to rectify problems and provide...

Save the World Again When I Expect You To Die 2 Arrives in August

This summer is going to have plenty of exciting virtual reality (VR) titles to suit all tastes with the latest launch date confirmation coming from Schell Games. The studio has revealed that its escape room puzzler, I Expect You To Die 2: The Spy and The Liar is ready to immerse players back into the world of espionage in later August. ...

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