VR Thriller Blind Reveals Release Date

Horror titles in virtual reality (VR) are terrifying enough when you can see where you are going, VR puzzle-thriller Blind ramps things up by taking away your ability to see and forcing you to navigate using echolocation. Players will soon be able to get the experience for themselves with the announcement of the release date for Blind.

Blind will be heading to HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR on 18th September, with a physical release to follow shortly after.

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The title was developed by Tiny Bull Studios and Fellow Traveller, and puts players in the midst of an eerie mansion, a twisted place full of mystery, where players must navigate using echo location to reveal outlines of objects.

Players take on the role of a young women who awakes alone in a strange room, confronted with the realisation that she has lost her sense of sight. Using echolocation, players need to solve various puzzles in order to reveal the mystery of the mansion and the secrets that the player character is carrying.

“Most VR titles use the medium to flood players’ senses, but we wanted to do something special and restrict the senses in a way,” says Matteo Lana, CEO of Tiny Bull Studios. “But even as Blind inhibits our standard perception of sight, the echolocation mechanic and fully-encompassing environment engage the player and enhance the puzzle gameplay in a way that only VR can.”

Blind will be available digitally for PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and OSVR from 18th September, priced at $24.99 (USD). A physical retail release is also being published by Perp Games, which will be available in EU territories from 28th September, with a North American release date to follow.

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Further information can be found on the Steam Store page. For future coverage of Blind and other upcoming VR titles, keep checking back with VRFocus.

NOLO veröffentlicht 6DoF Plattform NOLO Home

Werbung für Virtual Reality Hygiene

NOLO Inc bietet schon seit geraumer Zeit ein System an, welches VR-Brillen ohne Positional Tracking um diese Funktion erweitern kann. Die Zielgruppe sind Menschen, die eine mobile VR-Brille besitzen und sich dennoch frei im Raum bewegen wollen. Doch was bringt diese Technik, wenn man keine Software findet, die dieses System nutzt? Der Hersteller will das Problem mit NOLO Home entschärfen.

NOLO stellt eigene 6DoF Plattform vor


Mit NOLO Home steht eine App für euer Android-Smartphone bereit, die euch direkt nur Software anzeigt, die mit dem NOLO System kompatibel ist und die Vorteile nutzen kann. Derzeit steht die App noch nicht im Android Store bereit, da es sich noch um eine Beta handelt. Ihr müsst die Software über die Webseite des Herstellers herunterladen.

Das NOLO CV1 ist derzeit verwendbar mit Cardboard, Gear VR, Daydream, OSVR DK2, Pimax 4K und PlayStation VR. Die letzten drei Brillen können über das System Positional Tracking für SteamVR-Spiele erhalten. Auch die mobilen VR-Brillen können Steam-Spiele mit NOLO abspielen, wobei hier Latenzen durch die drahtlose Übertragung entstehen. Zudem handelt es sich um eine Erweiterung für Geräte, die ursprünglich nicht für diesen Einsatzzweck gedacht waren. Dementsprechend sollte man nicht davon ausgehen, dass die Erfahrung mit SteamVR-Inhalten an die Erfahrung mit einer Rift oder Vive heranreicht.

Auf Amazon ist das NOLO CV1 für 199 US-Dollar gelistet und ein Versand nach Deutschland ist möglich.

(Quelle: NOLO)

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The Day of Destruction Approaches in VR

In July last year, SynaptixGames announced a virtual reality (VR) videogame for multiple formats, Day of Destruction, developed by Grand Junction. Six months later the title is now preparing for launch on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

Day of Destruction screenshot 2

Day of Destruction is inspired by the 1996 motion-picture, Independence Day. The twist however, is that you play as the aliens hell-bent on bringing destruction to the Earth. Playing as the invaders, VR users will have the opportunity to bring destruction to 24 cities on six different planets, unlocking new technologies and UFO craft as they progress.

Day of Destruction was originally intended to launch in summer 2017, however a considerable delay left us with no further information. Now the videogame has resurfaced with a suggested ‘early January 2018’ release date. The official website for Day of Destruction offers an introduction to the storyline of the videogame, proposing a possible release date also. The excerpt follows below, verbatim:

“January 8, 2018: Communications systems in the solar system ahead are disrupted by interference from your armada. They know you are coming! Rise to the challenge and vanquish entire civilizations. Empower yourself with alien technology as you unlock new weapons and more powerful ships. Follow your destiny on the Day of Destruction!”

The teaser trailer for Day of Destruction, embedded below, showcases footage that acts as a homage to the aforementioned Independence Day motion-picture, with UFO slowly flying into position above a variety of different cities. However, not seen in the trailer is the proposed ‘mass scale destruction system’ set to feature in the videogame. Day of Destruction will also include universal leaderboards and Steam Achievements upon release.

Day of Destruction screenshot 3Day of Destruction has reportedly been in development for two-and-a-half-years, and is set to launch via Steam later this month, compatible with both Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. There’s currently no word on the previously announced Samsung Gear VR edition, nor the proposed OSVR compatibility.

Keep an eye on Steam on 8th January 2018, to see if that fateful day where the end of the Earth is in your hands arrives. VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest details on Day of Destruction and other VR titles from SynaptixGames and Grand Junction.

Epson’s Moverio Looks to OSVR for Content Creation

Epson has today announced the availability of a device plug-in based on the Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) platform to enable cross-platform content creation for Moverio software developers. The integration of the plug-in with the Moverio augmented reality (AR) smart glasses was made in collaboration with Sensics, creators of OSVR and a provider of special-purpose virtual reality (VR) and AR solutions.

Epson Moverio BT-350

Developed as a platform upon which Razer’s OSVR Hacker Dev Kit (HDK) was based, OSVR is a multi-OS middleware layer that connects popular applications and videogame engines to hundreds of VR and AR devices using a common universal interface. By downloading the device plug-in, Moverio developers can now use the Unity engine and a wide selection of other standard tools to create content for the Moverio platform in addition to running existing OSVR content on the Moverio.

Additionally, developers will be able to integrate peripherals, such as positional tracking sensors or natural human interfaces, with Moverio applications in an easier way as well as gaining access to image analysis and AR toolkits that are pre-integrated with OSVR.

“We are excited to add Epson and their strong line of augmented reality products to the list of devices supported by OSVR,” says Yuval Boger, CEO of Sensics. “Our experience shows that enterprise customers seek multi-vendor solutions that can be upgraded over time and OSVR makes this process exceptionally easy.”

The current Moverio AR smart glasses were first introduced in 2016, with the Moverio BT-300, the third-generation of Epson smart glasses. The device features an OLED digital display and quad core Intel Atom processor, and includes a built-in five mega pixel front-facing camera. Other devices in the Moverio range include the BT-350 (pictured above) and BT-2200 (pictured below).

Epson Moverio BT-2200

“This collaboration between Epson and Sensics enables OSVR developers to easily port existing games and apps to Epson’s Moverio augmented reality smart glasses, and provides existing Moverio developers with powerful new tools and resources for building rich new content,” says Leon Laroue, Technical Product Manager of Augmented Reality Solutions at Epson America.

The Moverio OSVR plug-in is available now and can be downloaded via Github, with instructions for use and sample applications also available. VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest details on the Moverio AR smart glasses and other hardware and devices joining the OSVR platform.

Steam Reveals the Top Selling VR Titles of 2017

Valve, Inc. has today published the top selling videogame titles of 2017, as per the hugely popular digital distribution platform for PC, Steam. This year, more subcategories have been included in the top selling lists, including virtual reality (VR) videogames for the first time.

The 2017 edition of Steam’s ‘Year End Charts’ is the second time Valve has published such detailed information on the software sales throughout the previous calendar year. This edition however, includes many more category breakdowns such as the top VR titles, Early Access titles, Most Played titles and titles that enjoyed the best Opening Week performance.

The chart includes titles compatible with any head-mounted display (HMD) supported by Steam VR, including the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, OSVR Hacker Dev Kit and Windows Mixed Reality platforms. The top selling VR titles are as follows, organised into tiers by gross revenue.

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Raw Data
Arizona Sunshine
Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades
SuperHot VR
Space Pirate Trainer
Tilt Brush
Fallout 4 VR
Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-Ality

Dead Effect 2 VR screenshot


Pavlov VR Shooter
Batman Arkham VR
The Talos Principle VR
I Expect You To Die
Sairento VR
Dead Effect VR
Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope
Virtual Desktop
Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul
Vanishing Realms: Rite of Steel

Gal*Gun VR screenshot


Gal*Gun VR
Eleven Table Tennis VR
Duck Season
Fruit Ninja VR
Iron Wolf
The Gallery: Call of the Starseed
To The Top
The Golf Club VR
Sports Bar VR
The Brookhaven Experiment
Eagle Flight
The Blu
A Chain In A Room
Serious Sam: The First Encounter
L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files
The Gallery: Heart of the Emberstone

The full breakdown of Steam’s ‘Year End Charts’ for 2017 is available on the official Steam website. VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest VR videogames and software hitting Steam throughout 2018.

Something for the Weekend: Bundles And Deals In The Steam Store

Some days are really sent to test you. Nothing goes right, and instead everything goes very wrong indeed. It’s raining out, or cold, or both. Something expensive breaks. Someone reliable is not. You’ve no time for any of the things you need to do. Your post is nothing but bills and your next-door neighbour is still playing that same song over and over they started playing several hours back. What’s the worst is when these days happen to be on the weekend, supposedly days of rest. 

Sometimes you just need to take a load off, and get away from it all. In this way virtual reality (VR) is especially valuable. After all, if the world’s full of nonsense why not go to a new one? Thankfully there’s always a deal here on the various stores where you can pick up a videogame on the cheap and work out some of the stress from a testing world.

Today’s selection of titles picked by VRFocus come from Steam, so check out the below and maybe save some cash on something good.


Compatibility: HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

Remember what I said about combating stress above? Here’s a bumper pack of titles to cause havoc in.

Earlier in the week we told you about the release of Serious Sam 3 VR: BFE. Croteam have been busy throughout 2016 and 2017 converting some of their most iconic titles – the Serious Sam series – into VR compatible adventures for both HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. As well as that release Croteam also released a special bundle of all their VR related titles onto Steam.
It’s a five pack consisting of Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope, Serious Sam VR: The First EncounterSerious Sam VR: The Second Encounter, the aforementioned Serious Sam 3 VR: BFE and also The Talos Principle. 

The CROTEAM VR Bundle works out to be 51 percent off of purchasing the games separately; meaning you can pick up all five titles for £73.90 GBP rather than £150.95.

Racket Nx screenshotRacket: Nx

Compatibility: HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

Racket: Nx is an out and out sports title, compare it to any game which involves a racket of some sort (badminton, tennis, table tennis, etc), just with a bit of sci-fi flare. Players are located in the centre of a dome, on a slightly raised platform. This dome is made up of hexagonal panels which illuminate with different options depending on the game mode or difficulty.” – Read Peter Graham’s preview for VRFocus.

Until the end of Monday Racket: Nx is available on Steam for £9.59 (GBP) rather than £15.99.

Karnage Chronicles logoKarnage Chronicles

Compatibility: HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

Karnage Chronicles is a first-person experience that performs in a similar fashion to the extremely well received Vanishing Realms: Rite of Steel. While Indimo Labs’ debut title nails the combination of puzzle solving and combat fairly solidly, Karnage Chronicles has two other ideals up its sleeve: character class divisions and co-operative gameplay.” – Read VRFocus Editor Kevin Joyce’s preview.

You’ve just over a day to get Karnage Chronicles on Steam at 15% off, for £16.14 (GBP) rather than £18.99.


Compatibility: HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

It seems like there’s always a zombie crisis somewhere isn’t there?  In this fast-paced Early Access VR videogame from INTO GAMES a zombie outbreak has occurred throughout the world.  You are a soldier of the Special Event Action Team, better known by the acronym S.E.A.T.  It’s your job to convince the walking dead to stop the former, and stay the latter. With as many bullets as is necessary.

You’ve until November 17th to get 25% off of ZomDay, bringing the price down to £5.24 (GBP) from £6.99.


Compatibility: HTC Vive

Aeon is a VR shooting game. Use your Bullet Time (slow motion) ability, sharp swords and heavy caliber pistols to kill the enemy! Realistic details of hit reactions, real-time sword cutting system, Advanced IK to let you see your whole body.” –  Developer Illusion Ranger

Another title scheduled to end just over a day from the time of writing, Aeon is available on Steam with a 10% discount currently. Buy it now at £17.09 (GBP) over the usual cost of £18.99.

Final Soccer VR

Compatibility: HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

In this videogame by Ivanovich Games, soon to celebrate its first anniversary you must take on the role of a football attacker or a goalkeeper and use your virtual skills in order to score goals or prevent them from being scored. Its as simple as that. Whilst for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift the striker side of the game is only for the HTC Vive – so do bear this in mind.

For a short time only you can get Final Soccer VR for £7.49 (GBP) 50% off its usual price of £14.99.  Its also a part of the Virtual Reality Arcade Bundle, which also features Lander 8009 VR, Operation Warcade VR and Off-Road Paradise: Trial 4×4. You can get all four of these titles for £26.60. 52% off the usual price.

Alpha Mike Foxtrot VR – AMF VR

Compatibility: HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

“Get ready for the Next Generation in Virtual Reality First Person Shooters! Focusing on fast-paced gameplay and immersive environments, Alpha Mike Foxtrot VR (AMF VR) delivers the goods. Put on your headset and engage in all-out warfare with Bots, Friends (or Enemies) around the globe.” – SUBLEVEL ONE STUDIOS

An Early Access title, Alpha Mike Foxtrot VR – AMF VR is on sale through Steam for £5.75 rather than £7.19 until 17th November.

Legendary Hunter VR

Compatibility: HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

Developed by LastnOni and published by Frozen Dreams, Legendary Hunter is inspired by the classic NES videogame Duck Hunt – but Duck Hunt didn’t have a day/night cycle, and it certainly didn’t have wolves and crocodiles hunting you.

You’ve just over a day left on this offer, which gives a third off the regular £5.59 (GBP) price to give you a sale value of £3.74.

Super Ninja Hero VR

Compatibility: HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

If there’s one thing that’s bound to ruin your day it’s a bunch of ninja’s flying out of the sky. I mean it’s a Sunday. You’ve got things to do. That washing isn’t going to sort itself out you know. Take up arms in Wuhan Firegame Co.,Ltd’s first person battler which is on sale now for half its usual price of £6.99 (GBP). Another title in the Steam week long deal that is rapidly expiring, you’ve just over a day to act and acquire it.

Wacky Wings VR

Compatibility: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and OSVR

A title that came out at the beginning of the year from Pocket Money Games, Wacky Wings VR doesn’t see you just fly aeroplanes, it also sees you take command of helicopters and even dragons! Navigate your way through ten levels of in-flight entertainment.

Wacky Wings VR is available at half price until November 15th, so act fast if you want it for £1.99 (GBP) as opposed to £3.99.

Something for the Weekend: Steam’s Halloween Havoc

You may have noticed something of a theme these last few days on VRFocus. But such is inevitable when there’s a holiday such as Halloween going on, and so it’s only natural that this week on Something for the Weekend we highlight just a few of the videogames currently on offer in the Steam Halloween sale. Which does have more than a few virtual reality (VR) experiences up for grabs a reduced price.

Before we begin it should be noted that a lot of the titles in the sale, which incidentally does have its own VR section on the Steam store page, are also a part of Halloween sales elsewhere. In particular the Oculus Store sale. For information on that check out our post detailing all the titles involved in the sale for both the Oculus Rift and the Samsung Gear VR.

Steam descriptions and links to all the games can be found below. Please note: All Halloween sales end on 1st November 2017.

Compatibility: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, OSVR

“The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is a first-person story-driven mystery focused on exploration and discovery. Occult-minded private detective Paul Prospero communicates with the dead to discover the fate of a missing boy and the mystery behind a dark ancient force inhabiting Red Creek Valley.”

Available as a bundle comprising the game and VR mode, the title is available for £4.38 (GBP) at a discount of 80% off.

A Chair in a Room : Greenwater

Compatibility: HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

A Chair in a Room: Greenwater is a tense virtual reality horror game set in America’s Deep South. Drawing on elements of Southern Gothic and using settings of derelict towns, run-down motels and murky, decaying swamps, A Chair in a Room will take you through an investigation of institutional corruption, religious immorality and murder, which can only be unlocked by searching deep within your own psyche.”

Available at 50% off, for a price of £9.49 (GBP).

Blue Effect VR

Compatibility: HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

“Welcome on Planet Exo-277. A place where your abilities will be tested. This world belongs to the alien race that doesn’t know what defeat means. You will be facing enemies that are ruthless, cruel and mainly terrifying. Survive and become the famous warrior in the universe!”

Also currently available at half price, Blue Effect VR is on sale now for a price of £5.49 (GBP).

Organ Quarter

Compatibility: HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

Organ Quarter is a VR survival horror game focused on what made survival horror great: labyrinthine environments, resource management and well-balanced puzzling. An homage to the slow, methodical survival horror experiences of the ’90s, explore the compelling nightmare world of the Organ Quarter and enjoy the most intimate horror experience yet.”

Having just received a patch taking it to version 1.03, Organ Quarter is on sale now at 20% off, for a price of £15.19 (GBP).


Compatibility: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and OSVR

“Fallen into a giant old dungeon, unclear for any destiny, you have to descent deeper and deeper to a place, where even all cries will be silenced.”

This title is in Early Access and requires the use of a gamepad, or keyboard and mouse even in VR mode. HORROR OF THE DEEP is currently on sale for £3.91 (GBP), giving you a 30% discount.

Bogeyman 1 + 2 Double Pack

Compatibility: Oculus Rift

“Live your childhood nightmare and try to survive against the Boogeyman. Equipped with only your flashlight, survive each night until the morning light. Search the house for useful items such as glow sticks, cherry bombs, and coffee to help you fight back. The weather will change each night, lights will break, toys will come alive, things will go bump in the night. Learn the hiding places, and sounds of the Boogeyman to stay ahead.”

The first game is also available on the Oculus Store seperately. The bundle of 1 and 2 together has an 89% discount at present and you can buy both titles for £1.12 (GBP).

Spooky’s Jump Scare Mansion: HD Renovation

Compatibility: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and OSVR

“Spooky and her mansion of creepy cuties are back in Spooky’s Jump Scare Mansion: HD Renovation! Can you survive 1000 rooms of adorable terror? Or will you break once the cute facade dissolves, and you find yourself running for your life from the unspeakable, hideous creatures that dwell and write in the bowels of this house? They wait for you. They wait, and they hunger for your encounter…”

The recent recipent of an update adding endless mode, Steam achievements and an additional ending, Spooky’s Jump Scare Mansion: HD Renovation is available on Steam for £4.68 (GBP) for a discount of 33% off.

Rise of Insanity

Compatibility: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and OSVR

“Impersonate into the role of the doctor of psychology and get into psychedelic detective story, located in American ’70s, with professional dialogues and realistic graphics. Dark atmosphere of uncertainty is surrounding the player, who by explorating of many locations, meet logical puzzles, and events like…flying through deepest parts of human’s consciousness.”

Another title currently in Early Access, the horror title by Red Limb Studio is presently on sale at £4.49 (GBP) – a 10% discount on the usual price.

Emily Wants To Play

Compatibility: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and OSVR

“It’s 11pm, and you are at the last house on your route. The lights are on, and the front door is opened. But, the windows are all boarded up and the grass is overgrown. It seems like a strange place to deliver a pizza, but at least, it looks like someone is home…”

Emily Wants To Play is currently available at a 60% discount fot a sale price of £1.59 (GBP).

5 VR Games With Local Multiplayer To Play With Your Friends and Family

5 VR Games With Local Multiplayer To Play With Your Friends and Family

The outplayed and overdone narrative is that VR is an inherently isolating experience. The commentary posits that, because you have a hunk of plastic and screen strapped to your face, you couldn’t possible engage in any form of social activity because you’re cut off from those around you. You’re gonna step on a dog, or punch a baby, or something else terrible, and VR is to blame. But that just isn’t the case as local multiplayer VR games are here to disprove the notion through clever use of asynchronous multiplayer mechanics.

They might be rare in VR’s early stages, but there is a secret magic that can only be tapped when you get everyone in the room involved. Playing multiplayer over the internet is great, but enjoying something with everyone else in the room — at the same time — is even better. Here is a concise list of five excellent VR games that let you enjoy local multiplayer with friends and family.

Playroom VR

Platforms: PlayStation VR [PSN Store]

If you got a PlayStation VR, then you should download Playroom VR. There is no excuse. It’s free for everyone and even if you’re by yourself, Robot Rescue is so fun it should be a full game and it’s perfectly playable in single player.

Several of the games are best played with a group of people — some inside the headset, some holding controllers, some just yelling out things from the screen — and it’s sure to yield a few hours of fun for any group. This is one of the best party games we’ve seen in a long time.

Black Hat Cooperative

Platforms: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and OSVR [Steam]

We’ve all seen this in a movie before: the secret spy breaks into an enemy compound while the eye in the sky operative, from a remote location, pulls up the map and security blueprints. “Take your next left in this hallway, but make sure to stay on the right wall after you enter,” the remote operative would say. “There’s a guard with his back turned five feet away behind that terminal.”

In Black Hat Cooperative, you get to actually live out that fantasy. One of you puts on the headset and goes into a first-person view as you explore the different levels and the out-of-headset operative feeds you information and directions, as well as hacks into systems for you. Lots of fun for two people.

VR The Diner Duo

Platforms: HTC Vive [Steam]

This game lets us all live out our fantasy of working in the food service industry. The person inside the headset is a chef making burgers and other types of food at a diner while the other person walks the floor taking orders while playing on the PC screen.

The push and pull dynamic between each role is fun and offers enough difference that it actually takes a different set of skills to excel at either of the given jobs. We’d love to see this concept expanded into an even more robust business simulation type of experience.

Ruckus Ridge

Platforms: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, OSVR [Steam]

If you can round up enough people, Ruckus Ridge might be the most fun party game we’ve seen in VR yet. The person inside the headset has a gun and has to hunt down — don’t worry, it’s silly and bright graphics with fun undertones, not murder — everyone else.

The other people play off of the monitor screen using gamepads while they run around, hide, and evade their headset adversary. With a handful of maps and modes, Ruckus Ridge should be a hit at any VR-related party.

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

Platforms: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, OSVR, PlayStation VR, and Samsung Gear VR [Steam] [Gear VR] [PSN Store]

This is a must-have for any VR headset owner not only because it’s available on every major headset, but because of how purely fun it is. The headset-wearing player is in a room, alone, with a ticking bomb that’s about to explode and has to defuse it before time runs out.

The catch is that the only way to defuse it is by following the instructions that only the non-headset wearing players can see. Either on-screen or via their phone or tablet, they have to relay instructions based on what the bomb defuser sees inside the headset. It’s intense and exciting when the group clicks well together.

[Editor’s Note] – This article was originally published in November of 2016.

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Sensics veröffentlicht hochauflösende VR-Brille für Arcade-Hallen und Themenparks

Das Unternehmen Sensics ist als alter Hase im VR-Markt sowie Mitgründer von OSVR bekannt. Nun veröffentlicht die Firma ihr neustes Produkt, eine hochauflösende VR-Brille speziell für Arcade-Hallen und VR-Themenparks. Diese bietet sowohl technisch, wie auch im Bereich Komfort und Hygiene interessante Neuerungen.

Sensics VR-Brille bietet höhere Aufösung und weitere Annehmlichkeiten

Die neue VR-Brille von Sensics bietet gegenüber bekannten VR-Brillen für zu Hause wie die Oculus Rift und HTC Vive einige Vorteile: Sie soll sowohl hygienischer als auch komfortabler zu tragen sein. Doch auch technisch sticht das neue Gerät hervor, denn es bietet optional eine wesentlich höhere Auflösung. Da die VR-Brille explizit für den Gebrauch in Arcade-Hallen und VR-Themenparks ausgelegt ist, ergeben die Neuerungen durchaus Sinn.

Für den Bereich der Hygiene bietet das Modell nämlich eine abnehmbare Gesichtsmaske, die zudem frei von Allergien auslösende Zusatzstoffe ist. Die Maske dient als Zwischenstück zu den Displays und ermöglicht Arcade-Besuchern eine einfachere und hygienischere Nutzung der VR-Brille. Zudem darf der Betreiber diesen Aufsatz in die Waschmaschine stecken. Vollgeschwitzte Zwischenstücke lassen sich schnell durch frische ersetzen. Die einfache Handhabung soll dabei die Wartezeiten für Besucher verkürzen, was auch dem Betreiber zu Gute kommt.

Doch auch technisch zeigt die neue VR-Brille, was in ihr steckt. Das größere und teurere Modell besitzt zwei LCD-Displays mit 90 hz, die je eine Auflösung von 1440 x 1600 mitbringen. Durch die höhere Pixeldichte gegenüber Oculus Rift und HTC Vive will das Unternehmen den  störenden Fliegengittereffekt verringern. Das Sichtfeld beträgt 100 Grad.


Zudem ist die VR-Brille kompatibel mit verschiedenen Tracking-Systemen, was die Integration in bestehende Installationen vereinfachen sollte. Ein Extrafach ermöglicht es, die Steuerung für Leap Motion Controller im Headset zu verankern.

Die derzeitigen Modelle sind im OSVR-Store als limitierte Vorserien-Produktion zu haben und sind zum Testen  gedacht. Das erklärt auch die kurze Garantiezeit, die lediglich 30 Tage beträgt. Das Modell mit LCD-Displays und einer Auflösung von insgesamt 2880 x 1600 kostet derzeit 2590 USD (ca. 2200 Euro), während das preisgünstigere Modell mit OLED-Displays und einer Auflösung von 2160 x 1200 aktuell für 2160 USD (ca. 1820 Euro) erhältlich ist. Ob sich die Preise in einer Serienproduktion noch verringern, ist derzeit nicht bekannt.

(Quellen: RoadtoVR | OSVR Store)

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Mage Guard: The Last Grimoire Casts a Spell on Steam Early Access

Independent developer Hashbang Games has made its virtual reality (VR) debut with Mage Guard: The Last Grimoire, available now via Steam Early Access. Currently compatible with Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, support for the OSVR Hacker Dev Kit (HDK) is also planned.

Mage Guard: The Last Grimoire screenshot

In Mage Guard: The Last Grimoire, players take on the role of a Guild Mage tasked with guarding the Guild’s most powerful relic, The Grimoire. Magic, based on symbols, is a powerful force in the world and tightly controlled, and as such all mages must join the Guild for their own safety and the safety of the populace.

However, chaos ensues when a rogue faction within the Guild breaks away and begins running rampant, capturing or burning villages, stealing knowledge and artefacts and setting themselves up as the ruling class of the land. Deep within the chambers of the Guild Archives, you stand guard over the Guild’s most powerful relic. Should it fall into the hands of the enemy, all is lost.

Mage Guard: The Last Grimoire represents a wave shooter with a difference. The title is available via Steam Early Access now, priced at £14.99 GBP. VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest details on Mage Guard: The Last Grimoire and other forthcoming titles from Hashbang Games.