Mercury Aerospace Industries Release Free Demo for HTC Vive Title VRporize

While there are a few virtual reality (VR) videogames available for free on HTC Vive, most are concepts or experimental projects. Most titles on Steam cost money and normally don’t come with anyway of trialling them for free – demos have become a rarity – but there are some developers who know the value in letting players sample their project first. Today Mercury Aerospace Industries has released a demo for its first-person shooter (FPS) VRporize.

The videogame originally launched for the HTC Vive head-mounted display (HMD) back in July, and the free to download demo includes five levels from VRporize.

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As for the main game itself VRporize is a sci-fi FPS set on Mercury, a research station has lost contact with Earth and its up to you to mount a search and rescue mission to find out what’s going on.

Featuring 29 levels split over three episodes, VRporize includes four weapons – pistol, plasmagun, automatic riffle and a sawed-off shotgun – four difficulty modes – Easy, Medium, Hard, Extreme – and a variety of evil monsters to wade through. Each episode also has a final boss fight to add to the challenge.

If you like VRporize its available to purchase for £10.59 GBP. For all the latest Steam VR news, keep reading VRFocus.

Square Enix Project Hikari: VR x MANGA Concept Showcase Revealed at Tokyo Game Show 2016

The Tokyo Game Show (TGS) 2016 opened its doors yesterday and there’s been lots of interesting virtual reality (VR) news coming from the event. One company that’s been showcasing some VR projects is Square Enix. The developer and publisher has been demoing Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur VR from Gree Co. on the HTC Vive, and its also been experimenting with Manga and VR in the form of Project Hikari.

The Project Hikari: VR x MANGA Concept Showcase at TGS 2016 is an experimental crossover concept whereby Manga titles can be viewed in VR, which if developed further could see fans favourite content brought to life in new immersive ways. Few other details have been released about Project Hikari: VR x MANGA Concept Showcase other than the below screenshots, but HTC Vive did tweet a picture of several attendees trying out the demo.


Square Enix has been gradually building up its VR support through various projects. Aside from the recently revealed Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur VR, the company also has the Tomb Raider VR Experience coming for PlayStation VR, Hitman Go VR Edition for Samsung Gear VR, and Final Fantasy XV: VR Experience also for PlayStation VR.

As Square Enix reveals further details on Project Hikari VRFocus will keep you updated.


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