Magical Adventure Witching Tower VR is Coming to PlayStation VR

This week Daily Magic Productions has released its last major update to its fantasy adventure Witching Tower VR for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. While the PC VR version gets improved combat and locomotion, the developer has now confirmed work on the PlayStation VR version.

The Witching Tower - Screenshot

In actual fact, when the studio first announced Witching Tower VR in early 2018 it did mention plans for a PlayStation VR version, yet no further mention of it was made until this week. It seems that Daily Magic Productions has been solely concentrating on getting the PC version right and free of issues before focusing efforts on the console version. Continue reading

Battlezone Developer Rebellion Confirms Work on Sniper Elite VR Title

British developer and publisher Rebellion has a wide selection of videogame IP’s under its belt, best known within the virtual reality (VR) industry for its tank shooter Battlezone. Another of the studios’ famous IP’s is the Sniper Elite series, of which Rebellion is working on four new projects, one that just so happens to be in VR.

Sniper Elite V2 Remastered
Image Credit: Rebellion – Sniper Elite V2 Remastered

In a wide-ranging announcement that covered four titles, Rebellion’s CEO Jason Kingsley, briefly mentioned that the team are working on a VR version similar to Sniper Elite 4, the most recent release in the series, set in the same Mediterranean conflict. Being developed in partnership with indie British studio Just Add Water – known for their work on the Oddworld and Gravity Crash series – the title (at present) looks like its being developed exclusively for PlayStation VR and the PlayStation Aim controller. Continue reading

New Map and Screenshots Released for Intense Arena Shooter Telefrag VR

Anshar Studios certainly like to test the extremes of virtual reality (VR) when it comes to gameplay design. The developer’s first title Detached put players in space to fight it out one on one in zero gravity. Then at Gamescom 2018 VRFocus got a taste of the studio’s next project, Telefrag VR, another multiplayer combat title which plays with movement and level design. Now the team has released details on a new map and several screenshots.

Telefrag

Having showcased the first official map in December, called Fallen Champion, the next map (seen above) is The Mobius Villa. For this arena, Anshar Studios has taken inspiration from the ancient architecture of Rome, with grand pillars, detailed sculptures and a wide-open atrium. But that central feature is deceiving with the studio explaining: “The Mobius Villa is a narrow battlefield, with a mass of corridors and nooks where the enemy can lurk. The passage through the villa’s main floor doesn’t have to be packed with traps, because with the help of teleport guns and gates you can quickly change your location, using the minimum spaces between columns or given rooms. The underpassage is also worth checking thanks to easy accessibility.” Continue reading

Beat Saber’s Monstercat Music Pack Vol. 1 now Available for £11

The day has finally arrived where Beat Saber fans can now officially download and enjoy the first DLC pack from Beat Games, Monstercat Music Pack Vol. 1, available to purchase via Steam and PlayStation Store of Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR respectively.

As VRFocus has previously reported, the Monstercat Music Pack Vol. 1 features ten songs which Steam users can either purchase individually for £1.69 GBP each – for a total of £16.90 – or simply buy the entire bundle for £11 for a 35 percent saving. PlayStation VR users can pick up the entire pack for £9.99. Continue reading

The First Round of Talks Announced for Develop:Brighton 2019

The annual Develop:Brighton conference will be returning to the city this July, with organiser Tandem Events announcing today the first selection of speakers to take part. 

Develop:Brighton

The sessions will cover a range of topics that are important to videogame development, such as inclusivity, early access, machine learning and augmented reality (AR), with representatives from Microsoft, Bioware, Riot Games, Eidos Montreal, Jagex and Ubisoft taking part.

“We’re thrilled to reveal the first round of speakers heading to Develop:Brighton in July,” said Andy Lane, managing director of Tandem Events in a statement. “Each year we’re fortunate to attract some of the most creative minds in the industry, and this year is no different – we’ve got a great line up of fascinating talks that developers will be keen to attend.” Continue reading

Insta360 EVO is a Foldable 360 & 180 Camera Compatible With Oculus Go

It seems that folding tech is making a comeback in a big way thanks to smartphones like the Samsung Fold. But folding phones are nothing new when you look at the old clamshell designs of the 90s and early 00s. A folding camera, on the other hand, is something a little more unique, especially when it allows you to shoot 360-degree and 180-degree photos and videos. Enter the Insta360 EVO.

Insta360 EVO groupshot

Insta360 is already well known for 360 consumer cameras like the Air, Nano and ONE X. The Insta360 EVO is a little different thanks to its two shooting modes, either giving you complete 360 coverage or switching to stereoscopic 180 for improved depth and realism. Continue reading