HTC revealed its Vive Focus Plus standalone VR headset is priced $799. It starts shipping April 15 with two hand controllers included. That is essentially double the cost of the consumer-oriented Oculus Quest, which starts shipping this spring starting at $399 for similar overall functionality. You can read our most recent hands-on impressions of Quest and everything else we know about the device here. Vive Focus Plus The Vive Focus Plus will ship in most markets with an enterprise license. The headset is said to launch with 250 Vive Wave applications while its Viveport Infinity subscription program claims to include “over 70 premium titles.” Here are the Vive Focus Plus specifications, according to HTC: Display: 3K AMOLED (2880×1600) Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Audio: Built-in Speaker Tracking: Inside-Out Frame Rate: 75Hz Field of View: 110-degrees Battery: 4000 mAh Controller: 6DoF Data Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Memory (RAM/ROM): 4/32 GB Connector: USB Type-C Charging: QC3.0 HTC is a company that appears to be in technological transition — with the Vive Focus Plus the latest example. HTC’s first generation Vive headset debuted in 2016 for $$799, a full $200 more than the Rift with a wider feature set. That system relied on Valve’s SteamVR Tracking technology to operate. All headsets HTC released since 2016, except for the Vive Pro, don’t rely on this technology. It should still be possible for some HTC systems to interact with SteamVR content but we’ve yet to test that sort of of functionality in a home setting. While Vive Focus Plus is HTC’s current standalone headset the company is also planning the convertible Vive Cosmos as well. Currently, Oculus sells business editions of the original Rift for $799 with room-scale tracking and extra accessories while the Oculus standalone headset is $299 with 64 GB of storage. Oculus is also planning a 128 GB Oculus Quest for $499 but we don’t have any word on a business edition of the headset. It is hard to get a full picture right now of how different Vive Focus Plus and Oculus Quest are from another in actual real-world use. HTC is trying to gear the headset to the business market but it is not clear how the headset or its business license will outperform Oculus Quest for business use cases. Tagged with: Vive Focus Plus .special-buttons > * { text-align:left !important; } FacebookTwitterRedditMore The post Vive Focus Plus Ships April 15 For $799 With Business License appeared first on UploadVR.

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Sony officially cleared a new sales milestone of 4.2 million headsets sold through March 3, 2019. Sony is the only wired VR headset manufacturer to release actual sales figures. Samsung released some sales figures for its Gear VR headsets, but those systems offer a different caliber of experience compared with PlayStation VR. We last heard Sony cleared 3 million headsets sold in August 2018. The headset first went on sale in late 2016. The PlayStation Aim controller (above) was released in 2017 with support in some VR shooters. Astro Bot, Beat Saber and other games have clearly driven sales for the system into 2019. A Sony livestream today announced a series of new VR games coming to the system in the next few months, including No Man’s Sky and Five Nights At Freddy’s. We’re of course curious what the future holds for Sony’s VR system. The PlayStation Move controllers and single sensor used with the PSVR system could be improved dramatically in a second generation of hardware. Oculus just announced its second generation Rift S and we’re curious if Valve will follow through with a new generation of headset powered by its technology. Sony is due to provide updates on a potential PS5 system at some point. We’re anxious to hear what is in store for the company’s VR hardware efforts. In particular, 4.2 million PSVR headsets means Sony is incredibly well positioned to build a strong second generation that could improve upon the experience of games from the first. We’ll update you as soon as we hear what Sony has in store next. Tagged with: sony .special-buttons > * { text-align:left !important; } FacebookTwitterRedditMore The post Sony Sold 4.2 Million PSVR Headsets appeared first on UploadVR.

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Good news FuturLab’s deceptively tactical VR boardgame, Mini-Mech Mayhem, just got a PSVR release date. The game’s due out on June 18th. That’s just after this year’s E3 so you’ll have something to play in the post-news blues. The date was confirmed during Sony’s State of Play broadcast earlier today. Mini-Mech Mayhem is a four-player PSVR exclusive. In the game, you befriend a little robot companion that you bring into tabletop battles. Battles are turn-based and have players looking to secure positions on a grid-based map. Every movement you assign your robot has a cost. Big strides across the board, for example, might have you moving slower than your opponent. The same goes for aiming at more damaging body parts with your robot’s weapon. The idea is to predict what your enemy is going to do and then counter it. We went hands-on with the game late last year and fell for its strategic gameplay. It also helps that it’s utterly adorable; you can kit out your robot buddy with a range of clothing and then interact with mini fist bumps and more. The date was announced alongside a slate of other PSVR release windows. We also got launch details for Falcon Age, Trover Saves the Universe and Jupiter & Mars among others. It’s been a busy day for PSVR fans. This isn’t FuturLab’s first dance with VR. A few years back the studio also made Tiny Trax, a tricky little toy racer that we were quite fond of. We have high hopes for Mini-Mech Mayhem, too. Tagged with: FuturLab, Mini-Mech Mayhem .special-buttons > * { text-align:left !important; } FacebookTwitterRedditMore The post FuturLab’s Mini-Mech Mayhem Arrives On PSVR In June appeared first on UploadVR.

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Jupiter & Mars is making its trippy and visually splendid debut on PSVR in less than a month this April! The post Jupiter & Mars Brings Trippy Ecco The Dolphin Vibes To PSVR This April appeared first on UploadVR.

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Everybody's Golf VR is making its debut on PSVR later this year on May 21st to really give you something to swing at. The post Everybody’s Golf VR Swings Onto PSVR This May appeared first on UploadVR.

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One of Sony’s more unique upcoming PS4 exclusives, Concrete Genie, will feature a PSVR mode. Developer PixelOpus confirmed as much in Sony’s State of Play broadcast today. A new trailer for the game showcased what appeared to be traditional footage and not PSVR support. Over on the PlayStation Blog the developer revealed there will be two PSVR modes for the game. Neither will be the full experience in VR but PixelOpus still sounds like it has high hopes for these modes. “When we showed the game to some old friends, Jeff Brown and Dave Smith – they came up with an incredible idea for how to take it to a whole new level in PS VR,” the team wrote. “It was such a compelling pitch that we decided to build a team around them, right next to us in PlayStation HQ so they could create it alongside us.” First announced at Paris Games Week in 2017, Concrete Genie is a game about bullying. You play as a young artist that finds sanctuary in the street art you make. But the art you create actually comes alive, forming monsters that can help you on your way. They’ll solve puzzles and help you progress. In today’s trailer, we also saw segments where players have to avoid the bullies. It’s definitely a change of pace from the usual videogame fare. The game’s got a visually charming style and is far less concerned with action than it is telling a personal story. If it hits the right notes it could be something truly memorable. Sony had plenty of other PSVR announcements at State of Play today. It also revealed an Iron Man VR game for the first time coming exclusively to its headset. We also got a date for the long-awaited Blood and Truth and got our first look at Five Nights At Freddy’s VR. Overall it’s been a busy day. Tagged with: Concrete Genie .special-buttons > * { text-align:left !important; } FacebookTwitterRedditMore The post PS4 Exclusive Concrete Genie Getting PSVR Mode appeared first on UploadVR.

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No Man's Sky VR has finally been confirmed for PSVR by developer Hello Games during Sony's State of Play broadcast today. The post No Man’s Sky VR Finally Coming To PSVR And SteamVR This Summer (Update) appeared first on UploadVR.

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Trover Saves the Universe, the latest VR game from Rick and Morty creator Justin Roiland, hits PSVR on May 31st. The post Trover Saves The Universe Brings Justin Roiland’s Signature Comedy To PSVR This May appeared first on UploadVR.

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Falcon Age, the beautiful bird-handling game from Outerloop, is coming to PSVR this April and we can't wait to get our hands on it! The post Falcon Age Brings Adorable Bird Handling To PSVR This April appeared first on UploadVR.

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A VR version of Five Nights At Freddy’s is coming in April. The new game is called Five Nights At Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted and is in development from Steel Wool Studios. The game is coming in April to “PSVR, Oculus, Steam, and HTC Vive.” It is the first official VR title in the horror series. The short announce trailer certainly looks like it does justice to the horror series. On Oculus headsets, Face Your Fears functions as an intro-to-vr-horror title and it looks like Five Nights At Freddy’s could fill that role for PSVR headsets. For those unfamiliar, Freddy’s is a fictional pizza restaurant where the player works as a security guard. The creepy robot characters which inhabit the restaurant come to life at night and terrify the player. It is a favorite among kids and on phones, but in VR the series may have found a perfect fit. In VR it looks like you’ll go face-to-face with the terrifying creatures of the restaurant in an intimate way. The trailer shows some of the encounters players will have and they look pretty…alarming. Steel Wool Studios is the development team behind a number of VR projects including Quar Battle for Gate 18, Mars Odyssey and Ready Player One: Battle for the Oasis. Face Your Fears on Oculus headsets is an incredibly popular title so if Steel Wool is able to capture the same feeling on PSVR they could have a major hit on their hands. We’ll of course report back as soon as we are able to try out the game. Tagged with: Five Nights At Freddy's, PSVR .special-buttons > * { text-align:left !important; } FacebookTwitterRedditMore The post Five Nights At Freddy’s VR Coming To PSVR, Steam And Oculus In April appeared first on UploadVR.

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Vacation Simulator is coming to PSVR this June, a couple short months after its debut on PC VR headsets. The post Vacation Simulator Coming To PSVR After PC Headsets This June appeared first on UploadVR.

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Whoa! An Iron Man VR game is coming to Sony’s PSVR headset. The game, which is literally called Iron Man VR, was announced during Sony’s State of Play broadcast today. We saw Tony Stark himself suit up as the armored Avenger in an aerial mission. It looked like players used two Move motion controllers to blast away robotic enemies. It looked really, really cool, to say the least. This goes some way to explaining why Iron Man didn’t feature in last year’s Marvel Powers United VR. The game was an Oculus Rift exclusive that features most of Marvel’s beloved cast like Captain America and Spider-Man. We always felt like Iron Man was a a big omission from the game. Legendary developer David Jaffe also once pitched the game to Sony but it didn’t get off the ground. The game is coming to PSVR this year. It’s in development by Sony’s own Worldwide Studios and Camouflaj. That’s the studio that made Republique, which found its way on Oculus Go last year. Other than that, details are light right now. We’re not sure if the game is a full exclusive to PSVR or if it’ll find its way to other headsets. We also don’t know how big the experience will be. Either way, it’s safe to say we’re very excited about this one. This is far from all that’s been announced for PSVR today. We also got our first look at No Man’s Sky VR and a release date for Blood and Truth. Excited time to own a headset! Tagged with: Iron Man VR, PSVR .special-buttons > * { text-align:left !important; } FacebookTwitterRedditMore The post Iron Man VR Game Announced For PSVR, Coming This Year appeared first on UploadVR.

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Sony London’s long-anticipated follow-up to The London Heist, Blood and Truth, is nearly here. The PSVR exclusive first-person shooter (FPS) will launch on 28th May 2019. That much was confirmed during Sony’s first State of Play broadcast today in an explosive new trailer. Blood and Truth offers a full single-player shooter campaign. It takes players to the streets of London where they’ll face off with gangs. You play as a former SAS soldier and wield two Move motion controllers. Movement is node-based, allowing you to pick between cover points to move to. This one’s been a long time coming. Blood and Truth was first announced back in 2017. Just as last year’s Astro Bot was born from a brief demo in a PSVR launch compilation, Blood and Truth has its roots in Sony London’s first PSVR title, PlayStation VR Worlds. It featured a 30-minute shooter that placed an emphasis on story and immersion. It’s a pretty good template for what to expect from Blood and Truth. Still, we’ve had mixed feelings about the game across various gameplay demos over the past year. While the production values are impressive for a VR game, it’s hard to deny some of the gameplay elements feel a little dated by shooter standards. That said, it’s been a while since we last saw the game and, with any luck, Sony London has addressed some of these concerns. We’ll find out soon enough. Sony London isn’t the only developer working on a PSVR exclusive in the UK. We’re also waiting to see what Sony’s new Manchester-based studio is working on. Perhaps that will be this year too? Tagged with: blood and truth, Sony London, VR FPS .special-buttons > * { text-align:left !important; } FacebookTwitterRedditMore The post PSVR Exclusive FPS Blood And Truth Finally Gets A Release Date appeared first on UploadVR.

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Here’s why Sony is backing out of E3 this year; it has its own Nintendo Direct-style series to replace it. The PlayStation maker will host the first ‘State of Play’ event on March 25th at 2pm PT/9pm GMT. The show promises to showcase new PS4 and PSVR games. That includes “new trailers, new game announcements and new gameplay footage.” It’ll be aired on Twitch, Youtube, Twitter and Facebook, with a video on demand version following on. You can watch it on YouTube here at 2PM PT: We’re hardly surprised to see Sony follow in Nintendo’s footsteps. Late last year the company confirmed it would not be attending E3 in June 2019. That means its traditional press conference isn’t happening either. Last year Sony chose a show where it made fewer announcements and instead spotlighted a slate of already-announced games. There is speculation that, with this generation of consoles reaching its sixth year, Sony is simply running out of big announcements to make for PS4 games. With Days Gone, The Last of Us 2, Death Stranding, Dreams, Concrete Genie and Ghost of Tsushima all on the way, the company has plenty left for the console’s swan song. These smaller, more direct (sorry) videos, might make more sense than a giant press conference. As for PSVR, we can only speculate as to what might be announced at the show. We’re still waiting for news on Blood and Truth’s release date. We also know that a new Sony-owned UK studio has been toying away at a big PSVR exclusive for some time now. Perhaps it’s finally time we saw that. Tagged with: Nintendo Direct, PSVR, sony, State of Play .special-buttons > * { text-align:left !important; } FacebookTwitterRedditMore The post Sony To Make PSVR Announcements In New Nintendo Direct-Style Series appeared first on UploadVR.

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Beat Games CEO Jaroslav Beck speaks out on the topic of modding in Beat Saber and adding songs illegally into the game without licenses. The post Beat Saber CEO Talks Hacks, Mods And Getting Artists Paid appeared first on UploadVR.

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