Sony announces Nintendo Direct style livestream for Monday

For the first time ever Sony is planning a ‘video programme’ called State of Play, promising updates and announcements for PS4 and PSVR. Nintendo Directs have been widely praised by gamers and the industry as a way of keeping fans up-to-date with upcoming games and announcing brand new ones, but strangely neither Microsoft nor Sony has ever tried to do […]

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Why I’m excited about Google Stadia – Reader’s Feature

A reader offers his thoughts on Google’s new streaming platform and explains why he’s more than happy to have a fifth format for gaming. They say the future is like a foreign country. Everything there is the same, but also different. People do things differently but those activities are generally recognisable from where you came from. Google’s announcement on Tuesday […]

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Hellboy Is Coming To Brawlhalla, Just In Time For The Movie Premiere

Things are about to heat up in Brawlhalla, the free-to-play platform fighting game. Developer Blue Mammoth Games revealed on Twitter today that Hellboy will come to the game in April. It’s unclear from the Tweet if Hellboy’s inclusion will take the form of a completely new character, like the recent addition of Thor, of if he’ll be a re-skin for […]

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How Remedy Is Approaching Side Missions In Control

Remedy Entertainment has garnered a reputation for engaging storytelling through guided, linear experiences thanks to standout titles like Max Payne, Alan Wake, and Quantum Break. However, Control looks to smash preconceived notions about the projects the studio works on by delivering a more open-ended experience. One way Remedy is hammering home this idea of encouraged exploration is through optional side […]

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WarDucks Secures $3.8 million Investment for a Location-Based AR Experience

Having made a name for itself creating virtual reality (VR) titles like RollerCoaster Legends II: Thor’s Hammer and Sneaky Bears, Irish studio WarDucks is now looking towards augmented reality (AR) development, having secured $3.8 million USD in a recent funding round. In a funding round led by EQT Ventures, with Suir Valley Ventures and several others also involved, WarDucks will be using the investment […]

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Cuphead's Creator Desperately Wants Him In Super Smash Bros.

Yesterday’s surprise announcement that Cuphead is coming to the Nintendo Switch on April 18 further blew open the door to the growing relationship between Microsoft and Nintendo. While at GDC, we got a chance to speak with a group of “Nindies” alongside Nintendo’s manager of publisher and developer relations Kirk Scott. During the discussion, Cuphead’s co-creator Jared Moldenhauer jokingly ribbed Scott by […]

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Charming VR Adventure Spark of Light Sneaks onto SteamVR

It has been a while since VRFocus last encountered Dutch virtual reality (VR) developer Pillow’s Willow VR Studios, the last tie being at Gamescom 2018 when the studio demoed its location-based entertainment (LBE) offering Exodus Burned. The studio is better known for an adorable adventure title for mobile devices called Spark of Light, and now it turns out that a version has arrived on […]

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