G’Audio Lab Makes 360 Video More Immersive with New Audio Streaming

Watching concerts, gigs and events with 360 degree video is the best way to go. So much more immersive and interesting than standard TV broadcasts or even the usual HD streams, 360 video makes you feel like you’re there in the moment. It’s the kind of experience that requires more than just stereo audio to…

Blade Runner VR Experience Announced For Lenovo Mirage & Google Daydream

Google WorldSense technology lets you freely explore 2023 Los Angeles. The Blade Runner VR content keeps coming and I don’t think anyone’s complaining. Owners of the recently released Blu-ray edition of Blade Runner 2049 were treated to a special trailer announcing Blade Runner: Revelations, an upcoming VR experience for the soon-to-be-released Lenovo Mirage Solo headset…

Immersive Entertainment Centre Area15 Opening in Las Vegas Mid-2019

Retail chains where you try virtual reality (VR) are becoming more and more common, so it seems only natural that something similar would open in the most glamorous city in the world, Las Vegas. We’ve seen them all across the United States, but this one, Area15, feels a bit different. Chain Store Age reports that Area15…

Get Horrific with Meitu’s new Insidious Inspired Filters

One of the most popular features and applications of augmented reality (AR) has been filters for apps such as Snapchat, Messenger and Instagram. Meitu is one of the more popular “beauty” apps that use AR technology, and now thanks to Insidious: The Last Key, things are getting spooky in your Meitu filters. The filters come…

Social VR’s Success Depends On Humans, Not Headsets

The early success of social VR apps like Rec Room and Altspace show us that social VR ventures need to focus on key drivers of human behavior as much as they focus on engineering and 3D UX design. Moreover, the rise and subsequent stagnation of Pokémon Go demonstrate the consequences of ignoring our innate desire to create and share with the communities…

The Perfect Sniper has Launched on Steam VR

Crime doesn’t pay. Unless you don’t get caught, in which case, it can pay handsomely, and as an enterprising youth with a need for cash in the wallet, crime seems like a sensible idea. In a world with corrupt politicians and police, crime is really the only option. In The Perfect Sniper, you’ll become the…

The VR Job Hub: Developers and Artists Needed for PlayStation VR

So you’re looking for a new career, huh? We can’t blame you, and if you’re looking to get your foot in the door of the virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) industry, then this is a great place to start. This week we’ve got a bunch of jobs available in Manchester and London in…

NUSHU Makes News Accessible to Children in Augmented Reality

Getting kids interested in learning can be difficult, but try to throw some current events at them and they melt down, and anyone who has ever grilled a five year old on why their dad voted for Brexit will attest to this. But now we might have a way to get the kids up to…

32 New VR Experiences Receive Funding, From Group Singing to an Immersive Circus

Virtual reality (VR) can be used for far more than videogames, and now the Arts and Humanities Research Council, along with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, have announced that they’ll be funding 32 brand new VR research projects. These will range from experiences looking to recreate the benefits of outdoor group singing, to…

Become a Black Hole in this Sundance VR Experience

 SPHERES: Songs of Spacetime makes its debut at Sundance. When it comes to exploring space, we are constantly in search for what else exists in the Universe. As we reach for the stars, we’re able to make new discoveries that help us better understand the cosmos and learn more about our origin as humans. But…

Sundance: Felix & Paul Debut Space Explorers VR Series

From deep introspective explorations, to far-out journeys into the unknowns of the universe, explorers are the heroes that guide us forward. They are the ones whose relentless curiosity uncovers possibilities. When it comes to storytelling in VR, Félix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphaël are among the most celebrated explorers, uncovering artistic and technical tricks that help…

24 Semi-Finalists Pitch Innovations to SPIE for a Share of $85,000

Pitching and getting your brave new ideas accepted is a difficult task in any industry, but luckily the non-profit organisation SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, have now announced the 24 semi-finalists to their SPIE Startup Challenge. Held during SPIE Photonics West, SPIE are now in their 8th year of highlighting new businesses solving…

What to Expect in Wireless for AR and VR in 2018

As an analyst, I have many areas of coverage when it comes to computing. In addition to covering AR and VR, I also spend a lot of my time covering wireless technologies. This report covers what to expect in 2018 and beyond when it comes to wireless technologies and how they might impact the AR/VR…

Sure Ventures Trades on London Stock Exchange, Raising Over £3 Million

Public trading is a big milestone for any company, and reputable investor in virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), FinTech and Internet of Things devices, Sure Ventures, is now trading on the London Stock Exchange. Now instead of private venture capital funds and Angel Investors dominating the investment space, retail investors and smaller investors can…

Check Out Blade Runner: Revelations in These New Screenshots

Fans of cyberpunk dystopian fiction and virtual reality (VR) are about to get a lot happier thanks to the upcoming Blade Runner: Revelations. We’ve got a bunch of crisp new screenshots for the anticipated VR videogame just below, so read on for more… The videogame is being developed exclusively for the Google Daydream by Seismic…

Former Crunchyroll COO Colin Decker Joins WITHIN

WITHIN are working hard to build themselves as the best place to go in virtual reality (VR) for story-based VR content. With a variety of experiences and VR programming, they’ve already shown their dedication to the medium, and now, they’re making even further new hires to bolster their team, with the former Crunchyroll COO Colin…

Jujubee Bringing VR To Historical Videogame KURSK

Recently on VRFocus we’ve featured a number of posts, particularly in our regular Life In 360 series where we’ve looked at the wonders that can be discovered underneath the ocean. And it is, obviously, an amazing place. Filled with life of all kinds, unseen mountains, unfathomable sights. Nature’s bounty and glory on display. But that…

Five Oculus Experiences Head To Sundance Film Festival

The Sundance Film Festival has now begun – and as we’ve seen throughout the week on VRFocus a number of different experiences have announced their appearance at the event; often backed in some manner by a number of studios and creators. And when it comes to the hardware stakeholders it’s not just StarVR’s Starbreeze Studios,…

Sprint Vector Closed Beta Giveaway

Sprint Vector is the latest game from Survios, the creators of Raw Data. In Sprint Vector you swing your arms at your side in a mad dash for the finish line as your characters race, jump, and fly across big, elaborate levels. You can race against both AI opponents and real players online. We’ve gone…

Communicate in Augmented Reality with Snaappy, the 3D Animated Bear

Ringing someone using a landline? Old school. Text messaging? Retro. Skype video calls? What is this, 2008? No, the future of digital communication is much more advanced than such old fashioned technology; the future is most definitely communication using augmented reality (AR). As such, Snaappy is here to pave the way for the future of…

Hands-On – Spheres: Songs Of Spacetime Takes You Inside Two Blackholes Colliding

You know that feeling you get after watching a really, really good thought-provoking film? It’s a feeling often associated with Christopher Nolan’s work, whether it be Memento, Inception, Interstellar, or even The Prestige. You’re caught somewhere between a feeling of complete awe and utter confusion, with a dash of delight sprinkled on top. Spheres: Songs…

Sprint Vector Livestream: Come Watch Us Play The Closed Beta

Sprint Vector, the fast-paced, ludicrous, bombastic, and ridiculous racing game from Survios, is hitting Closed Beta this weekend. Join us here in our livestream soon for a hands-on look at the latest build as I swing my arms like a crazy person for your amusement. And I’ll probably sweat a lot too. Multiplayer times are…