Social Dynamics Within Sony’s PlayStation VR Social VR Experiments

At GDC this year, Sony revealed some of their first experiments into social VR with a four-person demo that was showing at their press event. The avatars looked like South Park characters, and the thumbs up or down gestures using the move controllers would trigger similar emoji-like expressions that were shown to the other avatars…

‘Jesus VR’ Coming This Christmas From ‘Passion Of The Christ’ Producer

As virtual reality continues to grow from a hard core tech interest into a mass market product, the content being produced for the platform grows beside it. It was once unthinkable that a full 360 video could be rendered successfully on something with an attractive form factor.The post ‘Jesus VR’ Coming This Christmas From ‘Passion Of…

Solar System Explorer Star Chart Arrives on Oculus Rift

The ability virtual reality (VR) has to transport viewers to far off locations they might not/never be able to get to is one of the technologies greatest draws. When VR first properly re-emerged a few years ago one of the first places developers looked to virtually re-create was space, somewhere very few of us will…

Test Your Shooting Skills Out in Gun Club 3 VR

Samsung’s mobile head-mounted display (HMD) has had its latest influx of new content this week. Owners can test their geography knowledge with GeoGet by Evilport and now practice their shooting skills in Gun Club 3 VR. Gun Club 3 VR takes into a high tech firing range where they can tryout all manner of weaponry…

Virtual Reality A Major Focus At SIGGRAPH 2016

SIGGRAPH is coming up the week of July 24 in Anaheim, CA. The <a href=”http:The post Virtual Reality A Major Focus At SIGGRAPH 2016 appeared first on UploadVR. Source: Virtual Reality A Major Focus At SIGGRAPH 2016

The Rio Olympics Will Be Broadcast in VR

If there were ever a sporting event to prove VR broadcasting’s worth, it’s the Olympics. Fortunately, the tech will have its shot at the imminent games in Rio.The post The Rio Olympics Will Be Broadcast in VR appeared first on UploadVR. Source: The Rio Olympics Will Be Broadcast in VR

Know Your Geography, Then Try the GeoGet Challenge

Modern technology helps bring the world together and make it a smaller place, but how well do you know where everything is? You might know where China is but how about Mongolia or other surrounding countries? Now you can test your knowledge of world geography with a new title for the Samsung Gear VR mobile…

French VR/AR Company ePawn Acquired by Starbreeze

Starbreeze AB, the company behind the StarVR head-mounted display (HMD) has been busy over that last few weeks. It announced the finalisation of a joint venture with Acer on the HMD, bought the rights to classic videogames, collaborated with Smilegate on a virtual reality (VR) platform and much more. Today Starbreeze announced the acquisition of…

You Can Watch the Olympics in Virtual Reality

You will be able to watch 85 hours of VR programming on the Gear VR. For the first time, the Olympic Games will be available to watch in virtual reality. NBC Olympics announced today that they will provide Virtual Reality (VR) coverage of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games exclusively to authenticated users of compatible Samsung…

Watch Rio 2016 in VR Thanks to NBC and Samsung

There’s been quite a few sporting events captured using virtual reality (VR) technology over the last year or so, but the biggest is still to come with the Rio 2016 Olympics only a few weeks away. Today NBC Olympics has announced it’ll be providing VR coverage through its NBC Sports app on Samsung’s Gear VR….

nDreams Releases Game Overview and Progress Trailer For The Assembly

Today nDreams has announced the release date and pricing of its newest virtual reality (VR) title, The Assembly, and VRFocus has also written up a preview of what the latest gameplay has to offer so far. Along with this news, the studio has released two videos that will give those interested in the title more of…

Google’s Latest Daydream Videos Make VR Animation Accessible to Anyone

Animation, whether within games or films, can be an expensive and complex process. With VR, however, it needn’t be either of those things any longer.The post Google’s Latest Daydream Videos Make VR Animation Accessible to Anyone appeared first on UploadVR. Source: Google’s Latest Daydream Videos Make VR Animation Accessible to Anyone

Detached Gets First Gameplay, Beta Testing Starts Today

Detached is a game that any fan of space-based VR should have on their radar, and now you can see why for yourself. Developer Anshar Studios has today released the first gameplay footage of its first-person multiplayer experience, in which two players go head-to-head in the depths of space.The post Detached Gets First Gameplay, Beta…

The Assembly Price and Release Date Announced, Non-VR Version Confirmed

nDreams has today announced the price and release date of the forthcoming The Assembly. Though built for virtual reality (VR), with launches planned for the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR, the developer has also confirmed that a non-VR version of The Assembly will be made available for PC. The Assembly is an interactive…

HTC Vive Launches Online Accessories Shop

Now that the consumer HTC Vive head-mounted display (HMD) and videogames have launched, it seems as though HTC Vive is looking to better itself from the inside out, just as Oculus has been doing with the addition of the search and browse feature for their store online. HTC Vive has now launched an accessories section…

HTC Vive Launches Online Accesories Shop

Now that the consumer HTC Vive head-mounted display (HMD) and videogames have launched, it seems as though HTC Vive is looking to better itself from the inside out, just as Oculus has been doing with the addition of the search and browse feature for their store online. HTC Vive has now launched an accessories section…

SculptrVR Among Latest Unreal Dev Grant Winners Announced By Epic Games

Since Epic Games unveiled its Unreal Dev Grant programme last year, the company has distributed more than $1.3 million USD to help developers fund their projects. Today the company has announced the latest batch of winners, with two of them focused on virtual reality (VR) content. In this latest round Epic Games has awarded $80,000…

HTC Vive Titles Surpass 250 Releases on Steam

The HTC Vive launched back in April 2016, and in that time a plethora of content has been made available for the virtual reality (VR) device. So much content is now available that Steam now offers in excess of 250 titles for the head-mounted display (HMD), excluding Steam Greenlight. The variety of content on offer…

‘Pokémon Go’ is Where I Draw the Line on “Augmented Reality”

The announcement video for Pokémon Go, an “augmented reality” game for smartphones, opens by asking us to “imagine Pokémon in the real world.” And imagination is exactly what you’ll need to consider the game as landing anywhere within the realm of augmented reality. Pokémon Go might be a decent game (I can’t say for sure; a week in the closed beta ‘Field…

Preview: The Assembly

VRFocus previously previewed The Assembly on Project Morpheus, now PlayStation VR, and there was only one chapter that was playable at the time. Since last year, nDreams has worked to produce five more chapters, with the previous one slotting in its rightful chronological place. Not only have the chapters come along, but so has the…

Hands-On: ‘The Assembly’ is a Slow-Paced Adventure Game With Great Puzzles

It feels like we’ve been hearing about and covering The Assembly for ages now. As the biggest currently active project from breakout VR studio, <a href=”http:The post Hands-On: ‘The Assembly’ is a Slow-Paced Adventure Game With Great Puzzles appeared first on UploadVR. Source: Hands-On: ‘The Assembly’ is a Slow-Paced Adventure Game With Great Puzzles

Pre-Orders Now Live: Where to Buy PlayStation VR

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) recently announced that a new wave of pre-orders for the forthcoming PlayStation 4 virtual reality (VR) platform, PlayStation VR, would be made available from today. However, the timeline appears to have been misinterpreted, with retailers offering their pre-orders ahead of the suggested schedule. Many readers of VRFocus have been wondering exactly…