Leap Motion’s ‘Interaction Engine’ Unlocks Natural Human Input for VR

Leap Motion has announced it’s to early access to the beta of its Interaction Engine, a set of systems designed to help developers implement compelling, realistic and hopefully frustration-free input with just their hands. If you’ve ever spent time with a physics-sandbox title, you’ll know that a large part of the appeal is the satisfaction and…

Exclusive: Behind the Scenes of the Keanu 360° Video

A couple months before the Blu-Ray DVD release of the comedy flick Keanu, VRScout was invited to the production for the 360-degree video companion piece. Below are several photos captured on set.  People love cats – especially on the internet. Photos, videos, and animated GIFs of our feline friends are all over the web. Now,…

HTC Invests $5 Million In Series A Funding In Steel Wool Studios

No matter the studio, no matter the application or experience and no matter the hardware that it is being produced on, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) continues to generate investment from both inside the industry and from grants, individuals and consortiums outside outside of it. The latest to acquire funding is independent Steel…

The World’s First Ballet Virtual Reality Premiere

Dance is a natural fit for a virtual reality setting, as it is theatric by nature, and movement does well to keep and guide viewer attention, something that is a current challenge within the VR content creation space. It’s surprising then that it has taken so long for a company to make a quality ballet-centric…

Watch And Create Holograms Right From Your Home

HoloVit TV transforms characters into free-floating holograms. The post Watch And Create Holograms Right From Your Home appeared first on Futurism. Source: Watch And Create Holograms Right From Your Home

Björk to Release Multiple VR Experiences as She Tours

Earlier this year Björk claimed to have made the world’s first virtual reality (VR) album with the HTC Vive, where she released VR videos that complemented her latest album. Now, she is carrying on the trend and releasing many, many more VR instalments as she tours around. It was shared on Björk’s Facebook profile that…

HTC Invests $5 Million in VR Studio From Pixar and Lucasfilm Veterans

HTC is continuing their commitment to invest heavily in the VR ecosystem and have their eye on one Oakland-based independent VR development studio. Steel Wool Studios, a VR studio formed by creative veterans from Pixar, Lucasfilm and Telltale Games — today announced that they have raised $5 million in Series A funding coming entirely from…

HTC Invests $5 Million in VR Game Developer Steel Wool Studios

Steel Wool Studios has picked up a $5 million investment from HTC. The studio was formed in 2011 by Pixar and LucasArts alumni. Steel Wool Studios, which today announced a $5 million Series A investment from HTC, was founded in 2011 and shifted their focus to VR in 2014, eventually launching Quar: Battle for Gate 18, a…

Batman: Arkham VR Devs Detail Gadgets and Scenes in Latest Video

Despite it being the week where EVE: Valkyrie is the highlight for PlayStation Blog Europe, it seems as though they couldn’t help themselves when it came to the release of this juicy behind the scenes video of Batman: Arkham VR, and we hear about a few more details than what we previously knew about the…

Valve and Quark VR Are Working On A Wireless Version of the HTC Vive

There’s no doubting that PC virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays (HMD) are the more powerful when it comes to comparing platforms, but one of the downsides that developers and users have to work their way around is the fact that it is tethered, and with HMDs like the HTC Vive which require room scale movement…

2K Games to Bring the Fun to VR This October [UPDATED]

2K Games has been less than committal to the new medium of virtual reality (VR) thus far, with the publisher’s CEO suggesting that the technology is too ‘anti-social’ before stating that the company will be ‘first in line if VR takes off’. However, it seems that there’s more bubbling under the surface, as VRFocus has…

Pool Nation VR Integrates NVIDIA Multi-Res Shading

CherryPop Games has today released a new update for the hugely popular Pool Nation VR on HTC Vive. In addition to updating the existing mini-games available and teasing new ones to come, Pool Nation VR has become one of the first virtual reality (VR) videogames to integrate NVIDIA’s multi-res shading technology as standard. Pool Nation…