Unity UI Developer at Viewstream (United States)

Viewstream is looking for an experienced developer to work on a new VR application for the architectural visualization space. Responsibilities: … Source: Unity UI Developer at Viewstream (United States)

Enter the Nightmare of Grave VR for Halloween

Arriving just in time for the spookiest season of the year is Grave VR from Broken Window Studios. The horror title has now launched on Steam for the HTC Vive head-mounted display (HMD). A surreal single-player experience, in Grave VR light is your only friend against what lurks in the darkness. Set in a barren…

‘Weeping Doll’ Review: Weep-Inducingly Dull Thriller

I’m all for short VR experiences. Narrative pieces like Gnomes and Goblins and the precious few minutes of wish fulfillment found in Star Wars: Trials on Tatooine suggest that smaller games and films might be the way forward for this new industry. But, in order to justify the purchase of a premium experience with a…

Oculus Sensors Can Now Be Purchased Individually Online For $79

High end virtual reality is getting a bit more customizable. As of today, the online Oculus store was updated to allow the purchase of individual Sensors for $79. These sensors are what track the infrared beacons inside the Oculus Rift headset itself. By doing so they are able to track the headset’s position in 3D…

Disturbed’s Cover of The Sound of Silence Made into VR Experience

There’s been quite a few musicians getting into virtual reality (VR) or 360-degrees for their music videos. Over the last year VRFocus has reported on The Foals, The Donnies The Amys, Neda & Marrs, Mind Enterprises and many more. Now American heavy metal band Disturbed has released a VR video for the hit song The…

How ‘Euro Truck Simulator 2’ May Be The Most Realistic VR Driving Game

Euro Truck Simulator 2 has been around for several years now, providing players the ability to simply drive a few of trucks around stunning vistas in a specific depiction of Europe. You won’t find bombastic car chases or any kind of thrilling action set pieces in developer SCS Software’s calm simulator. The crux of Euro…

HTC and Syntrend Open Viveland in Taiwan

Whether its Viveport, Vivepaper, the Vive X Accelerator programme or Vive Zones at InterContinental Hotels, HTC has continually strived to progress virtual reality (VR) around the world. Its latest development is Viveland, a VR arcade located in Taipei, Taiwan. Viveland opened this weekend providing a range of over 20 experiences including Everest VR, Fruit Ninja…

Hormal Black Label Combines Bacon and VR for New Experience

Food and drinks brands such as Kelloggs, Jack Daniels, Nescafé, Mountain Dew and Red Bull are just some of the companies that have utilised virtual reality (VR) for promotional purposes. Now it’s time for bacon to get the VR treatment as Hormal Black Label has today unveiled The Black Market. The Black Market bacon experience is…

Cardboard Apps Can Tap into Enhanced VR Performance on Daydream Phones

A spokesperson for Google’s VR team has confirmed that Google Cardboard applications will be able to benefit from the enhanced VR performance that’s baked into Daydream ready phones. Cardboard was Google’s first step into virtual reality. Wanting to introduce as many people to VR as possible, the company developed Cardboard with the lowest common denominator…

Starbreeze Acquires Nozon for $7.7 Million to Bring ‘Pixar Level’ Visual Quality to VR Film

Starbreeze has acquired visual effects (VFX) studio Nozon for €7.1M (~$7.7M), a Belgium-based company known for their pre-rendered PresenZ VR technology which promises to bring ‘Pixar levels’ of visual quality to real-time VR scenes with positional tracking. PresenZ, introduced by Nozon in 2015, is a rendering technique especially created for VR that allows for what they call ‘interactive parallax’…

Now You Can Pee Anywhere Thanks to VR

The VR experience we’ve all been waiting for. We’ve all been there at some point, relieving ourselves after drinking five cups of coffee, and the boredom starts to set in — will this mundane activity ever end? Gee whiz. Well now you’ll never find yourself bored again when Mother Nature calls. With Pee World VR,…

Microsoft’s VR Headsets Will Run on $500 PCs, More Info in December

Microsoft’s surprise new VR headsets, revealed last week and expected to ship next year, remain something of a mystery right now, but we should find out more about them in December. Speaking to Polygon, Microsoft HoloLens chief Alex Kipman revealed that these headsets will be further detailed at two WinHEC events, one of which runs…

Further Info Arriving in December on Microsoft’s VR Headsets

Last week Microsoft held an event on the upcoming Windows 10 ‘Creators Update’ which is scheduled to arrive in Spring 2017. Part of the show was dedicated to the company’s mixed reality (MR) device HoloLens before going on to reveal some virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays (HMDs) as part of Windows Holographic. Apart from a…

Vive Ready HP Computer Bundle Now on Sale

Earlier this month VRFocus reported on HTC and HP collaborating on an all-in-one deal for the HTC Vive and HP ENVY 750-470na desktop PC. The Vive Ready HP Computer Bundle which retails for £1,499 GBP – usual RRP is £1699 – has now gone on sale. The aim of the deal is to reduce the…

‘Siege Hammer’ is a Hands-Free VR Tower Defense Game

Tower defense, or even strategy games in general, are rare to see in the early days of virtual reality. Most developers have gravitated towards zombie shooters and other more visceral content to bring early adopters into the realm of VR, but once you actually try it, more strategic content works incredibly well. Games like AirMech…

CCP Games’ EVE: Valkyrie Coming to HTC Vive Next Month

There’s some good news coming for HTC Vive owners next month, EVE: Valkyrie developer CCP Games has recently announced the title is set to arrive next month. The studio hasn’t revealed when during November the online multiplayer videogame will launch, simply stating: “We’ve also got some big celebrations planned for that weekend; all pilots on…

I Expect You to Die Confirmed for PlayStation VR Release

Previously only shown on Oculus Rift with support for the Oculus Touch motion controllers, Schell Games has today announced that it’s puzzle title I Expect you to Die will also support Sony Interactive Entertainment’s (SIE) PlayStation VR. I Expect you to Die is due to be a day one launch title for Oculus Touch, on…

‘Tilt Brush’ Gets Weird With Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’ Tie-In

We’ve seen some really amazing stuff out of Google’s Tilt Brush app since its launch on the HTC Vive earlier this year, but its latest showcase in partnership with Marvel Studios is more than a little strange. The creative VR app teamed up with the blockbuster giant to promote its latest comic book adaptation for…

‘EVE: Valkyrie’ Arrives on Vive Very, Very Soon, New Content Teased

CCP Games’ EVE: Valkyrie enjoyed a successful launch on PlayStation VR earlier this month, but it still has one headset left to conquer: the HTC Vive. After a long wait for the SteamVR version of the online dogfighter, CCP this weekend confirmed that it will be releasing in November during its EVE Vegas event. A…

Top Investors Discuss VR and AR Strategies and Opportunites at IMMERSE 2016

Business leaders gathered at this year’s Seattle based IMMERSE Summit (previously Sea VR) to explore how VR/ AR and Mixed Reality is transforming manufacturing, design, education, health and medicine and much more. Road to VR‘s Michael Glombicki caught up with two VR/AR investors to get their insight into the opportunities available in the immersive technology space…

Playsnak Raises $1.3million to Continue VR & Mobile Development

Developer Playsnak, which has locations in Berlin, Germany and Los Angeles, California, has announced today that its secured $1.3 million USD in seed investment from South Korean Venture Capital investment firm K Cube Ventures. This investment will help the studio to continue development in both mobile and virtual reality (VR) fields. Playsnak was formed in…

Life In 360°: Or Is That 360° In Life?

Another week begins in the ever changing, ever moving world of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) on VRFocus. A Monday morning brings another trip into the world of 360 – or does it? Maybe you aren’t on VRFocus at all. Maybe you’re all on a VRFocus which looks like the VRFocus you’re used…