FlyInside Expands Support to X-Plane 10 with v1.7 Update

Ever since indie developer Daniel Church launched a Kickstarter-crowd funding campaign for his flight simulator software FlyInside, VRFocus has kept regular track of its progress. Originally available as FlyInside FSX, making Microsoft’s Flight Simulator X virtual reality (VR) compatible, Church went on to support Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3D flight simulator. This month the developer released his latest update,…

Save $500 on VR Ready Alienware Laptop in Cyber Monday Sale

As part of the continued sales on virtual reality (VR) products this weekend, Alienware are today promoting a discount on high-end ‘VR Ready’ laptops. Up for grabs is a New Alienware 17, a 17” laptop featuring an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card. Alienware’s most powerful 17″ gaming laptop has been designed for the most…

Enter The World Of VR Without Wires Or A Phone!

Idealens is an all-in-one headset. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXuoPfw9QcI?autoplay=1&wmode=transparent&wmode=transparent&url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXuoPfw9QcI&key=84851dcb639e4d519ea48228848d0942&schema=youtube&type=text/html&autoplay=1]The post Enter The World Of VR Without Wires Or A Phone! appeared first on Futurism. Source: Enter The World Of VR Without Wires Or A Phone!

Amazon’s Cyber Monday Deals Include PlayStation VR Software Discounts

The Black Friday deals are now over but that doesn’t mean to say there’s not more discounts available. For today we have Cyber Monday, where online retailers provide even further discounts to tempt eager shoppers. Online retail giant Amazon is well known for its offers at this time of year and today its now providing…

Cradle of Links VR Achieves Steam Greenlight Success

Studio REALWORLD has announced that the new virtual reality (VR) title, Cradle of Links VR, has achieved success through its Steam Greenlight campaign. Currently in development for the HTC Vive, Cradle of Links VR features full freeform movement throughout the videogame’s environments opposed to relying on a teleportation mechanic. “We refused teleportation mechanics in the…

Life In 360°: Mamie’s Dream

I’m not sure if it is something about the end of November but we’ve been receiving a surprising amount 360 degree related items in our inbox so we’ve got quite the varied selection this week. With our first trip into this part of the virtual reality (VR) is a short film about the difficulties some…

Morph Into A Beast And Fight Savage Enemies In This VR Game

In Feral Rites, you play as the heir of a murdered chieftain. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yk3JzqoYRhU?autoplay=1&wmode=transparent&wmode=transparent&url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yk3JzqoYRhU&key=84851dcb639e4d519ea48228848d0942&schema=youtube&type=text/html&autoplay=1]The post Morph Into A Beast And Fight Savage Enemies In This VR Game appeared first on Futurism. Source: Morph Into A Beast And Fight Savage Enemies In This VR Game

VR Experiences for Grandma and the Kids

Hoping to show off some VR experiences to your folks during the holidays? We have compiled a list of some of the top family friendly VR pieces out there for you to enjoy with your loved ones. Suitable for children and seniors, everyone is bound to get a kick out of these experiences. Happy holidays from the VRScout family…

‘Dark Souls’ Creator is ‘Hoping’ To Bring The Franchise To VR

The horror and suspense genres are ones that have benefited immediately from the growth of virtual reality. Jump scares, creepy ambiance, and such can already increase heart rates while watching on 2D monitors, but the isolated environment VR headsets provide enhances those tense elements in a huge way. The Souls franchise, including Demon’s Souls, Bloodborne,…

VLC Media Player Now Supports 360° Video

VR headset support coming in 2017. The popular open source media player that practically plays any video format on any platform has now added support for 360° videos. The latest support comes to its desktop versions with a plan to rollout 360° support to its mobile apps in the near future as well. The company…

Experience Calm and Relaxation in The Artery’s Spirit of Meditation

It was last month that VRFocus first reported on Art + Technology company The Artery with the launch of its virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) division. The firm hired artist Ronen Tanchum as the Creative and Technical Director, and recently released its first experience for Samsung Gear VR, Spirit of Meditation. The app…

The VR Job Hub: Bossa Studios, Coatsink & Nokia

Whether you’re an experienced designer, programmer, engineer, or maybe you’ve just been inspired after reading VRFocus articles – either way, you have stumbled across VRFocus’ VR Job Hub. The jobs listed here are located worldwide, from major game players to humble indie developers – the one thing they all have in common is that they are all jobs in…

Steam 2016 Autumn Sale Discounts Nearly 300 VR Supported Titles

The Steam Autumn sale is once again upon us, and this time around this time Valve have flagged close to a whopping 300 VR titles for discounts, including games that support both the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and OSVR. It’s amazing how big the market has already become, especially given how niche VR still is….

VR FEST and Ocean Gala Holding Extreme VR Filmmaker Challenge

While currently an entertainment platform primarily, virtual reality (VR) is being used to highlight important issues around the world. In December the prestigious Ocean Gala event will take place organized by MaiTai Global and OceanElders. The event brings together global leaders in business and kiteboarding communities for a fundraiser to raise awareness and support for…

Produce Professional Virtual Reality Videos With This Camera

Filmmakers will want to try this. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVL3UN-JaEo?autoplay=1&wmode=transparent&wmode=transparent&url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVL3UN-JaEo&key=84851dcb639e4d519ea48228848d0942&schema=youtube&type=text/html&autoplay=1]The post Produce Professional Virtual Reality Videos With This Camera appeared first on Futurism. Source: Produce Professional Virtual Reality Videos With This Camera

Oculus Confirms ‘Toybox’ Will Come Free with Touch

Oculus has officially confirmed that Toybox, the highly anticipated multiplayer sandbox application built from the ground up to show off the Oculus Touch motion controllers, will be made available to every touch owner for free after launch. Oculus Touch debuted at a special event just prior to E3 2015 alongside the final retail design for…

Overkill VR Update Adds Oculus Touch Support and More

Developer Starloop Studios and publisher Game Troopers launched their virtual reality (VR) early access title Overkill VR last week for HTC Vive. The videogame has received a ‘mostly positive’ response from Steam users, and to improve upon this the team has released a new update, which includes fixes as well as support for Oculus Touch….

Mass Virtual Demonstrates VR Fighter Simulator at I/ITSEC Using NVIDIA Quadro

Professional pilots have been using flight simulators for years, especially military pilots, helping to keep combat skills in peak condition. Today Mass Virtual has announced it’ll be demonstrating its latest simulator using virtual reality (VR) technology at this weekends I/ITSEC simulation and training conference. Mass Virtual specializes in creating VR simulations for the defence and security…

Google Promoting Pixel and Daydream VR Through Livestreamed Music Festivals

Google is entering the music festival realm this year with news that it’s sponsoring and livestreaming a series of five shows spread across five cities, in support of five different good causes. Sponsored in conjunction with Good, a global media firm and and “social impact” company that seeks to address global issues, GoodFest kicks off…

All the Delicate Duplicates Beta Goes Live

VRFocus has been following the progress of indie videogame All the Delicate Duplicates since the first trailer arrived back in July. A project by Andy Campbell and Mez Breeze, registrations opened for the videogame beta earlier this month and yesterday that beta opened for those gamers who signed up. All ready an award-winning title before…

Don’t Knock Twice Screenshots Tell A Dark Brooding Tale

Last month VRFocus reported on upcoming horror movie Don’t Knock Twice – starring Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galatica) – getting its own virtual reality (VR) videogame of the same name. A short demo was released on Steam for HTC Vive and now there’s more screenshots available showcasing more of the title. If you’ve played the demo…

New HTC Vive Releases For The Week Of 11/20/16

It’s encouraging to see bigger brands tackle VR like the actual NBA with their NBA 2KVR Experience, but the new release gets completely outshined by a game obviously better-built for virtual reality even in early access: Nothin’ But Net. Also this week you get to become the beast in your favorite monster movies in King Kaiju…

Invite Your Friends Over to Your Virtual Pad

Build your own virtual reality room! [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLjMurzsJak?autoplay=1&wmode=transparent&wmode=transparent&url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLjMurzsJak&key=84851dcb639e4d519ea48228848d0942&schema=youtube&type=text/html&autoplay=1]The post Invite Your Friends Over to Your Virtual Pad appeared first on Futurism. Source: Invite Your Friends Over to Your Virtual Pad

New Oculus Rift and Gear VR Releases For The Week Of 11/20/16

This Thanksgiving holiday is about be thankful and appreciating the amazing year of VR we have had so far. Unfortunately, that doesn’t really translate into a ton of amazing new content this week for Oculus Rift or Gear VR, rather a ton of great content on sale instead — mostly on Steam. However, there are…

New PlayStation VR Releases For The Week Of 11/20/16

Until big releases start dropping next year, like Star Trek: Bridge Crew and Resident Evil 7, it will likely be a series of slow weeks for PlayStation VR owners. This week is no different as we get mostly a small collection of indie games and ports from other headsets. If you missed last week, you…

Are Audiences Ready For Mature And Serious VR Content?

The conventional wisdom for VR content says: tread carefully. Don’t go too far. Ease your audience into this new technology with fun, thrilling, exciting things, or maybe a documentary with some sort of edifying lesson. In a new medium which has only just begun to penetrate the consumer market, should content producers treat their VR audiences…

Oculus On Track For Dec. 6 Touch Shipment

Well it’s that time again. Time for Oculus to launch a commercial product. The company’s first foray into a worldwide release began on March 28 when it began shipping its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset via its own store and third party vendors such as Best Buy and Amazon. That launch was plagued by a mysterious component shortage…

CRANGA!: Harbour Frenzy Confirmed for Oculus Touch Launch

With Oculus Touch due for release in the next couple of weeks, developers have recently been confirming titles for launch day release. Just this week alone COLOPL Inc.’s Dig 4 Destruction, Fierce Kaiju’s Viral EX, I-Illusions’ Space Pirate Trainer and PlaySide VR’s Zombie Riot were all revealed for the motion controllers and now there’s one…