Bundle Stars Pure VR Bundle Offer 10 Titles for $5

Aside from when videogame’s actually launch the majority of players will likely wait until one of the many winter/summer/black friday/or any other holiday sale to increase their library. At this time of year there’s a bit of a lull in offers, so in comes Bundle Stars with its Pure VR Bundle. The Pure VR Bundle…

IGGYMOB’s Gungrave VR Coming to PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

Today Korean publisher Blueside has announced its collaboration with developer IGGYMOB on a virtual reality (VR) version of Gungrave, a third-person shooter originally developed by Japanese studio Red Entertainment and released for PlayStation 2 in 2002. For Gungrave VR, IGGYPOP has turned the title into a first-person shooter (FPS) but will still feature elements from the original, with…

VR Needs To Branch Out Into Interactive Narrative

Netflix and disruption go together like Oculus and Rift. Never one to rest on its laurels, the company is continually looking for ways to shake things up. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the streaming service is toying with the idea of breaking away from narrative norms by experimenting with ‘interactive storytelling’. The…

Watch VRFocus Play Chess in a VR Dungeon

Experiment 7’s Wizards of the Coast collaboration on Dungeon Chess was well documented prior to the videogame’s release. Now available for Oculus Rift, VRFocus gets hands-on with Dungeon Chess and invites you to watch the very first match played by the team. Dungeon Chess is a simple but inviting virtual recreation of the classic…

Over Half of Sketchfab Survey Respondents Think VR has Potential

Sketchfab have released the results of a survey conducted over the platform to obtain a review of the virtual reality (VR) industry as of Q2 2017. The Sketchfab platform has over 800,000 contributors who all had the opportunity to contribute to the survey. The report details trends related to the content, hardware and future of…

Conan Still Waiting For VR Sex; Demos Wilson’s Heart

Conan is back at it again in VR, still wondering why he doesn’t have “virtual reality sex” yet. In the latest television segment shared on Thursday, Conan straps on an Oculus Rift and dives into the magical black and white world of Wilson’s Heart. Transported into the body of 63-year-old Robert Wilson, voiced by Peter…

Review: Loco Dojo

Party videogames can be a riotous laugh with friends, involving fast paced mini-games that can have you thinking on your feet as you try to out do one another. This is the basic premise for British developer make[REAL]’s first proper virtual reality (VR) videogame, Loco Dojo, bringing everyone together for some laughs and competition, which it…

The Making of Rick and Morty VR with Owlchemy Labs and Justin Roiland

As noted in the review for Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality, the game’s developer Owlchemy Labs turned Job Simulator into the unofficial poster child of VR gaming. We gave Job Simulator an 8 out of 10 and, with Rick and Morty receiving an 8.5, Owlchemy finds themselves in a fortunate position once again with a well- developed…

Raindance Film Festival to Launch the VRX Awards Next Month

Next month the Raindance Film Festival will be holding a special event to celebrate the launch of its Raindance VRX Awards, highlighting pioneering virtual reality (VR) experiences by independent creators and filmmakers from across Britain and around the world. The evening event is set to feature a selection of talks by notable VR creators, live…

5 Reasons why Virtual Reality is Booming, not Waning

Virtual Reality had a rather interesting, if tougher than some expected launch year. The HTC Vive and Oculus Rift both hit their first birthdays this month, with Playstation VR hitting its six month milestone as well. It has been a very interesting time, with a lot of change and a lot of evolution in the…

VRgluv Haptic Controller Kickstarter Smashes Past Funding Target in 48 Hours

After only two days, the crowdfunding campaign for the VRgluv haptic glove controller has reached its funding goal, but many reward tiers are still available. The campaign began on Wednesday aiming to bring to fruition a new type of haptic controller. Within 48 hours the VRgluv Kickstarter campaign is already over the $100,000 (USD) funding…

The Virtual Arena: The Growing VR Out-of-Home Entertainment Dimension (Part 2)

In the second part of his three-part feature, Kevin Williams continues his coverage of the development in the VR industries involvement in the Digital Out-of-Home Entertainment (DOE) sector. In this report looking at the American, Japanese and Dubai amusement trades interest in the technology. Amusement & Attraction Embraces VR Moving to the Western territories, and…

Hong Kong Opens Doors on VR Film Festival

Providers of virtual reality (VR) content platform Kaleidoscope VR are organising the inaugural Kaleidoscope VR Hong Kong Film Festival on Sunday 30th April 2017. More than ten VR experiences are due to be featured during the event. The VR experiences that are planned to be showcased include films, documentaries and videogames. One of the featured films…

Luden.io’s CEO Discusses City Destroying Experience VRobot

Last week Luden.io, the developer behind inMind and inCell launched its followup project in the form of VRobot. A destructive experience in which players are tasked with smashing cities to pieces, the title supports both HTC Vive and Oculus Rift through Steam Early Access. Prior to launch, VRFocus caught up with Luden.io’s CEO, Oleg Chumakov to learn more about…

Finwe Unveils LiveSYNC App for 360 Video Presentations

At NAB 2017, Finwe, a company specialising in 360-degree video presentation technologies showcased its latest tool for iOS and Android called LiveSYNC. LiveSYNC is an immersive presentation app designed for trade shows, product launches, tours, education, training, and sales, allowing real-time control of a set of synchronized users. The software enables multiple users to be observed in a…

Get Closer to the Stage with Hamlet in VR

Tribeca Film Festival has been hosting a number of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) events and experiences this year. Among them is a new way of experiencing Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, by introducing VR to get the audience more involved. The VR experience has been titled To Be With Hamlet and is having its…

Life In 360°: The Curtain

Welcome back to Friday’s Life In 360 degrees, where we take in an example – old or new – of how people companies adn advertisers are utilizing 360 degree video to create new content or experiences. And things you can use a virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) to view properly. Today’s video is something…

Review: Along Together

Google Daydream is a platform desperate for more must-have virtual reality (VR) content, and while the Play Store is ever-increasing its line-up there are few titles that scream ‘essential’ upon release. Turbo Button’s Along Together, now available to download, is one title that comes very close to achieving that goal. The premise of the videogame…

Tilt Brush Launches Social Sketch Platform And Customization Features

You can now save, share, and remix Tilt Brush sketches. The VR app that’s become a favorite among immersive artists just got some big updates, including customization of environments, lighting controls and even a social platform of their own. For those of you who haven’t tried Tilt Brush yet, the app lets you paint in…

HTC Vive Is Getting A $220 Plug-And-Play Eye Tracking Peripheral Next Month

Eye tracking is one feature that could could benefit the performance and affordability of high-end virtual reality headsets. The HTC Vive should become the first mainstream headset to put that theory to the test. A Chinese startup known as 7invensun (pronounced seven-in-ven-sun) is announcing it will be releasing  a new eye tracking module for the Vive…

TPCast Business Edition Runs Six Wireless Vives At Once

The TPCast wireless solution for the HTC Vive virtual reality headset is expanding its slate of products to include a multi-user device. Dubbed the “TPCast: Business Edition,” this system will build on the company’s existing hardware and allow up to six headsets to run wirelessly in a single space. TPCast BE is targeting a variety of…

Vive X Teams Reveal Innovation Breakthroughs Toward Next-Gen VR Tech

Last year HTC formed the Virtual Reality Venture Capital Alliance (VRVCA) alongside some of the biggest investors in the VR industry. This alliance offered a total of $10bn USD to VR content creators in conjunction with the Vive X accelerator program. The VRVCA has just held its fourth closed-door members meeting in San Francisco, with 10 teams from 5…

Vive to Get an Eye-tracking Add-on with Optional Corrective Lenses

7invensun, one of the latest companies accepted into HTC’s Vive X accelerator program, is launching an eye-tracking add-on made specially for the Vive headset. The device, which will go on sale initially as a development kit in China this month, uses a series of IR LEDs and a near-eye camera to track the player’s eyes in…

XXII Creates a Virtual Augmented Laboratory for Chemical Experiments

Virtual reality (VR) has been demonstrated on numerous occasions the possibilities it provides for training and educational needs  across a gamut of industries and professions. The latest example comes from innovation studio XXII with a VR and augmented reality (AR) lab dubbed VAL (Virtual Augmented Laboratory). Designed to help participants conduct chemical experiments, VAL incorporates…

Starbreeze Reveals New StarVR Experiences At Today’s Acer Event

The Next@Acer event serves as an opportunity for Acer to show off new upcoming hardware and software in development with partners. Starbreeze studios’ influence continues to be peppered throughout the virtual reality industry and they took the stage during Acer’s event to show off some new content for their StarVR headset, a piece of hardware…