Grab a Bargain with These PlayStation VR Discounts

With Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) now sorting out the supply issues that dogged the launch of PlayStation VR, more PlayStation 4 owners are now getting the hands on the headset. This month also saw a major videogame release in the form of Farpoint, which raced into second spot in the UK charts. But there are further deals…

New Samsung Gear 360 Price and Release Date Announced

During Samsung’s Unpacked event in March the company revealed the latest iteration of its 360-degree camera, the Gear 360. The unveiling was followed by a full spec rundown for the new device but details on cost and release date were still being kept quiet. Today, that information has been released seeing the camera retail for…

Oculus’ First Employee Leaves The Company

Chris Dycus, a hardware engineer at Facebook’s Oculus, has left the company he helped establish. Why is that important? Because Dycus (pictured above wearing an early version of the Rift) was Oculus’ first employee outside of founders like Brendan Iribe, Nate Mitchell, and the now-departed Palmer Luckey. He joined the company in the start up…

Epic Games Advances VR Integration for Unreal Engine Releasing v4.16

Last month Epic Games rolled out the first preview for the next iteration of its Unreal Engine software, version 4.16. Since then smaller previews have been released, giving developers a chance to experiment with some of the new features. Today, those new additions are fully implemented with Unreal Engine 4.16 now available. As VRFocus has…

Classic Cult Anime Evangelion Gets the VR Treatment

Image Credit: Bandai Namco (Fair Use Doctrine) Back in 1995 the world of Japanese animation (or Anime) was taken by storm when a hot new show hit the airwaves. Neon Genesis Evangelion tells the story of a young boy named Shinji Ikari and the world-shaking responsibility put onto his shoulders. Evangelion was a deconstruction of…

Private Equity Firm Silver Lake Invests $400 Million in Unity

Unity Technologies, the software company that’s highly involved in augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) has announced today that its accepted a $400 million USD investment from private equity firm Silver Lake. The reveal came from Unity’s CEO John Riccitiello reports Bloomberg. The company doesn’t need the money as such, but it will allow…

You Have To See Rocket League Played With HoloLens

After becoming basically the most successful game of all time ever and making its creators a mountain of cash, it doesn’t look like there’s anywhere else for Rocket League to go, apart from HoloLens. Sadly this isn’t an official take on Psyonix’s smash hit vehicular soccer game. It’s a fan creation but an absolutely brilliant…

Record Immersive Video no Matter the Weather with Garmin’s 5K VIRB 360 Camera

If you hadn’t already noticed 360-degree cameras are arriving at a growing rate. Today, Garmin International Inc. has announced its entry into the field with the VIRB 360 camera, a rugged waterproof device that’s been designed to be usable in most conditions. Able to capture high-quality 5.7K video at 30 frames-per-second (FPS), the VIRB 360 comes…

HandyGames Release Early Preview Trailer for Townsmen VR

German developer HandyGames, the studio behind Gear VR titles Hidden Temple – VR Adventure and Stunt Kite Masters VR, has released an early preview video for its next virtual reality (VR) project Townsmen VR. Townsmen VR is an immersive version of HandyGames’ world building strategy title Townsmen, which launch on mobile and PC last year. Players start with a tiny village and through…

Watch the Action of Formula E in VR with Virtually Live

Last year the FIA Formula E Championship teamed up with virtual reality (VR) company Virtually Live, allowing fans to watch renderings of the races. That partnership has continued into the current racing season so that viewers can see several of the latest races. Updating its Formula E VR app, Virtually Live allows fans to revisit the…

Hands-On: Brass Tactics Is Basically Age Of Empires VR

My first words after demoing Hidden Path Entertainment’s Brass Tactics were, “This feels a lot like Age of Empires.” Then from behind me come the happy words of Hidden Path’s Founder and Chief Creative Officer Mark Terrano, “Good, because I made Age of Empires II.” Before long, Terrano verbalizes why I’ve made the comparison between…

Moving Photos Go From Magic To Reality With Prynt

There are plenty of ways to save your photos for posterity; you can print them on a home printer, get the professionally printed using several services online or on the high street, or buy a tiny printer that will connect to your smartphone such as Prynt’s device, the Prynt Pocket. But what if those printed…

Play BlazeRush On Rift Totally For Free This Weekend

BlazeRush by Targem Games is what you get if you made a VR racing game out of the Hot Wheels and other toy cars that tons of children had buzzing around little tracks in their bedrooms. I’ll never forget all of the stunts and intense setups I’d orchestrate in the name of feeling cool. Now BlazeRush…

Ericsson and Verizon Use VR Streaming Car to Test 5G

Faster wireless speeds are always something that consumers and businesses are seeking. As part of a trial of 5G technology, Ericsson have teamed up with telecoms carrier Verizon to test the speed and latency times of the 5G network using an Indianapolis 500 racing car and a virtual reality (VR) headset. In a novel test…

Edge-MT Reveals VR Application for Elevator Manufacturer KONE Israel

Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) developer Edge-MT has announced the development of a VR application for KONE Israel, an elevator and escalator manufacturer. Created by Edge-MT together with Shahar Barkai, a marketing and consumer engagement expert, the app is a promotional piece for KONE, with viewers entering a virtual elevator that climbs over 100 floors. During the climb,…

Björk VR Art Exhibit Comes to LA

Björk Digital runs from May 19 to June 4 in downtown LA. Since kicking off her digital exhibition tour in Sydney over a year ago, Björk is bringing her traveling immersive exhibit closer to home. The Icelandic music icon’s next stop after traveling the globe with her VR album is finally right here in Los Angeles….

Review: Bullet Sorrow VR

If you’re a fan of traditional shooting videogames and you come over to the world of virtual reality (VR) you’ll be well catered for, in some respect too well catered for, as there’s just so many. Which has its plus and minus’s, namely being the genre works very well in VR – if you hadn’t…

A Smashing Time In Blobby Tennis

For today’s gameplay video, VRFocus is heading to the beach with a tennis racquet and a weird red blobby thing for a spot of tennis. Game place today comes courtesy of VRFocus staff writer Peter who is playing the HTC Vive version of the title. Blobby Tennis is a physics-based tennis game which eschews realistic…

Transformers VR Experience Centers Coming To China

The VR experience centers will let you climb behind the wheel of Bumblebee. Virtual reality centers based on the blockbuster “Transformers” series are set to open in China this Summer. Debuting in Shanghai, the centers will expand to other China cities regularly over the next five years and will be designed with a global audience in…

Virtual Ritual To Be Screened At Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival is traditionally a place where the unique and experimental projects in the world of filmmaking get a fair viewing. Virtual reality (VR) production studio Immerex has teamed up with director Gianluigi Perrone to showcase a unique short film titled ‘The 7th Night of Thelema: A Virtual Ritual’ at the festival. The…

Transformers Roll Out In Chinese VR Experience Centres

The Transfomers franchise has been around for more than 30s years in various forms, beginning as a toyline and cartoon before moving on to comic books, videogames, CGI cartoons and live-action films. Now DMG entertainment and Hasbro are bringing the Robots in Disguise into virtual reality (VR). Hasbro and DMG will be launching VR and…

Major League Baseball Unveils VR Game Experience

MLB wants to change the way you enjoy America’s favorite pastime with an all-in-one VR experience. In what just may be the biggest marriage between virtual reality and a professional sports franchise to date, Major League Baseball has officially lifted the curtain on its new immersive viewing experience, At Bat VR. Developed by the MLB’s…

Report: Samsung To Reveal UHD Display Primed For VR Today

It’s going to be years until display resolutions are clear enough for VR to look like real life, but we’re inching ever forward. It looks like Samsung might be announcing the next step in that journey today. Reports from Yonhap News and The Korean Herald state that Samsung is expected to reveal a new 1.96…

Go Behind The Scenes of America’s Cup Yacht Race With VR

One of the sponsors behind Americas Cup challenger is offering fans of the yacht race the chance to get closer to the action with a series of virtual reality (VR) video produced in collaboration with VR content creator Parable VR and The Gild. The VR videos will feature the Japanese challengers for this year’s America…

AppSwarm Delves Into VR Sector With Acquisition of Into the VR World

AppSwarm is a company that’s known to be working on in-house software development platforms and the development of cutting-edge software. With the growth of the virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) industries it’s not surprising that such a company would begin to show interest in the developing technology of VR/AR, as proved by AppSwam’s acquisition…

Delila’s Gift Shows A Fascinating New Way To Tell Stories In VR

At the beginning of the month Oculus announced it was closing Story Studio, its VR filmmaking division. Following the news I wrote a little about what we’d learned from the studio, and how we could look forward to more invention built on the foundations of its work. Delila’s Gift is a perfect example of what…

The Mummy Zero Gravity VR Experience Coming to The Shop at NBC Studios in NYC

During the recent South By Southwest (SXSW) conference in Austin, Texas, Universal Pictures, IMAX and engineering firm Positron premiered a virtual reality (VR) experience based on the new Tom Cruise movie The Mummy. Now The Mummy Zero Gravity Stunt VR Experience is getting a much more public outing, coming to The Shop at NBC Studios in New York City this month. The…