Kaiji VR: Steel Beam Crossing of Despair Launch Date Announced

Anime and Manga of various types are starting to see adaptations into virtual reality (VR) experiences as VR continues to grow. Manga series Kaiji was announced as getting an adaptation into a VR title that follows one of the lethal contests from the manga some time ago, and developers Solid Sphere have now announced the…

Go Live Direct from Facebook Spaces

During Facebook’s 10th annual F8 conference in April the company announced Facebook Spaces, a new social virtual reality (VR) app for Oculus Rift. Today, the company has revealed a new feature what’ll allow Oculus Rift users to stream live from inside VR. Still currently in beta, Facebook Spaces is all about connecting with friends and having a personalised…

One Piece Crew Sails Towards PlayStation VR

One Piece is one of the most popular anime series in the world, boasting a huge fanbase. As a result, the crew of Straw Hat Pirates have appeared in many videogames already, featuring in various genres from platformers to action-adventure titles. Now the crew will be heading to the PlayStation VR. One Piece first began…

Random42 Launches Educational AR Mobile App

Random42 Scientific Communication are known in the pharmaceutical industry as a provider of digital solutions such as medical imaging, creating digital representations of things such as disease mechanisms that would be otherwise hard to understand. The company has ventured into virtual reality (VR) before and are now stepping into augmented reality (AR) with the release…

Former RIGS Developers Join New VR Studio Virtual Arts

The closure of RIGS: Mechanized Combat League developer Guerrilla Cambridge marked a sad start to the year for the VR industry. Fortunately, some of its developers are still working with the tech. Former members of Guerrilla Cambridge have been hired by Virtual Arts, a new UK VR, AR and MR studio revealed today, GamesIndustry.biz reports….

New VR Studio Virtual Arts Will Focus On Mobile Apps

Though Cambridge-based development studio Virtual Arts was formed back in December 2016, it has been very quiet up until now, as it gathered personnel and funding for its projects. Now, having successfully acquired seed funding, ex-ARM employees Nizar Romdan and Doug Day are setting out to create virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) projects….

See Dragon Ball Z VR’s Kamehameha Training In Action

If you haven’t shouted “Kame… hame… ha” in VR at least once yet then you’re doing it wrong. Dragon Ball Z’s new VR experience will help you right that wrong, though. We first learned about this surprising new experience last month when it was announced for a Japanese arcade. Now people are finally getting their…

Eurostar Odyssey Offers an Underwater VR Journey

If you happen to be travelling abroad this summer and plan to take the Eurostar train service then the company has some immersive entertainment planned. Launching today is Eurostar Odyssey, a virtual reality (VR) experience that takes viewers beneath the waves. As travellers make their way at high-speed under the channel, they’ll enter the hidden depths of…

Farpoint Dev Wants To See Improved Move Controllers For PSVR Successor

As the first developer to support PlayStation VR’s (PSVR’s) Aim Controller, Farpoint creator Impulse Gear is well-versed on the control issues that Sony’s VR headset faces. That’s why one member of the studio is eager to see the next iteration of the PlayStation Move motion controllers. In an interview with Finder, Impulse Gear founder Seth…

Celtx brings a new Game Editor Module to Virtual Reality

When it comes to pre-production or production for writing scripts, characters and settings you may remember Celtx. If you were an avid follower of nofilmschool or you did Media studies or studied film – everybody has had their hand at this software for writing their short film, feature film, television series scripts with Celtx. VRFocus interview…

Full-Body VR Arena Presents Livestreaming Event

A project by the Saxion University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands to create a full-body virtual reality (VR) arena titled Project Myron is getting close to completion, and the team behind its development are planning a live-streaming event on Facebook to show the public what the technology can do. Created by a group of…

VR Experience Believe Your Eyes Wins Silver Lion Award

The Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity has awarded a virtual reality (VR) project a prestigious Silver Lion award. The award went to a joint project between Samsung Electronics and Punchdrunk International titled Believe Your Eyes. Believe Your Eyes was designed as a multi-sensory VR experience that could blur the line between VR and physical reality….

A One Piece Game Is Coming To PSVR

Good news manga and anime fans; one of the most popular series to come out of Japan in the past two decades is on its way to PlayStation VR (PSVR) Gematsu reports that a One Piece title is in development for Sony’s headset, though there isn’t a whole lot more to go on right now….

Life In 360°: Hail The Hydra

Remember when every other day brought news of a new virtual reality (VR) experience that involved a roller coaster? Ah, memories. It did get a bit tedious after a while, but that was the way things were at the time. Of course, every other day at the moment seems to involve someone announcing an update…

A Guide to HTC Vive Controllers: Vive Wand, Steam Gamepad, Knuckles and More.

The HTC Vive is the more expensive of the currently available high-end PC virtual reality (VR) options, though some could argue its the most forward-looking, having launched with tracked motion controllers while the Oculus had to introduce them later. HTC Vive is also looking to get some upgraded controllers in the form of the Knuckles…

Newly Launched RE:NEW Is Your Portal To Virtual Reality Wellness Apps

VR’s software ecosystem is home to plenty of escapism experiences that transport you to serene environments for calming gameplay and interaction as a way to promote wellness. RE:NEW, a project from NewPathVR, is a portal that points users straight toward various wellness applications. VR has a large scattered mess of content that’s progressively getting larger. With so…

Altspace VR News Show Gets Bill Nye The Science Guy

Altspace VR has established itself as one of the forefront of the new wave of social-oriented virtual reality (VR) content. The app not only provides a social meeting space for the VR world, but also broadcasts content, with various forms of entertainment and events appearing to users of VR. Altspace VR is planning to introduce…

The Mk Player360 Turns Your Room Into A 360-Degree Media Screen

Your bedroom is a place of peace and expression and there are a handful of ways to make it resemble the dreamscapes you occasionally wake from. Art on your walls and ceilings, 3D domes that project stars all over, and more. The Mk Player360, from Broomx Technologies, is a powerful and compact device that takes this…

A Guide to the Steam Controller for HTC Vive

The Steam Controller is somewhat unique among gamepad type controllers in that is uses two trackpads in place of the cross-pad and where the four buttons would be on an Xbox or DualShock gamepad. The Steam controller also features an accelerometer and gyroscope, allowing for motion control methods to be used in some situations. Steam…

Unity Rolls Out Major Update With NVIDIA VRWorks Support

Unity rolled out a major update to its development platform bringing with it a number of improvements across the board. The 2017.1 update to the Unity toolset includes highly touted features like a timeline for producing cinematic content and trailers, while also adding NVIDIA VRWorks to render VR more efficiently on recent NVIDIA graphics cards…

VR Arcade Company THE VOID Joins Disney Accelerator Program

The Disney accelerator Program is now in its fourth year of operation. The Program is designed to help companies who Disney believe are creating the future of entertainment by offering them access to Disney’s leadership along with resources and support that they previouly could not have reached. This year’s additions to the program sees location-based…

A Guide to the HTC Vive Knuckles Controllers

Valve has been keeping a lot of the information on the upcoming upgrade to the HTC Vive controllers to themselves so far. Though we do have some information on what the new Knuckles Controllers will look like and how they will behave, full details will need to wait until they get a commercial release. The…

Gorn Is One Of VR’s Most Violent And Viciously Fun Games Yet

If you’re the type that believes VR and violence shouldn’t mix then best look away now; Gorn has no sympathy for you. This is the game you imagined when you wondered what Robo Recall would look like if you replaced its cold, disconnected robots with flesh and blood, and it’s every bit as brilliantly gruesome…

Durham North Carolina To Get It’s Own VR Arcade

Though more and more people are discovering what it is like to spend time immersed in virtual reality (VR), the full high-end experience of VR is still out of reach for many, due to price or space or other issues. Out-of-home VR experiences can make up for this, such as the new VR arcade being…

Chinese University Surprises New Students With AR Acceptance Letters

This fresh take on college acceptance letters is as interesting as it is unnecessary. You’re all familiar with those cliche college acceptance scenes from film and television, right? You know, when an overexcited high schooler rushes to their mailbox and tears open a letter from that huge University they applied to? It’s a classic experience that many…