Disney and Lenovo Unleashing Star Wars AR This Holiday

Jedi Challenges will have you battling Kylo Ren with an augmented reality light saber. Soon you’ll be trading blows with Darth Vader from the comfort of your living room, all thanks to the latest partnership between Disney and Lenovo. The Star Wars Jedi Challenges AR experience comes with a lightsaber controller, a tracking beacon, and…

Play As A Lovecraftian Horror In Manimal Sanctuary

Lurking on the fringes of society after terrifying monsters have consumed the city, a monster waits. It listens to every conversation, digs up long-forgotten secrets, uncovers lies from the past, it consumes human emotion. It is you. This is the experience that awaits players of Manimal Sanctuary. Postopian Games have released a free demo of…

Lenovo Unveils the Motorola Moto x4 with AR Functionality

Lenovo has comes out all guns blazing today at IFA in Germany this week, with its big augmented reality (AR) announcement coming in the form of the Lenovo Mirage AR headset – with plenty of mentions to Star Wars. While smartphones aren’t generally VRFocus’ thing unless mentioned alongside headset support like the LG V30, Lenovo’s…

Lenovo Explorer Windows VR Headset Releases In ‘Coming Weeks’ For $349

It feels like every few days for the past month or so we’ve been covering a new Windows ‘Mixed Reality’ VR headset from a different manufacturer that gets new details, new apps, or a price/release date. As a result, today is no different. Lenovo announced that its newly dubbed “Lenovo Explorer” headset will cost $349…

Moving on up as Floor Plan: Hands-On Edition Released

Last year virtual reality (VR) developer Turbo Button released quirky puzzle title Floor Plan for Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR. Today the studio has announced the addition of motion controller support with an update called Floor Plan: Hands-On Edition. For existing Oculus Rift owners the update is free of charge, so they can start using their hands…

Lenovo Windows 10 Mixed Reality Headset Gets Official Name

Lenovo was announced as one of the companies creating the Windows 10 Mixed Reality headsets earlier this year, alongside other brands such as Dell, Acer and ASUS. Lenovo has now announced the official name of the device: the Lenovo Explorer. Full details on the device, such as a full specification list, are yet to be…

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges AR Platform Launching This Holiday For $199

At the D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA earlier this year Lenovo and Disney revealed a partnership, with Lucasfilm, to work on a Star Wars-themed AR experience platform. Titled Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, users would don a specially created Lenovo headset, hold a replica lightsaber handle, and embark on a series of adventures and challenges to…

VRrOOm To Launch Syndication Program For Location Based VR Centres

Originally founded in 2016, the aim of VRrOOm was to bring virtual reality (VR) experiences to a broader range of people, along with helping to accelerate the growth of the VR market. In furtherance of that aim, VRrOOm is launching a syndication program called Speedr to help make high-quality VR experiences available to all. Founder…

Disney’s ‘AR Museum’ Brings Interactive Play to Classic Art and Beyond

AR Museum lets you create your own masterpiece with augmented reality. Back in 2015, Disney developed AR technology that could bring coloring books to life through live texturing, the process of capturing a 2D drawing to create a 3D augmented-reality image in real-time. Since then, Disney has evolved their live texturing technology into a new AR…

Rebecca Van Dyck Is Oculus’ New Head Of Marketing

Earlier this year Microsoft hired the head of marketing from Oculus, Liz Hamren, to run the company’s efforts as it started building up toward launching a series of VR headsets. We’re starting to see the culmination of those efforts, with a Halo project coming for VR, a $900 all-in entry point for Windows-based VR systems,…

Make Your Own Animated VR Movies In Mindshow

Animation is a complex, specialised process. Animators spend years learning and perfecting their craft. CGI animation often costs millions of dollars to make and several years to go from concept to release. Now its possible to bypass all of that and create animated virtual reality (VR) movies using your body and voice with Mindshow. Mindshow…

Massive Gorn Update Adds Local Multiplayer, Honeybadgers And More

Rejoice! Slaughtering mindless minions in Gorn no longer has to be a solo experience; you can now slaughter your friends too. Gorn got a big update today, turning many of the features seen in the game’s experimental build into permanent fixtures, and adding in some new ideas on top. It’s called the Badgermancer update, largely…

Legendary Pokémon Raikou, Entei and Suicune Coming to Pokémon GO

Keen to catch more elusive Pokémon to fill up that Pokedex? Well today Niantic Labs and The Pokémon Company have announced three new legendary creatures coming to trainers over the next month Raikou, Entei, and Suicune. Hailing from the Johto region, trainers will be able to discover, battle, and have the chance to catch the three…

Razer Announce New Model of Razer Blade Pro Laptop

Well-known high-end videogaming brand Razer has announced the launch of a new model of its signature line of gaming laptops, which will feature a lower price point but will still be powerful enough to handle virtual reality (VR) applications. The new version of the Razer Blade Pro will feature a 7th gen Quad-Core Intel Core…

Review: Blasters of the Universe

If there’s one thing virtual reality (VR) headsets aren’t short of it is the odd wave shooter or two. Titles such as Space Pirate Trainer were there from the beginning, offering intense gunplay action without having to walk anywhere. Since then its seems as if every VR developer has tried its hand at the genre…

5 Other Bethesda Games We Want To See In VR

Bethesda is giving VR gamers what they’ve been begging for. Later this year, the publisher is releasing not one but three high-profile titles based on its most popular IP. The first is Doom VFR, a new game that combines new locations and some seen in 2016’s fun as hell shooter that promises bloody thrills. Perhaps…

Secret Location’s Blasters of the Universe Leaves Early Access

In July 2016 The Secret Location released its bullet hell title Blasters of the Universe on Steam Early Access, an 80’s inspired shooter for HTC Vive, adding Oculus Rift support later on. Today the videogame sees a full release for both headset on Steam and the Oculus Store. Featuring four campaign missions and a challenge mode, Blasters of…

Badgermancer Update Hitting GORN Soon

There is much debate and discussion to be had about whether or not videogames count as art. Developer Free Lives and publisher Devolver Digital make no such pretensions about GORN, however. GORN is about violence, and with an upcoming update, stands to get even gorier. Free Lives are planning on releasing a large update for…

How To Play Alien: Isolation In VR Right Now On Rift And Vive

Alien: Isolation is a great game. Like many survival horror titles it seems to have gotten better as time goes on as the subtle intricacies of its design are slowly uncovered and appreciated. Some people even regard it as the best-ever game based on the popular Alien series of  films. I tend to agree with…

Mac and Cheez Come to Mobile with Baobab VR

Fans of Baobab Studios virtual reality (VR) content offering will be able to enjoy them even more with the launch of the Baobab VR app for Android and iOS. Well known for its VR short Invasion! featuring bubbling alien duo Mac and Cheez, the launch of the app also includes an additional feature, iPhone users can…

Summer Lesson Teases New Student

Popular PlayStation VR title Summer Lesson already offers players two students to teach, Hikari Miyamoto and Allison Snow, and now publisher Bandai Namco are teasing a third. A teaser showing a silhouette of a new student appeared on website Famitsu, along with news that the name of the new student was Chisato Shinjo. Little has…

Oculus And Here Be Dragons Debut VR Miniseries Dispatch

Oculus may have closed down its filmmaking division earlier in the year, but it’s still working with other creators to produce interesting VR experiences. Dispatch is an example of that. This new VR miniseries, created by Here Be Dragons, made its debut at the Venice Film Festival in Italy yesterday. Written and directed by Edward…

Can You Survive In Escape Room Horror Steel Alive?

Escape room style experiences have been growing in popularity as virtual reality (VR) continues to reach new audiences. Combining it with horror seems extremely popular as well, such as The Inpatient. Sylphe Labs aims to take escape rooms to the next level of extreme with Steel Alive, an obvious pun on the words ‘still alive’. Steel Alive molds escape…

Ricoh announce New 4K 360-Degree Camera

Ricoh is a name that most consumers generally associate with printers, scanners and photocopiers, but the company was also one of the first to bring 360-degree cameras to the world. Now Ricoh are bringing a 4K 360-degree camera to the market with the Ricoh Theta V. The Theta V camera can connect to an iOS…

Manimal Sanctuary Is A Creepy VR Lurking Simulator, Try The Demo Now

VR is a natural fit for simulation games, but we haven’t seen anything like Manimal Sanctuary before. Developed by No Media Kings, Manimal Sanctuary is described as a VR lurking simulator. You play as a strange creature that lingers around survivors in a post-apocalyptic Toronto and feeds off of their emotions as you eavesdrop on…

The Ricoh Theta V Is A 4K 360-Degree Camera With Wireless Playback

Ricoh is unveiling its latest 360-degree camera this morning. Dubbed the Ricoh Theta V, the $429.95 4K camera is the latest in the line which launched in 2013 with the Ricoh Theta. Available for pre-order now, and shipping in mid-September, the Theta V features 3820×1920 resolution video capture. That’s a massive improvement on the earlier Theta…

Take a Closer Look at the ASUS Windows Mixed Reality Headset

There’s been plenty of news this week regarding Microsoft’s upcoming Windows Mixed Reality (MR) headsets. Whether it’s unveiling Steam support for the platform or the manufacturers showcasing their final designs, there’s going to be plenty of hardware being launch this holiday season. With the IFA event taking place in Berlin, Germany, Asus has decided to…