Chernobyl VR Project Comes To PlayStation VR, Updates For PC Version

It seems almost amazing to think that we first heard about Chernobyl VR Project, a virtual reality (VR) title from Polish developers The Farm 51 way back in April 2015. Over time we’ve had more than one video and certainly more than one support release for the experience which first hit Oculus Rift more than a…

Vancouver International Film Festival to feature VR and AR Track

The Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) has now opened its doors for another year, offering two weeks of the latest cinema from creators around the world. This years event also features Expanding Frontiers in Storytelling – a series dedicated to the mediums of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). Having its own day during the VIFF, Expanding…

Google, Facebook and Microsoft Line Up For VR Standalone Push

Over the next two weeks we are expecting major announcements related to VR from Microsoft, Google and Facebook. It couldn’t come at a better time for VR developers who spent the summer reading headline after headline about how VR is dead, fulfilling the prediction of Unity CEO John Riccitiello that journalists couldn’t stop themselves from writing…

Space Pirate Trainer Marks Official Release With Major Update

The classic VR game celebrates it’s graduation from early access with new modes, enemies, guns and a generous discount. Every virtual reality enthusiast has heard of Space Pirate Trainer. For many fans of the HTC Vive, including myself, it was the first experience we had in VR, serving as the catalyst for our eventual obsession…

Practice Some Gun Slinging With Shoot Loop VR

Fancy shooting some virtual reality (VR) targets but you’ve got barely any cash left after decking yourself out in lots of high tech VR finery? Well fear not as ARLOOPA has just released a new shooting range experience for HTC Vive that’ll set you back a whole £1.99 GBP, Shoot Loop VR. With a wild west…

BigScreen Reveals A New Look For You And The App In ‘The Avatar Update’

BigScreen Inc’s popular eponymous virtual reality (VR) application BigScreen for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows Mixed Reality has received a new update. The free to download app, currently undergoing a long Beta period has just announced ‘The Avatar Update’ which, as the name suggests, primarily focuses on developing the ways users can represent themselves…

This Week In VR Sport: Refreshment And Redemption

Welcome to Saturday, you’ve officially made it through the week. A week in which, at least for those of us at VRFocus was dominated by darkness and rain. We’re a mere day away from diving head-first into October and in the UK at least we’ve waved goodbye to a calm and pleasant Summer and Autumn…

What Makes Multiplayer VR A Success And A Challenge?

Multiplayer Virtual Reality (VR) is as progressive as it is problematic; many challenges face VR tech for the future though breakthroughs are reaching the surface of gaming allowing multiplayer growth in VR. There is already so much that has to go into making the VR experience work for a single person, and even more has…

Screenshots Aplenty for Competitive Title Tractorball

At the start of the week VRFocus reported on Norwegian virtual reality (VR) developer Ninja Whale Studios’ upcoming multiplayer title Tractorball which is due for release in October. Prior to launch VRFocus has a few screenshots to let you see what to expect. Tractorball is a football style videogame where players drive tractors with big ‘pinball style’ flippers on…

The Biggest PSVR Releases Of The Week 09/24/17

A pretty nice selection of new PSVR games is ready and waiting for you this week. If you missed last week’s releases then you can see them here. UploadVR has also launched the ‘UploadVR PSVR Community’ on PlayStation 4! Join up, find other gamers to play with, and engage in discussions with them. Also, don’t forget…

Reclaim The Skies In Dronihilation VR

Though drones are popular for hobbyists and the military, not everyone loves them. If you have ever dreamed about knocking the annoying buzzing, electronic pests out of the sky, then Dronihilation VR might be for you. Set in a future where AI drones have taken over the entire galaxy, only a small resistance of brave…

The Biggest HTC Vive Releases Of The Week 09/24/17

It’s a pretty strong week on Vive, with some games moving out of Early Access, some joining it, and other big launches from out of the blue. Best get downloading. In the meantime, if you missed the previous iteration of this list, you can see those new releases here. And don’t forget that UploadVR has a Steam…

The Biggest Oculus Rift And Gear VR Releases Of The Week 09/24/17

Best prepare your wallet; there’s plenty of choice for your Oculus Rift this week, from spell casting and gun-slinging to rabbit-blasting and exploration. If you missed the previous entry of this list you can see those new releases here. And don’t forget that UploadVR has a Steam community group, complete with a curated list of recommendations so that you…

Samsung Offering Exclusive VR Experience Surviving the Titanic

The story of the sinking of the Titanic is one that has fascinated generations of people. The subject of countless books, TV shows, documentaries and movies, and now virtual reality (VR) experiences. Samsung are offering an exclusive chance to experience what the sinking of the famous vessel was like for visitors to its flagship New…

Rick And Morty VR Dev: ‘This IP Is Almost Anti-Canon And Was So Fun’

Rick and Morty is comedic gold. It’s one of the funniest shows currently running and is featured on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim nighttime segment. Co-created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon, the show follows it’s titular characters (Rick and Morty) on intergalactic sci-fi adventures through time and space. The humor is smart, sometimes subtle, and…

VR To Feature At Akamai EDGE Conference

Akamai Technologies is one of the biggest providers of internet cloud-based services, and its annual EDGE conference is a place where experts in various technology fields gather to discuss and analyse current and future trends. This year, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) will be one of the key points of discussion. The conference…

Weekend Deal and New titles For Viveport

HTC Vive users have an opportunity to grab a Weekend Deal for horror title Grave VR, just in time for some spooky Halloween videogaming. Alternatively, several new titles are now available on the platform if horror is not your thing. Grave VR is a survival horror title where light is your only weapon. Set in…

Trademark Application Suggest Huawei Working on 360-Degree Camera

Chinese tech giant Huawei have recently filed a trademark application in both the United States and Europe for a 360-degree imaging device called the EnVizion Panoramic VR Camera. This information seems to indicate that Huawei have plans to join the virtual reality (VR)/360-degree imaging market. Information was recently released by the U.S. Patent and Trademark…

GoPro’s Fusion 360 VR Camera Available November For $699

We finally have a date and price for GoPro’s latest venture into VR. Action filmmaking supplier GoPro is no stranger to virtual reality. The American technology company has dipped its toes into the market before with custom 360-degree rigs for its immensely popular GoPro camera line with products like the GoPro Omni. Now that the…

HTC Discount ‘Green Is Good’ Week Returns

For US-based customers who are looking to upgrade their electronics, a good opportunity is coming up with the return of HTC’s Customer Celebration week, titled ‘Green Is Good’. Alongside the deals, bundles and discounts, there’s the chance to win a HTC Vive. Beginning on Monday 2nd October, HTC will be offered discounts on its smartphones,…

Gunfire Games’ From Other Suns Open Beta Weekend is now Live

At the beginning of the month Chronos developer announced that its next virtual reality (VR) title From Other Suns would be giving Oculus Rift owners free beta access over the course of this weekend. It’s certainly going to be a long weekend as the beta has now gone live and won’t close until Monday, 2nd October at 12:00 AM…

Michael Jackson SCREAM Album Features AR Experience

Eight years have have gone by since the king of pop, Michael Jackson, passed away but his music lives on and today  Epic/Legacy Recordings, in collaboration with The Estate of Michael Jackson have released Michael Jackson SCREAM, a collection of 13 of his most catchiest tracks. Being 2017 the release also features an augmented reality (VR) experience for fans….

Sketchfab Favs: MechWarrior And Lots of Skulls

Every week VR artists are making amazing new sculptures using tools like Tilt Brush and Oculus Quill. These elaborate artworks go beyond what’s possible in our world, often creating entirely new ones. It would be a shame to let these go to waste, so we’re highlighting four awesome new pieces featured on 3D model site…

Sci-Fi FPS Star Rage VR Coming Soon To Steam

In a future where Earth’s resources have been exhausted, humans must find a new home, but it won’t be easy, many hostile alien species bar the way. That’s the basic premise behind Star Rage VR, an FPS set in a bleak sci-fi future that is due to be released tomorrow on HTC Vive and Oculus…

AR ads for Mobile Videogames Will be Coming in November

Like it or not advertising in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) is going to become more pronounced as the technology develops, giving studios access to more revenue streams that can aid content creation. Mobile monetization and marketing company ironSource has now announced it’ll be launching the AR ads for mobile videogames this November….

LevityPlay Discuss the Mechanics of Aerial Combat Title Skyfront

Aerial combat titles tend to involve vehicles of some sort, whether that’s a plane, spaceship or other cockpit-based craft.  LevityPlay is going for a more unique mechanic for its upcoming virtual reality (VR) multiplayer Skyfront in that players fight it out in zero-gravity arenas – similar to Echo Arena. Due to launch in October via Steam for…

Cheetah Mobile Launches ARKit-Powered App ARCam

Chinese mobile internet company Cheetah Mobile is getting involved with the world of augmented reality (AR), joining several other firms who have taken advantage of the improved capabilities of Apple’s ARKit to develop AR apps. The newly-launched ARCam app allows users to create a unique photo by inserting 3D images, such as weather-based icons like…