Panopto Educational Video Platform Adds 360 Degrees Support

The possibility for virtual reality (VR) and related immersive technologies to help within the field of education has been discussed on VRFocus many times since we first went live in 2014.  Over the last few years we’ve covered many stories about all kinds of education programmes not just in educating schoolchildren but adults too, both…

AR Horror dARk: Subject One Launches on App Store

Combo Studio received significant attention for the team’s first ARKit experience, Pigeon Panic, and now the studio are back with a second release. dARk: Subject One is a short horror story set in the player’s own home using augmented reality (AR). In dARk: Subject One, players will tear open the rift and step inside and…

VR Deals Of The Week: PSVR, Games, Accessories And More

Welcome to our round-up of some of the best VR deals from around the web. Note that UploadVR may receive a commission from products listed in this article. For more details on affiliate links and other editorial practices, be sure to check out our Code of Ethics. PlayStation VR PlayStation VR Gran Turismo Sport Bundle…

Watch the First 15 Minutes of DOOM VFR on PlayStation VR

Bethesda Game Studios are set to launch DOOM VFR for PlayStation VR and HTC Vive tomorrow, and VRFocus has already dug in deep amongst the hellspawn. A standalone title developed exclusively for virtual reality (VR), DOOM VFR is a first-person shooter (FPS) that pushes the genre forward into a new medium. In DOOM VFR, players…

VRGE VR Headset Organiser Launches Worldwide

VRGE has today announced the release of a first virtual reality (VR) docking system designed to charge and organise multiple head-mounted displays (HMDs) and associated controllers. Designed for the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR, the VRGE dock is at home in the VR-enabled office, retail demo environment, or gamer’s den. VRGE began as…

Echo Arena’s Latest Update Is Subtle, But It Changes Everything

Echo Arena released earlier this year and we absolutely loved it at the time. The zero-G movement system is fluid and liberating with some of the best competitive multiplayer action of any VR game. There haven’t been a whole lot of game-changing updates since it launched with just one single game mode and map, but…

Combined AR/VR Headset Market to be Worth $35 billion by 2024

In many ways, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology is still in early days of development. With that in mind, there is great potential for change and is the combines AR/VR undergoing significant growth, as noted in a new report from Global Market Insights. The report indicates that the market in both VR…

Google Launches Social Awareness VR Initiative ‘Daydream Impact’

Google Daydream will provide organizations with VR training and equipment rentals. When it comes to social change, awareness is the first step on a long journey to impact the causes and problems that we care about. Although there are a number of tools and strategies that can help drive awareness, there are few more effective…

GameCrew Creative Lab Plans To Improve VR User Experiences

It is generally acknowledged among experts that modern virtual reality (VR) technology, both hardware and software, is still in the relatively early days of development. As a result, many parts of the user experience within VR are less than ideal. GameCrew Creative Lab are preparing to launch two products that hope to improve that experience….

VR Hits Major Milestone As Computing Platform With New Google Team-Up

Google is taking its biggest step yet toward becoming an important service provider for immersive computing. The company’s latest move allows people using development software like Unity and Unreal to easily bring 3D objects into their projects from a growing crowdsourced library. Earlier this month Google launched Poly, a repository for objects and scenes created in…

Axonom Creates VR Design Viewer For Smartphones

A number of businesses have begun to take advantage of virtual reality (VR) technology to improve various areas of enterprise, including training, manufacturing, quality control and design. Axonom, a provider of visual CPQ software, have developed a VR Design Viewer that lets companies see potential designs using smartphone-powered VR headsets. Axonom’s product, the Powertrak VR…

Watch Our Doom VFR On PSVR Livestream Right Here

You there! Yes, you! Get your head out of Skyrim for a moment; there’s a new VR game on the block, and it’s got all the action you could ask for. Yes, Bethesda’s Doom VFR is arriving tomorrow on PlayStation VR (PSVR) and HTC Vive. We’ve just published a lengthy review on the former version…

Simulator Training Enhanced With Augmented Reality

Simulators have been used for decades for training in various areas and industries, from teaching learner drivers road safety basics to the training of commercial and military pilots. Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) has developed a way to enhance simulation training by adding in augmented reality (AR) technology. The system is designed to allow a trainee…

BBC Launches VR Hub As Home: A VR Spacewalk Releases

The BBC is bringing its VR efforts under one roof to produce all of its immersive content going forward. The organization today announced VR Hub, which it describes as the new home for VR at the BBC. In the past, the group has released plenty of promising experiences, from 360-degree video add-ons to its incredible…

GeForce Release Game-Ready Drivers for DOOM VFR

DOOM VFR is due for release very soon, to the excitement of virtual reality (VR) users the world over who have been hotly anticipating the chance to rip demons apart in glorious VR. For PC VR users, Nvidia have released new drivers to make the experience as good as possible. DOOM VFR is Bethesda and…

Sunsoft to Bring VR MOBA Dark Eclipse to PlayStation Experience

Sunsoft, a Japanese publisher of videogames for more than 40 years, is set to make its western virtual reality (VR) debut at the PlayStation Experience, Anaheim, later this month. The company will be bringing Dark Eclipse, a VR-exclusive MOBA which debuted at Tokyo Game Show earlier this year, to the show, playable outside of Japan…

Hulu VR to get Seven Exclusive Jaunt VR Experiences Including INVISIBLE & Home Turf

Jaunt VR is one of the most productive content creation company’s working in virtual reality (AR) at present, having recently released experience such as Free the Night and Through You, whilst winning an Emmy for its documentary, Collisions.  Today, the studio has announced a new partnership with immersive streaming app Hulu VR, to bring a range of titles to the…

PSVR’s Farpoint, Resident Evil 7 Win At Official PlayStation Awards

Did you know Sony has its very own PlayStation Awards? We didn’t, but they apparently took place today in Japan, and some of PlayStation VR’s (PSVR’s) best games picked up awards. This year’s show featured a PlayStation VR Special Award category, which recognized games that have made a special contribution towards the headset over the…

UK PlayStation VR Sales Do Well Over Black Friday

Black Friday is a period that publishers, developers and hardware manufacturers pay very close attention to. The week-long period around Black Friday has been a positive one for the PlayStation VR this year. Though Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has been cagey about its official sales figures for the PlayStation VR, but many outlets and retailers…

Catan VR’s Closed Beta Sign-up is now Live

If you enjoy the odd virtual reality (VR) boardgame or two then you’ll have probably been keeping an eye on developer Experiment 7 and its upcoming title Catan VR which the studio announced work on in September. Scheduled to launch this holiday season, the studio has now opened a call for players to sign up to a…

Review: DOOM VFR

Last year’s rebirth of the DOOM franchise was met with rapturous applause from both critics and consumers alike, as the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC title redefined the all-action, guns-blazing first-person shooter (FPS) videogame for a new generation of player. This year’s Nintendo Switch port was equally well received, and now we come to…

DOOM VFR Trophies Now Listed for PlayStation VR

Two days. Yes indeed it’s just two days until Bethesda releases its second virtual reality (VR) to the world and it’s a big one, DOOM VFR. The iconic firs-person shooter (FPS) that every true gamer should have played at least one version of has had a VR makeover. And it’s not exclusive to one particular headset either,…

Nissan Engages Customers with Star Wars AR Experience

A number of car manufacturers and retailers have turned to immersive technologies such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), not only for the design and manufacturing areas, but also to improve customer engagement in the sales area. Nissan are attempting to combine AR with Star Wars to promote its latest range of cars….

26 new Companies Join the Vive X Accelerator Programme

In 2016 HTC Vive launched its $100 million USD Vive X accelerator programme with the aim to encourage advancement and innovation in the virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) industry. There’s already been some notable successes, with TPCAST’s wireless module the most well known from the first batch of start-ups. Today, Vive X has…

HTC Invests in 26 More AR/VR Startups in Vive X Accelerator

26 new start-ups receive support and resources as Vive’s global VR/AR accelerator expands to Tel Aviv. When it comes to being a fresh-faced startup company within the VR & AR field, there are very few opportunities bigger than joining the ranks of the Vive X global VR/AR accelerator. The $100 million program has fostered some…

10 Non-VR Games We Want To See Ported To VR

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR is a landmark release for the VR industry. It brings one of the most elaborate and detailed RPGs ever made into VR with full hand-presence and incredibly immersive gameplay so that players can experience it like never before. Typically, you’d think building a game from the ground up for…

AR Version of GNOG Out Now on iOS

Earlier this year, developer KO_OP released unusual virtual reality (VR) puzzle title GNOG on PlayStation VR. After the release of Apple’s ARKit, the developer announced that the title would be getting a port to augmented reality (AR). The AR iOS version is out now. GNOG is inspired by the colourful miniature toys of the 1990s,…

Amazon’s ‘Sumerian’ Tool Simplifies Web-Based VR Development

A fully-functional VR website is just a click-and-drag away! We’ve talked about the importance of WebVR before, highlighting the massive impact it could potentially have in terms of merging VR with the web. We’ve seen multiple high profile browsers already jump aboard the bandwagon such as Firefox and Chrome, clear indicators of the exciting future soon…

Fate/Grand Order VR Gets New 360-Degree Trailer

Fate/Grand Order VR will be heading to PlayStation VR as a free download for users in Japan on 6th December, 2017. Developer Type-Moon have released a 360-degree trailer to raise excitement for the title amongst fans. Fate/Grand Order VR is a spin-off from online free-to-play RPG Fate/Grand Order, which is in turn based on the…