Fallout 4 VR Livestream: Exploring The Boston Wasteland

Yesterday, Fallout 4 VR released to the world on Steam. This release marks the third and final VR game of the year from Bethesda and is now arguably the largest and most elaborate VR game available on any platform. The Boston wasteland never looked so immersive! We’ll be livestreaming Fallout 4 VR starting in approximately…

Stylised Climbing Experience Derora Clambers onto Steam Early Access

While climbing videogames like Crytek’s mountaineering simulator The Climb go for a realistic approach to ascending vertical heights, today sees the launch of a far more stylised experience. Indie developer HoldensVR has released Derora on Steam Early Access for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, mixing both climbing and puzzle elements. Set in a mystical rainforest,…

16 Bit Super Mario Receives New Life With ARKit

Old school Mario makes the leap to real-life thanks to AR. I don’t think Mario will ever die. The legendary video game icon has seen countless iterations since his original reveal back in 1985 and has managed to remain relevant in gaming and pop culture for over 30 years. We’ve seen everything from classic 2D…

Remote AR Video Calling Platform Brings Live Support to HoloLens

Augmented reality (AR) solutions specialist Scope AR, has announced the official launch of its enterprise-focused video calling solution Remote AR for Microsoft HoloLens. Designed specifically with business customers in mind, Remote AR is the company’s remote assistance AR application that enables real-time, remote collaboration at companies such as Lockheed Martin, Siemens and Eaton. With Microsoft…

PSX 2017 Hands-On: Accounting+ Is Much More Than Just A PSVR Port

The first time I got the chance to play Accounting, the debut VR game from Squanch Games (then Squanchtendo) in collaboration with Crows, Crows, Crows, I couldn’t help but laugh. Even though Justin Roiland, Tanya Watson, and William Pugh were all being interviewed in the same room while I was playing, it was physically impossible…

David Blandy Uses 360° Film in The End of the World Art Exhibition

Running unill December 16th 2017, Seventeen Gallery in Dalston London is exhibiting David Blandy’s The End of the World art exhibition. Comprising of three video installations and a new series of photographs, it focuses on his relationship to technology and memory, speculation about armageddon and a loss of connection to the server. The part of the exhibition…

Acer, Lenovo Mixed Reality Headsets Discounted To Just $199

Microsoft’s new Windows-based ‘Mixed Reality’ VR headsets may be less than two months old but you can already save a massive $200 by picking one up this week. Over in the US the Microsoft Store is hosting a sale on the five headsets that have launched for its new platform thus far. The cheapest devices…

Dreamscape Immersive Secures New Funding

One of the ways that virtual reality (VR) is being brought to a larger audience is through the establishment of location-based VR centres. Similar to arcades, these centres let users experience VR using state-of-the-art equipment that they might otherwise not be able to try out, due to space or cost considerations. Dreamscape immersive has recently…

Firewall Zero Hour Dev: ‘We Knew What VR Needed’

Firewall Zero Hour caught the attention of many PlayStation VR (PSVR) fans when it was announced at the PlayStation Experience last weekend. Its tactical 4 vs 4 first-person shooter (FPS) gameplay seemed to be what a lot of people were looking for. And, for developer First Contact Entertainment, it was the game that VR needed….

Setting The Table: Table Sports And Virtual Reality

Table games are extremely popular because they offer you a chance to invite your friends over, grab a beer and relax while playing foosball table, air hockey or even pool table. There is something about those games, where you can sit and relax, wait your turn (enjoying the beer in meanwhile) and the atmosphere is…

Fallout 4 VR Resolution Fix Now Available for SteamVR

Fallout 4 VR launched for HTC Vive earlier this week and was met with significant critical acclaim. However, since launch some users have been finding issues in the videogame’s graphical effects. Bethesda Game Studios has released a patch for the videogame to counter these issues. The third virtual reality (VR) title to come from Bethesda…

The Day The World Changed Is An Anti-Nuclear Weapon VR Memorial

VR is now a tool in the ongoing struggle to bring an end to nuclear weapons. This week saw the premiere of The Day The World Changed, an interactive VR memorial, held at the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony in Oslo, Norway. The piece was shown to commemorate the work of this year’s prize winner, the…

Mixed Reality Firm Digital Bridge Gets New Head of Research

With virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) still enjoying its early days of development, there is still much to discover and create. So a robust research department is a necessity in companies who seek to be on the cutting edge of immersive technology. With this in mind, MR company DigitalBridge has…

Life in 360°: Malta Or Bust

If you read Monday’s edition of Life in 360° you’ll know that the entirety of the VRFocus team is, for the first time ever, not anywhere in the United Kingdom. In fact, we’ve all gone off for a few days to Malta to relax – see: work in a different country for some reason. Now…

NYX Professional Makeup Teams Up With Samsung For VR Makeup

Though several companies have already begun to explore the possibilities presented by the world of augmented reality (AR) when it comes to makeup, but so far few have staked out the area of virtual reality when it comes to the merger of beauty and technology. That might be about to change with a new partnership…

PSX 2017 Showed Why Sony Is Leading The VR Race With PSVR

This past weekend at PSX you could feel the momentum. There was a palpable sense of accomplishment in the air as executives spoke on stage about having over 70 million PS4 systems sold, over two million PSVR headsets out in the wild, and over 12 million PSVR games in consumers’ hands. Developers excitedly showed off…

Rocket Armor Stomps onto Steam Early Access

Illusion Foundry has made its virtual reality (VR) debut with Rocket Armor, available now via Steam Early Access. Developed exclusively for HTC Vive, Rocket Armor features a unique flight system that enables realistic rocket powered ‘free flight’ using the HTC Vive’s motion-controllers. Designed and engineered specifically for VR, with pilot controlled speed and full maneuverability…

Interactive VR Memorial Honors Victims of Atomic Bombs

The first-of-its-kind VR experience incorporates real testimonies and photogrammetry to highlight the need for global nuclear disarmament. As tension continue to rise between various nations, the probability of a major global conflict taking place in the near future is only becoming more of a reality. That’s why it’s more important than ever to look back…

Performer Seeks Funding for Virtual Reality Project

A growing number of artists and performers have been exploring virtual reality (VR) as a new way to reach audiences and explore new aspects of their work. Performance artists Degenerate Art Ensemble are seeking funding to produce their own VR spectacle. Degenerate Art Ensemble are known for creating dance and theatre projects on a large…

Seek Introduces AR Content Sharing Platform

Though there are several platforms for sharing content creating in virtual reality (VR) or 360-degree videos, there are few that allow users to share augmented reality (AR) content. Seek is aiming to change that with new AR content platform, Seek AR. Seek is trying to use its community of AR enthusiasts to allow individuals, companies…

Bring AR Twitter into Your Reality with TweetReality

When it comes to curation of up-to-date news and information in real life, Twitter is one of the best social media platforms to turn to…so why not bring that into VR? TweetReality is the first augmented reality app that breaks the Twitter feed out of its strictly 2D frame, bringing instead a futuristic Minority Report style…

Resident Evil 7’s Free Not A Hero DLC Is An Entertaining Epilogue

Why not finish the year as we started it, with a good bit of Resident Evil 7? It might not bring much Christmas cheer, but Capcom’s survival horror revival remains one of the best VR titles of 2017, which makes today’s release of a free new single-player mission a fitting present for all PlayStation VR…

Holiday Cheer in Space with EVE: Valkyrie Warzone Winter Update

EVE: Valkyrie has been the introduction to virtual reality (VR) for a number of players, acting as the first look into the possibilities of immersive technology. With the Warzone update, VR and non-VR players to play together. CCP Games have new released the Winter Update for the title, bringing some new tools and features for…

The Virtual Arena: The Attraction Industry’s VR Future! (Part 1)

As more and more investment pivots towards Digital Out-of-Home Entertainment (DOE) applications of Virtual Reality (VR), in his latest column, Kevin Williams, charts some of the pivotal developments that were seen at the leading International amusement and attraction convention in Orlando last November. The 99th anniversary International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Expo (IAE),…

Skyrim VR vs. Fallout 4 VR – Which Is The Better Port?

Fallout 4 VR is finally released to the world on Steam with official support for HTC Vive (and unofficial support for Oculus Rift) to gamers everywhere. A few weeks ago Bethesda also released The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR on PSVR to rave reviews, which sent the internet into an uproar about the power of…

Fallout 4 VR’s Blur Issues Fixed In Steam Beta Update

Those of you having troubles with blurriness and low-resolution textures in Bethesda’s just-released Fallout 4 VR are in luck; the developer appears to have fixed the issue. The game, which launched yesterday with HTC Vive support, ports the entire original role-playing game (RPG) into VR, but many users have been reporting that the world around…