Torn Is A Dark Sci-Fi VR Adventure Inspired By Black Mirror

Through its first year and a half of life, the PSVR has amassed an absolutely stellar content library. Among excellent exclusive and timed-exclusive games like Farpoint, Moss, Resident Evil 7: biohazard, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR, it’s been a good first phase of existence for Sony’s budding VR device. In October of last…

Hands-On With The Talon Smart Ring Controller

The VR market is still trying to figure out the best way to reach out and interact with the virtual world. For PC VR users the Oculus Rift has the Touch and the HTC Vive has its wands, PSVR users get the Move controllers, and Daydream or Gear VR users have their own controllers as…

AR to Feature as AARP Block Party Returns to Philadelphia Flower Show

When you think of examples of how real-life activities, social gatherings and events of all sizes can utilise immersive technologies, be it virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) or mixed reality (MR) one of the places you wouldn’t necessarily think of is a flower show. Despite that, VR did turn up as a part of…

BizBash Magazine Re-Launches With AR Enhancements

Life is difficult for traditional print media in the digital age. Magazines and newspapers have engaged in a variety of tactics to win and keep readers, but for BizBash Media, the secret to success may lie in augmented reality (AR). BizBash Media is the largest media company covering the meeting and event industry. The BizBash…

Experiencing the Sights and Sounds of Summer Funland

Last week, newly formed indie developer Monad Rock – previously G2A.com’s in-house studio – launched its first virtual reality (VR) title for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, a theme park experience called Summer Funland. Filled with games and attractions, whilst reviewing the title VRFocus captured a gameplay video to showcase a small part of the experience….

AR Brings Iconic Scene From ‘The Ring’ To Your Living Room

Why? Why would someone bring this terrifying moment to life? Remember that famous scene from Gore Verbinski’s bone-chilling 2002 horror film The Ring? You know, the one where the demonic and perpetually wet demon child Tabatha first crawls out of a fuzzy television monitor in a scene that would cement itself as one of the…

Preview: Throw Anything – An Zombie Themed Time Waster

When it comes to zombie themed videogames developers have pretty much scrapped the barrel when it comes to ideas, with the undead featuring in virtually every genre imaginable. So when Visual Light announced its take, Throw Anything, it was difficult to imagine what the studio could do differently. Yet the team has, with a quirky wave-based…

7 VR Apps That Could Help Oculus Go Shine

At $199 for everything you need to get into VR, Oculus Go stands as one of best chances at pulling in the masses yet. As an all-in-one device, Go doesn’t need a PC, console or mobile phone to power it; you simply slip it over your head, grab your motion controller and you’re good to…

Edgybees Raises Funding To Save Lives with AR

Though most attention tends to be devoted towards augmented reality (AR) as it is used for entertainment purposes, such as videogames or camera filters, AR has some useful implications for more vital areas as well. One example of this is the AR technology deployed by Edgybees, which has seen use during the California wildfires and…

Volkswagen Group to Train 10,000 Employees in VR This Year

Volkswagen Group and VR studio Innoactive revealed the global, multi-brand automotive company is planning to train 10,000 employees this year alone using virtual reality. Volkswagen Group first deployed its Volkswagen Digital Reality Hub Group last year, a VR platform designed to help the company’s employees collaborate across the Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA and Volkswagen brands. Now, the company says they’re going a…

Digital Domain Driving 5G Innovation For Improved VR

Improvements in the speed of data transmission has implications for many industries, and visual effects studio and virtual reality (VR) content creators Digital Domain are hoping to tap into innovation surrounding 5G networks to improve the VR experience. 5G networks would offer higher speeds, lower latencies and better overall performance and reliability compared to existing…

Moss PSVR Full Walkthrough Video Series

Moss is finally out on PSVR and even though it’s short, only coming in at around 3-4 hours for a single first playthrough, it packs a lot of charm, challenge, and fun into those few hours. If you tally up all the times I died and got stuck on puzzles then Moss easily took me…

Board Game and VR Combo Chronicles of Crime Shoots Past Kickstarter Funding Goal

Board game designers are coming up with new and innovative ways of combining traditional tabletop games with modern technology. The latest comes from indie board game publisher Lucky Duck Games which launched a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for Chronicles of Crime featuring a virtual reality (VR) element to the detective experience.  Chronicles of Crime is a cooperative crime investigation board game…

Arena Brawler Battlerite Adds VR Observer in Latest Update

Way back in 2016, VRFocus came across a Swedish developer called Stunlock Studios at Gamescom, showcasing free-to-play arena brawler Battlerite. While Battlerite wasn’t a virtual reality (VR) title, the team were in the process of creating a VR spectator mode, allowing viewers to move around the arena and become part of the crowd. Battlerite launched into Steam Early Access that year, then…

GDC 2018: Burnout Developer To Talk Making Of Star Wars VR

The 2018 Game Developers Conference is right around the corner and the VR and AR-focused talks for the year are piling up. One session that’s already caught our eye, though, is a retrospective on one of the best Star Wars VR experiences yet. Kieran Crimmins and Mark Bridges from Burnout developer Criterion will be hosting…

Keep Talking And Nobody Explodes Is Getting A Free Weekend

Next up on the rotating list of VR games getting a free weekend trial? The ever-excellent Keep Talking And Nobody Explodes. This frantic party game, which can be played with or without a VR headset, has players working together to defuse a bomb. One player sits in VR with a virtual bomb sitting in front…

With ONU 3DLite Developers can Convert and Optimise CAD Files in the Cloud

For developers who work with CAD files, Detroit-based startup ONU has announced the launch of ONU 3DLite, a cloud-based 3D visual platform designed to seamlessly convert and optimize CAD files. Using the new software, engineers, designers, and digital content creators can use CAD files to create all the visual content they need for use on 3D Web, augmented…

Get PSVR V2 With Superhot, Resident Evil And VR Worlds For £299

Possibly the best deal yet for the new version of Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) headset just hit the UK. Gaming retailer Game is currently selling the Starter Pack bundle for the new headset with two of its best games for £299.99. Specifically, that’s the new PSVR unit with the camera needed to track it along…

Emaar Entertainment’s VR Park to Include 8 Starbreeze Experiences

Earlier this month VRFocus reported on Emaar Entertainment announcing plans to open a VR Park in the prominent Dubai Mall later this year. Today, Starbreeze AB has revealed that eight of its virtual reality (VR) experiences will be playable, with four of them premiering at the location. The Dubai Mall is home to 12.1 million sq ft of…

Varjo Announces AR Pass-through Capability for Its VR Headset

Varjo, the Finland-based headset manufacturer, today announced the company’s upcoming high resolution VR headset will have AR pass-through capabilities powered by Socionext image signal processors. Varjo’s headset is basically taking what some consider a shortcut to retina resolution with its ‘bionic display’ – a technique that combines a high resolution microdisplay with a standard VR display…

BG Bridal Gallery Launches AR Character Emojis

A number of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) titles have already launched to celebrate the start of a new Chinese Lunar Year. BG Bridal Gallery is taking the opportunity to launch its new line of AR characters that can mimic facial expressions. Similar to the technology used at the demonstration of the new…

Life in 360°: Because You’re Worth It

Sometimes, as you know on Life In 360° we step away from the usual random video of when a meteorite hit the Earth a century ago, or of traditional dance routines from a far-flung land, or an in-depth look at life under the sea, or an explanation of how various bits of technology work and…

Weta’s Concept First-person Shooter is Really Coming to Magic Leap One

Magic Leap One, the upcoming AR headset from one of the most well-funded startups in history, is said to arrive sometime this year. While no real specs are known about the headset outside of a few choice bits revealed during its unveiling back in December, one important factor that’s been largely unresolved is starting to…

Aspyr Media Tease First Screenshots of Debut VR Title Torn

With the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2018 just around the corner there’s always a gradual influx of videogame announcements and teases. Today is no different, with Aspyr Media teasing a few screenshots from its upcoming title Torn. Torn will be the studio’s first foray into virtual reality (VR), and judging by these first images its going to be…

OmniVirt Report Shows 360-Degree Adverts Are The Way Forward

Over the past several months, many companies that relied heavily on online advertising for revenue have seen profits drop as users are increasingly turned off by intrusive or outright malicious adverts. OmniVirt are proposing a potential solution in the form of 360-degree ads. Advertising is a competitive business, with so many companies competing for the…

Surviving Bullet Hell in Blasters of the Universe Gameplay Video

There is something comforting about the sharp neon colours of Blasters of the Universe, something that calls to mind hours spent pouring coins into arcade machines in the 1980s. Of course, any sense of comfort or complacency is quickly blown away in a hail of weapons fire. Developer Secret Location originally brought Blasters of the…