Experience The Freedom To Explore And Tokens In MechFightAR

Developer Animate Objects have announced a new augmented reality (AR), free-to-play mobile videogame in the form of MechFightAR. The title makes use of location-based AR and a novel reward and token system to engage players in this robot themed title. MechFightAR takes the AR location-based genre and adds a twist to it by allowing players the…

5 VR Games Released in March Worth Checking Out

This month’s immersive offerings include squad-based combat, post-apocalyptic archery and a parkour puppy. Now that there’s finally a healthy ecosystem of VR headsets competing for the affection of users, we’re thankfully at the point where we’re regularly being treated to a constant flow of both polished and unpolished VR experiences. Afterall, the only thing more…

Touching Masterpieces Lets The Visually Impaired Touch Famous Artwork

Thanks to virtual reality (VR) and haptic feedback, Touching Masterpieces is allowing those with visual impairment to get close to famous works of art like never before and feel their beauty. Developed by Geometry Prague and NeuroDigital in collaboration with the Leontinka Foundation, the newest exhibit at Prague’s National Gallery in Holesovice, provides a unique…

Sir David Attenborough Fed A VR Dinosaur At Yorkshire Museum Exhibition

A new virtual reality (VR) exhibition at Yorkshire Museum in the UK has opened allowing visitors to feed dinosaurs. As part of the unveiling broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough attended the exhibition. The ‘Jurassic World’ exhibition at the Yorkshire Museum invited visitors to travel back through 150 million years of Yorkshire history to discover…

MAGIX Releases First VR Software Photostory Premium VR

MAGIX Software have announced their first virtual reality (VR) software in the form of Photostory Premium VR, allowing users to create impressive virtual worlds in just a few steps with conventional photos and videos. The release of Photostory Premium VR complements MAGIX’s successful Photostory product family and brings a new, innovative way of editing photos and…

Lenovo Mirage Solo Daydream Headset Now Available For Pre-order at $400

Lenovo’s Mirage Solo, a standalone VR headset in the Daydream app ecosystem, has had an official release date and price for some time now: May 5th and $400. Pre-orders are now live for both the VR headset and Lenovo’s VR180 camera. You can pre-order Lenovo Mirage Solo on Amazon for $400 with a release date of…

This Week In VR Sport: Boxers, Dehydration And VR Arcades

With the Easter weekend in full swing it is time to say goodbye to March as April is almost here so to see the month off VRFocus is here to bring you another edition of This Week in VR Sport. With a number of sports related virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) stories, this week has a number of…

Develop:Brighton 2018 Super Early Bird Tickets Available

The yearly UK-based conference Develop:Brighton, aimed at videogame developers is back once again and tickets for the event have gone on sale with Super Early Bird tickets available to purchase. The annual conference brings together the European videogame developer community from across the continent and further afield has been going since 2006. It features a…

Tribeca Film Festival Teams With Time’s Up For Inaugural New York Event

The Tribeca Film Festival has announced a number of new additions to the 2018 line up to expand on the already exciting number of films, talks, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) showings. Tribeca Immersive will be adding the world premiere of Jack: Part One, from the Emmy Award-winning creators of INVASIONS!, ASTEROIDS! and…

Have Complete Control Over Your PC in VR With SpaceSys

For those that want to do more in virtual reality (VR) than just playing videogames there are plenty of apps available that can give you wider access to your PC. One of the most well known is Bigscreen Beta, a social virtual desktop app for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Recently developers 3DEA and SpaceSys Inc. released their…

The Biggest PSVR Releases Of The Week 03/25/18

This week doesn’t have a ton of new releases, but that’s okay. You know why? Because perhaps the very best VR racing game thus far just got released and it’s an exclusive. Every PSVR owner needs to experience this one. If you missed last week’s releases, you can see those here. UploadVR also launched…

Snapchat Owner Shores Up VR Interest With Tight-Lipped Acquisition Of PlayCanvas

Snap Inc, the parent company of Snapchat has reportedly acquired British software startup PlayCanvas, providers of 3D and virtual reality (VR) applications on mobile browsers and social media services. Founded in 2011, PlayCanvas has built an open-sourced videogame engine that powers casual videogames on the likes of Facebook and runs in a number of browsers….

‘Beat Saber’ Reveals New Track Ahead of Details on April Launch

After getting our hands on VR rhythm lightsaber game Beat Saber at GDC 2018 last week, we’ve been looking forward to more information on the game’s release date, which is so far set for April. Now developer Hyperbolic Magnetism has revealed a new song, which will launch with the game, and plans to announce the…

Apple ARKit Apps Surpass 13 Million Downloads In Six Months

Here’s a list of the most popular free and paid Apple ARKit apps. During Apple’s WWDC event, Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering introduced ARKit, boldly declaring that “Apple will have the largest AR platform in the world.” ARKit, which is a toolkit that allows developers to build their own AR apps for…

Review: Conjuror’s Eye

When it comes to magical experiences that can transport you to all sorts of fantasy universes virtual reality (VR) has its fair share. While titles such as The Unspoken and The Wizards are more combat focused, and The Mage’s Tale or Left-Hand Path take you on epic adventures, few combine another staple of VR and…

Cat ‘S’ Trophy Bringing Cat Kart Racing To Gear VR Soon

If you have been waiting for a virtual reality (VR) videogame that is all about cats along with casual kart racing management then the upcoming Cat ‘S’ Trophy for Samsung Gear VR will be for you. Developed by Visible Realms, a studio founded in 2017 by two entertainment and videogame industry veterans Eliza and Teemu Jäppinen,…

Preview: Final Assault – When an RTS is not an RTS

Following the success of Final Approach comes another light-hearted-yet-chaotic affair from Phaser Lock Interactive, with Final Assault set to deploy to virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays (HMDs) later this year. While Final Approach looked towards a fairly modern genre for inspiration – using the mobile template of Flight Path as its inspiration – Final Assault…

In League Is A Multiplayer VR Shooter Inspired By The Last Of Us

Ever since Onward burst onto the VR shooter scene we’ve seen an influx of modern-themed shooters that do their best to replicate what it must be like to fire a gun at other humans in a war setting. Games like Rainbox Six, Ghost Recon, and SOCOM are often cited as heavy inspirations. Pavlov is perhaps…

Chinese Funeral Parlor Gives Death Tours in VR

Visitors could virtually participate in a death experience. The largest funeral home in Beijing China, Babaoshan, opened up their doors to the public last week for a day of tours, showing off everything that’s included when you have to say your last goodbyes. Built in 1958, the funeral home gave on-site visitors a look at…

Star Trek: Bridge Crew’s IBM Watson Voice Control To Continue Through 2018

After hearing swirlings that the IBM Watson-powered voice recognition features for Star Trek: Bridge Crew would be deactivated, we reached out to Ubisoft for confirmation. As a result, it looks like that isn’t the case after all. “Star Trek has always been about pushing technology forward, so in that spirit we are happy to be continuing…

PAYDAY 2 VR Gets Numerous Improvements In Update 175

Developer Overkill Software have released update 175 for PAYDAY 2 and its virtual reality (VR) addition PAYDAY 2 VR, which brings will it a number of changes to improve the experience. The main thing to note is that Overkill Software have made a change to “how the VR DLC is activated”. From now on the PAYDAY 2…

5 Major Changes Between The Ready Player One Book And Movie

Other than pretty much every plot point and story beat, the book and movie for Ready Player One are mostly the same…sort of. That isn’t to say that one is inherently better than the other, but they do differ in such dramatic ways that it’s better to think of them as two separate adventures that…

Animal Force Is A Chinese PSVR Launch Title Finally Coming West

If you’ve ever signed up for an Asian PlayStation account to peruse some of the offerings that differ from the PlayStation Store in the west, you may have come across Animal Force, a bizarre tower-defense game. If not then don’t worry, because it’s coming to these lands very soon. Developer ISVR this week announced that…

HTC Vive Takes to the Catwalk During Shanghai Fashion Week

Who says virtual reality (VR) hardware can’t be fashionable? HTC Vive put that to the test recently by partnering with GQ for  Shanghai Fashion Week, with its first runway show featuring fashion designed in VR. As part of menswear brand PRONOUNCE’s launch event the label showcased clothes that were designed using the HTC Vive Pro head-mounted display…