5 Historical Events And Time Periods You Can Visit In VR

Virtual Reality (VR) is a tool that can be used for complete immersion into a number of different experiences. Everything from horror videogames to simulating the experience of flying. There are a wealth of user experiences to try in VR. As VR applications become more realistic and as more genres are explored, it’s possible to…

The Vive Pro’s AR Abilities Just Got Augmented

Image Copyright: HTC (Image Used under Fair Use Rationale) I’m not sure if any of the people who bought a Vive stopped to think that it wasn’t “pro” enough for them, but HTC went ahead and made the Vive Pro anyway. This new, more expensive HMD has a lot of technical improvements over the model…

Augmented Audio With Bose and Aaptiv

Usually when people thing of augmented reality (AR), they are thinking of something visual, a projection mapped across the real world. As humans, we react to a lot of information that isn’t seen, but rather heard. Aaptiv are partnering with audio equipment makers Bose to create a new kind of AR for health. Aaptiv are…

Augmented Reality Company Celebrate Establishment of New European HQ

As immersive technology industries develop, there is a natural expansion that occurs as the benefits of the new technology start to be demanded in new areas. One company to benefit from this rising demand is OPS Solutions, makers of augmented reality (AR) tool Light Guide Systems. The company has just crossed a new milestone with…

Life in 360°: Nakuru Kuru: Awakening

In the UK we have a saying: “You wait ages for a bus… and then two come along at once.” This is usually referred to as a London bus, and sometimes the number is far greater than two. Basically it refers to not just users of public transport’s common knowledge, but that when you convince…

Photo Studio AR Puts A Complete Photo Studio In Your Pocket

If you are a photographer looking to experiment new ideas then augmented reality (AR) might be the way forward, thanks to a new app from Superba AR. With Photo Studio AR users can turn their mobile device and their surrounding environment into a fully equip studio and create the ultimate photo shoot. Developed by Superba AR, the…

Earth Day: Now You Can Surf With a Legend in VR

It was 1978 when John Ritter became the first known surfer ride the now-legendary wave dubbed “Cloudbreak” off the tiny heart-shaped Fijian island Tavarua. Now forty years later, a team of passionate environmentalists, surfers and virtual reality pioneers are working to bring that experience and John Ritter’s lifelong oceanic yacht and surfboard exploration to users…

Upcoming VR Animated Film “Crow: The Legend” Reveals New Cast Members

The creators of the popular and successful Asteroids! and Invasion!, Baobab Studios, have announced that Tye Sheridan (Ready Player One) and Liza Koshy (Hulu’s Freakish) are joining the cast of their upcoming virtual reality (VR) animated film, Crow: The Legend. “We are thrilled that Tye Sheridan and Liza Koshy have joined the impressive cast of Crow: The Legend. Our story…

The VR Job Hub: Facebook, Oculus, RYOT And Even Apple Are Hiring

The weekend is here, the sun is out and it is a great time to see what new opportunities await within the immersive media industries and find that dream job. As always, VRFocus are here to help you out with another entry of The VR Job Hub. Every weekend VRFocus gathers together a number open position from across the virtual reality…

Something For The Weekend: Steam VR Spring Sale

The weekend is here and with the Steam VR Spring Sale still in full swing it is time to find something for the weekend. To help you out VRFocus has put together some of the best virtual reality (VR) deals from the Steam VR Spring Sale to make finding your new favorite even easier. As always be sure to…

Investors Holding Contest For Best Augmented Reality Pitch

Twenty-seven venture capital funds and investors have come together to hold a contest to find the best augmented reality (AR) pitch from impressive startups. The content is dubbed as the Global AR Online Pitch Event and the winning contestant can be sure to gain investment from one or more of the partaking groups. Global AR Online…

PeerWell Brings Augmented Reality Fall Prevention Feature To Mobile Devices

San Francisco-based PeerWell has added an augmented reality (AR) feature to its app platform which will help post-surgical patients manage their recovery. The feature allows users to take advantage of their mobile devices camera to scan and analyze their home environment and be provided with suggestions on how to minimize the risk of falls. The…

‘Alien: Descent’ Location-Based VR Experience Coming to Southern California Mall

The sci-fi movie franchise has a multiplayer location-based VR experience. The Colonial Marines are recruiting warriors and thrill seekers at a shopping mall in Southern California. If you ever wanted to battle Xenomorphs in an immersive free-roaming and interactive Alien-themed VR experience — now’s your chance. Dubbed Alien: Descent, the VR experience was created by FoxNext, an…

CEEK VR Announces Partnership With World Of Dance

CEEK VR have announced that they will be partnering with the national hit TV competition series and brand, World of Dance to provide a range of virtual reality (VR) content for fans of the series to enjoy. The award-winning developer of premium VR and augmented reality (AR) experiences, CEEK VR is a leading provide of…

Go Behind The Scenes Of Ready Player One With HTC Vive

Following the success of Ready Player One in box offices HTC Vive, the official partner for the film, has released a short behind the scenes video that showcases some of the techniques and technology that was used to create the visually impressive world of Oasis. Ready Player One is all about virtual reality (VR) and the…

TheWaveVR Raises $6 million For Social VR Music And Arts Platform

Some virtual reality startups are having trouble getting the attention of investors, after the first wave of VR headsets failed to live up to the hype. But TheWaveVR has been able to raise $6 million in venture funding for its social VR platform and community for VR music and visual arts experiences. TheWaveVR turns concerts into social VR experiences…

This Week In VR Sport: Investments, Trendsetting And Business Shuttering

Another week comes and goes and it is once again time for VRFocus 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 three stories that are sure to peak your interest. With multiple successful investments, a discussion on the market…

Snapchat Release ‘Shoppable AR’ For It’s Augmented Reality Lenses

Snapchat have released a new addition to it’s augmented reality (AR) Lenses features which will let advertisers publish sponsored lenses which users will be able to interact with. Snapchat AR Lenses serve as an extension to Snapchat’s currently existing shoppable ads which allow advertisers to engage with potential customers directly within the app. It was…

‘COMPOUND’ Creator Drops Details on Upcoming Update and Early Access Launch

COMPOUND is an intriguing VR hobby project from developer Bevan “NotDead” McKechnie which drops players into a “rogue-lite, free-roaming shooter” for VR, with a totally unique and authentic pixel-art feel. We’ve had our eyes on the game since 2017, but with no official announcements from McKechnie in nearly nine months, the fate of the title was…

Oculus Offers Up Developer Quick-start Guide for Bringing Apps to Go

With the impending launch of Oculus Go, the company’s first standalone headset, Oculus has shared with developers a handy cheat sheet for bringing Gear VR applications to the Go. Oculus writes in a new post on their developer blog that Oculus Go is binary-compatible with Gear VR, and most applications can be launched on the headset without…