Tech-Savvy Pastor Uses VR To Deliver Virtual Baptisms

Technology & Religion collide. For many Christians, being baptized is the ritual of declaring your faith through a symbolic act of purification and rejuvenation. The ceremony, which is usually held in a church or in a body of water, is performed by a church leader and can be a pretty powerful moment in your life,…

New Screenshots Released For Upcoming ARK Park: Pterosaur Hill DLC

Earlier this week it was announced by developer Snail Games that their virtual reality (VR) title ARK Park would be getting a free downloadable content (DLC) that will bring plenty of new and exciting elements to the dinosaur filled title. Now, a number of screenshots have been released giving players a chance to see the…

Seerslab To Unveil ARGEAR Platform At AWE USA Conference

Leading augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) media corporation and Y-combinator’s innovative media start-up, Seerslab, has announced that they will be launching their ARGEAR platform at the AWE Conference in Santa Clara on May 31st. This will include the AR Software Development Toolkit (SDK) and the AR content platform called “ARGEAR”. ARGEAR and its AR…

Researchers Use VR To Train AI Drones, Cutting Autonomous Vehicle Crashes

MIT researchers have developed a technique to train fast-moving autonomous AI drones using VR-enhanced environments, reducing crashes and thereby the need for repairs or replacements. Known as “Flight Goggles,” the system will be detailed at this week’s IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Brisbane, Australia. Flight Goggles enables autonomous vehicles to see and learn from…

Prolific Interactive Win Two 2018 Appy Awards For In-Home Preview AR App

Prolific Interactive, a mobile-focused product agency, announced earlier in the week that its In-Home Preview augmented reality (AR) experience created for Build.com had won two awards at the 2018 Appy Awards including the Best VR/AR App and Best/Home/Garden/Interior Design/Lifestyle App. The company have worked to set the standard for AR experiences and applications within the…

Multiplatform Sales Of Apex Construct Revealed

It turns out that releasing on multiple platforms is important as Oskar Burman, CEO at Fast Travel Games, revealed in a tweet about the sales of the popular virtual reality (VR) title Apex Construct. The Tweet, which was posted earlier this week reveals the number of percent of sales for the title across the different platforms…

The VR Job Hub: End Of May Opportunities

As May comes to an end soon why not start the new month with a new job in the immersive media industry? As always, VRFocus is here to help you with a selection of different positions currently taking applications from across the world. Why not work in Sweden at Fast Travel Games as a 3D Artist or…

Something For The Weekend: End Of May Deals For PlayStation VR

With May soon coming to an end it is time for the last Something For The Weekend for the month and this time VRFocus brings you a selection of some of the latest deals on virtual reality (VR) titles from the PlayStation store. With the PlayStation VR home to a number of impressive titles, covering a wide range of…

Astro Bot Rescue Mission Announced For PlayStation VR

PlayStation have revealed a new virtual reality (VR) title from their Japan Studio and the team that brought players The Playroom and The Playroom VR titles. Titled Astro Bot Rescue Mission, players will be taking control of Astro, the Bot captain of a ship on a mission to rescue their lost crew who have become scattered…

ABI Research Predicts AR Will Struggle In Brick And Mortar Retail Environment

ABI Research, a market-foresight advisory firm that provides strategic guidance on compelling transformative technologies have reported that augmented reality (AR) will see major adoption within the retail sector, but not in the way many have predicted. The adoption of the technology will be driven by the retail workforce and online shoppers rather than within the brick…

Experience Sex Ed in VR with Motherlode’s ‘Pillow Talk’

Traditional sex ed gets a whimsical twist in this education three-part series. Some images you may consider NSFW are included. The infamous and heavily quoted “don’t have sex—you will get pregnant and die” scene from Mean Girls may have been a satirical quip, but the sad reality is that sex education across the country is lacking now…

Heffel Fine Art Auction House Launches VR Experience For Masterpiece Canvas

Heffel Fine Art Auction House is celebrating its upcoming spring sale as the auction season continues to reach impressive heights with an exciting virtual reality (VR) marketing campaign – a first for auction houses in Canada. Created by the BAFTA award-winning studio Alchemy VR, Heffel have released an experience that lets viewers see the star…

New Screenshots Released For Evasion On PlayStation VR

Developer Archiact have released a number of new screenshots for their upcoming virtual reality (VR) title Evasion which was announced back in October 2017. The VR first-person shooter (FPS) is designed specifically for high intensity cooperative multiplayer combat putting players in the heart of intense, visual spectacles of virtual alien warfare. Following on from the recent…

DigiLens Announces New Two-Layer AR Display For Smart Helmets

DigiLens Inc, the Silicon Valley-based company that is working to revolutionize augmented reality (AR) displays have announced their highly anticipated two-layer AR waveguide display. Dubbed the MonoHUD, it is a thinner and lighter display that can be manufactured at a much faster rate and at a lower cost resulting in impressive affordability. The MonoHUD display…

This Week In VR Sport: It’s All About The Virtual Space

Once again it is time for VRFocus to bring you another entry of This Week In VR Sport. With a number of sports related virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) stories, this week has sports ranging from the launch of a VR Sports arcade in Dubai, Microsoft filed a patent for an arm-worn accessory and even a 13,000…

Tiny Bull Studios Release New GIFs For Upcoming VR Title Blind

Tiny Bull Studios’ upcoming virtual reality (VR) title Blind has been on the radar for some time now. The title invites players to navigate an unfamiliar world without the traditional visual complexity and instead, users must tap their cane in order to emit sound wave which reflect off – and therefor highlight – surrounding objects….

The Biggest Rift, Vive, And Windows VR Releases Of The Week 05/20/18

This week’s looking pretty good if you’re a VR gamer on PC VR headsets like the Rift, Vive, and Windows VR. From the epic multiplayer mode that just launched for Archangel, dubbed Hellfire, to the new DLC expansion for Arizona Sunshine, and even a VR update for one of Steam’s most popular hardcore survival games,…

The Biggest PSVR Releases Of The Week 05/20/18

There may have been a lot of cool PSVR announcements this week, but on the releases side it’s pretty quiet unless you’re really into your quirky tower defense games and anime tributes. Animal Force, from ISVR Price: $14.99 A pretty weird take on the tower defense genre that comes from a Chinese developer inducted into…

Henry Will Get Video Upgrade For Oculus Go

The award-winning virtual reality (VR) tale of a cute hedgehog called Henry premiered back in 2015 for the Oculus Rift, featuring the vocal talents of actor Elijah Wood. Though short, the film gained a fair amount of praise. Now it has been revealed that a re-release of the film is planned for Oculus Go and…

Secret Location Set To Release Two New Products For VUSR Platform This Summer

Leading virtual reality (VR) content creator and distributor for emerging platforms, Secret Location, have announced that they are launching two game changing products this coming summer which will take advance of location-based experiences (LBE). These products will expand Secret Location’s VUSR publishing platform and will be built to further support the growing LBE industry. The…

Archangel: Hellfire Livestream – Multiplayer VR Mech Combat

One of the dream VR games that thousands, or perhaps even millions, of people desperately want is a deep, intricate mech combat simulation. After years of pop culture building up the idea in our heads through things like MechWarrior, Gundam, Power Rangers, Pacific Rim, and so much more, the idea of piloting a super-powerful mech…