The New York Times Bringing Its Content To Magic Leap One Creator Edition

Ever since 2015, The New York Times has had a keen interest in immersive technology, and over the past few years VRFocus has diligently followed their trail. From partnering with Google to produce virtual reality (VR) related works for the Google Cardboard head-mounted device (HMD), to NYTVR and them producing daily 360 degree videos for…

Life In 360°: A Musical Mind Trip

I had thought we were done with music videos in 360 degrees for a while after our selection of them at the end of last month. However, as always with the world of virtual reality (VR) and all that is associated with it, things are always in motion.  So, it’s back to the world of…

Capital Region AR VR Accelerator Teams With Sacramento Kings & More

Regular VRFocus readers will – at least we hope – be well aware of out three regular weekend features. Those being ‘This Week In VR Sport‘, ‘The VR Job Hub‘ and ‘Something for the Weekend‘ – click all those links incidentally to be taken to last weekend’s iteration of all three, incidentally. But when it…

Insta360 Tease New 360 Camera For Later This Month

360 degree video’s role within immersive technology continues to be one that actively splits the community. To some it is, though at the lower end of the spectrum, a great and simple way to introduce people into what being in virtual reality (VR) can be like and a great tool for advertisers and creatives alike. …

VR vs. Fiction – Vol IV: A Cruel Father’s Thesis

It’s a pretty hectic week for us on VRFocus so for today’s VR vs. column we step back into the world of fiction for my little sub-series where I discuss instances where virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), head-mounted displays (HMDs) of any kind or related immersive technology appear. Today we enter the world of…

Bristol City Bring AR To The Humble Match Programme

The regular football season is beginning in earnest, and with it begins another year of intense matches full of creativity and heroics from players regardless of their position, team or league. One British city that is no doubt preparing in earnest is Bristol. Like a number of other cities it has more than one football…

Life In 360°: Jaws’ Understudy

Welcome back to another week of virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) – and anything in between for that matter – news, here on VRFocus. First and foremost, I hope you all had a good weekend, for myself this meant dealing with a lot of problems caused by other people. Which is the worst kind…

Life In 360°: Goodwood’s Change Of Pace

Hello again and welcome to another Life In 360° themed around motor racing. It wasn’t that long ago that we’d last taken to the tarmac, as we have done in Li360 on more than a few occasions. In fact, we looked once again at Formula 1’s selection of coverage from across the most recent races…

Life In 360°: The Jewels And The Crown

We round off yet another week of 360 degree videos here on VRFocus with the final entry in our music videos theme week. Monday saw us chilling and grooving with the Prince-like stylings of Swiss musician Seven back in 2015. Then on Wednesday we checked in with 2016 and former LMFAO member Redfoo for some…

Bow To Blood Sails Towards August Release Date

There’s something about airships in videogames. Don’t ask us how there is, there just is. While there’s been a few games focused on them here and there and more than a few instances of them being used as a creative mode of travel – or in the case of Bioshock Infinite, living. Perhaps though, the…

Life In 360°: Lights Out

Welcome to Wednesday as we continue our week of music related 360 degree videos. Last time out we were being chased by a girl who didn’t understand the word ‘no’ in Swiss singer Seven’s Samsung-backed music video from 2015. (My, that was an unintended tongue-twister.) Now we’re moving forward a year into 2016 and the…

VR vs. Scorchio!

As always when it comes to writing VR vs. the piece falls into several categories depending upon the week. “Oh crap, what am I going to write this week?” is definitely one of them, as is “Ah, I’d planned to write x but I really should address what y said this week” as well as…

Life In 360°: Just Say No

At the end of last week’s Life In 360° we looked at how technology can be used to change music, and in the case of Friday’s entry the music video specifically. The video we looked at then even had music composed by artificial intelligence, to go along with its 360 degree content and Tiltbrush influenced…

Life In 360°: Music By Machine

To paraphrase a sentiment we often share here at VRFocus, and one I certainly refer back to a lot in VR vs articles, technology does not stay still – even if you want it to. What you expect of technology today it may well not deliver today, but it could just as well deliver it…

Learn How To Be A DJ On Your Oculus Rift

So how exactly do you learn how to DJ? The short answer in most cases is get a mentor (if you can) get the kit and practice. Or at least it was until this week, when another option as to how would-be disc jockeys learnt their craft was revealed – and it just so happened…

Immotion Group Targets North American Sales With New Hire

While the industry is currently going through something of a quiet patch when it comes to virtual reality (VR) related news, that certainly doesn’t mean that nothing at all is happening. In fact, as we’ve seen recently a number of names within the immersive technology industry are taking the time to refocus on their goals…

Gungrave VR Getting Physical ‘Loaded Coffin Edition’

Ever since its announcement back in April last year, we at VRFocus have been particularly interested in any news that might concern Gungrave VR. Finally confirmed to be coming West back in May, the fast-paced virtual reality (VR) shooter by IGGYMOB, Marvelous Entertainment and their “independent-minded” publishing team XSEED Games, Gungrave VR sees a return to…

Life In 360°: Fishy Weather

In the last year or so the BBC’s Blue Planet series has received an awful lot of praise, not just for its stellar camerawork and status as a natural history documentary series. The latter has been well established since the very first Blue Planet series back in 2001. Blue Planet II‘s highlighting of the realities…

VR vs. It’s Coming Home

The World Cup is over, five weeks of intense football which descended on Russia and allowed many of us to have a brief respite from the craziness that seems to have engulfed the world in the last few years. Somewhat depressingly it won’t even be another four years before the next competition, instead it will…

Join VRFocus For A Post Gamescom XR Review This September

Events are tricky, sometimes there’s just only so much you can do to get to them or see everything there when you do. The next major event on the horizon is, of course, Gamescom next month and after a somewhat lackluster feeling E3 earlier this year, there’s a lot of expectation going in to it.…

Life In 360°: Remote Control Menace

It’s easy to imagine what virtual reality (VR) could become to the videogame scene.  As I’ve discussed before on VRFocus it is easier to write a fiction than create a reality when it comes to technology and though the fiction can inspire it can also lead to disappointment in the reality of the situation. That…

Life In 360°: An Elevated View

If we are to believe Hollywood, the split second the zombies turn up nature is going to start eating all our major cities. Lack of humanity, particularly when it is perpetuated by the rising of the dead from the ground seems to mean an imminent onslaught from trees growing in skyscrapers and while you’re distracted…

Humanity Is On The Brink In Naked Sun, Coming To PC Later This Month

If there’s one thing we can be sure about what “the future” entails it’s that it apparently won’t be an incremented version of the present. It’ll either be an amazing utopia of high technology or high ideas or… it’ll be a disaster. A dystopia caused by either some form of nuclear holocaust bringing on a…