Life in 360°: Chrome Caves & Futursitic Cities

It’s the end of a long and very hot week in the UK, where VRFocus is based. It might not be as hot as other places but for a country where the idea of air conditioning in homes is to open a window and pray for a stiff breeze it’s not been much fun.  We…

Life In 360°: White Into Green

We’re off on our travels for 360 degree videos once more, and this time there’s an environmetal message in today’s Life In 360°. Which is being brought to you by Discovery’s Seeker VR team. Seeker VR took a trip to Patagonia, which for those that aren’t aware is the souternmost part of South America. An area…

VR vs. E3 2017 In Absentia Alternative Awards – Part 1

Every website it seems nowadays has their own awards they give out at the main gaming expos, these are either ‘metaphorical’ awards where they are announced by way of a top five video or the like or alternatively there is a physical award which is attached to the booth. Unfortunately I cannot give out either of…

Life in 360°: A Golden State

The stories of sport are often told through the star player looking to claim his or her fame, the person who scores the winning run or touchdown, basket or goal. It is about dynasties and underdogs, slim chances and defining moments, times when all is won or all is lost. There is of course those…

The VR Job Hub: After E3 Special

We’ve said farewell to the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), although likely not Los Angeles for another year and the team is presently winging their way home to the UK. It was certainly a busy couple of weeks, including the run up to E3 itself. However it’s highly likely if you’re interested in virtual reality (VR)…

Life In 360°: Seek & Destroy With Metallica

E3 is done and dusted for another year – although in actuality the VRFocus team out in Los Angeles will be hanging around for a little bit yet. That leaves us with plenty to still talk about through the rest of the week including the weekend, although before we get to any of that we have…

Sony Releases Avalanche Of Gran Turismo Sport Screenshots For E3

We have hit the end of day two (proper) of this year’s Electronic Enteratainment Expo (E3) at the time of writng and as usual there has been a smorgasbord of trailers, art and screenshots. There’s still plenty to go through as well and whilst we at VRFocus have already previewed the Bethesda Softworks trinity of…

Preview: DOOM VFR – More than Just a Tech Demo, DOOM VFR is a Huge Leap Forward

Bethesda Softworks’ press conference early this week seemed to disappoint many. Most to the titles revealed for console and PC formats have been deemed predictable sequels or updates, with little innovation on show. For virtual reality (VR) aficionados however, it was one of the most exciting showcases of this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). Both…

Life In 360°: Surround Sound

It’s time for us once again to dip into some culture courtesy of the BBC and the BBC Earth YouTube channel. It seems like an eternity ago that Planet Earth II something we’ve had the pleasure ofhit the small screen and, once again, the BBC’s wildlife department left the world stunned by the jewels in Mother…

Archangel Just The First Step In Skydance Interactive’s VR Ambitions

Fresh off a newly revealed trailer for virtual reality (VR) videogame Archangel, showing a world in need of some swift mecha-suited heroism in order to fight back against a tolitarian regime, Skydance Interactive (through CEO Peter Akemann) took time out at this year’s E3 in order to discuss a bit of the studio’s history, their…

VR vs. What You Leave Behind

Greetings from… not Los Angeles. Yes, welcome back to VR vs which is being written from exactly the same bedroom office that pretty much every other VR vs has been written from at this point. As we stumble wearily and blearily into day three of not-quite-E3-yet-somehow-OH-GOD. Today was going to be an amusing sidenote, a…

Life In 360: A Minor Tour Of A Future Videogame

Good morning one and all. You may have seen earlier this month a trailer be released for the videogame Theseus which is coming to the PlayStation VR later this year. A story-driven action-adventure videogame that PlayStation describe as “a modern and obscure take on the classic myth of the Minotaur and the Labyrinth”. This Theseus…

This Week In VR Sport: Intel Are Thinking About The Future

The mood might very well be games bsed at the moment with this year’s Electronic Extertainment Expo, better known as E3, around the corner.  But that doesn’t mean there is one sports story relating to virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) to satiate your interest. So let’s look at what has occurred this week. Intel Are Thinking About The…

See Just Why Chess Ultra Gets Its Name In These Screenshots

Ripstone Games’ Chess Ultra is less than two weeks away from launch, so now is good time to get up close and personal with the videogame in these new screenshots. Chess Ultra has to be one of the pretiest but also one of the darkest takes on the classic board game that we’ve ever seen;…

Life In 360°: Gator Aid

We’re almost at the weekend – and we’re almost at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo – better known as E3 – as well. The gang, as is their custom, is flying the VRFocus nest and heading off to Los Angeles to go enjoy themselves.Not that we can all do that of course. Still as we’re about…

Play Solo Or Online In Card Power Solitaire VR​

Most everyone who has used Windows has, at one time or another, loaded up Solitaire for a quick hand or two of the popular card game. The developers behind Power Solitaire VR no doubt hope for similar success as they launch a brand new videogame in virtual reality (VR) based on the Klondike version of…

Nokia’s OZO Used As Part Of Mixed Reality Medical Live Stream

Virtual reality (VR) as we often say is not jsut about entertainment but about improving the qulaity of life in general. As such we’ll often bring you stories of its use within areas like manufacture and design, education and health on a daily basis. The latter is an example we can look at in great…

Life In 360°: Behind The Scenes On The Late Show

When it comes to American television talk shows one of the programmes up for discussion as the ‘flagship’ surely has to be CBS’ The Late Show. Originally hosted by David Letterman for a period of 22 years beginning in 1993, custodianship of the talk and variety show is now in the hands of comedian Stephen…

VR vs. Steady As She Goes

It’s a relatively quick one from me today since there’s a lot of going on in the run up to E3 and yesterday’s Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) meant yesterday was long but exciting. With the big news being Apple’s long awaited official step into the world of both virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality…

uSens Reveals American Winners Of uDev Challenge

The Augmented World Expo (AWE) played host to a number of announcements today including, amongst others the reveal by VR tracking specialists uSens of the winners uDev Challenge for America. This followed a sister competition in China. The projects, which required use of uSens’ own Software Development Kit (SDK) for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality…

Epson Reveal Two New Products In Smart Glasses Line At Augmented World Expo

California is playing host to this year’s Augmented World Expo (AWE) and as you might expect there are a number of stories coming out of the event. New deals and new augmented reality (AR) products are being announced, including Epson. The Japanese technology company is best known for its printers and scanners. However it has…

CCP Games Announces Double XP Weekend For EVE: Valkyrie Pilots

It’s a rather significant time for makers of the EVE franchise, CCP Games. The Icelandic developer has been in business for twenty years, a period which has seen them move from working on an indie board game to crafting one of the biggest video games of all time in EVE Online to, in more recent…

Game Developers Session Dated, Session Applications Open

Things might be warming up as we prepare for this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, otherwise known as E3 – of which you can expect, of course, plenty of coverage on VRFocus. But there are of course more events than that on the horizon and as always the number is being added to all the time.  The…