Summer Funland Opens Its Doors To PC VR Users Tomorrow

It’s not the most ideal weather, at least in the Northern hemisphere, to go out at present. In fact, in the UK it’s what we like to call “bloody freezing out there”. It’s also a windy, rainy (among a number of other types of precipitation) and generally not the sort of thing you set out…

Virtuix Heading To Amusement Expo International

When it comes to virtual reality (VR) videogames to many things still aren’t what they want them to be, and part of that is that the sense of immersion doesn’t necessarily match up with what they expect or would hope for. There is an ongoing desire for freedom of movement when it comes to VR….

NBA Commissioner Comments On Technological Future of The Sport

Over in America, basketball fans have had a lot of things to enjoy over the last few days. With the playoffs looming it was All Star Weekend, meaning that there was a lot of showpiece events going on that pick up a lot of national and international media. There was the annual slam dunk competition,…

Life In 360°: Tunguska

It’s a somewhat frightening prospect that despite all our progress, all our knowledge, all that we have learned and lived through over the last 50, 60, 70, 80 years that humanity is as much on the precipice now as perhaps ever. The famed ‘Doomsday Clock’, symbol of how close we are judged to be near…

Competition: Win A Copy Of Drone Hunter VR Evolved For Gear VR

After a number of seasonal giveaways on VRFocus at the end of December, we’ve had a little break from competitions for a while. Now that we’re in February however, and indeed rapidly coming to the close of it. So, we thought that it was high time that we had another. As such we’ve a new prize…

VR vs. A Busman’s Holiday

Some people don’t learn, do they? If you recall the first part of last week’s column you might remember me discussing someone getting all bent out of shape because a story about a videogame where the developers specifically mentioned the possibility they would be developing it as a PlayStation VR title was tagged witrh the…

Store No 8 and Thrive Global Launch Innov8: V-Commerce Competition

When it comes to virtual reality (VR) videogames or experiences something often mentioned as a key factor that people should think about for success is storytelling, that it is the key to connecting with your audience. Although there is some debate about just how important that truly is in the great scheme of things. Connecting,…

The Wonder Of Space Just Got A Whole Lot Prettier For EVE: Valkyrie

If you’re looking for a virtual reality (VR) experience that truly makes the jaw drop and quickly clues you in to the benefits of a 360 degree viewpoint you can’t do much better than checking out the wonders (and dangers) of outer space courtesy of EVE: Valkyrie.  Whether it’s the basic game or any of…

Life In 360°: Hail The Hydra

Remember when every other day brought news of a new virtual reality (VR) experience that involved a roller coaster? Ah, memories. It did get a bit tedious after a while, but that was the way things were at the time. Of course, every other day at the moment seems to involve someone announcing an update…

VR vs. Browsing

Astonishingly I really don’t have much to discuss this week.  Well, on a first look anyway. This last week as a whole has been relatively quiet; apart from yesterday morning’s Oculus Rift news written by yours truly, of course. (Whichever bright spark had the idea to announce that when they did needs a boot up…

Life In 360°: A Weekend To Die For…

Last week we brought you news of new activity from the BBC, which has been slowly increasing its use of virtual reality (VR) technology. Then it was details on how it’s experiemental branch BBC Taster announced the BBC Taster VR App which was to focus on VR related content from BBC Three and also its Planet…

Oculus Announce Rift & Touch Price Drop To $399 For Summer Sale

Summer is a busy time in the videogame industry, and that’s only if you count the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles or Europe’s premier games event Gamescom, the latter of which we are inching ever closer too. It’s also a time of sales both in stores on the high street and stores online….

Closed Beta Sign-ups Open For Gunheart

It’s been a few months since developer Drifter Entertainment announced their debut videogame in both virtual reality (VR) and general, a futuristic shooter using teleportation that is inspired by peers of the genre such as the Gears of War and Halo franchises. “We’ve set out to create a game that we can’t wait to play…

Lampix Look To Raise Funds With Crowd-Sale Token Launch

When discussing virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) we usually discuss head mounted displays (HMDs), which is understandable.  It’s what we see with the tech space 99% of the time, a concept that makes sense to people that they can understand. You’re discussing altering vision. So, the addition of a pair of goggles or…

The VR Job Hub: Apple, nDreams & More

If you are looking for a change in career, or just a chance in focus and want to work in an area that is constantly changing, growing and evolving, then the virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) industries are always looking for talented people. Engineers, designers, artists, community managers, programmers and even top of…

One Small Step Onto Gear VR For Apollo 11

Putting man on the moon is quite possibly mankind’s greatest technological achievement. It was a task that inspired the world technologically and a goal that inspired the world culturally. And even so many years after the fact the first reach out of man into space – that first, small step – continues to amaze and…

SEGA To Reveal Sonic The Hedgehog Augmented Reality Experience At SDCC

When it comes to virtual reality (VR) the usually highly experimental SEGA have been a tad hesitant to embrace the new technology. With the exception being the releases on PlayStation 4 of the PlayStation VR compatible games relating to Hatsune Miku. But Miku and her Vocaloid brethren are still licenced characters, and SEGA have yet…

Samsung To Broadcast VR Livestreams Of Three X Games Events

The move towards bringing more sport to virtual reality (VR) is becoming an ever more desirable goal for tech companies and broadcasters. Just last month Intel announced at E3 its involvement in the Worldwide VR Challenger League for eSports as well as being announced as the technology partner for the next Olympic Games as it…

Front Defense Is Called Up To Steam

It’s World War II and the theatre of war is about to welcome a new act to the stage. With the Normandy invasion over it’s now up to the Allied forces to begin reclaiming swathes of Europe still under the heel of the vile Nazi’s jackboot. Developed by Fantahorn Studio, a first-party developer of publisher…

Microsoft Discuss Their Mixed Reality Future

Earlier this week we brought you news from Taipei where Microsoft were taking part in a ‘WinHEC’ – a Windows Hardware Development Conference, where a number of representatives went through the current crop of mixed reality (MR) related Microsoft products, demonstrated problems and solutions that the technology can solve and explained what the way the…

Life In 360°: OmniVirt Look To Make 360 Degrees Interactive

We can’t always have travels to other lands when there’s hot topics to discuss with the medium, although today’s video is related to travel. A growing topic and one we’ve certainly been seeing a lot of discussion about within virtual reality (VR) in recent weeks is advertising. One company that certainly been in the mix…

E McNeill’s Strategy Puzzler Darknet Hits Google Daydream

Last month it was confirmed that E McNeill’s strategy/puzzle videogame Darknet would be getting a release which subsequently happened on June 8th 2017.  At the same time however it was also confirmed that the title, which we first previewed on VRFocus back in 2014 as an Oculus Rift title, would also be coming to the Google…

Viveport Adds The Gallery To The Store

Viveport, HTC’s app store for virtual reality (VR) games and other content is always adding new items be they brand new experiences or well known content that has been around the VR space for some time. It’s latest addition is set to take players on a dark fantasy adventure as Cloudhead Games’ The Gallery – Episode 1:…

New Business Partnership Agreement Signed By Nokia and Xiaomi

As the playing field of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) gets bigger and more inclusive and more companies look to it as a way of expanding their business strategy and influence it’s increasingly becoming a case of buy up, team up, or in some cases even shut down. Now two major players in…