Life in 360°: Malta Or Bust

If you read Monday’s edition of Life in 360° you’ll know that the entirety of the VRFocus team is, for the first time ever, not anywhere in the United Kingdom. In fact, we’ve all gone off for a few days to Malta to relax – see: work in a different country for some reason. Now…

VR vs. In Moderation

Any social media or community manager knows if you want to get through the day without being thoroughly depressed never read the comments section. Of course, being your job that’s not something you can entirely avoid. But needless to say, regretfully, the adage isn’t exactly wrong. Unfortunately, whilst we, other tech websites and the creators…

Life In 360°: A Waterfall By Any Other Name

By the time you read this particular edition of Life In 360° the VRFocus staff, en masse, will probably be in the air. This is something of a unique situation that has never happened in the near three years of yours truly kicking around the place. We’ve met up as a group to cover important…

The VR Job Hub: Weta, NASA, Bosch & More…

The variety of roles available in the field of immersive technologies mean that every week when we come to discussing them in The VR Job Hub there’s always something – be in in virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) or mixed reality (MR) – that takes us by surprise. So, what new beginnings await this…

Life In 360°: The City Of Wisdom On A Planet Called Mars

When it comes to 360 degree video, and virtual reality (VR) in general we often find ourselves talking about space. Be it learning about space, watching the people and machines that go into space, playing VR videogames about space travel, fighting in space, the colonisation of far away planets, and so on and so forth….

RYOT Studios Reveal Consumer Infographic

As we come towards the end of another year we can easily say that 2017 has been quite the year in terms of activity and announcements. And that’s not just for virtual reality (VR) but certainly for augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) as well, with each form of immersive technology receiving significant additions…

Life In 360°: It’s A Barnum & Bailey World…

Another weekend is over, and another Monday is here which means we’re back into the world of 360 degree video which today means we’re off to the circus! (Well, sort of.) Now, if you’re a practitioner of circus entertainment Life In 360° hasn’t been that kind to your profession in recent months, a situation where…

The VR Job Hub: Unreal Engine, Rebellion, More…

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat – and if you’re the goose you might not be quite so happy with this Christmas temp job. Turns out it might be very temporary indeed. Just because we’ve hit December that does not mean that here isn’t a vast array of jobs out there for those…

Something For The Weekend: Swords, Sorcery, Sport & Steam

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday consigned to oblivion for another year… or at least until we look at our bank statements at any rate… it’s back to our usual trip through the stores in Something for the Weekend. This week VRFocus is looking at Steam for anything playable on any of the supported head mounted displays…

DreamWorks Voltron VR Chronicles Heads To Viveport

If you’re a fan of classic animated series, giant robots and outer space then we’ve got some good news for you. Especially if you also happen to own an HTC Vive. As DreamWorks Voltron VR Chronicles is now available for users of HTC Vive’s Viveport service. An episodic tie-in to the DreamWorks Television series for…

ARKTIKA.1 Patch Brings Cloud Saves, Additional Localisation & More

Lovers of intense gunfights in frozen climates rejoice! Developers of ARKTIKA.1, 4A Games have revealed a new patch for the Oculus Rift and Touch title just in time to meet the coming of the cold and snow in reality. The patch, ARKTIKA.1‘s third, is available to download now and marks a major update – one…

This Week in VR Sport: Test Your American Football & Golf Skills

December is here! But just because the weather is on the turn, the cold is drawing in and there’s the threat (and reality for several of the VRFocus staff) of snow that doesn’t mean that the world of sport and the world of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies don’t continue to collide…

Anamorphine Release Date Confirmed For 2018

It was back in March this year when we first heard about Anamorphine, a somewhat out of the ordinary narrative-driven videogame from developers. In Anamorphine the player takes an introspective trip through the world of someone who is suffering from mental illness. Taking on both their perceptions and their memories. It is unusual in that unlike most…

The First Class VR Gets HTC Vive Release Date

Have you ever considered what it’s like to fly? In terms of human history, we have, as a species defied gravity for only a fraction of our time on this planet and yet the ability to take to the air has evolved swiftly. Moving from the briefest of trips above the ground conducted by the…

Life In 360°: From Coal, To Synthetic Gas, To Synthetic Oil

The process of providing energy to homes and business is continuing to go through a revolution throughout the world. Humanity requires more power than ever before and as such the demands on the various national grids grow ever greater too. As such we are consuming more and more resources in our need to produce greater…

Panopto Educational Video Platform Adds 360 Degrees Support

The possibility for virtual reality (VR) and related immersive technologies to help within the field of education has been discussed on VRFocus many times since we first went live in 2014.  Over the last few years we’ve covered many stories about all kinds of education programmes not just in educating schoolchildren but adults too, both…

Life In 360°: Both Ends Of Sauber F1’s 25th Year

Every so often you just have to right a wrong. Even if that wrong isn’t really a wrong at all, nor even an oversight. Still, time and circumstance sometimes combine to leave you feeling like you’ve almost done someone a disservice. If you read yesterday’s edition of my weekly column VR vs. I talked at…

VR vs. Childhood, Parenthood & The Chain

All good things must come to an end, mustn’t they? No, I’m not suddenly upping sticks and going; I am in fact returning. Yesterday marked the last day off I’ve got before the Christmas period begins and the end to a November in which I spent a good portion of it off enjoying myself. And…

Life In 360°: Hawaii Sky-Oh

You may recall a couple of weeks ago on Life In 360° we took to the air for a birds-eye view of, of all places, Pyongyang – North Korea‘s capital and the largest city in the country. On that occasion we went skywards courtesy of a microlight and the skills of a Singapore based photographer….

Life in 360°: For The Birds

Wednesday is here and so it is time for our mid-week dip into everything going on that’s to do with 360 degree video. For today’s video we’re going back just under a month and we’re also heading back into the theme of animals and nature. Although probably not in the way you might be expecting….

VR vs. The Dark Horse

We’re now most of the way, two thirds to be precise, through November and I’m beginning to wonder where all this time is actually going. I blinked earlier and three hours seemed to have elapsed into the ether. What on earth is happening? I have reappeared back in the office – well, my bedroom office…