Review: Summer Funland

Mini-game compilations can be a great way of combining multiple gameplay genres into one neat little package. Titles like Sports Bar VR and Loco Dojo showcase some of the best ways to bring together common, well known past times or slightly more weird and wonderful ideas respectively. The latest title to enter this arena is…

Who you Gonna Call? AR Game Ghostbusters World in 2018

With Google officially confirming the launch of ARCore 1.0. today, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Ghost Corps in collaboration with mobile game publisher 4:33 Creative Lab have announced Ghostbusters World, a new augmented reality (AR) videogame coming to iOS and Android in 2018. The developers haven’t released many details at present simply saying in a press…

Google Confirms ARCore 1.0. Launch at Mobile World Congress

Only a few short hours ago VRFocus reported on a report that Google would be revealing more details as well as launching its augmented reality (AR) software ARCore at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018. Well those details have now been confirmed in a new blog posting today. The tech giant has confirmed that ARCore 1.0….

Guns’n’Stories: Bulletproof VR Nears Full Release With Act III Update

Indie studio MiroWin released its first virtual reality (VR) title Guns’n’Stories: Bulletproof VR in September 2017 on Steam Early Access for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. That was followed in October with a major content update introducing ‘Act II’. In preparation to leave Early Access the studio has launched ‘Act III’, introducing the final part of the campaign.  In the update MiroWin has…

Explore the Cosmos When OVERVIEW Launches Next Month

The universe is vast and wondrous, filled with planets, galaxies, stars, black holes and much more, some of which mankind understands and a lot we don’t. There are a number of virtual reality (VR) apps that let you explore and learn about our solar system and the cosmos in general. Due for launch next month…

Air Becomes 3D With Ultrahaptics new STRATOS Platform

Ultrahaptics, a tech startup which originally started as a project within Bristol University has today announced a new technology platform that can create advanced haptic sensations in mid-air, STRATOS. STRATOS features the company’s patented Time Point Streaming (TPS) technology to create complex haptic sensations suitable for the rendering of 3D objects by using arrays of ultrasonic…

Dino Hunter Island 359 Ready to Leave Early Access Next Week

Dinosaur fans are in for a treat over the next couple of months as two big dino filled titles are coming to virtual reality (VR) headsets. For those that want a part action, part educational experience Snail Games’ ARK Park will be released next month. For a purely action oriented adventure, CloudGate Studio has confirmed that Island 359 will…

WarDucks’ RollerCoaster Legends is Making its way to Gear VR

Roller coasters are great fun but depending on where you live in the world February isn’t exactly the best time of year to be enjoying some adrenaline fuelled rides. With virtual reality (VR) you don’t need to worry about the weather as there are one or two roller coaster VR experiences available. One of the…

Big Savings on PlayStation VR Games to be had for US PS Plus Members

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has made a big PlayStation VR push this week, rolling out three new bundle deals for US consumers with prices starting from $199.99 USD for the Gran Turismo Sport package. Whether you’re new to PlayStation VR or now part of the old school, you’ll be pleased to hear that PlayStation Store has launched…

Review: Brass Tactics

After a long tiring day it can be nice to chill out in virtual reality (VR). As good as roomscale is, there are those times when you don’t want to stand up for several hours playing an adventure experience like Fallout 4 VR, instead sitting back and relaxing in a virtual world. That’s where table…

Sheffield Doc/Fest Launches £12,000 Immersive Documentary Competition

The annual Sheffield Doc/Fest returns to the UK city in June, bringing with it plenty of new virtual reality (VR) films as part of the Alternate Realities section. For budding immersive content creators the Alternate Realities Exhibition has announced a new commission, tasking artist(s) based anywhere in the world to create an imaginative immersive documentary for the event,…

FORM Developer Charm Games Reveals VR Adventure Title Twilight Path

Charm Games cemented its reputation as a virtual reality (VR) puzzle maker last year when it launched the beautifully designed and dream like experience FORM. Today, the studio has unveiled its next project, another puzzle style videogame called Twilight Path. Twilight Path is another otherworldly adventure, this time however players will encounter wandering spirits, enchanted sentries and mischievous gods….

BAFTA Appoints PlayFusion’s CEO to VR Advisory Group

PlayFusion, the British technology company behind augmented reality (AR) collectable game Lightseekers has announced that it has been selected by BAFTA, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, to become an Official Partner.  In addition to the partnership, PlayFusion CEO and CTO Mark Gerhard was elected to the BAFTA VR Advisory Group. As a member, Gerhard will collaborate closely…

Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon 845 Mobile VR Reference Design

Mobile chip manufacturer Qualcomm has been heavily involved in pushing virtual reality (VR) technology forward for sometime now, most recently at the company’s CES 2018 press event announcing that Oculus Go and the Xi VR Standalone headset would be powered by Snapdragon 821. Today, Qualcomm has revealed far bigger plans for the mobile VR industry, unveiling…

Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon 845 Mobile VR Reference Design

Mobile chip manufacturer Qualcomm has been heavily involved in pushing virtual reality (VR) technology forward for sometime now, most recently at the company’s CES 2018 press event announcing that Oculus Go and the Xi VR Standalone headset would be powered by Snapdragon 821. Today, Qualcomm has revealed far bigger plans for the mobile VR industry, unveiling…

Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon 845 Mobile VR Reference Design

Mobile chip manufacturer Qualcomm has been heavily involved in pushing virtual reality (VR) technology forward for sometime now, most recently at the company’s CES 2018 press event announcing that Oculus Go and the Xi VR Standalone headset would be powered by Snapdragon 821. Today, Qualcomm has revealed far bigger plans for the mobile VR industry, unveiling…

Pixvana to Make VR Video Distribution Easier With its SPIN Studio VR Casting Technology

Several months ago tech startup Pixvana announced the completion of a $14 million USD funding round to aid its cloud-based video content creation and distribution platform SPIN Studio. Today, the company has revealed its next step in helping customers easily manage and distribute virtual reality (VR) videos, VR Casting. VR Casting is a streamlined solution for content creators and distributors to send…

Pixvana to Make VR Video Distribution Easier With its SPIN Studio VR Casting Technology

Several months ago tech startup Pixvana announced the completion of a $14 million USD funding round to aid its cloud-based video content creation and distribution platform SPIN Studio. Today, the company has revealed its next step in helping customers easily manage and distribute virtual reality (VR) videos, VR Casting. VR Casting is a streamlined solution for content creators and distributors to send…

Pixvana to Make VR Video Distribution Easier With its SPIN Studio VR Casting Technology

Several months ago tech startup Pixvana announced the completion of a $14 million USD funding round to aid its cloud-based video content creation and distribution platform SPIN Studio. Today, the company has revealed its next step in helping customers easily manage and distribute virtual reality (VR) videos, VR Casting. VR Casting is a streamlined solution for content creators and distributors to send…

BBC Launches VR Documentary Series Damming the Nile VR

Today, BBC VR Hub and BBC News have announced a new virtual reality (VR) series exploring the water politics of the river Nile in Egypt, Damming the Nile VR. The two-part documentary series follows BBC Africa Correspondent, Alastair Leithead, on assignment across the Nile, taking viewers on a journey down the famous river, taking in its beautiful sights and…

Cinematic Experience Tomb Raider VR: Lara’s Escape Comes to Gear VR

There have been plenty of movie/virtual reality (VR) tie-ins, some ok, some not – looking at you Jumanji: The VR Adventure. Today, Warner Bros. has released a VR experience to coincide with next month’s launch of Tomb Raider, a piece of cinematic content called Tomb Raider VR: Lara’s Escape. Looking much better than some other movie-based VR content, Tomb Raider VR:…

ASUS’ Windows Mixed Reality Headset has now Gone on Sale

When Microsoft unveiled the range of Windows Mixed Reality headsets last year one of the more striking designs came from laptop manufacturer ASUS. While the launch went ahead in October the ASUS headset was notably absent having announced a delay the previous month. A Spring 2018 launch window was given at the time. Today, the…

ASUS’ Windows Mixed Reality Headset has now Gone on Sale

When Microsoft unveiled the range of Windows Mixed Reality headsets last year one of the more striking designs came from laptop manufacturer ASUS. While the launch went ahead in October the ASUS headset was notably absent having announced a delay the previous month. A Spring 2018 launch window was given at the time. Today, the…

Early Bird Tickets now on Sale for AWE USA 2018

Now in its 9th year, the Augmented World Expo (AWE) will be returning to the Santa Clara Convention Centre, California this May. Today, early bird tickets have now gone on sale, offering big savings for those wishing to attend 2018 event. Tickets for the augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) event are split into four…

Oculus Store Update Removes Gallery Apps Section

Oculus is continuously improving and adding new features to its online store, the biggest being the recent Rift Core 2.0 and Dash. Today, the company will be rolling out a major change, not one that users may notice right away but important for indie developers, the removal of Gallery Apps. The Gallery Apps section was introduced over a…

Practice Those bow Skills as Apex Construct Released for PlayStation VR

PlayStation VR owners have four new titles to choose from this week, Run Dorothy Run, Restless Spirit, Konrad the Kitten and Apex Construct. While each one serves its own particular genre it’ll be Fast Travel Games’ Apex Construct that’ll have most players interest. Launched today, the sci-fi virtual reality (VR) experience has a new trailer and some screenshots to tempt you into…

Wilson! Survive Your own Shipwreck in Island Time VR This Spring

Flight School Studio, the team behind surreal virtual reality (VR) narrative experience Manifest 99 has announced its next project, a slightly more light-hearted survival adventure called Island Time VR.  Ever watched TV series like Bear Grylls The Island or movies such as Castaway and thought you could handle being shipwrecked on a desert island? Well soon you’ll be able to practice without…