Develop: Brighton Announces Record Attendance Figures

The annual conference and expo held in Brighton, UK has seen its popularity grow in the time since it was inaugurated. This year, the organisers of Develop: Brighton have announced record attendance figures, with a nine percent year on year increase. The event included sessions from industry, including figures such as Shuhei Yoshida of Sony,…

An Estimated 53.6 Million Steam Users Now Have VR Ready GPUs

High PC hardware requirements are one reason why VR’s initial buy-in cost is often cited around $1,200, but as GPUs get more powerful and cheaper over time, more people are ending up with ‘VR Ready’ hardware, perhaps without even meaning to. Today an estimated 53.6 million Steam users already have one of the most expensive…

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…

Experience The Extraordinary Life Of Nelson Mandela In VR

Celebrate the 100th birthday of one history’s most influential figures in this immersive VR experience for the Oculus Go. Philanthropist. Revolutionary. President. Very few individuals have managed to live a life as influential and accomplished as South Africa’s Nelson Mandela. Throughout his many years fighting against apartheid in South Africa, the legendary humanitarian has suffered…

Become A Super Hero With Marvel Powers United VR Retail Bundle

In just a week, Oculus Rift users will be able to find out what it means to be a superhero with the release of Marvel Powers United VR. As the release date draws close, Sanzaru Games, Marvel Games and Oculus Studios announce a new launch trailer and special retail bundle. The new trailer takes a…

Oculus Announces First Retail Bundle: Rift + ‘Marvel Powers United VR’

Oculus today announced plans to launch a new retail bundle which adds the upcoming Marvel Powers United VR to the usual retail box including the Rift headset and Touch controllers. Taking a cue from the console world where it’s fairly common to see retail bundles that are coupled with major game releases, Oculus has announced its…

Switch Seamlessly from 360 to VR180 With Vuze XR Dual Camera

There are a number of products out there that cater to creators who want to capture 360-degree video footage, or those who prefer to use the stereoscopic power of VR180, but so far, not many products are capable of doing both. HumanEyes Technologies is hoping to fill that gap with the upcoming Vuze XR Camera….

Justin Roiland’s Squanch Launches Space Heroes On Daydream Next Week

Justin Roiland’s next VR project from Squanch Games debuts Monday on Daydream. Dr. Splorchy Presents: Space Heroes is the first project to emerge from a partnership between Google and Squanch Games to build a series of small, experimental VR titles exclusively for Daydream. In typical Squanch fashion, the announcement includes a comic and trailer giving people…

One Small Step for Samsung VR

Samsung Electronics is a name already much associated with virtual reality (VR), largely thanks to the Samsung Gear VR and the associated Samsung smartphones that power the device. The company is taking that a stage further with launch of ‘A Moon for All Mankind’ an immersive 4D VR experience. The experience has been designed to…

Beat Saber Update Adds Hidden Exclusive Song

An update for Beat Saber promises the first “exclusive” song hidden as an Easter Egg. The update is live now on Steam and Oculus with the following hint posted to help people unlock the song: Go to the place where your journey should have started. Maybe something is meant to be otherwise than stated. I’m…

Spell-slinging PvP Gets New Character with Latest Update

Cortopia Studios, the developers behind the popular virtual reality (VR) title Wands have been far from stingy with rolling out new updates. Only last month the studio gave its player base access to some new locations, and now a new character is about to join the fray. Wands is a PvP-based title in which players…

George Takei Launches New Political AR App

Though beloved all over the world for his role in Star Trek as Hikaru Sulu, George Takei is also an outspoken political activist whose work on social media to raise awareness of various social issues has garnered a great deal of attention. Takei is using that platform to launch a new augmented reality (AR) app…

Amazon’s Jack Ryan VR Park Takes Over Comic-Con

Repelling from a helicopter and zip-lining in VR will have your heart pounding. What better way to tease the world-wide release of the new Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan series on Amazon Prime then to drop thousands of Comic-Con fans into the boots of Jack Ryan himself. Taking over an entire 60,000 square foot city block,…

‘Mr. Mercedes’ VR Escape Room to Land on HTC Vive July 22nd

Mr. Mercedes, the AT&T Audience Network mystery thriller TV series based on the titular Stephen King novel, is getting a VR escape room soon. Dubbed Mr. Mercedes: Lair Escape, you step into the basement lair of one of the scariest killers from the mind of Stephen King, Brady Hartsfield (aka ‘Mr. Mercedes’). The VR escape room tosses you into…

Virtual Weed Dispensary Blazing Onto A VR Headset Near You

An increasing number of areas, states and countries have been relaxing regulations regarding cannabis in the face of mounting public pressure and a growing body of scientific evidence on its effectiveness for certain medical conditions. Canada is one of the places that is approaching legalisation, and Weed VR is positioning itself to take advantage of…

VRSlide Makes a Splash With New Trailer

As VRFocus previously covered, a waterpark in Germany has raised the bar with regards to adding virtual reality (VR) to attractions by creating what many believe to be the world’s first VR-enhanced waterslide. Its now possible to get a closer look at the attraction with a new trailer. While we have reported previously on the…

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…

Play VR MMORPG ‘OrbusVR’ on Rift for Free This Weekend

OrbusVR, the MMORPG for PC VR headsets, is getting another free access weekend very soon. OrbusVR’s free weekend starts July 19th at 10AM PT (local time here) and goes through July 22nd at 12AM PT (local time here). As the result of a successful Kickstarter campaign, OrbusVR went into Early Access late last year to an overall positive effect….