All The Pop Culture References In The ‘Ready Player One’ Trailer

Spielberg’s adaptation of the this iconic VR story is chock full of the amazing cameos. In a world where every conceivable form of a story is being adapted into a major motion picture, it can be a little tiring to see our favorite books, comics and other media constantly being regurgitated. Often times for the…

Kaleidoscope Creates Marketplace for VR Content

Kaleidoscope was initially involved with the exhibition of virtual reality (VR) content, attempting to introduce works produced for VR to audiences who may have never experienced VR before. With VR increasingly going mainstream, Kaleidoscope have turned their attention elsewhere to the creation of a funding platform for VR content creators. Kaleidoscope CEO René Pinnell spoke…

Apelab’s Break a Leg Swinging onto Google & Vive’s All-in-One VR Headset

Apelab’s debut virtual reality (VR) videogame, Break A Leg, launched for Samsung Gear VR only last month. However, the studio is now looking to bring the title to more formats, including offering a launch title for the upcoming all-in-one mobile head-mounted display (HMD) from Google and Vive. Created by the four-person team of Emilie Joly,…

CryEngine 5.4.0 Preview Adds Robinson: The Journey Tech

Crytek has launched the preview build for the latest edition of CryEngine V, known as ‘CryEngine 5.4.0’. Available to all developers now, this new build includes more than 620 fixes and tweaks, as well as a support for Vulkan API and a new feature derived from the virtual reality (VR) title Robinson: The Journey. In…

Theseus Review: Exploring The Minotaur’s Labyrinth In VR

Theseus, along with Perseus, Heracles, and several others, is often regarded as one of the greatest heroes in the entire lineage of Greek mythology. When you’re given your very own boss fight in the God of War series of video games, that alone is usually enough to mean you’re a pretty big deal. One of…

Within Raises $40 Million To Push Shared Virtual Worlds Further

Groundbreaking VR content company Within raised $40 million in funding to help it “push the medium of virtual and augmented reality even further,” according to a press release. Co-founder and CEO Chris Milk is one of the people responsible for popularizing the idea that VR can create “the ultimate empathy machine,” and the company’s content…

Reach Robotics Secures £5.8m in Funding for AR Robotics Project

A UK robotics company based at the University of the West of England have been working on a project that combines consumer robotics with augmented reality (AR). The company, Reach Robotics has secured a £5.8 million investment to continue its work. The company was founded in 2013 by Silas Adekunle, Chris Beck and John Rees…

CCP Games’ Sprac Hits PSVR Next Month, Solo Mode Revealed

Next month sees the launch of CCP Games’ fourth VR title: Sparc. The company’s latest game, the first not to be set in its EVE universe, will be launching on PlayStation VR on August 29th, the company announced today. Other platforms will get it later down the line. Sparc is quite different from anything CCP…

Sparc Release Date and Price Announced

CCP Games have announced the release date and price of its upcoming sport-based virtual reality (VR) title Sparc. Fast-paced, energetic VR sport title Sparc has been described as ‘the future of e-sport’ and by others as ‘The Tennis of VR’. Sparc is a physical, skill-based videogame that will be headed to the PlayStation VR, where…

Mobile AR – A New Frontier For Gaming?

As recently as May 2017, one of the main problems in the burgeoning virtual and augmented reality market was that the base of users was too small. For the most part, people simply did not have access to hardware that would enable them to experience immersive experiences. In June 2017, Apple completely changed the game…

World of Warcraft VR Fan Concept Is A Tease Of The Future Of MMOs

If you have ever spent much time inside of a modern VR headset then chances are you’ve had your fair share of “Wow!” moments. But not many people have actually had a WoW (World of Warcraft) moment in VR because Blizzard’s actual game doesn’t have VR support. As the most popular Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying…

WorldViz Unveils VR System for Virtual Business Meetings

Back in November 2016, VRFocus reported on a project to create a platform for business communications that was being developed by VR solution provider WorldViz titled ‘Project Skofield’. The project was in early Alpha at the time, but WorldViz have now announced that the solution is now branded Vizible and will be launching in October…

The Mira Prism is a Super-affordable Take on the Hololens

Image Copyright: Mira Markerless AR, augmented reality that does not require a special object or image to work, is the holy-grail of consumer AR technology. We’ve seen that future with the amazing (yet stupidly-expensive) Hololens. When it comes to consumer-grade markerless solutions, well there really aren’t any. Being markerless is not the only trick the…

VR Shopping Comes To Vera Bradley Brand

Want the in-store shopping experience but don’t want to leave the comfort of your own home? From this week you’ll be able to easily visit a Vera Bradley store virtually thanks to Google Daydream. Tech startup Obsess has partnered with the women’s handbags, luggage, and travel items brand to produce a new VR shopping experience…

Kickstarting Your Dream: Has the time for VR Crowdfunding Passed?

The tale of the Oculus Rift’s crowdfunding campaign will go down in history as a monumental shift for virtual reality (VR). While the consumer adoption of the hardware has been slow – as many anticipated – modern VR simply wouldn’t exist without Palmer Luckey et al having made the jump to publicly display their wares…

Croteam Discuss Bringing The Talos Principle To VR

Behind closed doors at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) VRFocus managed to get an interview with Damjan Mravunac the CMO of Croteam. The Croatian based studio are best known for Serious Sam VR: The First Encounter, Serious Sam: The Last Hope and Serious Sam VR: The Second Encounter. VRFocus writer Peter Graham wrote a rave review…

PSVR’s Golem Lives: Musical Prequel Now Available

Remember Golem? It was an intriguing PlayStation VR (PSVR) game announced by indie studio Highwire — formed by ex-members of Halo developer Bungie — back at the 2015 PlayStation Experience. We really haven’t seen much of it since then but, rest assured, it’s still on the way. We know that much because a musical prequel…

Price of Asus Zenfone AR In the UK Revealed

Asus are one of the most respected manufacturers of laptops and tablet hybrid computers, they’ve also been stepping in to the area of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) with its upcoming version of Microsoft’s Windows 10 Mixed Reality (MR) headset along with the Asus Zenfone AR. The highly anticipated smartphone has just had…

Utopia 6 Is The New VR Film From The Makers Of Ctrl

Over a year on from first seeing it and Ctrl remains one of our favorite VR movies. Breaking Fourth pushed the medium forward with a short story that looked past the awe of VR and told something shocking and memorable. After a long wait, the team’s next experience has finally been revealed, and it’s called…

Upcoming PlayStation VR Titles To Be Showcased at ChinaJoy

ChinaJoy is one of the biggest entertainment and videogaming events in China. This year’s event will be the 15th Year the event has been held. Several big titles will be unveiled during the course of the event, including several new PlayStation VR titles that are said to be heading to the West. Announced on the…

First VR Diversity Event Hailed As a Success

A question came “Can you make yourself like Alice in Wonderland, who drinks a potion and becomes really big?” And the answer came back: Yes. The VR Diversity Initiative held its first event in central London, offering an intensive Boot Camp where speakers would offer their thoughts on the current diversity challenges in today’s virtual…

The Summoning Is A First Of Its Kind AR Horror Experience

VR already has plenty of horror games to scare yourself silly with, but the genre hasn’t really shown up in AR yet. It might seem like an odd fit for the platform, but immersive entertainment studio Clever Fox is trying its hand at it during ScareLA. The Summoning will be on display at the event…

Sony Announces Four New PSVR Games For Western Release

Between big releases like Superhot VR, Archangel and Theseus, it’s a great time to be a PlayStation VR (PSVR) owner. Today, though, Sony announced four new titles on the way to the headset from eastern developers. Many of these we’ve seen before, but this is the first time we’ve seen them confirmed for release in…

Life In 360°: By Air And By Sea

Wednesday. The middle of the working week unless you’re stuck doing the weekend as well like yours truly is this week. If so I’m sorry to say we’ve all still got a ways to go. For today’s video we’re taking on a military theme with also a nod top a previous story shown on VRFocus…

Michael Abrash of Oculus Talks About The Big Challenges Ahead of VR

As humans, much of what we see around is is actually something of a visual trick, a compromise between our eyes and our brain. Entertainment creators have long taken advantage of that fact to produce optical tricks, and even television itself is a product of ‘Persistence of Vision’, which is essentially a prolonged optical illusion….

SDCC 2017: Comic-Con’s VR Con Is Still A Work-In-Progress

San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) 2017 is one of the largest and most anticipated entertainment industry events on the planet. Actors, directors, writers, artists, developers, and everything in between from all over the world descend on San Diego for a week of pure geek bliss. At one end of the convention center you’ll find people camped…

The Board Game Goes Virtual In Quizmania

When it comes to entertainment there is, of course, a variety of media to take in. Film and television, books, comics, videogames – and virtual reality (VR) has at this point had a hand in emulating or showcasing them all. One area where it perhaps has not is the humble board game. Once a staple…

Dragon Ball Z VR, Pokemon GO, And More All Get New Videos And Trailers

We’re only a few days removed from Comic-Con and the news machine is already chugging ahead once again without missing a beat. Even thought we only cover VR, AR, and other mixed reality technologies at this publication it’s still very difficult to keep up with everything that happens in our industry. If you aren’t aware…