Attack On Titan VR Attraction Launches In Tokyo Later This Week

Enlist in the Survey Corps and take on a massive humanoid creature in Attack on Titan: The Human Race. Based on reports by Siliconera, fans of the popular manga and anime series, Attack on Titan, will soon have the opportunity to go head-to-head with a man-eating Titan in VR as Attack on Titan: The Human…

Attack On Titan VR Attraction Launches In Tokyo Later This Week

Enlist in the Survey Corps and take on a massive humanoid creature in Attack on Titan: The Human Race. Based on reports by Siliconera, fans of the popular manga and anime series, Attack on Titan, will soon have the opportunity to go head-to-head with a man-eating Titan in VR as Attack on Titan: The Human…

Oculus Launches 10% Off Referral Program For Rift

Despite how far the Oculus Rift’s price has come down since launch, for many potential buyers it’s still a little too expensive to justify. If you’re an owner, you’ll often find yourself wishing that your friends had one too so you could play co-op and multiplayer VR games together. Games like Raw Data, Arizona Sunshine,…

Niantic Talks About the Future of Augmented Reality

Niantic Labs has become a well-known name in augmented reality (AR) since it released Pokémon Go, the immensely popular AR smartphone title which kicked off a heightened interest in AR. Since then, Niantic Labs has not only delivered many updates to Pokémon Go but also announced a new AR title based on the Harry Potter…

Jarvish Reveals More Details on AR Smart Helmet

If you ride a motorcycle and have ever wanted a detailed augmented reality (AR) heads-up display like the one used by Iron Man in the Marvel movies, then Taiwanese company Jarvish are here to deliver. The company have revealed some further details on its upcoming Jarvish X and Jarvish X-AR motorcycle smart helmets. The two…

Oculus Hosts Halloween Pumpkin-carving Contest in ‘Oculus Medium’

There’s only a few days left until the trick-or-treaters come knocking at your door, but as you break out the dull kitchen knife and inevitably cut yourself on your real pumpkin this year to make a haphazard Jack-o-lantern, you might consider entering in Oculus’ spooky pumpkin-carving contest instead. It’s certainly less messy. Two new categories…

Life In 360°: An Electric Archive (Part Three)

It’s time to continue once again with our trek through the archives of the ABB Formula E Championship for all their 360 degree videos. Of you read Life In 360° on Monday or Friday last week you’ll know two things: 1) that we’re currently going backwards in time through all of Formula E’s 360 degree…

Life In 360°: An Electric Archive (Part Three)

It’s time to continue once again with our trek through the archives of the ABB Formula E Championship for all their 360 degree videos. Of you read Life In 360° on Monday or Friday last week you’ll know two things: 1) that we’re currently going backwards in time through all of Formula E’s 360 degree…

NBA & NextVR Announce 2018-19 VR Livestream Lineup

The NBA and NextVR, the VR video and livestreaming company, announced the 2018-19 schedule, which will let even more basketball fans experience games in VR. Now livestreaming its third NBA season, NextVR announced in a blogpost that they’re expanding the distribution of live NBA League Pass VR experiences to include Oculus Venues, the app that allows Oculus…

NextVR Releases Streaming Schedule For Critical 2018-2019 NBA Season

Startup NextVR is preparing to stream the 2018-2019 NBA season across all platforms. NextVR’s focus is on live capture and streaming content in 3D and the startup’s partnership with the NBA has offered basketball fans in VR courtside seats at games for the last couple years. NextVR’s capture and streaming technology is generally some of the…

GIVEAWAY: Win A Free Copy Of The Great C On Steam

The Great C is a cinematic VR experience based on the short story by Philip K. Dick of the same name created by Secret Location. Secret Location’s previous VR effort, Blasters of the Universe, is a neon-soaked bullet hell shooter all about action, so The Great C is a decidedly slower-paced experience. But what it…

The Gallery And Vive Pro Take Home Top Honors At 2018 VR Awards

The 2018 VR Awards just wrapped up! Whether you watched it live with us here at UploadVR or decided to check things out for yourself in VR using Altpsace VR, all the announcements have officially been made. There were tons of worthy nominations, but only a select few could be crowned as winners. We’ve gone…

CVS Partners With OmniVirt for 360-Degree Ad Campaign for BeautyIRL

Since virtual reality (VR) and 360-degree video has become more popular, a number of companies have emerged seeking to find ways of monetising these new mediums. One of the most prominent is OmniVirt, who have announced its work with CVS to create an immersive advertising campaign for BeautyIRL. The BeautyIRL is described as a ‘shop…

Scraper: First Strike Interview And Combat Gameplay Footage

We first saw Labrodex Studios’ first VR project — the futuristic shooter Scraper: First Strike — earlier this year when we had a chance to go hands-on with the game at their office on Long Island. It’s been a few months since our first playtest, and the game has not only gotten more polish, but…

Rec Room Could Be An Oculus Quest Launch Title, Devs Hint At Port

Rec Room, from Seattle-based ‘Against Gravity’, is one of the most popular and highly regarded social VR apps to date. It stands apart as more structured than something like VRChat thanks to predefined room types and activities, and more gaming focused than AltSpaceVR, with games ranging from paintball to a battle royale mode similar to…

Watch The VR Awards 2018 Live Right Here Or In VR

While the VR community still doesn’t have a singular source of awards that commands attention from the entire industry just yet, there are a few that have been around for quite some time, such as the appropriately titled VR Awards. You can see a full list of all nominees here. The 2018 edition of The…

Sixense Will Refund Its VR Controller Backers, Switch To Enterprise

Sixense pioneered hand controllers for virtual reality applications in 2013, but the company hasn’t been able to produce its Stem consumer product for VR. And so the company is announcing today that it will refund all of the money raised from its Kickstarter campaign backers and preorder customers. Amir Rubin, CEO of Los Gatos, California-based Sixense, said in…

Jaunt Changes Focus From VR To AR

Launched as a virtual reality (VR) and 360-degree video company, Jaunt became known for its commitment to providing high quality 360-degree and VR experiences through its app. More recently, the company started working on ‘cross reality’ or XR content and volumetric capture technology. Now Jaunt has announced that it is shifting focus from VR to…

Oculus Go Used For In-Flight Pilot Training Demonstration

Co-founders of a Texas-based company called Thrust Vector, which does contract development and consulting for both AR and VR, used Oculus Go while piloting an aircraft and say they have flown “probably 2 dozen full approaches in full VR, all the way down to about 50 feet above the runway.” CTO John Nagle wrote in an…

Wrench Gives You A Different Kind Of Car Simulator

Few genres seem to fit VR better than racing simulation, letting you jump into the driver’s seat of just about any car without spending millions of dollars. But Missing Digit’s Wrench wants to offer a different kind of car simulator. Wrench is all about getting under the hood of fast and furious machines. It’s a…

‘No Man’s Sky’ Developers Poll Players On Potential VR Support

Since the game’s release in 2016, VR gamers have been asking for VR support for No Man’s Sky, the sandbox space survival game from Hello Games. The most recent hint the developers might be considering it comes from a recently posted poll to the community of players, asking what they wanted to see in future updates…

Jaunt Shuts Down VR Operations

Jaunt is letting go “a significant portion” of its staff and “winding down a number of VR products and content services in the coming weeks.” The prepared explanation comes in a Medium blog post and an additional statement sent over email: “Today we had to make some difficult decisions in an effort to realign Jaunt for…

Community Download: What Is The Most Underrated VR Game?

Community Download is a weekly discussion-focused articles series published every Monday in which we pose a single, core question to you all, our readers, in the spirit of fostering discussion and debate. We’re in a bit of a lull now for news after Google’s big Made by Google event and Magic Leap’s first ever Leap Con…

No Man’s Sky Survey Player Support For VR Port

The journey of No Man’s Sky has been one of ups and downs. The initial promotional hype and the promises that the players said the developers made not being fulfilled led to disappointment upon the initial launch. Since then, its content updates and tweaks have drawn a positive response from those who stuck with it….

Insta360 Goes Halvsies, Bringing 180° Capture To Pro Series

At the end of last week on VRFocus we brought you news of how innovative camera firm Insta360’s announcement of their new ONE X 360-degree camera, which the company touted as the “future of the action camera”. The 5.7K camera bringing not just 360 degree video capture but a number of other very attractive features…