TV Broadcaster MTG Launches VR app Aimed at Nordic Region

Modern Times Group (MTG) is primarily known as a TV broadcaster aimed at the Nordic and Baltic regions. The company has now launched a virtual reality (VR) content app for customers in its target region called Viareal. Users of the app will be able to experience content such as the 360-degree video broadcast of the UEFA…

Hammerhead VR’s Horror Title Syren 2 Returns for a Gameplay Video

Earlier this month Hammerhead VR released the second episode for its virtual reality (VR) horror experience Syren 2,  for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. So VRFocus thought it would be a good idea to return to the ocean depths and see what the new release entails. The first episode arrived back in February for both headsets,…

This Week In VR Sport: Football, Football Everywhere

The more virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) spreads, the more it gets adopted by those looking for new ways to enchance means of entertainment such as games, or film and television. Of course we at VRFocus have our own weekly overview of everything that’s affected another world of entertainment: the world of sport. So let’s…

SUPERHOT VR goes Classical for its HTC Vive Launch Trailer

If you didn’t know already SUPERHOT VR launched on HTC Vive this past week, ending its exclusivity with Oculus Touch. The team behind the award-winning title naturally released a new launch trailer to promote the title, taking some classical music and mixing the slow-motion action into one awesome video. VRFocus readers should know what SUPERHOT VR is all…

VRFocus Grabs a Trusty Tank and Heads into the Battlezone

When PlayStation VR launched back in October 2016 one of its day one titles came from British developer Rebellion with Battlezone. Then a few weeks ago Oculus Rift and HTC Vive owners got the pleasure of diving into this cyber world. If you’ve not tried Battlezone out yet then checkout VRFocus‘ first gameplay video of the title. Featuring…

Meta Acknowledges Manufacturing Delays for Meta 2 AR Dev Kit

Meta announced and launched pre-orders for its Meta 2 AR headset dev kit more than a year ago, and expected to begin shipping the device at the end of 2016. While the company says a small number of headsets have indeed gone out the door, nearly 6 months into 2017, Meta has now acknowledged manufacturing…

Snapchat and Facebook are Fuelling AR Growth

A report from eMarketer indicates that the rise of popular app Snapchat and the introduction of Facebook’s photo filters is behind the recent rise in augmented reality (AR) market growth. Conversely, virtual reality (VR) growth is being driven by 360-degree videos posted via social networks. The report estimates that 40.4 million Americans will engage with…

Epic Games Distributes Grants To VR Devs Including Robo Recall Mod Team

During a week where Unity gained a $400 million influx of investment capital, it’s chief rival Epic Games is working to spend $5 million of its own money to facilitate game development for the Unreal Engine. Like Unity, Unreal is a game creation platform that provides both aspiring creators and large, established teams with the tools they…

Wiping out Aliens has Never been more Funky in Cosmic Trip

This week indie developer Funktronic Labs brought its first virtual reality (VR) title, Cosmic Trip, out of early access for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. A sort of real-time strategy (RTS) experience but from a first-person viewpoint, VRFocus has some gameplay footage so you can see what the videogame is all about. Cosmic Trip puts players on an…

Waterslide Down Oxford Street In Topshop’s In-Store VR Experience

The popular fashion retailer debuts a VR waterslide exhibit at flagship store in London. When it comes to recognizing the branding and promotional possibilities virtual reality can provide, British multinational retailer Topshop is no novice. The infamous store chain has a history with the technology, having experimented with a ‘virtual catwalk’ back in 2014, streaming a…

Worldpay Demonstrates The Future of Virtual Reality Payments

It is now possible to experience videogames and 360-degree videos, watch movies or sports, shop for furniture, plan your holiday or look at real estate options all using virtual reality (VR). But what happens when you have decided on your furniture or picked out your dream holiday and need to pay for it? Worldpay thinks…

New Samsung Gear 360 Arrives In-Store

The Gear 360 is also bundled with the Galaxy S8 for just $49. You can finally gets your hands on Samsung’s new Gear 360 camera. First unveiled back in March, this is the second generation of our most beloved 360-degree consumer camera on the market. And for all the flaws the original Gear 360 may…

Form Is A VR Puzzler That Looks Set To Deliver Next Week

There haven’t been many high-profile VR releases on late, but Charm Games is promising to deliver something special next week with Form. Due for release on the HTC Vive on June 1st, Form is a puzzler game that’s caught the industry’s attention with the high production values and intriguing challenges. It’s a first-person experience that…

VFX Intern at Splash (Berlin, Germany)

VFX Artist – InternAs VFX Artist intern, you will assist in developing original and highly engaging interactive video and AR experiences for our new… Source: VFX Intern at Splash (Berlin, Germany)

To The Top Review: Lightning Fast VR Parkour Is A Must Play

Ever since the console wars of the 1990s video game fans have been obsessed with how things look. For decades now gamers have been captivated by concepts like 8 bit, 16 bit,  HD, 4K,  “Mode 7,” or even the infamous “blast processing” that makes the Sega Genesis so obviously superior to any other console. Today, games look…

AR and VR Playground to Debut at Augmented World Expo

The Augmented World Expo will be taking place soon in Santa Clara, California and the conference organisers have announced that the first AWE Playground full of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) experiences will debut at the event. With the aim of eliminating barriers between consumers and experiences, the AWE Playground has almost two…

VR Company’s Raising A Rukus Now Available on Gear, in IMAX Centers

Last month we wrote up impressions of Raising A Rukus, a family-oriented animated VR film from the Virtual Reality Company. From today, Gear VR owners can get a taste of the experience for themselves. Raising A Rukus follows two twins on their birthday that go on a fantastical adventure with their dog, Rukus. It’s intended…

How This Woman Was Proposed to Using VR

Kate, 33, was under the impression she and her partner Robin, 37, would be traveling from their home in Brighton to Sheffield to test a new VR experience for a little extra cash. What she didn’t expect was to leave with a fiancé and £5,000. The UK financial provider Santander helped Robin stage an elaborate…

Kenzan Studios: Behind the Scenes of the Kenzan Arena Franchise

Kenzan Studios’ out-of-home entertainment franchise, Kenzan Arena, made waves in the virtual reality (VR) industry upon its announcement earlier this year. A large-scale multiplayer experience that utilises backpack PCs, Oculus Rift or HTC Vive head-mounted displays (HMDs) and Noitom optical tracking systems to deliver original content and unique VR experiences to consumers. VRFocus recently visited…

VRTV Weekly Roundup: Microsoft AR, Google Daydream and Oculus Rift

Celebrate Thursday and the approaching weekend with the latest edition of the VRTV roundup covering all the hottest news from the past seven days. This week sees some news from Microsoft, Google and Oculus. The last week has seen details of the upcoming updates and enhancements to Google’s Daydream platform which is incorporating social features…

Sublevel Zero Finally Gets Full Rift/Vive Support In July

Sublevel Zero is one of those games that strikes you as perfect for VR support, so much so that it already has some basic integration. Deeper support will be with us very soon, however. Developer Sigtrap Games today announced that Sublevel Zero Redux is coming to PC on July 13th. That was the name given…

Sky Limit Entertainment and MK2 Launch New VR Venture So Real

Chinese director and filmmaker Zhang Yimou, probably best known to western audiences for his work on House of Flying Daggers is launching a new collaboration with his company Sky Limit Entertainment and French film group MK2 to create So Real, a venture designed to cross-licence virtual reality (VR) content and hardware. So Real will be…

Shadow Tracker Is A Polished VR FPS Exclusive To Viveport Arcade

There’s always room for high quality first-person shooters in the VR space, and Shadow Tracker appears to be just that. Revealed in Beijing today, Shadow Tracker is developed by Tencent Games, which has teamed up with HTC itself to offer the game exclusively through the company’s Viveport Arcade plan. That means you won’t be seeing…

Topshop Slides Into Summer With VR Waterslide

UK clothing brand Topshop are welcoming in the warm days of summer with the introduction of a 360-degree virtual reality (VR) experience at the company’s flagship store in London’s Oxford Street. Visitors to the store will be able to don an Oculus Rift headset and take a trip down a waterslide that takes them on…

HTC Link Is A New 6DOF VR Headset Only For Japan

Well this is surprising; HTC has yet another new VR headset on the way, promising to make an important breakthrough for a major category of device. Meet the HTC Link. The Link was first reported on by Japanese site Mogura VR. Intriguingly, it’s promising full six degrees of freedom (6DOF) tracking, which is something we haven’t…