This Week In VR Sports: It’s All About The Beautiful Game

With the weekend here  it is time for another entry of This Week In VR Sport. VRFocus brings you a number of sports related virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) stories every weekend and this time it is all about the football. Cherry Pop Games have released highlights from their virtual world cup, Coca-Cola teams up with Swiss Striker…

The Biggest PSVR Releases Of The Week 06/17/18

We haven’t been doing release lists for the past few weeks because E3-prep and then E3 itself, but now that things are settling back down here we go! We’ve got two spooky scary experiences and one tundra-themed adventure to pick from. UploadVR also launched the ‘UploadVR PSVR Community’ on PlayStation 4! Join up, find other…

Echo Combat Livestream – Open Beta Online VR FPS Multiplayer

The Open Beta for Echo Combat is live and running until Sunday. If you have Oculus Home installed already, you may have noticed that the Echo games have undergone a bit of re-branding. Instead of Echo Combat and Echo Arena existing in the launch separately, there is now just Echo VR and when you load into the…

A Taste of the Action in Gunheart

Science fiction has become something of a go-to setting for action first-person shooter titles. Perhaps the vast, unknowable nature of the universe makes it attractive to explore, or perhaps it is the idea that there might be hostile aliens out there we can shoot without feeling guilty. Whatever it is, space is the setting for…

Editorial: Google’s Long-Term Strategy Could Dominate VR/AR

Confidence is a prerequisite to enjoy VR’s magic. There are so many things that can go wrong wearing a VR headset and most of us know this before the goggles come down over our eyes. “Discomfort” doesn’t quite encapsulate the risk of wearing something that blocks your view of the real world. Just trying to…

Summer VR Sales Offer Big Savings On Top Titles

Summer sales are now in place across Steam (through July 5), Oculus (through July 1) and Viveport (through July 7), with major savings on some of our favorite VR titles. Oculus is also offering special deals each day along with packs of top-tier experiences that can be purchased together while HTC’s Viveport is throwing free games…

UK Food Delivery Service Just Eat Looks Into AR

The UK-based food delivery service is looking into using augmented reality (AR) to advertise its service across social media sites such as Facebook. The plan is to test how effective AR ads are in convincing people to order. The AR advertisement campaign was developed by agency Byte London, and the campaign will run over Facebook…

Experiential Design Insights from Chinese Philosophy & Natural Philosophy

One of the things that inspires me to do the Voices of VR podcast is being able to talk with hundreds of people listening for the underlying patterns of experiential design. VR & AR are reflections of the human experience, and so any experiential design framework for immersive technologies should also describe aspects of our…

Standalone Virtual Reality Headsets Will Bring VR Into Focus

As some of you may know, I have a background in software engineering and CAD and have been active in emerging tech field over the last ten years through investments as well as growing start-ups in mobile IoT, AI and, recently, augmented reality (AR) and/or virtual reality (VR). We then have set up the Realities…

OpenSpace Uses 360 Degree Cameras To Capture Construction Sites

Workers in offices are used to the idea of being able to look over previous versions of their work to track changes. Up until now, however, this has not been possible for the construction industry but that is about to change thanks to OpenSpace. OpenSpace have launched an AI framework which uses images captured on…

Life In 360°: Thou, My Most Beauteous Land

Wednesday’s stop back in the UK was a nice change of pace, and since writing that article a number of other videos featuring looks inside high concept design buildings have popped up on my search thanks to Google’s little algorithms. But I’m going to save those (if there are any of particular interest, that is)…

Echo Combat Livestream – Gravity-Defying FPS Action

The Open Beta for Echo Combat is finally here! If you have Oculus Home installed already, you may have noticed that the Echo games have undergone a bit of re-branding. Instead of Echo Combat and Echo Arena existing in the launch separately, there is now just Echo VR and when you load into the lobby…

CEEK VR Announce VR Series and Movie Called Hollywood Rooftop

With virtual reality (VR) and 360-degree video growing in popularity, even famous names in Hollywood filmmaking are getting in on the act. CEEK VR is working with several recognisable names to develop a VR series called Hollywood Rooftop. Hollywood Rooftop will comprise several 10-minute VR short films along with a 2D feature film which will…

VR Drama ‘Kiss Me First’ Arrives On Netflix June 29th

Live-action meets CGI in this six-part adaptation of Lottie Moggach’s hit YA novel. A suspenseful cyber-drama series developed by Bryan Elsley, Kiss Me First tells the story of Leila (Taboo’s Tallulah Haddon), a lonely 17-year-old haunted by the death of her mother. In order to escape the tortures of her reality, Leila has become addicted…

New Valve Knuckles Prototypes Add Thumbticks, Now Shipping To Devs

A new generation of the Valve Knuckles controllers are rolling out to developers with thumbsticks added on. The touchpad is reduced to a small strip on the updated controllers. Among the changes: Improved industrial design and ergonomics Updated input set and layout Improved strap fit and feel for more hand sizes New sensors, enabling new…

Madame Tussauds Adds VR Escape Room In Hollywood

Madame Tussauds Hollywood is offering a new VR attraction next to the Walk of Fame and the Chinese Theatre. The 4-player VR installation is from the Virtual Room and situated among the wax inhabitants of Hollywood Boulevard. The Virtual Room operates similar installations in Europe, as well as a second location in Hollywood. The system…

VIDEO: Facebook Researcher’s Talk About More Comfortable VR Headsets

Facebook’s research into a more comfortable VR headset with a wider field of view was revealed at the company’s developer conference in early May. A few weeks later, at a symposium put together by the world’s preeminent researchers and engineers in display technology, Douglas Lanman of Facebook Reality Labs (formerly Oculus Research) detailed the reasons they…

Golfshot AR Brings Augmented Reality To The Course

Golfshot is an application for mobile devices that is designed to help players manage their game and gain valuable data to improve their golf game. Now following an update the app now features a number of augmented reality (AR) features to give users even more options to improve their golf game. The new AR features…