Felix & Paul Studios Teams With Just For Laughs On VR Comedy Series

Miyubi and The People’s House creators Felix & Paul have partnered with comedy festival organizers Just For Laughs to launch a seven-episode VR web series: The Confessional. Filmed at the 2017 Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival, The Confessional puts you you face-to-face with a number of well-known comics including Howie Mandel, Judd Apatow, Grace…

Gran Turismo Sport’s PSVR Support Is Frustratingly Brilliant

We all knew this was coming. It’s a story we’ve heard time and again in VR, but despite everything we still had our fingers crossed this might be the exception to an increasingly unfortunate rule. Sadly, Gran Turismo Sport doesn’t buck the trend; it’s an amazing VR experience without anywhere near enough content. When Sport…

Magic Leap Raises Another $500+ Million In Series D Funding

Magic Leap remains shrouded in mystery but continues to impress investors; the company’s just raised another $502 million in a Series D round of funding. The round was led by Temasek with participation from EDBI, Grupo Globo, Janus Henderson, Alibaba Group, Fidelity Management and others. They join several other high-profile investors including Google, which helped…

TPCast Is Releasing A Wireless Adapter For Oculus Rift This Year

One of our biggest stories of 2016 was the reveal of TPCast’s wireless adapter for the HTC Vive and for good reason; cutting the chord on PC-based headsets could do wonders for immersion in VR. But Oculus Rift owners won’t be missing out on the fun. TPCast this month announced that it is also working…

The Best Windows VR Headset Isn’t Coming To Europe

Samsung’s new Odyssey headset is meant to represent the best of the bunch when it comes to Microsoft’s new line of Windows-based VR devices running on its Mixed Reality platform. Sadly, European VR fans won’t be able to try it for themselves. The company today confirmed to UploadVR that Odyssey will not be releasing in…

Life In 360°: Faces From 30,000 Years Ago

We turn to the world of both science and history for today’s 360 degree video, provided by Visual Science and a recreation of homo sapiens (i.e. us) that lived 30,000 years ago. A relatively small number in the grand scheme of things but one probably unfathomable to most of us. The recreation focuses on the…

Halo Recruit On Windows Pits You In VR Against A Flat Screen

I got the Fall Creators Update installed and I’m making my way through the launch library Microsoft has prepared for VR headsets from Acer, Lenovo, Dell, HP and, next month, Samsung. One of my first stops was Halo Recruit, which is now the definition of a disappointing wave shooter in VR. In Recruit, you shoot targets…

KLM Gives Budget Travelers a First-Class VR Upgrade

KLM distributed VR headsets to budget airline passengers of other airlines so they could feel like they were flying KLM. Luxury airline Royal Dutch Airlines, or KLM, recently launched a new PR campaign called the KLM Flight Upgrader, which allows budget airline passengers to experience a first-class KLM flight right from their seat in coach. KLM distributed…

Specular Theory Create Vcommerce Fashion Shoot Experience Behind The Style

Global professional services company Accenture has teamed up with immersive content specialist Specular Theory on a new virtual reality (VR) experience that showcases their vision for the future of VR commerce in Behind the Style. Using a combination of storytelling, interactive branching choices and the ability to actually shop and make purchases, the companies are looking to create a new VR…

Final Fantasy Creator Square Enix Is Using VR For A New Type Of Comic

Final Fantasy creator Square Enix released its first role-playing game last week in Million Arthur VR. Sadly, it didn’t make for a very interesting experience. The company’s work with VR comics, however, sounds a bit more promising. As reported by Engadget, Square Enix’s Advanced Technology Division is working on Project Hikari, a VR app to…

HoloLens is the Latest Crime-Fighting Tool

Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) have already seen a variety of innovative uses in various industries and services. The technology is even being applied to law enforcement, as with the Bedfordshire Police and its use of the HoloLens. When officers arrive at the scene of a crime, one of the most vital tasks…

Here’s Every VR App Now Available On Windows VR

It’s a strangely sedated launch day for Microsoft’s new Windows VR headsets. Devices from Acer, HP, Dell and Lenovo are now shipping out to those that have pre-ordered them, but you’d scarcely known based on the buzz being generated, or lack thereof. Still, launch day means launch apps, and a host of VR  experiences have…

Former Magic Leap Members Raise $3.5 Million To Simplify AR/VR Design

While much of augmented reality company Magic Leap’s work remains a mystery, some of its former employees are taking big leaps of their own. Torch 3D, an AR and VR development platform, was founded by Paul Reynolds and Josh Faus, who previously worked on SDK and Applications at Magic Leap, along with veteran cloud and…

Microsoft Launches Its Windows VR Platform

Today sees the consumer launch of the third major PC VR platform; Windows VR. Last year Facebook released its Oculus Rift headset with a dedicated platform while HTC and Valve introduced the Vive, powered by SteamVR as an extension of the existing Steam service. As part of today’s free Fall Creators Update for Windows 10,…

Resident Evil 7’s Not A Hero DLC Shines In New Trailer

Resident Evil 7’s upcoming Not A Hero DLC continues to look like a treat for PSVR fans in this new trailer. Be warned there’s a few spoilers for the original game in the footage below. The trailer confirms that the new DLC, which will be releasing for free, picks up after the end of the…

Global Health Film Festival now Accepting Applications Focused on Health Issues

VRFocus has covered a myriad of ways that immersive technologies like virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) can help in the medical profession, assisting both those who work in the field and patients alike. Now in its third year, the Global Health Film Festival has opened applications looking for people with ideas for projects around…

Great British VR Meetup At Canary Wharf

The UK, like most places, is still developing its virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) sectors, but it has already become an important centre for VR and AR development. In recognition of this, financial technology firm Level39 is setting up a meetup and demonstration event later this month. Level39 were set up in 2012…

VR Aids Language Studies In The Hacienda

Learning another language is hard work, especially as an adult. Over the years there have been many attempts to make learning languages more fun and interesting, but many language experts say the best way to learn a language is to become immersed in it. As such, virtual reality (VR) and its innate immersiveness, seems like…

Payday 2 VR Beta May Be Coming This Month

A few months ago we found out that Overkill was bringing its popular online heist simulator, Payday 2, to VR. Since then we haven’t really heard much about the game but we may be playing it very, very soon. The official Payday 2 press account recently dropped a teaser for its upcoming event, named Locke…

Watch A Windows VR Headset Running SteamVR With The Zero Dome

Pillow Head Games has another update video of its promising zero-gravity shooter, The Zero Dome, this month, but the footage also gives us a glimpse of a Windows VR headset running in SteamVR. Microsoft’s new headsets, made in partnership with a range of companies, are releasing tomorrow. Developers currently have access to a closed beta…

Oculus Continues Its Support For the VR For Good Program

The Oculus VR for Good program was first established in early 2016 with the goal of using virtual reality (VR) to effect positive social change. VR has great potential as a means to help put people in the shoes of others who have had different life experiences, and Oculus are continuing to explore those possibilities….

Making Space: Ubisoft Discuss Bringing Multiplayer VR Shooter Space Junkies To Life

Back at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) this year, VRFocus managed to get hands-on with Space Junkies behind closed doors, speaking with Adrian Lacy, Producer of Ubisoft Montpellier about the videogame. This multiplayer first-person shooter (FPS) was shown again at Oculus Connect 4, where four players could fight two versus two in a futuristic map filled with…

PSVR Exclusive Golem Now Set For Early 2018 Launch

We’ve been on the hunt for Golem, a promising PlayStation VR (PSVR) adventure game since it fell off the radar earlier this year. Never fear, though, the game has just been confirmed for an early 2018 release. Golem is one of more than 60 titles Sony recently confirmed would be releasing over the next few…

Felix & Paul Show What Having The Right Stuff Involves

For anyone who has ever had the dream of becoming an astronaut and exploring space, an upcoming 360-degree film from acclaimed filmmakers Felix & Paul will soon be showing what it takes to be one of the privileged few who make it into space. Felix & Paul are continuing their partnership with Oculus, who have…

Audio-Based Stealth Thriller Stifled Gets PSVR Release Date

We’ve been hearing about intriguing stealth thriller title Stifled for some time, but soon we’ll finally get to play it. Stifled is coming to PlayStation VR (PSVR) in just over two weeks’ time on October 31st, developer Gattai Games confirmed on the PlayStation Blog. The game has been in development for some three years in…