Google’s ‘Son Of Jaguar’ 360° Short Film Now Available On YouTube

The ‘Book of Life’ director’s VR debut makes its way to YouTube. So now everyone can cry in VR. When we first heard about Jorge Gutierrez’s Google Spotlight Stories project, Son of Jaguar,  I don’t think any of us were expecting the colorful journey we were about to experience. The nine minute 360° short film…

This Week In VR Sport: VR for Rehabilitation and AR Fantasy Sports

The weekend rolls around again, and though the weather is growing colder, plenty of athletes are out on tracks and pitches keeping warm by practising and playing, either in ongoing seasons or to keep their form for next season. Virtual reality (VR) season never ends, of course, o we bring you the latest on VR…

Gunheart Introduces New Enemies and Improved Loot System

Futuristic virtual reality (VR) sci-fi shooter Gunheart has been regularly introducing updates ever since developer Drifter Entertainment launched the title into the Early Access. The Fall Update continues this tradition with its largest update yet. Gunheart is a co-operative first-person shooter set in the furthest frontier of space in the far future. Players must take…

Watch Us Livestream More Skyrim VR For PSVR Today For Launch Day!

Yesterday morning when the review embargo lifted for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR at 7AM PT we live streamed two hours of gameplay. If you missed it, you can see the archived footage here. During the stream we started a brand new character and fielded hundreds of questions and comments from viewers about the…

The Biggest PSVR Releases Of The Week 11/12/17

Just one new release this week but, well, when that release is Skyrim in VR, you don’t really need to worry about much else, do you? The waiting has finally paid off and from today you can jump into one of the best games ever, now in VR. You can read our full review of…

The Biggest Gear VR Releases For The Week 11/12/17

There’s only one Gear VR app that looks worth your while this week, unless you want us to talk about yet another 360 degree photo app. But hey, we do at least have on edutainment app that you can trick your children into playing. And don’t forget you can check out our list of the…

Artist Builds VR Game In Two Weeks Using Google Blocks And Unreal

Artist Jarlan Perez recently worked with Google to test out a VR-first creation process. Perez built a fully interactive game in two weeks that started in intuitive VR creation tool Blocks, with another week spent polishing and squashing bugs. You can now download the short puzzler, called Blocks Isle, and play it in an HTC…

Hands On With New Vive Tracker Bundles And VR Experiences

The powerful tracker is finally being made available to the public along with three new accessories that up the virtual ante. Since its initial launch back in March, developers have been having an absolute field day with the Vive Tracker. After all, the magical little puck has been responsible for some of this years coolest…

Oculus Showcases the Best of What React VR can do

Earlier this year, Oculus unveiled React VR, a new library that would enable developers to quickly build and ship virtual reality (VR) experiences across multiple channels. Today, the company has decided to showcase several pieces of content that use React VR, covering entertainment, education, travel and more. First up is entertainment, with Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle 360-degree experience available…

BigScreen Partners With Paramount For Top Gun 3D Screenings

Virtual desktop app BigScreen continues to find new ways to push its social VR platform to new limits. This week, the company behind the app announced a collaboration with Paramount Pictures to screen Tom Cruise classic, Top Gun, in 3D on a virtual movie screen in promotion of the impending Blu-Ray release. Deadline reports that…

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Skyrim VR

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR launches worldwide today, exclusively on PlayStation VR. Yesterday VRFocus delivered a review of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR detailing the experience and what it’s like to journey into the world of Tamriel in virtual reality (VR) for the first time. Today, we look in more detail into the…

PlayStation VR Takes Amazon’s Top Seller Spot in Black Friday Sale

Expectations for the PlayStation VR this holiday season have been incredibly high. Supported by some big name releases including GT Sport, today’s launch of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR and the forthcoming DOOM VFR, the head-mounted display (HMD) was anticipated to receive a boost in sales. However, thanks to a ‘Black Friday’ deal from…

Dragon Front Gets 65+ New Cards With New Faction

High Voltage Software and Oculus Studios’ Dragon Front is still going strong, with yet more new content arriving this week. The collectible virtual card game, which is available on both the Oculus Rift and Gear VR, just got more than 65 new cards with the arrival of its latest faction, Aegis. This faction consists of…

7 Most Wanted Virtual Reality Videogames For Oculus Rift

Oculus Rift is undoubtedly a great bit of kit, but for some there are some essential titles that really need to make the jump and become available for the virtual reality (VR) gadget. Some of the ‘most wanted’ that we have compiled here, for your reading pleasure, are more obvious than others while some will…

Ctrl Studio Breaking Fourth’s Three Next VR Films Are Now Live

Breaking Fourth’s Ctrl remains one of our favorite VR productions and, this week, the studio has much more to share. The team’s three latest projects are now available via the Samsung VR app, meaning you can either watch them in the Gear VR or on a browser of your choice (we’ve got them all embedded…

Life in 360º: MTV European Music Awards

The 2017 European Music Awards ceremony was held at London’s SSE Wembley on Sunday 12th November, with whole constellations of music stars performing on stage for the benefit of the audience. Not just the audience in attendance, either. With the power of 360-degree video music fans all over the world could watch. Virtual reality (VR)…

Unboxing The New Skyrim VR PSVR Bundle

You don’t have to wait much longer before finally getting your hands on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR. Tomorrow, on November 17th, 2017, you’ll finally be able to step foot into the world of Tamriel like never before. Sony is also commemorating the launch with a brand new PSVR bundle that includes the new…

PlayStation VR Doom VFR Bundle Revealed

Somewhat unsurprisingly, Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) is getting a new holiday bundle that includes id Software’s Doom VFR. Announced this week on the PlayStation Blog, the Doom VFR bundle includes a copy of the upcoming first-person shooter (FPS), which remixes the 2016 game with some new content, as well as the headset and camera. Doom…

Oculus Studios And Armature Announce Fail Factory

Between big Bethesda games, new Studios titles and LA Noire, there’s a lot of big titles for PC-based headsets this Christmas, but mobile isn’t missing out on the fun. To that end, Oculus Studios and Armature today announced Fail Factory, which is launching on Gear VR December 7th. In the game, you’re in control of…

Oculus Studios And Armature Announce Fail Factory

Between big Bethesda games, new Studios titles and LA Noire, there’s a lot of big titles for PC-based headsets this Christmas, but mobile isn’t missing out on the fun. To that end, Oculus Studios and Armature today announced Fail Factory, which is launching on Gear VR December 7th. In the game, you’re in control of…

Go Behind The Scenes Of Austin City Limits With New VR Series

Austin City Limits is back for its 43rd season celebrating music from some of the world’s biggest artists, and you can go behind the scenes with the help of VR. ACL: Backstage is a new 360-degree documentary series from Subvrsive, made in partnership with both Apple Music and Google. As you’d expect, the series is…

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR (PSVR) Review – Become the Dragonborn

Ever since The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR was announced earlier this year back at E3 2017, hungry VR gamers around the world have been impatiently awaiting its arrival. With consumers drowning in a sea of half-finished tech demos and hour-long “experiences” that offer little depth, the arrival of a massive, sprawling adventure is long…

See Street Fighter II in VR Ahead of This Weekend’s Premiere

Earlier this week VRFocus reported on the announcement that a special virtual reality (VR) experience had been developed based on the classic 16-bit beat-‘em-up, Street Fighter II: The World Warrior. Set to be showcased at the Capcom Pro Tour North American Finals at Red Bull Battle Grounds, Street Fighter II Bonus Stage Virtual Reality is…

Vive Trackers Now Available For Pre-Order

HTC Vive is launching its consumer push for Vive Trackers with accessory bundles and support on the way from a series of software developers. The highly anticipated accessory can enhance immersion while wearing an HTC Vive by bringing in physical objects like guns or sports rackets — or even your full body — and representing…

Holo-Light Are Creating A Whole Series Of Mixed Reality End-User Applications

VRFocus went to Cologne’s Gamescom event earlier this year looking for virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), but surprisingly found a company specialising in mixed reality (MR). VRFocus spoke to Luis Bollinger, Co-Founder of German company Holo-Light about the applications they’re building for MR which includes Holo-View, Holo-Expo and Holo-Stylus. Currently these would be…