Go Behind The Scenes Of Ready Player One With HTC Vive

Following the success of Ready Player One in box offices HTC Vive, the official partner for the film, has released a short behind the scenes video that showcases some of the techniques and technology that was used to create the visually impressive world of Oasis. Ready Player One is all about virtual reality (VR) and the…

TheWaveVR Raises $6 million For Social VR Music And Arts Platform

Some virtual reality startups are having trouble getting the attention of investors, after the first wave of VR headsets failed to live up to the hype. But TheWaveVR has been able to raise $6 million in venture funding for its social VR platform and community for VR music and visual arts experiences. TheWaveVR turns concerts into social VR experiences…

Skyrim VR Mod Lets You Speak Your Dialogue Choices To NPCs

Skyrim VR is one of the most immersive games ever made, hands-down. The world is rich and beautiful, full of towns bustling with people to meet and adventures to go on. But one of the biggest issues is that it was never designed to be played in VR — at least, not originally. Many of…

VR/AR Unity Developer at Planeta (New York, NY, USA)

Planeta is a product studio in the East Village of NYC that builds creative hardware, software, and VR/AR applications with a strong focus on sound. Our… Source: VR/AR Unity Developer at Planeta (New York, NY, USA)

How Steven Spielberg Used VR to Shoot ‘Ready Player One’

The HTC Vive was used to frame shots in VR. Virtual reality took center stage in Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One blockbuster film when it was released March 29th. But we are also learning how immersive technology played a role during the actual production of the movie too. In a new video shared by HTC…

Steam’s VR Spring Sale Is On Now: Every Featured Game Covered

Editorial credit: Casimiro PT / Shutterstock.com It’s April, the weather is actually starting to show it and Steam have unveiled a major sale for VR titles. It has set it up in an odd way this time, with a number of “Featured” games as well as showcasing a number of other titles which are surprisingly…

iQIYI To Release World’s First 4K VR Integrated Headset

The marketing-leading online entertainment service in China, iQIYI, has revealed that this May it will officially launch the world’s first 4K virtual reality (VR) integrated headset supporting 8K (7680*3840) panoramic video playback. This announcement follows the debut of iQIYI’s second generation VR headset, the VR II, at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this January. The…

V of War Is A Battle Royale Game With VR Mechs Vs Soldiers

Well it was only a matter of time before someone tried to shoehorn the emergent battle royale genre into VR, but V of War does at least have an interesting concept behind it. In this upcoming multiplayer game, a team of 40 soldiers is pitted against 10 mechs. While infantry gameplay looks strikingly similar to…

Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin Comes To Rift/Vive Today

It’s been a little over a year now since Double Fine’s weird world of Psychonauts graced the PlayStation VR (PSVR) headset, and now PC VR owners can get a taste of it too. Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin is now available on the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive through Steam and Oculus Home. This appears…

Google Brings WebVR to Chrome, All Major PC VR Headsets Supported

Google recently pushed out Chrome 66, the latest update to the company’s web browser. Unbeknownst to the VR community, Google also quietly included WebVR integration for OpenVR-compatible headsets including Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows “Mixed Reality” VR headsets. Although initial WebVR integration has been a part of beta versions of Chrome for about two…

Life In 360°: Riding The Waves

It’s funny how talking about the past can apparently summon it. Have you ever had one of those situations where you’re reminiscing, perhaps about an old friend you’ve not seen in apparently forever and then scarcely a hand full of days later you bump into them somewhere entirely unexpected? Strange as it may seem I’ve…

VeeR Brand Update: VeeR 2.0 – Create beyond boundaries

We are excited to introduce the upgraded VeeR with a whole new logo, brand identity, and product experience. After a year of development, we have become one of the biggest 360/VR hubs by both content and creator volume. With the trust and support from VR lovers all over the world, we took one step further…

Steam Spring Sale Features Deep Discounts On Top Titles

Some of VR’s most popular titles are seeing deep discounts through Monday as part of Steam’s spring sale. The list of discounts is pretty extensive, but early access VR shooters Onward and Pavlov are both discounted 40 percent to around $15 and $6, respectively.  The “ludicrously violent” early access gladiator simulator Gorn is just $15…

Google’s Daydream View Headset Is Just $49 This Week

If you thought $199 for the Lenovo Explorer was cheap, wait until you see what Google’s Daydream View costs this week. The Daydream-based device is currently on sale for just $49 (or £49 if you’re in the UK), which is just under half the original price of $99. Okay, granted, the headset is essentially just a…

Pavlov VR Finally Gets Native Oculus Rift Support

Nearly 14 months after its initial release VR’s answer to Counter-Strike, Pavlov VR, finally has native support for the Oculus Rift. Developer davevillz integrated Rift as part of the game’s latest Early Access patch, Update 17. You could previously play it on Rift through SteamVR, though native integration makes it a much better fit for…

Oculus Faces ‘Existential Crisis’ In Handling Personal Data

Facebook is overhauling the Oculus privacy policy and terms of service as the company prepares to launch its first standalone VR headset. The change comes amid new European privacy regulations and an international movement calling into question Facebook’s platform and business model. Earlier this month, CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared before Congress to answer questions about…

The Best VR Sports Games for the Oculus Rift

After digging into nearly 20 titles, we’ve pulled together the top five VR sports games for the Oculus Rift that will scratch that itch for anyone looking for VR gameplay that’s both active and competitive. When anyone mentions sports video games, your mind is immediately going to go to the heavy hitters such as football,…

Check Out These Amazing 360 Screenshots From VR Thriller Torn

We’ve gotten a few teases about Torn and its mysterious world over the last few months, but now we can get closer than ever to its Myst-like Twilight Zone-inspired atmosphere. Included below are 360 screenshots from inside the game that provide you with a 360-degree view of the dark, mysterious world. We’ve included each screenshot…

Arden’s Wake: Tide’s Fall Sees Penrose’s Grip On VR Storytelling Tighten

The fourth production from VR studio Penrose, Arden’s Wake: Tide’s Fall, is debuting at Tribeca and it touches upon well worn territory for this team. Namely, it’s a story about the relationship between parent and child, coping with loss and, ultimately, moving on. Heavy topics for the film’s deceptively charming visuals, true, but the studios’…

Pull the Strings in Your own Puppet Show With Puppet Fever

Earlier today Coastalbyte Games’ launched its Charades style virtual reality (VR) experience Puppet Fever on Steam Early Access for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. VRFocus previewed the title and recorded some gameplay video showcasing some of the fun features players will be able to enjoy. Puppet Fever was announced back in August 2017, after Swedish indie developer Coastalbyte Games participated…

Developer Spends 30 Days Working, Dancing, Living In VR

An Italian developer tests the limits of VR comfort with a ’30 Days In VR’ challenge. Thanks to new more comfortable hardware releases like the HTC Vive Pro and tetherless HTC Vive Focus, people are spending more consecutive time in VR than ever before. With the better resolution and upgraded ergonomic design of the Vive…

Google Is Using VR To Virtually Preserve Endangered Heritage Sites

We’ve heard about a lot of companies that are using VR to preserve history that’s at risk of being destroyed if it hasn’t already. Just last month, for example, we wrote about Perpetuity | Palmyra, a VR project attempting to virtually restore a Syrian city ravaged by ISIS. Now, though, Google is upping the scale…

Smash Is A New VR Game For Ready Player One’s Oasis Beta

Yesterday we reported that Vive Studios’ Oasis Beta, a tie-in VR experience to Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, had arrived on Steam, bringing Oculus Rift and Windows VR support with it. As it turns out, there’s a new game to try out, too. Smash is the fourth title to be added to the platform and…

Opening the Gates of Nowhere at GDC 2018

The Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2018 may have ended a few weeks ago but VRFocus has still got lots of interesting virtual reality (VR) snippets from the event. The latest is an interview with Italian developer Symmetrical, discussing its VR horror experience Gates of Nowhere for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Having launched via Steam Early…