Putt-Putt Google Earth VR Looks Amazing

The new video also teases “puppet skinning” for Tilt Brush. When YouTube channel Nat and Friends toured Google VR, we were honestly expecting to see experiments from Google’s Daydream Labs that we’ve already seen. Projects we’ve reported on like Google’s headset removal or last year’s social VR experiments have been some of our favorites. What…

New Arizona Sunshine Trailer Showcases PSVR Release

If you have a PlayStation VR (PSVR) headset then chances are you already know this but just in case; Arizona Sunshine released for the kit this week. And just extra in case you didn’t actually know what Arizona Sunshine is there’s a launch trailer for it too that you can see below. The video shows…

PlayStation VR to get Koei Tecmo’s 5 VR Sense Titles

You may remember earlier this year when Koei Tecmo announced an arcade cabinet that aims to stimulate all five senses such as touch and smell, called VR Sense. Well that’s still scheduled to launch this summer in Japan but the studio has also revealed the five titles set to feature in the cabinet will also be coming to…

Microsoft: ‘Mixed Reality is a Generational Shift in Computing’

Microsoft has championed their partnership with Unity Technologies for their holographic computing platform since the initial announcement of the HoloLens. Today, at Unite Europe 2017, Brandon Bray, Principle Program Manager at Microsoft, discussed exactly what this means, and how the Windows Universal Platform is bringing around huge changes in the future of computing. In a…

CEOs Under Fire For Using VR To Experience Being Homeless

A group of CEOs face immediate backlash after using VR to simulate being homeless during “CEO Sleepout.” Virtual reality may be an immersive technology capable of simulating many experiences, but they are still far from the real thing. That’s what a group a CEOs are hopefully beginning to understand after facing the wrath of the…

Elite: Dangerous PSVR Support ‘Not There Yet In Terms Of Quality’

Elite: Dangerous is one of the biggest, most expansive games to support the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive thus far, and it seems like a perfect fit for Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) too. Sadly, a PS4 version of the game released this week without PSVR support intact. According to creator Frontier Developments, that’s down to…

Arizona Sunshine Devs Looking To Fix PSVR Aim Support And More

Vertigo Games and Jaywalkers Interactive’s Arizona Sunshine finally hit PlayStation VR (PSVR) earlier this week, but not everyone is satisfied with the results. A lot of players have been reporting issues with the game’s presentation and support for the new PSVR Aim Controller. The developers are listening, though, and you should be seeing changes soon….

VR Production Studio Virtual Reality Associates Announces 3 New IP

If you want an idea of just how varied VR experiences can be, just-launched production studio Virtual Reality Associates (VRA) is a good case study. The company this week announced that it working on three new IP for headsets, and each sounds dramatically different from the last. For gamers, VRA is working on what it…

Doom VFR Fixes the Problem With Motion Sickness in Virtual Reality

In our last VRTV section, VRFocus has covered Fallout 4 VR and Skyrim VR. In short summary, Bethesda Softworks is really innovating the virtual reality (VR) space. One of the biggest problems developers and users face when using VR is motion sickness. One of the ways to get around it is teleportation, it tricks the…

TheWaveVR x Strangeloop Takes You Into VR Music Rave

Strangeloop joins forces with TheWaveVR 6/28 at 7pm for N-FOLD, a synesthetic immersive music experience, in association with Flying Lotus imprint Brainfeeder. TheWaveVR has been making loads of noise (well, music) over the past year—putting on the world’s first VR rave at VRLA as well as landing $2.5M in seed funding—and now they’re launching their flagship immersive event: N-FOLD. To bring the full…

VRotica Is A Standalone Headset Dealing Exclusively In Immersive Porn

The adult entertainment industry is influential, and it’s safe to say that if there’s a new media device, chances are people will find a way to watch porn on it. Erotic content was an early part of the conversation when VR headsets really took off and curators of that type of content have even had booths…

Fusion Wars, MelodyVR Coming To Windows Mixed Reality VR Headsets

Microsoft’s Xbox One X may be sitting on the sidelines when it comes to VR support for now, but over on Windows 10 it’s a different story. The company is preparing to launch a line of Windows mixed reality headsets in partnership with manufacturers later this year. There’s still a lot to learn about these…

The VOID Opens In Canada And Plans For The Future Of Hyper Reality

Hyper-reality has officially landed in Toronto as today marks the opening of the newest VOID Experience Centre in the fourth largest city in North America and a popular tourist destination. And through a joint venture with Cineplex, The VOID will live in one of their new social venues called The Rec Room, alongside a range…

Indie MegaShow in Atlanta Announces VR Showcase

The organisers of Megashow: Games. Music. Art have announced that the upcoming show in Atlanta, USA will feature a showcase of virtual reality (VR) experiences. Four different VR experiences will be on offer to attendees. MEGASHOW: Games. Music. Art. Is a travelling event created by the minds behind MegaBooth. The event is designed to shine…

WWII Shooter Front Defense Launches Today For HTC Vive

Front Defense from Vive Studios is a newly created World War II shooter that does its best to emulate the feeling of being hunkered down behind cover fighting for your life in the heat of battle. Instead of running around the map while gunning down enemies, you’ll need to actually kneel and crouch down behind…

Sweetarts Brings Chewy Sours VR Game to Vidcon

A candy throwing face-off. The candy-obsessed brand known for their chewy sour gummy treats has added their own twist on a VR game. Making its debut at Vidcon last week, the Chewy Sours Tart Toss had attendees feverishly throwing virtual candy at a friend in quick two-player battles. Powered by two HTC Vive VR headsets, the…

Sony: It’ll Be ‘Some Time’ Before PS5 Is Released

The PlayStation 4 is already four years old, and it’s around this time that gamers get restless. Inevitably, some are already asking after the consoles successor, the PS5, but don’t expect it to be announced any time soon. In a recent interview with German site Golem.de Sony Interactive Entertainment America President and CEO Shawn Layden noted…

Russian Activist Reportedly Arrested For Using VR In Public

A Russian activist was reportedly arrested earlier this month for wearing a VR headset as she explored the famous Red Square in the capital city of Moscow. Katrin Nenasheva is an activist that has in the past worked with members of protest band Pussy Riot and others. Over the past month Nenasheva has been walking…

Apple May Have Just Bought Eye-Tracking Firm SMI

Back at the start of the month Apple got serious about VR, revealing its latest iMac Pros would support SteamVR. Now new rumors surrounding the company suggest it’s also looking into one of VR’s most requested features – eye-tracking. Mac Rumors has gathered a pretty substantial amount of evidence that suggests the company has just…

Epic Games Announce the NVIDIA Edge Program Celebrating Unreal Engine Developers, Artists and Designers

Epic Games is well known for supporting the Unreal Engine developer community through initiatives like the Unreal Dev Grant programme. Today the company has announced another, this time in partnership with graphics card manufacturer NVIDIA, called the NVIDIA Edge Program. Celebrating talented developers, artists and designers who use Unreal Engine, the programme will award individuals and teams…

Arizona Sunshine Hits PSVR Today, Good Luck Finding Aim Controllers

Arizona Sunshine, UploadVR’s 2016 Game of the Year, finally comes to PlayStation VR (PSVR) today. We’ll have impressions later on but, based on what I played at a preview event last month it’s a great port, and using the new Aim Controller makes for one of the best ways to play. Good luck actually trying…

Go Behind-the-Scenes of Spider-Man: Homecoming VR

One of the year’s most anticipated films is Spider-Man: Homecoming, which sees the wall-crawling hero return to Marvel to join the Marvel Cinematic universe alongside Iron Man and Captain America. Virtual reality (VR) content creators CreateVR made a tie-in VR experience for the film, and with a new video, they explain some of the process…

What’s Changed in Arizona Sunshine for PlayStation VR?

Vertigo Games released Arizona Sunshine for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive several months ago and the popular first-person shooter (FPS) has now come to PlayStation VR. VRFocus has reviewed the videogame here. VRFocus interviewed Lead Programmer Trevor Blom about the technical changes that Vertigo Games did in order to make Arizona Sunshine suitable for the PlayStation…

Report: CastAR Suffers Huge Layoffs, Development Shuttered

Last we heard, augmented reality startup CastAR was due to finally launch its pair of AR glasses later this year. Now it looks like they might not be released at all. Polygon reports that CastAR yesterday laid off a significant amount of its workforce (less than 70 employees) and shuttered Eat, Sleep, Play, its recently-acquired…