WipEout VR And Other PSVR Exclusives Get Permanent Price Drop

After Sony slashed the price of the PSVR by a whole $100, they’ve now gone ahead and permanently dropped the price of some of the platform’s very best games, including WipEout Omege Collection, Driveclub VR, PSVR Worlds, and several others. All of these and other signs seem to be pointing towards a major update for…

VR vs. Data

It has suddenly dawned on me as I begin to write this that the title makes it sound like I’m going to be laying down the law – or should that be Lore? – on Brent Spiner this week on VR vs. I can assure you, however, that’s definitely not the case. But at the…

Dimension Launches Partner Programme For VR, AR and MR

As an increasing amount of realism is demanded by audiences for virtual reality (VR) and other immersive media, volumetric 3D capture is becoming appealing to many content creators. To further these ambitions, state-of-the-art capture studio Dimension is launching a partner programme that will allow developers to create new experiences using volumetric video. The new partner…

VRLA 2018 Returns to Los Angeles May 4th & 5th – Save 15%

VRLA 2018 returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center May 4-5, featuring hundreds of immersive tech demos, educational session, presentations and groundbreaking product launches from the most innovative technology companies shaping our world today. From immersive full-room installations, motion simulators and VR arcades, to next-gen haptics, 360-cameras and the hottest product launches across VR/AR/XR, this…

Volumetric Capture Studio Dimension Launches Partner Programme

Last year we took a tour of Dimension, an amazing new volumetric capture studio that utilizes Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Capture tech, located in London. The facility is designed to make realistic 3D performance capture accessible to everyone. Today, the studio is taking its mission a step further. Dimension today launched its Partner Programme, which grants…

VR Sci-Fi Comedy Bro Bots Premiers At Tribeca

British-based virtual reality (VR) content studio Breaking Fourth have launched a new scripted sci-fi comedy series called Bro Bots at the Tribeca Film Festival this week, with the first episode forming part of Samsung’s VR Video Pilot Season. Bro Bots takes place in a futuristic vision of New York City where robots have become sophisticated,…

Ready Player One Film Passes $500 Million Worldwide

Ready Player One, the Steven Spielberg film based on Ernest Cline’s 2011 novel of the same name, is a veritable success having now earned over $500 million globally. Nearly half of that comes from China alone, sitting at over $200 million from that region. Regardless of your thoughts on the book and/or movie, we’d wager…

Samsung Launches Six Indie VR Projects

Six indie VR projects are now available on the Samsung VR Video service via the Oculus store. The debut episodes are the product of a new program from Samsung looking to fund indie filmmakers while encouraging them to use the 360 Round — a high-end VR camera from Samsung that sells for more than $10,000. The…

Tribeca Film Festival’s Virtual Arcade Steps Up VR Game For 2018

Tribeca’s Virtual Arcade returns once again to bring groundbreaking immersive experiences. One of the largest independent film festivals in the world, the annual Tribeca Film Festival is responsible for delivering some of the most impactful and most-talked-about creative projects to NYC audiences. The nine-day affair hosts a variety of public and private screenings, live conversations…

HTC Vive Pro Is $1,400 With Controllers And New Base Stations

A complete version of the HTC Vive Pro system with next generation base stations is around $1,400 plus tax. The new bundle announced today by HTC includes two future-proof base stations that, when combined with a future software update and two additional units, should ultimately enable SteamVR 2.0 Tracking across a huge 10 meter by…

This Fitness Suit Turns A New VR Game Into An Intense Workout

An upcoming fitness experience is set to work with an electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) suit to turn your VR gaming sessions into heart-pounding workouts. Sourcenity and VisionBody have partnered up to produce a new VR fitness experience that can be played with the latter’s $300 PowerSuit which houses 20 EMS patches positioned across the body…

Review: Megadimension Neptunia VIIR

Compile Heart and Idea Factory have found a fair amount of success with their ‘Neptunia’ series. Though the first title in the series, Hyperdimension Neptunia on the PlayStation 3, was quite ropey around the edges, it nonetheless won fans and launched the series, which has now worked its way to virtual reality (VR). Megadimension Neptunia…

Samsung Push Forward Creative VR With New Video Initiative

Samsung have expressed a strong interest in virtual reality (VR) and 360-degree video, whether this is in regards to its Gear VR headset or its Gear 360 camera. The company is now taking that further with the announcement of Pilot Season, an initiative aimed at supporting the independent VR filmmaking industry. The Pilot Season programme…

The Horror Of The Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Comes To Virtual Reality

A book recently conveyed to me the horrors of the Hiroshima atomic bomb blast. But I can only imagine how much more powerful this history lesson could be if conveyed through virtual reality. That’s the ambition behind The Day the World Changed, a haunting new virtual reality film being shown this week at the 2018 Tribeca Film…

What to Expect in AR and VR at Facebook’s F8 Developer Conference

While Oculus holds their own annual developer conference (coming later this year), parent company Facebook has in years past had plenty of exciting news to share at their own F8 developer conference. With F8 just around the corner on May 1st & 2nd, we take a look at what might be revealed. Buzz is building…

3rd Eye Studios On The Road To Downward Spiral: Horus Station

Developer 3rd Eye Studios is working hard on their upcoming virtual reality (VR) title Downward Spiral: Horus Station. Ahead of release VRFocus’ Nina Salomons sat down with Greg Louden, Lead Designer at 3rd Eye Studios for a chance to talk about their upcoming title. Louden talks about the title as a mystery that is to be…

5 Historical Events And Time Periods You Can Visit In VR

Virtual Reality (VR) is a tool that can be used for complete immersion into a number of different experiences. Everything from horror videogames to simulating the experience of flying. There are a wealth of user experiences to try in VR. As VR applications become more realistic and as more genres are explored, it’s possible to…

Augmented Reality Company Celebrate Establishment of New European HQ

As immersive technology industries develop, there is a natural expansion that occurs as the benefits of the new technology start to be demanded in new areas. One company to benefit from this rising demand is OPS Solutions, makers of augmented reality (AR) tool Light Guide Systems. The company has just crossed a new milestone with…

Life in 360°: Nakuru Kuru: Awakening

In the UK we have a saying: “You wait ages for a bus… and then two come along at once.” This is usually referred to as a London bus, and sometimes the number is far greater than two. Basically it refers to not just users of public transport’s common knowledge, but that when you convince…

Photo Studio AR Puts A Complete Photo Studio In Your Pocket

If you are a photographer looking to experiment new ideas then augmented reality (AR) might be the way forward, thanks to a new app from Superba AR. With Photo Studio AR users can turn their mobile device and their surrounding environment into a fully equip studio and create the ultimate photo shoot. Developed by Superba AR, the…

Earth Day: Now You Can Surf With a Legend in VR

It was 1978 when John Ritter became the first known surfer ride the now-legendary wave dubbed “Cloudbreak” off the tiny heart-shaped Fijian island Tavarua. Now forty years later, a team of passionate environmentalists, surfers and virtual reality pioneers are working to bring that experience and John Ritter’s lifelong oceanic yacht and surfboard exploration to users…

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…