Life In 360°: Cherry Blossom Days

Hello and welcome back to another Monday in the world of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), I hope you had a good weekend and the weather was kind to you. Speaking of the weather we’re at that magical time of the year when Spring is very much in full swing. The trees are…

A Cappella Student Group Launch VR Music video

Music and virtual reality (VR) have a fairly solid relationship these days. There have been several bands and singers who have produced music videos designed to be viewed through VR head-mounted displays (HMDs). A student project has apparently been inspired by this enough to bring their A Cappella music group into VR. A Cappella is…

Six Flags Uses VR To Bring Your Fears To Life

Spiders. Giant ones. On your face. While you are 40 stories high. This is what the new ride at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey will bring to it’s visitors using the power of virtual reality (VR). Six Flags are claiming that the new ride is the tallest and fastest virtual reality drop ride…

HTC Opens Up The Code For Its VR Vive Tracker

HTC is releasing tutorials and project files for studio-created Vive Tracker projects as a new resource for VR developers. The company is hoping that this will enable more developers to make their own controllers and hardware while developing for the Vive VR headset. This is the latest bid to provide innovative and immersive gameplay in…

Goro Fujita’s Mind Blowing Animated Quill Illustration

The immersive artist spent 80 hours creating the masterpiece. Immersive artist Goro Fujita is back at it again. The Art Director at Oculus Story Studio who’s blown our minds in the past with his virtual sculpting in Medium and dream world teasers using Oculus’ Quill app, is now showing off an unreleased update to Quill that…

AMD Make the Case for Forward Rendering

It has been noted multiple times that graphics are important for virtual reality (VR) videogame experiences. Not just in terms of impressing VR users with amazing visuals, but also in terms of reducing the unfortunate side-effects such as motion sickness and dizziness experienced by some users. The team working at AMD feel that the time…

Watch How the Vive Tracker Enables Same-Room Multiplayer VR Gameplay

Editor’s Note: In this weekly column, David Robustelli will breakdown the latest rapid prototype he and his team at CapitolaVR have created for VR and/or AR. They are responsible for games like Duckpocalypse as well as prototype projects such as HoloLens Golf and Pokemon GO for HoloLens. Check back each weekend for new prototypes! You can see the…

The VR Job Hub: Facebook, Jaunt VR and The Third Floor

The virtual reality (VR) sector is growing all the time. As a result, many companies are on the lookout for those interested in VR technologies. If you happen to be an artist, programmer, engineer or designer who has been inspired by reading VRFocus, perhaps there will be a job here that is perfect for you….

Save £99 on Samsung Galaxy S7, Gear VR and Gear 360 Bundles

Following the official launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung has launched a special limited-time promotion to encourage you to join the virtual reality (VR) foray. A complete bundle including the Samsung Galaxy S7 or Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, a Gear VR head-mounted display (HMD) and Gear 360 camera is now available at £99 GBP…

Preorders Now Open For Insta360’s 8K VR Camera

China’s Insta360 has announced it is taking preorders for its Insta360 Pro 8K professional virtual reality camera, the Insta360 Pro, as part of its ambitions to raise the bar for 360-degree VR films. The company originally announced the 6-lens camera at CES 2017, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas in January. The Insta360 Pro…

Atlas Is A Fast-Moving VR Sci-Fi Adventure From The Soap Collective

Several months back, we introduced you to three young artists with a passion for maximizing what can be achieved through virtual reality artistry. That group is known as the Soap Collective — an enclave of forward thinking creatives working in this brand new medium known as VR. Today, the Soap Collective is working to release Atlas…

Kathryn Bigelow’s VR Debut Can Be Seen At Tribeca Film Festival Starting Today

World renowned publications like TIME Inc haven’t been shy about embracing VR and 360-degree video for their newest content, and rightfully so. The immersive storytelling platform opens doors for interesting and emotionally impactful content. The work of park rangers is largely thankless, but National Geographic’s Documentary Film division has announced a new project honed in…

The Making of Resident Evil 7 Part 3 and 4 are Available

Parts three and four of the popular series of videos discussing all the behind-the-scenes work that went on to bring Resident Evil 7 Biohazard to life have now been released by developer Capcom. Part three goes into details about adapting the videogame to be compatible with virtual reality (VR). In a somewhat ironic twist, though…

This week in VR Sport: The NBA introduces AR and Running in 360

Welcome to the weekend, time for relaxing, gardening and looking at what has happened in the world of virtual reality (VR) and sports over the past week. This week basketball and athletics get to take centre stage – or centre court, as the case may be. Cleveland Cavaliers Basketball Team Lets Audience Participate in the…

Field in View: How Daydream Made A Home For VR’s Most Obscure Gems

I’ve shown Google Daydream a lot of tough love over the past six months. The search engine giant’s promise of a vast, expansive mobile VR ecosystem where plenty of phones could be paired with an exciting new headset and intuitive new way to interact with virtual worlds, seemed too good to be true. And, initially,…

50 Hours of VR Viewing Gets A World Record

For the most part, users of virtual reality (VR) have got used to experiencing VR content in relatively small chunks considering a lot of VR experiences average at 2-3 hours of content. Two determined men from New York have defied convention to land themselves a Guinness World Record for non-stop VR viewing. The world-record attempt…

New HTC Vive Releases For The Week Of 04/16/17

It’s a new week of HTC Vive releases and now one of the biggest VR games of the year is now available! Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality, which received an 8.5 from us, is bringing you the best that one of Adult Swim’s most popular cartoons can bring you as you work inside Rick Sanchez’s garage. Another…

New Oculus Rift And Gear VR Releases For The Week Of 04/16/17

Oh boy do we have a week for you. A bunch of huge releases hit the Oculus Rift this week, including a long-awaited game and two new experiences that you simply have to try. It more than makes up for a comparatively slow week of actually new content on Gear VR, too. But if you…

Oculus Teases Unreleased ‘Quill’ Animation Tools

Oculus has provided an unreleased build of the Quill VR paint app to an artist to experiment with animation features. Released earlier this year, Quill allows users to create still 3D drawings in VR. Using the new animation tools artist Goro Fujita shows what the app’s animation tools can do. Oculus Story Studio, the company’s VR film…

New PSVR Releases For The Week Of 04/16/17

Coming off of a strong week last week, PlayStation VR (PSVR) is back with another round of interesting games. A lot of these are ports of some kind, but they should all be welcomed additions to the libraries of any PSVR owner. If you missed last week, you can see those new releases here. Also, UploadVR has…

Here Are 22 Games And Experiences That Support Gear VR’s New Controller

The newest version of the Gear VR headset releases to the public today. This time around, Samsung and Oculus are combining their smartphone powered, VR viewer with a motion controller for deeper immersion and new gameplay opportunities. As far as we’re concerned, its the best mobile VR experience available today. According to an Oculus blog post…

VR for Good: MyndVR Wants To Make The Ultimate Platform To Help The Elderly

A few years ago director Michael Rossato-Bennett and Music and Memory’s Dan Cohen started to explore the effects music had on people with Alzheimer’s disease. As documented in 2014’s Alive Inside, they began to see patients become more expressive and joyful through use of this long-established medium. MyndVR co-founder Chris Brickler was particularly struck by…

VR Film Draw Me Close to Première at Tribeca Film Festival

The Tribeca Film Festival was founded in 2002 and since then has held over 1,500 screenings. The festival’s line up often includes cutting edge, innovative films, documentaries and shorts. As virtual reality (VR) has grown in influence, Tribeca has begun to feature VR experiences alongside more traditional media. The film festival will this year be…

Daily VR Sketch: Earth Day 2017

Welcome to the Daily Sketch! We’ve teamed up with Sketchfab and expert VR artist Elizabeth Edwards to produce one new piece of 3D art per weekday throughout April you can view with your VR headset. So grab your headset and take a look. Tomorrow, April 22nd 2017, is Earth Day! It’s a day that celebrates the…

New Gear VR With Controller Hits Shelves Today

More than 20 controller titles launching on day one. Unveiled in February at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung’s mobile Gear VR headset with motion controller is now on sale. Not the first mobile headset to hit the market with a motion controller, the Gear VR is the most widely owned headset outside Google…