Rebellion Release New Screenshots for Arca’s Path

There are surprisingly few virtual reality (VR) videogames that make use of the idea of gaze control, and even fewer that do it well. Dream Reality Interactive and publisher Rebellion are hoping to give this type of control scheme a revival with Arca’s Path. Arca’s Path has been designed to be a serene and relaxing…

Ex-Apple Designer Joins Mapbox Team To Lead AR Work

Augmented reality (AR) technology has several interesting implications for navigation, which has already been demonstrated on a small scale. Mapping services start-up company Mapbox has tapped former Apple employee Avi Cieplinski to head up its efforts in integrating AR into its platform. Maps powered by Mapbox are found in many places, such as Snap Inc…

Vuzix Launch Developer Center For Vuzix Blade AR Smart Glasses

Leading supplier of augmented reality (AR) technologies, products, and smart glasses for consumer and enterprise markets, Vuzix, have announced that they are opening the Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses Developer Center for developers. This new, single gateway will enable Vuzix Blade partners and customers to access a diverse set of resources for developing applications for the…

Snap Inc Introduce Development Kit

With augmented reality (AR) growing in popularity, both among companies and consumers, Snap Inc are offering developers a way to use Snapchat features in other apps, without compromising private account data. Snap Kit has been created to help developers build products that include aspects of Snapchat. The Snap Kit comes in several modules that can…

Teamwork and Strategy Form the Core of Firewall Zero Hour

First-person shooter title Firewall Zero Hour has some fresh new screenshots earlier in the E3 2018 timetable, and now its developers at First Contact entertainment are following that up with a chat about what players can expect from the upcoming title. Firewall Zero Hour involves two teams of mercenaries fighting for victory. Players can choose…

The Battle Against VR Sim Sickness Continues, Says Jason Rubin At E3

Jason Rubin, VP of Content at Oculus, and Ted Price, CEO of Insomniac Games took time out from the endless flurry of announcements, trailers and reveals at E3 2018 to give their thoughts on various topics associated with virtual reality (VR) and videogames in general. One of the hot topics in VR at the moment…

Oculus Reveal A Behind The Scenes Look At Jurassic World: Blue

Earlier this week Jurassic World: Blue from Felix & Paul Studios released as part of the 25th anniversary celebration of the Jurassic Park series. The immersive, 360-degree series follows the story of Blue, the velociraptor from the Jurassic World films. Now only a few days later Oculus in partnership with Felix & Paul Studios have released…

Oculus Reveal A Behind The Scenes Look At Jurassic World: Blue

Earlier this week Jurassic World: Blue from Felix & Paul Studios released as part of the 25th anniversary celebration of the Jurassic Park series. The immersive, 360-degree series follows the story of Blue, the velociraptor from the Jurassic World films. Now only a few days later Oculus in partnership with Felix & Paul Studios have released…

E3 2018: Arca’s Path Will Bring Relaxation To All Headsets

Arca’s Path is a relaxing gaze-based VR game coming to practically all major headsets. I was a bit surprised when I arrived at the Rebellion meeting room at E3 2018 to see Arca’s Path by Dream Reality Interactive. There were no controllers at all. Can a game really be good that relies on gaze-based interaction…

Could We See VR In The Resident Evil 2 Remake?

During the Sony conference at Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2018, Capcom revealed the the long awaited Resident Evil 2 remake with a stunning trailer that showcased the title off in all of it’s (horrific) glory. What is most interesting though about the reveal was an opening sequence, featuring first-person footage from the perspective of a rat. This,…

Preview: Ghost Giant – A Wonderful Toyland Adventure

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has certainly out done itself when it comes to virtual reality (VR) content for PlayStation VR during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2018. There are 14 titles on display for attendees to get their hands on, and one that everyone should make a beeline for is Ghost Giant by Zoink. Much…

Preview: Ghost Giant – A Wonderful Toyland Adventure

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has certainly out done itself when it comes to virtual reality (VR) content for PlayStation VR during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2018. There are 14 titles on display for attendees to get their hands on, and one that everyone should make a beeline for is Ghost Giant by Zoink. Much…

Preview: Trover Saves the Universe – More Squanch Games Madness

Mention the name Justin Roiland and those in the know will probably think of Rick and Morty instantly. Yet Roiland has ventured away from cartoons and into videogame development – more specifically virtual reality (VR) development – having created Accounting for PC VR and Accounting+ for PlayStation VR in collaboration with Crows Crows Crows. His…

This Week In VR Sports: Virtual Data Offers New Opportunities

It’s time for another entry of This Week In VR Sport as one again VRFocus brings you a number of sports related virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) stories. This week there is a theme of data being used to drive new experiences with Formula E and Virtually Live offering the chance to race against drives in…

GameStop PSVR Skyrim Bundle Discounted To Just $250

Sony is closing in on 80 million PS4s sold around the world and likely nearing 3 million PSVR headsets at this point. Both of those numbers are quite large and means there is a huge potential market for the flagship VR device. If you’re one of the 77 million PS4 owners that don’t have a…

Snapchat Launches New AR Lens With Audio

Snapchat adds audio reactivity to their latest Lens. Since its initial launch in 2011, social media giant has attracted over 300 million monthly active users. Over the past 7 years the company has evolved from a simple app that lets you share photos that disappear within a few seconds, to a full-fledged platform that has…

Apple Unveils New App Measure At WWDC 18

How long is a piece of string? Okay that’s somewhat obvious. How about… how deep is a suitcase? Well if you want to be precise about it, a new augmented reality (AR) app coming your way from Apple will be able to tell you. Revealed as part of Apple’s presentation into the changes and developments…

Streaming Mixed Reality Without A Green Screen

Videogaming livestreaming has become a staple of many people’s lives, wether that involves just watching, or producing. For streamers who show virtual reality (VR), presenting a smoother and simpler mixed reality livestream just got easier with MixCast 2.0 from Blueprint Reality. Usually when streaming VR titles, in order to give the audience a full idea…

The Mirage Solo: Yay or Nay?

Image Copyright: Lenovo (Used under Fair Use Rationale) The Lenovo Mirage Solo joins an ever-growing list of standalone VR headsets. In other words, you don’t need a computer or a smartphone to use this headset. It is purpose-built to do mobile VR and nothing else. On balance, this means that these headsets can do a…

SPEX Announce New AR Headset Platform Offering Breakthrough In Enhanced Vision

SPEX, the new division of eSight Corporation, has announced that it is introduction its first augmented reality (AR) headset platform providing enhanced vision to commercial, industrial and medical applications with the need for precision vision without overwriting or obstructing a users natural vision. The new SPEX head-mounted display (HMD) was revealed and displayed at the…

Varjo Reveal New Add-On For High Quality Pass-Through AR

Finnish technology company Varjo Technologies, came out of nowhere last year when they revealed they were working on a new virtual reality (VR) headset which claimed to match the same resolution as the human eye. Dubbed the bionic display, the headset is planned to become available to enterprise users later this year. Now thought, the…

MIT Is Hacking VR With New Class

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have recently created a new makerspace on campus where students are pioneering a medium and technology that is still fresh and developing. This subject area is of course virtual reality (VR) and the space on campus exists within virtual space. In a hands-on humanities class – Virtual Reality and Immersive…

This Week In VR Sports: Higher Resolutions All Around

VRFocus is back once again to bring you another entry of This Week In VR Sport. With a number of sports related virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) stories, this week has a theme of looking to the future at bigger, better and more immersive quality content. The BBC reveal their plans to provide Ultra HD and…