This Week in VR Sport: The Next Generation

The weekend is here and it’s the last one for the month of February but that won’t stop us from bringing you a number of stories from the week focusing on sports. From football to stock car racing to a new demonstration of a virtual reality (VR) stadium experience, there is plenty to drive into…

Meet Meep, Mindshow’s Latest Character

Mindshow lets users make animated movies in virtual reality (VR) by using their voice, body and some creative thinking. The latest addition to the show is Meep, an alien who even brought along their flying saucer. Thanks to the technology available from VR programs like Mindshow are able to transform motion and tracking data to…

Here’s How You Make Music In VR

You can now see what it is like to make music in VR. The devleoper behind VR music app Exa recently integrated with the MixCast toolset for recording mixed reality videos. The tools make it much easier for people to record VR software perfectly synced up to footage from a camera showing what a person…

Google Announces ARCore 1.0 Update and New AR Experiences

ARCore 1.0 makes AR development faster and easier; launching soon on more devices. Google’s ARCore is getting an update that brings improved environmental understanding and lets developers now publish AR apps to the Play Store. Launching at Mobile World Congress next week, ARCore 1.0 is out of preview and comes with a ton of new…

Audi Quattro Coaster Brings the Showroom to Your Home

Car manufacturer Audi have released a new augmented reality (AR) app that allows a user to bring one of four models of the Audi Quattro into their own home. By using a device to scan a room a user will be able to view a detailed model of the Audi Quattro right in the comfort…

Life In 360°: Beavers and Bagpipes

Nature is pretty wonderful and it’s always a pleasure when there’s something a little different to show you here on Life In 360° that you may not have previously seen.  What you have previously seen in this instance is the location and the people behind the video. We’re back in Scotland with the team from Bristol-based 360°…

Lead FX Artist on ‘ARKTIKA.1’ Shares Strategies for Great Effects in VR

ARKTIKA.1, an Oculus exclusive due to launch later this year, is shaping up to be one of VR’s best looking games to date. You’ll take it as no surprise that the title is being developed by 4A Games, the developer behind the Metro series (and its stunning next installment, Metro Exodus). One important part of making a game look great…

Editorial: Why PSVR’s Current Library Is An Investment Towards PSVR 2

Apex Construct’s release this week once again brought about a recurring topic in its reviews: PlayStation VR’s limited tracking and Move controllers restrict what is an otherwise great experience. The 180-degree tracking makes traversing an entire virtual world much more finicky than it should be and the lack of analog sticks on the controllers make…

VISYON Unveils New Multi-Format VR Video-on-Demand Platform

The rise of video-on-demand (VoD) over the past few years has been massive, dovetailing in some ways with the rise of virtual reality (VR) and 360-degree video. In order to add value to VR VoD, VISYON are launching a new customisable platform for watching VoD content. The new platform, titled VROADCASTER allows content with multiple…

Song Made By AI Gets Stunning 360° Music Video

Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality are two of the most compelling and fastest growing sectors in today’s technological landscape. Analysts often focus on which of these world-changers are “winning” or which is “better” for investors and the general public to focus on. One pair of artists, however, wants to ask “porque no los dos?” Taryn…

PlayStation VR Bundles Now $100 Off Until 3/3

Sony is holding a PlayStation VR bundle sale from February 18th to March 3rd. The deal will see PlayStation VR bundles discounted by $100 across the board. If you missed out on the 2017 holiday deal season, this is your chance to score a similar discount on Sony’s PlayStation VR headset. Starting on February 18th, you’ll…

The NBA and TNT Partner With Intel For Biggest VR Push Yet

TNT’s NBA VR livestreams begin February 16th. The NBA and TNT are launching a VR experience that is powered by Intel True VR and promises to not only bring fans even closer to the game, but serve as a portal into all available programming through on-demand VR coverage of the upcoming NBA All-Star weekend. The NBA on TNT…

You Can Get A PSVR Bundle Starting At Just $199 From 2/18 – 3/3

Sony has not been shy about discounting its flagship VR headset, the PSVR. Over the Black Friday sales, Christmas sales, and various software price slashes the last few months have been the best time ever to get in on the VR train for PS4 owners. Now, they’re back at it again with some discounts that…

Hands-On: Brass Tactics Arena Is A Delightful Tease Of An RTS

Brass Tactics Arena, the free-to-play spin-off of Brass Tactics, is launching today on Oculus Home for the Oculus Rift with Touch and we got the chance to go hands-on with it prior to its release for some updated thoughts. We’ve tried Brass Tactics in the past a few times and got to learn how the…

Nintendo Aren’t Interested in VR: Here’s Why They Should Be

Editorial credit: Tinxi / Shutterstock.com Virtual Reality and Nintendo isn’t exactly a new topic, it’s something we at VRS have covered twice, both in terms of its past and a potential future. However, when questioned about this by magazine Les Numeriques, the general manager of Nintendo’s French operations, Phillippe Lavoué suggested in even stronger terms…

Could Google’s VR180 Camera Revolutionize Photography?

Image Copyright: Google/Lenovo (Image Used under Fair Use Rationale) These days we all take having a camera with us for granted. Every single phone has one built in and a culture of social media photography is deeply entrenched globally. Photographic content for consumption on VR headsets is a little harder to make. You either have…

Top 10 VR Highlights at CES 2018

Another January brings us another dose of the Winter Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and CES 2018 is one of if not the biggest showcases for tech in the world this year. The last couple of years have been rather interesting for VR, with 2016 being the grand party to celebrate the first true…

Investors Spent Nearly $1 Billion On Virtual World Creation Tools In Q2

Virtual world creation tools Improbable and Unity Technologies anchored investment in the AR/VR industry in Q2. AR/VR adviser Digi-Capital tracked $800 million worth of investment in the industry throughout Q2. While that sounds like a lot, this amount was centered around two major technology builders. Improbable, which is building a cloud computing platform aimed at…

Farpoint Dev Wants To See Improved Move Controllers For PSVR Successor

As the first developer to support PlayStation VR’s (PSVR’s) Aim Controller, Farpoint creator Impulse Gear is well-versed on the control issues that Sony’s VR headset faces. That’s why one member of the studio is eager to see the next iteration of the PlayStation Move motion controllers. In an interview with Finder, Impulse Gear founder Seth…

The Price Is Rift: $399 Is The Sweet Spot For Gamers

You may have already noticed this, but we like VR. We like it a lot, in fact; enough to write about it day-in, day-out for years now. But, let’s be honest here, would we really recommend that your average everyday consumer run out to throw down $599 on an Oculus Rift with Touch or $799…

Amazon Prime Day Deals Include PlayStation VR, HTC Vive and Samsung Gear VR

If you’ve been in the market for a virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) but have been awaiting some decent deals to appear this week certainly has one or two available. Yesterday VRFocus reported on Oculus launching a very aggressive promotion for the Oculus Rift with Touch, dropping the price down to $399 USD/£399 GBP…

Wild West Management Sim Dino Frontier Receives Official PlayStation VR Launch Date

During last year’s PlayStation Experience in December, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) showcased a few titles for PlayStation VR during the showcase, mainly all sandwiched into one long trailer. One of those was Dino Frontier, a quirky looking management sim from Uber Entertainment that mashed up the Wild West with dinosaurs. Today, the studio has revealed an official…

Latest Version of Unity Engine – Unity 2017.1 is now Live

The Unity engine is one of the most popular videogame engines available today. With estimates that is powers roughly half of all mobile videogames along with three-quarters of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) content. The people behind Unity have just announced that the latest version in the form of Unity 2017.1 is now…

Amazon’s Prime Day Offers Discounts On PSVR and HTC Vive

So many of us have barely recovered from the Steam Summer Sale and we’re already being hit with another wave of attacks on our wallet via Amazon’s Prime Day. If you haven’t pulled the trigger on the next level of entertainment, there’s no better time than now with PSVR and HTC Vive both available in…