Admire Nature With The Grand Canyon VR Experience Trailer

The Grand Canyon is generally acknowledged as being one of the most impressive natural wonders of the world, but few people will ever get the chance to appreciate it for themselves. Unless you have an Oculus Rift, of course. It’s no secret that modern life can be deeply stressful for some people, so having a…

Ready At Dawn Wins Two DICE Awards For VR Titles

Lone Echo and Echo Arena were the developers first virtual reality (VR) titles released and now they have landed the company with award success. Both Lone Echo and Echo Arena developed by Ready At Dawn, won the awards for Immersive Reality Technical Achievement and Immersive Reality Game of the Year. These two awards honour the hard…

Third Generation Legendary Pokémon are Returning to Pokémon Go

The Pokémon Company and developer Niantic Labs have announced a Legendary Week for Pokémon Go. The Legendary Week will see the return of third generation Pokémon Groudon and Kyogre alongside the Rayquaza for the period of one week. All three of these Pokémon will be appearing in Raid Battles around the world, creating an excellent chance to catch all…

Third Generation Legendary Pokémon are Returning to Pokémon Go

The Pokémon Company and developer Niantic Labs have announced a Legendary Week for Pokémon Go. The Legendary Week will see the return of third generation Pokémon Groudon and Kyogre alongside the Rayquaza for the period of one week. All three of these Pokémon will be appearing in Raid Battles around the world, creating an excellent chance to catch all…

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…

Who you Gonna Call? AR Game Ghostbusters World in 2018

With Google officially confirming the launch of ARCore 1.0. today, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Ghost Corps in collaboration with mobile game publisher 4:33 Creative Lab have announced Ghostbusters World, a new augmented reality (AR) videogame coming to iOS and Android in 2018. The developers haven’t released many details at present simply saying in a press…

Google Confirms ARCore 1.0. Launch at Mobile World Congress

Only a few short hours ago VRFocus reported on a report that Google would be revealing more details as well as launching its augmented reality (AR) software ARCore at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018. Well those details have now been confirmed in a new blog posting today. The tech giant has confirmed that ARCore 1.0….

Google Plans To Make Major AR Push

Apple’s ARKit has been a major success, seeing a whole host of apps and videogames created since it launch. Not surprisingly, Google have been keen to keep pace with Apple in this area, as seen by the announcement of ARCore in August last year. Now reports indicate that ARCore is almost ready for launch. An…

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…

Oculus To Attend GDC, Jason Rubin Discusses The Future For The Company

The Game Development Conference (GDC), is set to take place in San Francisco next month and attending the show will be Oculus who will bring with them plenty of exciting projects. Talking to the GDC website in a preshow interview, Jason Rubin, Oculus’s Vice President of Content, spoke about what attendees can expect from the…

Oculus To Attend GDC, Jason Rubin Discusses The Future For The Company

The Game Development Conference (GDC), is set to take place in San Francisco next month and attending the show will be Oculus who will bring with them plenty of exciting projects. Talking to the GDC website in a preshow interview, Jason Rubin, Oculus’s Vice President of Content, spoke about what attendees can expect from the…

GORN Gets Even Bigger With Big Things Update

Over-the-top violence and copious amounts of mangled body parts have been the trademark of GORN since it was released. Apparently developer Free Lives and publisher Developer Digital are believers in the concept of ‘Go Big or Go Home’ judging by the upcoming Big Things update. GORN is ostensibly a gladiator simulator in virtual reality (VR)…

GORN Gets Even Bigger With Big Things Update

Over-the-top violence and copious amounts of mangled body parts have been the trademark of GORN since it was released. Apparently developer Free Lives and publisher Developer Digital are believers in the concept of ‘Go Big or Go Home’ judging by the upcoming Big Things update. GORN is ostensibly a gladiator simulator in virtual reality (VR)…

XRI: Cross-Reality Interaction

Widespread consumer adoption of XR devices will redefine how humans interact with both technology and each other. In coming decades, the standard mouse and QWERTY keyboard may fade as the dominant computing UX, giving way to holographic UI, precise hand/eye/body-tracking and, eventually, powerful brain-to-computer interfaces. One key UX pattern that must be answered by designers…

Pluto Wants To Become Like The Discord Of VR, Now Available

If I’m not playing a game that I’m supposed to write about then chances are I’m either playing something for fun, talking about games with friends, or thinking about games while I do other things. This goes for both VR and non-VR. Point being: gaming is a huge part of my life. As a result,…

‘VTOL VR’ Update Introduces Air Combat Fighter Jet and Mission Editor

VR-only flight simulator VTOL VR, recently received a substantial update that includes a mission editor and a pilotable fighter jet. The sim is designed specifically around the use of VR motion controls, and is available in Early Access on Steam. Since our early hands-on in August, VTOL VR has enjoyed several rounds of improvements and fixes, including…

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…

How To Balance Gameplay And Realism When Creating A VR Sim Experience

My team at MarineVerse just spent two years making VR Regatta, a virtual sailing experience that rides the narrow boundary between authentic simulation and entertaining game. Finding the sweet spot between authentic simulation and fun entertainment product is always a challenge, and here is how we found that balance. When game developers try to recreate…