Solving Technical Issues in Remote Locations with Remote AR

Imagine being out at sea working on a dangerous oil rig and something has gone awry with part of the machinery. You’ve tried everything, but nothing works. You’re going to have to call in an expert, but it’s really complicated to explain the problem to the expert back at headquarters. Remote AR seeks to solve this…

Drunkn Bar Fight Crashes The Wedding In Big Update

Depending on your outlook on life The Munky’s Drunkn Bar Fight is either one of your favorite or least-favorite VR experiences. Good news for the former group; there’s now a lot more of it. Last week saw The Munky introduced a big update for the game, in which you do indeed start random bar fights…

This Week in VR Sport: VR Sport Summit and NBA Goes Mixed Reality

It is the weekend, and that means its time to take a look at the surprisingly busy area of interaction between virtual reality (VR) and sports. The advantage of VR Sport is that you don’t have to worry about the game or match being stopped due to weather. VR Sports Innovation Summit – Last 50…

Oculus Connect 4 – Oculus Launch Pad

While Oculus is mostly known for producing hardware like the Oculus Rift and the upcoming Oculus Go and Santa Cruz headsets, the company also works closely with a number of developers and content creators to produce new virtual reality (VR) experiences. This is the impetus behind the Oculus Launch Pad, as promoted at the Oculus…

Interview: Composing Music For VR With Jeremy Tisser

Jeremy Tisser, the creator of the soundtrack to Raw Data, shares his experience creating music for VR. How do you captivate an audience? Some of the more obvious responses are stunning visuals, an engrossing storyline or relatable characters. However one of the most powerful tools for capturing a viewer’s attention often goes overlooked by the…

The Biggest PSVR Releases Of The Week 10/15/17

It’s a great week of releases for PSVR, including the long-awaited launch of Gran Turismo Sport and more. Gran Turismo Sport, from Polyphony Digital Price: $59.99 (Partial PSVR support) Polyphony Digital’s legendary racing series returns once more, and this time it’s got a little VR support to boot. Available here is a VR tour mode…

The Biggest HTC Vive Releases Of The Week 10/15/17

A whole bunch of big VR releases are available this week, with some long awaited arrivals. Time to dive in! If you missed the previous iteration of this list, you can see those new releases here. And don’t forget that UploadVR has a Steam community group, complete with a curated list of recommendations so that you don’t have to…

Investigating Alien Mysteries In The Solus Project

The exploration of the mysterious alien world of The Solus Project continues in the second gameplay video, in which a strange, eerie sound breaks the quiet, and so an investigation must begin into what is causing that sound. The previous gameplay video focused on the elements that are essential in the early parts of The…

The Biggest Oculus Rift and Gear VR Releases Of The Week 10/15/17

Hold on to your hats; there’s a lot of great VR content to get through this week, with big releases from some of the industry’s leading developers. If you missed the previous entry of this list you can see those new releases here. And don’t forget that UploadVR has a Steam community group, complete with a curated list…

Home Depot Partner With OmniVirt for 360 Degree Experience

As virtual reality (VR) develops as an industry and moves towards the mainstream, a number of brands and companies are experimenting with VR and 360-degree video for advertising and marketing. Though this sector is still in relative infancy, OmniVirt have already emerged as a major figure in this area, which is likely why companies such…

Oculus Connect 4 – Shooting and Strategy

Vertigo Games have been the developers behind the successful first-person zombie shooter Arizona Sunshine as well as the newly released real-time strategy title Skyworld. On stage at Oculus Connect 4, a representative spoke of the lessons learned from those titles about developing for virtual reality (VR). Trevor Blom, Lead Developer at Vertigo Games took to…

The Best Videos And Trailers From This Week

With Oculus connect 4, Windows VR launch and a few high-profile virtual reality game releases, it’s been busy recently in the world of VR. Here’s a recap of some of the most popular videos and trailers in case you missed them. Halo Recruit Full VR Gameplay On Windows A slew of Windows VR headsets were…

VR Survival Horror Title Reficul Coming to Steam

The rise of virtual reality (VR) has offered a number of unique opportunities to small, independent developers, allowing small studios to become known to a wider audience. Such is the case with UK-based developers Mad About Games Studios, who have today announced that its VR survival horror title Reficul will be coming soon to Steam….

Game Cooks Discuss VINDICTA and VR Arcades

Announced back in June this year, Game Cooks have been working on VINDICTA for Steam VR on HTC Vive and is now also available on Oculus Rift. VRFocus speak to Anthony Geara, Lead 3D Artist at Game Cooks about the videogame at Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). The videogame is a virtual reality (VR), first-person shooter (FPS)…

Valve Launches SteamVR Media Player For Viewing Video In VR

SteamVR just got a big new feature; a built-in media player for different types of video content. The SteamVR Media Player allows you to view local media files from within your VR headset. The player supports traditional video that will appear as a virtual window but also more immersive 180 and 360 degree options that will…

Life In 360°: Life’s A Drag

It seems its always a surprise when we get to the end of the week. Like the whole thing has gone in the blink of an eye. Has it really gone that fast? Appropriately ‘fast’ is what today’s Life In 360° is all about. Most people are aware of the concept of a ‘dash cam’,…

Launch Trailer for VR Fairy Tale Luna

Luna has drawn attention with its vibrant, hand-drawn style and its appeal towards children as a kind of modern, interactive take on a fairy tale. The developers at Funomena have now released a new trailer to celebrate the launch of the title. The story of Luna concerns a young songbird, who is persuaded by a…

8K VR Panoramic Camera Coming Soon from Detu

As virtual reality (VR) and 360-degree video becomes more popular and more accessible, the technology that powers those experiences is also changing, to offer clearer, higher-quality picture. This in turn fuels demand for high-quality cameras to record better experiences. To answer this demand, Detu have launched a professional grade 8K VR camera. The Detu F4…

Adobe’s Project SonicScape Visualizes Audio For Easier 360 Editing

Adobe previewed a concept it is working on that would make it easier for creators working on VR videos to place and align sound. Producing high-quality 360-degree video content has traditionally been a difficult affair at all stages of production, from capture to delivery. However, a constant stream of new cameras, editing tools and streaming…

IBM Watson Prepare for the Future of VR and AR with VR Speech Sandbox

VRFocus speak to Michael Ludden, Program Director and Senior Production Manager of IBM Watson about VR Speech Sandbox and the future of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) interactions. Ludden used to work on user based solutions for developers at IBM Watson when he started to recognize the large number of VR headsets with…

Oculus Connect 4 – Retention and Building Relationships

Oculus Connect was a big event full of big announcements, such as the Oculus Go and Santa Cruz, but big announcements were just part of what was happening at the event. There were also several presentations talking about important topics in the virtual reality (VR) sphere, including one on the importance of retention and building…

The Battle Royale Genre Gets A VR Title In Until None Remain

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, affectionately known to players as PUBG, has become a videogaming phenomenon. Setting an all-time player count record on Steam back in September and bringing to the fore the so called ‘Battle Royale’ genre of gaming, PUBG being joined by Fortnite‘s own Battle Royale mode on September 26th. A mode Battlegrounds‘ developer Bluehole is…

OVERTURN Smashes On To Steam

Much has already been written on this site about OVERTURN, the Smashing the Battle spin-off from developer Studio HG, including a preview where enthusiasm was expressed for the title’s addictive gameplay. Now HTC Vive and Oculus Rift users have the chance to try it themselves with OVERTURN’s official launch. OVERTURN puts the player in the…

Exploring An Alien World In The Solus Project

Sci-fi exploration and survival title The Solus Project came out last month on PlayStation VR and gained high praise from its review. If you find yourself interested in what the gameplay entails, you can check out the gameplay video below. The Solus Project puts the player on a distant alien world, recovering from a spaceship…

Felix & Paul Studios Teams With Just For Laughs On VR Comedy Series

Miyubi and The People’s House creators Felix & Paul have partnered with comedy festival organizers Just For Laughs to launch a seven-episode VR web series: The Confessional. Filmed at the 2017 Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival, The Confessional puts you you face-to-face with a number of well-known comics including Howie Mandel, Judd Apatow, Grace…