AltspaceVR Lets You Build Your Own Sharable Space In Virtual Reality

AltspaceVR has released tools to let users create their own sharable spaces in virtual reality. It uses a drag-and-drop interface, allowing you to place objects in a 3D space using AltspaceVR-compatible headsets — including Oculus Go and Gear VR. It’s one of the first major upgrades since Microsoft acquired the social VR platform. If you save the space,…

AltspaceVR Releases New World-Building Kits

Microsoft just announced new tools to make it easier for users to build and share their own virtual spaces. In a virtual Town Hall today, AltspaceVR unveiled a suite of tools that will allow anyone to build customizable VR spaces. The two new world-building kits are based on Altspace’s most popular environments: Campfire and Alien…

Here’s What Actual Developers Think Of The Magic Leap One AR Headset

As of yesterday, the Magic Leap One is officially released. The lucky few that were quick with ordering one of the coveted devices and happened to live in one of a select few cities already have them in their hands. Prior to yesterday’s launch, only a select few members of the mainstream media were invited…

Magic Leap Explained: All We Know About The AR Headset

If you’ve had a passing interest in the technology landscape over the past four years, chances are you’ve heard mention of something called Magic Leap. With over $2 billion raised in investment and names like Google attached to it, there’s been a lot of hype about the mysterious reality-altering hardware. But there’s one question that…

13 Third-Person Games That Should Get VR Ports Like Hellblade

The VR adaptation of Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is brilliant. Ninja Theory took one of the best, most atmospheric, and excellent games to release this entire console generation and managed to cram it all inside of PC VR headsets to give it a new lease on life. We’ve seen third-person VR games work before (Lucky’s Tale,…

13 Third-Person Games That Should Get VR Ports Like Hellblade

The VR adaptation of Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is brilliant. Ninja Theory took one of the best, most atmospheric, and excellent games to release this entire console generation and managed to cram it all inside of PC VR headsets to give it a new lease on life. We’ve seen third-person VR games work before (Lucky’s Tale,…

Marvel Powers United VR Update Brings in Fixes and Tweaks

The run up to the release of Marvel Powers United VR was a festival of hype, with seemingly not a day passing without word from Sanzaru Games and Oculus Studios to advertise some new feature of the title. The patch notes for the first big patch have now been released, showing what players can expect….

Capital Region AR VR Accelerator Teams With Sacramento Kings & More

Regular VRFocus readers will – at least we hope – be well aware of out three regular weekend features. Those being ‘This Week In VR Sport‘, ‘The VR Job Hub‘ and ‘Something for the Weekend‘ – click all those links incidentally to be taken to last weekend’s iteration of all three, incidentally. But when it…

Review: Electronauts

Ever fancied being the next Calvin Harris or Tiesto only to find that your musical talents stretch to singing karaoke badly on a Friday night? Well you’re not alone, so thankfully there are videogame developers out there aiming to bring your DJing fantasies to life. The latest comes from well-known virtual reality (VR) studio Survios…

Review: Electronauts

Ever fancied being the next Calvin Harris or Tiesto only to find that your musical talents stretch to singing karaoke badly on a Friday night? Well you’re not alone, so thankfully there are videogame developers out there aiming to bring your DJing fantasies to life. The latest comes from well-known virtual reality (VR) studio Survios…

Pico Announces Goblin 2 Standalone VR Headset Amid $24.7M Series A

Beijing-based VR hardware manufacturer, Pico Interactive, just recently completed a successful $24.7M Series A funding round co-led by GF Qianhe and FG Xinde Investment, with participation from Jufeng S&T Venture Investment and others. Included in that announcement was also the news that they are planning to release an upgraded version of their 3DOF standalone Goblin…

VR vs. Fiction – Vol IV: A Cruel Father’s Thesis

It’s a pretty hectic week for us on VRFocus so for today’s VR vs. column we step back into the world of fiction for my little sub-series where I discuss instances where virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), head-mounted displays (HMDs) of any kind or related immersive technology appear. Today we enter the world of…

Bristol City Bring AR To The Humble Match Programme

The regular football season is beginning in earnest, and with it begins another year of intense matches full of creativity and heroics from players regardless of their position, team or league. One British city that is no doubt preparing in earnest is Bristol. Like a number of other cities it has more than one football…

Researcher Outlines How VR Data Collection Could Be Used Against You

The possible effects of VR data collection are covered in a new opinion piece in the American Medical Association’s pediatric journal, authored by Jeremy Bailenson of the Department of Communication at Stanford University. In the piece, titled ‘Protecting Nonverbal Data Tracked in Virtual Reality’, Bailenson calls upon findings from his own work such as his…

Vroom Kaboom Is An Insane Multiplayer Vehicular Card Battling VR Game

The videogame industry likes to make up terms that soon become entire genres, but we’re pretty sure we’ve never heard of a vehicular card battling multiplayer VR game. Well, Ratloop Games’ Vroom Kaboom is just that. This frankly insane-looking new game is coming to PC and PS4 next week with optional support for the HTC…

The ‘V’ in the Vision Loss Disease

Virtual Reality (VR) is no longer an emerging technology. To this day, VR has progressed beautifully with high-tech VR headsets, smart glasses and other gadgets. This technology holds a monumental place in the gaming and entertainment industry, but that’s not all there is to VR. VR is also redefining the lives of visually impaired people….

The ‘V’ in the Vision Loss Disease

Virtual Reality (VR) is no longer an emerging technology. To this day, VR has progressed beautifully with high-tech VR headsets, smart glasses and other gadgets. This technology holds a monumental place in the gaming and entertainment industry, but that’s not all there is to VR. VR is also redefining the lives of visually impaired people….

The VR Job Hub: August Job Opportunities

It’s time for the first entry of The VR Job Hub for August which means it is once again time to feature a number of exciting positions across companies big and small. This week sees chance to work at companies such as PlayStation, nDreams and Climax Studios with positions open for engine and systems programmers, Unity developers,…

Learn To Sculpt In Virtual Reality With Gio Nakpil This Weekend

For those looking to learn how to utilize Oculus Medium to create stunning artwork or get some tips from a master sculptor will be happy to hear that a special one-day class is being put on for just that. Online tutorial resource mold3D Academy are putting on the workshop in partnership with medium and Oculus…

First Speakers Announced for VRX 2018 in December

Last month VR Intelligence held a free webinar featuring Google, HTC and SuperData to discuss the latest trends, current challenges and biggest opportunities in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). In December is the organisations main event, the VRX Conference & Expo in San Francisco, and today the first batch of speakers has been announced.  With…

First Speakers Announced for VRX 2018 in December

Last month VR Intelligence held a free webinar featuring Google, HTC and SuperData to discuss the latest trends, current challenges and biggest opportunities in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). In December is the organisations main event, the VRX Conference & Expo in San Francisco, and today the first batch of speakers has been announced.  With…

How QuiVr Sold 35,000 Copies In Early Access

Archery game QuiVr recently emerged from Early Access after more than two years of development. During that time, the game sold roughly 35,000 copies on Steam. Sole programmer Jonathan Schenker and business partner Aaron Stanton say the game, selling at $20 per copy, generated around $700,000 in gross sales before Valve took a 30 percent…

Vive, Google, Microsoft And More To Talk At VRX 2018

Big speakers are being lined up for December’s VRX conference and expo in San Francisco. The first batch of speakers, revealed this week, include Vinay Narayan; Vice President of Product and Operations at HTC Vive, Steven Kan; Head of Global Strategy for AR and VR at Google and Mike Pell; Envisioneer at Microsoft Garage. They’ll…

ESL’s VR League: Season 2 Grand Finals Taking Place at Oculus Connect 5

A couple of months ago Oculus announced the second annual esports tournament, VR League: Season 2, in collaboration with ESL. With the competition well under way with players competing from across the globe its been announced that the grand finals will take place during Oculus Connect 5 (OC5) in September. Due to be streamed live…