Why I’m Very Excited For Google And Lenovo’s Mirage Solo

As always, CES 2018 was a big week for the entire VR industry, but there’s no question as to what headset stole the show: the Vive Pro. HTC’s enhanced SteamVR device has our mouths watering at the thought of its 3K display, integrated audio and improved design and we can’t wait to revisit games like…

Sketchfab Launches Store For 3D Objects

Startup Sketchfab is taking one of its biggest steps yet today and launching features so that users can buy and sell 3D objects. The company is supporting the industry standard glTF as its download format, which should make it easy for creators to take the objects purchased from the site and import them into creativity…

Blade Runner: Revelations Gets First Teaser Trailer

Last week we reported that a brand new game set in the Blade Runner universe was on its way to Google’s Daydream platform. Today, we’ve got the first trailer for it. Blade Runner: Revelations, as the game is called, is developed by Seismic Games and features an all-new adventure set in the year 2023. You…

Life In 360°: What’s In a Model’s Closet?

Whether it is the middle of your working week or just another day in the endless cycle – welcome to Wednesday. Wednesday means another visit to the world of 360 degree video courtesy of our regular segment Life In 360°. We’re putting aside what was going to be our musical journey until Friday and instead…

Tactical Monsters Rumble Arena Coming to iOS With ARKit Features

A couple of months ago Camex Games launched a monster battle title called Tactical Monsters Rumble Arena for PC and Android devices with no virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) capabilities. Now, the studio has revealed the combat role-playing game (RPG) is coming to iOS devices, and with it support for ARKit. As the name suggests, Tactical…

Animating Emotion – Polyarc Talks About Creating Moss at GDC 2018

It is nigh-universally agreed that Quill, the mouse protagonist of Moss, is incredibly adorable. Creating a character who has such charm and range isn’t just something that pops out of thin air, though, it is a labour of love, as one of the development team from Polyarc will be discussing at a upcoming talk. Moss…

Sprint Vector PC Closed Beta Kicks Off This Weekend

Starting this Friday, January 19th, the PC closed beta for Survios’ Sprint Vector will officially happen and lasts until January, 28th. Sprint Vector sort of reminds me of that new food you tried at a restaurant once, unsure if you’d like it, but ended up loving it. In this way it can feel both brand…

Lone Echo Gets More Detailed Environments, New Gadgets In Atlas Update

Usually, it’s Ready at Dawn’s other sci-fi VR epic, the multiplayer Echo Arena, that’s getting the updates but this week the team’s single-player adventure, Lone Echo is getting a few tweaks of its own. Actually, if you have the PC for it, the Lone Echo Atlas Patch is pretty significant. Basically, it provides a new…

Nina Takes On An Alien Invasion In Crowe: The Drowned Armory

Rogue Initiative’s Crowe: The Drowned Armory has impressed since its debut last year, so VRFocus‘ Nina decided to dive in and see what she’d been missing. Available now for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, Crowe: The Drowned Armory is an action-adventure videogame designed specifically for VR, and Nina lets us know what she thinks in…

Sony to Launch ‘Lost in Music’ VR Campaign with Khalid

Sony Corporation has announced the second instalment of its brand campaign, called ‘Lost in Music’. The brand campaign consists of live music events and a virtual reality (VR) music video for PlayStation VR, both featuring Grammy Award nominee singer and songwriter, Khalid. The Lost in Music campaign will roll out with a two-day live event,…

The Surrogate Is A Black Mirror-Style VR Experience

Netflix’s Black Mirror series has already shined the spotlight on VR in one of its many cautionary takes on the future of technology. The Surrogate, however, is a Black Mirror-style experience that takes place inside VR itself. Launching today on the Oculus Rift and directed by Peter Flaherty, The Surrogate is an interactive VR experience…

CES 2018 Hands-On: Black Box VR Gave Me A Real Workout

I’m a chubby guy. I’ve been chubby ever since middle school and I don’t really have much of an excuse other than typical laziness, poor eating habits, and a lack of exercise. There are millions of people like me out there: people with the means and access to lose weight and be healthy, but a…

Wes Anderson’s Isle Of Dogs Is Getting A VR Experience

The Grand Budapest Hotel director Wes Anderson’s latest project, The Isle of Dogs, has to be one of our most anticipated movies of 2018. Firstly because it’s made by one of the best directors of our time and secondly because, well, dogs. The film’s faithful canines are coming to VR, too. Announced at CES last…

Unboxing the TPCast: Go into VR, Untethered

Since virtual reality’s (VR) inception, quite possibly the biggest hinderance to full immersion has been feeling cables droop down your back, or trail across the floor. When in a seemingly unlimited VR world, it cruelly reminds us of the limitations of VR. Well, with the new TPCast, all of those annoying cables and wires can be…

Yaw VR Is A Portable Motion Simulator Seat For Your Headset

VR still hasn’t managed to solve the difficult subject that is locomotion, but Yaw VR thinks it has the answer for at least some experiences. Shown at CES last week and now running a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign, Yaw VR is a portable motion simulator seat that could be ideal for cockpit-based VR experiences like Dirt…

Microsoft Introduce The Garage Reality Room to Employees

Microsoft’s Garage project has made spaces around the world available to their employees where they can go hands on with specialised hardware, such as 3D printers, and create and experiment in their own time. Now, the Garage is getting expanded with Reality Rooms, where employees can experiment with the latest augmented reality (AR), virtual reality…

StarDrone VR Is PSVR’s First Game Of 2018

We hope you had a good Christmas haul because 2018 sure has been quiet for PlayStation VR (PSVR) so far. But fear not; the content drought ends this week with the arrival of StarDrone VR. We haven’t really seen it in action yet, but StarDroneVR is a spin-off of a pre-existing arcade-style game that mixes…

VR Mental Illness Experience Anamorphine Delayed

We’ve been keeping a close eye on Anamorphine for a while now. Sadly, we’ll have to wait a little longer to play it. The new VR game, originally due to launch on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR (PSVR) this winter will now be arriving in late Q1 2018, likely indicating a March release…

Life In 360°: Back Into The Deep

On last Friday’s jaunt into the world of 360 degree video we had a couple of videos from educational and social YouTube channel Digital Explorer. Both videos invovled going somewhere we’d not been in the series for some time, namely underneath the ocean. With a first video showing the launch of a Triton Submarines deep…

VR Fighter Nemesis Realms Launches on Steam Early Access This Month

Fighting videogames haven’t quite managed to penetrate virtual reality (VR) yet. Traditional fighters aren’t necessarily suited for VR, as we saw with Tekken 7’s somewhat lacklustre VR support last year. Despite that, it hasn’t stopped developers Evocat Games from attempting something brand new in the fighting genre; an asymmetrical party fighter built for VR first….

The VR Job Hub: Creation, Education And Much More

Well that was certainly a week, wasn’t it?  The first major event of 2018, as always in the form of the International Consumer Electronics Show (a.k.a CES) ,is over and we can cross it off our list for another twelve months.  Time does certainly fly.  If you’re not paying enough attention the entirety of Spring…

Vive Videos Recap Everything Shown Off at CES 2018

CES 2018, Las Vegas, has just been and gone, and needless to say it displayed all the future technology we can expect to see in stores in the next few years. High end PCs, new HTC Vive headsets, new control devices, new HTC head-mounted displays (HMDs) and more and given the recap treatment in their…

Waffle is the New Home for VR Animation on Gear VR

Virtual reality (VR) is the ideal home for 3D animation. It doesn’t take animators many tweaks for their 3D animations to be viewable in VR, giving head-mounted display (HMD) owners a whole new way to experience 3D animation. Now, Waffle is launching on Gear VR, and it promises to be the new hub for original…

Enter the Sanatorium in This New Trailer for The Inpatient

For many people, The Inpatient will be their most anticipated PlayStation VR title right now. Supermassive Games took the world they carefully crafted in Until Dawn, and now they’re plunging all of it into virtual reality (VR) with The Inpatient, a psychological horror game which will see you taking up residence in the Sanatorium and undergoing…