The 9 Best PSVR Games to Play Right Now

The age of consumer grade video game console-powered virtual reality is finally here with the PlayStation VR (PSVR). Sony’s headset isn’t as powerful as the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive, or as portable as the Samsung Gear VR or Google Daydream View, and it doesn’t really offer fully-featured roomscale tracking, but it brings VR into the living…

The Beginner’s Guide to VR Scriptwriting & Storytelling

This is the first piece in an ongoing series about writing, storytelling, and critique in VR, in partnership with Galatea, a writing and narrative design management tool for immersive stories. We’re nearly a half-decade into this new Immersive Renaissance—somewhere in the neighborhood of half a decade depending on who you talk to—and we’ve learned a…

SVVR 2017: For Trailblazers, by Trailblazers

Grab tickets to the Silicon Valley VR Expo, kicking off March 29-31. SVVR 2017 is less than a week away, and with an exciting roster of speakers and demos across all major industry verticals, with 100+ VR/AR companies represented, it’s slated to be a star-studded gathering of VR experts. In preparation, VRScout‘s Malia Probst spoke with SVVR Co-Founder Karl Krantz for…

Digital Catapult Announces New Head Of Immersive

As we often say on our regular Sunday feature, The VR Job Hub, the virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) industries are always changing, always moving and there are always new opportunities in each for those looking for a change for those either already in it or looking for a change. And as we…

Wonderglade Gets French Restaurant-Destroying Game In New Update

Been a while since you’ve visited the colorful world of Resolution Games’ Wonderglade? You might want to take another look today; it’s getting a new update that brings in a rather unusual new mini-game. That mini-game is Bistro Basher, which sees players visit a French restaurant and then proceed to smash all of the produce…

Google Daydream Title Wonderglade Gets Big Update

Developer Resolution Games has announced that it is bringing a major content update to Google Daydream title Wonderglade. The update will include a new mini-game called Bistro Basher, which involves visiting an upscale French restaurant and then destroying everything that is brought to the table. This will bring the total of min-games available to six,…

Viro Media Is A Tool For Creating Simple Mobile VR Apps For Businesses

One of the biggest roadblocks to VR content creation right now is how complicated it can be, but there’s a small subsection of the industry developing platforms that make creating VR content a bit easier. Not every application demands the experience that more complex applications and games require to make and developers of these more…

Fire Service Use VR to Let People Experience A Burning House

Firefighters in New Zealand are using a new way to teach the public about the dangers of a burning building, and educate them on the importance of having an evacuation plan. The Fire Service has created a 360-degree virtual reality (VR) experience called Escape My House, which puts people inside a burning house and tasks…

Watch These Schoolchildren Discover the HoloLens for the First Time

For the first time in Norway, students at a primary school have experienced one of the Microsoft HoloLens’ greatest applications — education. The science lesson, presented by Pointmedia, took kids at Åssiden Elementary School to outer space to learn about our Earth and Solar System. “It was a little strange,” student Casper Hansen said. “I could…

VRX Europe Returns to London

Over 600 of the biggest names in the virtual reality (VR) industry will descend upon London for the VRX Europe Conference and Expo. The event is returning to London after its successful debut in 2016. There are over 60 speakers set to be featured over the event, with representatives from Sony, Oculus, HTC Vive, Unity,…

AWE Issues Call for Nominations for Auggie Awards

Organisers of the Augmented World Expo has issued a call for nominations for the Auggie Awards, a prize awarded to those who contributed extraordinary innovation to the virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) industries. The awards ceremony will be held at the Augmented World Expo, a conference for AR/VR technology. This year will be…

Power Rangers Morph onto Mobile VR

To tie in to the upcoming release of the new Power Rangers movie, Lionsgate has partnered with Reel FX and QuiverVision to create a mobile VR experience for Google Cardboard users. The new mobile VR experience is named Zords Rising and is based on a Power Rangers VR experience that was previously demonstrated at the…

Legally Blind Man Creates His Own HTC Vive Game

VR is doing amazing things for disabled people. Whether it is simply transporting someone to places they might otherwise never visit, enabling gameplay with new means of input, or actually helping with treatment, this is one of the most interesting and rewarding areas that the technology has affected these past few years. But, no matter…

Omnichanel Realities

In my last VRFocus article from September, I stressed the importance of Virtual Reality (VR) applications in focusing on usefulness and superseding reality. Then going on to highlight how content should be delivered via accessible (cheap and easy-to-use) hardware such as VR headsets connected to media boxes (e.g., Netflix) to reach mass market adoption. Well,…

Omnichannel Realities

In my last VRFocus article from September, I stressed the importance of Virtual Reality (VR) applications in focusing on usefulness and superseding reality. Then going on to highlight how content should be delivered via accessible (cheap and easy-to-use) hardware such as VR headsets connected to media boxes (e.g., Netflix) to reach mass market adoption. Well,…

Google Tango Brings Mobile 3D Photography to Life

If you look at the evolution of capturing the world around us, it started with painting, then photography, then film and video. We’ve kept working to get closer and closer to what the world actually looks like. But the world is three-dimensional, and so 3D capture is the next big frontier in reflecting our surroundings….

Twilight Pioneers’ Kai Yu Talks To VRFocus About The Next Chapter

VRFocus correspondent Nina talks to Kai Yu, Product Designer at NetEase Games, creators of Google Daydream action RPG Twilight Pioneers about the upcoming second episode of Twilight Pioneers. At the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2017, Nina spoke to Kai Yu about how Chapter 2 is coming along. Yu described the set-up for the second episode…

Zappar showcase ZapBox Mixed Reality device at SXSW

Augmented reality (AR) provider Zappar will be showcasing its affordable AR/mixed reality (MR) solution, the ZapBox at the South By Southwest (SXSW) conference this week. The ZapBox consists of a headset similar to the Google Cardboard into which a smartphone with the ZapBox app is loaded, as well as handheld controllers and ‘pointcodes’ – position…

Hollywood Studio DMG Entertainment Moves Into VR

DMG Entertainment, the Hollywood Studio that made Iron Man 3, is moving into virtual reality. Dan Mintz, cofounder of the Beverly Hills, Calif.-based company, announced the launch of DMG VR, which is dedicated to entertainment that mixes storytelling with the new medium of VR. Arcturus, the first incubated company under the DMG VR umbrella, will…

The First Intel Alloy-Powered VR Headset Is Releasing This Holiday Season

Intel told UploadVR the first VR headset built on its Project Alloy reference design will be available to purchase this holiday season from a third party manufacturer. There will be a “product in market based off of the alloy headset by holiday of this year,” according to Nicole Smith, the head of communications for VR at Intel. Smith declined…

Google’s Next Phone Box Might Also Be A VR Headset

Mobile VR companies are practically giving headsets away in order to kick start their ecosystems. Gear VR is often bundled with new Samsung smartphones, and Google’s Daydream came free with anyone that pre-ordered a Pixel phone. But this new patent from the latter company reveals perhaps the most ingenious way to get VR into people’s…

Former PSVR Game Eclipse Is Now A Daydream Exclusive

If you’ve been following VR for a while then you might have already heard of Eclipse, a VR adventure game from indie developer White Elk Studios. This intriguing title originally started life as a PlayStation VR (PSVR) game, but it appears to have been reborn as a Google Daydream exclusive. That is according to a…

Dancing and Creating VR Music at SXSW 2017

SXSW is known for its large music presence. With over 2,000 musicians performing at the festival annually, it would only seem natural to see some VR experiences direct their focus to be more musically-centered. While you can hear every genre of music performed on almost every instrument you can think of throughout Austin during SXSW, being…

What Hollywood’s Biggest Directors Think Of VR

Convincing the biggest names in the gaming industry to get into VR is going to be tough, largely because of the relatively low install base of most headsets in comparison to more mainstream devices like consoles and smartphones. Filmmakers, however, can look at the tech from another angle. Yes, it’s still expensive to make 360-degree…