How VR Experiences Influence Consumer Buying Decisions

There is no doubt in our mind that in the next couple of years we will see the virtual reality industry continue to grow at an unbelievable rate. The value of the industry is set to rise from 1.9 Billion Dollars (2016) to over 20 Billion Dollars! So with that amount of money being projected…

Peraso Look To Provide The Connectivity Needed In A Wireless VR World

Whether “wireless”, “untethered” or “standalone” virtual reality (VR) afficionardos and casual users alike can’t wait to be free of the pesky cord tying their head-mounted display (HMD) to either console or PC. It’s an understandable next step in VR’s evolution as a retail product and both first and third parties are looking into solutions. The…

The VR Job Hub: Climax Studios, Curve Digital Entertainment, Archiact

Whether you’re an experienced designer, programmer, engineer, or your’re looking for a move into the exciting worlds of virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) – whatever the case, welcome once more to the VRFocus’ Job Hub. The jobs listed here are located worldwide, from major game players to humble indie developers – the one thing…

TV Broadcaster MTG Launches VR app Aimed at Nordic Region

Modern Times Group (MTG) is primarily known as a TV broadcaster aimed at the Nordic and Baltic regions. The company has now launched a virtual reality (VR) content app for customers in its target region called Viareal. Users of the app will be able to experience content such as the 360-degree video broadcast of the UEFA…

This Week In VR Sport: Football, Football Everywhere

The more virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) spreads, the more it gets adopted by those looking for new ways to enchance means of entertainment such as games, or film and television. Of course we at VRFocus have our own weekly overview of everything that’s affected another world of entertainment: the world of sport. So let’s…

How Google’s Latest VR Moves Are a Major Blow to Oculus’ Mobile Strategy

Last week at Google’s I/O 2017 developer conference the company made a number of new announcements which are very exciting for VR consumers. Within the industry though, the announcements represent somewhat of a repositioning of industry players, one that puts Oculus’ mobile strategy in a rough spot. Oculus was first to market in the ‘high-end’…

Monster Buster: World Invasion Claws onto the App Store

A couple of weeks ago VRFocus reported on developer Tag of Joy announcing the upcoming release of augmented reality (AR) title Monster Buster: World Invasion. Today, the monster collecting and fighting videogame is now available on App Store for iPhone and iPad. Monster Buster: World Invasion will naturally be paralleled with last summers mobile AR hit Pokemon GO, which garnered…

HTC ‘Link’ Headset Brings 6DOF To Mobile VR In Japan

Positional-tracking mobile VR and a new Ghost In Shell experience arrive this June exclusively in Japan. Earlier this morning HTC announced that a brand new mobile virtual reality headset powered by their upcoming flagship model smartphone, the HTC U11, will be coming to Japanese consumers this June alongside a Ghost in the Shell tie-in experience….

Luden.io’s Mobile Adventure InMind 2 Comes to Gear VR

Last year Russian developer Luden.io released InMind 2 for iOS and Android, after which support then expanded to Google Daydream, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Now Samsung Gear VR users can head into this virtual reality (VR) adventure of the mind. InMind 2 follows the story of a boy named John, exploring the chemistry governing…

HTC U11 to get its own Headset called Link

It seems as if having one virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) on the market isn’t enough for HTC, with the recent reveal of a standalone headset being made in partnership with Google. Today, the company has unveiled another, the HTC Link, a mobile headset its marketing alongside flagship smartphone, the U11. In a Japanese…

The Zenfone AR is a Tango Device You Can Buy

Image Credit: Asus Project Tango is Google’s premier AR R&D programme aimed at solving the many technical problems with advanced augmented- and mixed-reality. Tango uses impressive sensor suites and software to scan the environment and integrate that data with visuals generated virtually. Tango has shown off some truly impressive tech demos, but actual…

VRTV Weekly Roundup: Microsoft AR, Google Daydream and Oculus Rift

Celebrate Thursday and the approaching weekend with the latest edition of the VRTV roundup covering all the hottest news from the past seven days. This week sees some news from Microsoft, Google and Oculus. The last week has seen details of the upcoming updates and enhancements to Google’s Daydream platform which is incorporating social features…

HTC Link Is A New 6DOF VR Headset Only For Japan

Well this is surprising; HTC has yet another new VR headset on the way, promising to make an important breakthrough for a major category of device. Meet the HTC Link. The Link was first reported on by Japanese site Mogura VR. Intriguingly, it’s promising full six degrees of freedom (6DOF) tracking, which is something we haven’t…

Antilatency Raises $2.1 Million For Mobile Positional Tracking Solution

A startup named Antilatency with a positional tracking solution that recently impressed us has raised $2.1 million and is opening an office in the United States next month. According to the company, the seed investment comes from the Europe-based IIDF venture capital fund and will be used to accelerate the release of its “anti-latency tracker” which goes…

Jaunt and Land Rover go ‘Above and Beyond’ ahead of the America’s Cup

Jaunt and Land Rover have released a 360-degree film ahead of the America’s Cup Qualifiers on Friday 26th bringing customers and fans closer to the action of this famous boat race. The film allows viewers to jump on board as the team sail around Bermuda’s Great Sound during final preparations for the challenge. Fans are transported into a grueling gym…

Go Behind The Scenes of America’s Cup Yacht Race With VR

One of the sponsors behind Americas Cup challenger is offering fans of the yacht race the chance to get closer to the action with a series of virtual reality (VR) video produced in collaboration with VR content creator Parable VR and The Gild. The VR videos will feature the Japanese challengers for this year’s America…

AppSwarm Delves Into VR Sector With Acquisition of Into the VR World

AppSwarm is a company that’s known to be working on in-house software development platforms and the development of cutting-edge software. With the growth of the virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) industries it’s not surprising that such a company would begin to show interest in the developing technology of VR/AR, as proved by AppSwam’s acquisition…

VR vs. AR’s Gym Leader

Coming back from almost two weeks off straight into a column isn’t the best way to get back into the swing of things. I mean, for a start what is there for me to talk about? I rather relished being out of the loop for a bit and letting the world of virtual reality (VR)…

For Google, the Future of VR Is on the Open Web with WebVR & WebAR

Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information, and so they’ve been long-time advocates for the open web. At Google I/O last week, the company announced that they’ll soon be shipping Google Chrome for Android with WebVR, and that they’re going to start experimental builds for WebAR. During the WebVR talk at I/O, Google showed how…

Happinss Virtual Reality: The Future of Corporate and Personal Wellness?

Image Credit: Happinss (Used with Permission) Close your eyes, relax your senses and allow your imagination to run free. People who have worked in a corporate environment or recently studied at school or college might be aware of the concept of wellness, mindfulness and guided meditation. It is an exercise one or several people are…

AR, VR, MR, RR, XR: A Glossary to the Acronyms of the Future

Virtual reality (VR) began its climb back into the social consciousness in 2013 with the launch of the well-documented Kickstarter campaign for the Oculus Rift. In the four years that have passed since, things have become more complicated. Augmented reality (AR) has finally begun its ascent and Microsoft has muddied the waters with the HoloLens…

BT Sport Giving Away Google Cardboard Headsets for UEFA Final

To tie in to the upcoming final of the UEFA Champions League, sports broadcaster BT Sport are giving away branded Google Cardboard headsets to football fans so they can enjoy the 360-degree Football final. As reported previously, the UEFA Champions League final will be available to view in 360-degrees through a YouTube livestream or the…

Microsoft Reveals AR Glasses That Look Like Regular Spectacles

When Google introduced the Google Glass, one of the major objections was their appearance. With detractors calling them ‘clunky’ and ‘dorky’ and other unflattering epithets. Though technology has moved on, the aesthetics of augmented reality (AR) headwear is still a problem for many people. Microsoft is seeking to tackle this problem with its new prototype…