New Oculus Updates Roll Out

Oculus have announced this month’s roll out of updates to its platform, which will affect both the Oculus Rift and Oculus Go. The new updates will affect video encoding to introduce 5K video to the platform as well as an update to Rift Core 2.0. The new update will introduce a number of new features,…

Apple Doubles Down with Announcement of ARKit 2.0

When Apple released the first public version of its ARKit API, I admit that I was gushing about it. I’m not sorry in the least however, since it was without a doubt the biggest leap in mainstream consumer AR so far. While other AR leaders, like Microsoft and Google, were messing around with expensive hardware-based…

Report: Almost Half of US Colleges Use VR

It has been clear for some time that virtual reality (VR) has some considerable implications when it comes to the area of education and many schools, colleges and other educational institutions have recognised this. What had not been previously clear was the extent to which schools and colleges were adopting the technology. A report compiled…

Microsoft Has No Plans For ‘Xbox Consoles In VR’

Microsoft’s messaging around VR on Xbox has been confused to say the least, having introduced its Xbox One X console to the world in 2016 stating that it would support “high fidelity VR”, then promising that ‘Mixed Reality’ experiences would come to the console this year. None of that has happened, though, and getting a…

All the VR News From E3 2018

June has rolled around, meaning it is time for the Electronic Entertainment Expo, better known as E3. E3 is the biggest event of the year for computer and video games, as well as the hardware that runs them. Whilst CEO looks at incredible technology trends, E3 looks at the games you will play on them….

All the VR News From E3 2018

June has rolled around, meaning it is time for the Electronic Entertainment Expo, better known as E3. E3 is the biggest event of the year for computer and video games, as well as the hardware that runs them. Whilst CEO looks at incredible technology trends, E3 looks at the games you will play on them….

1MORE Unveil Head-Tracking Gaming Headphones at E3

Sound is an important and underappreciated aspect of the videogaming experience. Music and sound design can make a big difference to the atmosphere and feel of a videogame, particularly within virtual reality (VR). Recognising this, audio company 1MORE have announced a new line of gaming headphones designed for immersive experiences. 1MORE announced its Bluetooth in-ear…

Moss Update Adds PS4 Pro Support, Save Slots

After making her way over to the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift last week, Quill has another surprise in store for her fans on PSVR; Moss is getting a PS4 Pro update. Launched today is a massive new update for the PS4 version of the VR platformer that includes long-requested support for Sony’s enhanced console….

E3 2018: All The VR Games Of Day Three

The third day of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2018 has come to a close and with it, E3 2018 is over. VRFocus have been all over the show floor to find the latest and greatest virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) titles and products, and in the final recap video of the event you…

E3 2018: All The VR Games Of Day Three

The third day of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2018 has come to a close and with it, E3 2018 is over. VRFocus have been all over the show floor to find the latest and greatest virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) titles and products, and in the final recap video of the event you…

Could We See VR In The Resident Evil 2 Remake?

During the Sony conference at Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2018, Capcom revealed the the long awaited Resident Evil 2 remake with a stunning trailer that showcased the title off in all of it’s (horrific) glory. What is most interesting though about the reveal was an opening sequence, featuring first-person footage from the perspective of a rat. This,…

E3 2018: All the VR Games of Day Two

The second day of 2018’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Los Angeles, has come to a close. VRFocus has scoured the show floor looking for the latest and greatest in both virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), and in the recap video presented here you can find all the hits-and-misses from the show. Following yesterday’s…

E3 2018: All the VR Games of Day One

The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) opened today, bringing together the videogames industry at the Los Angeles Convention Centre for the famous annual event. VRFocus is in attendance at the show and getting hands-on with all the latest and greatest that virtual reality (VR) entertainment has to offer. On the show floor this year are Kevin…

What’s The Story With VR On Xbox One X?

Over the past couple of years there has been a great deal of speculation on whether or not Microsoft intend to bring virtual reality (VR) to the Xbox. The company itself has seemed to zig-zag on the issue, making it quite hard to discover what is really going on. At last it seems, Xbox fans…

Leap Motion Releases Major Tracking Update and New Demos to Show It Off

Leap Motion builds the leading markerless hand-tracking technology, and today the company revealed a update which they claim brings major improvements “across the board.” The upgraded tracking and improved developer tools are available in beta today on Windows, alongside three new demos to try it out for yourself. Founded in 2010, Leap Motion released its…

What to Expect at E3 2018: VR Games from the Biggest Names

This year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Los Angeles, is rapidly approaching, with expectations of the next wave of virtual reality (VR) videogame entertainment riding high. The success of the PlayStation VR and revamped, untethered offerings from both Oculus VR and HTC Vive have breathed new life into the slowly maturing industry, and so VRFocus has…

Here’s What’s Inside The ‘Surprise’ Mystery Oculus Start Box

Yesterday we reported on a mystery box that Oculus was sending out, as a surprise, to developers that signed up for the Oculus Start program. Now, we know what’s inside. Dedric Reid, founder and creator of ambitious VR MMO MetaWorld, posted an image on Twitter today showing off what he found inside the box. Mystery…

Jaron Lanier Explains What Could Make VR ‘A Device Of Nightmares’

To say Jaron Lanier is a pioneer of the VR industry is a bit of an understatement. His achievements include popularizing the term virtual reality and starting VPL Research, which was among the first startups creating VR hardware back in the ’80s (the company literally created an “EyePhone“). He’s also a best-selling author on the…

HTC Vive and Dave & Buster’s Announce VR Arcade Deal

Dave & Buster’s have become one of the most recognisable names in location-based virtual reality (VR), with 114 locations across the United States. The company has now announced a deal with HTC Vive that will see HTC Vive hardware powering VR experiences at all Dave & Buster’s locations. The deal will mean that over 500…

What to Expect at E3 2018: Sony’s PlayStation VR

The PlayStation VR has been a showcase piece for Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Los Angeles, for two years running. Last year’s media briefing featured a segment which demonstrated dozens of titles in quick succession, including big hits such as Moss and new downloadable content (DLC) for Farpoint. This year,…

Oculus Sending Out ‘Surprise Shipment’ To Start Devs Soon

Back in January we reported that Oculus was starting up a new initiative to help smaller, independent VR developers find their feet in the industry. The program was simply called Oculus Start. This week, developers accepted into the program are going to be getting a surprise. Oculus’ official developer Twitter account yesterday posted a message…

To the Dismay of Its Audience, Magic Leap Livestream Dodges Key Questions

Years of Magic Leap’s hype-building seems for many to be turning from excitement to disappointment, as the company continues to evangelize its AR headset with little attempt to demonstrate what it’s actually like to use it. During the company’s latest livestream where it was teased that viewers would get to “meet Magic Leap One,” mundane…

To the Dismay of Its Audience, Magic Leap Livestream Dodges Key Questions

Years of Magic Leap’s hype-building seems for many to be turning from excitement to disappointment, as the company continues to evangelize its AR headset with little attempt to demonstrate what it’s actually like to use it. During the company’s latest livestream where it was teased that viewers would get to “meet Magic Leap One,” mundane…

DreamWorld Announces DreamGlass AR Headset

Though augmented reality (AR) has been growing steadily in popularity, most people only experience it through smartphones, as the majority of the available AR headsets are in a price range that is out of reach of most consumers. DreamWorld hope to correct this, and other problems with current commercially available AR headsets with the launch…

Dave & Buster’s Jurassic World VR Experience Comes To Life

There have been a slowly increasing number of large-scale, location-based virtual reality (VR) experiences based on popular entertainment franchises. Jurassic World is now joining that list thanks to the work of VRstudios and Dave & Buster’s. VRStudios provide solutions for location-based multiplayer VR experiences, and will be using its VRcade platform to manage the new…

Full Version of NOLO Home Now Available

Many commentators on virtual reality (VR) are of the belief that six degrees of freedom, or 6DoF represents the most immersive and realistic experience that modern VR can provide. To cater to this, NOLO VR have launched the full version of its NOLO Home content platform for 6DoF content. NOLO Home is a mobile VR…