Avegant Ships Development Kits for Light Field Display Technology

Earlier this year, Avegant announced it had made a breakthrough in augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) with its Light Field Display technology. Now the company has announced that it has begun shipping its Light Field Display Development Kits. The main goal of Avegant’s Light Field Display technology is to solve a fundamental problem…

Samsung’s $500 Odyssey VR Headset Comes With OLED Displays

The Windows VR headset looks impressive on paper. Samsung, in partnership with Microsoft, today announced the Samsung HMD Odyssey—a Windows VR headset expected to have some impressive specs. According to Samsung, the Odyssey VR headset rocks dual 3.5-inch OLED displays and a 110-degree field of view. With an OLED screen at 1440 x 1600 per…

Independence Day Director Launches VR Company VRenetic

Hollywood director and producer Roland Emmerich (Independence Day and Godzilla) and entrepreneur/ producer Marco Weber have announced the launch of a new virtual reality (VR) company called VRenetic. Specialising in accessible, social-media enabled 360-degree streaming, VRenetic’s first product VResh is a free broadcasting and viewing application created on the company’s on the brand new VRenetic Media Engine. VRenetic…

VR vs. Timings

One of these weeks, I swear, a planned topic will be able to be addressed. Unfortunately though it seems like we’re going to have to talk about something else instead. No biggie but this one came pretty much out of leftfield. So, let’s set the scene. I made the mistake of heading back into the…

It Must Be Bunnies – Phantasma VR Discounted On Steam

Surreal horror/room escape title Phantasma has been out since June this year, and features a story involving a bunny called Flappy and a series of perplexing puzzles for users to solve. Now the title is available for a discount on Steam, just in time for spooky Halloween videgaming. Developers The Shady Gentlemen have recently released…

New PlayStation VR Model to Debut this Month

Earlier today Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) revealed that a new PlayStation VR model, known as CUH-ZVR2, had been designed and was ready for consumer adoption. However, the company didn’t reveal a release date for the product, simply stating that they ‘will share details on the launch timing at a later date’. This date has subsequently…

VRNISH Publishes White Paper On Location-Based VR

Several companies and brands have already begun to see the potential available in location-based virtual reality (VR) experiences and facilities. Some high-profile entertainment companies have begun to invest in this area, including SEGA, HTC and IMAX. VRNISH, a directory of location-based VR centres, has now published a white paper report about the emergence of location-based…

Rift Gains On Vive In September Steam Hardware Survey

Steam’s monthly hardware survey is one of the few sources we have for gauging the proportions of Oculus Rift and HTC Vive users out there, and September’s results suggest the former is still closing the gap with the latter. In August’s survey, we saw Rift capture 43.81% of total VR usage on Steam, a dramatic…

The VR Job Hub: Shell, Oculus, Microsoft & More…

Contrary to popular belief the grass is not always greener on the other side. Sometimes things are just better where you are, though you may not fully understand that there are advantages to your present role. Even in this situation however that doesn’t mean you should ignore the other side because there is always potential….

The Best Indie VR Games on PC

Many years ago, virtual reality (VR) was simply a fantasy. One of the first times it was ever described was back in 1936 by a science fiction writer. But now, many people use VR headsets tethered to smartphones, gaming consoles, and PCs. In fact, research firm KZero estimates that there could be over 171 million…

Weekend Deal and New titles For Viveport

HTC Vive users have an opportunity to grab a Weekend Deal for horror title Grave VR, just in time for some spooky Halloween videogaming. Alternatively, several new titles are now available on the platform if horror is not your thing. Grave VR is a survival horror title where light is your only weapon. Set in…

Trademark Application Suggest Huawei Working on 360-Degree Camera

Chinese tech giant Huawei have recently filed a trademark application in both the United States and Europe for a 360-degree imaging device called the EnVizion Panoramic VR Camera. This information seems to indicate that Huawei have plans to join the virtual reality (VR)/360-degree imaging market. Information was recently released by the U.S. Patent and Trademark…

HTC Discount ‘Green Is Good’ Week Returns

For US-based customers who are looking to upgrade their electronics, a good opportunity is coming up with the return of HTC’s Customer Celebration week, titled ‘Green Is Good’. Alongside the deals, bundles and discounts, there’s the chance to win a HTC Vive. Beginning on Monday 2nd October, HTC will be offered discounts on its smartphones,…

The Brookhaven Experiment Gets A Gear VR Version, Available Now

The Brookhaven Experiment by Phosphor Games, one of VR’s most popular titles from 2016, is officially coming to Gear VR with a mobile version that’s available starting right now on the Oculus Home Store. As one of the first VR wave shooters and one of the first VR zombie games, The Brookhaven Experiment’s success and…

Leonardo DiCaprio Invests In VR Company MindMaze

Decades spent in Inception’s limbo clearly weren’t enough to street Leonardo DiCaprio away from virtual reality. The actor, known for roles in films like Titanic and The Wolf of Wall Street, recently announced that he had invested an undisclosed sum in Swiss startup MindMaze. As Fortune reports, DiCaprio became aware of the company through connections…

Noitom Launches VR Location-Based Education Platform

Virtual reality (VR) has already seen significant use in education, allowing students to travel to distant countries, or explore the solar system. Also seeing significant growth is location-based VR, which Noitom specialises in, and are combing out-of-home VR with educational VR for its new product, Alice Space. Alice Space was created as a complete hardware…

VUSR Introduces Support for AR and Room-Scale VR

It can be frustrating to find out that an anticipated piece of virtual reality (VR) content is not going to be available on your preferred platform. It can also be difficult for creators to decide which distribution platform to choose. Vusr aims to solve these problems by creating a unified platform, which now includes more…

PlayStation VR MOBA Dark Eclipse Will Be Coming West

Sunsoft, the developer behind upcoming real-time strategy (RTS) and multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) title Dark Eclipse have confirmed that the title will be getting a release in the West as well as a Japanese release. The RTS/MOBA hybrid was showcased at the Tokyo Game Show over the weekend. Dark Eclipse is set to feature…

Epic Games Begin Roll out of Unreal Engine 4.18 Preview 1

Continuing its regular roll outs of updates for Unreal Engine 4, Epic Games has now made the first preview available for version 4.18, which includes support for iOS 11 and augmented reality (AR). When Apple unveiled ARKit back in June Epic Games added early access support through a GitHub download link, with Unreal Engine 4.18…

360 & VR Video Finding their Respective Places in the Market

With recent headlines covering the rise of 180-degree video platforms and cameras, some (already) may be contemplating the future of 360-degree and VR video. After all, dozens of cameras and equipment have been introduced to help bring 360-degree video to the masses, yet the hype around 180-degree video can’t be ignored. But like with any…

Windows Mixed Reality: Hands-on with the Lenovo Explorer

The forthcoming launch of the Windows Mixed Reality platform has birthed nearly as much confusion in the naming strategy as it has from the suggested quality of the hardware. While the specifications are up-to-scratch on paper, there’s been some doubt as to whether such a hardware agnostic approach can deliver the results demanded by virtual…

Pimax’s 8K VR Headset Smashes Kickstarter Goal In Hours

It looks like a lot of people are hungry for Pimax’s 8K VR headset. We first heard about this new device, which is said to support Valve’s SteamVR platform, ahead of the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in January and subsequently went hands-on with it. We found that some major improvements needed to be made before…

Google Buys HTC’s Pixel Team in $1.1 Billion Deal

Yesterday VRFocus reported that HTC had halted sales of its shares with a big announcement expected today. That’s now happened with the company entering into an agreement with Google which will see certain HTC employees move to the tech giant in a $1.1 billion USD agreement. The deal looks to be mainly focused around…

Google Buying HTC’s Pixel Team for $1.1 Billion

HTC retains brand but lets part of their smartphone business go. Google has announced a $1.1 billion cooperation agreement under which certain HTC employees – many of whom are already working with Google to develop Pixel smartphones – will join Google. Leading into today’s news, shares of HTC were halted on the Taiwan Stock Exchange…

Pimax Seeks Crowdfunding for 8K VR Headset

Virtual reality (VR) hardware company first came to the attention of the VR community with the release of its 4K headset last year. Since then, the company has been improving the technology and is now seeking funding to continue its work with the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for the Pimax 8K. The Pimax 8K…

Virtual Reality Comes to Commodore 64

For many people, the Commodore 64 microcomputer was where they acquired an interest in videogames, programming and computing. To this day, the Commodore 64 still has quite a following and fanbase, and one person who decided to bring virtual reality (VR) to 8-bit videogaming. A Commodore 64 fan identified online as [jim_64] has managed to…

Inuitive announces New Vision Processor For VR/AR

As the virtual reality (VR) market advances, many companies are searching for more powerful processors to run the hardware. One company that is seeking to provide for this need is Inuitive, who have introduced a new vision processor aimed at VR and augmented reality (AR) applications. The new NU4000 multi-core image processor supports 3D imaging,…

New Trademark Labels HTC Standalone Headset As Vive Focus

HTC’s standalone VR headset is coming soon. When Oculus first revealed its prototype standalone VR headset, code-named Santa Cruz, back in 2016, we all new a response from HTC was inevitable. Earlier this year those suspicions were proven correct when HTC as well as Lenovo announced their own upcoming versions of standalone VR hardware at…