Vive Tracker Needs Headset To Run, HTC Confirms

HTC’s upcoming Vive Tracker has literally thousands of potential applications for VR, but we can also see how it might be useful outside of the tech. If you’re looking for a cheap motion capture system, though, you’ll still need to buy the headset itself. HTC itself recently confirmed this over on the Viveport forums. In…

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…

Theorem Solutions Preview AR/VR App

British engineering solutions firm Theorem Solutions will be displaying a new hybrid VR/AR/MR app at the Develop3D Live event on the 28th March 2017. The new application uses the Unity 3D graphics engine to produce graphical representations of data, such as CAD drawings, on a variety of commercial virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and…

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…

New Sony Patent Points To Inside-Out Tracking For VR Headsets

Many people in the virtual reality (VR) industry believe that inside-out tracking is the future of consumer-grade HMDs. We’ve seen prototypes from Oculus with Santa Cruz and Intel’s Project Alloy-powered devices and now Sony is dipping their toes into the inside-out tracking race. Today we caught wind of a new Utility Patent Application from Sony…

Obduction Devs Respond To Vive Performance Complaints

After a long wait, Cyan’s Obduction [Review: 8/10] finally came to the HTC Vive yesterday, complete with motion controller support. Fans had been patiently waiting for this version of the game since the Rift edition launched last year but, sadly, it appears lots of people are having issues with it. Multiple users have taken to…

Quark VR Shows Its Wireless Vive Streaming

All the way back in August last year we reported that Bulgaria-based Quark VR was working on a wireless prototype for the HTC Vive with some help from SteamVR creator Valve. At the time is was hard to believe but since then we’ve seen a flood of wireless adapters announced. Now, Quark is finally ready…

VRTV Weekly Recap: Giant Cops, Control Gloves & Dancing Candlesticks

We’re already five weeks in to the second season of VRTV on VRFocus and it’s that time again as our video correspondent Nina covers what has been in the news. You can watch the episode below: Stories include: The CaptoGlove Kickstarter campaign which launched this week. For people in the UK who want to invest in…

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,…

Vive Cat Tracker Video Shows Purrrfect Use Of New Add-On In Action

Last week we reported on a rather purffect application for Vive’s new Tracker. Indie developer Triangular Pixels is using the device to keep tabs on their pet cats, thus not bumping into them when wearing a headset. Today, we’ve got a first look at it in action. Triangular Pixels posted the below video today. It…

Obduction from Myst Creator Gets Long-Awaited Vive and Touch Support

Cyan Studios, creator of legendary PC games Myst and Riven, is officially releasing an update today ot bring its first ever virtual reality (VR) title, Obduction, to more platforms. The Myst successor originally debuted as a timed exclusive for the Oculus Rift and will now be available for the HTC Vive as well with motion controller support. In…

IKinema Introduces Inexpensive Motion Capture Technology

Animation studio IKinema have unveiled a new type of motion capture, or mocap technology that uses commercially available virtual reality (VR) hardware that aims to make motion capture and body tracking accessible and affordable for everyone. The new system, which IKinema have named Orion, uses a VR headset like a HTC Vive, motion controllers and three…

More than 17,000 Visitors Expected at Laval Virtual

The calendar for events dedicated to virtual reality (VR) just keeps filling up. The end of March will see the conference return to Laval in France, where the organisers are expecting a crowd of 17,000 visitors. Laval Virtual begins today 22nd March and run until 26th March 2017. The first three days of the conference are…

SteamDolls VR Demo Released on Steam

Steampunk-inspired adventure videogame SteamDolls VR has received a substantial update to its demo recently, which integrates trackpad support and a full gameplay tutorial. SteamDolls VR was designed exclusively for virtual reality (VR). The player steps into the shoes of a thief who must use cunning and stealth to make their way through the environment, avoiding…

Fated: The Silent Oath Reveals PlayStation VR Launch Date

Originally slated to be a PlayStation VR launch title, the developers behind Fated: The Silent Oath have finally revealed when it will drop on to PSVR. Fated: The Silent Oath came out for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive in 2016, a version which VRFocus did a review of. The story of the videogame concerns a…

Upload Continues to Grow with 20,000 Square Foot VR/AR Coworking Space

Next month, Upload will be launching a brand new 20,000 square foot co-working space in Marina Del Rey, CA. The space will officially be known as Upload LA and it will serve as the premiere destination for Los Angeles-based augmented and virtual reality (AR and VR) companies. Whether you’re just starting up or looking to expand,…

A Guide to the Best 360 Cameras Your Money Can Buy

There’s always been two barriers to 360 degree video content: price and quality. Thanks to the rapid adoption of the Samsung Gear VR and now with nearly a year under the belts of the consumer editions of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, those two issues are becoming less of a worry. A selection of…

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…

Ghostbusters VR Arrives On PlayStation VR

You may want to answer this call. Have you ever dreamed of strapping on a proton pack and letting your charged particle beam loose? Maybe give that troublemaker Slimer a taste of his own medicine with a strategically placed trap to the Containment Unit? Well now you finally can—in VR. Sony has answered our call,…

VRTV: Karnage Chronicles Review

VRFocus correspondent Nina gives us her review of co-op hack-and-slash Karnage Chronicles by developer Nordic Trolls for VRTV. Nordic Trolls has produced a first-person experience for up to four players to co-operate using one of four atypical classes (Warrior, Archer, Mage and Cleric), armed with either bow and arrows, a pair of knives, or other weapons…

VR Basketball Sim Nothin’ But Net Adds Online Multiplayer and New Mode

Back in November, the NBA 2k franchise dropped their first VR entry but the major series was immediately overshadowed by the independently developed Nothin’ But Net in our HTC Vive new release roundup. Despite being in Early Access at the time, it out-shined the competition with an experience obviously better built for virtual space by…