PlayStation VR Party: The Best Games for a Fun Night with Friends

The launch of the PlayStation VR has been deemed a success by many, with even Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) seemingly caught unawares by the demand for the virtual reality (VR) hardware. But satisfying the early adopters is a much easier task than achieving mass market appeal, as has been seen time-and-again with peripherals in the videogame…

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,…

HTC’s Official Vive Video App Adds Oculus Support

We know, we know, we’re drowning in VR video apps, filled with 360 degree content. But on the off chance that Jaunt, Oculus Video, Facebook 360, YouTube, Littlstar apps and many others don’t quench your thirst, HTC has its own solution – Vive Video. This free app hit Viveport back at the start of the…

Giant Cop: Justice Above All Releasing on March 30 for Oculus Rift

Other Ocean Interactive is announcing today that Giant Cop: Justice Above All will be releasing for Oculus Rift on March 30. According to a statement from Other Ocean, releases for other VR platforms will follow in the coming months. Giant Cop will cost $24.99 and will be available to download via Oculus Home. “This is…

Buzz Aldrin Plans the Next Giant Leap for Mankind in Virtual Reality

  Buzz Aldrin, in conjunction with 8i and Time Inc’s Life VR, has created a hologram version of himself as part of a new interactive experience laying the groundwork for how to reach Mars. The holographic Buzz is the host of a virtual reality experience named Cycling Pathways to Mars. It is a Virtual Reality…

360° Camera Lets Daughter Ride Cat in VR

Dad builds insanely cute VR simulation for insanely cute daughter. This isn’t the first time we’ve talked about super parent Toby Newman. The VR hobbyist, and recipient of VRScout’s 2017 highly-coveted (not really) Dad Of The Year Award, has already made waves on the web for his work creating a virtual reality tour of his…

Oculus Touch And Rock Band Beat Vive Tracker To VR Accessory Market

The competition between HTC’s Vive and Facebook’s Rift is a closely watched battle, with the two leading PC-powered headsets racing to expand upon the groundwork laid by the SteamVR and Oculus platforms in 2016. It seems the next step for each company is to support a wide range of accessories that can enhance a virtual world…

Moriarty: Endgame VR Comic To Be Unveiled at WonderCon

Virtual reality (VR) comic book based on the 10 part story Moriarty: Endgame by Daniel Corey is to be revealed at WonderCon in Anaheim, California. Moriarty: Endgame was originally produced as a 10-part short-run comic series for Image comics, in which Sherlock Holmes faces off against Professor Moriarty in a dangerous cyberpunk future. Now Daniel…

EmbodyMe Is A Social VR App That Uses Your Own Face

Social VR apps are a big part of the industry’s future, but everyone’s got their own ideas as to what they should offer. Avatars are a big part of that discussion, as how we represent ourselves inside VR forms a big part of the connections we can make with others. We’ve seen plenty of interesting…

VR Rhythm Game Holodance Gets Osu! Beatmap Support

Virtual Reality (VR) rhythm dancing videogame Holodance has introduced support for Osu! Beatmaps in its recent update. This means that user-created content is able to be played within the videogame for the first time. Osu! Beatmaps are designed for the Osu! series of videogames. The Osu! videogames were originally for the Nintendo DS and comprised…

Boston Students Are Turning Classic Novel Ulysses Into A VR Experience

We’re seeing a surprising eagerness from creatives to turn classic novels into VR experiences. Winking Entertainment is trying its hand at retelling ancient Chinese story, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, inside the HTC Vive, and now a group from the Boston College is attempting to do the same for James Joyce’s Ulysses. The Irish tale…

O2 Launches Rugby & Music VR Experiences

O2 Telefonica, one of the UK’s largest mobile networks has launched a series of brand new VR experiences for subscribers. For the first time, O2 customers and fans can go head to head against the England Rugby team or explore an O2 Academy venue as a star or fan. In addition to the two POV 360° videos, a third…

Intel Headsets, Vive Conferences and VR Cats: The Week’s Biggest VR News

GDC 2017 is starting to fade into the distance and the VR industry is settling down again once more before the next big week of events. Still, we have some big stories surface from some of the post-show announcements to get through, plus some cool experiments from the development community this wekk. Intel’s Standalone VR…

Disney Brings ‘Beauty and the Beast’ to VR

Be our guest, or V-R guest, with this interactive Beauty and the Beast virtual experience. After months of anticipation, Disney’s modern live action version of Beauty and the Beast was released in theaters on March 17th. To celebrate the release, Disney launched Lumiere’s Dress Rehearsal, a VR tie-in to the film now available on the…

Lone Echo, Karnage Chronicles and Narcosis: The Week In VR Gaming

Even a relatively slow week for the VR industry as a whole is stacked full of new releases and announcements. Until we’ve got the definitive VR multi-tasking app it’s going to be hard to keep up with everything that’s going on, so let us help you out with a weekly wrap-up of the latest news,…

Symphony of the Machine new screenshots revealed

Stirfire Studios revealed the release date for their narrative puzzle game Symphony of the Machine this week, and now the developer has released some new screenshots to give people a closer look at the world the title is set in. Symphony of the Machine will get a European and Australasian release on 12th April, with North…

When Art and VR Collide in LA

The left brain and the right brain came together for a party. For artists, VR is a thrilling emerging medium that explorse the boundaries of creation. Creators of all skill levels make good use of Tilt Brush, creating magical multi-layered art within a 3D space. And don’t worry — for those of you who haven’t touched a paintbrush…

UK retailer Game makes big push into VR

UK retailers have been slowly getting into the virtual reality (VR) field, offering a range of head-mounted displays (HMDs), demos, and other related peripherals. GAME, one of the largest specialist companies on the high street is making an even bigger push, with a recent mailshot detailing massive range of hardware and promotions. The retailer is…

Tammeka will be taking PSVR version of Radial G to VRWC

British developer Tammeka will be offering attendees at the VR World Congress (VRWC) in April the chance to try out the PlayStation VR (PSVR) version of racing game Radial G. This will be the first time this version of the videogame will be demonstrated for the public, the studio confirmed on Twitter. Radial G: Racing Revolved…

Racket Fury Table Tennis smashes on to HTC Vive

Polish indie videogame studio 10Ants Hill has announced their new virtual reality (VR) table tennis game for the HTC Vive – Racket Fury. The game has a futuristic sci-fi setting, where robots battle each other for supremacy over a table tennis table. 10Ants Hill used professional table tennis players in order to get motion capture…

New HTC Vive Releases For The Week Of 03/12/17

Lots of new stuff released for HTC Vive on Steam this week, but not all of it is particularly noteworthy or earth-shattering. The biggest highlight is likely Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul, a made-for-VR horror title that’s based within the iconic film franchise’s expanded universe. If that’s not your cup of tea, there’s plenty else…

New Oculus Rift And Gear VR Releases For Week Of 03/12/17

Oculus Rift is playing a bit of catch up this week, as one of the most celebrated titles on the HTC Vive finally officially arrives on the rival headset. Overall, though, it’s a pretty quiet week on both Rift and Gear VR but we wouldn’t worry; Rock Band VR is set to literally make some…

Be Our (Virtual) Guest: Disney Brings Beauty and The Beast to VR

Today, Disney is announcing a new virtual reality experience for the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift with Touch, and Gear VR. To coincide with the release of its latest live action remake, the legendary studio is giving you a front row seat to one of Beauty and the Beast’s most iconic scenes. Lumiere’s Dress Rehearsal puts…

HTC investing in VR business by selling Chinese phone factory

Ever since HTC became involved in the virtual reality (VR) industry its been investing more whilst the smartphone business continues to languish. That trend appears to be continuing as recent reports confirm the company will be selling one of its Chinese manufacturing facilities to put the funds into VR. Android Authority has reported that HTC will…

HTC Announces Vive Ecosystem Conference

HTC might not have a big western developers conference like Oculus does with Connect, but it’s planning a big show for China in just over a weeks’ time. The Vive Ecosystem Conference 2017 is set to take place from March 27th – 28th in Shenzhen, China. HTC has told UploadVR that it’s planning some new…