ABI Research Provides New Report On Eight Technologies That Will Transform Manufacturing

ABI Research, a market-foresight advisory firm that provides strategic guidance on compelling transformative technologies have released a recent report that outlines how technologies fit together with each other in Smart Manufacturing and identifies vendor challenges and solutions within the sector. The eight areas the report covers include additive manufacturing, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning…

Preview: Lems

It’s becoming quite common to see virtual reality (VR) titles that cast the player in the role of a giant manipulating or otherwise interacting with a world that is in a much smaller scale. Moss, Along Together and the upcoming Ghost Giant have all used this approach, and Lems does the same. In this case,…

A Taste of the Action in Gunheart

Science fiction has become something of a go-to setting for action first-person shooter titles. Perhaps the vast, unknowable nature of the universe makes it attractive to explore, or perhaps it is the idea that there might be hostile aliens out there we can shoot without feeling guilty. Whatever it is, space is the setting for…

Editorial: Google’s Long-Term Strategy Could Dominate VR/AR

Confidence is a prerequisite to enjoy VR’s magic. There are so many things that can go wrong wearing a VR headset and most of us know this before the goggles come down over our eyes. “Discomfort” doesn’t quite encapsulate the risk of wearing something that blocks your view of the real world. Just trying to…

OpenSpace Uses 360 Degree Cameras To Capture Construction Sites

Workers in offices are used to the idea of being able to look over previous versions of their work to track changes. Up until now, however, this has not been possible for the construction industry but that is about to change thanks to OpenSpace. OpenSpace have launched an AI framework which uses images captured on…

Endeavour Foundation Uses VR To Help Teenagers Train For Jobs

In Australia, the Endeavour Foundation is trying to help young adults with intellectual disabilities learn news skills that might help them prepare for entering work. To do this, the foundation has turned to virtual reality (VR). The not-for-profit organisation is in the process of rolling out 15 VR training programs which use the Oculus Rift…

VR Memory Palace Platform Macunx Hits Rift, Vive For Free Today

Macunx VR is set to deliver a new way to learn inside the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive later today. This new app from Aleksandar Kojic, Milos Kojic and publisher Linguisticator was funded on Kickstarter last year. It allows users to create their own virtual memory palaces. A memory palace is a way of organizing…

Hands-on: Captoglove Goes Elemental With New Prototype

When it comes to physical interaction with the virtual world data gloves are still very much on the fringe of consumer products. Companies like Manus VR and Captoglove have already developed products that allow their gloves to act as wireless controllers, with the latter having completed a successful Kickstarter ahead of launch last year. CaptoGlove…

Owlchemy Labs Co-Founder Departs To Found New Startup

Owlchemy Labs co-founder and former CEO Alex Schwartz is departing the company he started. The departure comes around a year after selling the company to Google. Owlchemy Labs is the company behind Job Simulator, Rick & Morty and the upcoming Vacation Simulator. The new CEO, Devin Reimer, spent hundreds of hours as the head of…

eFlex Systems Partners With Light Guide Systems To Bring AR Capabilities To Their Product Solution

Leading provider of assembly solutions, eFlex Systems, has announced it is partnering with Light Guide Systems to add augmented reality (AR) features into their web-based, assembly software – Job Element Monitor (JEM), a work instruction module. eFlex systems designs and implements advanced technology and world-class digital solutions for the manufacturing and information technology markets. Offering…

Review: Sniper Rust VR

Adapting anything from one type of platform to another is a tricky process. A number of titles have made the leap into virtual reality (VR) after first appearing in 2D formats. Indian development studio Zatun is attempting to expand on its successful Sniper 3D Rust title, which game out on iOS and android by creating…

Concept3D Launch Interactive 3D Map Platform

For event organisers, the idea of being able to tour an event location without having to physically travel there is a very appealing one, particularly for those with busy schedules. Concept3D are making this possible with its interactive maps and immersive virtual tour software. One of the first locations to be added to the Concept3D…

How Virtual Reality Can Transform Language Teaching

In the connected world that we live in, having command on multiple languages can be a great plus for anyone. In some countries, learning English serves as a way for people to find jobs in foreign countries to achieve financial stability. However, these people are often faced challenges when it comes to grasping command on…

VR Companies Need To Attract More Women. Here’s How They Can.

With the industry growing hungry for female influence, women in VR has never been more important. In the early nineties, a TV studio took a risk. Executives were casting for a character named Dana Scully: a supporting role, they envisioned, being played by a woman with the same physical attributes as Pamela Anderson. Despite that…

The VR Job Hub: Big Roles At The Big Hitters

So ends another busy week for VRFocus covering everything at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles. As with every year there was much that was revealed and much that left us with questions. Even beyond videogames though there will still plenty of news, so much we frankly didn’t have enough time to…

Something For The Weekend: Post-E3 PlayStation VR Deals

The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2018 has come to an end, but that does not mean the excitement needs to end. VRFocus has put together a number of deals on virtual reality (VR) titles from the PlayStation store so you can keep the excitement of the week going strong. From fighting demons with big guns, flying through the skies…

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….

Oculus’ Rubin On Resident Evil 7 Rift: ‘I Hear Your Calls’

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard remains one of the most polished, terrifying and outright best games you can play in a VR headset right now. Sadly, you can only play it on PSVR. Capcom brought the game to PS4 last year with VR support as an exclusive option. But Oculus is hoping to change that. In…

Owlchemy Labs Discuss Getting Away From It All In Vacation Simulator

Owlchemy Labs, the developers behind the hugely popular Job Simulator: The 2050 Archives are at it again with their follow-up videogame Vacation Simulator. During E3 2018, some of the developers took to the stage to discuss the title. Revealed late last year, Vacation Simulator is following the same vein as its predecessor with light-hearted humour to be…

Escape The Office In Budget Cuts, Now Available

Budget Cuts, the virtual reality (VR) title about sneaking around an office and need to throw knifes at robots has finally released. Developed by Neat Corporation, Budget Cuts has been a long time coming and following a recently delay back in late May, players who have been waiting can now pick up the title today….

Nicolas Doucet of Japan Studio Reveals More On Astro Bot Rescue Mission

Astro Bot Rescue Mission, the newest virtual reality (VR) title from Sony’s Japan Studio, was revealed recently and features the cute robots from The Playroom and The Playroom VR titles. Following the announcement, more details on the title have now been revealed during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2018 show via an interview on the PlayStation…

Preview: Ghost Giant – A Wonderful Toyland Adventure

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has certainly out done itself when it comes to virtual reality (VR) content for PlayStation VR during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2018. There are 14 titles on display for attendees to get their hands on, and one that everyone should make a beeline for is Ghost Giant by Zoink. Much…

Preview: Ghost Giant – A Wonderful Toyland Adventure

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has certainly out done itself when it comes to virtual reality (VR) content for PlayStation VR during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2018. There are 14 titles on display for attendees to get their hands on, and one that everyone should make a beeline for is Ghost Giant by Zoink. Much…

Oculus and Insomniac Comment More On Stormland Development

Stormland was announced a short time ago, and described as an epic sci-fi adventure. During E3 2018, Jason Rubin, VP of Content at Oculus, and Ted Price, CEO of Insomniac Games teamed up to deliver a talk about the future of virtual reality (VR) and videogaming in general, where they spoke about Stormland and some…

Bethesda Release New Trailer For Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot

The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2018 conference keeps on given as Bethesda have now released an official gameplay trailer for Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot. This new virtual reality (VR) title was announced during Bethesda’s E3 2018 conference alongside the reveal of two Prey VR experiences as well. In it, players will take on the role of a hacker in…