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…

Ex-Apple Designer Joins Mapbox Team To Lead AR Work

Augmented reality (AR) technology has several interesting implications for navigation, which has already been demonstrated on a small scale. Mapping services start-up company Mapbox has tapped former Apple employee Avi Cieplinski to head up its efforts in integrating AR into its platform. Maps powered by Mapbox are found in many places, such as Snap Inc…

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….

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…

DoubleMe’s Real-time Personal Holoportation Platform Secures $3m R&D Grant

When dealing with futuristic technologies like virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) it’s difficult not comparing them with some of the great science fiction ideas. How about holographic conversations like that seen on Star Wars for example? Well businesses like DoubleMe are taking steps towards that reality, with the company announcing…

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…

‘Space Pirate Trainer’ Studio Hints at PSVR Version of Hit Arcade Shooter

If the news that Tetris is coming to PSVR hasn’t flipped any wigs, the makers of Space Pirate Trainer (2017), the super successful arcade shooter, have just tossed out a not-so-subtle hint that PSVR owners will soon be able to dive head-first into the galactic robot shooter. Indie studio I-Illusions tweeted out today that it’s “time to…

Gunheart Review: Liberating Movement And Bullets Galore In This Co-Op Shooter

Gunheart feels like the result of developers listing out all of the things most hardcore VR gamers want from their ideal game. Drifter Entertainment have crammed in tons of weapons to pick from, dynamically generated missions so you don’t run out of content too quickly, procedural and hand-crafted maps, lots of enemies, satisfying and tight…

Review: Gunheart

Virtual reality (VR) first-person shooters (FPS) have certainly come on leaps and bounds in the last couple of years, slowly moving away from fixed wave-based videogames to experiences that are far more engaging and fluid. Upcoming titles like Archiact’s Evasion and Farhome by DEVCUBESTUDIO show what’s coming in the future, and as for the present…

Lenovo Mixed Reality Headset Down to Half Price

While the general reception to the range of Windows 10 mixed reality (MR) headsets has been somewhat subdued, news of a price cut is the sort of thing that tends the renew enthusiasm. Consumers in the US might be interested to learn that the Lenovo Explorer mixed reality headset has had its price cut by…

Microsoft Sharepoint Get the Mixed Reality Treatment

Image Copyright: Microsoft (Used under Fair Use Rationale) From Johnny Mnemonic to Minority Report, plenty of Sci-Fi movies over the years have shown us flashy computer user interfaces. It’s all holographic, 3D-visualized and motion-driven stuff. It looks great on screen, but they don’t make too much practical sense. There have been more than a few…

The Mirage Solo: Yay or Nay?

Image Copyright: Lenovo (Used under Fair Use Rationale) The Lenovo Mirage Solo joins an ever-growing list of standalone VR headsets. In other words, you don’t need a computer or a smartphone to use this headset. It is purpose-built to do mobile VR and nothing else. On balance, this means that these headsets can do a…

Vancouver Is Now One Of The Largest VR Hubs In The World

XR companies based in Vancouver have skyrocketed from 15 to 200 in just three short years.  A lot has changed in the XR industry since 2017. In teaching hospitals, brain scans have transformed into dynamic, moving holograms. Apps now let individuals walk around the homes of their loved ones without stepping outside their door. Home…

Mapbox Release New SDK To Help Developers Build AR Navigation Apps

Mapbox, the open source mapping service that is positions as direct competition to Google’s Maps Platform, have announced that they have a new software development kit (SDK) which will allow developers to build applications that provide augmented reality (AR) navigation. The SDK is also able to make use of ARM’s Project Trillium AI platform which…

Audi Ireland Launch New AR Experience For The New Audi A7

Automobile manufacturers have been one industry that has continued to embrace virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) as the technology continues to develop. The latest to do so is Audi Ireland who have announced a new AR consumer experience, which is set to release exclusively across a number of select Irish dealerships. The new…

Godzilla Conquers Tokyo In Earth-Shaking Hololens AR Experience

The king of monsters terrorizes real-world Tokyo during Japan’s “Godzilla Nights” live event. Since its very first appearance in the 1954 classic Godzilla, Japan’s most infamous monster has delighted, as well as terrified audiences around the world with over 60 years of city-smashing films, television shows, and video games. The enormous creature was originally created…

Godzilla Smashes Up the Real World With the Aid of HoloLens

Godzilla, or Gojira, is one of the most famous figures to come out of Japan. The studio that created the titanic star of the screen have created numerous films that aim to present images of what carnage such a huge creature could wreak on a city like Tokyo. Now, with the help of the Microsoft…

Microsoft Patents A Tactile Feedback Device For Mixed Reality

According to a recently-published patent, Microsoft is working on a device that will give you tactile feedback in both mixed and virtual realities. The patent, published last week but originally filed back in June 2017, is for an ‘Electrostatic Slide Clutch’ that appears to fit around the user’s hand and arm. A series of electrodes…

World VR Forum Offers Oculus Go With Every Full Pass

Next month the World VR Forum takes place in Switzerland, and for one day only the summit is offering a very special deal for those wishing to attended. With every purchase of a Full Pass, guests will also get one of the new Oculus Go standalone headsets which launched earlier this month.  To celebrate the…

Road Runner vs Wile E. Coyote Might Be AR’s Coolest Video Yet

Poor old Wile E. has been trying to catch that pesky Road Runner since 1949, but even a leap into AR hasn’t given him the edge. This amazing new AR video is the latest work from Abhishek Singh, an enthusiast that’s also brought R2-D2 into the real world and recreated an entire level from Super…

This Week In VR Sport: It’s All About The Virtual Space

Once again it is time for VRFocus to bring you another entry of This Week In VR Sport. With a number of sports related virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) stories, this week has sports ranging from the launch of a VR Sports arcade in Dubai, Microsoft filed a patent for an arm-worn accessory and even a 13,000…

Figment Products Announced Next Generation Virtual Reality Experience

Figment Productions have announced that following several years of developing virtual reality (VR) content for use in the leisure industry, what it considers to be the ultimate, next generation, immersive experience, codenamed Project Helix. The company, which is based just outside London along with an office in Orlando, Florida, have worked on some world famous…

VR Diversity Initiative Participants Share Their Thoughts

When signing-up to the VR Diversity Initiative (VRDI) participants might often come in being sceptical of virtual reality (VR). However in general, at the end of the day most participants come away with feeling inspired, curious and driven to start their own immersive tech company. VRFocus spoke to several participants to get some feedback on…

Watch A Lifelike Striptease In Augmented Reality With Newly Released Demo

As the industry continues to integrate augmented reality (AR) into our daily life, there are some areas where the technology is being used for more entertainment focused purposes. AR pioneers ARPorn.com have teamed up with virtual reality (VR) adult entertainment studio BaDoinkVR to create a new AR demo that is being used to showcase some…