Rémy Martin Promotes Latest Cognac Release With AR Art Tour

The French cognac producers team with abstract artist Matt. W. Moore for an international augmented marketing campaign. As AR advertising continues to capture the attentions of various companies looking for more engaging forms of brand awareness, we’re beginning to see the creative possibilities AR technology can bring to conventional marketing. Rémy Martin, one of the…

All-Star Fruit Racing VR Goes Mobile Today

Having secured investment in January as well as welcoming videogame veteran Jane Whittaker to its board, XR Games has today announced its first virtual reality (VR) title in the form of All-Star Fruit Racing VR for mobile devices. Inspired by classic karting titles like Mario Kart, All-Star Fruit Racing VR has been designed as an instantly accessible mobile VR experience….

Magic Leap Reveals Developer Demo, Confirms NVIDIA TX2 Hardware

Today during Magic Leap’s developer livestream the company offered the first details on the compute hardware that’s built into the device, confirming that an NVIDIA CPU/GPU module, and also showed a brief developer sample demonstrating world meshing and gesture input. Speaking during a developer livestream today, Magic Leap’s Alan Kimball, part of the company’s developer relations…

Full-Body VR Haptic HoloSuit Shipping This November

If you’ve ever felt that your body would be a better controller in virtual reality than a joypad or wand, you’ll understand why Kaaya Tech’s HoloSuit just reached its funding goal on Kickstarter. Offered in multiple versions, the wearable haptic controller uses a considerable array of sensors to control VR apps, and promises to start shipping this…

An Early Gameplay Look at Sci-fi Adventure Seeking Dawn

In a few days Multiverse Entertainment will launch its first virtual reality (VR) title for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, a sprawling sci-fi narrative called Seeking Dawn. Ahead of launch VRFocus has been able to show a early part of the experience.  The video starts at the very beginning of the adventure, just as you land…

10 Projects That Have Us Excited About the Next Generation of VR & AR

With leading high-end VR headsets debuting in 2016, we’ve had about two years to see what the first-generation VR experience looks like. While there’s certainly a range of exciting games and other VR software coming soon to first-generation hardware, it feels like the market is steadily turning its attention toward next-generation technologies, and fostering a…

This Week In VR Sports: Augmented Sports Continues To Grow

It is once again time for another entry in This Week In VR Sport. Every week VRFocus brings you a number of sports and eSports related virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) stories. With the World Cup in full swing it is time to look elsewhere in the world of sports to see what is going on….

New Seeking Dawn Gameplay Trailer Released Ahead of Launch

Multiverse Entertainment’s Seeking Dawn is looking to be one of the biggest virtual reality (VR) releases this summer, offering a massive sci-fi adventure with multiplayer modes, and survival/crafting elements. Ahead of its launch next week for PC VR headsets (a PlayStation VR version is in the works) the studio has released its longest video yet, packed full…

HTC Vive Partner with McLaren for Esports Series

While a car manufacturer might not seem like the most obvious candidate for running a esports tournament, McLaren have, in fact, been involved in the esports area for some time. The company are now sealing their participation with the launch of an esports series called Shadow Project. Shadow Project is an expanded version of the…

Valve: Monthly Active VR Users on Steam Are Up 160% Year-over-year

Speaking at an industry event last week, Valve offered an update on Steam, the company’s massive digital marketplace for PC games, including the continued growth the company has seen in the VR segment over the last year. Speaking at the White Nights St. Petersburg 2018 conference last week, Valve’s Jan-Peter Ewert offered up fresh data insights…

Humble Bundle Can Help You Learn to Develop For VR

For those who are interested in learning how to develop for virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR), resources such as textbooks can be hard to afford if you are on a budget. Luckily, Humble Bundle are here to help. Humble Bundle is a digital storefront which first began in 2010 as…

VR vs. The Buzzards

Have you heard? (Again.) Virtual reality (VR) is dying. (Again.) Yes, once more apparently, like technology’s very own Kenny McCormick VR is set to be no more if we’re to believe what we hear from various outlets. The vultures are circling, because VR is not long for this world. Which is absolute nonsense, naturally. But…

Oculus Home Gets Even Homier

Image Copyright: Oculus (used under Fair Use Rationale) User interfaces in VR face their own set of challenges other media don’t. You aren’t just responsible for designing the on-screen UI elements. You literally have to design the user’s entire virtual environment. I guess that’s one of the reasons the concept of a literal home is…

SentiAR Joins Microsoft Mixed Reality Partnership Program

Mixed reality (MR) as an idea is an area that has largely bee led by Microsoft, who has used the designation not only for its HoloLens headset, but also for its line-up of Windows 10-based head-mounted displays (HMDs). As part of the company’s push for MR, Microsoft set up the Mixed Reality Partnership Program, which…

Windows VR Headsets Seeing Slow But Steady Adoption on Steam

The monthly Steam hardware survey is out again, and while June hasn’t revealed any major upsets in the balances of usership between HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, the survey shows that Windows “Mixed Reality” VR headsets are making slow, but steady headway on the platform. Each month, Valve runs the survey among Steam users to determine…

An Augmented View of the Stars

An observatory in Quebec, Canada is turning to immersive technology in order to give visitors a unique and enhanced view of the night sky by utilising augmented reality (AR) at its newly opened open-air AR planetarium, the ObservEtoiles. The new planetarium can seat up to 190 guests in a mountain side amphitheatre which has been…

Oculus Adjusts Min and Rec Spec for VR, Platform Moves to Windows 10

Windows 10 has been out for a while, with Microsoft launching the operating system (OS) back in 2015. Oculus has supported the most current OS alongside its older brethren Windows 7 and 8.1 since the Oculus Rift arrived, however that’s going to start to change from today with the company announcing that Windows 10 will now…

LEAP Motion Impresses with Amazing AR Table Tennis Demo and Headset

Image Credit: Leap Motion (Used under Fair Use Rationale) There are few things I admire as much as much as a company that can pivot with the blows of market changes. Apple is probably the best example. They went from making desktop computers to being one of the most popular smartphone makers in the world….

VR Days Europe Set to Return in October

Originally beginning life back in 2015 as the Dutch VR Day Meetup, VR Days Europe has continued to expand over the past few years into one of the biggest European events focused on virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR). Now in its fourth year, VR Days Europe is set to return for…