Peraso Look To Provide The Connectivity Needed In A Wireless VR World

Whether “wireless”, “untethered” or “standalone” virtual reality (VR) afficionardos and casual users alike can’t wait to be free of the pesky cord tying their head-mounted display (HMD) to either console or PC. It’s an understandable next step in VR’s evolution as a retail product and both first and third parties are looking into solutions. The…

Tencent Announce Success of Fast & Furious AR Marketing Campaign

Tencent Holding Limited are one of the biggest providers of internet services in China, including popular instant messaging software QQ. The company recently announced that it’s campaign for the latest The Fast and the Furious movie, which included augmented reality (AR) elements was a success. As part of a campaign to promote the film in…

Gatwick Uses AR To Help Passengers Navigate the Airport

Large airports can be intimidating and confusing, particularly for passengers who have never visited that airport before, or for those who don’t necessarily know the local language. Gatwick Airport are seeking to combat this with the installation of beacons that guide passengers through the airport using augmented reality (AR). Gatwick Airport has installed over 2000…

How Google’s Latest VR Moves Are a Major Blow to Oculus’ Mobile Strategy

Last week at Google’s I/O 2017 developer conference the company made a number of new announcements which are very exciting for VR consumers. Within the industry though, the announcements represent somewhat of a repositioning of industry players, one that puts Oculus’ mobile strategy in a rough spot. Oculus was first to market in the ‘high-end’…

Eternity Warriors VR Seeks Greenlight Votes

Having seen success with four titles for smartphones, developer Vanimals Games are bringing the Eternity Warriors franchise to virtual reality (VR). The creators are seeking support through Steam’s Greenlight system in order to get the title published. The original Eternity Warriors was launched six years ago on smartphones and has had three sequels since then….

Niantic Rolls Out Anti Cheat Update for Pokemon GO

In videogames just as in real life there are cheaters, and developers are continuously striving to keep their titles on a fair and level playing field. Latest summers big mobile title was Pokemon GO, the augmented reality (AR) videogame from Niantic Labs, and the studio has recently revealed its efforts to stop those who want to…

New Samsung Gear 360 Arrives In-Store

The Gear 360 is also bundled with the Galaxy S8 for just $49. You can finally gets your hands on Samsung’s new Gear 360 camera. First unveiled back in March, this is the second generation of our most beloved 360-degree consumer camera on the market. And for all the flaws the original Gear 360 may…

Samsung Demonstrates an Incredible Flexible OLED

Samsung is showing off bendy OLED screens which, apart from looking cool, have the potential to change mobile display technology forever. The screens on our mobile devices have reached the point where our eyes can’t even pick out individual pixels anymore. Super AMOLED screens and other OLED variants in particular are beautiful. The double-curved unit…

Monster Buster: World Invasion Claws onto the App Store

A couple of weeks ago VRFocus reported on developer Tag of Joy announcing the upcoming release of augmented reality (AR) title Monster Buster: World Invasion. Today, the monster collecting and fighting videogame is now available on App Store for iPhone and iPad. Monster Buster: World Invasion will naturally be paralleled with last summers mobile AR hit Pokemon GO, which garnered…

Square Enix Launches Its First Vive-exclusive Game, ‘Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur VR’, in Japan

Videogame publisher and developer Square Enix, famous for its Final Fantasy franchise, among others, has launched its first game for the HTC Vive, Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur VR in Japan. In collaboration with game developer GREE, Square Enix has published its first Vive title, an adaptation of the company’s JRPG card-based combat game Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur which has grown to prominence…

HTC ‘Link’ Headset Brings 6DOF To Mobile VR In Japan

Positional-tracking mobile VR and a new Ghost In Shell experience arrive this June exclusively in Japan. Earlier this morning HTC announced that a brand new mobile virtual reality headset powered by their upcoming flagship model smartphone, the HTC U11, will be coming to Japanese consumers this June alongside a Ghost in the Shell tie-in experience….

AR and VR Playground to Debut at Augmented World Expo

The Augmented World Expo will be taking place soon in Santa Clara, California and the conference organisers have announced that the first AWE Playground full of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) experiences will debut at the event. With the aim of eliminating barriers between consumers and experiences, the AWE Playground has almost two…

Luden.io’s Mobile Adventure InMind 2 Comes to Gear VR

Last year Russian developer Luden.io released InMind 2 for iOS and Android, after which support then expanded to Google Daydream, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Now Samsung Gear VR users can head into this virtual reality (VR) adventure of the mind. InMind 2 follows the story of a boy named John, exploring the chemistry governing…

IMAX VR Experience Raising a Rukus Comes to Samsung Gear VR

Raising a Rukus, a virtual reality (VR) experience that debuted at the flagship IMAX VR Centre in Los Angeles this month has now been made available for Samsung Gear VR. Created by The Virtual Reality Company, Raising a Rukus is an animated magical adventures with twins Amy and Jonas and their mischievous pet dog, Rukus. Produced by two-time Academy Award winner and…

LUMO Labs Bringing Wireless Full-Body Tracking And Dreamscape Games To VR

The two year accelerator program is guiding and investing in several projects that could potentially break new ground in VR. While developing for virtual reality can be an exciting and rewarding experience, it’s also anything but easy. Thankfully there are various accelerator programs, incubators and developer centers full of amazing teams committed to supporting virtual…

HTC U11 to get its own Headset called Link

It seems as if having one virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) on the market isn’t enough for HTC, with the recent reveal of a standalone headset being made in partnership with Google. Today, the company has unveiled another, the HTC Link, a mobile headset its marketing alongside flagship smartphone, the U11. In a Japanese…

The Zenfone AR is a Tango Device You Can Buy

Image Credit: Asus Project Tango is Google’s premier AR R&D programme aimed at solving the many technical problems with advanced augmented- and mixed-reality. Tango uses impressive sensor suites and software to scan the environment and integrate that data with visuals generated virtually. Tango has shown off some truly impressive tech demos, but actual…

HTC Link Is A New 6DOF VR Headset Only For Japan

Well this is surprising; HTC has yet another new VR headset on the way, promising to make an important breakthrough for a major category of device. Meet the HTC Link. The Link was first reported on by Japanese site Mogura VR. Intriguingly, it’s promising full six degrees of freedom (6DOF) tracking, which is something we haven’t…

Antilatency Raises $2.1 Million For Mobile Positional Tracking Solution

A startup named Antilatency with a positional tracking solution that recently impressed us has raised $2.1 million and is opening an office in the United States next month. According to the company, the seed investment comes from the Europe-based IIDF venture capital fund and will be used to accelerate the release of its “anti-latency tracker” which goes…

$2.1M Seed Funding Secured By Antilatency

It may not be close to the $400m investment announced earlier today by developers of the Unity Engine, Unity Technologies. But another virtual reality (VR) company has cause to celebration today after it became the latest to reveal seed funding success. Antilatency, which works with positional tracking for movile VR, announced it had received over…

Report: Adoption of VR and AR For Videogaming Driving Growth

Though virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) have been getting increasing amounts of attention as the market has grown and the potential for the technology has become more common knowledge, it is still VR in videogames that are driving the growth of the VR/AR market according to a report by Future Markets Insight. The…

New Samsung Gear 360 Price and Release Date Announced

During Samsung’s Unpacked event in March the company revealed the latest iteration of its 360-degree camera, the Gear 360. The unveiling was followed by a full spec rundown for the new device but details on cost and release date were still being kept quiet. Today, that information has been released seeing the camera retail for…

Record Immersive Video no Matter the Weather with Garmin’s 5K VIRB 360 Camera

If you hadn’t already noticed 360-degree cameras are arriving at a growing rate. Today, Garmin International Inc. has announced its entry into the field with the VIRB 360 camera, a rugged waterproof device that’s been designed to be usable in most conditions. Able to capture high-quality 5.7K video at 30 frames-per-second (FPS), the VIRB 360 comes…

HandyGames Release Early Preview Trailer for Townsmen VR

German developer HandyGames, the studio behind Gear VR titles Hidden Temple – VR Adventure and Stunt Kite Masters VR, has released an early preview video for its next virtual reality (VR) project Townsmen VR. Townsmen VR is an immersive version of HandyGames’ world building strategy title Townsmen, which launch on mobile and PC last year. Players start with a tiny village and through…

Moving Photos Go From Magic To Reality With Prynt

There are plenty of ways to save your photos for posterity; you can print them on a home printer, get the professionally printed using several services online or on the high street, or buy a tiny printer that will connect to your smartphone such as Prynt’s device, the Prynt Pocket. But what if those printed…

Major League Baseball Unveils VR Game Experience

MLB wants to change the way you enjoy America’s favorite pastime with an all-in-one VR experience. In what just may be the biggest marriage between virtual reality and a professional sports franchise to date, Major League Baseball has officially lifted the curtain on its new immersive viewing experience, At Bat VR. Developed by the MLB’s…