PSVR’s The Persistence Shows Off Couch Co-Op In New Trailer

One of the most anticipated PSVR games of the year, The Persistence, is just over a week away from release, but we still haven’t seen much of one of its biggest features – co-op. This new trailer, however, tells us a little bit more. The Persistence doesn’t have traditional four-player co-op. Instead, its multiplayer looks…

Facebook Begins Testing AR Ads In The News Feed

Facebook wants to prepare you for the upcoming holiday shopping by introducing AR advertisements into your news feed. Facebook is rolling out a brand-new feature that will let you to try on new clothes, check out a new accessories, or place furniture in your home, all through the power of AR. The social media giant…

RAF Launches Free AR App To Mark The Royal Air Force’s Centenary.

Experience the historic London RAF flypast from the comfort of your garden. Today marks the Royal Air Force (RAF) centenary, and to celebrate the momentous occasion a historic flypast was conducted directly over Buckingham Palace. This was by far the largest concentration of military aircraft seen over the UK capital in recent memory. The festive…

VR Music Experiences from Will.I.Am and The Bloom Twins Now on Jaunt

Music artists and performers are always seeking new ways to reach the audience. Whether this is through radio play, streaming, music videos or live performances. With virtual reality (VR) a new avenue for connecting with fans is available, and it is one that recording artists Will.I.Am and the Bloom Twins have embraced. The new VR…

Singer Brandon Howard Goes Virtual With New Music Video

Producer, songwriter and singer Brandon Howard is joining with other music icons such as Bjork and Gorillaz in becoming involved in the world of virtual reality (VR) with the announcement of a new interactive VR music video. The new music video comes out of a collaboration between VR technology company Fibrum and Howard, who first…

Michael Hampden: We’ll See New VR Killer Apps Emerge

The lead game designer for the studio behind Blood & Truth, Sony London, has been speaking at the Develop: Brighton conference. Michael Hampden addressed attendees on the topic of virtual reality (VR) and what the next few years will bring. During a talk for the first day of the conference, Hampden said that he expected…

Tiny Tank Is An Action-Packed 360 Video From SoKrispyMedia

There’s still a lot to figure out about 360 video, which means filmmakers tend to stick to slower-paced experiences. Tiny Tank is no such experience. This new VR short, launched today by SoKrispyMedia in partnership with Madison Wells Media, is the first in a new series titled SoKrispy Daydreams. It’s an action-packed piece that envisions…

Tiny Tank Is An Action-Packed 360 Video From SoKrispyMedia

There’s still a lot to figure out about 360 video, which means filmmakers tend to stick to slower-paced experiences. Tiny Tank is no such experience. This new VR short, launched today by SoKrispyMedia in partnership with Madison Wells Media, is the first in a new series titled SoKrispy Daydreams. It’s an action-packed piece that envisions…

Samsung Looks to Anti-SDE AMOLED To Improve Mobile VR

While smartphone-based virtual reality (VR) remains one of the most popular routes into VR for consumers, there are problems with the experience, even for those who are lucky enough to be using high-end handsets like the Samsung Galaxy S9 to power the VR experience. Samsung are working to improve the situation with a technology called…

Metareal Announces 3D VR Tour Platform Availability to Public

The popularity of virtual reality (VR) is rising amongst businesses and retailers, as it offers a new way to engage with clients, customers and other businesses. Metareal Inc are trying to open up the technology to more people with the announcement that its Metareal Stage platform will be made available to the public. Metareal Stage…

Snapchat Brings AR To Theme Parks

Snapchat have been enthusiastically embracing the augmented reality (AR) phenomenon for some time now, offering its customers a range of AR lenses, filters and experiences to try out, often as part of a media partnership. Continuing this trend, Snap has struck deals with several theme park operators which will see custom Snapchat lenses coming to…

Samsung Trademarks ‘Anti-Screen Door Effect’ AMOLED Display

A recent trademark filing from Samsung suggests the company may be ready to introduce an even better VR display. Dutch site Galaxy Club recently discovered a European trademark filing from the company for an ‘Anti SDE AMOLED’. While the documents don’t make it explicitly clear, it’s very likely that ‘SDE’ refers to screen door effect,…

New Renault Captur Being Brought to Life With Blippar’s AR Technology

Car manufacturers have been some of the most passionate supporters of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies, from helping advance design techniques to promoting new models. It’s the latter that Renault plans to use AR for, in conjunction with its new Captur model. Renault has partnered with digital media agency OMD and AR…

Celebrate Pokémon GO’s Second Anniversary With A Summer Style Pikachu

There is no slowing the giant that is Pokémon GO, the ever growing popular augmented reality (AR) mobile title, as it reaches its second anniversary. To mark the two years following its release developer Niantic Labs have announced that a special Pikachu will be available for a limited time. There is no other way to really…

Coatsink Software’s Esper Now Available Now Steam

British developer Coatsink Software – the creators of the critically acclaimed mobile virtual reality (VR) titles Augmented Empire and A Night Sky – have now released their latest title Esper onto Steam. This puzzles title seems players need to prove they can controller their newly found psychic abilities by completing a number of challenges all…

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….

Carbon Studio Announce The Wizards: Trials of Meliora

Independent creative studio Carbon Studio have announced their latest virtual reality (VR) videogame in the form of The Wizards: Trials of Meliroa. This VR title brings together the fun of casting spells with hand gestures and mixes it with a rich and detailed fantasy setting, offering an immersive gameplay experience. Following the release of their…

Indian Billionaire Working on AR Retail Platform

Indian businessman Mukesh Ambani has outlined a plan for his company, Reliance Industries Ltd, to create a retail platform that combines traditional shopping with augmented reality (AR) and online commerce. The plan was detailed during the annual shareholders meeting in Mumbai, where the plan included plans to involve several branches of the company including Raliance…

Pastimes For Pirates Developer Diary #3 – Tacking Where Neccessary

In this third Developer Diary for Pastimes for Pirates, we look at how we’re expanding upon the initial prototype into a more fully fledged vertical slice, one that will hopefully whet the whistles and widen the wallets of virtual reality (VR) games publishers. DoF McGrog’en When we first set sail on our journey to find…

VR Spellcaster The Wizards Gets Oculus Go, Gear VR Spin-Off

Carbon Studio’s The Wizards is one of the more polished spellcasting games you can play in a VR headset, and now it’s getting a mobile-based spin-off. The studio this week released The Wizards: Trials of Meliora for Oculus Go and Gear VR. It’s essentially a wave shooter that gives you a taste of the full…