League of War is Coming to PlayStation VR

The strategy genre has received something of a boost from the increasing popularity of virtual reality (VR). That trend looks set to continue, as San Francisco-based developer MunkyFun have announced that its popular mobile strategy franchise League of War will be coming to PlayStation VR with League of War: VR Arena. Probably best known for…

Kendall Jenner Takes You Inside Her Closet in VR

Condé Nast Entertainment and Google team up for new ‘Supermodel Closets’ Daydream VR series. Standing in front of me, in a perfectly organized wardrobe closet, Kendall Jenner picks up a pair of platform booties given to her by Kanye West and proudly holds it out in front of her. Now i’m kneeling in a fitting…

Qualcomm Reveal Depth-Sensing Camera Technology for VR Headsets & Smartphones

Today Qualcomm Technologies Inc., announced an expansion to the Qualcomm Spectra Module Program. The low-power, high-performance motion tracking capabilities of the Qualcomm Spectra image signal processors (ISP), in addition to optimised simultaneous localisation and mapping (SLAM) algorithms, are designed to support new virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) applications that require SLAM. Capable of…

Samsung Promise Major Announcement About Galaxy Smartphone

Samsung are teasing fans of its line of smartphones with a cryptic announcement on its website that says they are planning a big reveal about the latest Samsung Galaxy on the 23rd August, 2017. Leaks and rumours have already begun to swirl, with the majority of analysts predicting that the announcement will be related to…

Lenovo Trademark May Reveal Name Of Upcoming VR Headset

Lenovo has a lot going on in the immersive technology space right now, including two VR headsets and two AR headsets. It looks like one of these might have just gotten a name, but don’t ask us which. German site Mobielkopen.net recently spotted a new trademark filed by the technology company for something called Lenovo…

Nvidia Release Game Ready Driver for Killing Floor: Incursion

Graphics card makers Nvidia have been quite keen on supporting the virtual reality (VR) industry by providing the best possible experience for players taking on a VR experience. The new Game Ready Driver from Nvidia includes specific support for Killing Floor: Incursion, along with other titles Agents of Mayhem and Crossout. The new Game Ready…

Explore the World with Start VR’s Travel Experience Atlas Obscura VR

Australian virtual reality (VR) studio, Start VR has created several immersive experiences for Samsung Gear VR, such as live action, cinematic film VR Noir, StartGATE and helping patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment. Its latest project is travel-based, releasing Atlas Obscura VR for the mobile headset this week. Atlas Obscura VR has been made in collaboration with Atlas Obscura, which creates guides to the…

VR Bound Announces Nominees For Inaugural 2017 VR Awards

An evening dedicated to celebrating the past years VR accomplishments. Back in March, VR Bound along with their partners AMD, Foundry and HP asked VR enthusiast from all around the globe to nominate VR experiences, hardware, startups and innovations in 12 different categories for the inaugural 2017 VR Awards; an elegant black-tie event which will be held at the legendary…

The VR Job Hub: Ultrahaptics, Adobe Research, Force Field VR and more

Whether you’re an experienced designer, programmer, engineer, or maybe you’ve just been inspired after reading VRFocus  articles, the jobs listed here are located worldwide, from major game players to humble indie developers – the one thing they all have in common is that they are all jobs in VR. View the new listings below for more…

Hidden Path Brings Popular Tower Defence Title Defense Grid 2 to Gear VR

This week Hidden Path Entertainment has brought its highly successful tower defence title Defense Grid 2 to Samsung Gear VR, as well as offering a free trial for mobile users and Oculus Rift owners. The studio launched Defense Grid 2: Enhanced VR Edition to Oculus Rift on launch day and now Gear VR owners get to experience all…

This Week in VR Sport: Sports Illustrated AR Covers, VR Cricket Uses Mo-Cap, Get VR Golf Lesson from a Pro

It’s Saturday, so VRFocus brings you the usual slice of sports teams, companies, and sports stars all getting into swing of embracing virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology. Sports Illustrated College Football Issue Features AR Covers If you didn’t catch it, earlier this week VRFocus reported on well-known publication Sports Illustrated embracing AR for its…

Ultrawings Lands on Samsung Gear VR

Bit Planet Games, LLC, has launched the popular Ultrawings on Samsung Gear VR. Following its Oculus Rift and HTC Vive debut, the developer recently announced Ultrawings will be flying onto PlayStation VR soon and now the videogame has landed on the leading mobile virtual reality (VR) platform from Samsung and Oculus VR. Ultrawings on Samsung…

Sociable Soccer Heading to Steam Early Access

Tower Studios in partnership with Finnish studio Combo Breaker has announced that Sociable Soccer will launch in summer 2017 on Steam Early Access with Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and mobile platforms to follow. Sociable Soccer has also been confirmed for Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR; however no date is currently in sight for the…

Magical combat title Wands Coming to Oculus Rift Next Month

Indie developer NUX Studios released its first title Wands for Samsung Gear VR a year ago. Today, the developer alongside publisher Cortopia Studios have announced that the magic-based combat title will be coming to Oculus Rift in September. Having won ‘Best VR Game of the Year’ during the 13th Global International Mobile Gaming Awards, the Oculus Rift…

Wizard Dueling Game Wands Hits Oculus Rift Next Month

I desparately want a deep, immersive Harry Potter VR game. The Fantastic Beasts experience on Google Daydream is hardly more than a marketing gimmick and it’s not actually a game. Titles like inVokeR, The Unspoken, and Wands do a good job of tapping into that desire to shoot spells and throw fireballs inside a VR…

Katy Perry Comes To Life in W Magazine AR Cover

The fashion publication’s latest issue embraces augmented reality. Whether capturing Kate Moss in VR for a fragrance ad or letting retail shoppers don a headset in store, fashion brands are always seeking new ways to capture consumer attention. And when it comes to fashion publishers, augmented reality seems to be the immersive technology of choice…

5 Ways AR & VR Could Benefit Daily Life, But Aren’t

Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) have already convinced a great many people of the potential underlying these new technologies. Both VR and AR can have a significant impact on both individuals and society as a whole, fundamentally challenging what is seen as the norm today in the same way that the smartphone, television…

Making VR Accessible for Everyone

Most human beings are right-handed. This means, that by and large, most things are designed for use by right-handed people. Can openers, scissors, even pens are all biased towards the right handed community. Videogames are no different, as any leftie who has tried to play Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword or Sonic and the Black…

Sports Illustrated College Football Issue Features AR Covers

Some traditional publications have been slow to embrace new advancements in technology. That cannot be said of Sports Illustrated, however, who have embraced immersive technology such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) and are once again offering readers an enhanced experience with the AR-enabled covers for the College Football issue. Sports illustrated has…

Augmented Reality Puzzle Title To Launch Kickstarter

The success of Pokemon Go, regardless of its various issues, and the recent entry by Apple into the augmented reality (AR) sector has inspired several developers to look into the creation of new AR titles. One such project is called Hidden Secrets, and plans to award successfully players with real cash prizes. Drawing on ideas…

Native 360 Video Capture Comes to First Oculus Rift Game

The latest update to Dead and Buried brings in-game 360° image and video capture among other new features. VR is an experience that’s hard to explain to those who haven’t been lucky enough to try it themselves. How exactly does one put the incredible sensation of being immersed into a brand new world into mere…

The VRScout Report – Altspace Shuts Down & Disney Resorts Get The Void

Recapping the top stories covered on the VRScout Report, a weekly podcast discussing the best in VR, hosted by Malia Probst. Social VR pioneer Altspace shuts down, ‘Second Life’ successor Sansar launches open beta, WebVR comes to Firefox, Disney wants you to be a Star Wars jedi in VR, the funding & investment wrapup, and more… Featuring special guest…

WebVR Support Comes To The Firefox Browser Today

The popular desktop browser becomes the first to support immersive WebVR content. WebVR is a hot word within the VR community that’s been thrown around quite a bit as of late. But what exactly does it mean? Simply put, WebVR allows you to explore common web apps in VR by translating the movement and position…

VR Testing Firm Fishbowl Expands into Augmented Reality

Virtual reality consultancy and testing firm Fishbowl has told UploadVR they have expanded their services to include augmented reality testing. The company produced their first AR usability test with INKHUNTER, an application that allows users to see how a tattoo might look on their body before actually putting ink to skin. Describing the reason behind…

Augmented Empire Review: Turn-Based Tactics Meet Deep Storytelling

When a VR game goes the additional steps to make everything not only feel and play great inside of a headset, but also have lore-appropriate explanations for quirky gamified caveats like a third-person top-down camera angles, I really appreciate it more. In the case of other similar titles like Dragon Front it made sense to…

#DogmentedReality Crashes Cat Day With New Trailer And Details

Fed up with all these cats crashing your style today? Fear not, we’ve got an exclusive new trailer of #DogmentedReality, the new AR mode for the Good Dogs iOS app, as well as new details on it. As you’ve probably heard (because you almost certainly follow them on Twitter), Good Dogs is the smartphone app…

HoloLens Creator Says Smartglasses are the Future of Smartphones

The technology surrounding mobile phones has advanced astonishingly quickly. From the massive ‘brick’ phones for the 90s to the sleek and powerful touch-screen devices we all keep around our person, it seems almost impossible to imagine a world without the ubiquitous smartphone. HoloLens creator Alex Kipman and Windows Insider Chief Dona Sarkar can imagine that…

VR vs. Streaming & Network Infrastructure

This week’s VR vs. won’t be brought to you by VRFocus’ social guru Kevin Eva, as he’s enjoying a well earned week off. Instead you got me, and I want to talk about virtual reality (VR) data consumption, streaming and network infrastructure (exciting stuff I know), as it plays a fundamental role in the growth…