Tomb Raider Launches Free VR Movie Tie-In Experience

Rappel, climb, and zip-line as Lara Croft. Tomb Raider is heading to theaters March 16th, but not before taking us on a trip underground, letting us virtually step into the boots of Lara Croft herself. As part of the launch for this year’s Tomb Raider film series reboot, Warner Bros has launched an interactive VR…

Cinematic Experience Tomb Raider VR: Lara’s Escape Comes to Gear VR

There have been plenty of movie/virtual reality (VR) tie-ins, some ok, some not – looking at you Jumanji: The VR Adventure. Today, Warner Bros. has released a VR experience to coincide with next month’s launch of Tomb Raider, a piece of cinematic content called Tomb Raider VR: Lara’s Escape. Looking much better than some other movie-based VR content, Tomb Raider VR:…

Oculus Store Update Removes Gallery Apps Section

Oculus is continuously improving and adding new features to its online store, the biggest being the recent Rift Core 2.0 and Dash. Today, the company will be rolling out a major change, not one that users may notice right away but important for indie developers, the removal of Gallery Apps. The Gallery Apps section was introduced over a…

Facebook Brings 3D Content To Newsfeeds

3D creations have a home on Facebook starting today. The social media giant is embracing a new type of content for you to upload alongside text, photos and videos. 3D objects or scenes saved in the industry standard glTF 2.0 format can be dragged straight to a browser window to add to your Facebook account….

Practice Those bow Skills as Apex Construct Released for PlayStation VR

PlayStation VR owners have four new titles to choose from this week, Run Dorothy Run, Restless Spirit, Konrad the Kitten and Apex Construct. While each one serves its own particular genre it’ll be Fast Travel Games’ Apex Construct that’ll have most players interest. Launched today, the sci-fi virtual reality (VR) experience has a new trailer and some screenshots to tempt you into…

Wilson! Survive Your own Shipwreck in Island Time VR This Spring

Flight School Studio, the team behind surreal virtual reality (VR) narrative experience Manifest 99 has announced its next project, a slightly more light-hearted survival adventure called Island Time VR.  Ever watched TV series like Bear Grylls The Island or movies such as Castaway and thought you could handle being shipwrecked on a desert island? Well soon you’ll be able to practice without…

Elite Dangerous: Beyond – Chapter One Dated for Launch This Month

Last month VRFocus reported on Frontier Developments announcing Elite Dangerous’ next big update, Elite Dangerous: Beyond – Chapter One. Today, the studio has revealed that it’ll arrive on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One next week, on 27th February, 2018. Elite Dangerous: Beyond – Chapter One will see a bunch of new features added to the space-based adventure with…

Island Time Is A Desert Island Survival Game For PSVR, Rift And Vive

Manifest 99 from Flight School Studio was one of the most interesting VR experiences of 2017. Just a few months on from its launch, though, and the developer is ready to share its next full VR game, Island Time. This looks like quite a big departure from the story-driven experience Flight School made its name…

AFR Furniture Rental to White Label AllSeated’s 360 Realplans-3D VR Solution

It was only last week that VRFocus reported on AllSeated’s plans to modernise the Event Planning industry using virtual reality (VR). Today, the company has announced that US national furniture rental provider to the events industry AFR Furniture Rental will white label AllSeated’s 360 Realplans-3D event planning platform. The partnership continues a growing trend in the industry towards the use…

AFR Furniture Rental to White Label AllSeated’s 360 Realplans-3D VR Solution

It was only last week that VRFocus reported on AllSeated’s plans to modernise the Event Planning industry using virtual reality (VR). Today, the company has announced that US national furniture rental provider to the events industry AFR Furniture Rental will white label AllSeated’s 360 Realplans-3D event planning platform. The partnership continues a growing trend in the industry towards the use…

VR Used For Aircraft Refuelling Training

The use of virtual reality (VR) simulations for training pilots and aircraft mechanics is slowly coming to be accepted in academic institutions and in companies. The success of the VR approach is seeing an increasing number of areas where VR is being applied, such as training for the complex procedure of refuelling a plane. The…

Magic Leap Job Listing Suggests Big Retail Presence Incoming

As with virtual reality, the best way to get people to understand augmented reality is to get them to actually try it. To that end, it looks like Magic Leap will be making a big push towards getting its kit into people’s hands in the future. The Florida-based AR company is currently looking for a…

VR Physics Sandbox ‘Modbox’ to Become More “Unity-like” in March Update

Modbox (2016), the multiuser VR physics sandbox from indie studio Alientrap, is getting an update next month in hopes of making the app more of a “Unity-like experience – only simplified,” says developer Lee Vermeulen. The update is said to include a desktop-based editor and visual scripting system. Vermeulen released the news via a Steam forum post, saying that…

VR Physics Sandbox ‘Modbox’ to Become More “Unity-like” in March Update

Modbox (2016), the multiuser VR physics sandbox from indie studio Alientrap, is getting an update next month in hopes of making the app more of a “Unity-like experience – only simplified,” says developer Lee Vermeulen. The update is said to include a desktop-based editor and visual scripting system. Vermeulen released the news via a Steam forum post, saying that…

Consciousness Is A Concept Album Fusing VR And Music

We’ve seen plenty of VR music videos, but I-Exist wants to take the relationship between audio and virtual reality even deeper with a full VR concept album. This two-piece band is currently working on Consciousness, a full LP that you’ll experience inside a VR headset. But this isn’t just a series of 360 degree videos;…

Dreams of Dali now Free on Steam

Two years ago the Salvador Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, launched an exhibition called Disney and Dalí: Architects of the Imagination. As part of it Goodby Silverstein & Partners created the Dreams of Dali virtual reality (VR) experience focused on the artist’s famous 1935 painting Archeological Reminiscence of Millet’s “Angelus”. In the summer of 2017 VRFocus reported on plans to bring the…

Dreams of Dali now Free on Steam

Two years ago the Salvador Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, launched an exhibition called Disney and Dalí: Architects of the Imagination. As part of it Goodby Silverstein & Partners created the Dreams of Dali virtual reality (VR) experience focused on the artist’s famous 1935 painting Archeological Reminiscence of Millet’s “Angelus”. In the summer of 2017 VRFocus reported on plans to bring the…

The Biggest Rift, Vive And Windows Releases Of The Week 02/11/18

Not a huge weeks this week, with most of the note-worthy releases being exclusive to Rift, but the biggest game of the week is appearing on all three platforms at least. If you missed last week’s releases they’re here. And don’t forget that UploadVR has a Steam community group, complete with a curated list of recommendations so that you…

The Biggest Rift, Vive And Windows Releases Of The Week 02/11/18

Not a huge weeks this week, with most of the note-worthy releases being exclusive to Rift, but the biggest game of the week is appearing on all three platforms at least. If you missed last week’s releases they’re here. And don’t forget that UploadVR has a Steam community group, complete with a curated list of recommendations so that you…

The NBA and TNT Partner With Intel For Biggest VR Push Yet

TNT’s NBA VR livestreams begin February 16th. The NBA and TNT are launching a VR experience that is powered by Intel True VR and promises to not only bring fans even closer to the game, but serve as a portal into all available programming through on-demand VR coverage of the upcoming NBA All-Star weekend. The NBA on TNT…

OrbusVR Is A Tantalizing First Step Toward The Future Of VR MMOs

As someone that grew up playing MMOs like EverQuest, Minions of Mirth (an obscure indie one), Runescape, Guild Wars, and more, a high-quality VR MMO is one of my ultimate dream games. Anime like .hack//sign and Sword Art Online have done their part to instill the excitement around the concept and now with consumer VR…

‘Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality’ to Land on PSVR April 10th

Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality (2017) is coming to PSVR April 10th, 2018. Developed by Owlchemy Labs, the studio behind Job Simulator (2016), and voiced by series creator Justin Roiland, this might be the only chance to hang out with the hard-drinking genius scientist Rick and his hapless grandson Morty while you’re wasting away waiting for season 4. The game, which places you…

Bigscreen Gets 12 Player Support, New Environments In Latest Update

It’s time for another Bigscreen update, and this latest edition makes the social VR app even, well, bigger. The Big Room Update, as it’s called, includes some key new features. Perhaps the best addition is support for up to 12 users in three new expanded environments, all based off of pre-existing scenes. Previously the app…