Find Adventure and Treasure as Heroes of the Seven Seas Sails Towards PlayStation VR

For PlayStation VR owners, July and the start of August are looking to be bumper months for content releases, with Fantastic Contraption, SUPERHOT VR and Archangel having launched, whilst Theseus, Tiny Trax, Smashbox Arena, Dino Frontier and CastleStorm VR are all due out very soon. As if those weren’t enough, adding to the list is Heroes of the Seven Seas, due for release next week….

New Oculus Rift and Gear VR Releases For Week Of 07/15/17

Some big new releases this week in Rift land. Actually, it’s sort of one big release split into two, but that’s still good, right? If you missed the previous entry of this list you can see those new releases here. And don’t forget that UploadVR has a Steam community group, complete with a curated list of recommendations so that…

The Creepy VR School Bus at Comic-Con

Warner Bros. is taking attendees for a ride. If you’re brave enough to hop on a creepy school bus in a parking lot just outside the San Diego Comic-Con Convention Center, then brace yourself for a VR horror experience that includes some of my biggest childhood fears—namely clowns and ominous children standing in the dark. Developed…

KryptCrawler Creeps onto Oculus Rift and Gear VR

Headup Games and CrazyBunch have launched the long-awaited KryptCrawler, now available for Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR. KryptCrawler will let you enter vast and dangerous dungeons designed exclusively for virtual reality (VR). KryptCrawler delivers a combination of turn-based gameplay and real-time combat, combined with the immersion of modern VR technology. Throughout their adventure…

Review: Augmented Empire

With literally millions of users across the world, the Samsung Gear VR is by far the most popular head-mounted display (HMD) out there – not including cheap and cheerful Google Cardboard – and one of the platform’s most ardent supporters has been British indie developer Coatsink Software. You might not have heard of the company…

Ubimax Launches Frontline A New Enterprise AR Platform

We’ve already seen that augmented reality (AR) and business can be a good fit. From using the technology to do more accurate stock control, to using AR to detect faults and manufacturing defects, wearable technology can be valuable to businesses. Wearable Technology manufacturer Ubimax are using this capability to launch a new AR platform specifically…

Inside Look: Blade Runner 2049 Experience at Comic-Con

With Comic-Con in full swing this week, the amount of panels, previews, games, and brand activations to check out seem endless. But this year, there was one movie experience we weren’t going to miss. Only a block away from the main convention center, lines wrapped around the block, all waiting to enter a massive tent….

Upcoming LG V30 Smartphone Might Have Google Daydream Support

Since the start of 2017 electronics manufacturer LG have taken an interest in virtual reality (VR). There have been indications that LG are partnering with Valve, perhaps to make a new version of the Vive headset, and new information now indicates that LG’s forthcoming smartphone, the V30 will be including Google Daydream support. Rumoured specifications…

Oculus Unveils Blade Runner VR Experience At Comic Con; Teases New Content

Oculus debuts the first of three upcoming Blade Runner VR titles for Gear VR & Rift along with an immersive new experience in San Diego. Blade Runner 2049, the long-awaited sequel to the 1982 cult classic Blade Runner, hits theaters this October and I’m still having trouble believing it’s true. The trailers, while jaw-dropping, won’t be…

HoloGrid: Monster Battle Brings Star Wars’ HoloChess to the HoloLens

HappyGiant has today has launched its critically-acclaimed HoloGrid: Monster Battle on Microsoft’s HoloLens. A tactical strategy videogame that combines elements of chess, board games, and collectible card games, HoloGrid: Monster Battle is now on five leading augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) platforms.   Tailored specifically to take advantage of the HoloLens platform’s…

uSens Unveils SLAM-Based 6DOF Tracking for Mobile VR/AR

uSens, the tracking technology specialist behind the Fingo, has announced development of a Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping (SLAM) based mobile inside-out 6DOF positional tracking solution. Designed specifically for mobile devices, using advanced machine learning and computer vision techniques, uSens’ algorithm constructs a virtual map of an environment without the need for markers. This environment can then be customised…

Lenovo Unveils AR Headset daystAR

Chinese tech giant Lenovo has yet to enter the virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) headset market with a device of its own but that won’t be the case for much longer. This year has already seen confirmation that the company will be making a Windows MR headset and a standalone VR  device based…

Hands-On: The VRHero Is A 5K Resolution Headset From VRgineers

VR currently does a lot of different things well across a variety of devices. The Gear VR is a great mobile headset but it’s underpowered and lacks positional tracking. The HTC Vive and Oculus Rift have good content and roomscale capabilities, but they’re tethered and the resolution isn’t great. PSVR is affordable given its relative…

End Space is Coming to PlayStation VR in September

Just over a year ago developer Justin Wasilenko launched his debut Samsung Gear VR title, End Space. Having now formed Orange Bridge Studios, the team has today announced that the space combat title will be coming to PlayStation VR in September 2017. Players will find themselves in the pilot seat of the Minos Starfighter, equipped with guns…

Oculus Unveils Blade Runner 2049: Replicant Pursuit for Samsung Gear VR

A couple of weeks ago VRFocus reported on Alcon Entertainment and Oculus announcing that Blade Runner 2049 Experience will be making its debut during the San Diego Comic-Con which starts tomorrow. It’s seems that’s not all the companies have in store as today it’s been announced that Blade Runner 2049: Replicant Pursuit will be released this Friday for…

Check Out The Trailer For Blade Runner 2049’s VR Experience

Earlier this month we reported that Blade Runner 2049 was getting a VR experience that would debut at San Diego Comic Con this week. As it turns out, there are actually going to be three tie-in experiences to the movie, and the first of these has just surfaced. Blade Runner 2049: Replicant Pursuit is on…

Mira Opens Pre-Orders for $99 AR Headset Prism

Augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) tends to fall in one of two categories, really cheap like the popular AR title Pokemon GO or the very pricey, such as Microsoft HoloLens. Soon there will be another option, an AR headset that costs $99 USD and uses a smartphone – a kind of AR version of Gear…

Google Glass Resurrected As New Enterprise Edition

Google Glass might be considered a sort of precursor to everything we write about on UploadVR today. Long before Cardboard, Daydream, and Tango, Google aimed to give the world a normal pair of glasses that presented simple AR overlays; far more primitive than what we see now with Microsoft’s HoloLens, but still very promising. The…

Nokia and Xiaomi Team Up for VR and More

It may seem a little weird that two companies who both make phones and should be in competition with each other have teamed up, but that’s just what Nokia and Xiaomi have done in a surprising bit of news. The two companies have signed a cross-licensing patent deal and say they will be looking at…

KryptCrawler Creeps Out Of The Dungeon Onto Oculus Store This Week

Load up rations bag, polish up your armour and sharpen your sword because it’s time to enter the darkness and descend into the abyss once again with the imminent release of KryptCrawler. Announced almost a year ago at the 2016 edition of Gamescom, the title by Headup Games and CrazyBunch is a first-person dungeon explorer…

Mobile Retailer Sees 300% Increase in Demand for VR

Whilst the biggest virtual reality (VR) news generally tends to revolve around high-end head-mounted displays (HMDs), it’s mobile VR that’s driving adoption with Samsung Gear VR leading the way and Google Daydream starting to pick up the pace. In a recent report by online retailer Mobiles.co.uk has charted a sharp increase in demand for VR,…

VR Roller Coasters Collide in Madrid; 33 Injured Including Children

Spanish authorities say 33 people, including six children under 10 years old, have been injured in a roller coaster collision equipped with VR headsets. According to the Associated Press, 27 people needed hospital treatment for minor injuries when two roller coaster cars collided Sunday on the “Tren de la Mina” (Mind Train) at Madrid’s Parque…

Sony Music and MelodyVR Agree Licensing Deal

MelodyVR, a virtual reality (VR) music content platform which is a subsidiary of EVR Holdings PLC, has announced a new licensing and distribution agreement today with Sony Music Entertainment. This will give MelodyVR the right to produce and distribute VR content created with Sony Music artists. Sony Music’s current roster of artists includes both local musicians…

Become A Jedi, Play Holochess With This Star Wars AR Headset

Disney reveals an exciting augmented reality partnership with Lenovo at D23 conference. With every new Star Wars film comes new tie-ins, video games, merchandise and pretty much anything else you can slap a picture of R2D2 or Finn on. So naturally Disney’s D23 conference in Anaheim, California was filled to the brim with new content from a…

Lila’s Tale Makes you Solve Puzzles in VR … Without Your Hands

You don’t need a controller to play Lila’s Tale; you just need to look. It’s a VR platformer that you interact with by directing your gaze at where you want its heroine to move. Only a demo is available at the moment, but the full game is slated for a third-quarter release later this year for…

Oculus Planning on a ‘Spectrum’ Of Standalone Headsets

Oculus have already revealed plans to release a standalone headset to sit in-between the Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift. Now further information has emerged that Oculus are in fact planning to make various different options available for consumers who are interested in standalone virtual reality (VR) headsets. Ars Technica has reported that Oculus is…

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges Makes You An AR Jedi

Disney announced Star Wars: Jedi Challenges at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA today, and revealed it was partnering with Lenovo and Lucasfilm to create a new consumer AR headset. Not many details were given about the hardware itself, but we did learn you download apps onto your phone then lock it into the headset,…