How VR Experiences Influence Consumer Buying Decisions

There is no doubt in our mind that in the next couple of years we will see the virtual reality industry continue to grow at an unbelievable rate. The value of the industry is set to rise from 1.9 Billion Dollars (2016) to over 20 Billion Dollars! So with that amount of money being projected…

TV Broadcaster MTG Launches VR app Aimed at Nordic Region

Modern Times Group (MTG) is primarily known as a TV broadcaster aimed at the Nordic and Baltic regions. The company has now launched a virtual reality (VR) content app for customers in its target region called Viareal. Users of the app will be able to experience content such as the 360-degree video broadcast of the UEFA…

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’…

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…

Tech Store Saturn Gets AR Sales Assistant Using HoloLens

Visitors to German tech store Saturn could have the opportunity to be guided around the store by an augmented reality (AR) creation called Paula by donning Microsoft’s HoloLens as part of a pilot program in certain stores. Somewhat resembling a kind of alien, vaguely humanoid squid, or a creation of Pablo Picasso; the AR cartoon…

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….

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…

Fusion Wars Gets Gear VR Controller and Oculus Avatar Support

Oculus announced back in March that it would be rebuilding Oculus Home to reduce load on devices that powered the Samsung Gear VR. Alongside that update would come the introduction of Oculus Avatars, now Gear VR title Fusion Wars is introducing support for Avatars and the Gear VR controller. Fusion Wars will be integrating Avatars…

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…

VR Company’s Raising A Rukus Now Available on Gear, in IMAX Centers

Last month we wrote up impressions of Raising A Rukus, a family-oriented animated VR film from the Virtual Reality Company. From today, Gear VR owners can get a taste of the experience for themselves. Raising A Rukus follows two twins on their birthday that go on a fantastical adventure with their dog, Rukus. It’s intended…

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…

VRTV Weekly Roundup: Microsoft AR, Google Daydream and Oculus Rift

Celebrate Thursday and the approaching weekend with the latest edition of the VRTV roundup covering all the hottest news from the past seven days. This week sees some news from Microsoft, Google and Oculus. The last week has seen details of the upcoming updates and enhancements to Google’s Daydream platform which is incorporating social features…

Jaunt and Land Rover go ‘Above and Beyond’ ahead of the America’s Cup

Jaunt and Land Rover have released a 360-degree film ahead of the America’s Cup Qualifiers on Friday 26th bringing customers and fans closer to the action of this famous boat race. The film allows viewers to jump on board as the team sail around Bermuda’s Great Sound during final preparations for the challenge. Fans are transported into a grueling gym…

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…

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…

Björk VR Art Exhibit Comes to LA

Björk Digital runs from May 19 to June 4 in downtown LA. Since kicking off her digital exhibition tour in Sydney over a year ago, Björk is bringing her traveling immersive exhibit closer to home. The Icelandic music icon’s next stop after traveling the globe with her VR album is finally right here in Los Angeles….

Report: Samsung To Reveal UHD Display Primed For VR Today

It’s going to be years until display resolutions are clear enough for VR to look like real life, but we’re inching ever forward. It looks like Samsung might be announcing the next step in that journey today. Reports from Yonhap News and The Korean Herald state that Samsung is expected to reveal a new 1.96…

AppSwarm Delves Into VR Sector With Acquisition of Into the VR World

AppSwarm is a company that’s known to be working on in-house software development platforms and the development of cutting-edge software. With the growth of the virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) industries it’s not surprising that such a company would begin to show interest in the developing technology of VR/AR, as proved by AppSwam’s acquisition…

Happinss Virtual Reality: The Future of Corporate and Personal Wellness?

Image Credit: Happinss (Used with Permission) Close your eyes, relax your senses and allow your imagination to run free. People who have worked in a corporate environment or recently studied at school or college might be aware of the concept of wellness, mindfulness and guided meditation. It is an exercise one or several people are…

AR, VR, MR, RR, XR: A Glossary to the Acronyms of the Future

Virtual reality (VR) began its climb back into the social consciousness in 2013 with the launch of the well-documented Kickstarter campaign for the Oculus Rift. In the four years that have passed since, things have become more complicated. Augmented reality (AR) has finally begun its ascent and Microsoft has muddied the waters with the HoloLens…

New ‘Alien’ Multiplayer Free-Roaming VR Experience in Development by Fox

20th Century Fox’s Interactive Entertainment and theme park arm FoxNext is building a 2000 sq. ft free-roaming multiplayer VR experience set in the world of the Alien movie franchise. The Alien movie franchise is among the most enduring in history, with very entry re-imagining a universe that was conceived almost 40 years ago with the latest,…

Fox Working on Multiplayer Alien VR Videogame

When Alien: Covenant In Utero was released, there was some disappointment expressed by fans that it was a 360-degree video and not a full virtual reality (VR) videogame experience. Fox are now seemingly seeking to address that complaint with a multiplayer VR experience set in the Alien universe. The experience is being produced by FoxNext,…

Eurocom Launches VR-Ready Gaming Laptop Sky MX5 R3

For users of PC-based virtual reality (VR) devices such as the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift, it’s reasonably easy to put together a rig that will support the level of performance you require. There are plenty of website out there that will guide you in exactly what hardware parts to pick if you want to…