Radial-G On PlayStation VR Set For EU Stores Next Week

PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR owners do not have much longer to wait for outrageous space racer Radial-G: Racing Revolved to be available in stores. In fact the award winning title, which features fast paced and twisting action over neon laced tracks with 360 degree rotation, is due in stores in Europe from September 15th…

Justice League VR Coming to HTC Vive & Oculus Rift

The Vive experience will debut at New York Comic-Con. Warner Bros and DC Entertainment are stepping up promotion for the upcoming superhero film with a few Justice League VR experiences of their own. Revealed Friday, Justice League VR will let you step into the shoes and feel the powers of the iconic DC Super Heroes:…

This Week in VR Sport: Partnerships, Deals And Even More Deals

It’s the weekend, which means it’s time to consider the world of sport once again on VRFocus as we look at just what news has materialised over the last seven days or so linking the likes of football, basketball, motor racing, baseball and more to immersive technologies such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR)….

NYT VR Gives Users A Virtual Backstage Pass

Last month the New York Times brought its library of immersive virtual reality (VR) and 360-degree films to the Samsung Gear VR with the launch of the NYT VR app on that platform. Now NYT VR is offering Gear VR users the chance to get an exclusive look at the lives of indie rock band…

Sky, Ericsson and Tiledmedia Showcase VR For Live Sports

At this years’ IBC Conference and Exhibition, three members of the Virtual Reality Industry Forum, Sky, Ericsson and Tiledmedia will be demonstrating how virtual reality (VR) can be paired with live sports for a more engaging viewer experience. Using 360 video displaying on untethered VR head mounted displays (HMDs), users will be able to experience…

Justice League VR: The Complete Experience Slated for a December 2017 Release

Back in March Warner Bros. announced plans for a virtual reality (VR) experience based on the upcoming superhero movie Justice League. Now the company has revealed the Justice League VR experience will be rolled out in four stages, with content to be released prior to, during, and after the theatrical opening, culminating with Justice League VR: The Complete Experience. To…

Kaleidoscope’s FIRST LOOK Event Reveals Line Up

An exclusive two-day event designed to bring together a selected audience of virtual reality content creators with publishers, distributors and other entertainment industry personnel, FIRST LOOK will be showcasing premiers of VR content with the goal of fostering new relationships and partnerships between industry figures. Presented by Intel and with attendance limited to 200 people,…

SLIVER.tv to Provide VR Coverage of ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2017

Taking place tomorrow is the ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2017 tournament by Turner Sports and IMG. While there will be traditional coverage on TBS as well as Twitch, Youtube and other digital channels, virtual reality (VR) esports broadcaster SLIVER.tv will be adding its immersive experience to the event. Just like SLIVER.tv has done with past esports…

ELEAGUE Receives VR Tech From Sliver.tv

Fresh off a successful round of venture capital funding, Sliver.tv announced a partnership today with ELEAGUE, Turner and IMG’s eSports venture. ELEAGUE will use Sliver’s 360-degree video technology in the upcoming Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Premier 2017. Fans will be able to watch matches in 360-degrees, just like they do now in Sliver’s own Counter-Strike coverage….

Samsung Develops VR Systems For Mental Health Care

Virtual reality (VR) has seen a rise in use by the healthcare industry. From teaching medical students about trauma procedures, to helping tackle the loneliness and isolation of long-term medical care, VR has seen a variety of uses in medicine. Now Samsung are aiming to develop VR system that can help in the field of…

Create VR and AR with No Experience in SpatialStories

apelab, a Swiss-American company, partnered with Technicolor to deliver SpatialStories earlier this year. A tool that will help optimise your virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) applications without coding, SpatialStories currently works for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR and HoloLens, with support for Apple ARKit and Google ARCore coming soon. SpatialStories is…

Kids Bike Through Their Own Artwork In This VR Workshop

The immersive learning experience uses VR to let young participants pedal a stationary bike through their drawings and clay figures. Remember when arts and crafts meant some glue sticks and a handful of dry macaroni? Ah yes, it was a simpler time that the children of today will unfortunately never fully understand. Especially when you…

Spark of Light Developer Confirms PC Version in the Works

Last month Pillow’s Willow VR Studios released its first virtual reality (VR) videogame for Samsung Gear VR, a fantasy puzzle experience called Spark of Light. The title has already been confirmed for Google Daydream, and now the studio has stated it’s working on a PC version as well. VRFocus reviewed Spark of Light for Gear…

Angest Is The New VR Game From The Makers Of Finding Monsters

Black River Studios is one of the more interesting developers working in mobile VR. The team’s Finding Monsters was one of the few VR games of the time to be aimed at children, and the studio has since released fascinating experiments like Rococo. Now the developer’s next game is here. Angest is a story-driven adventure…

ANMLY Hopes To Improve Audio For Mobile VR

For many people, mobile virtual reality (VR) will be their first experience of VR. This usually means hooking their smartphone up to Samsung Gear VR, Google Daydream or Google Cardboard. ANMLY hope to offer another option with the Model A. One of the issues with mobile VR can be sound quality. Unless you are content…

Samsung Gear VR App Aids The Visually Impaired

This new Samsung tool is using VR to bring sight to the near-blind. VR has the opportunity to improve so much of daily life by altering and improving reality. For those with vision impairment, seeing and reading are the ultimate improvements to reality—and VR may be the solution. Relúmĭno is an app that pairs with…

Rift Exclusive Strategy Game Brass Tactics Coming Soon

Real-time strategy VR game Brass Tactics is coming exclusively to the Rift on Oct. 19. We first tried the strategy title at GDC and found it to be an enticing multiplayer strategy game offering a giant tabletop upon which to build and command troops in either co-op mode or head-to-head with another player. The creator made…

Samsung Uses VR To Provide Mental Health Care In Asia’s Suicide Capital

Samsung has announced a new VR-focused partnership with Gangam Severance Hospital in Seoul. The electronics giant will provide VR headsets and wearable devices to the hospital, while software developer FNI will create mental health diagnostic tools and interventions. Samsung did not detail in English how the hospital would utilize their tech when diagnosing patients, but…

Lenovo MR Headset Can Run On Integrated Graphics

One of the barriers to high-end virtual reality (VR) at the moment is cost. For those who wish to experience VR using a device such as a HTC Vive or Oculus Rift, it is necessary to invest in a powerful PC, with most VR-capable cards alone costing over £200 (GBP). Lenovo’s Windows 10 Mixed Reality…

Settlers of Catan is Coming to VR

The best-selling board game gets a VR adaptation this Holiday. With over 22 million copies in 30 languages sold over the past couple decades, this iconic board game is getting a modern day makeover—in virtual reality. A new version of Settlers of Catan is being developed by game studio Experiment 7 in collaboration with the…

WebVR: Taking The Path Of Least Resistance To Mainstream VR

While we were distracted with VR hype cycles and the “when will VR go mainstream?” debate, the understated and overlooked WebVR snuck up on us. If you are wondering why you’ve started seeing more and more discussion of WebVR in the headlines, you’re not alone. This year alone, we’ve seen major announcements from Google and Firefox,…

Preview: Steel Alive – Sci-Fi Horror FPS Heads to Gear VR

The Samsung Gear VR has arguably had its day. While it remains one of the biggest selling virtual reality (VR) platforms currently available it has been outdone by both high-end head-mounted displays (HMDs) and the aggressive price point of Google’s Daydream View. That said, there are still content creators looking to innovate on the platform,…

Samsung’s 360° Infinity Selfies Are Hit With Music Festival Crowds

In a bid to make VR content more social, Samsung brought its Hypercube installation to Reading Festival. Music festivals are a main fixture of summer, and in spite of all the mud, some of the world’s most popular gigs happen in England. While Glastonbury might be the first name that springs to mind, Reading Festival—which…

VRLA Returns to the LA Convention Center in May 2018

Starting out as a small virtual reality (VR) meetup in Los Angeles, California, the VRLA event has grown into a massive two-day event featuring the very latest in VR, augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) tech. The 2017 event took place in April, and now the 2018 dates have been announced, with the expo…

Here Be Dragons Release Trailer for VR Miniseries Dispatch

A few days ago VRFocus reported on immersive content studio Here Be Dragons’ next virtual reality (VR) project, a miniseries called Dispatch. Making its debut at the recent Venice Film Festival, the studio’s now released the trailer shown at the event. The four-part series puts viewers in the shoes of a police dispatcher, dealing with all manner…

Review: Spark of Light

In amongst all the wave shooters and horribly put together tech demos trying to showcase what virtual reality (VR) is like there are some gems, videogames that utilise the designated platform to its potential whilst creating a magical virtual world that just sucks you in. One such title that Samsung Gear VR users should take…

This Week in VR Sport: Golf on HoloLens, Baseball in 360 degrees

It’s Saturday, it is almost the end of Summer and the start of a new school year. That means some sporting seasons will be starting up and others are ending. Many of theme will be starting their new season with the aid of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology. This week, Baseball and…