Get to Work Next Month at the Fail Factory

Texas-based Armature Studio (Borderlands, Metal Gear Solid and Batman Arkham series) has today announced its first foray into virtual reality (VR), working with Oculus Studios on Fail Factory, a quirky puzzle title for Samsung Gear VR that’s scheduled for release on 7th December. Fail Factory is a collection of mini-games where players have to think fast in order to…

Disney Pixar’s Coco VR is Out Now on Oculus Rift

Disney Pixar are regarded as one of the best and most respected animation studios, and fans all over the world are eagerly anticipating the release of the studio’s newest movies, titled Coco. To tie in to the film, Pixar have also produced a virtual reality (VR) experience called Coco VR, which is out now on…

Breaking Fourth Brings VR Films To Gear VR

Breaking Fourth have becomes known to consumers of virtual reality (VR) content as creators of high-quality VR films which spans a variety of genres and subjects. Soon those films will be available to users of the Samsung Gear VR. Breaking Fourth’s VR productions have driven forwards the art of immersive storytelling, delving into areas of…

Hidden Fortune to be Remastered for Vive Focus

This week finally saw HTC unveil its long awaited standalone head-mounted display (HMD), the Vive Focus. The new headset which was originally announced by Google to use the Daydream platform is no longer occurring, with HTC now using its own proprietary system, Vive Wave. Due to arrive first in China next year, today developer Archiact…

SteamVR Integration For Windows VR Headsets Goes Live In Preview Today

Starting today SteamVR is officially accessible using Windows Mixed Reality (aka Windows VR) headsets like the Acer, HP, Lenovo, and others. Previously the Windows VR headsets could only access and launch apps that were natively available within the Windows store. Last week we got the chance to try out this functionality for ourselves at an…

Fusion Lens 360 Camera Secures IndieGoGo Funding

Consumer 360-degree cameras come in all shapes and sizes, from standalone units like Samsung Gear 360 to devices that attach to smartphones like the Insta360 Air or Nano. Currently running an IndieGoGo crowd-funding campaign are NoMatterWhat Technologies for its Fusion Lens camera designed for iPhone. Featuring a duel lens system where one lens sits on…

Samsung 360 Round Aims for the Professional Market Retailing for $10,499

Last month VRFocus reported on Samsung unveiling a new 360-degree camera model, the Samsung 360 Round, essentially the finalised consumer version of Project Beyond from several years ago. Whilst specifications and other details were released, one thing Samsung was keeping quiet on was price. That’s now been revealed at a hefty $10,499 USD. As it…

Vodafone Qatar Launches AR App Competition

Since the introduction of ARKit and ARCore, the amount of augmented reality (AR) content that’ve appeared covering videogames and apps has steadily increased on mobile devices. The latest comes from Vodafone Qatar, utilising the technology to run a competition where you can win a Samsung Galaxy S8. Firstly, you need to download the Vodafone AR…

Star Wars: Droid Repair Bay VR App Coming To Nissan Dealerships

It’s just about a month until the world goes Star Wars crazy again and, sure enough, there’s going to be at least one new VR experience to look out for. Star Wars: Droid Repair Bay is coming to Nissan dealerships in promotion of the next film in the series, The Last Jedi. Automotive News reports…

HTC’s Vive Focus Confirmed for Western Release

HTC Vive President China, Alvin Graylin Wang, revealed the forthcoming Vive Focus late last night, a new standalone head-mounted display (HMD), the HTC Developer Conference in Beijing. To showcase this headset, virtual reality (VR) videogame Spark of Light from Pillow’s Willow VR Studios was displayed, and in a press release the developer confirmed that the…

View Products at Home With Amazon AR View

Augmented reality (AR) has plenty of applications outside of videogames, one of which is now being employed by online retailing giant Amazon. This month the company has released AR View through its mobile app, allowing users to place items in their homes prior to purchase. Using Apple’s ARKit, AR view helps customers make better shopping…

HTC Vive’s Google Daydream Headset Cancelled As 6DoF Vive Focus Announced

Google and HTC Vive are no longer working on the standalone VR headset announced earlier this year. In May, Google announced a new line of standalone devices running on its Daydream mobile VR ecosystem. These headsets were based on a reference design made in partnership with Qualcomm and featured WorldSense positional tracking, allowing users to…

HTC Vive Conference Reveals HTC Vive Focus

This year’s HTC Vive conference in China has begun today, broadcasting its opening keynote, which contained a reveal about the standalone headset, the HTC Vive Focus. HTC President Alvin Graylin showed the audience the first look at the HTC Vive Focus as part of his keynote speech at the conference. Graylin also spoke about the…

Microsoft’s Black Friday Deals Include $100 off Windows Mixed Reality Headsets

In just over a week’s time the annual Black Friday sales event happens, bringing with it plenty of discounts on technology that you’ve been after, just in time for the festive period. Today Microsoft has announced its Black Friday deals, which include the newly released Windows Mixed Reality head-mounted displays (HMDs). The headsets only launched…

Get into the Holiday Spirit by Throwing VR Snowballs

Hatrabbit Entertainment has revealed intentions to explore the future of mobile virtual reality (VR) videogame development with a free release designed for the whole family. Merry Snowballs is coming to Google Daydream, Samsung Gear VR and Google Cardboard in December 2017, and will be freely available to all. After first releasing the videogame on Steam…

Byond Will Help Enterprises Build AR, VR, And 360-degree Experiences

Byond is launching a publishing platform that allows companies to create augmented reality, virtual reality, and 360-degree applications. It’s one more set of tools designed to encourage enterprises and brands to take the plunge into promising new technologies. The Los Angeles-based startup has created the Byond Immersive Suite to make it easier for companies to create,…

Lots of Juicy Shooty Fruity Screenshots Revealed.

On Friday VRFocus reported on nDreams officially announcing the launch date for its next virtual reality (VR) title, a peachy first-person shooter (FPS) called Shooty Fruity. Alongside the new trailer, the studio also released a bunch of new screenshots for you to plum through. The new images showcase some of the environments, weapons and enemies you’ll come…

The Biggest Gear VR Releases Of The Week 11/05/17

It’s a pretty small week for Gear VR, but as always the mobile headset is proving itself a hotbed for experimental apps as opposed to a steady supply of games. Let’s take a look. Wonderful You, by BDH Immersive Price: Free If you’re looking for something surreal you’ll find it right here. Wonderful You allows…

The Biggest PSVR Releases Of The Week 11/05/17

It’s a pretty interesting collection of PSVR releases this week. We’ve got the release of the new PSVR demo disc and League of War among some smaller releases. If you missed last week’s releases then you can see them here. UploadVR has also launched the ‘UploadVR PSVR Community’ on PlayStation 4! Join up, find other gamers to…

Virtual Reality Technology To Improve Business Meetings

Virtual reality (VR) has great potential to help people who are physically a long distance apart connect with each other. This is particularly true in enterprise and business settings where information needs to be quickly and accurately shared. InsiteVR has recognised this need, and are offering a tool to help. In areas such as architecture,…

Campaign for eyeQ Mixed Reality Binoculars Reaches Goal

Obviously not every Kickstarter campaign can be successful. In the busy crowdfunding space, only those projects which capture the imagination tends to be a success. The eyeQ mixed reality binoculars was launched last month, and with a week left to go, has now met its initial funding goal. The campaign was seeking $25,000 (USD) in…

Gear VR Livestreaming Now Includes Facebook Comments

Interact with viewers while in VR. It’s been said before, but VR can be an isolating experience. While you don your VR headset, it’s often difficult for others to see or enjoy what you’re actually experiencing. But of course, that’s what Facebook wants to help solve by making VR more social. That’s why earlier this…

VR Coaster and Sensics Unveil RideVR Headset Specifically for Theme Parks

Theme parks have been experimenting with virtual reality (VR) for a while now, generally tending to utilise Samsung Gear VR headsets in conjunction with a pre-existing rollercoaster to offer guests a new virtual ride. Now VR Coaster and Sensics have unveiled RideVR, a brand new headset specifically designed for theme park use. RideVR is the…

Oculus’ Latest Update for Gear VR Includes Rooms and Livestream Comments

Earlier today VRFocus reported on the upcoming Oculus Rift 1.20 updates that would include Dynamic Bundle Pricing being introduced. While the PC-based headsets little sibling Gear VR may not be getting that particular feature, Oculus has announced several others specific to the mobile head-mounted display (HMD), such as improvement to Oculus Rooms and Livestream Comments….

SteamVR Comes To Windows Mixed Reality

The range of mixed reality (MR) headsets being made available under the Windows Mixed Reality banner have opened up a new avenue for many people who might be interesting in trying out virtual reality (VR) and MR applications. The addition of compatibility with SteamVR will likely make it even more of a tempting prospect. Windows…

Sketchfab Adds ARCore Support to its Mobile App

Back in September, Sketchfab, one of the largest content libraries for 3D models announced ARKit support, meaning developers now had access to over two million models for their augmented reality (AR) projects. Recently, Sketchfab has seen competition emerge in the form of Google Poly, another 3D model library that supports both ARKit and ARCore. Ensuring…