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…

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…

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Launches With VR & AR Features

SI revamps Swimsuit issue with 360° videos, a custom Snapchat Lens, and more. It’s that time of year again. That magical month once a year where Sports Illustrated breaks away from its standard coverage of popular trends and various happenings in the modern sports scene in favor of covering some of the planets most stunning…

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…

Standalone VR Headset Comparison: Oculus, Vive, Lenovo and Pico

Standalone headsets represent an enormous leap forward for VR technology, with companies like Google, Facebook and HTC early to market. An all-in-one VR headset, or standalone, puts everything in the headband needed to convince you that you’re in another world. It is a single integrated piece of hardware, like a phone or tablet. The first…

The 2018 Winter Olympics from PyeongChang is Available to Watch in VR

The 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea will be filled with firsts. The games will be the first Winter Olympics to be shown in 4K High Dynamic Range. They are also the first South Korean games where North Korea are competing, the first in a decade where North and South Korean athletes will…

The 2018 Winter Olympics from PyeongChang is Available to Watch in VR

The 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea will be filled with firsts. The games will be the first Winter Olympics to be shown in 4K High Dynamic Range. They are also the first South Korean games where North Korea are competing, the first in a decade where North and South Korean athletes will…

Oculus Go: Leaked Image Shows 1,000 Apps, Movies and Games At Launch

An image leaked on Reddit shows a convincing look at what might end up being the retail packaging for Oculus Go, the standalone VR headset coming soon from Facebook. The image shows the box for the $200 device with available apps listed including Netflix, Hulu, Ultrawings, Facebook, The New York Times and others. Oculus Go…

Why I’m Very Excited For Google And Lenovo’s Mirage Solo

As always, CES 2018 was a big week for the entire VR industry, but there’s no question as to what headset stole the show: the Vive Pro. HTC’s enhanced SteamVR device has our mouths watering at the thought of its 3K display, integrated audio and improved design and we can’t wait to revisit games like…

Top 10 VR Highlights at CES 2018

Another January brings us another dose of the Winter Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and CES 2018 is one of if not the biggest showcases for tech in the world this year. The last couple of years have been rather interesting for VR, with 2016 being the grand party to celebrate the first true…

CES 2018: Facebook Deal with Xiaomi, Oculus Go Renamed in China

Image Copyright: Facebook/Oculus, image used under Fair Use Rationale After a glimmer of a sunrise at the end of 2017 with fast sales of a vastly cheaper Oculus Rift and the positive reception to a proposed standalone VR system, Oculus and parent company Facebook have announced a deal with Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi as a…

Landfall Developer Force Field VR Secures €1m Investment in Series A Round

Force Field VR, the studio behind twin-stick virtual reality (VR) shooter Landfall on Oculus Rift and Term1nal, a puzzle title for Samsung Gear VR, has today announced the completion of a Series A funding round, securing the company an extra €1 million EUR of investment. In a statement Force Field’s co-founder Arthur Houtman said: “Over the past year Force Field…

Report: Oculus Standalone Headset To Release This Year For $200

We haven’t seen Oculus’ standalone VR headset since a prototype debuted at Oculus Connect last year, but a new report surfacing today suggests the company will have an all-in-one headset out later this year for just $200. Bloomberg says as much, citing sources that asked not to be named. The headset is apparently codenamed Pacific…

Google Daydream Support Soon to Arrive on Samsung Galaxy S8

At the Google I/O conference in May, it was announced that support for Google’s Daydream virtual reality (VR) platform would be included in the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones. Though the devices shipped without that support active, recent developments suggests that support is about the be activated. Observant reporters at Android Police spotted…

Former RIGS Developers Join New VR Studio Virtual Arts

The closure of RIGS: Mechanized Combat League developer Guerrilla Cambridge marked a sad start to the year for the VR industry. Fortunately, some of its developers are still working with the tech. Former members of Guerrilla Cambridge have been hired by Virtual Arts, a new UK VR, AR and MR studio revealed today, GamesIndustry.biz reports….

VR Experience Believe Your Eyes Wins Silver Lion Award

The Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity has awarded a virtual reality (VR) project a prestigious Silver Lion award. The award went to a joint project between Samsung Electronics and Punchdrunk International titled Believe Your Eyes. Believe Your Eyes was designed as a multi-sensory VR experience that could blur the line between VR and physical reality….

Newly Launched RE:NEW Is Your Portal To Virtual Reality Wellness Apps

VR’s software ecosystem is home to plenty of escapism experiences that transport you to serene environments for calming gameplay and interaction as a way to promote wellness. RE:NEW, a project from NewPathVR, is a portal that points users straight toward various wellness applications. VR has a large scattered mess of content that’s progressively getting larger. With so…

Amazon Prime Day Deals Include PlayStation VR, HTC Vive and Samsung Gear VR

If you’ve been in the market for a virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) but have been awaiting some decent deals to appear this week certainly has one or two available. Yesterday VRFocus reported on Oculus launching a very aggressive promotion for the Oculus Rift with Touch, dropping the price down to $399 USD/£399 GBP…

360-Degree Video Editing App for Smartphones

Studies have shown that 360-degree video is currently one of the most popular ways of consuming virtual reality (VR) content. With the current trend of increasing numbers of 360-degree cameras coming to market, user-created 360-degree content is becoming more popular. V360 are aiming to make this even easier by launching an editing suite for smartphones….

CastleStorm VR is Coming to PlayStation VR Next Month

Last year Zen Studios released its second virtual reality (VR) title after Pinball FX 2 VR with CastleStorm VR for both Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR. Today, the studio has announced that headset support is being expanded with the PlayStation VR version due to arrive on 1st August. CastleStorm VR is a 2D, action-strategy role-playing game (RPG) that…

Oculus Announce Rift & Touch Price Drop To $399 For Summer Sale

Summer is a busy time in the videogame industry, and that’s only if you count the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles or Europe’s premier games event Gamescom, the latter of which we are inching ever closer too. It’s also a time of sales both in stores on the high street and stores online….

Community Download: Do You Still Use Your Samsung Gear VR?

Hello everybody! It’s been awhile since we did a Community Download. The wonderful human that used to write them every weekend, Joe Durbin, is no longer working at UploadVR so we decided to let the series take a rest out of respect *pours one out.* But now we’re back and ready to stir up some…

Virtual Reality: Exploring the Business Applications

For decades, we have dreamt of transporting ourselves to alternate realities with the power of virtual reality (VR). As the hardware and software needed to create truly immersive, three dimensional worlds becomes more inexpensive and accessible, that dream comes ever closer to reality. Once widely perceived as nothing more than a gimmick and a toy,…

One Small Step Onto Gear VR For Apollo 11

Putting man on the moon is quite possibly mankind’s greatest technological achievement. It was a task that inspired the world technologically and a goal that inspired the world culturally. And even so many years after the fact the first reach out of man into space – that first, small step – continues to amaze and…

Samsung To Broadcast VR Livestreams Of Three X Games Events

The move towards bringing more sport to virtual reality (VR) is becoming an ever more desirable goal for tech companies and broadcasters. Just last month Intel announced at E3 its involvement in the Worldwide VR Challenger League for eSports as well as being announced as the technology partner for the next Olympic Games as it…

Front Defense Is Called Up To Steam

It’s World War II and the theatre of war is about to welcome a new act to the stage. With the Normandy invasion over it’s now up to the Allied forces to begin reclaiming swathes of Europe still under the heel of the vile Nazi’s jackboot. Developed by Fantahorn Studio, a first-party developer of publisher…