VRrOOm XR Platform Launched at Venice Film Festival

The Venice Film Festival ends tomorrow with the event seeing a variety of new immersive film content being premiered. Saved until the end, media platform VRrOOm, dedicated to virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) news curation and content distribution, has announced the launch of the VRrOOm XR app. Designed to make the world’s festivals and cultural…

Oculus together with Xiaomi Release Mi VR in China

Facebook has just taken a big step forward in VR. Oculus, its VR company, announced on Monday it would launch a VR device in China through a partnership with Xiaomi. The Oculus device is named Mi VR. In essence, Mi VR is the same as the Oculus Go sold in overseas markets. Mi VR is…

Skonec Entertainment Reveals Battle Arena: Mortal Blitz at KVRF

South Korean developer Skonec entertainment have unveiled its two latest projects for location-based virtual reality (VR) centres. The first is a VR Arcade version of popular action rhythm title Beat Saber, while the other is a new title based on Skonec’s Mortal Blitz IP, titled Battle Arena: Mortal Blitz. The two new titles were revealed…

VeeR Launches Web-Based VR Creation Tools

When creating content in virtual reality (VR), a certain level of technological expertise is often needed. Since the technology is still in a relatively early phase, much of it needs specialist software in order to create VR experiences of high quality, creating a barrier to entry. VR content platform VeeR is aiming to lower this…

Samsung Promotes Intelligent Smart Home With Family Guy AR Game

Samsung teams up with the popular adult cartoon series for a hilarious AR tour through their smart home product line-up. Confused or intimidated by the vast array of Samsung smart home products at your disposal? Samsung has your back with a their brand new Doorway platform, a smartphone-based AR tool designed to help guide users…

Community Download: Is The Vive Wireless Adapter Too Expensive?

Community Download is a weekly discussion-focused articles series published every Monday in which we pose a single, core question to you all, our readers, in the spirit of fostering discussion and debate.  Virtual reality is expensive and now that the Vive Wireless Adapter is on sale and available for pre-orders as of today, that price tag…

Intense Rhythm Action Title Thumper Coming to Oculus Go Tomorrow

Long before Beat Saber became the rhythm action videogame of choice among virtual reality (VR) enthusiasts, indie developer Drool made a name for itself with its fast paced version of the genre, Thumper. Originally launched on PlayStation VR in 2016 before coming to Oculus Rift and HTC Vive later that year, the team has now confirmed support for mobile…

The Excellent Virtual-Virtual Reality Hits Vive This Week

By the end of the week there will be one more place for you to experience Tender Claws’ brilliant Virtual-Virtual Reality. The surrealist story game will be arriving on Steam with full HTC Vive support (along with pre-existing Oculus Rift support) on Friday, September 7th. A final price hasn’t been revealed but we’d expect it…

Pulse Pounding Rhythm Game ‘Thumper’ Comes to Oculus Go Tomorrow

Thumper (2016), a totally unique rhythm game and verifiable indie gem, is heading to Oculus Go tomorrow, September 6th. As far as mobile VR is concerned, Thumper is a pretty big deal to see ported to Oculus Go, and will likely set the stage of more ports to come as the launch of Santa Cruz, Oculus’ high-end…

100 VR Games That You Should Absolutely Be Playing: Day 1

Whoever said VR has no games? True, the medium isn’t overflowing with 100-hour RPGs and lavishly-produced shooters, but there are absolutely more than enough titles out there now to satisfy a wide variety of gamers whether they like online sports, mind-bending puzzles or walking simulators. The fact is that whether you own an Oculus Rift,…

Jedi Challenges Introduces Kylo Ren and Ship Battles

Lenovo launched its Lenovo Mirage headset late last year, bringing with it an app which brought one of the most famous and successful film franchises of all time into augmented reality (AR) with Star Wars: Jedi Challenges. The app has seen a few updates since launch, and now players will get a chance to face…

Oculus Store Hosts Labor Day Weekend Sale

Oculus has already had its major sale of the summer but that isn’t stopping it adding another short offering before the end of August. Starting today, is the Oculus Store’s Labor Day Weekend Sale. Labor Day may only be recognised in the US but thankfully Oculus has opened the deals to all, with some cool…

New Sessions Revealed for Oculus Connect 5

For users of Oculus products like the Oculus Rift, Oculus Go or Samsung Gear VR, the annual Oculus Connect conference is worth keeping an eye on, as much can be learned about what the expect over the following year. Oculus have now unveiled more of what attendees can expect from the event. Oculus Connect 5…

VR Game Releases For September 2018

Every month we aim to round up each and every VR game release for you in one single place — this is September’s list. Don’t worry — we’ll continue highlighting the best ones at the end of each week too. August was a huge month for VR. Between Firewall Zero Hour, Electronauts, Torn, and plenty…

Trains VR Builds Up a Head of Steam

Independent developer House of Fables released its model railway-themed puzzle title Trains VR on the Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Go earlier this year, now the company has announced that Trains VR is heading, very appropriately, to Steam for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Trains VR uses the immersion of virtual reality (VR) to…

Preview: Reef Quest – Is the Gameplay Better Down Where it’s Wetter?

Pillow’s Willow VR Studios first entered the virtual reality (VR) scene last year with the launch of family friendly adventure Spark of Light for Samsung Gear VR – followed by Google Daydream. The team came to Gamescom 2018 last week to showcase their new location-based entertainment (LBE) project Exodus Burned. At the same time VRFocus…

VR Car Viewer RelayCars Is Heading To Magic Leap

One of the first third-party applications for the Magic Leap One AR headset has been announced. RelayCars, the virtual car viewer that’s been available on the Gear VR as well as other VR headsets for a few years now, will soon be coming to the device, which itself launched earlier this month. The app will…

Acer Reveals OJO 500 Detachable Windows VR Headset

Less than a year on from the release of Acer’s first Windows ‘Mixed Reality’ VR headset, the company is introducing its successor, the Acer OJO 500. Last year’s MR headset was considered to be on the lower end of a range of devices Microsoft introduced with the help of several companies. The OJO 500, meanwhile,…

Shooting Sim Gun Club VR Leaves Early Access

Over the course of 2015 through to early 2017 it seemed that every other virtual reality (VR) title was some sort of first-person shooter (FPS) – especially of the ‘wave’ variety – as the technology naturally fitted that genre. Nowadays there’s a much better mixture of experiences coming out for VR headsets, but for those…

The Top 5 VR Experiences from Gamescom 2018

Gamescom 2018 has now been and gone, offering European gamers the chance to get their hands on the very latest videogames ahead of launch. Of course VRFocus was there to bring you our hands-on impressions of virtual reality (VR) titles from across the globe, and we’ve now compiled a roundup of the five best on…

Dream Dev Studio Release A New Update For Their VR FPS Title Death Horizon

Developer Dream Dev Studio have released a new update for their virtual reality (VR) first-person shooter (FPS) title Death Horizon. The new update brings a number of new features and improvements to the title that enhance the player experience while also expanding the gameplay. In Death Horizon players take on the role of a soldier…

Plugo, An Immersive AR Gaming System For Children Takes To Kickstarter

PlayShifu, the company behind Orboot, the augmented reality (AR) globe designed for children have taken to Kickstarter once again for their new product, Plugo. This new product is an immersive AR gaming system that combines physical and virtual play to help engage children in play that is both fun and educational. Plugo is designed for…

Oculus Education Launches Pilot Programs In Taiwan, Japan, Seattle

Oculus will provide headsets and training to three new pilot locations alongside a fresh helping of educational VR content. Oculus Education continues its ongoing streak of generosity with the expansion of its educational pilot programs to Taiwan, Japan, and Seattle. The company previously partnered with the California State Library system to deliver 100 Oculus Rift’s…

Samsung Offers Free Gear VR USB-C Adapters to Note 9 Users

Samsung hasn’t released a new Gear VR model since the launch of Note 8 last year, but you’ll still be able to use the latest Gear VR with that shiny new Note 9. As reported by Engadget, the SM-R325 Gear VR model will equally service Note 9, albeit with the need of a Type-C adapter specifically…

What Magic Leap One And Facebook’s Half Dome Have In Common

iFixit revealed a full teardown of Magic Leap One Creator Edition recently along with some long-awaited clarity about how the system operates. The teardown from iFixit credits Oculus founder (and former Facebook employee) Palmer Luckey with helping tear down the “Lightwear” glasses, which rely on a “Lightpack” processing unit that’s wired and worn on your…

VR For Good Releases Three New VR Experiences

Oculus recently announced that they would be launching three new projects from the Oculus VR for Good’s Creators Lab program. The program is now in its third year and pairs rising filmmakers with nonprofits to bring about positive social change through immersive storytelling. The three releases each feature rather unique narrative that explore a number…

Oculus ‘VR For Good’ Adds Three New Experiences To Oculus Video

The Oculus Creators Lab delivers yet another offering of socially conscious VR films that will leave you thinking. Since its initial launch three years ago, Oculus VR for Good’s Creators Lab program has teamed up with independent filmmakers from around the world to produce over a dozen high-grade VR films covering a wide-range of social…

Oculus Avatars Goes Cross-Platform

How you are represented in the virtual environment is a topic that is pretty dear to the hearts of many virtual reality (VR) users. It is especially important in a social setting, where it can form a first impression in social VR scenarios. Oculus Avatars were originally rolled out for the Oculus Rift before being…