ZED Mini Turns Your VR into AR This Winter

It’s long been thought that the line between virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) will blur, and the two technologies will eventually meet with one piece of hardware capable of doing both. Stereolabs is aiming to help that merger along, with the launch of the ZED mini development kit this month. The ZED mini…

16 Bit Super Mario Receives New Life With ARKit

Old school Mario makes the leap to real-life thanks to AR. I don’t think Mario will ever die. The legendary video game icon has seen countless iterations since his original reveal back in 1985 and has managed to remain relevant in gaming and pop culture for over 30 years. We’ve seen everything from classic 2D…

Remote AR Video Calling Platform Brings Live Support to HoloLens

Augmented reality (AR) solutions specialist Scope AR, has announced the official launch of its enterprise-focused video calling solution Remote AR for Microsoft HoloLens. Designed specifically with business customers in mind, Remote AR is the company’s remote assistance AR application that enables real-time, remote collaboration at companies such as Lockheed Martin, Siemens and Eaton. With Microsoft…

PSX 2017 Hands-On: Accounting+ Is Much More Than Just A PSVR Port

The first time I got the chance to play Accounting, the debut VR game from Squanch Games (then Squanchtendo) in collaboration with Crows, Crows, Crows, I couldn’t help but laugh. Even though Justin Roiland, Tanya Watson, and William Pugh were all being interviewed in the same room while I was playing, it was physically impossible…

Fallout 4 VR Resolution Fix Now Available for SteamVR

Fallout 4 VR launched for HTC Vive earlier this week and was met with significant critical acclaim. However, since launch some users have been finding issues in the videogame’s graphical effects. Bethesda Game Studios has released a patch for the videogame to counter these issues. The third virtual reality (VR) title to come from Bethesda…

The Day The World Changed Is An Anti-Nuclear Weapon VR Memorial

VR is now a tool in the ongoing struggle to bring an end to nuclear weapons. This week saw the premiere of The Day The World Changed, an interactive VR memorial, held at the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony in Oslo, Norway. The piece was shown to commemorate the work of this year’s prize winner, the…

Interactive VR Memorial Honors Victims of Atomic Bombs

The first-of-its-kind VR experience incorporates real testimonies and photogrammetry to highlight the need for global nuclear disarmament. As tension continue to rise between various nations, the probability of a major global conflict taking place in the near future is only becoming more of a reality. That’s why it’s more important than ever to look back…

Skyrim VR vs. Fallout 4 VR – Which Is The Better Port?

Fallout 4 VR is finally released to the world on Steam with official support for HTC Vive (and unofficial support for Oculus Rift) to gamers everywhere. A few weeks ago Bethesda also released The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR on PSVR to rave reviews, which sent the internet into an uproar about the power of…

Fallout 4 VR’s Blur Issues Fixed In Steam Beta Update

Those of you having troubles with blurriness and low-resolution textures in Bethesda’s just-released Fallout 4 VR are in luck; the developer appears to have fixed the issue. The game, which launched yesterday with HTC Vive support, ports the entire original role-playing game (RPG) into VR, but many users have been reporting that the world around…

VR vs. In Moderation

Any social media or community manager knows if you want to get through the day without being thoroughly depressed never read the comments section. Of course, being your job that’s not something you can entirely avoid. But needless to say, regretfully, the adage isn’t exactly wrong. Unfortunately, whilst we, other tech websites and the creators…

Sony Patents Reveal Possible Cancelled PSVR Glove Controller

New patents from Sony give us a slightly better look at its work prototyping a glove controller for its PlayStation VR (PSVR) headset. Earlier this year we reported that Sony had looked into a glove controller for PSVR but ultimately decided not to progress with it, at least that the time. These patents, first spotted…

Review: Fallout 4 VR

So it’s time for Bethesda Game Studios’ final major virtual reality (VR) release of 2017, and it’s a big one: Fallout 4 VR. Previously the developer has released The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR and DOOM VFR, both of which have seen near universal acclaim, showcasing that a standard videogame port to VR can work,…

Here’s How To Get Fallout 4 VR Working On Oculus Rift

Fallout 4 VR, arguably the biggest VR game of the year, is now out on the HTC Vive. But Oculus Rift fans need not fear; the game does indeed work on your headset of choice thanks to SteamVR support. However, there are a few things you’ll need to know in order to make the experience…

This App Creates Crazy AR Videos with One Tap

From twerking with Trump to tweeting your own fake news, AR lets you have some fun in a crazy world. Augmented Reality is the “Rising Star” medium of our age, claims Liat Sade-Sternberg, CEO of fuse.it. And it’s hard to argue with that while watching a demo of a guy dancing gangnam style along with…

Oasis Games’ Puzzle Platformer Light Tracer Coming to Steam January 2018

A couple of months ago Chinese publisher Oasis Games launched one of its best titles yet for PlayStation VR, Void Dimensions puzzle platform Light Tracer. Today the company has announced it’ll be extending support to Steam in 2018, allowing Oculus Rift and HTC Vive players to delve into the cartoon world. Light Tracer is a mixture…

Hands-On: Operation Apex Is Like Blue Panet: The Game For VR

Educational VR doesn’t have to be for the classroom. In fact, it doesn’t even have to be confined to museums, art galleries and installations; it can exist right at home on your headset, not as a 360 video or experimental app but a full gaming experience that teaches you about the world around us through…

Hands-On: Operation Apex Is Like Blue Planet: The Game For VR

Educational VR doesn’t have to be for the classroom. In fact, it doesn’t even have to be confined to museums, art galleries and installations; it can exist right at home on your headset, not as a 360 video or experimental app but a full gaming experience that teaches you about the world around us through…

Fallout 4 VR Works On Oculus Rift With Stable SteamVR Build

Fallout 4 VR is literally just hours away from launching, giving HTC Vive owners access to hundreds of hours of VR content. But can you play it on an Oculus Rift + Touch? The good news is that, technically, Fallout 4 VR does indeed work on the Oculus Rift with the Touch controllers. Though the game…

Life In 360°: A Waterfall By Any Other Name

By the time you read this particular edition of Life In 360° the VRFocus staff, en masse, will probably be in the air. This is something of a unique situation that has never happened in the near three years of yours truly kicking around the place. We’ve met up as a group to cover important…

Where Thoughts Go Is An Anonymous VR Social Space On An Alien Planet

Where Thoughts Go is a social network that takes the form of an ethereal virtual reality world. Visitors leave anonymous voice logs that appear in the dreamy environment as little creatures that flit around in the air. It’s the latest VR project from indie developer Lucas Rizzotto, who plans to release an early version sometime in 2018…

The VR Job Hub: Weta, NASA, Bosch & More…

The variety of roles available in the field of immersive technologies mean that every week when we come to discussing them in The VR Job Hub there’s always something – be in in virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) or mixed reality (MR) – that takes us by surprise. So, what new beginnings await this…

Dead Effect 2 VR Introduces Support For 3dRudder

Foot-powered virtual reality (VR) motion controller 3dRudder offers different control options to VR users who have limited mobility, or who have restricted space to enjoy room-scale VR. An increasing number of VR titles are introducing support for the device, a list which now includes Dead Effect 2 VR. Dead Effect 2 VR is a sci-fi…

A Year Later, What Oculus Touch Has Meant For VR

The Oculus Touch controllers debuted a year ago, enabling players to eschew a traditional gamepad while using the Rift headset. In VR, this has become an expected way of interaction, whether you’re using the Touch or HTC Vive controllers. To mark the occasion, Oculus has released the beta version of Rift Core 2.0, an update to the Rift user…

Virtual Reality Holiday Gift Guide 2017

There are more head-mounted displays on the market than ever before with tons of games and accessories available. This gift guide outlines the headsets, accessories and games you should look for with each of the major VR systems available this year. Also be sure to check out our breakdown of the market for VR headsets…

Sprint Vector Mashes Mario Kart With Track & Field In VR

What do you get if you mash the madcap, bombastic racing and whimsical worlds of Mario Kart with just a dash of the athleticism and mechanical fury of a Track & Field game? The answer may well be Sprint Vector, one of the most curious VR games on the horizon right now. Sprint Vector is…

Get a Free Copy of Lone Echo When you buy Oculus Rift

The Black Friday deals maybe over but that doesn’t mean to say there aren’t offers still to be had on virtual reality (VR) headsets. The latest comes from Oculus Rift, with new customers able to pick up to head-mounted display (HMD) for $399 USD/£399 GBP, including a copy of Ready at Dawn’s sci-fi epic, Lone Echo….

Jason Rubin on Oculus’ Future and the Virtual Reality Landscape Today

VRFocus previously discussed bringing big videogame franchises into virtual reality (VR) with Jason Rubin, VP of Content at Oculus VR, and how most of these transitions into VR for 2D videogames are likely to be unsuccessful. This is mostly due to companies not fully comprehending the VR format. Some videogames are perfect for consoles and PC, and…