Scientists Recreate Stunning Deep Sea Objects In VR

Corals dive into virtual reality. Most of us will never experience diving underwater in a submarine to study the deep sea. But thanks to 3D imaging and virtual reality, we can now get a digitized, 360-degree look at life deep underwater. Marine biologists at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) are scanning underwater objects, including corals,…

Scientists Recreate Stunning Deep Sea Objects In VR

Corals dive into virtual reality. Most of us will never experience diving underwater in a submarine to study the deep sea. But thanks to 3D imaging and virtual reality, we can now get a digitized, 360-degree look at life deep underwater. Marine biologists at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) are scanning underwater objects, including corals,…

ASUS’ Windows Mixed Reality Headset has now Gone on Sale

When Microsoft unveiled the range of Windows Mixed Reality headsets last year one of the more striking designs came from laptop manufacturer ASUS. While the launch went ahead in October the ASUS headset was notably absent having announced a delay the previous month. A Spring 2018 launch window was given at the time. Today, the…

ASUS’ Windows Mixed Reality Headset has now Gone on Sale

When Microsoft unveiled the range of Windows Mixed Reality headsets last year one of the more striking designs came from laptop manufacturer ASUS. While the launch went ahead in October the ASUS headset was notably absent having announced a delay the previous month. A Spring 2018 launch window was given at the time. Today, the…

A Helping Hand in Apex Construct Gameplay Video

Apex Construct is something of a leap forward for virtual reality (VR) titles. Whereas many VR videogames up until now have been relatively straightforward arcade-style experiences, Apex Construct presents a complex story in a fully-realised world. The experience starts with you floating in a space-like void before a mysterious male voice calls out to you…

Early Bird Tickets now on Sale for AWE USA 2018

Now in its 9th year, the Augmented World Expo (AWE) will be returning to the Santa Clara Convention Centre, California this May. Today, early bird tickets have now gone on sale, offering big savings for those wishing to attend 2018 event. Tickets for the augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) event are split into four…

Song Made By AI Gets Stunning 360° Music Video

Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality are two of the most compelling and fastest growing sectors in today’s technological landscape. Analysts often focus on which of these world-changers are “winning” or which is “better” for investors and the general public to focus on. One pair of artists, however, wants to ask “porque no los dos?” Taryn…

VR Expo Reveals Healthcare Showcase

At VRFocus we’ve covered a number of immersive technologies that have been designed for healthcare uses, from technology to help surgeons perform complex procedures, to VR headsets to help distract from pain, or overcome phobias and addictions. The VR Expo has announced a specific day focusing on virtual reality (VR) for healthcare. On Friday 9th…

Practice Those bow Skills as Apex Construct Released for PlayStation VR

PlayStation VR owners have four new titles to choose from this week, Run Dorothy Run, Restless Spirit, Konrad the Kitten and Apex Construct. While each one serves its own particular genre it’ll be Fast Travel Games’ Apex Construct that’ll have most players interest. Launched today, the sci-fi virtual reality (VR) experience has a new trailer and some screenshots to tempt you into…

Wilson! Survive Your own Shipwreck in Island Time VR This Spring

Flight School Studio, the team behind surreal virtual reality (VR) narrative experience Manifest 99 has announced its next project, a slightly more light-hearted survival adventure called Island Time VR.  Ever watched TV series like Bear Grylls The Island or movies such as Castaway and thought you could handle being shipwrecked on a desert island? Well soon you’ll be able to practice without…

Review: Apex Construct

It’s a welcome change to see an in-depth, story-driven videogame that has been designed and built from the ground up for virtual reality (VR). While we’ve seen some huge titles in VR over the past few months, the majority of them have been converted from non-VR. Not so with Apex Construct, which aims to deliver…

VR vs. A Busman’s Holiday

Some people don’t learn, do they? If you recall the first part of last week’s column you might remember me discussing someone getting all bent out of shape because a story about a videogame where the developers specifically mentioned the possibility they would be developing it as a PlayStation VR title was tagged witrh the…

IKinema Officially Launches Orion 1.0 Motion Capture Solution

IKinema’s motion capture technology has been used in numerous virtual reality (VR) experiences including The VOID’s Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire, Supermassive Games’ VR projects, and Linden Labs’ Sansar. Today, IKinema has announced the official launch of its motion capture and full body solving solution, Orion 1.0. IKinema’s Orion can be used with any OpenVR hardware like the…

Abilities Expo Showcases VR Technology

People attending the Abilities Expo will have an opportunity to test out a cutting-edge technology that uses virtual reality (VR) to improve outcomes of physical therapy. The Abilities Expo has run in various forms for almost 40 years, offering a community for people with disabilities as well as their families, seniors, veterans and healthcare professionals….

AFR Furniture Rental to White Label AllSeated’s 360 Realplans-3D VR Solution

It was only last week that VRFocus reported on AllSeated’s plans to modernise the Event Planning industry using virtual reality (VR). Today, the company has announced that US national furniture rental provider to the events industry AFR Furniture Rental will white label AllSeated’s 360 Realplans-3D event planning platform. The partnership continues a growing trend in the industry towards the use…

AFR Furniture Rental to White Label AllSeated’s 360 Realplans-3D VR Solution

It was only last week that VRFocus reported on AllSeated’s plans to modernise the Event Planning industry using virtual reality (VR). Today, the company has announced that US national furniture rental provider to the events industry AFR Furniture Rental will white label AllSeated’s 360 Realplans-3D event planning platform. The partnership continues a growing trend in the industry towards the use…

ModBox Introduces Unity-Like Visual Scripting

At its launch, the HTC Vive became a popular platform for those who wishes to explore their creativity. One such arena for this was ModBox, a physics sandbox videogame. The developers behind ModBox have now announced the introduction of a new visual scripting system. While much was possible with ModBox right from launch, the new…

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…

Crowdfunding Project For VR Concept Album Live Now

Since the early days of the music industry the idea of the concept album has represented the daring and experimental side of music. Indiana-based music duo I-Exist are hoping to raise funding to merge the concept album with virtual reality (VR). I-Exist are hoping to raise enough money via Kickstarter in order to complete the…

Hold on Tight as Paragliding is Going Virtual With ParadropVR

Location-based virtual reality (VR) reality is becoming big business, whether its through small independent VR arcades, theme parks employing VR on roller coasters, branded VR attractions or full warehouse sized VR experiences. Each of them uses VR in slightly different ways, all with the aim of making the experience as immersive as possible. The latest…

Get a VR Sneak Peek Behind the Scenes of Isle of Dogs Exclusively on Google Pixel

While Google Daydream isn’t lacking in content it’s fair to say that the headset isn’t exactly over flowing with new titles. Recent additions include BBC Earth: Life in VR, content viewing platform Plex VR and Rez Infinite. So for Daydream owners who also use either a Pixel or Pixel 2 smartphone Google Spotlight Stories has some exclusive virtual reality (VR) content…

Magic Leap Job Listing Suggests Big Retail Presence Incoming

As with virtual reality, the best way to get people to understand augmented reality is to get them to actually try it. To that end, it looks like Magic Leap will be making a big push towards getting its kit into people’s hands in the future. The Florida-based AR company is currently looking for a…

There’s no Cheese in Sight as Polyarc Releases the Moss Launch Trailer

There’s only eight days to go until Polyarc launches its highly anticipated virtual reality (VR) adventure Moss for PlayStation VR. In preparation for Moss’s arrival the studio has just released the launch trailer showcasing more of the title for eager fans.  Via the PlayStation Blog today, Tam Armstrong, Game Developer & Co-Founder, Polyarc, has confirmed the release will happen on…

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…