Eurocom Launches VR-Ready Gaming Laptop Sky MX5 R3

For users of PC-based virtual reality (VR) devices such as the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift, it’s reasonably easy to put together a rig that will support the level of performance you require. There are plenty of website out there that will guide you in exactly what hardware parts to pick if you want to…

Samsung Are Preparing A Kids Mode For Gear VR

Recent studies have shown that Mobile VR is the most popular way for consumers to experience virtual reality (VR) right now, with Samsung’s Gear VR being one of the most successful headsets currently on the market. As Google have just announced a host of new features for the Google Daydream, it isn’t surprising that Samsung…

VR UniBlock Develops Low Latency Wireless Technology Without Compression

VR Uniblock, a company that aims to create a universal hardware platform, has revealed its low latency wireless video transmission technology that works without ever compressing or decompressing the data. High-end wireless head-mounted displays (HMDs) will be one of the next key breakthroughs for the virtual reality (VR) industry, and companies like TPCast and VR UniBlock…

Social on Mobile and VR Combine in a Rave

Whether its a developer or manufacturer in virtual reality (VR) one thing they’re all trying to showcase are the social aspects of the technology. From Facebook Spaces, to AltspaceVR, vTime, Pluto VR, Geekzonia and many more, there’s a growing list of applications that’ll let users chat and hang out with each other in VR. But what…

Investments in Enterprise VR to Reach $167m Worldwide in 2017

Much of the currently available market data points towards the continued growth of the virtual reality (VR) market, with some research pointing towards the consumer VR market being worth $40 billion (USD) by the year 2020. But it isn’t just consumer VR that is on the rise, enterprise VR is seeing its share of growth,…

Two New VR Experiences Added to Wevr

Two new virtual reality (VR) film experiences that have featured at the Tribeca and Sundance Film Festivals will be appearing on the Wevr Transport platform for room-scale and mobile VR experiences. IF NOT LOVE and Auto are both critically acclaimed VR experiences that will be featured on the Wevr Transport platform later in the year….

Review: Term1nal

When you think of cyber crime – hackers infiltrating government institutions, banks, multinationals and so on – it likely equates to people sat behind a monitor going through lines of code, which doesn’t exactly make for a gripping videogame. So developers have thought of numerous ways to make the process far more interesting and engaging…

SteamVR Gets Update With SteamVR Home

SteamVR is one of the most popular ways for users of virtual reality (VR) devices to access VR content for head-mounted displays such as the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. The SteamVR launch area has been customisable thanks to community skins since launch, but now that feature is getting a big upgrade. Steam are introducing…

Publisher Headup Games Launch Huge Steam Sale

The wallets of many a PC videogame fan quake at the approach of the Steam sale. Publisher Headup games are also getting in on the Steam sale fun by announcing that their entire Steam portfolio will be discounted by as much as 80%. Headup Games are an independent developer and publisher who are responsible for…

A VR-Enhanced Professional Motorcycle Simulator Is Unveiled

Cruden built their first professional-grade motorcycle simulator in 2005. Since that time they have been working on a range of hardware and software to create the most accurate motorcycle simulator possible for use by manufacturers, universities, race team and road safety organisations. To do this, they have leveraged the power of virtual reality (VR) along…

Google Announces Standalone VR Headset

Image Credit: Google. Used under Fair Use Doctrine Just as the 2017 Google I/O conference kicked off, we posted that a rumour about a new standalone HMD from Google was doing the rounds, backed by credible sources who spoke to Variety. It turns out that the rumours are true and Google duly announced a new…

Report Says VR Systems Have Many Uses In Healthcare

A report from Healthcare market research firm Kalorama Information estimates that the market for virtual reality (VR) in healthcare in the USA has grown from $525 million (USD) in 2012 to an estimated $976 million in 2017, with scores of applications for VR being made available. The growth in the use of VR and augmented…

Asus Brings AR and VR ZenFone to Verizon

Asus are probably best known as a maker of laptops and tablet hybrids, but they are aiming to score a larger share of the American smartphone market with the upcoming ZenFone AR, for which Verizon will be the exclusive wireless provider in the USA. Asus announced during the Google I/O conference that Verizon would be…

Get Your New Gear VR Controller with 30% Off

The new motion-control input device for the Samsung Gear VR launched last month, alongside a new bundle aimed at Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ adopters. Now, those who wish to buy the controller for their existing Samsung Gear VR head-mounted display (HMD) can do so at a discounted price for a limited time. The Samsung…

Resident Evil: Vendetta PlayStation VR Exclusive Video

Fans of the Resident Evil series who also own a PlayStation VR may rejoice as Sony have announced that a special virtual reality (VR) experience that ties in to upcoming CGI movie Resident Evil: Vendetta will be released for free on 24th May 2017. The experience is titled Resident Evil: Vendetta Z Infected Experience (sometimes…

SteamVR Home Beta Adds Social Features In Major Update

SteamVR is an essential platform for virtual reality and, starting today, exploring it is about to get a whole lot better. In a community post published today, Valve Software is announcing a major update that will vastly improve the way users can interact with VR content and friends. SteamVR Home is the name of a new beta program…

OpenAI is Using VR to Train AI Robots

Much of the attention in the virtual reality (VR) industry is focused on entertainment; creating a realistic world that humans can become immersed in for entertainment. Researchers at OpenAI see another use for the work that has gone into making virtual worlds as real as possible – training artificial intelligence. Training AI robots is not…

Google Plans to Close the Gap Between PC and Mobile Graphics with Seurat

While Google’s I/O conference has plenty of interesting news for consumers, the majority of it is geared towards developers, helping them build, create and maximise the potential for their future or current projects. In terms of virtual reality (VR) the company aims to increase the graphical fidelity of mobile experiences with a project called Seurat.…

Enter a World of Cyber Crime with Term1nal on Gear VR

Force Field VR, the studio behind Oculus Rift title Landfall, has launched its next virtual reality (VR) title, a stealthy puzzle experience called Term1nal for Samsung Gear VR. Term1nal revolves around the story of Flynn Lightman, a highly skilled hacker, who specialises in remotely controlling androids from the safety of his secret hide-out. Hired to infiltrate a data security and advanced robotics…

VRStudios Launches New VR Arcade Title VRCade Drone Storm

As covered in the recent 3-part series The Virtual Arena, location-based virtual reality (VR) experiences are becoming increasingly common all over the world. One of the providers of such out-of-home experiences, VRStudios, have just launched a new VR videogame titled ‘VRcade Drone Storm’. The new experience is advertised as being a multi-player, untethered and free-roaming…

Socially Watch YouTube Videos in VR on Google Daydream

During the second day of the Google I/O conference Director of Product Management at Google Mike Jazayeri spoke about Google Daydream while Erin Teague, Product Manager for the YouTube virtual reality (VR) team came on to discuss the video developments. Teague spoke of trying to make YouTube feel natural in a VR environment, and also…

Google 2.0 Euphrates to Make Daydream Even More Social

It’s day two of Google I/O and after the announcements yesterday the company has gone into further detail about its virtual reality (VR) plans. So today Google has revealed Daydream 2.0 Euphrates, the next version of its operating that’s been designed to work with mobile and the upcoming standalone head-mounted displays (HMDs). Mike Jazayeri, Director…

Resident Evil Vendetta Is Getting A Free PSVR Experience

Virtual reality and zombies go together like video games and…well, zombies. They were made for each other. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is still one of the best VR games to date on any platform so any time this franchise gets another dose of VR goodness it’s good news. Unfortunately this time it’s not in the…

Anshar Studios Space Combat Title Detached Leaves Early Access

Last year Anshar Studios released its first virtual reality (VR) title on Steam Early Access, a space combat experience called Detached for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Today the developer has announced Detached has fully released for both platforms. If you’ve not been following VRFocus’ coverage of Detached, the title is a PvP shooter that puts players inside a space suit and…

Steam Expands into VR Videos

This week the news broke out that Steam will adding VR video to it’s platform in the form of the Steam 360 Video Player. This is a big deal, in case you didn’t know. If you’ve never heard of Steam then, first of all, welcome back to civilization! While you were away on that desert…

Experience Viking Life in VR

The popular perception of Vikings is of hulking blonde warriors ravaging the English coast and taking their booty back to Scandinavia. Recent research, however, suggests that Vikings didn’t just come with warriors, but with craftsmen and traders, and in much larger numbers than previously thought. A virtual reality (VR) exhibition is aiming to show visitors…

FuturLab Announce Upcoming New Title

British developer FuturLab have revealed on Twitter that there will be an announcement about the company’s newest virtual reality (VR) videogame title later this month. FuturLab made a name for themselves by creating games for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and Sony Vita, gaining critical praise for their work on Velocity 2X and Surge Deluxe,…

devcom to Present VR Summit at gamescom

Aruba Events, organisers of the all-new videogame developer platform event devcom, has today announced the advisory board of the conference. devcom will take place for the first time this year during gamescom, offering – amongst other things – a one-day ‘summit’ on virtual reality (VR). Among the board members are hands-on developers, entrepreneurs, corporate officers…