NBA & NextVR Announce 2018-19 VR Livestream Lineup

The NBA and NextVR, the VR video and livestreaming company, announced the 2018-19 schedule, which will let even more basketball fans experience games in VR. Now livestreaming its third NBA season, NextVR announced in a blogpost that they’re expanding the distribution of live NBA League Pass VR experiences to include Oculus Venues, the app that allows Oculus…

NextVR Releases Streaming Schedule For Critical 2018-2019 NBA Season

Startup NextVR is preparing to stream the 2018-2019 NBA season across all platforms. NextVR’s focus is on live capture and streaming content in 3D and the startup’s partnership with the NBA has offered basketball fans in VR courtside seats at games for the last couple years. NextVR’s capture and streaming technology is generally some of the…

GIVEAWAY: Win A Free Copy Of The Great C On Steam

The Great C is a cinematic VR experience based on the short story by Philip K. Dick of the same name created by Secret Location. Secret Location’s previous VR effort, Blasters of the Universe, is a neon-soaked bullet hell shooter all about action, so The Great C is a decidedly slower-paced experience. But what it…

The Gallery And Vive Pro Take Home Top Honors At 2018 VR Awards

The 2018 VR Awards just wrapped up! Whether you watched it live with us here at UploadVR or decided to check things out for yourself in VR using Altpsace VR, all the announcements have officially been made. There were tons of worthy nominations, but only a select few could be crowned as winners. We’ve gone…

CVS Partners With OmniVirt for 360-Degree Ad Campaign for BeautyIRL

Since virtual reality (VR) and 360-degree video has become more popular, a number of companies have emerged seeking to find ways of monetising these new mediums. One of the most prominent is OmniVirt, who have announced its work with CVS to create an immersive advertising campaign for BeautyIRL. The BeautyIRL is described as a ‘shop…

Scraper: First Strike Interview And Combat Gameplay Footage

We first saw Labrodex Studios’ first VR project — the futuristic shooter Scraper: First Strike — earlier this year when we had a chance to go hands-on with the game at their office on Long Island. It’s been a few months since our first playtest, and the game has not only gotten more polish, but…

Artist Behind Famous Obama “Hope” Poster Launches VR/AR Exhibit

Shepard Fairey’s largest ever solo exhibit preserved in VR/AR using volumetric photogrammetry. Last year, street artist Shepard Fairey, best known as the founder of OBEY clothing and the creator of the prolific “Hope” image featuring former President Barack Obama, launched “DAMAGED,” a wildly popular, limited run art exhibit in Los Angeles. It was the artist/activists…

Artist Behind Famous Obama “Hope” Poster Launches VR/AR Exhibit

Shepard Fairey’s largest ever solo exhibit preserved in VR/AR using volumetric photogrammetry. Last year, street artist Shepard Fairey, best known as the founder of OBEY clothing and the creator of the prolific “Hope” image featuring former President Barack Obama, launched “DAMAGED,” a wildly popular, limited run art exhibit in Los Angeles. It was the artist/activists…

Oculus Go Used For In-Flight Pilot Training Demonstration

Co-founders of a Texas-based company called Thrust Vector, which does contract development and consulting for both AR and VR, used Oculus Go while piloting an aircraft and say they have flown “probably 2 dozen full approaches in full VR, all the way down to about 50 feet above the runway.” CTO John Nagle wrote in an…

Sixense to Refund STEM Kickstarter Backers After More Than 4 Years of Delays

In what might be the longest Kickstarter campaign conclusion to date, more than four years following estimated deliveries of the STEM VR controller, Sixense says they will fully refund all backers and pre-orders. Sixense was once a name central to the early VR community. The company built the technology behind the magnetically tracked Razer Hydra…

Wrench Gives You A Different Kind Of Car Simulator

Few genres seem to fit VR better than racing simulation, letting you jump into the driver’s seat of just about any car without spending millions of dollars. But Missing Digit’s Wrench wants to offer a different kind of car simulator. Wrench is all about getting under the hood of fast and furious machines. It’s a…

VRHealth Secures CE Registration, Looks To Move Into EU Market

For some considerable time now on VRFocus we’ve covered developments in immersive technology that affect the healthcare or ‘MedTech’ industry. These developments have been highly varied and wide-ranging in their scope, affecting education and training, diagnosis, surgery, recovery and rehabilitation as well as other forms of treatment. Last month we brought you news about healthcare…

‘Elite Dangerous: Beyond’ Fourth & Final Chapter Coming to VR in Beta This Month

Elite Dangerous (2014), the popular open-universe space simulator, is getting a beta near the end of the month which will bring both VR and PC players the fourth and final chapter of the game’s third season, Beyond. Elite Dangerous: Beyond first landed early this year with Chapter One, which directly followed the Thargoids assault on humanity’s starports, the space-faring alien…

This Prototype World-scale VR Game is the Size of a Football Field

With recent advancements in inside-out tracking on standalone VR headsets, the tantalizing possibility of ‘world-scale’ VR experiences—those unhindered by limited tracking volumes or even physical barriers—is coming into focus. A pair of developers have created a prototype VR game that’s played across an entire football field. ‘Return to Grindelind’, as its called by creators Jeremy Kirshbaum…

Oculus Chief Scientist Dives Deep Into the Near Future of AR & VR

In his latest presentation at Oculus Connect 5, Oculus Chief Scientist Michael Abrash took a fresh look at the five-year VR technology predictions he made at OC3 in 2016, using his insight as the head  He believes his often-referenced key predictions are “pretty much on track,” albeit delayed by about a year, and that he…

‘No Man’s Sky’ Developers Poll Players On Potential VR Support

Since the game’s release in 2016, VR gamers have been asking for VR support for No Man’s Sky, the sandbox space survival game from Hello Games. The most recent hint the developers might be considering it comes from a recently posted poll to the community of players, asking what they wanted to see in future updates…

Magic Leap Brings Star Wars’ Adorable Porgs To Mixed Reality

It’s like Tamagotchi, but in a galaxy far, far away. Magic Leap made their fair share of announcements during their inaugural L.E.A.P. developer conference last week, showcasing an impressive collection of upcoming, as well as already-released experiences and updates. From mixed reality board games, to realistic A.I., every corner of the Magic Box event space…

God of War Creator David Jaffe Is Interested in Making VR Horror

David Jaffe is known to videogame fans as the creator behind both Twisted Metal and the God of War franchise. Recently, Jaffe spoke to Cary Barlog, who acted as writer and director of the most recent God of War title, and they discuss a number of subjects, including virtual reality (VR). Barlog and Jaffe discuss…

Solve A Spooky VR Puzzle In Halloween Maze VR

The entire month of October has been embraced by much of western internet culture as ‘spooky season’, a celebration of the run-up to Halloween. As the leaves turn orange and pumpkins start appearing on porches and in windows, many customers are looking for some suitably spooky immersive experiences. Developer MyPad3D hopes to cater to this…

Solve A Spooky VR Puzzle In Halloween Maze VR

The entire month of October has been embraced by much of western internet culture as ‘spooky season’, a celebration of the run-up to Halloween. As the leaves turn orange and pumpkins start appearing on porches and in windows, many customers are looking for some suitably spooky immersive experiences. Developer MyPad3D hopes to cater to this…

The Sims FreePlay Adds Multiplayer AR In ‘Brilliant Backyards’ Update

Real-time cooperative building and AR functionality arrive in a seasonal themed update to EA’s mobile Sims experience. The Sims FreePlay, a free-to-play mobile version of EA’s wildly popular strategic life simulator, The Sims, launched its latest update today, offering a slew of fall/autumn themed content to spice up your digital backyard. This includes new plant…

No Man’s Sky Survey Player Support For VR Port

The journey of No Man’s Sky has been one of ups and downs. The initial promotional hype and the promises that the players said the developers made not being fulfilled led to disappointment upon the initial launch. Since then, its content updates and tweaks have drawn a positive response from those who stuck with it….

The Virtual Arena: VR’s Bonanza for Commercial Entertainment (Part 2)

Industry specialist Kevin Williams of KWP, concludes his report on the latest developments shaping the digital out-of-home entertainment (DOE) sector and all things to do with Commercial virtual reality (VR) deployment seen internationally. In this final part we see the drive for new investment and the realities and speculation on the market’s true worth. With…

Hands On with Dead and Buried Arena

Though virtual reality (VR) is steadily growing in popularity among consumers, the expense of the hardware needed keeps it out of reach of many who might otherwise enjoy experiencing VR. In response to this, the number of location-based VR centres has increased hugely in recent months, with an accompanying increase in the videogames created for…