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,…

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…

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…

RealWear Raises $17M For Industrial-Grade Wearable AR Device

RealWear has raised $17 million for its AR wearable device aimed at workers in construction and other heavy industries. Vancouver-based RealWear is already shipping its hands-free HMT-1, which is mounted via a band that goes around your head or safety helmet. It’s a wearable device, but RealWear CEO Andy Lowery calls it a “head-mounted tablet,” since…

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…

Elite Dangerous: Beyond – Chapter One Dated for Launch This Month

Last month VRFocus reported on Frontier Developments announcing Elite Dangerous’ next big update, Elite Dangerous: Beyond – Chapter One. Today, the studio has revealed that it’ll arrive on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One next week, on 27th February, 2018. Elite Dangerous: Beyond – Chapter One will see a bunch of new features added to the space-based adventure with…

Island Time Is A Desert Island Survival Game For PSVR, Rift And Vive

Manifest 99 from Flight School Studio was one of the most interesting VR experiences of 2017. Just a few months on from its launch, though, and the developer is ready to share its next full VR game, Island Time. This looks like quite a big departure from the story-driven experience Flight School made its name…

Royal British Legion Uses AR to Tell Stories from the Great War

The horrors and heroism of the First World War are now long distant, but the lessons of the past should be remembered. A campaign led by the Royal British Legion it using augmented reality (AR) to bring stories of those lost in battle to life. The campaign is a joint effort between the Royal British…

AR Experiences May Soon Come to UK Trains

The British public are very experienced at complaining about the rail service, decrying delays and dilapidated carriages. However, that will be set to change thanks to an injection of funding that may see rail journeys transformed. The Department of Transport and Innovate UK are offering £3.6, in funding for innovative rail projects, such as adaptable…

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…

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…

VR Project ‘The Enemy’ Tells the Story of Combatants like Never Before

Belgian-Tunisian war correspondent Karim Ben Khelifa and MIT show how VR can be a critical tool for empathy. “When I became a father, I simply knew I could not keep walking on the front lines,” Khelifa said. “Yet, I was not done trying to understand war.” The Enemy is Khelifa’s art installation and narrative long-form journalism…

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…

VR Adventure Puzzler ‘Moss’ to Launch on PSVR February 27th, New Trailer Here

Moss, the insanely charming third-person action-adventure puzzle game from indie studio Polyarc, is confirmed to launch on PSVR February 27th, 2018. Update (02/19/18): Polyarc today announced on Playstation’s blog that ‘Moss’ is officially launching on PSVR February 27th. We’ve included the new trailer below. Original article (10/30/17): First revealed at E3 earlier this year, Moss follows a pint-sized hero named Quill, who with…

VR Physics Sandbox ‘Modbox’ to Become More “Unity-like” in March Update

Modbox (2016), the multiuser VR physics sandbox from indie studio Alientrap, is getting an update next month in hopes of making the app more of a “Unity-like experience – only simplified,” says developer Lee Vermeulen. The update is said to include a desktop-based editor and visual scripting system. Vermeulen released the news via a Steam forum post, saying that…

VR Physics Sandbox ‘Modbox’ to Become More “Unity-like” in March Update

Modbox (2016), the multiuser VR physics sandbox from indie studio Alientrap, is getting an update next month in hopes of making the app more of a “Unity-like experience – only simplified,” says developer Lee Vermeulen. The update is said to include a desktop-based editor and visual scripting system. Vermeulen released the news via a Steam forum post, saying that…

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…

Magic Leap Job Posting Reveals the Company is Preparing to Enter the Retail Space

According to a recent update to Magic Leap’s massive list of job postings, the company revealed it definitely has plans to enter the retail space, which could include everything from special in-store installations to its own bespoke retail locations. The company is now entertaining applications for the position of Director of Store Design, a job that they say…

You Can Learn How To DJ In VR

How learning real-world skills can turn out to be the killer app for VR & AR. “We live in a world where the entire history of mankind, and all its knowledge, is available through Google and other resources, yet the average adult spends only 5 minutes per day learning, compared to 50 minutes per day…