Life In 360°: Hiding The Heavens

In a modern world there are lights galore allowing humanity to ‘operate’, as it were, far beyond the time the sun has set.  But in our quest to experience the wonders of the evening have we lost perhaps the greatest sight the night can behold? If you’re in a city you’re not likely to see…

New AR Horror Mobile Title Night Terrors: Bloody Mary Released

Imprezario Entertainment, an augmented reality (AR) mobile entertainment company, has announced a new mobile horror experience that leverages AR technology to scare users. Titled Night Terrors: Bloody Mary, the experience has been made in partnership with acclaimed film director, producer and screenwriter, Oren Peli (Paranormal Activity, Insidious) who acted as Executive Producer on the project….

Something For The Weekend: Rainy Oculus VR Deals

Sunday is here again meaning its time for another entry of Something for the Weekend, the weekly series where VRFocus bring you a number of deals on virtual reality (VR) titles. The rain does not seem to be stopping anytime soon so what better way to enjoy your weekend then to try a new Oculus Rift expereince. There…

New Infographic Tells You All You Need To Know About Head-Mounted Displays

As virtual reality (VR) continues to expand to wider audiences and market sectors, the opportunity to experience VR anytime and anywhere is becoming more possible. The limitless possibilities of being able to transport yourself to a virtual world and interact with various objects and characters is what makes the technology so appealing. With more VR…

Nickelodeon Expands Screens Up AR App With ‘Danger Things’ Interactive Event

Magic portals and floating donuts are just a few of the offerings in this Stranger Things inspired Henry Danger AR experience. Good news to all those looking to enter the Upside Down. You no longer need a psychokinetic 12-year old to rip open the fabric of space time in order to enter the parallel dimension! Leading up to Halloween, Nickelodeon…

VR Support for ‘No Man’s Sky’ Being Considered by Developer

No Man’s Sky, a game which has a history of calls for VR support since its 2016 release, could one day be explored in VR. Developer Hello Games is gauging interest in VR support for No Man’s Sky in a player survey intended to find out what the game’s community wants next. If you missed the drama…

The Persistence To Get A Free Update Next Week Adding Four New Game Modes

Developer Firesprite Games have revealed that their virtual reality (VR) title The Persistence will be getting a free update next week that will see a number of improvements and new features come to the title. These will address some of the feedback the team have gotten from players since launch, along with performance improvements, accessibility…

Allstate Launches AR Experience To Help Families Build A Fire Escape Plan

As part of National Fire Prevention Week, Allstate have released Escape Route, a new Allstate Mobile app feature that leverages augmented reality (AR) to help families create and practice fire escape plans. According to the National Fire Protection Association, fire departments within the United States respond to a home fire every 90 seconds. Because of…

Insomniac Games Reveal Seedling For The Magic Leap One

Earlier this week at the Magic L.E.A.P conference developer Insomniac Games revealed a new mixed reality (MR) experience that is being created for the Magic Leap One. Going by the name of Seedling, players take on the role of Scout who must nurture, grow and customize an alien lifeforms – one that exists on your…

Four Companies Using Tech to Make Mental Health Help More Accessible

Every year on October 10th, people from around the world come together with the same goals in mind: de-stigmatizing mental health issues and raising awareness of treatment options. And since it was first launched in 1992, supporters of World Mental Health Day have helped make great strides toward achieving those objectives. While there is still…

Korean Company SK Telecom Announces Mobile Social VR App

Though virtual reality (VR) is often seen as somewhat isolating, a number of apps have emerged which aims to combat this by bringing people together in a virtual space. Korean communications company SK Telecom has just announced the launch of just such an application, titled Oksusu Social VR. The app is designed to allow users to…

Korean Company SK Telecom Announces Mobile Social VR App

Though virtual reality (VR) is often seen as somewhat isolating, a number of apps have emerged which aims to combat this by bringing people together in a virtual space. Korean communications company SK Telecom has just announced the launch of just such an application, titled Oksusu Social VR. The app is designed to allow users to…

Korean Company SK Telecom Announces Mobile Social VR App

Though virtual reality (VR) is often seen as somewhat isolating, a number of apps have emerged which aims to combat this by bringing people together in a virtual space. Korean communications company SK Telecom has just announced the launch of just such an application, titled Oksusu Social VR. The app is designed to allow users to…

Korean Company SK Telecom Announces Mobile Social VR App

Though virtual reality (VR) is often seen as somewhat isolating, a number of apps have emerged which aims to combat this by bringing people together in a virtual space. Korean communications company SK Telecom has just announced the launch of just such an application, titled Oksusu Social VR. The app is designed to allow users to…

In Death Review: Bow And Arrow Shooter Meets Punishing Roguelike

I’m usually not a big fan of procedural generation in games. While I’ve obviously spent my fair amount of time exploring planets in No Man’s Sky and clearing out ships From Other Suns with friends, typically I’d prefer a hand-crafted experience that is higher quality that I can play once and remember fondly, than replaying…

Media Molecule’s ‘Dreams’ Confirmed to Support PSVR at Launch

Media Molecule, the creators of LittleBigPlanet (2008) and Tearaway (2013), have been working on their upcoming game/game-creation tool Dreams for PS4 for the past few years, and although we knew PSVR support was destined to come someday, as first announced at Paris Games Week 2015, we weren’t sure if PSVR users would get the chance to play at…

Atheer Unveil Augmented Reality Management Platform

While news on pretty much every topic comes thick and fast if you’re covering immersive technology with as wide a scope as we do on VRFocus, one of the things we have seen recently is an increase in the number of new service ‘platforms’ using immersive technology. In particular platforms that are related to augmented…

Point & Place AR Shopping Platform Adds Face Tracking

Augmented reality (AR) is becoming increasingly popular as a tool for retailers to aid in sales. AR technology allows customers to virtually try out a product before purchase, so see if it fits in their room, or on their body. Digital commerce company EyeKandy has announced that it hopes to make AR retail technology more…

Astro Bot Rescue Mission Is The Highest Rated VR Videogame Of All Time

One of the most highly anticipated virtual reality (VR) titles to come to the PlayStation VR was none other than Astro Bot Rescue Mission. Developed by Sony Japan Studio the title has been on many peoples radars for sometime and now following its release it seems that it has been somewhat of a success, as it…

Abandoned WW1 Hall Of Remembrance Recreated In VR

In the lead up to the centenary of the Armistice the Imperial War Museums (IWM) has launched a new virtual reality experience that brings to life a never-built, national memorial to the British men and women who died during the First World War. The Hall of Remembrance was commissioned by the government to mark the…

Life In 360°: An Electric Archive (Part Two)

We’re continuing our look at Formula E’s archive of 360 degree content today with another selection of videos as we look to add more to the ones we featured on Monday, not to mention those that we have featured previously on Li360. Most notably the video where someone somersaulted over a Formula E car as…

First-Ever L.E.A.P. Conference Teases The Future Of Magic Leap

Magic Leap’s inaugural developer conference showcases the headsets best and brightest content. Blood-thirsty robots, augmented board games, and life-sized space mechs were just a few of the offering at Magic Leap’s inaugural L.E.A.P. developer conference held earlier this week at the Magic Box event space in downtown Los Angeles. The two-day conference offered visitors the…

Insomniac Games Speaks About Plans for Stormland

Insomniac Games has become something of a leading name in the creation of virtual reality (VR) videogames. As the company is responsible for popular multiplayer VR title The Unspoken. As a result, its upcoming VR title, Stormland, is highly anticipated among VR fans. At the Oculus Connect 5 conference, Nina of VRFocus caught up with…

Oculus Home 2.0 And Dash Exit Beta, Now Rolling Out To All Rift Owners

When the Oculus Rift launched back in mid-2016, its system software and store were criticized for the relative lack of features compared to other platforms and stores (such as Steam). In fact, the software couldn’t even be installed to any hard drive other than the system drive (nor could VR games/apps from Oculus’ store). In…