ICAROS Secures Seven Figure Investment From Segnalita

ICAROS have been providing a unique training system that combines fitness and virtual reality (VR) since 2016 and has now announced that that the Tyrolean private venture company Segnalita, has invested a sum in the mid-seven figures into the Munich-based company. The company has a vision to provide the most motivating and health-promoting training experiences…

Schell Games Unveil HoloLAB Champions, Bring Chemistry To VR

Entertainment and educational videogame development studio Schell Games have unveiled their next title in the form of HoloLAB Champions. This new immersive virtual realty (VR) title puts users onto the center stage of a chemistry themed gameshow where knowing their science will be key to succeeding and winning a holo-brain trophy. HoloLAB Champions has been as…

This Week In VR Sports: It’s All About The Beautiful Game

With the weekend here  it is time for another entry of This Week In VR Sport. VRFocus brings you a number of sports related virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) stories every weekend and this time it is all about the football. Cherry Pop Games have released highlights from their virtual world cup, Coca-Cola teams up with Swiss Striker…

The Biggest PSVR Releases Of The Week 06/17/18

We haven’t been doing release lists for the past few weeks because E3-prep and then E3 itself, but now that things are settling back down here we go! We’ve got two spooky scary experiences and one tundra-themed adventure to pick from. UploadVR also launched the ‘UploadVR PSVR Community’ on PlayStation 4! Join up, find other…

Echo Combat Livestream – Open Beta Online VR FPS Multiplayer

The Open Beta for Echo Combat is live and running until Sunday. If you have Oculus Home installed already, you may have noticed that the Echo games have undergone a bit of re-branding. Instead of Echo Combat and Echo Arena existing in the launch separately, there is now just Echo VR and when you load into the…

Editorial: Google’s Long-Term Strategy Could Dominate VR/AR

Confidence is a prerequisite to enjoy VR’s magic. There are so many things that can go wrong wearing a VR headset and most of us know this before the goggles come down over our eyes. “Discomfort” doesn’t quite encapsulate the risk of wearing something that blocks your view of the real world. Just trying to…

Save The Lems in VR Puzzle Platform Title

Lems are tiny cartoonish wolf-like creatures that are running around a colourful landscape in search of a new lair to call home. Developer Universe Worth Experiencing has announced that its virtual reality (VR) puzzle-platform title Lems will be out soon in Steam Early Access. In Lems, players use the VR motion controllers to create and…

Summer VR Sales Offer Big Savings On Top Titles

Summer sales are now in place across Steam (through July 5), Oculus (through July 1) and Viveport (through July 7), with major savings on some of our favorite VR titles. Oculus is also offering special deals each day along with packs of top-tier experiences that can be purchased together while HTC’s Viveport is throwing free games…

Microsoft Affirms No Plans for VR on Xbox Consoles

Back at E3 2016, Microsoft’s Head of Xbox Phil Spencer announced on stage that the Xbox One X (then ‘Project Scorpio’) would become the industry’s next VR-compatible console, positioning the platform to compete with Sony’s PSVR with what Spencer called “high fidelity VR.” Now, it appears, Microsoft’s chief marketing officer for gaming Mike Nichols has put…

Krikey Add New AR Soccer Mini-Game To Celebrate The World Cup

Augmented reality (AR) mobile app Krikey have announced a new networked mini-game as part of the FIFA World Cup 2018 celebration. This new update will allow players to go up against each other to see who can score the most goals and, if they so wish, see who really is the best team. The Krikey…

Steam Summer Sale Offers Big Discounts on Top VR Titles

Steam’s annual summer sale is back, and heavy discounts are here on hundreds of VR games including a number of top titles that will have you spending those hot days in the cold depths of space, post-apocalyptic warzones, and practically anywhere you can imagine that isn’t your backyard. Both Oculus and Viveport’s respective sales are…

Oh No They Didn’t! Microsoft Reverses Xbox One X VR Plans

Editorial credit: Pe3k / Shutterstock.com Has the Sony PSVR been a success? That depends on how you look at it. More than 100 million PS4 consoles have been sold at this point and about a million PSVR units to go with them. That’s a small percentage, but in absolute terms that’s still an install base…

XSEED Discuss Gungrave VR In Interview

You might have heard about the upcoming virtual reality (VR) title Gungrave VR recent following its present at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2018 where a new trailer and information was released. During the event VRFocus’ Nina Salomons was able to sit down with Jason Hayato Higa, Localisation Lead at XSEED, to discuss the upcoming release and…

Standalone Virtual Reality Headsets Will Bring VR Into Focus

As some of you may know, I have a background in software engineering and CAD and have been active in emerging tech field over the last ten years through investments as well as growing start-ups in mobile IoT, AI and, recently, augmented reality (AR) and/or virtual reality (VR). We then have set up the Realities…

Valve Reveals Latest Knuckles Dev Kit & New ‘Moondust’ Tech Demo

Since announcing the ‘Knuckles’ controller prototype all the way back in 2016, Valve has been relatively quiet about its progress outside of a select group of developers who have been experimenting with early development kits. That changed this week as Valve offered up a major information dump, showcasing the latest Knuckles dev kit with a…

Apple Details Latest VR Optimizations Coming to macOS Mojave (10.14)

Earlier this month at Apple’s annual WWDC conference, the company introduced their latest operating system, macOS Mojave (10.14). Due to roll out as a public beta later this month, and launching widely this Fall as a free update, Mojave brings further VR-specific optimizations to Apple’s Metal graphics API, which the company detailed in a session…

Echo Combat Livestream – Gravity-Defying FPS Action

The Open Beta for Echo Combat is finally here! If you have Oculus Home installed already, you may have noticed that the Echo games have undergone a bit of re-branding. Instead of Echo Combat and Echo Arena existing in the launch separately, there is now just Echo VR and when you load into the lobby…

VR Drama ‘Kiss Me First’ Arrives On Netflix June 29th

Live-action meets CGI in this six-part adaptation of Lottie Moggach’s hit YA novel. A suspenseful cyber-drama series developed by Bryan Elsley, Kiss Me First tells the story of Leila (Taboo’s Tallulah Haddon), a lonely 17-year-old haunted by the death of her mother. In order to escape the tortures of her reality, Leila has become addicted…

Madame Tussauds Adds VR Escape Room In Hollywood

Madame Tussauds Hollywood is offering a new VR attraction next to the Walk of Fame and the Chinese Theatre. The 4-player VR installation is from the Virtual Room and situated among the wax inhabitants of Hollywood Boulevard. The Virtual Room operates similar installations in Europe, as well as a second location in Hollywood. The system…

New Screenshots Released For RollerCoaster Tycoon Joyride

Atari have released a number of new screenshots for their upcoming virtual reality (VR) title RollerCoaster Tycoon Joyride. The title, which was announced earlier in the year, is planned to release for PlayStation VR and will give players a chance to truly immerse themselves within the classic RollerCoaster Tycoon experience with some new twists. For the…

Golfshot AR Brings Augmented Reality To The Course

Golfshot is an application for mobile devices that is designed to help players manage their game and gain valuable data to improve their golf game. Now following an update the app now features a number of augmented reality (AR) features to give users even more options to improve their golf game. The new AR features…

Enter the Casino With Social Club VR

Developer Perilous Orbit previously produced the virtual reality (VR) mini-game compilation SportsBar VR. The studio has now expanded on that work, producing what it has described as it most ambitious project yet, Social Club VR. Social Club VR is an online VR casino experience which is due to be released shortly on Oculus Home and…

New Trailer For VR Multiplayer Title Seeking Dawn Arrives

With virtual reality (VR) moving towards a more mature phase of development, we’re starting to see larger adventures coming to life, particularly for the high-end platforms such as PlayStation VR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Developer Multiverse Entertainment are seeking to continue and expand upon that trends with Seeking Dawn, which has just seen the…