Go Behind The Scenes Of Arca’s Path In New Dev Story Trailer

Upcoming virtual reality (VR) title Arca’s Path from Dream Reality Interactive and Rebellion have released a new ‘Dev Story‘ trailer which offers an insight into the creation and team behind this charming title. The title is about a young girl who finds a mask and is transported to a simulated, fairy tale looking world where…

Washington’s By The People Festival Feature AR Art Hunt

The nonprofit organization Halcyon, which believe in the power of creativity and compassion to empower humanity, have announced the final line-up of artists, performers, and speakers who will participate in the inaugural By The People festival. The event is set to be Wasington’s largest international arts and dialogue festival taking place all across the city from…

John Cusack & Christina Ricci Make Their VR Debut In ‘Distorted Reality’

Another VR project starring AAA talent shows how the immersive medium is continuing to attract more of Hollywood’s biggest names. To compliment the theatrical film release of Distorted on June 22nd, Minds Eye Entertainment and SkyVR have partnered to produce Distorted Reality, a scripted, live-action cinematic VR distributed through OneTouchVR on Google Daydream, Oculus Go,…

Three Colorado Companies Are Working Together To Map Mars

Three companies in the Colorado area have announced they are teaming together to form the “Dream Team” on a project map out Mars and delver the result within virtual reality (VR). The team is made up of SynaptixGames, AeroScout, and Georanger, all of which established this unique partnership that combines their respective skills in geospatial…

The Future Is In Your Hands in The Last Day Defense VR

In the future of The Last Day Defense VR, the Earth is at war. Divided between two mighty empires, both of which posses powerful military technology which has put them at a stalemate. One side develops a desperate stratagem – travel back in time to defeat the foe in the past. So it is up…

New Oculus Updates Roll Out

Oculus have announced this month’s roll out of updates to its platform, which will affect both the Oculus Rift and Oculus Go. The new updates will affect video encoding to introduce 5K video to the platform as well as an update to Rift Core 2.0. The new update will introduce a number of new features,…

Google Spotlight Stories’ Age of Sail Gets Sneak Peak at Annecy

Google Spotlight Stories have brought some of its virtual reality (VR) animated projects to the Annecy International Animated Film Festival in France. The VR projects being showcased include Age of Sail and Piggy. 2018 will mark the third year that Google Spotlight Stories has team with VR @ Annacy to offer its VR projects to…

Hands-on: Captoglove Goes Elemental With New Prototype

When it comes to physical interaction with the virtual world data gloves are still very much on the fringe of consumer products. Companies like Manus VR and Captoglove have already developed products that allow their gloves to act as wireless controllers, with the latter having completed a successful Kickstarter ahead of launch last year. CaptoGlove…

The Exorcist: Legion VR is Now Available on PlayStation VR

Widely regarded as one of the scariest and most effective horror films ever made, The Exorcist has been scaring audiences since its release in 1973. Now the author of the Exorcist series, William Peter Blatty, is bringing the horror to virtual reality (VR) for users of the PlayStation VR. The Exorcist: Legion VR consists of…

Wunder360 Cameras Launches With New Imaging Technology

Virtual reality (VR) imaging specialist, Wunder360, have revealed their new 360-degree camera which includes a number of key features such as an all new view pilot, point-to-frame feature for effortless editing, sharing and storage. All of this in a pocket sized, light weight model offering users a compact and affordable 360-degree camera. Featuring a host…

Take A Walk On The Wild Side Of VR With Cybershoes

An immersive VR locomotion solution that ditches the omnidirectional treadmill design in favor of a swivel chair. If you’ve seen the movie ‘Ready Player One’ or have been to CES or other recent gaming/technology trade show, then odds are you’re at least somewhat familiar with the concept behind omnidirectional treadmills. The device is pretty much…

Kona Finally Makes it to Virtual Reality

Fans and Kickstarter backers of Parabole’s Kona have been eagerly awaiting the title’s arrival in virtual reality (VR), a feature that was promised back in 2015, when the Kickstarter was originally launched. After a long wait, the time has finally arrived, as Kona VR is now available. Parabole have announced that to celebrate the 1st…

eFlex Systems Partners With Light Guide Systems To Bring AR Capabilities To Their Product Solution

Leading provider of assembly solutions, eFlex Systems, has announced it is partnering with Light Guide Systems to add augmented reality (AR) features into their web-based, assembly software – Job Element Monitor (JEM), a work instruction module. eFlex systems designs and implements advanced technology and world-class digital solutions for the manufacturing and information technology markets. Offering…

Israeli Company Developing AR/VR Vision Solutions Secures $11.5 Million In Funding

The medical uses of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) continue to grow rapidly as the technology advances. Now, Beyeonics Surgical Ltd, a subsidiary of Israel’s Elbit Systems, have announced that they have raised $11.5 million (USD) in a first investment round from leading investment groups including an international corporation. The subsidiary develops surgeon-centered visualization…

Review: Sniper Rust VR

Adapting anything from one type of platform to another is a tricky process. A number of titles have made the leap into virtual reality (VR) after first appearing in 2D formats. Indian development studio Zatun is attempting to expand on its successful Sniper 3D Rust title, which game out on iOS and android by creating…

HTC Discuss The Vive Wireless Adapter At E3 2018

During the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2018, HTC were around showcasing their upcoming Vive Wireless Adapter on a number of different experiences ahead of it’s release later in the year. VRFocus’ Nina Salomons got the chance to speak with Troy Edwards, Director of PR for VIVE, about the product and find out some more about where…

VR vs. E3 2018 In Absentia Alternative Awards

Welcome once again to VR vs. The weekly opinion piece written by ‘the one who isn’t a writer’ on VRFocus, because… well, I can’t even remember why any more. But I’ve been doing this for long enough to be able to welcome you, for the third year running, to my In Absentia Alternative Awards. That’s…

HypnoVR Announce Successful Funding Round

Virtual reality (VR) has seen use in various medical settings, from training future doctors to helping educate patients and families on complex medical conditions. One of the most interesting is the use of VR to help relieve pain. One company that specialises in this area, HypnoVR, have announced that it has secured funding from investors….

Make Real Secures Investments for Immersive Technology Learning

Immersive technology such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) is increasingly being used for training and education applications. This growth in use means that there are a number of opportunities in this area for businesses such as Make Real, a company wich is planning to use new investment to fuel further growth. Brighton-based…

Somnium Space Looks To Raise Funding For Cross-Platform VR World

Somnium Space is one of the companies attempting to leverage technologies such as Blockchain and cryptocurrency in an effort to create a shared, cross-platform virtual reality (VR) world. The company are attempting to raise funding by launching a seed funding round on Equity Crowd-funding site SeedingVR. Somnium Space have developed an internal partnership with High…

Designing ‘Virtual Virtual Reality’, One of Mobile VR’s Most Immersive Games Yet

Launched initially on Daydream in early 2017, and now available on Gear VR, Oculus Go, and Oculus Rift, Virtual Virtual Reality’s smart interaction design gives players freedom and control which—combined with a narrative tying it all together—makes Virtual Virtual Reality one of the most immersive mobile VR games to date. This guest article by Mitch Mastroni, Interaction…

Epson’s AR Flight Simulator App Awarded 1st Place In AUVSI XCELLENCE Award

Epson, provider of the Moverio augmented reality (AR) smart eyewear platform have revealed that it received an XCELLENCE Award by the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI). This award was given to the company after they were selected from a pool of accomplished applicants. The award was given for the company’s AR Flight Simulator app…

Report: Almost Half of US Colleges Use VR

It has been clear for some time that virtual reality (VR) has some considerable implications when it comes to the area of education and many schools, colleges and other educational institutions have recognised this. What had not been previously clear was the extent to which schools and colleges were adopting the technology. A report compiled…

SharePoint Spaces Brings Mixed Reality To Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft wants to make collaborative immersive experiences accessible to everyone. With 135M Office 365 monthly active users and 400K organizations currently using SharePoint, Microsoft is now investing in AI and immersive experiences to enhance the collaborative functions of the platform. “As new generations that have grown up with technology are entering the workforce, bringing new…

Final Speakers announced for VRX Immersive Enterprise

Though most of the focus has been on E3 2018, its important to remember that there are other events coming up that are also worth your attention. VRX Immersive Enterprise is coming up fast, and the organisers have just revealed what the final line up of featured speakers will be. The VRX series of events…

Arcade VR Shooter Nightstar Alliance Is Now Available In Early Access

Tiny Leviathan Studios, an independent developer with only three full-time members of staff, revealed their virtual reality (VR) arcade shooter Nightstar Alliance not long ago but now it has released into Early Access. This neon filled, arcade shooter invites players to command a powerful battlecruiser and stop all sorts of things from destroying humankind. Players…

Air New Zealand Partners With Magic Leap

Though Magic Leap remains tight-lipped on the details of its main product, that has not stopped to company from establishing relationships with brands and companies, such as the recently announced strategic partnership with Air New Zealand. The airline is working with Magic Leap and London-based creative studio Framestore to create an experience that lets travellers…