Gran Turismo Sport Confirmed for October

Today, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has officially confirmed the release date for PlayStation VR compatible title, Gran Turismo Sport. The racing tile will arrive on 18th October and as you might expect there are plenty of special editions going to be available. Pre-orders have already launched on the European PlayStation.Store, with the standard version retailing…

PlayStation VR Adventure Theseus Confirmed for July Launch

Back in February developer Forge Reply announced work on its first virtual reality (VR) title, an action-adventure set in the mythical worlds of Greek gods with Theseus. Then last month the studio confirmed the videogame would be coming to just the PlayStation VR this summer. Today, an exact date has been announced, 26th July 2017. A…

VR Title Polybius Gets Prominence in New Nine Inch Nails Music Video

We’ve already seen how virtual reality (VR) can make a great accompaniment to music, and proper use of VR tech can lead to stupendous music videos, as displayed by Bjork’s music video for Notget and the Gorillaz continuing involvement with VR. Now trippy trance shooter Polybius forms the basis of the music video for new…

Pokémon GO European Safari Zone Events Dated for This Summer

It’s been almost a year since Niantic Labs launched augmented reality (AR) title Pokémon GO into the world, creating a wave of players hunting down Pikachu’s, Bulbasaur’s, Charmander’s and every other little monster. While that wave of hype has certainly died down, the studio has continued to keep interest alive with a bunch of promotions and…

Landfall Developer Force Field VR Secures €1m Investment in Series A Round

Force Field VR, the studio behind twin-stick virtual reality (VR) shooter Landfall on Oculus Rift and Term1nal, a puzzle title for Samsung Gear VR, has today announced the completion of a Series A funding round, securing the company an extra €1 million EUR of investment. In a statement Force Field’s co-founder Arthur Houtman said: “Over the past year Force Field…

Store No 8 and Thrive Global Launch Innov8: V-Commerce Competition

When it comes to virtual reality (VR) videogames or experiences something often mentioned as a key factor that people should think about for success is storytelling, that it is the key to connecting with your audience. Although there is some debate about just how important that truly is in the great scheme of things. Connecting,…

nDreams Secures £2.7 Million In Funding

The British virtual reality (VR) industry continue to grow alongside the larger VR industry. As a sign of this growth, UK VR developer nDreams have announced that it has secured £2 Million in funding from Mercia Technologies, with an additional £700,000 from other private investors. The company has been focussed on rapid growth as the…

VRWorks Now Supported in Unreal Engine

Unreal Engine is one of the most popular bases for videogame development, and has been the base on which many popular virtual reality (VR) titles have been built, such as Robo Recall. Nvidia have now released a new branch of VRWorks which integrates Unreal Engine support. VRWorks – which was responsible for a new ‘Ultra’…

The Wonder Of Space Just Got A Whole Lot Prettier For EVE: Valkyrie

If you’re looking for a virtual reality (VR) experience that truly makes the jaw drop and quickly clues you in to the benefits of a 360 degree viewpoint you can’t do much better than checking out the wonders (and dangers) of outer space courtesy of EVE: Valkyrie.  Whether it’s the basic game or any of…

Clayton Homes Release AR App Home Previewer for iOS

Clayton Homes, part of American house building company Berkshire Hathaway, has recently launched a new augmented reality (AR) app called Home Previewer, allowing customers to envision what a home may look like in 3D in a future location. Created by Boulder, Colorado ad agency Made, the Home Previewer app lets users digitally anchor a Clayton home model from a list of choices…

VR Content Platform Sketchfab Introduces Sound Support

Sketchfab has been enthusiastic in its support for virtual reality (VR) content, allowing users to share, publish and examine 3D and VR content, including 3D animations in VR, where it has made its entire library of 3D models viewable in VR. Now Sketchfab is introducing the ability to add sound to the 3D creations. From…

Speakers for VRX 2017 Announced

VRX will be returning to San Francisco for its third year of operation as preparation for its third event kick into high gear with the announcement of the list of featured speakers that are expected to attend the event. The VRX event attracts attendees covering a broad spectrum of disciplines from within the wider virtual…

You Can Now Live Stream from VR in Facebook Spaces

Facebook just brought VR and IRL a whole lot closer. Earlier this year, Facebook announced Spaces—giving all us access to friends, video calls, and selfie-sticks in VR. This morning Facebook added something huge to the list: users in Facebook Spaces will now be able broadcast directly to their Facebook timeline in real time using Facebook Live. And as the…

Oculus, Intel and ESL’s VR Challenger League Begins, Regional Finals Dated

Last month VRFocus reported on Intel, ESL and Oculus announcing the VR Challenger League, a virtual reality (VR) eSports competition that involves players and teams from across Europe and North America competing in The Unspoken  and Echo Arena. Today, the first online qualifiers are now open and the regional finals have been dated. Insomniac’s The Unspoken is a spellcasting experience where…

The Best Oculus Rift Games of 2017 So Far – Robo Recall

For VRFocus’ first videogame lets head back to the start of the year, to a title that quite frankly should be part of every Oculus Rift users library, and that’s the fantastic Robo Recall from Epic Games. For the majority of the time Epic Games grace the pages of VRFocus because of the company’s middleware development software, Unreal Engine, which…

The Best Oculus Rift Games of 2017 So Far

It’s already halfway through 2017 and what a year it’s been for Oculus Rift. There’s been highs and lows for the company and Facebook, restructuring, people leaving, lawsuits and so much more. But where you, the customer, are concerned it’s all about playing great videogames on the first high-end head-mounted display (HMD) to come to…

Google Daydream Support Soon to Arrive on Samsung Galaxy S8

At the Google I/O conference in May, it was announced that support for Google’s Daydream virtual reality (VR) platform would be included in the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones. Though the devices shipped without that support active, recent developments suggests that support is about the be activated. Observant reporters at Android Police spotted…

Hackers Use Ultrasonic Waves To Disrupt VR Headsets

Sonic guns set to headset frequency can send you into a spin and cause sickness. Are you one of the many people who loves virtual reality, but wish there was a way to make it even more vomit-inducing? Well boy are you in for a treat! According to Forbes, researchers at China’s Alibaba have created a sonic gun…

Kaiji VR: Steel Beam Crossing of Despair Launch Date Announced

Anime and Manga of various types are starting to see adaptations into virtual reality (VR) experiences as VR continues to grow. Manga series Kaiji was announced as getting an adaptation into a VR title that follows one of the lethal contests from the manga some time ago, and developers Solid Sphere have now announced the…

Go Live Direct from Facebook Spaces

During Facebook’s 10th annual F8 conference in April the company announced Facebook Spaces, a new social virtual reality (VR) app for Oculus Rift. Today, the company has revealed a new feature what’ll allow Oculus Rift users to stream live from inside VR. Still currently in beta, Facebook Spaces is all about connecting with friends and having a personalised…

One Piece Crew Sails Towards PlayStation VR

One Piece is one of the most popular anime series in the world, boasting a huge fanbase. As a result, the crew of Straw Hat Pirates have appeared in many videogames already, featuring in various genres from platformers to action-adventure titles. Now the crew will be heading to the PlayStation VR. One Piece first began…

Random42 Launches Educational AR Mobile App

Random42 Scientific Communication are known in the pharmaceutical industry as a provider of digital solutions such as medical imaging, creating digital representations of things such as disease mechanisms that would be otherwise hard to understand. The company has ventured into virtual reality (VR) before and are now stepping into augmented reality (AR) with the release…

New VR Studio Virtual Arts Will Focus On Mobile Apps

Though Cambridge-based development studio Virtual Arts was formed back in December 2016, it has been very quiet up until now, as it gathered personnel and funding for its projects. Now, having successfully acquired seed funding, ex-ARM employees Nizar Romdan and Doug Day are setting out to create virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) projects….

Eurostar Odyssey Offers an Underwater VR Journey

If you happen to be travelling abroad this summer and plan to take the Eurostar train service then the company has some immersive entertainment planned. Launching today is Eurostar Odyssey, a virtual reality (VR) experience that takes viewers beneath the waves. As travellers make their way at high-speed under the channel, they’ll enter the hidden depths of…

Celtx brings a new Game Editor Module to Virtual Reality

When it comes to pre-production or production for writing scripts, characters and settings you may remember Celtx. If you were an avid follower of nofilmschool or you did Media studies or studied film – everybody has had their hand at this software for writing their short film, feature film, television series scripts with Celtx. VRFocus interview…

Full-Body VR Arena Presents Livestreaming Event

A project by the Saxion University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands to create a full-body virtual reality (VR) arena titled Project Myron is getting close to completion, and the team behind its development are planning a live-streaming event on Facebook to show the public what the technology can do. Created by a group of…