PokerStars Plans to Bring Online Gambling to VR Headsets

There are a number of casino style experiences such as Poker VR or Social Club VR that allow you to play one of the worlds most popular card games Poker. Yet these are quite casual titles. What happens when one of the world’s largest online poker sites, PokerStars, decides to try its hand at virtual reality (VR)? That’ll soon become…

‘Accounting+’ Coming Soon to HTC Vive & Oculus Rift with New Levels

Squanch Games, the game studio founded by Rick and Morty creator Justin Roiland, and Crows Crows Crows are bringing Accounting+ (2017) to HTC Vive and Oculus Rift soon. Launched first on PSVR back in late 2017, the game is also getting a big content update that will be available on all supported platforms. In short, Accounting+ is madness incarnate, featuring…

Tacton Launches Business-to-Business AR Sales Tool

Augmented reality (AR) is becoming increasingly useful for businesses, offering a range of utility such as stock management, training and remote assistance. Today, Tacton have announced another business-based AR tool, Tacton Visual Configuration. The new tool extends the capabilities of Tacton’s existing CPQ software by adding drg-and-drop 3D visualisation and AR, which allows manufacturers to…

Life In 360°: Ready For War Or Peace

On Wednesday we took to the skies with Lockheed Martin for Life In 360° thanks to some aerial photography inside an F-16 Fighting Falcon.  That however was then. Today we’re sticking with flight, but are slightly more concerned with the landing aspect. Normally this is relatively straightforward – the ground is the ground, a factor…

Try The PupLounge Before You Buy Thanks To Shopify AR And Treat A Dog

Treat A Dog, an innovative pet product company has revealed that is it one of the first e-commerce partners to implement Shopify AR for the pet company’s best-selling PupLounge memory foam pet bed. Thanks to the latest in augmented reality (AR) technology, those thinking of picking up a PupLounge now have the option to be…

VR For Wellbeing At The Transformative Technology Conference

As has been frequently covered here at VRFocus, virtual reality (VR) ad related immersive technologies can have a positive effect in many areas. There are numerous example, such as providing pain relief for burns patients, helping people cope with phobias or simply providing a place to relax and be calm. The upcoming Transformative Technology Conference,…

Shopify Merchants Now Have The Power Of Apple’s AR Quick Look

Sellers now have the ability to give customers an AR shopping experience through their Safari browser. Apple is on a roll with augmented reality. The company has worked with Pixar to create a special file format called USDZ which can take AR content and bring it into the real world in a way that seems more natural…

PlayStation VR’s Accounting+ Coming to Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

Having released weird comedy title Accounting for HTC Vive back in 2016 Crows Crows Crows and Squanch Games followed that with PlayStation VR exclusive Accounting+ in 2017. Today, the studio’s have confirmed that the sequel will now see a PC release including Oculus Rift for the first time.  Described as a ‘nightmare comedy adventure’, the original Accounting+ was twice the size of Accounting and this…

FIBRUM Announces Launch of DESIRUM VR Distribution Platform

Producing content, no matter is quality, doesn’t mean much if the content can’t get to the audience. Content distributions platforms fulfil the function of providing content to the audience, while also providing a monetisation method for content creators. Russian company FIBRUM hopes that its newly launched virtual reality (VR) content platform DESIRUM VR will be…

Check out the new Story and PvP Modes for Ghostbusters World

Sony Pictures Consumer Products, Ghost Corps and publisher FourThirtyThree Inc. are due to launch their augmented reality (AR) title Ghostbusters World later this year. In preparation for release new gameplay details as well as a gameplay trailer have now be revealed. Featuring skill-based single-player AR battle mechanics and RPG-style multiplayer mode, today’s announcement sees the…

The Door VR Is Releasing Tomorrow For PlayStation VR

Skonec Entertainment are known for creating interesting virtual reality (VR) experiences that offer players unique adventures in truly immersive worlds. Their latest title, The Door VR, is set to release tomorrow and will see players step into a world of darkness and mystery as they try to escape from a locked laboratory and the horrors…

Crytek Launches CRYENGINE 5.5 Adding new VR Features

There are a number of big videogame engines that developers can use to create their projects with Unity and Unreal Engine tending to be the two major third-party applications. Robinson: The Journey creator Crytek has its own version on the market, CRYENGINE, and today the company has released its next big update, version 5.5. Having released a…

VR and Language Learning: How VR Can Crack the Language Code

How many times have you tried (and failed) to learn a language? You’re not alone. Now linguists are saying it may not be totally your fault. As theory-based techniques are becoming increasingly scrutinized and the need to experiment with a practical curriculum increases, we can look at VR’s role in EdTech’s trajectory and the ways…

VR and Language Learning: How VR Can Crack the Language Code

How many times have you tried (and failed) to learn a language? You’re not alone. Now linguists are saying it may not be totally your fault. As theory-based techniques are becoming increasingly scrutinized and the need to experiment with a practical curriculum increases, we can look at VR’s role in EdTech’s trajectory and the ways…

VR and Language Learning: How VR Can Crack the Language Code

How many times have you tried (and failed) to learn a language? You’re not alone. Now linguists are saying it may not be totally your fault. As theory-based techniques are becoming increasingly scrutinized and the need to experiment with a practical curriculum increases, we can look at VR’s role in EdTech’s trajectory and the ways…

VR and Language Learning: How VR Can Crack the Language Code

How many times have you tried (and failed) to learn a language? You’re not alone. Now linguists are saying it may not be totally your fault. As theory-based techniques are becoming increasingly scrutinized and the need to experiment with a practical curriculum increases, we can look at VR’s role in EdTech’s trajectory and the ways…

Witness The Legend of The Golem In VR

One of the major advantages of virtual reality (VR) is its ability to create or re-create an immersive world. This can involve creating fantastic worlds drawn from the imagination, or re-creating scenes and locations from history or legend. The latter is the case for a new location-based VR attraction called The Golem VR at Hamleys…

The Venture Reality Fund Release Their H1 2018 VR Landscape

Following on from the success of Beat Saber by Beta Games, the Venture Reality Fund has announced that it is releasing its first half 2018 virtual reality (VR) landscape highlighting 10% overall growth. This sees the most activity in location-based entertainment, gaming, enterprise and healthcare, showcasing that VR is continuing to grow in size and…

VRFocus Nominated In 7th Annual TIGA Games Industry Awards

While there are many ways of recognising achievement, industry awards have long been seen in creative industries as a substantial notifier of talent and commitment. This was the aim of the TIGI Games Industry Awards when it was first run seven years ago, and has since evolved into one of the most prestigious awards in…

Gaze-Controlled VR Adventure Arca’s Path Reveals Release Date

The pastel-and-watercolour environments of Arca’s Path VR have been intriguing fans of virtual reality (VR) since they were first unveiled at E3 earlier this year. Now developer Dream Reality Interactive and publisher Rebellion have revealed just how long there is to wait until those unusual environments can be properly explored. Arca’s Path is unusual in…

Gaze-Controlled VR Adventure Arca’s Path Reveals Release Date

The pastel-and-watercolour environments of Arca’s Path VR have been intriguing fans of virtual reality (VR) since they were first unveiled at E3 earlier this year. Now developer Dream Reality Interactive and publisher Rebellion have revealed just how long there is to wait until those unusual environments can be properly explored. Arca’s Path is unusual in…

New Sony Patent Reveals PlayStation VR Motion Sickness Technology

For any users virtual reality (VR) is a pleasant time that allows them to escape from reality and enjoy a range of new experiences. For some though, motion sickness can cause a host of different problems which can put a real damper on the level of enjoyment someone might get out of a title. Though…

Killing Floor: Incursion Dev to Publish VR Stealth Experience Espire 1: VR Operative

Tripwire Interactive released the rather good Killing Floor: Incursion last year for several headsets yet stayed quiet on any further virtual reality (VR) projects. Well it seems as though the studio has been busy on a collaboration instead, revealing a partnership today with Digital Lode on a VR stealth experience called Espire 1: VR Operative. Digital Lode are…

Haptic Suit Company Hardlight VR Closes Due to Lack of Funding

Hardlight VR, the Seattle-based company that headed a successful Kickstarter campaign tasked with developing the eponymous haptic suit, is closing down this month due to lack of funding. Hardlight VR CEO and co-inventor Lucian Copeland issued a statement on the company’s Kickstarter page, saying there are “no options left to us but straightforward closure.” The…

Start-Up Firm Illumix Reveals Technology for Dynamic AR Videogames

The release of Apple’s iOS 12 includes improved augmented reality (AR) capabilities thanks to the ARKit 2 toolset integrated into the new OS, but so far few apps and videogames have truly taken full advantage of the technology. Start-up firm Illumix is hoping to change that by allowing the AR content to react to the…