Learn How To Create Immersive 360-Degree Video Experiences

Since the release of the first motion picture camera in the 1890s, humans have been using video to tell compelling stories. Film is an expression of the human imagination; it enables us to see the world from another perspective and escape from our own lives, and 360-degree video and virtual reality are the newest mediums…

HTC Vive X Studio Surreal VR Releases Drone Fighters on Steam Early Access

Today Surreal VR, an indie videogame development studio that’s part of HTC Vive X has announced the launch of its second virtual reality (VR) title Drone Fighters. Arriving on Steam Early Access for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift with Touch support, Drone Fighters, is an aerial combat experience featuring an assortment of drones. For this initial release players will…

‘Alien: Covenant In Utero’ VR Experience Launches Wednesday

The forthcoming Alien: Covenant movie is getting a VR experience, Alien: Covenant In Utero and it launches this Wednesday on Oculus platforms. Following the news of director Ridley Scott’s film production company launching a VR division, the release date for the Alien: Covenant In Utero experience has been announced in a brief teaser (seen heading this article); it’s coming…

‘Arden’s Wake’ Is The Epic VR Film You’ve Been Waiting For

VR meets Pixar in this beautifully-crafted animated adventure. I arrived at a loft in Union Square for my first screening of the Tribeca Film Fest. I was all set to meet a bulk of the team from Penrose Studios, a San Francisco start-up dedicated to combining creativity with technology to develop ground-breaking stories in VR. As…

The Unspoken VR Tournament Coming Soon to Microsoft Stores

Today Oculus has announced a collaboration with Microsoft, Insomniac Games, Intel, ASUS, and ESL for The Unspoken VR Tournament. Taking place in Microsoft Stores across the US and Canada, The Unspoken VR Tournament will allow participants to test out their sorcery skills on the Oculus Touch. Beginning on 13th May, 80 stores across the two countries will…

Infinite Minigolf Is A New PSVR And Vive Game From Zen Studios

VR might be a few breakthroughs away from making us feel like true action heroes or elite athletes, but you can already play a pretty convincing round of golf inside a headset, and Infinite Minigolf will soon let you do just that on PlayStation VR (PSVR) and HTC Vive. This cartoonish new title is from…

Google Has A New VR Camera And A ‘Roadmap’ For Answering Facebook

Google’s JUMP team is announcing a new, virtual reality camera today that is smaller and lighter than its predecessors. The new unit is being positioned as an affordable, portable, easy to use system that will allow creators to make high quality 360 videos more easily. This new camera was built in partnership with YI technologies. It…

Radial-G: Infinity-X Confirmed for Gear VR Release This Week

You may recall back in 2015 when Tammeka Games released an Android version of its virtual reality (VR) racer called Radial-G: Infinity. An offshoot of Radial-G: Racing Revolved, the mobile version went down the endless runner route and today the studio has confirmed a release date for the Samsung Gear VR version, Radial-G: Infinity-X. Just like the Android version, Radial-G: Infinity-X is…

Daily VR Sketch: Samurai Jack

Welcome to the Daily Sketch! We’ve teamed up with Sketchfab and expert VR artist Elizabeth Edwards to produce one new piece of 3D art per weekday throughout April you can view with your VR headset. So grab your headset and take a look. For years Samurai Jack fans have been holding out for a possible…

Oculus Unveils Ninth VR for Good Project Step to the Line

Back in May 2016, Oculus announced its VR for Good initiative, a six week programme for students. One of the areas covered was 360-degree filmmaking and today Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg has released the ninth project to be made, Step to the Line. As Zuckerberg explains in his posting: “One of the most powerful side effects…

Google Announces Next-gen ‘Jump’ VR Camera, 8K x 8K with Seamless Stitching

Google today announced what the company is calling the “next-generation” of its ‘Jump‘ 3D 360 camera initiative. In partnership with Google, Yi Technology has created the Yi Halo, a 17-camera clock-synchronized array that is designed to be optimized for Google’s automated Jump stitching process which creates impressively seamless 3D 360 output. Google announced the Jump…

Nokia Partners with Lucasfilm for Star Wars: The Last Jedi VR Experience

Fans of the Star Wars franchise will be happy to hear that Nokia has announced a multi-year partnership with Lucasfilm providing immersive behind-the-scenes content, with the first film being Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The virtual reality (VR) agreement between the two companies will see The Walt Disney Studios utilise Nokia OZO cameras as well as its software…

Play Minigolf Forever in Zen Studios’ Infinite Minigolf

Zen Studios has today announced that Infinite Minigolf, the highly anticipated follow-up to Planet Minigolf, is coming to consoles and virtual reality (VR). The PC version of the videogame and the upcoming PlayStation 4 version will feature VR gameplay, allowing you to create, customise, and play your courses in a brand new way. Having…

Digital Domain Reveals New Solutions For VR Broadcasting And Publishing

As 360-degree and virtual content grows, many entities are attempting to gain a foothold on either the content creation aspect or the side that provides the hardware and software for such creation. Digital Domain is a creative force in media that specializes in transportive content and they consider themselves one of the pioneers when it…

Think Outside the Box with Statik on PlayStation VR

Virtual reality (VR) puzzle games are a good way for people new to VR used to using the technology while experiencing the immersion that is possible with VR. Puzzle games tend to involve more thinking that waving your arms around, so they’re good for users who tend towards motion sickness as well. Just as well…

Lenovo’s VR Headset Could be Arriving this Summer

The competition in the virtual reality (VR) headset space looks like it’ll be hotting up over the course of 2017, with new details emerging that Lenovo’s Windows Holographic head-mounted display (HMD) looks set to arrive this August at a highly competitive price. Via Twitter, Ross McDougall, a Lenovo Insider, has detailed several unreleased specs…

First Ever BAFTA Awarded To a VR Project

BAFTA have been gradually letting virtual reality (VR) in to the rather exclusive club of movies and TV which are worthy of being nominated for any of BAFTA’s awards. Up until now, though, none had ever made it into the winner’s circle. David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef Dive VR has won an award for Digital…

LucidCam Taking its Upgraded 4K Model to NAB 2017

During CES 2017 in January, Lucid VR revealed an upgraded version of its 3D point-and-shoot camera, LucidCam. The new model now features 4K image capture for both lenses, and today Lucid VR has announced it’ll be taking the device to NAB 2017 this week. Unlike 360-degree cameras such as Samsung’s Gear 360, or Insta360 Air, which…

Gear VR’s Vyom: The Combat Adds Support for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+

A couple of months ago indie developer Ojas VR Studios launched its space-based shooter Vyom: The Combat for Samsung Gear VR. Today the team announced support for Samsung’s two new flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S8 and S8+. With both devices offering more CPU and GPU power thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, this has enabled Ojas VR Studios…

Get Up Close and Personal With a Xenomorph in Alien: Covenant In Utero

As VRFocus have reported before, Ridley Scott is keen on virtual reality (VR) technology. The new division of his studio, RSA Films recently announced that it was launching a specialist VR division. The first fruit of that studio’s labours will be released soon. Alien: Covenant In Utero is a 360-degree VR film that will allow…

Become a Red Planet Wanderer with Farpoint Pre-Order Bonus

PlayStation VR exclusive Farpoint was recently confirmed for release late this spring, both as a solo edition and with the PlayStation VR Aim controller. Following this announcement and the reveal of a co-operative gameplay mode, a pre-order incentive has now been made available. Farpoint throws the player to the edge of the universe as they…

The Virtual Becomes Real as Job Simulator Gets Physical Release

It’s fairly safe to say that Job Simulator is one of the success stories of virtual reality (VR). It has passed $3 million is sales, been featured by numerous popular YouTube personalities such as Jacksepticeye and Markiplier and even got its own line of merchandise. However, up until now, the title was only available as…

How VarDragons Are Looking To Turn Real Airplanes Into Virtual Pet Dragons

The low hum from the engines of passing aircraft has all but become ubiquitous white noise to most. Aircraft used to inspire imagination and adventure, but recently has become as commonplace as the passing clouds. Until now. From Miami, Florida our small team of engineers and entrepreneurs has teamed up with game developers to bring…

GoPro’s New VR Camera Looks A Lot Less Confusing

Back in March we wrote about the reports that GoPro was making cuts to its VR division in an effort to refocus its core business. That much may be true, but the company still has a new VR camera on the way. The company this month announced Fusion, a new device capable of capturing both…

Rez Infinite Creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi to Reflect on Career at Develop:Brighton

In July, one of Europe’s leading conferences for videogame developers, Develop:Brighton, will return for 2017. Speaker submissions opened in February and today organiser, Tandem Events, has announced renowned Japanese developer Tetsuya Mizuguchi will be giving a talk looking back over his career. Mizuguchi has been in the videogame business for 27 years, with a varied career…

David Attenborough To Host VR History Lesson

Sir David Attenborough is widely regarded in Britain as a national treasure. Entire generations have learned about the wonders of the natural world thanks to his dulcet tones narrating over magnificent sights of whales, insects, lions and gorillas. Thanks to a collaboration between the London Natural History Museum and Sky Television, Sir David will soon…