Visitors to the UEFA Champions Festival Can Try PlayStation VR for Free

The UEFA Champions League final is offering all sort of opportunities related to virtual reality (VR). The match will be broadcast live in both 4K on YouTube and in 360-degrees through YouTube or the BT sport app. In addition, Sony will be offering visitors to the UEFA Champions Festival in Cardiff the opportunity to try…

Valve’s New ‘SteamVR Home’ Beta May Mean You Never Leave VR

Valve’s new SteamVR Home Beta just launched and it represents a vast improvement on what has gone before with fully 3D, customisable environments, a glut of new social features and a fully featured Steam interface. Will you ever want to leave VR? Valve launched its SteamVR Home in beta form on Friday and it represents…

Fox Working on Multiplayer Alien VR Videogame

When Alien: Covenant In Utero was released, there was some disappointment expressed by fans that it was a 360-degree video and not a full virtual reality (VR) videogame experience. Fox are now seemingly seeking to address that complaint with a multiplayer VR experience set in the Alien universe. The experience is being produced by FoxNext,…

Watch: ‘TO THE TOP’ is an Exhilarating Climbing Game With Great VR Locomotion

Electric Hat Games’ TO THE TOP is a vibrant, rapid-paced climbing game that demonstrates a brilliantly innovative locomotion technique that the development team claims results in “zero motion sickness”. Take Crytek’s The Climb, mix in a dash of Mirror’s Edge and sprinkle over a little inspiration from Survios’ latest and impressive locomotion prototype and you have…

Microsoft Reveals AR Glasses That Look Like Regular Spectacles

When Google introduced the Google Glass, one of the major objections was their appearance. With detractors calling them ‘clunky’ and ‘dorky’ and other unflattering epithets. Though technology has moved on, the aesthetics of augmented reality (AR) headwear is still a problem for many people. Microsoft is seeking to tackle this problem with its new prototype…

Kings Dominion Theme Park Introduces Competitive AR App

The Kings Dominion theme park in Virginia has introduced a new augmented reality (AR) videogaming app that allows visitors to compete against each other to take control of the park by taking part in various activities, both in the app and in the park. Titled The Battle of Kings Dominion, visitors can join a team…

Neon Genesis Evangelion VR Experience Comes To Japan

Neon Genesis Evangelion is one of the most popular and successful Anime ever to come out of Japan and has resulted in an avalanche of spin-offs from videogames, to drama CDs, light novels and, more recently, the Rebuild of Evangelion movie remakes; so it could be considered inevitable that it would eventually be adapted into…

‘Breaking Bad’ Show Creator Teases Upcoming VR Experience

Loose lips at the Data Matters conference reveal plans for VR content based on the hit show. It’s hard to believe it’s been almost four years since Breaking Bad concluded its fifth and final season, disappointing rabid fans across the globe. After all, the show was adored by millions and was considered among critics to be…

Watch: Sairento VR Now Lets You Brutally Dismember Your Foes

Action shooter / slasher title Sairento VR just received a big update from developers Mixed Realms including new locations, a new enemy, AI tweaks and a much-requested feature – brutal, bloody enemy dismemberment. One of the most interesting new VR action titles of recent times, Sairento VR had a couple of neat ideas which blended…

VR Satire Comes to Cannes Film Festival

What is is like to be a performer, totally at the mercy of the whims of your audience? A satirical virtual reality (VR) experience directed by Ethan Shaftel is trying to put attendees of the Cannes Film Festival in that position in a VR film titled Extravaganza. Featuring as part of the Cannes Film Festival’s…

The Party Comes to Oculus Rift With Schlocks

Oculus Rift users who are looking for a title to play along with friends can now rejoice as Fancy Bear Games’ fast-paced collection of virtual reality (VR) micro-games, Schlocks, is coming to the Oculus Rift. Previously available for the HTC Vive, the development team are bringing Oculus Rift compatibility to the Early Access title as…

Microsoft Reveal Z-Depth Layering for Windows 10 Mixed Reality Devices

Creating a stereoscopic effect within a virtual reality (VR) application has been a given for decades. It’s a standard component for immersion in a virtual environment, however in other applications – including the likes of Skype, Netflix and beyond – having a 2D plane embossed upon your real world has been the limitation up to…

This Week IN VR Sport: Major League Baseball and UEFA Football League

Things are always changing in the world of sport; rules change, player line-ups change, kit changes, venues changes it can be a bit much to keep up with sometimes. Technology can help fans get to grips with the changing face of sport, and VRFocus like to help by keeping you informed on virtual reality (VR)…

VR In The Supermarket With Guinness VR Tasting Experience

Guinness are on a mission to become the most popular brand of beer in the world. Many people would say the Guinness is an acquired taste, so to aid in their quest to get more people drinking the dark Irish stout, Guinness are setting up virtual reality (VR) tasting booths at selected Tesco supermarkets. Guinness…

VR Short Film On Human Trafficking Seeks Kickstarter Funding

A short virtual reality (VR) 360-degree film by director Danny Ryan is seeking funding through crowdfunding platform Kickstarter to create a film titled The Road about the lives of human trafficking victims. The Road is currently in pre-production, with funds raised by the Kickstarter going towards 360-degree camera equipment, post-production costs, distribution, actors and other…

Eurocom Launches VR-Ready Gaming Laptop Sky MX5 R3

For users of PC-based virtual reality (VR) devices such as the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift, it’s reasonably easy to put together a rig that will support the level of performance you require. There are plenty of website out there that will guide you in exactly what hardware parts to pick if you want to…

Samsung Are Preparing A Kids Mode For Gear VR

Recent studies have shown that Mobile VR is the most popular way for consumers to experience virtual reality (VR) right now, with Samsung’s Gear VR being one of the most successful headsets currently on the market. As Google have just announced a host of new features for the Google Daydream, it isn’t surprising that Samsung…

VR UniBlock Develops Low Latency Wireless Technology Without Compression

VR Uniblock, a company that aims to create a universal hardware platform, has revealed its low latency wireless video transmission technology that works without ever compressing or decompressing the data. High-end wireless head-mounted displays (HMDs) will be one of the next key breakthroughs for the virtual reality (VR) industry, and companies like TPCast and VR UniBlock…

Social on Mobile and VR Combine in a Rave

Whether its a developer or manufacturer in virtual reality (VR) one thing they’re all trying to showcase are the social aspects of the technology. From Facebook Spaces, to AltspaceVR, vTime, Pluto VR, Geekzonia and many more, there’s a growing list of applications that’ll let users chat and hang out with each other in VR. But what…

Investments in Enterprise VR to Reach $167m Worldwide in 2017

Much of the currently available market data points towards the continued growth of the virtual reality (VR) market, with some research pointing towards the consumer VR market being worth $40 billion (USD) by the year 2020. But it isn’t just consumer VR that is on the rise, enterprise VR is seeing its share of growth,…

Two New VR Experiences Added to Wevr

Two new virtual reality (VR) film experiences that have featured at the Tribeca and Sundance Film Festivals will be appearing on the Wevr Transport platform for room-scale and mobile VR experiences. IF NOT LOVE and Auto are both critically acclaimed VR experiences that will be featured on the Wevr Transport platform later in the year….

Sony Santa Monica Studio Prototyped A God of War VR Demo For PSVR

All major console manufacturers have flagship first-party characters that define their systems and audience. For Nintendo it’s always been the colorful cast of the Mario, Donkey Kong, and Zelda franchises. For Microsoft it’s the Halo and Gears of War games. But for Sony, it’s changed with each console generation. The PS1 had Spyro and Crash…

Review: Term1nal

When you think of cyber crime – hackers infiltrating government institutions, banks, multinationals and so on – it likely equates to people sat behind a monitor going through lines of code, which doesn’t exactly make for a gripping videogame. So developers have thought of numerous ways to make the process far more interesting and engaging…

SteamVR Gets Update With SteamVR Home

SteamVR is one of the most popular ways for users of virtual reality (VR) devices to access VR content for head-mounted displays such as the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. The SteamVR launch area has been customisable thanks to community skins since launch, but now that feature is getting a big upgrade. Steam are introducing…

Publisher Headup Games Launch Huge Steam Sale

The wallets of many a PC videogame fan quake at the approach of the Steam sale. Publisher Headup games are also getting in on the Steam sale fun by announcing that their entire Steam portfolio will be discounted by as much as 80%. Headup Games are an independent developer and publisher who are responsible for…

Dancing All Night In LCD Soundsystem’s VR Music Experience

There’s no party like a VR dance party. With Google I/O coming to a close, the three day developer conference saw its fair share of annoucements around VR and AR. Reveals included everything from a new standalone VR headset, updates to Daydream, and a more social YouTube. But among all the night’s pizza parties and…

Elon Musk’s OpenAI Is Training Robots In VR

Another day, another fascinatingly futuristic project with Elon Musk’s name attached to it. But we’re not talking about SpaceX or the Hyper Tube this time, we’re talking about teaching robots to do tasks with VR. OpenAI, Musk’s artificial intelligence research company, this week revealed a look at its new system that teaches robots how to…

A VR-Enhanced Professional Motorcycle Simulator Is Unveiled

Cruden built their first professional-grade motorcycle simulator in 2005. Since that time they have been working on a range of hardware and software to create the most accurate motorcycle simulator possible for use by manufacturers, universities, race team and road safety organisations. To do this, they have leveraged the power of virtual reality (VR) along…