The Best Videos And Trailers From This Week

With Oculus connect 4, Windows VR launch and a few high-profile virtual reality game releases, it’s been busy recently in the world of VR. Here’s a recap of some of the most popular videos and trailers in case you missed them. Halo Recruit Full VR Gameplay On Windows A slew of Windows VR headsets were…

New UK Bundle Deal For Samsung Gear VR

The Samsung Gear VR is one of the most popular virtual reality (VR) headsets, currently the best selling VR device, and for many people the first contact they have with the VR experience. Samsung are making sure the device stays popular by offering a new bundle deal. Not only is the Samsung Gear VR device…

VR Survival Horror Title Reficul Coming to Steam

The rise of virtual reality (VR) has offered a number of unique opportunities to small, independent developers, allowing small studios to become known to a wider audience. Such is the case with UK-based developers Mad About Games Studios, who have today announced that its VR survival horror title Reficul will be coming soon to Steam….

Developer Uses ARCore To Bring Positional Tracking To Gear VR

The VR industry is slowly inching closer to six degrees of freedom (6DOF) tracking on mobile-based headsets. But while Google toils away on standalone headsets with positional tracking, another studio has used its ARCore tech to implement positional tracking on Gear VR. FusedVR recently posted the below video using Android’s new AR platform enable 6DOF…

Game Cooks Discuss VINDICTA and VR Arcades

Announced back in June this year, Game Cooks have been working on VINDICTA for Steam VR on HTC Vive and is now also available on Oculus Rift. VRFocus speak to Anthony Geara, Lead 3D Artist at Game Cooks about the videogame at Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). The videogame is a virtual reality (VR), first-person shooter (FPS)…

Valve Launches SteamVR Media Player For Viewing Video In VR

SteamVR just got a big new feature; a built-in media player for different types of video content. The SteamVR Media Player allows you to view local media files from within your VR headset. The player supports traditional video that will appear as a virtual window but also more immersive 180 and 360 degree options that will…

Haunted Cinema VR Experience Coming to London

London is one of the top places for theatre and cinema, hosting some of the biggest premières for film and theatre. For that reason Veero have chosen London as the site for its first pop-up virtual reality (VR) cinema experience, a spooky Halloween show called Haunted Cinema. Veero have teamed up with Swiss pop-up VR…

Kickstarter Launched for Mixed Reality Binoculars

If you are attending a once-in-a-lifetime event, you have two choices, fully immerse yourself in everything you are seeing and hearing the moment, or record the event for posterity – usually with your smartphone. The creators of the EyeQ crowdfunding campaign are hoping to remove this dilemma with their mixed reality smart capture binoculars. Utilising…

Puzzle Title GNOG Coming To PC VR

Quirky virtual reality (VR) puzzle title GNOG will soon be headed to Steam for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive according to a tweet from developers KO OP. The title had previously been released on the PlayStation VR, with some hints at plans for a ARKit-powered version for iPhone. GNOG is a brightly coloured puzzler inspired…

Launch Trailer for VR Fairy Tale Luna

Luna has drawn attention with its vibrant, hand-drawn style and its appeal towards children as a kind of modern, interactive take on a fairy tale. The developers at Funomena have now released a new trailer to celebrate the launch of the title. The story of Luna concerns a young songbird, who is persuaded by a…

Review: Light Tracer

Chinese publisher Oasis Games has something of a mixed reputation amongst fans of virtual reality (VR) videogames. The company is very prolific, and there is little doubt that it has allowed many smaller developers the chance to get their content out there, but at the same time, Oasis Games seems to have something of a…

Racket Fury: Table Tennis VR Update Adds Arcade mode, Practice mode and More

Currently in Steam Early Access is developer 10Ants Hill sporting title Racket Fury: Table Tennis VR for HTC Vive. Since its launch in July the videogame has seen several updates released with the latest being the biggest yet. The new update adds a range of features to the table tennis experience, with the main addition being an Arcade…

Location-Based VR Horror Experiences With DarkCorner

Real-world interactive elements bring immersive horror to new levels. There’s a reason the horror genre is so popular among VR developers and 360° video creators. The immersive technology pairs perfectly with the frightening medium, enhancing the atmosphere and jump scares ten-fold. So when an already horrifying VR experience adds interactive physical enhancements to the mix…

Further Information About LG VR Headset Revealed

Earlier this year, many people were taken by surprise by the announcement that electronics company LG were working with Valve on a new virtual reality (VR) headset. There has been much speculation ad rumour since, but more details on the device has finally emerged. The new device has been named by a Trademark application with…

HTC Files Tradmark For HTC Vive Eclipse In Europe

Last month evidence emerged that the upcoming standalone headset based on the HTC Vive would be called the HTC Vive Focus, based on information gathered from a Trademark application. Now further information has come to light regarding another HTC Trademark application for a device called the HTC Vive Eclipse. Most experts have so far come…

The New Google Daydream View VR Headset Has Arrived

It’s the small changes that will make you stay in VR longer. At first glance, the second generation of Google’s Daydream View VR headset may not look much different. Available in stores today and coinciding with the release of Google’s Pixel 2 phone, Daydream View is an improvement—but you’re probably not going to notice until…

8K VR Panoramic Camera Coming Soon from Detu

As virtual reality (VR) and 360-degree video becomes more popular and more accessible, the technology that powers those experiences is also changing, to offer clearer, higher-quality picture. This in turn fuels demand for high-quality cameras to record better experiences. To answer this demand, Detu have launched a professional grade 8K VR camera. The Detu F4…

Adobe’s Project SonicScape Visualizes Audio For Easier 360 Editing

Adobe previewed a concept it is working on that would make it easier for creators working on VR videos to place and align sound. Producing high-quality 360-degree video content has traditionally been a difficult affair at all stages of production, from capture to delivery. However, a constant stream of new cameras, editing tools and streaming…

Dark Souls-Inspired Left-Hand Path Leaving Steam Early Access Next Month

In what seems to be a running trend of early access titles from 2016 seeing full releases recently – both Raw Data and Space Pirate Trainer have had 1.0 updates, today Strange Company has announced that its Dark Souls-inspired, spell casting videogame Left-Hand Path is due for its full release next month. Left-Hand Path is a role playing game…

Jaunt VR Releases Experimental Experience Through You

Award-winning filmmaker and dancer Lily Baldwin and Emmy award-winning director Saschka Unseld (Henry , Dear Angelica) have created an experimental virtual reality (VR) experience Through You which Jaunt has announced is now available through its app. Filled with saturated colors, a bold score and dance, Through You tells the story of love born, lived, lost, burned, and seemingly gone forever….

IBM Watson Prepare for the Future of VR and AR with VR Speech Sandbox

VRFocus speak to Michael Ludden, Program Director and Senior Production Manager of IBM Watson about VR Speech Sandbox and the future of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) interactions. Ludden used to work on user based solutions for developers at IBM Watson when he started to recognize the large number of VR headsets with…

Fujitsu Has A Windows-Based VR Headset Too

The first Windows-based VR headsets running on Microsoft’s new Mixed Reality platform are now shipping out, but there’s more on the way. We already knew that Samsung would be releasing its Windows VR device next month (though not in Europe) and that Asus would follow up with its version next year, but now — as…

Oculus Connect 4 – Retention and Building Relationships

Oculus Connect was a big event full of big announcements, such as the Oculus Go and Santa Cruz, but big announcements were just part of what was happening at the event. There were also several presentations talking about important topics in the virtual reality (VR) sphere, including one on the importance of retention and building…

New European PSVR Bundle Comes With Gran Turismo Sport

Gran Turismo Sport’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) support is incredibly immersive, there’s just sadly not that much of it. Still, if you’re picking up a headset for the holiday season, here’s one bundle you’ll want to take note of. Sony is packing a copy of GT Sport, PlayStation VR Worlds, the headset and the PlayStation Camera…

YuMe’s Latest VR Advertising Study Finds in-game Ads are Less Intrusive

YuMe, global digital agency, Isobar; immersive entertainment studio, RLTY CHK; and media analytics platform RetinadVR, have partnered up on a new study today looking at virtual reality (VR) in-game advertising, the results of which have been released today. The study compared consumer responses to three forms of VR advertising — a pre-roll video ad, brand logos present…

The Battle Royale Genre Gets A VR Title In Until None Remain

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, affectionately known to players as PUBG, has become a videogaming phenomenon. Setting an all-time player count record on Steam back in September and bringing to the fore the so called ‘Battle Royale’ genre of gaming, PUBG being joined by Fortnite‘s own Battle Royale mode on September 26th. A mode Battlegrounds‘ developer Bluehole is…