Immersive Tech Startup Pixvana Completes $14m Series A Funding Round

Pixvana, the tech startup that specialises in cloud-based video content creation and distribution has announced the completion of a Series A funding round of $14 million USD. The round was led by Vulcan Capital with participation from new investors Raine Ventures, Microsoft Ventures, Cisco Investments and Hearst Ventures, and existing investor Madrona Venture Group.   The…

Bait! Arctic Open Introduces Multiplayer Fishing To Facebook Spaces

When Bait! from Resolution Games first launched on Gear VR it introduced several visually pleasing vistas at which players could cast their line for some recreational fishing. With a mixture of free-to-play design and some light microtransactions, it quickly soared on the platform and became one of the most-downloaded mobile VR experiences available. Now today…

Use a Bowling Ball to Create a VR Tsunami at this UK Art Exhibit

‘A Colossal Wave’ uses Newton’s theory of action and reaction to create a colossal wave. When it comes to pushing the boundaries of VR, there are very few developers more prolific than Marshmallow Laser Feast. Whether it be a visceral 360° experience that puts you in the shoes, or paws, of a forest-dwelling wild animal,…

Vegas: Alter Your Reality VR Art Collection Debuting at Miami Art Week

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) has announced a new marketing program, Vegas: Alter Your Reality (VAYR), which will debut at a modern and contemporary art event during Miami Art Week in December. VAYR is a creative interpretation of the Las Vegas experience, featuring personal narratives by five international artists:   Adhemas Batista, Brazil; Beeple, U.S.; FAFI, France; INSA, U.K.; and Signalnoise, Canada. From strolling the streets to…

Star Wars: Secrets Of The Empire From The VOID Adds London Location

The VOID just announced a third location for its top-of-the-line Star Wars VR installation. London now joins Orlando and Anaheim offering Star Wars: Secrets Of The Empire. The London location in the Shepherd’s Bush neighborhood at the Westfield shopping center opens starting Dec. 16, the same day the attraction opens in Disney Springs outside Walt…

Pokémon GO Travel and the Global Catch Challenge Starts Today

There might be an ever growing amount of augmented reality (AR) apps descending onto mobile devices yet the most popular and well known is still likely to be Niantic Labs’ Pokémon GO. For its latest promotion the studio has announced the Pokémon GO Travel and the Global Catch Challenge, which has launched today. Pokémon GO Travel is…

Airbus Launches HoloLens App to Train Future Airline Crews

Jet engineering is going holographic. Passenger jet maker Airbus has created a Microsoft HoloLens app to train engineers and cabin crews. The app lets you train from anywhere while wearing the standalone headset “via a holographic coach or an interactive, shared 3D virtual system,” according to a press release. The app is part of Airbus’s…

Skyrim VR Outsells Switch Version In UK Charts

You probably knew The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim came to PlayStation VR (PSVR) last Friday; pretty much everyone with even a passing interest in VR was talking about it. But did you know the game also came to the Nintendo Switch? Yes, Bethesda actually released two new editions of its classic RPG last Friday, both…

Ubisoft and Triotech Working on Assassin’s Creed VR Experience

Ubisoft has previously revealed its work in virtual reality (VR) with the demonstration of its Rabbids Virtual Reality Ride, now the company has teamed up with interactive entertainment company Triotech to create a VR experience based on the Assassin’s Creed franchise. Assassin’s Creed is one of Ubisoft’s biggest and most popular franchises, with ten games…

Gunheart Gets New Campaign, Side-Missions In Huge Update

Even in its Early Access state, Drifter Entertainment’s Gunheart remains one of the more polished VR shooters out there, and this month it’s getting a heap of new content. Gunheart’s third major update just went live and it packs an entirely new campaign with nine missions. This is a full experience with its own story…

Curiscope’s Operation Apex Set for Release Next Week

A few months ago, Curiscope – the company behind The Virtuali-Tee – announced a new project in conjunction with Vive Studios, a virtual reality (VR) adventure called Operation Apex that takes viewers beneath the waves. Now the studio has revealed Operation Apex will launch for HTC Vive on 30th November. Expanding its first immersive piece, Great White Sharks, a 360-degree video…

Skyrim VR Is A PSVR System Seller In UK, Charts Suggest

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR, arguably PlayStation VR’s (PSVR’s) biggest release so far, finally arrived last Friday and we’ve rarely seen the VR fan base so excited. But, as happy as loyal PSVR owners must be, it looks like the game — and a big Black Friday promotion — has brought in a lot…

Sonaria Is Google’s Latest Charming VR Movie

Google’s Spotlight Series continues to produce some of the best 360 degree movies for viewing in your VR headset of choice, and its latest piece is no exception. Sonaria, as the piece is called, is now available to watch on PC-based VR headsets via Steam and Viveport. You can also watch it on smartphones using…

Zynga Brings AR Functionality to Mobile Racer CSR2

Mobile videogame developer Zynga has revealed that its popular racing title CSR Racing 2 (CSR2) has now been upgraded with an augmented reality (AR) mode using Apple’s ARKit and Unity, exclusively for iPhone and iPad running iOS 11. Players will now be able to get up close to the cars in their garage, being able to view…

Resident Evil VII biohazard Surpasses 300K VR Players

Capcom’s debut virtual reality (VR) videogame, Resident Evil VII biohazard, has in many ways set the standard for the medium. AAA production values, a lengthy campaign and easily accessible VR has lead to the videogame becoming a leading light on PlayStation VR, and the latest statistics suggest that this isn’t going to change any time…

Facebook Is Working To Bring VR To Its News Feed

Despite the company purchasing VR specialist Oculus all the way back in 2014, you still can’t access VR in your Facebook News Feed. But that may be changing soon. In a post shared on Friday, Oculus confirmed that it has started to test native React VR support for the News Feed on its social platform….

AR Education Book 100% Funded By Kickstarter

Books have been around for thousands of years in various forms, and when it comes to education, despite the proliferation of online resources, nothing has yet displaced the textbook from its prominent position in the educational field. However, one company is seeking to transform the humble textbook with the power of augmented reality (AR) technology….

Resident Evil 7 Nabs Best VR Game At UK’s Golden Joysticks

With the year wrapping up, gaming awards season is upon us and, while we’re still waiting to see which VR game takes home the prize at the upcoming Game Awards, Capcom’s Resident Evil 7: Biohazard just scored a big win in the UK. The survival horror shooter, which released in January with optional PlayStation VR…

BeBop Sensors Unveil the Forte Data Glove for VR/AR Apps and Gaming

Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) companies are seeking to create evermore interactive and immersive ways for users engage with virtual environments, whether that’s through motion controllers like Oculus Rift, or gesture-based hand tracking systems like Leap Motion. Another possible means of interaction uses data gloves, with BeBop Sensors announcing its latest creation, the Forte Data…

Life in 360°: Spot the Difference

It’s fairly common knowledge that the idea of copyright protection isn’t exactly adhered to over in China, with plenty of brands seeing counterfeit copies of their products appear not only in the country but also across the world. The problem being that not only are these companies losing out on profits needed to continue R&D,…

Head of Sales at CGTrader (Vilnius, Lithuania)

We are looking for someone with a consistent record of revenue generation and ability to develop and execute global sales strategies to drive new… Source: Head of Sales at CGTrader (Vilnius, Lithuania)

Head of Supply at CGTrader (Vilnius, Lithuania)

We are looking for someone to drive growth of supply on CGTrader and build relationships with professional designer community including individual… Source: Head of Supply at CGTrader (Vilnius, Lithuania)

Guides to Become a Google Street View Trusted Photographer

A market research conducted in July 2015 on the impact of virtual tours on increasing consumers’ interest in local businesses showed that when searching for businesses, consumers use mapping products 44% of the time. On average, 41% of these searches result in an on-site visit. Listings with photos and a virtual tour are twice as…

Pixar’s VR Debut Takes You Into The Stunning World of ‘Coco’

Explore new worlds with friends in this jaw dropping Pixar VR experience. Disney Pixar’s first ever VR experience, Coco VR, isn’t just a game or VR experience with a story unfolding around you as the observer. Instead this visually stunning masterpiece of an adventure is one you can take with friends—an idea that Pixar sees as…