Colourful VR Adventure KIN Appears on Gear VR, Oculus Rift Version Coming Soon

A few months ago VRFocus reported on Dutch production studio House of Secrets plans to release a virtual reality (VR) platformer for Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift called KIN. The mobile launch has now taken place, with the PC version due to appear sometime in January 2018.  KIN is a highly stylized VR puzzle platformer where you’ll traverse…

Haptx Is Working On VR’s Long-Awaited Touch Glove

Virtual reality can never be too immersive, at least until we get to something like the Star Trek Holodeck. While VR’s visuals and sound make you feel like you’re wandering in a 3D space, the feeling disappears the second you touch something. That’s why Haptx is the latest company to try to tackle this problem…

Haptx Is Working On VR’s Long-Awaited Touch Glove

Virtual reality can never be too immersive, at least until we get to something like the Star Trek Holodeck. While VR’s visuals and sound make you feel like you’re wandering in a 3D space, the feeling disappears the second you touch something. That’s why Haptx is the latest company to try to tackle this problem…

The VR Job Hub: A New Year for a New Career

A New Year is almost upon us, for many this means that soon the Holiday break will be over and it will be time to return to work. Perhaps the dawning of another year will mean it is time to look for new opportunities. With virtual reality (VR) an ever-growing industry, now might be a…

Something for the New Year

Christmas is past, and many people no doubt peeked under the Christmas tree to find a shiny new PlayStation VR waiting for them, some of which may well have been obtained during Black Friday, judging by the listed sales figures. For those looking to spend their gift money on some titles for their new PlayStation…

Digital Domain’s VR Original Micro Giants to be Shown at 2018 Sundance Film Festival

Digital Domain, the visual effects and virtual reality (VR) experience company which has been hired to create VR solutions for a new TV drama called Ten Years Late and previously made Monkey King, has revealed its VR original Micro Giants is to be featured at the New Frontier exhibition of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Created by Digital Domain’s Greater China team, Micro…

Life In 360°: One Last Christmas Time

So obviously Christmas Day has come and gone and we’re only a small period of time away from 2018. By the time this goes out some people will already be in the following year whilst we’re all kicking about in 2017 still. Talk about being behind the times, huh? Now considering the day I could…

You Can Now Pilot a Gravity Flight Suit in VR

360° video experience puts you in a body-controlled jet engine-powered suit. Human propulsion technology company Gravity has released a VR experience after its Co-Founder Richard Browning set the Guinness World Record for the fastest speed in a body-controlled jet engine-powered suit last month. The record made headlines around the world and provided the footage for the…

Kopin Will be OLED VR Game Changer in Both Augmented and Virtual Reality

When it comes to virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) hardware tends to be big and bulky, however Kopin wants to change this by making smaller chips made for VR and AR. VRFocus spoke to Stuart Nixdorff, Senior Vice President of Kopin, about how their engineers are designing ultra-small 4K display chip as well…

Pimax Completes Series A Funding Round

Pimax came to the attention of many virtual reality (VR) enthusiasts when it launched a crowdfunding campaign to fund an 8K VR headset. The phenomenal success of that campaign has apparently piqued the interest of investors, leading to a new injection of funds. The Kickstarter campaign for the Pimax 8K headset completed with over $4…

Holospark’s Séance: The Unquiet Delivers Ghostly VR Entertainment

Virtual reality is taking off a little slow, but the team at Holospark is practicing its VR storytelling skills so that it can deliver cinematic moments the way that the best movies and games do. The Bellevue, Washington-based VR studio has a half-dozen people on a Séance: The Unquiet, a ghost story set in VR. It hired a…

Minority Media Bets On VR Arcade Games To Survive

Virtual reality developers have to be creative to survive the VR desert, where sales haven’t kept up with expectations. So Vander Caballero, founder of Minority Media and creator of the VR game Time Machine VR, has adopted a new strategy to get through the tough times. Montreal-based Minority Media, which also created the groundbreaking PSN title Papo Y Yo…

This Week in VR Sport: Virtual Vikings and Augmented Cricketers

It’s almost the end of 2017, a year that has seen many new developments in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) along with its related technologies. A dizzying number of sports teams covering a very wide variety of sports have taken to these technologies to engage with fans, train players and even help with…

VR And Movie Watching – Future Or Present Of Home Entertainment?

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few years, you are probably well aware of the advancements in Virtual Reality (VR) – especially if you;ve been keeping track of things here on VRFocus. VR has definitely changed the way we view and interact with different technologies. It has now made its…

Life In 360°: Never Press The Red Button

As we’ve seen on a couple of occasions in the last few months on our, normally, thrice weekly early morning look at 360 degree video in Life In 360° that (despite appearances often to the contrary) the medium isn’t all about someone filming an event somewhere or a short. Nor is it always some sort…

My Life as an Adventurer: Day 5 in Skyrim VR

After successfully outrunning the Whiterun guards – not my first and certainly won’t be my last time hotfooting it from the law – I find myself on the trail of High Hrothgar looking for these Greybeards that the Jarl of Whiterun informed me of. They’ve been calling me. I heard them roar like thunder across…

Flutter Through The Amazon In VR With This Google Daydream Game

All-female team from New Zealand launches accessible VR experience aimed specially at women. Observing moths and butterflies in the Amazon rainforest over a five-day period. Watching the environment around you change through cycles of sunshine and rain, as the day turns into night, and cycles back into dawn. If that doesn’t sound like the most…

55 VR Games We Can’t Wait To Play In 2018

And that’s a wrap on 2017. We’ve played some amazing games in VR this year but, as always, we’re wondering what’s next. It’s a bit of a tradition here now to round up all the big releases we’re looking forward to in the coming year, so that’s exactly what we’ve done. This year’s list is…

Creating the Worlds First Virtual Arms Dealing Trade in Reality Clash

Cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin has been a hot topic in 2017. Fortune stated that the cryptocurrency’s market value is now more than $150 Billion (USD). It should therefore come as no surprise that videogames are starting to use cryptocurrency in-game to purchase exclusive skins and weapons. VRFocus speak to Tony Pearce, the co-founder of Reality Gaming…

Multiplayer Comes to HoloLens in Buggy Blasters

PreviewLabs has announced the release of Buggy Blasters, a videogame prototype to be played in augmented reality (AR) using the Microsoft HoloLens. Buggy Blasters is the first multiplayer videogame for HoloLens available on the Microsoft Store, and can be downloaded for free now. In the Buggy Blasters prototype, two players play a capture-the-flag style gameplay…

Life In 360°: Masters Of The Internet

Ah the internet, it is great for many things. Learning! Entertainment! Wasting a few hours because heck, you’ve got nothing better to do! There is of course one overriding ruler of the internet.  An all-powerful body that cannot be stopped in its domination of all that is online. Not even the end of Net Neutrality…

Best Content Collections on VeeR

After we enabled the collection feature in mid-December, 2017, you can now organize 360 photos and videos in the same collection! Simply put, collections are upgraded playlists, which incorporate all of playlists’ functions while supporting uploading, selecting and viewing 360 photos and videos. Here we’ve picked top-quality collections on VeeR to share with you. You can also…

StarBlood Arena Is Your Free PS+ Game For January 2018

The first free PlayStation VR (PSVR) game of the year for PlayStation Plus subscribers is StarBlood Arena from Whitemoon Dreams, a 6DOF flying mech shooter game that released earlier this year. When we reviewed it we found a lot to love in the core mechanics and premise, but a lack of players and launch stability…

My Life as an Adventurer: Day 4 in Skyrim VR

Heading to the Western Watchtower as commanded by the Jarl, I find the detachment of Whiterun guards accompanying me are the talk-less-fight-more type. They have little time for my rather amusing antics, if I say so myself, and instead are after one thing: honour. Honour bores me, however. What good is respect if you’re dead?…

Makeup Tutorials: Now in VR via NYX and Samsung Gear VR

Shop for makeup like never before with this team up from NYX and Samsung Gear VR. If you are one of millions of subscribers who rely on beauty vloggers for product reviews, tutorials, and the latest and greatest contour techniques, you’re in luck. Three of the beauty world’s most popular influencers, who have reached unprecedented…