EyeKandy Launches Point & Place AR Service Platform For Retailers

EyeKandy, a global leader in A-Commerce solutions has announced the laugh of Point & Place, a turnkey augmented reality (AR) platform for brands and retailers. The new AR platform wil enable brands and retailer to take advantage of the ever growing consumer awareness of AR technologies and deliver a more engaging shopping experience. Point &…

Tigertron Debuting Jupiter & Mars At Two Events This Weekend

Indie development studio Tigertron are hard at work on their upcoming virtual reality (VR) title Jupiter & Mars, which is set to release later this year for PlayStation VR, have now announced that they will be taking the title to not one but two events, giving players a chance to try out the title this weekend….

This Week In VR Sports: World Cup Developments And ESports Matches

As the events of the World Cup continue it is time for another entry of This Week In VR Sport. Every week VRFocus brings you a number of sports and eSports related virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) stories. Keeping to the theme of the beautiful game there are two stories on the World Cup this week…

MicroD Launches 3D Room Planner For Art Van Franchising

Product visualization and website technology leader in the home furnishing industry, MicroD, have launched a 3D Room Planner and augmented reality (AR) application for Art Van Furniture, a Michigan-based Top 100 retailer. The program was introduced at the Spring High Point Market at the Art Van Furniture show space. This came about thanks to Art Van…

Oculus Cuts Price on Rift Business Bundle, Now Shipping to Four New Regions

Last October Oculus announced its ‘Oculus Rift for Business‘ bundle, offering for the first time a package which included a warranty and license officially sanctioned for commercial use. This week the company dropped the price of the package and announced availability in four new regions, but China still isn’t on the list. HTC began offering…

Watch a Complete ‘Space Junkies’ Closed Beta Match

Space Junkies, Ubisoft’s upcoming VR arena shooter fro Rift and Vive, is now in closed beta, which goes until July 2nd. I called Space Junkies VR’s spiritual successor to Unreal Tournament in our preview, but you can check out some of the real action here in a complete match played by yours truly. Space Junkies features a bevy…

Space Junkies Beta Key Giveaway Livestream: Zero-G VR FPS

Last week we played Echo Combat on our livestream, but this week it’s time for some Space Junkies action from Ubisoft instead. Both games are similar in that they are competitive zero-G shooters, but they have a lot of differences as well. For starters, Space Junkies has more weapon variety and is less objective focused….

ERA Real Estate Uses Immersive Technology to Aid Home Buyers

A number of industries and businesses have turned to immersive technology such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) to aid in engaging with customers and audiences. ERA Real Estate is now joining the increasing number of real estate companies who are engaging with VR and AR. The ARA Distinctive Properties platform allows users…

Niantic Teases AR Platform Capable Of Real World Interaction

The creators of Pokemon GO present AR technology that can detect real-world objects. You may know Niantic as the American software company behind the cult-sensation Pokemon GO. Or perhaps you’re familiar with them as the team responsible for the geocaching app Google Ingress and the upcoming Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Whenever there’s a groundbreaking mobile…

Walmart Release New Online Virtual Apartment Shopping Experience

In it’s continued effort to use the latest technology to compete with other major retailers, Walmart have announced it will be introducing a new way for customers to shop on its site in the form of a virtual reality (VR) apartment experiences. Dubbed the 3D Virtual Shopping Tour, the experience allows customers to explore a…

The Biggest PSVR Releases Of The Week 06/24/18

Not a big week in PSVR land, but there are two smaller titles that are worth checking out. That’s especially true if you’re a puzzle fan. Esper, from Coatsink Price: $7.99 One of the very first full VR games finally makes its way out of the Oculus ecosystem. In Esper you have telekinetic abilities that…

An Augmented View of the Stars

An observatory in Quebec, Canada is turning to immersive technology in order to give visitors a unique and enhanced view of the night sky by utilising augmented reality (AR) at its newly opened open-air AR planetarium, the ObservEtoiles. The new planetarium can seat up to 190 guests in a mountain side amphitheatre which has been…

Review: Cygnus Defense Alpha

It might not be abundantly clear to first time virtual reality (VR) users, but if you’ve bought a mobile headset like Oculus Go there’s another important piece of hardware you need for an optimal experience; a swivel chair. While the headset can’t sense depth, many videogames use the ability to look all the way around…

Crowdfunding Campaign Set to Launch for Tokyo Chronos

Virtual reality (VR) development studio MyDearest Inc are getting ready for the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for Tokyo Chronos, a title that the studio describes as being a ‘VR mystery novel’. Attendees at Anime Expo 2018 will also get the chance to learn more about the title with a playable demo and panel discussion….

Pokémon GO Reveals Professor Willow’s Global Challenges

With three exciting Pokémon GO events coming up just around the corner the Pokémon Company and Niantic Labs has revealed a number of new global challenges for those unable to attend the upcoming events in person. These Professor Williow’s Global Challenges will give trainers around the world a chance to work together to complete a number of…

PayPal Explores Augmented Reality with New Patent

A number of retail brands and companies have begun to use augmented reality (AR) in various ways, from advertising to product demonstration. A number of analysts have predicted that AR will begin to change the retail landscape. Perhaps in recognition of this, PayPal have filed a patents for an AR shopping experience. The recently approved…

PvP VR Fighting with Virtual Fighting Championship

Fighting games have been a mainstay of e-sports since the very early days. The fighting videogame fan community is large and dedicated, many of them veterans from the days of the original Street Fighter 2. Some fellow travellers in that community have set out to try and create a fighting game completely built fro virtual…

Pimax Starts Mass Production Phase of “8K” VR Headset

Pimax today announced they’ve headed into the mass production phase of the Pimax “8K” VR headset. “The obstacles that prevent us from mass production have been eliminated last week, thus the whole project now can move on with full speed towards Kickstarter delivery,” the company writes in an update. Pimax wasn’t specific on the exact problems preventing…

Marvel Powers United VR Heading To Comic-Con

Yesterday we finally found out the release date for Oculus Studios’ Marvel Powers United VR, launching on Rift on July 26th. Now we know when we’ll find out more about the game, though. Powers United will be featured during the Marvel Games Panel on July 19th at San Diego Comic-Con this year. Kinda Funny’s Greg…

Hands (or More Accurately Foot) on With Cybershoes

This year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2018 seemed to be mostly about virtual reality (VR) software rather than hardware. There were little pockets on some of the smaller booths, one of which was Cybershoes, a VR startup showcasing its new product ahead of a planned Kickstarter launch later this year. Naturally, VRFocus couldn’t pass up…