Imogen Heap Performs A Holographic VR Concert Tonight On TheWaveVR

Catch a mind-bending live show of the grammy award-winning singer-songwriter via a cutting-edge holographic VR performance. English singer-songwriter, record producer, audio engineer, and electronic music pioneer, Imogen Jennifer Heap, is known best for her unique, spacey sound. A combination of electronica and alt rock with trace elements of dance, her incredible music often tends to…

LA Film Festival Announces The Portal – An Immersive Storytelling Showcase

An increasing number of film festivals are recognising the efforts of creators who produce works in virtual reality (VR) or 360-degree video. The LA Film Festival has announced the line-up for its first VR and Immersive Storytelling Showcase, a special event called The Portal. The Portal is part of a two-year partnership with Loyola Marymount…

Watch A Live Imogen Heap Performance Tonight From Inside TheWaveVR

Yesterday, Oculus announced a special concert taking place today inside TheWaveVR featuring Grammy award-winning artist, Imogen Heap. It feels like a match-made in electronic music heaven. Less than a year ago, TheWaveVR closed a $4 million seed funding round and are gearing up to continue changing music forever with groundbreaking projects like their VR album collaboration…

The Biggest Rift, Vive and Windows VR Releases Of The Week 08/26/18

While PSVR players are jumping into Firewall Zero Hour, it’s actually not a bad week for new releases on PC, either. We’ve got some really intriguing pieces to check out on Rift and Vive, two of which are free. Hurrah for free! Torn, from Aspyr Price: £29.99 (Rift, Vive) An intriguing puzzle game with first-rate…

Jedi Challenges Introduces Kylo Ren and Ship Battles

Lenovo launched its Lenovo Mirage headset late last year, bringing with it an app which brought one of the most famous and successful film franchises of all time into augmented reality (AR) with Star Wars: Jedi Challenges. The app has seen a few updates since launch, and now players will get a chance to face…

The Biggest PSVR Releases Of The Week 08/26/18

The big week is finally here! First Contact’s Firewall Zero Hour is now available on PSVR. But, as it turns out, that’s far from all that’s releasing on the headset this week. We’ve also got a suite of other big launches, each of which looks worth your time in their own right. This has to…

Hollywood Director Partners with Insta360 To Democratise Content Creation

Though 360-degree video is becoming increasingly popular as a way to become involved with virtual reality (VR) content creation, for many the cost of equipment and accompanying software still keeps it out of reach. Renowned Hollywood director Roland Emmerich is seeking to address this by partnering with Insta360 to create a social platform that will…

Marvel Powers United VR Update Will Add New Objectives And Enemies

On the official Sanzaru Discord channel yesterday, the Marvel Powers United VR developer detailed a forthcoming second update that will target larger gameplay enhancements and improvements, such as new objectives and enemies on missions to add variety. Previously, the first patch mostly focused on an assortment of bug fixes and minor tweaks and was available within…

National Geographic’s Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret Launching at National Book Festival With VR Experience

National Geographic is involved in numerous forms of content creation and publishing, from its iconic magazine to 360-degree films and kids books. Its the latter that the company has recently revealed, due to launch its largest campaign for its fiction franchise, Explorer Academy, at the National Book Festival tomorrow. (PRNewsfoto/National Geographic) The first title in the…

Over A Dozen New Sessions Added To Oculus Connect 5, Focused On Storytelling

Facebook’s annual Oculus VR focused press and developer conference is fast-approaching in its 5th installment as Oculus Connect 5. From September 26 – 27 thousands of panelists, executives, media, and developers will descend on the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. Now today, over a dozen new sessions have been announced across a wide variety of topics…

Competition: Uncover a Mine of Possibilities in Cave Digger: Riches

It’s the last day of August and what better way to round the month out than with VRFocus’ forth competition in as many weeks. We’ve given away codes for Carly and the Reaperman, Curiscope AR T-shirts, GNOG, and now it’s another Steam code bonanza. VRFocus has ten Steam keys to giveaway for newly released Cave Digger: Riches, which supports…

Oculus Store Hosts Labor Day Weekend Sale

Oculus has already had its major sale of the summer but that isn’t stopping it adding another short offering before the end of August. Starting today, is the Oculus Store’s Labor Day Weekend Sale. Labor Day may only be recognised in the US but thankfully Oculus has opened the deals to all, with some cool…

New Sessions Revealed for Oculus Connect 5

For users of Oculus products like the Oculus Rift, Oculus Go or Samsung Gear VR, the annual Oculus Connect conference is worth keeping an eye on, as much can be learned about what the expect over the following year. Oculus have now unveiled more of what attendees can expect from the event. Oculus Connect 5…

AR Startup Akonia Holographics Bought by Apple

Being one of (if not) the biggest technology companies in the world, Apple has a fair amount of cash when it comes to spending on research and development. However, that doesn’t mean that occasionally it won’t purchase the odd smaller company or two which are specialised in areas the iPhone maker has interests in. Most…

Watch the ‘Real’ Magic Leap Whale Take Flight in ‘Helio’ Web Experiment

Back in 2016, Magic Leap released a video clip of a breaching augmented reality whale as a backdrop to their freshly redesigned website, something meant to grab the attention of prospective investors, developers, and consumers alike. Now, through Magic Leap’s Helio browser, we can finally see what an augmented reality whale actually looks like running…

Seeking Dawn’s Latest Update Patch Looks to Add Further Finesse

If VRFocus created a list of videogames that promised so much but didn’t quite hit the mark then Multiverse Entertainment’s  Seeking Dawn would definitely make the top five. It looked to be the summer blockbuster with beautiful visuals and an expansive game world, yet lacked the polish in key places. Since the July launch the studio…

Review: Firewall Zero Hour

The first-person military shooter remains one of the most popular videogame genres on the planet, played and enjoyed by millions of people all over the world, particularly in multiplayer. It was therefore inevitable that such a title would eventually hit the PlayStation VR, in the form of Firewall Zero Hour. Though Firewall Zero Hour supports…

It’s Time to get Mining as Cave Digger: Riches DLC Launches

A few months ago Finnish indie studio VRKiwi launched its first virtual reality (VR) title on Steam, a comedic take on the harsh world of mining with Cave Digger. Having released several patches the team has now brought out the first DLC for the title, Cave Digger: Riches. While the core Cave Digger videogame is free on Steam the DLC…

Preview: Journey for Elysium – An Adventure in Greek Mythology

Several virtual reality (VR) videogames have utilised ancient Greek mythology for their inspiration, as it can be a treasure trove of iconic beasts, vengeful gods, and stunning architecture. The latest comes from Flemish studio Mantis Games, with a bold narrative-driven experience called Journey for Elysium. Making use of the HTC Vive Pro’s improved visual output,…

Downward Spiral: Horus Station’s PSVR Version Dated

Last week’s PlayStation Blog suggested that the PSVR port of 3rd Eye Studios’ Downward Spiral: Horus Station would be releasing this week. Well, you actually have to wait just a little while longer. Downward Spiral is now arriving on September 18th with full (and optional) support for PSVR. The console version of the game will support…

FAKT Software Discuss Their Physics-Based Puzzler Crazy Machines VR

When it comes to videogame creativity indie developers tend to push the envelop more than the bigger studios, namely because they have more freedom to do so. In the world of virtual reality (VR) this has meant some surprising experiments have arrived for headsets. FAKT Software has seen the potential in the technology, deciding to enter…

Google’s Next VR Spotlight Story Looks Absolutely Gorgeous

Google’s Spotlight Story series of gorgeously animated 360-degree videos has produced some of the best-looking experiences you can have inside a VR headset. Its latest entry, Age of Sail, is no exception. The trailer for this latest story, which is on display at the Venice Film Festival this week, just dropped. Directed by John Kahrs,…

MiHiepa Creates new Football Performance Platform REZZIL Academy

Virtual reality (VR) training exists for a number of sports, with MiHiepa focusing on pro football. The company recently announced a brand new platform aimed at identifying and improving talent across the academy system: REZZIL Academy, as well as expanding into the US with a New York office. The core MiHiepa platform is already installed at leading football…

Fan Project Aims to Bring Wolfenstein 3D Into VR

When it comes to the Wolfenstein franchise and virtual reality (VR), most people will tend to think of the upcoming Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot that was announced at E3 earlier this year. A group of fans have something a bit more nostalgic in mind, however. Wolfenstein 3D was released in 1992 by id Software, and single-handedly launched…

Philharmonia Orchestra Brings Two VR Experiences to the Southbank Centre Next Month

London’s Philharmonia Orchestra and Southbank Centre are no strangers to cutting edge virtual reality (VR) technology. Both have been dabbling in the technology since 2016 and next month will see their latest endeavour launch. They’ve collaborated on two immersive, surround-sound VR experiences which will run for several days at the end of September. The VR Sound Stage, the…

Life In 360°: In The Wake Of Disaster

The end of the week and for once I am actually not here but instead far away doing me-related things. Don’t worry though, because we’ve still got an edition of Life In 360° to begin our Friday wind down on the week. Despite it being post-Gamescom there’s been plenty of news and other items heading…

VR Game Releases For September 2018

Every month we aim to round up each and every VR game release for you in one single place — this is September’s list. Don’t worry — we’ll continue highlighting the best ones at the end of each week too. August was a huge month for VR. Between Firewall Zero Hour, Electronauts, Torn, and plenty…