Mario Kart GP VR Arrives Stateside This October

VR Zone’s hit rendition of the original Nintendo classic heads to Washington DC alongside two other LB VR experiences. Just over one year ago Bandai Namco launched their first VR Zone location in the Shinjuku ward of Tokyo, Japan. Since then the location-based entertainment center has expanded to multiple locations across multiple countries, quickly becoming…

MoneyGram Opens New Experience Center In Dallas Featuring First-Ever Innovation Lab

MoneyGram, a global provider of innovative money transfer and payment services announced earlier this week the grand opening of the MoneyGram Experience Center in Dallas. This store is designed to showcase the latest cutting-edge technologies, including biometric facial recognition and virtual reality (VR), to offer customers a quick, easy and unique digital transaction experience. “We…

New Trailer For Astro Bot: Rescue Mission Focuses On The Bosses

One of the most anticipated virtual reality (VR) videogames of the year is easily the upcoming Astro Bot: Rescue Mission from Sony Japan Studio. In this title players will get to experience not only cute robots on a grand adventure but also go up against some massive bosses. It is these characters that the latest behind-the-scenes…

The VR Job Hub: Finish September By Finding A New Job

As the last Sunday of September ticks by it is time for another entry in The VR Job Hub. This weekend there are a number of exciting job opportunities at a range of companies all working on immersive content. Maybe you want to be a Lead Unity Engineer at apelab, or how about a Marketing Manager at…

Something For The Weekend: PlayStation VR Deals To See September Off

Time for another entry of Something for the Weekend, the weekly series where VRFocus bring you a number of deals on virtual reality (VR) titles. We head to the PlayStation Store for the final Sunday of September to find the best deals on PlayStation VR titles. With experiences that will take you to the seven seas, outer space,…

Philip K. Dick’s The Great C VR Adaption Is Releasing Next Month

Back in July of this year it was announced that the short story The Great C from the renowned sci-fi author Philip K. Dick, who is known for his odd and often twisted narratives which covered near-future and cyberpunk themes, would be getting adapted into virtual reality (VR). Now, sci-fi adventure will be releasing for…

Learn To Dance With New VR Title Salsa-Virtual

Developer Dance-Virtual have revealed their new virtual reality (VR) title that is designed to help users learn how to dance by teaching them Salsa step-by-step. Called Salsa-Virtual, the title is designed to help users learn how to dance by teaching them with a virtual dance partner in a safe and fun-filled virtual world where beginners…

3D Scanner App Uses AR To Duplicate & Share Real Objects

Turn everyday items into 3D models and share them instantly with friends using Apple Quick Look. Thanks to Apple’s recently announced AR Quick Look feature, friends are now able to easily place and share AR objects throughout the real world directly through their Safari web browser. Running on Apple’s new ARKit 2 platform, the practical…

Immotion Group Partners With Climbing Planet To Expand Into Spanish Market

The UK-based immersive virtual reality (VR) out of home entertainment company Immotion Group have announced that it is rolling out ImmotionVR brand into Spain, which represents a new market for the company. Having signed an exclusive franchise distribution partnership with a major local leisure operator, Climbing Planet, which will open and operate multiple ImmontionVR branded…

MelodyVR Add Imagine Dragons And Post Malone To Their VR Offerings

MelodyVR are known for bringing people immersive virtual reality (VR) music experiences and that is not about to change following the companies latest launch of exclusive releases. These include Imagine Dragons live at Red Rocks and AWOLNation live in London, along with the current chart toppers Post Malone, 5 Seconds of Summer and J Balvin…

Digital Surgery Designated As A Microsoft Mixed Reality Partner

Digital Surgery, a health technology company working to reshape the future of surgery, has announced that its designation as an official Microsoft Mixed Reality Partner (MMRP). This exciting partnership will allow Digital Surgery the means to create mixed reality (MR) solution to improve the delivery of surgical care as part of the MMRP. Studies show…

Oculus Announce Asynchronous Spacewarp Version 2.0

Back in late 2016 Oculus announced a new technology that was designed to help reduce the system hardware requirements for virtual reality (VR) experiences while maintain content quality across a wider array of hardware. The technology was titled Asynchronous Spacewarp (ASW) and uses frame-rate smoothing techniques to almost halve the computer processing unit (CPU) and…

This Week In VR Sport: Recruitment, Table Tennis And The Future Of eSports

Every weekend VRFocus brings you a number of sports and eSports related virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) stories as part of This Week In VR Sport. This week, the Mount Royal University Cougars women’s soccer team is using VR to help with recruitment and training, Racket Fury: Table Tennis VR is coming to PlayStation VR, and Oculus…

Ground Runner: Trials Leaving Earlier Access Next Month

Last year developer Astrofish Games released Ground Runner: Trials into Early Access and gave players the chance to engage in fast-paced, intense vehicle combat on hover bikes along with immersive first-person shooter (FPS) gameplay. Now, the London based virtual reality (VR) videogame development team have announced that the title will be leaving Early Access and…

Vifor Pharma Wins Award for Augmented Reality System

The Pharma 4.0 Awards was created to recognise outstanding innovation and implementation of manufacturing systems in the pharmaceutical industry. This year’s award has gone to Vifor Pharma Group and its partner Goodly Innovations for the creation of a team-based augmented reality (AR) system. The AR system was created in order to improve efficiency in the…

The Biggest Rift, Vive and Windows VR Releases Of The Week 09/23/18

Oculus Connect might have stolen the headlines this week but there’s still a pretty healthy selection of new releases for PC VR headsets. Creed: Rise to Glory, from Survios Price: $29.99 (Rift, Vive) The latest game from Sprint Vector developer Survios is a tie-in to the upcoming Creed sequel. Slipping into the gloves of Adonis…

Giving Robots Lizard-Like Tails Could Improve Their Mobility

RUN, LIZARD, RUN It’s not every day that a single study tells us something unexpected about lizards and robots, but such is the case for a new research project out of Australia. Researchers from several Aussie universities teamed up to study eight species of Australian lizards that run on two legs. They determined that we…

The Biggest PSVR Releases Of The Week 09/23/18

No one should be buying any VR games this week because you should all be spending that money on Valkyria Chronicles 4, just saying. Anyway, if you’re still insisting that money be spent on PSVR then there’s plenty of places to spend it. We’ve got the latest game from Survios and some other interesting experiments….

Sony Confirms There Won’t be a PlayStation Experience This Year

Every year in December Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) holds its annual PlayStation Experience event in Anaheim, California, not only allowing gamers to test the latest videogames but also revealing new and upcoming titles. Well it now turns out that it won’t be taking place in 2018. On the PlayStation Blogcast released today, Sony Worldwide Studios Chairman…

Moviebill Details How It Is Improving the Cinema Experience With AR

Earlier this year, as Avengers: Infinity War was putting audiences on the edges of their seats all across the USA, a small start-up called Moviebill was working with the Regal Cinemas chain to bring an augmented reality (AR) enhanced magazine to cinema attendees, which provided a range of behind-the-scenes videos, interviews, games and other magazine…

Sony Will Not Host A PlayStation Experience For 2018

The rumors are true: there is no PlayStation Experience happening in 2018. Last year’s PlayStation Experience was down in Anaheim, CA in December and that was the first place that we were able to play games like WipEout VR and Firewall Zero Hour right after they were announced. Sony made the announcement today on a…

This Week in Tech: Sept 22-28

Would you be OK with a caterpillar robot crawling all over your insides, even if it meant it would deliver helpful medications in the process? That might be a choice you have to make in the future. To glimpse what else we’ve seen in our crystal ball, read on. Scientists Want to Put a Horrifying…

Preview: Vox Machinae – Exhilarating Metal Mayhem

Films like Pacific Rim prove that even when gigantic fighting robots don’t receive the best reviews, there’s still a market for hulking war machines scrapping it out. When it comes to virtual reality (VR), strapping yourself into a giant mechanised robot to fight others seems like a match made in heaven, and titles like Code51:…