How to Install (and fix) ‘Beat Saber’ Custom Songs

If you’re a serious Beat Saber player, you probably installed the unofficial mod allowing for custom songs, and also probably realized that the v0.11.0 update this week made your custom songs disappear. If you didn’t already custom songs installed, you’ll definitely want to! This guide will show you how to install the unofficial Beat Saber custom songs…

USA Today Bring Augmented Reality Features To Their App

The internationally distributed American daily, middle-market newspaper USA Today has announced that it is adding a range of augmented reality (AR) features to it’s USA Today mobile application. These will allow for users to experience a range of interactive AR experiences from directly within the app, expanding the content that the news provider is able…

XTend Aims To Gamify Real-Life Activities With Drones And Augmented Reality

Two of the founders of the 3D company Replay Technologies Inc, which was acquired by Intel in 2016, are setting up a new augmented reality (AR) venture called XTend Reality Expansion Ltd. The company will focus on developing a drone-based app that promises to gamify real-life activities. Having recently raised several million dollars from Tel…

Epic Games Are Bringing Unreal Engine To SIGGRAPH 2018

Videogame and software development studio Epic Games have announced that it will be attending the upcoming inter-disciplinary educational and technology event SIGGRAPH 2018. The event showcases the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques and is set to feature a number of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) titles and products. Epic Games will…

Sci-Fi Mystery VR Title Torn Confrims August Release Date

The upcoming virtual reality (VR) title Torn from Aspyr Media has confirmed it’s release date. The sci-fi mystery puzzle title is heavy inspired by The Twilight Zone and Black Mirror and will take players on a journey through a narrative adventure as they uncover strange machines and disturbing experiments in immersive VR. Players will step…

This Week In VR Sport: The Future Is VR

Time for another entry in 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. This past week has seen the announcement of Ronaldinho’s own VR eSports league and cryptocurrency. The Pro Football Hall of Fame gains a new VR attraction and children dominate in…

Robots Communicating Through AR To Make Better Coworkers

With augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technology being used more in parallel with robotics it is not surprising that the relationship between robot workers and their human counterparts is improving. In a paper published entitled “Improving Collocated Robot Teleportation With Augmented Reality“, roboticists from the University of Colorado Boulder are exploring how AR…

Arper Launches New Furniture Collection Through VR Experiences

Italian design brand Arper are introducing Kiik, a new modular collection created for spaces between entry and departure, waiting and doing. Designed by Tokyo-based Iwasaki Design Studio, Kiik comprises seating, tables, ottomans, and consoles that take advantage of virtual reality (VR). To celebrate the launch of Kiik, Arper has presented IN SITU, a series of…

New Godzilla Virtual Reality Experience Coming To The Osaka VR Zone Arcade

Virtual reality (VR) arcades continue to pop up all around the world but the upcoming Bandai Namco Entertainment’s Osaka VR Zone arcade has just announced a new attraction that features the fan favourite Godzilla.This new location is set to open later in the year and will feature a number of attractions that are already available…

Second Echo Combat Open Beta Now Live

Believe it or not but it has been one whole year since Ready at Dawn launch the well received Lone Echo and multiplayer spin-off Echo Arena for Oculus Rift. After its initial reveal during Oculus Connect 4 (OC4) the studio then held a free open beta in June for players to start testing the title. If you didn’t manage to…

Nickelodeon Provides A Second Screen Experience Packed With AR Slime

Nickelodeon’s Screens Up TV companion app brings AR challenges to the living room. It’s a green, gooey substance that makes you go ewwwww. From the early days of Nickelodeon’s “You Can’t Do That on Television” to “Double Dare,” Nickelodeon’s infamous slime has been a major influence on the lives of many kids growing up in…

Nickelodeon Provides A Second Screen Experience Packed With AR Slime

Nickelodeon’s Screens Up TV companion app brings AR challenges to the living room. It’s a green, gooey substance that makes you go ewwwww. From the early days of Nickelodeon’s “You Can’t Do That on Television” to “Double Dare,” Nickelodeon’s infamous slime has been a major influence on the lives of many kids growing up in…

Vikings: Beyond the Legend Exhibition Embraces Augmented Reality

History creates an exciting opportunities for immersive technology to really shine by allowing viewers to travel back in time and experience what life was like many years ago. Now a new new interactive exhibition that explores the people, traditions, and influences of the legendary Viking Age is making its North American debut. This includes an…

Hands-On: The Persistence Is A Tense, Sci-Fi VR Roguelike

Editor’s Note: This preview is from December 2017, but it has been republished today as a lead-in for the game’s launch on Tuesday, July 24th. Our full review will be live the night before on Monday, July 23rd at 9PM PT. Original: One of the biggest issues facing the VR market right now is that…

AR & VR are the Focus During South Korea’s Global Developers Forum 2018

South Korea, with it’s growing number of virtual reality (VR) arcades, is easily one of the leaders in the immersive industry embracing the unique entertainment properties of the technology. Currently the Global Developers Forum (GDF) 2018 is under way and VRFocus are in attendance to see what the conference and its many presentations and exhibitions…

Become a Navy Pilot in Flying Aces – Navy Pilot Simulator Out Now

Training to become a pilot is a long term goal that requires years of training and experience. Thanks to virtual reality (VR) and titles like Flying Aces – Navy Pilot Simulator the dream of being a navy pilot can become a reality all within the comfort of your own home. Flying Aces – Navy Pilot Simulator…

Review: Animal Force

Usually, when the aliens come to invade in fiction, its a scrappy group of humans who need to band together to save the day. Not so in Animal Force. Humans are helpless to prevent the aliens from kidnapping them all over the place, and its up to the efforts of Earth’s animals to stop them…

Beat Saber Update Includes Easter Egg Track

Everyone’s favourite virtual reality (VR) title, Beat Saber, received a new update this week. Rather than just the normal bug fixes and improvements Beat Games also hid a special Easter Egg for fans. In a Steam listing concerning the update the studio gave a little hint about how to find said Easter Egg, saying: “Go to the…

Squanch Games Release Trailer for Dr. Splorchy Presents: Space Heroes

Squanch Games are showing off how its upcoming title Dr. Splorchy Presents: Space Heroes is coming along by not only announcing the release date but also revealing a new trailer for the Google Daydream title that is the latest virtual reality (VR) title to come from the studio founded by Rick and Morty creator Justin…

Finding Small Parts Is Easier Than Ever With Amazon AR

If you have ever been in the middle of making, assembling or repairing something and suddenly realised that you are short one crucial, but very small component, you might know what a pain it is to find an exact match for the tiny piece you are missing. The updated Amazon augmented reality (AR) app might…

Jido Maps Are Building A Save Button For AR Experiences

Augmented reality (AR) continues to see new applications and uses almost daily as companies continue to try and push the immersive technology forward to new heights. It is companies like Jido Maps that are aiming to do just that as the startup is looking to deliver backend technologies that will allow for ever persistence AR…

Capcom: Don’t Expect VR Mode for ‘Resident Evil 2’ Remake

It looks like the UK’s Daily Star had the opportunity to reveal a little more behind why Capcom’s horror-adventure Resident Evil 2 remake, slated to release in early 2019, most likely isn’t getting a VR mode after all. Before the E3 2018 Sony showcase reveal, many VR fans theorized that the long-awaited remake of Resident Evil 2 (1998) could…

VR for Training Orthopaedic Surgeons

Virtual reality (VR) in both training and healthcare areas has been seeing a surge in growth as an increasing number of companies and providers adopt the technology. One of those has been the Johnson & Johnson Institute, which recently launched a VR training program to help prepare orthopaedic surgeons and nurses for some common procedures….

Green Man Gaming Summer Sale Brings Big Discounts to Top VR Games

Missed the Steam Summer sale earlier this month? Now’s your time to pick up some great deals on top VR games, some discounted at more than 50% off. Your wallet may have just recovered, but some deep discounts are now available on Green Man Gaming, an authorized reseller of Steam codes. Here’s some of the…

The Persistence Developers Talk Sci-Fi, Mutants and Gameplay

Sci-fi horror The Persistence will soon be emerging onto the PlayStation VR, with its release date due on 24th July, 2018. The team behind the title have taken inspiration from a variety of sources for the creation of the title, and spoke about influences, gameplay and virtual reality (VR). Nina Salmons of VRFocus spoke to…

Virtual Whisky With The Macallan Experience

Whisky has formed a cornerstone of Scottish culture for many, many years, and many historical distilleries are set in beautiful locations, such as the Macallan Distillery in Speyside. Many whisky fans never get the chance to experience their favourite wee dram in its natural habitat of Scotland, but soon they might have a chance to…

Innovate UK Backs Colorway AR From The Foundry

Leading creative software developer The Foundry have unveiled ColorwayAR, a 21-month industrial research project backed by Innovate UK, which will allow creative professionals to streamline pipelines by viewing designed objects within augmented reality (AR) before physical prototyping occurs. The Foundry will be leading the project and has announced that the involvement of partners The Footsoldiers: one of…