Neko Atsume Gets A VR Adaptation Because Cats

Neko Atsume, the international phenomenon that captivated cat-lovers around the world, is getting a PlayStation VR (PSVR) adaptation next year in 2018. We know absolutely nothing about the title other than it’s coming and it has a logo, so details are scarce. Sony revealed Neko Atsume VR this week at the 2017 Tokyo Game Show…

Check Out The PSVR Segment From The Tokyo Game Show

Sony presented at the Tokyo Game Show with a new look at its coming lineup of PSVR games. Sony is hoping for a strong holiday for PlayStation VR with a new bundled price of $399 anchored by the arrival of highly anticipated titles like Skyrim VR. Its PSVR presentation, embedded below, offers glimpses of Skyrim along…

Houzz Launches Enhanced ARKit App to Let You Live Your Dream Home

Why not see what your living room looks like with that couch before you buy it? After months of viral videos and buzz surrounding ARKit, Apple’s Augmented Reality software solution announced in June, the official release of iOS 11 has brought with it a host of new AR apps and games. Among them is an AR overhaul…

PGA TOUR and Intel Expand Immersive Golf Coverage

Back in May the PGA Tour announced a collaboration with Intel to provide coverage of The Players Championship. The they’ve revealed an expansion of that partnership to provide live virtual reality (VR) and live 360-degree video at six PGA TOUR events in 2017 and 2018, beginning with the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club…

Skullfish Studios Release AR Title Lila’s Tale: Stealth

If you’ve been following all of VRFocus’ ARKit announcements then there’s probably a few augmented reality (AR) titles you’ve ben keen to get your hands on. New experience announced today have included Climax Studios’ ARise and The Virtual Reality Company’s Follow Me Dragon. As you may expect there’s plenty more to come, the latest being Skullfish Studios’ Lila’s…

Pokémon GO Equinox Event Begins 22nd September

Love it or hate it, Niantic Labs’ augmented reality (AR) app Pokémon GO is still massively popular worldwide – even after the debacle in Chicago and the European events all being postphoned. This month sees the studio roll out its next promotion, the Pokémon GO September equinox in-game event. Beginning at 9:00 P.M. BST on Friday, 22nd September…

Get in the Driving Seat as Project CARS 2 is Scheduled for Launch

Slightly Mad Studios has announced today that’s its next racing title, Project CARS 2 will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox, and PC – with support for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift this Friday 22nd September. The second installment in the motorsport racing simulation series, Project CARS 2 will include 29 motorsport series featuring 180+ cars from dozens of elite…

YouTuber Brings VR To Commodore 64

The VR64 retro virtual reality headset is as cool as it is totally unnecessary. Remember the Commodore 64 home computer? No? That makes sense. After all, the revolutionary device was released all the way back in 1982, a year some of you younger folks probably consider the stone age. However for many veteran gamers the…

HTC Halt Sales of Shares as Rumours of Google Takeover Grow

Taiwanese tech company HTC has been struggling over the past year or so, with its core smartphone business failing to keep it profitable while its virtual reality (VR) division shows the most promise. Today HTC has announced it’ll be halting sales of it shares tomorrow, looking like a precursor to a takeover bid which is…

Pimax 8K Headset Smashes Past Funding Goal in Under 2 Hours

Current virtual reality (VR) headsets like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive certainly do a good job when it comes to immersing users in virtual worlds, but they are still first generation consumer headsets that can be improved upon. Yesterday, Pimax launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund its 8K resolution headset – and its little 5K…

The Virtual Reality Company Unveils AR app Follow Me Dragon

With the roll out of iOS 11 yesterday developers are beginning to release their augmented reality (AR) apps for Apple’s mobile devices. Today has already seen Climax Studios ARise launch and now The Virtual Reality Company has delved into the AR field with Follow Me Dragon. The experience features adorable dragons who dance, jump, pose for pictures,…

Climax Studios Announces ARise for iOS

Yesterday saw the release of Apple’s iOS 11 operating system for its mobile devices, bringing with it compatibility for augmented reality (AR) and ARKit. Today, Climax Studios – the team behind Lola and the Giant and the Bandit Six series – has announced its first AR app made with ARKit, a puzzle adventure called ARise. Built as a result…

USA Today Launches ‘The Wall’ Featuring VR experiences of Life Along the US-Mexico Border

USA Today has created plenty of immersive 360-degree experiences, ranging from news show VRtually There to informative documentaries like USS Eisenhower VR. Today the broadcaster has released a new project that’s at the forefront of US politics, examining President Trump’s signature campaign promise to build a wall along the border with Mexico. Called The Wall: Unknown Stories, Unintended…

The University of London and Coursera Launch Five VR Courses

Initiatives like VR First have been promoting the expansion of virtual reality (VR) among universities for a while now, aiming to nurture the next generation of developers and creatives. Today, the University of London along with online education specialist Coursera have announced a series of courses called The Virtual Reality Specialisation. Developed by Dr Sylvia Pan and Dr…

Life in 360°: Feeding Bodies to Help Feed Minds

For today’s Life in 360° the richest man in the world, Bill Gates, has created an immersive video that looks at a growing problem facing children, going to school hungry. Millions of students in the poorest countries (and some wealthy ones) will begin the new term hungry, with the World Food Program, estimating 66 million primary school-age children attend classes…

Insta360 Awards are Launched, Rewarding 360 Creators Up to $2,000

Today, 360-degree camera maker Insta360 has announced a new initiative to reward and promote the best immersive content from around the world, the Insta360 Awards. Submissions are open for anyone with a 350-degree photo or video – shot on an Insta360 product as the terms state ‘Please make sure the Contents are totally or partly created by Insta360 products’ –…

Images Emerge Showcasing new Daydream View Headsets

Earlier today VRFocus reported on the Google announcement that the company would be holding a special event in October to launch the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones. Surmising that might not be all Google would be unveiling – leaning towards something Daydream related – its seems we might not have been too…

Albino Lullaby Rebranded as Alice’s Lullaby, Episode 2 Coming March 2018

It’s been almost two years since Ape Law released its psychological horror Albino Lullaby on Steam, bringing the title to HTC Vive for the launch of the headset. Today the studio has announced a slight re-brand of the videogame, now going by the title of Alice’s Lullaby. Designed as an episodic experience, the second episode now has a confirmed launch…

How VR Can Help Solve Dementia

How VR is helping us spot, research, treat, and raise awareness for dementia. Anyone who has suffered from dementia, or knows someone who has, knows that is a cruel, tough syndrome to battle. 5.5 million people in the United States alone suffer from dementia, which is marked by chronic degeneration of cognitive functions such as…

No Heroes Allowed! VR Coming to Western PlayStation VR Owners in October

It’s been known for a while that No Heroes Allowed! VR would be coming to Japan this October with an international release penciled in for sometime this year. Well for those PlayStation VR owners in North America and Europe that wait is now over (sort of), as the title now has an official launch date of 17th October…

My Country Is An ARKit-Powered City Building Game

The city builder genre of games have been popular for decades, starting out on PC primarily with the likes of Sim City and other similar games. Recently they’ve  found a bit of a resurgence on mobile devices and titles from Game Insight like Paradise Island are great examples of that fact. Today, the mobile game…

Pimax Seeks Crowdfunding for 8K VR Headset

Virtual reality (VR) hardware company first came to the attention of the VR community with the release of its 4K headset last year. Since then, the company has been improving the technology and is now seeking funding to continue its work with the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for the Pimax 8K. The Pimax 8K…

Microsoft and Google Both Holding Launch Events in October

The festive season is almost here and as you may expect major companies are preparing for the busiest consumer spending period of the year. Two of the biggest tech firms looking to attract customers are Microsoft and Google, both of which will be holding special events within a day of each other. Microsoft has announced…

Kickstarter Campaign Nemesis VR Takes its Inspiration From Arcade Classics Like Asteroids

Looking to bring some of the classic arcade action to virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays (HMDs), British developer Fungun Ltd has launched a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for its frantic shooter, Nemesis VR. Player take control of a tiny space fighter with time-warping abilities, having to destroy waves of massive asteroids, squadrons of alien ships and much larger specialised tactical…