PokerStars Plans to Bring Online Gambling to VR Headsets

There are a number of casino style experiences such as Poker VR or Social Club VR that allow you to play one of the worlds most popular card games Poker. Yet these are quite casual titles. What happens when one of the world’s largest online poker sites, PokerStars, decides to try its hand at virtual reality (VR)? That’ll soon become…

Accounting+ Brings Three Times More Content To Rift, Vive And PSVR Soon

Get ready to be shouted at some more in VR! Accounting+, the expansion to Crows, Crows, Crows hilariously eccentric VR experience (which itself was born from a collaboration with Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland), is coming to the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift very soon. The original game did launch on the Vive all…

Life In 360°: Ready For War Or Peace

On Wednesday we took to the skies with Lockheed Martin for Life In 360° thanks to some aerial photography inside an F-16 Fighting Falcon.  That however was then. Today we’re sticking with flight, but are slightly more concerned with the landing aspect. Normally this is relatively straightforward – the ground is the ground, a factor…

Try The PupLounge Before You Buy Thanks To Shopify AR And Treat A Dog

Treat A Dog, an innovative pet product company has revealed that is it one of the first e-commerce partners to implement Shopify AR for the pet company’s best-selling PupLounge memory foam pet bed. Thanks to the latest in augmented reality (AR) technology, those thinking of picking up a PupLounge now have the option to be…

Shopify Merchants Now Have The Power Of Apple’s AR Quick Look

Sellers now have the ability to give customers an AR shopping experience through their Safari browser. Apple is on a roll with augmented reality. The company has worked with Pixar to create a special file format called USDZ which can take AR content and bring it into the real world in a way that seems more natural…

Beat Saber’s Multiplayer Is 85% Finished, Releasing After PSVR Port

Beat Games Studio, the studio behind smash-hit VR rhythm game, Beat Saber, are nearly done developing the game’s highly anticipated multiplayer mode. In a tweet today, the official Twitter account explained that “85% of Multiplayer is complete” and the only things remaining are things like a tournament client, avatar support, and custom level support. In…

VRFocus Nominated In 7th Annual TIGA Games Industry Awards

While there are many ways of recognising achievement, industry awards have long been seen in creative industries as a substantial notifier of talent and commitment. This was the aim of the TIGI Games Industry Awards when it was first run seven years ago, and has since evolved into one of the most prestigious awards in…

Creed: Rise to Glory Has A Full Online Multiplayer Mode

We’re less than a week away from the launch of Creed: Rise to Glory, but developer Survios is only now revealing one of the game’s biggest features. The boxing tie-in, which launches ahead of this year’s Creed II in cinemas, is getting an online multiplayer mode. More specifically, you’ll be able to enter the ring…

Walmart Buys 17,000 Oculus Go Headsets For Worker Training

Walmart and VR startup STRIVR are expanding a partnership and distributing Oculus Go headsets for worker training at every store. The roll out should see 17,000 Oculus Go headsets distributed to Walmart stores for employee training — four going to every Supercenter and two heading to each Neighborhood Market or Discount Store before the year…

Pixar Magic: How Magnopus Brought The Wonder Of Coco To Life In VR

“Pixar originally didn’t want to do the project [Coco VR] because they didn’t think we could hit the quality bar that they found acceptable,” said Ben Grossman, Co-Founder of Magnopus. “We had to prove ourselves.” And they did just that. Magnopus is a visual effect and experience company founded by people that have decades of…

‘Firefox Reality’ Web Browser Now Available On Oculus, Viveport & Daydream

Mozilla Firefox arrives on VR & AR headsets as an open-source, cross-platform browser tailor built for immersive content. Earlier this year the Mozilla Corporation announced plans for a powerful new version of their popular Firefox browser tailored specifically for web-based mixed reality content on standalone VR & AR headsets. We’ve since been waiting five grueling…

Skonec Entertainment Prove They’re All About Location-Based VR

If you’ve never been to South Korea then you should know its a very technologically forward focused country – hardly surprising with tech giant like LG and Samsung based there. VRFocus recently went there and found an impressive amount of virtual reality (VR) there, where we spent time with location-based entertainment (LBE) specialist Skonec Entertainment…

Oculus Connect 5 Will Livestream In VR, But Not On Rift

You’ll be able to watch next week’s Oculus Connect 5 in all but the most expensive of Facebook’s VR headsets. The Oculus Venues app, which launched earlier this year on Oculus Go and Gear VR, will be streaming keynote talks and eSports matches live from this year’s developer conference. Venues hasn’t yet launched on the…

Elon Musk Wants to Livestream SpaceX Moon Mission in “high def VR”

SpaceX, the aerospace manufacturer and space transport company founded by tech billionaire Elon Musk, ultimately has its sights set on colonizing Mars, although the company’s next big step on the way there is taking tourists to the moon. And you might be able to go too, provided you have a VR headset in the next…

Pre-Order Ace Combat 7 to get Ace Combat 5 for Free

There might be a few months to go until Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown finally arrives for PlayStation VR, but Bandai Namco has a tempting offer for those interested in pre-ordering the title ahead of launch, a free copy of Ace Combat 5. Available to pre-order now on the US PlayStation Store for $59.99 USD, there are three…

Oculus Seems To Have Patented The Fabric Wrap For Santa Cruz

Today in mildly interesting and painfully specific patents from big VR companies: Oculus seems to have patented the fabric that will wrap around its upcoming Santa Cruz headset. The patent, filed exactly a year ago today and published yesterday, was first spotted by Reddit user valdovas. It describes an “ornamental design for a fabric wrap…

Angry Birds Is Coming To Magic Leap One Creator Edition

Magic Leap One is getting its first videogame from a major brand: Rovio Entertainment’s Angry Birds. Resolution Games, a Stockholm-based developer best known for VR games like Bait! and Narrows (and was notably founded by former members of Candy Crush Saga developers, King), today announced Angry Birds FPS: First Person Slingshot, which is on its…

PSVR Exclusive Astro Bot Gets Plenty Of New Gameplay In Latest Trailer

We’re not too far from the launch of anticipated PlayStation VR (PSVR) exclusive, Astro Bot Rescue Mission now. Before launch, though, there’s just time for another look at the gameplay. In the video below members of developer Sony Japan are on-hand to discuss making the game, and what makes it different to more traditional third-person…

Slime Rancher Is Coming To VR Via Free DLC This Fall

The wacky world of Monomi Park’s Slime Rancher is coming to VR. The developer this week announced a collaboration with 3lb Games to release a free DLC update for the game later this fall adding in headset support. For those that don’t know, the Slime Rancher series is a little like a Harvest Moon game or…

Sony Japan Studio Takes You Behind-the Scenes of Astro Bot: Rescue Mission

One of the hotly anticipated virtual reality (VR) titles coming to PlayStation VR this Fall in Sony Japan Studio’s cute platformer Astro Bot: Rescue Mission. Due to arrive in a couple of weeks, the videogame has now gone gold and the group behind its development ASOBI! Team have now released a behind-the-scenes video to discuss the title…

Life In 360°: Aerial Photography

Regular readers of this series will recall that there was a time here on VRFocus where we seemingly couldn’t go a week without there being on Life In 360° a 360 degree video involving flight in some way. We were either part of a display team, or in the cockpit of a commercial airliner. Riding…

Valve Reveals News Knuckles VR Controllers With Improved Battery And More

Earlier this year Valve revealed the second iteration of its long-anticipated Knuckles motion controllers for SteamVR. The controllers, which were sent out to VR developers for testing, represented a more complete version of the successor to the position-tracked wands that come with the HTC Vive but they were far from complete. Today, Valve revealed the…

Blind Review: A Puzzle Game That Leaves You In The Dark

I’d love to tell you that Blind’s infuriating puzzles are frustrating for the right reasons, but I can’t. Tiny Bull Studios’ efforts to put you in the shoes of a blind person, giving you a taste of what life is like without sight are thoughtfully delivered and will stay with me for long after this…