Training AI & Robots in VR with NVIDIA’s Project Holodeck

At SIGGRAPH 2017, NVIDIA was showing off their Isaac Robot that had been trained to play dominos within a virtual world environment of NVIDIA’s Project Holodeck. They’re using Unreal Engine to simulate interactions with people in VR to train a robot how to play dominos. They can use a unified code base of AI algorithms…

Admire Nature With The Grand Canyon VR Experience Trailer

The Grand Canyon is generally acknowledged as being one of the most impressive natural wonders of the world, but few people will ever get the chance to appreciate it for themselves. Unless you have an Oculus Rift, of course. It’s no secret that modern life can be deeply stressful for some people, so having a…

Meet Meep, Mindshow’s Latest Character

Mindshow lets users make animated movies in virtual reality (VR) by using their voice, body and some creative thinking. The latest addition to the show is Meep, an alien who even brought along their flying saucer. Thanks to the technology available from VR programs like Mindshow are able to transform motion and tracking data to…

The Biggest Rift, Vive And Windows Releases Of The Week 02/18/18

A pretty good selection of content for Rift owners this week! Though it’s a little sparse elsewhere for other headsets. If you missed last week’s releases they’re here. And don’t forget that UploadVR has a Steam community group, complete with a curated list of recommendations so that you don’t have to waste any money finding out what’s good in the…

The Biggest PSVR Releases Of The Week 02/18/18

One big release saves the day this week; there’s only two releases all-told but Apex Construct is the one many of us have been waiting for. If you missed last week’s releases they’re here. UploadVR also launched the ‘UploadVR PSVR Community’ on PlayStation 4! Join up, find other gamers to play with, and engage in discussions with…

Here’s How You Make Music In VR

You can now see what it is like to make music in VR. The devleoper behind VR music app Exa recently integrated with the MixCast toolset for recording mixed reality videos. The tools make it much easier for people to record VR software perfectly synced up to footage from a camera showing what a person…

Who you Gonna Call? AR Game Ghostbusters World in 2018

With Google officially confirming the launch of ARCore 1.0. today, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Ghost Corps in collaboration with mobile game publisher 4:33 Creative Lab have announced Ghostbusters World, a new augmented reality (AR) videogame coming to iOS and Android in 2018. The developers haven’t released many details at present simply saying in a press…

Google Confirms ARCore 1.0. Launch at Mobile World Congress

Only a few short hours ago VRFocus reported on a report that Google would be revealing more details as well as launching its augmented reality (AR) software ARCore at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018. Well those details have now been confirmed in a new blog posting today. The tech giant has confirmed that ARCore 1.0….

Speak Of The Devil Is A VR Horror Movie With Multiple Endings

VR is getting its very own ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ experience in Speak Of The Devil. Released this week on Google Daydream, Speak Of The Devil is an interactive narrative VR piece from Light Sail VR, which previously produced a 360 degree experience tying into the Paranormal Activity franchise. In this live action experience, you’ll…

Speak Of The Devil Is A VR Horror Movie With Multiple Endings

VR is getting its very own ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ experience in Speak Of The Devil. Released this week on Google Daydream, Speak Of The Devil is an interactive narrative VR piece from Light Sail VR, which previously produced a 360 degree experience tying into the Paranormal Activity franchise. In this live action experience, you’ll…

Memory Place Is A New VR Noir Thriller From The Studio Behind Dinner Party

Having recently enjoyed a showing of its latest VR movie, Dinner Party, at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, LA-based Telexist is this month announcing its latest production; a VR crime thriller series named Memory Place. Memory Place is actually the first collaboration between Telexist and its parent company Good Deed Entertainment (which has worked on…

Memory Palace Is A New VR Noir Thriller From The Studio Behind Dinner Party

Having recently enjoyed a showing of its latest VR movie, Dinner Party, at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, LA-based Telexist is this month announcing its latest production; a VR crime thriller series named Memory Palace. Memory Palace is actually the first collaboration between Telexist and its parent company Good Deed Entertainment (which has worked on…

XRI: Cross-Reality Interaction

Widespread consumer adoption of XR devices will redefine how humans interact with both technology and each other. In coming decades, the standard mouse and QWERTY keyboard may fade as the dominant computing UX, giving way to holographic UI, precise hand/eye/body-tracking and, eventually, powerful brain-to-computer interfaces. One key UX pattern that must be answered by designers…

Throw Anything Is A Different Kind Of Zombie VR Game

We know, we know, yet another zombie VR game. But Throw Anything isn’t your typical undead-slaying experience. In this new title launching in Early Access next week from Visual Light, players must indeed defend themselves from hordes of shuffling zombies. But, instead of arming yourself with machine guns and grenade launchers, Throw Anything asks you…

MLB ‘Home Run Derby VR’ Game to Land on PSVR and Vive This Spring

Major League Baseball’s Home Run Derby VR will let you step into the box and swing for the bleachers. The game, first trialed at All-Star FanFest back in June, is now heading to a total of 10 ballparks for the 2018 season, and also to consumers on PSVR and Vive this spring. According to a Forbes report, a…

Life In 360°: Beavers and Bagpipes

Nature is pretty wonderful and it’s always a pleasure when there’s something a little different to show you here on Life In 360° that you may not have previously seen.  What you have previously seen in this instance is the location and the people behind the video. We’re back in Scotland with the team from Bristol-based 360°…

Pluto Wants To Become Like The Discord Of VR, Now Available

If I’m not playing a game that I’m supposed to write about then chances are I’m either playing something for fun, talking about games with friends, or thinking about games while I do other things. This goes for both VR and non-VR. Point being: gaming is a huge part of my life. As a result,…

‘VTOL VR’ Update Introduces Air Combat Fighter Jet and Mission Editor

VR-only flight simulator VTOL VR, recently received a substantial update that includes a mission editor and a pilotable fighter jet. The sim is designed specifically around the use of VR motion controls, and is available in Early Access on Steam. Since our early hands-on in August, VTOL VR has enjoyed several rounds of improvements and fixes, including…

Lead FX Artist on ‘ARKTIKA.1’ Shares Strategies for Great Effects in VR

ARKTIKA.1, an Oculus exclusive due to launch later this year, is shaping up to be one of VR’s best looking games to date. You’ll take it as no surprise that the title is being developed by 4A Games, the developer behind the Metro series (and its stunning next installment, Metro Exodus). One important part of making a game look great…

How To Balance Gameplay And Realism When Creating A VR Sim Experience

My team at MarineVerse just spent two years making VR Regatta, a virtual sailing experience that rides the narrow boundary between authentic simulation and entertaining game. Finding the sweet spot between authentic simulation and fun entertainment product is always a challenge, and here is how we found that balance. When game developers try to recreate…

VISYON Unveils New Multi-Format VR Video-on-Demand Platform

The rise of video-on-demand (VoD) over the past few years has been massive, dovetailing in some ways with the rise of virtual reality (VR) and 360-degree video. In order to add value to VR VoD, VISYON are launching a new customisable platform for watching VoD content. The new platform, titled VROADCASTER allows content with multiple…