The Mythical Pokémon Deoxys Is Coming To Pokémon GO’s EX Raids

Get ready for a new challenge trainers as a powerful Pokémon from the Hoenn region is making it’s way to the popular augmented reality (AR) mobile videogame Pokémon GO. The mythical DNA Pokémon, Deoxys is arriving in EX Raid Battles and will put up a touch fight so you best be prepared. This psychic-type Mythical Pokémon is coming to…

SeaWorld Orlando Remove VR Headsets From Their Kraken Rollercoaster

Back in 2017 SeaWorld Orlando revamped their Kraken rollercoaster by added virtual reality (VR) headsets and feature to the ride to enhance the experience for visitors. Last month however it was reported that the headsets were missing from the ride and now it has been reported that the VR headsets on the Kraken rollercoaster are…

New Update For FragmentVR Adds Persistent Corners

Back in August of this year an application for the HTC Vive called FragmentVR released in Steam Early Access. This virtual reality (VR) application allows users to create small windows to enable them to see outside of the virtual world and into the real-world, creating a mixed reality (MR) experience. Now, a new update has…

KT Corporation’s AR Market Wins Ovum’s Best Innovation Of The Month Award

KT Corporation, Korea’s largest telecommunications service provider have announced that their new augmented reality (AR) mobile shopping experience titled KT’s AR Market, the AR-powered mobile shopping service has been selected for Ovum’s Innovative Service of the Month. Ovum is an independent analyst and consultancy firm based in London which had reviewed 92 different innovative services…

XRDC Reveals What Attendees Can Expect

Cross reality, or XR has become something of a catch-all term for the various from of immersive technology that are both available and being developed, incorporating virtual reality (VR) , augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR) and more. XRDC is a conference which is dedicated to innovators in all these areas, incorporating a range of…

NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti And RTX 2080 Performance Benchmarks For VR

I tested the new RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti and, when it comes to VR performance, there are a few things to consider. Using the new RTX cards on an HTC Vive or Oculus Rift, from my experience, has not yielded very good benchmarking results. Benchmarking them was difficult because they appeared to be…

Mirage Solo Is Getting Pass-Through Support With Depth Perception And AR

Google is making it easy to play ping pong whilst wearing the Lenovo Mirage Solo headset, whether you’re in VR or not. Alongside today’s announcement of a pair of experimental six degrees of freedom (6DOF) controllers for the standalone Daydream headset, Google also introduced a new pass-through camera system that will be coming to developers…

Review: Paperville Panic

Fire isn’t an element to be trifled with. Sure we’ve harnessed it with matches and lighters to make warm and cosy fireplaces, or a nice outdoor fire pit to cook marshmallows on but it can soon become dangerous if not closely managed. That’s where trusty firefighters come in to save the day should anything go…

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…

Crytek Launches CRYENGINE 5.5 Adding new VR Features

There are a number of big videogame engines that developers can use to create their projects with Unity and Unreal Engine tending to be the two major third-party applications. Robinson: The Journey creator Crytek has its own version on the market, CRYENGINE, and today the company has released its next big update, version 5.5. Having released a…

New Sony Patent Reveals PlayStation VR Motion Sickness Technology

For any users virtual reality (VR) is a pleasant time that allows them to escape from reality and enjoy a range of new experiences. For some though, motion sickness can cause a host of different problems which can put a real damper on the level of enjoyment someone might get out of a title. Though…

Killing Floor: Incursion Dev to Publish VR Stealth Experience Espire 1: VR Operative

Tripwire Interactive released the rather good Killing Floor: Incursion last year for several headsets yet stayed quiet on any further virtual reality (VR) projects. Well it seems as though the studio has been busy on a collaboration instead, revealing a partnership today with Digital Lode on a VR stealth experience called Espire 1: VR Operative. Digital Lode are…

‘CREED: Rise to Glory’ to Include PvP Multiplayer at Launch Next Week

CREED: Rise to Glory, the upcoming arcade boxing game from VR studio Survios, is getting a PvP mode that will let you duke it out with other players in online matches. It was previously thought that the game would only feature single-player modes such as the game’s campaign, where you battle against NPC contenders on your quest…

Size Up Your Baggage With Kayak’s new AR Feature

We’ve all experienced it at some point, you go to the airport looking forward to a nice relaxing holiday but before the chilling can begin you need to get there. The only trouble is that bag you thought was small enough to take on the plane isn’t. Either you’ve crammed it full, the airline has…

Slime Rancher to Get Free VR Update This Fall

As virtual reality (VR) continues to grow more developers are looking at ways of implementing the technology into their pre-existing videogames. The latest to do so is Monomi Park, partnering up with VR studio 3lb Games (creators of Space Dragon) to add a VR element to Slime Rancher. Part of a free DLC update, Slime Rancher: VR Playground will bring…

Shopify Is Integrating Apple’s New AR Tech

An increasing number of retailers, both online and in brick-and-mortar stores are turning to immersive technology such as augmented reality (AR) or virtual reality (VR) to better showcase their products. One company which has embraced AR and VR is online retail platform Shopify, who are now seeking to expand the capabilities of the platform with…

Fantasy VR Adventure ‘Karnage Chronicles’ Gets 4-Player Co-Op in Latest Update

Karnage Chronicles, the sword and sorcery VR adventure in Early  Access from Beijing-based Nordic Trolls, recently received a long-awaited update that now includes multiplayer co-op for up to four players. The co-op mode lets players team up with friends or strangers to experience the campaign together. The game is also said to include “drop-in/drop-out” support, so…

What Makes Good VR? Make Real Gives Some Insider Know How

Developing for virtual reality (VR) isn’t just a straight forward creation of 3D worlds which you then plonk a player inside and expect everything to be awesome and immersive. A lot of time and effort has to go into seemingly simple actions like picking up and object or moving through the world without getting nauseous….

Hands-On: Zero Killed Is A Firewall-Esque Tactical VR Shooter

PSVR’s Firewall Zero Hour wasn’t the first tactical VR shooter ever made, but it’s certainly had the largest splash in the market to date. Games like Onward and Pavlov paved the way for Firewall, which we praised in our review, especially when played with the PS Aim Controller. Fortunately for fans of the genre, PC…

Synaptics Reveals VR Display Chip Targeting 1,000 PPI & Foveated Rendering

Synaptics, a developer of input and display components for computers, smartphones, and other devices, recently introduced a new version of its ClearView display driver chip which has been optimized for head-mounted displays with high density displays, including a specialized feature for foveated rendering. Display driver ICs are the chips that tell a display exactly what…

This Week In VR Sport: Basketball Training, Realistic Driving And VR Golf

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, Nex Team are using the latest AR technology of Apple’s flagship smartphone to help basketball players improve their game. The VR driving simulator T3R has confirmed it will…

Mech Combat Game ‘Vox Machinae’ Coming Soon to VR & PC, New Trailer Here

The long-awaited Vox Machinae is almost here, as developing studio Space Bullet Dynamics Corporation recently announced that the multiplayer mech battle game is finally heading into Early Access soon, supporting traditional monitors, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows VR headsets starting in early fall. First teased back in 2014 during the Rift DK1 and DK2…

World War Toons And Metal Slug Join Forces For New VR Arcade Experiences

Los Angeles-based developer Studio Roqovan, the team behind the virtual reality (VR) title World War Toons for PlayStation VR, have revealed a new project in the form of a World War Toons + Metal Slug VR Arcade game (WWT:MSVR). This upcoming room scale first-person shooter (FPS) VR action title will see the humorous take on…