IMAX Opens its First European VR Experience Centre in Manchester

IMAX has launched four pilot IMAX virtual reality (VR) experience centres in Los Angeles, New York City, Toronto and Shanghai. Today the company has announced the latest – and the first in Europe – partnering with ODEON Cinemas Group opening a new centre at the intu Trafford Centre in Manchester, UK. Providing location-based, state-of-the-art VR experiences,…

Sega Confirm AR Feature for Dx2 Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation

It seems to becoming commonplace that new entertainment releases – whether that’s a film or videogame – will have some sort of immersive tie-in, either a virtual reality (AR) experience or additional augmented reality (AR) features bolted on in some fashion. The latest comes from Sega, with the company announcing that Dx2 Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation will…

Black Eyed Peas AR Comic Masters of the Sun Gets Release Date

Hip-hop group Black Eyed Peas have been working on its comic book debut Masters of the Sun: The Zombie Chronicles for almost a year, working alongside Marvel artists. The graphic novel is almost ready for release as an Augmented Reality (AR) experience. The comic was written to reflect a blend of hip-hop culture, along with…

Dispatch Is An Intense Episodic VR Series Available Now

First comes the confusion; the sound of a scared young boy phoning the police in panic as his surroundings slowly fade into view. He connects with Ted, a police dispatcher that attempts to stick to procedure as he calms the terrified soul. Then your heart rate picks up along with the caller’s footprints. Something is…

AxonVR Rebrands as HaptX and announces Haptic Gloves

AxonVR have previously been involved in virtual reality (VR) technology with its patents for wearable haptic technology for interfacing with VR. The copmany has now rebranded and announced a new line of haptic gloves. AxonVR have officially rebranded at HaptX, and has announced its first product, the HaptX Gloves, haptic wearable devices that allow VR…

Tencent’s QQ-AR Technology Helps Justice League Achieve $60m at Chinese Box Office

DC Comics and Warner Bros. have recently released Justice League in cinemas. While the film has received a mixed response from critics the film itself hasn’t done too bad at the box office, especially overseas. Chinese internet conglomerate Tencent Holdings Limited, has announced that due to the film partnering with its QQ-AR technology, this has seen the release achieve box office sales over RMB…

Watch This Year’s Thanksgiving Day Parade In VR

So you’ve devoured the turkey, caught up with the in-laws and had a round or two of Pictionary; you’ve had quite enough of your Thanksgiving celebrations. But how do you escape the threat of an afternoon of Shrek DVDs and small talk? With VR, of course, and Verizon has the perfect excuse waiting just for…

Life in 360°: For The Birds

Wednesday is here and so it is time for our mid-week dip into everything going on that’s to do with 360 degree video. For today’s video we’re going back just under a month and we’re also heading back into the theme of animals and nature. Although probably not in the way you might be expecting….

Onward Creator: What’s Next ‘Might Be A Bit Controversial’

Onward remains to be one of the most popular and ambitious VR games on the market with almost 2,000 user reviews on Steam nearing a perfect 10/10 rating. When it originally released into Early Access on Steam over a year ago for HTC Vive it took the VR gaming world by surprise with its attention to…

Check Out The Trailer For Justice League VR, Now At IMAX Centers

Originally announced earlier in the year, the Justice League VR experience is now finally available to play at IMAX Centers around the US and Canada. The VR experience, which stars DC’s flagship superheroes and promotes their recently-released movie, is now available at IMAX’s VR centers in LA, New York and the newly-opened Toronto station. Check…

Rec Room Becomes VR’s Most Important App With PSVR Launch

Seattle-based Against Gravity is working on what is perhaps VR’s most important app. Rec Room connects players across all headsets that make use of two full motion hand controllers, including Rift, Vive, PlayStation VR as well as headsets from Acer, Samsung, Lenovo, HP and Dell. Some VR software like Altspace and EVE: Valkyrie have enabled…

League of War: VR Arena Brings Small-Scale Strategy to PSVR

If there’s any genre that absolutely deserves more recognition in the VR scene right now it’s real-time strategy titles. We’ve seen a handful of gamers release over the past year or so between all of the major headsets, but nowhere near as many strategy games have come to market as other genres such as wave…

Rez Infinite Comes To Daydream, And It Really Works

It’s not often that mobile VR headsets can enjoy ports of PC and console-based titles that are just as good on smartphones, but that’s certainly the case with Rez Infinite. Yes, the entire arcade rhythm shooter, which enjoyed a popular revival at PlayStation VR (PSVR) launch and later came to Oculus Rift and HTC Vive,…

L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files and Why Rockstar Games Understand Virtual Reality

Fans of the original L.A. Noire might be surprised at hearing it will be re-released for virtual reality (VR). Rockstar Games announced L.A. Noire: The VR Case files in September for launch this month, however the studio then delayed the release on HTC Vive until December. VRFocus’ roving reporter Nina Salomons got some hands-on time with the title,…

Bait! Arctic Open Introduces Multiplayer Fishing To Facebook Spaces

When Bait! from Resolution Games first launched on Gear VR it introduced several visually pleasing vistas at which players could cast their line for some recreational fishing. With a mixture of free-to-play design and some light microtransactions, it quickly soared on the platform and became one of the most-downloaded mobile VR experiences available. Now today…

Star Wars: Secrets Of The Empire From The VOID Adds London Location

The VOID just announced a third location for its top-of-the-line Star Wars VR installation. London now joins Orlando and Anaheim offering Star Wars: Secrets Of The Empire. The London location in the Shepherd’s Bush neighborhood at the Westfield shopping center opens starting Dec. 16, the same day the attraction opens in Disney Springs outside Walt…

Gunheart Gets New Campaign, Side-Missions In Huge Update

Even in its Early Access state, Drifter Entertainment’s Gunheart remains one of the more polished VR shooters out there, and this month it’s getting a heap of new content. Gunheart’s third major update just went live and it packs an entirely new campaign with nine missions. This is a full experience with its own story…

Sonaria Is Google’s Latest Charming VR Movie

Google’s Spotlight Series continues to produce some of the best 360 degree movies for viewing in your VR headset of choice, and its latest piece is no exception. Sonaria, as the piece is called, is now available to watch on PC-based VR headsets via Steam and Viveport. You can also watch it on smartphones using…

Zynga Brings AR Functionality to Mobile Racer CSR2

Mobile videogame developer Zynga has revealed that its popular racing title CSR Racing 2 (CSR2) has now been upgraded with an augmented reality (AR) mode using Apple’s ARKit and Unity, exclusively for iPhone and iPad running iOS 11. Players will now be able to get up close to the cars in their garage, being able to view…

Resident Evil VII biohazard Surpasses 300K VR Players

Capcom’s debut virtual reality (VR) videogame, Resident Evil VII biohazard, has in many ways set the standard for the medium. AAA production values, a lengthy campaign and easily accessible VR has lead to the videogame becoming a leading light on PlayStation VR, and the latest statistics suggest that this isn’t going to change any time…

AR Education Book 100% Funded By Kickstarter

Books have been around for thousands of years in various forms, and when it comes to education, despite the proliferation of online resources, nothing has yet displaced the textbook from its prominent position in the educational field. However, one company is seeking to transform the humble textbook with the power of augmented reality (AR) technology….