Check out the new Story and PvP Modes for Ghostbusters World

Sony Pictures Consumer Products, Ghost Corps and publisher FourThirtyThree Inc. are due to launch their augmented reality (AR) title Ghostbusters World later this year. In preparation for release new gameplay details as well as a gameplay trailer have now be revealed. Featuring skill-based single-player AR battle mechanics and RPG-style multiplayer mode, today’s announcement sees the…

VR and Language Learning: How VR Can Crack the Language Code

How many times have you tried (and failed) to learn a language? You’re not alone. Now linguists are saying it may not be totally your fault. As theory-based techniques are becoming increasingly scrutinized and the need to experiment with a practical curriculum increases, we can look at VR’s role in EdTech’s trajectory and the ways…

VR and Language Learning: How VR Can Crack the Language Code

How many times have you tried (and failed) to learn a language? You’re not alone. Now linguists are saying it may not be totally your fault. As theory-based techniques are becoming increasingly scrutinized and the need to experiment with a practical curriculum increases, we can look at VR’s role in EdTech’s trajectory and the ways…

VR and Language Learning: How VR Can Crack the Language Code

How many times have you tried (and failed) to learn a language? You’re not alone. Now linguists are saying it may not be totally your fault. As theory-based techniques are becoming increasingly scrutinized and the need to experiment with a practical curriculum increases, we can look at VR’s role in EdTech’s trajectory and the ways…

VR and Language Learning: How VR Can Crack the Language Code

How many times have you tried (and failed) to learn a language? You’re not alone. Now linguists are saying it may not be totally your fault. As theory-based techniques are becoming increasingly scrutinized and the need to experiment with a practical curriculum increases, we can look at VR’s role in EdTech’s trajectory and the ways…

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…

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…

First-person ‘Angry Birds’ AR Game is Coming to Magic Leap This Fall

Angry Birds, the mobile breakout hit, is coming to Magic Leap in a brand new game called Angry Birds FPS: First Person Slingshot. Due to launch this Fall, the game is quite literally a first-person take on the physics-based slingshot smasher game. Rovio Entertainment’s Angry Birds franchise is one of the smartphone world’s earliest smash-hits. The…

Make Real Creates its own Racing Line Towards Content Creation

Make Real and its sister company Tammeka Games have been involved with virtual reality (VR) for quite a number of years now, with the latter’s first commercial project being Radial-G: Racing Revolved. This has been followed up by several other VR additions including the latest which has arrived today, Vodafone – Working at Height. Firstly, lets start…

Make Real Creates its own Racing Line Towards Content Creation

Make Real and its sister company Tammeka Games have been involved with virtual reality (VR) for quite a number of years now, with the latter’s first commercial project being Radial-G: Racing Revolved. This has been followed up by several other VR additions including the latest which has arrived today, Vodafone – Working at Height. Firstly, lets start…

Make Real Creates its own Racing Line Towards Content Creation

Make Real and its sister company Tammeka Games have been involved with virtual reality (VR) for quite a number of years now, with the latter’s first commercial project being Radial-G: Racing Revolved. This has been followed up by several other VR additions including the latest which has arrived today, Vodafone – Working at Height. Firstly, lets start…

Make Real Creates its own Racing Line Towards Content Creation

Make Real and its sister company Tammeka Games have been involved with virtual reality (VR) for quite a number of years now, with the latter’s first commercial project being Radial-G: Racing Revolved. This has been followed up by several other VR additions including the latest which has arrived today, Vodafone – Working at Height. Firstly, lets start…

Leaders In VR and AR Set to Appear at Virtual Reality Strategy Conference

Conferences and expos are events that allow developers, hardware manufacturers and start-ups to mingle and exchange ideas and show off their newest creations. Greenlight Insights has announced that its Virtual Reality Strategy Conference will return for a third year to enable an exchange of insights into the virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) industry….

What Investors Really See In Virtual Reality

If you read VRFocus regularly – and we hope that you do – you’ll like as not be familiar with stories about how company A, which related to virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), etcetera, has just complete a funding round or something similar.  In a lot of cases, quite possibly the majority how they…

Why Schools Should Take The Plunge Into The Deep-end Of VR

As the new academic year begins, more and more educators around the world are beginning to look for ways to incorporate virtual reality (VR) in their classrooms to enrich lessons and provide unique learning opportunities for their students. Most of them however are still focused on VR mobile headsets with either iPods or cheap mobile…

Winners Announced Of The 2018 Journalism 360 Challenge

Here on VRFocus you are likely familiar with Life In 360°, our thrice weekly look at how 360 degree video is being used all over the world. Over the last year or so however there’s been a big push in the use of 360 degree video as well as other immersive technologies by major news…

Flying Eye Reality Reveal AR App for College Students

One of the concerns surrounding immersive technology is the perception that it makes its users more insular and less likely to pay attention to the events and people around them. There have also been accusations that social media keeps people within a ‘bubble’ of like-minded people, away from challenging ideas. Developer Flying Eye Reality are…

Google Set To Unveil Pixel 3 Early Next Month

We should be seeing the next flagship Google Daydream-ready smartphone very soon. Last week Google sent out invites for a ‘Made by Google Launch Event’ taking place at 11am ET on October 9th in New York City. The name seems like a clear indicator that we’ll be seeing the reveal of the next in Google’s…

ARCO AR Toy Car Launches Kickstarter

There has always been a certain level of appeal when it comes to driving around a remote-controlled car around, challenging yourself to navigate a complex course that might consist of milk bottles and cereal packets. ARCO by Team Hicat suggests a way that uses augmented reality (AR) to ensure the milk bottles can stay in…

Vancouver’s VR/AR Global Summit Puts Content First

In 1996, Bill Gates first coined the phrase “content is king”. Today, his statement is truer than ever. Every day last year, the average North American consumed over 10 hours of digital media. On-demand streaming and the internet have transformed how individuals interact with screens, with most spending more time in front of a monitor…

Veer VR Launches Experience Tool For VR Content Creation

Veer VR has launched a free web-based virtual reality content creation tool as part of an effort to get users to create more content within the Veer global VR content community. Veer Experience is a coding-free interactive creation tool that people can use to create VR photos and videos, including those that can be viewed in…

VRrOOm XR Platform Launched at Venice Film Festival

The Venice Film Festival ends tomorrow with the event seeing a variety of new immersive film content being premiered. Saved until the end, media platform VRrOOm, dedicated to virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) news curation and content distribution, has announced the launch of the VRrOOm XR app. Designed to make the world’s festivals and cultural…

VeeR Launches Web-Based VR Creation Tools

When creating content in virtual reality (VR), a certain level of technological expertise is often needed. Since the technology is still in a relatively early phase, much of it needs specialist software in order to create VR experiences of high quality, creating a barrier to entry. VR content platform VeeR is aiming to lower this…

Kickstarter for VR Spanish Language Course Now Seeking Funding

Learning another language is one of those things that many of us would like to do, but few of us have the time or money to attend language classes, and nothing quite beats being totally immersed in a language and attendant culture when it comes to learning a language. Morning Calm Productions think they have…

Samsung Promotes Intelligent Smart Home With Family Guy AR Game

Samsung teams up with the popular adult cartoon series for a hilarious AR tour through their smart home product line-up. Confused or intimidated by the vast array of Samsung smart home products at your disposal? Samsung has your back with a their brand new Doorway platform, a smartphone-based AR tool designed to help guide users…