Google Reveals Experimental 6DOF Controllers For Daydream, Dev Kits Incoming

Google revealed an experimental accessory for the Lenovo Mirage Solo which adds a pair of six degrees of freedom controllers to the standalone Daydream headset. The faceplate straps to the front of Mirage Solo, which features a USB-C port on the side for powering an accessory. A Google blog post describes the way the faceplate communicates…

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…

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…

First-Person Angry Birds Game Announced For Magic Leap One

One mobile gaming’s most Since the launch of its first game in 2009, popular mobile franchise Angry Birds has received an astonishing 17 different releases, 4 spin-off games, a comic book series, even an animated film voiced by a cast of A-list celebrities. Now the seemingly unkillable franchise has set it sights on the world…

First-Person Angry Birds Game Announced For Magic Leap One

One mobile gaming’s most prolific franchises arrives on the Magic Leap One this fall. Since the launch of its first game in 2009, popular mobile franchise Angry Birds has received an astonishing 17 different releases, 4 spin-off games, a comic book series, even an animated film voiced by a cast of A-list celebrities. Now the…

Angry Birds Gets a Mixed Reality Makeover for Magic Leap One

Resolution Games has already made a name for itself in the virtual reality (VR) industry with videogames like Bait!, Wonderglade and Narrows, while Rovio Entertainment has yet to enter the immersive market. That’s going to change soon enough, with both companies collaboration on a new mixed reality (MR) experience for the Magic Leap One Creators Edition headset, Angry Birds FPS:…

In Death is Leaving Early Access Next Month

Having released educational experience Everest VR in 2016 Sólfar Studios made a surprising announcement in 2017, revealing work on a very different title, rogue-like shooter called In Death. Released via Early Access in February, the studio has now confirmed an official launch date, 2nd October 2018 for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows Mixed Reality. Having been inspired by classic…

VR vs. Spitting Feathers

It’s a rarity indeed for you to start the working week with a blessed sigh of relief. But whatever happens, this week can’t possibly be as bad as the last one. For a start we have Mr. Peter Graham back in the fold after he disappeared off to *gasp* enjoy himself for a week. How…

Review: Transference

Virtual reality (VR) is still a small industry and it goes without saying having the help of well-known Hollywood celebrities certainly helps the technology’s profile. So when Ubisoft announced a new psychological thriller being made in conjunction with Elijah Wood’s SpectreVision the actor certainly helped to up the profile of Transference. Yet such is the…

Something For The Weekend: SteamVR Deals On A Mid-September Afternoon

Time for another entry of Something for the Weekend, the weekly series where VRFocus bring you a number of deals on virtual reality (VR) titles. As the month of September continues it’s time once again to check out the Steam store and find the latest deals on all things VR. This week you’ll find a range of unique…

‘I Expect You to Die’ Reaches $3 Million Revenue Mark Across All Platforms

I Expect You to Die (2016), the spy-themed puzzle game from Schell Games, was a big earner last year, achieving $1 million in revenue since its late-2016 until August 2017. Now a little over a year later, the studio reports they’ve recently closed in on the $3 million mark. Developed specif­i­cal­ly for VR, I Expect You To Die puts you…

I Expect You To Die Clears $3 Million Revenue Milestone

I Expect You To Die from Schell Games surpassed a revenue milestone of $3 million. The spy-themed escape room VR game released in late 2016 and since shipped on every hand-controlled consumer VR platform alongside major updates that kept the game fresh over the last two years. It is available now on  Steam, Oculus, the…

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…

Augmented Reality Job Search with CareerBuilder

Trying to find a new job tends to be a stressful and miserable experience. While a number of apps, websites and resources offer various tools to aid in the process, CareerBuilder claims to offer something unique to make it stand out amidst its competitors – augmented reality (AR). The central idea behind the CareerBuilder AR…

Firewall Zero Hour Stays Strong In This Week’s UK Charts

First Contact Entertainment’s Firewall Zero Hour made an impressive debut in the UK software charts last week (for an exclusive PSVR game), coming in just outside the top ten in the 11th spot. We’d assumed we’d see a dramatic fall for the game this week, but that’s not the case. The VR shooter only fell…

VR vs. The All-Knowing

Being ill is, obviously, not a lot of fun. No one goes through life saying “Woohoo, vomiting! Get in there!”  When you’re a kid the idea of having days off from school sounds like an excellent idea. You can sit in bed, play videogames, or have Peter Falk come along and read you a book…

Meta Forced to Furlough After Chinese Lead Backs Out of New Investment

Meta, makers of an AR headset dev kit, was close to raising a new round of funding before a Chinese lead investor backed out, Bloomberg reports. The Chinese investment firm had reportedly put up $20 million for the deal. Meta claims that the Chinese government urged the investment firm to reconsider the deal following trade…

Spheres Wins Best Virtual Reality Award At Venice Film Festival

Over the last week you’ll likely be aware that VRFocus has been covering all the news related to immersive experiences coming out of this year’s Venice Film Festival.  Now the festival has revealed the winners of its annual awards, with Eliza McNitt’s interactive virtual reality (VR) experience Spheres securing the top prize. “I’m truly honoured to receive the…

3 Virtual Reality Projects Win At The Venice Film Festival

Virtual reality experiences Spheres, Buddy VR and L’île des morts won awards at the Venice Film Festival this year. Eliza McNitt’s Spheres was recognized as the best immersive story as it delivers a sense of awe with a journey to some of the largest celestial bodies in the universe. We don’t know yet when Spheres…

The VR Job Hub: Sunny September Sunday Job Opportunities

Another weekend and another entry in The VR Job Hub. Like always, there are a number of different positions at a range of companies currently taking applications for roles including designers, developers, managers artist and more. If you are looking for an exciting new work opportunities at companies like Make Real, YouTube, Oculus VR or even nDreams,…

Firewall Zero Hour is PlayStation VR’s Top Game in August

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has now released the top downloaded videogames for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR, revealing to probably no one’s surprise that First Contact Entertainment’s tactical first-person shooter Firewall Zero Hour  has clinched the top spot. As usual no figures have been mentioned with the title knocking top ten regular Job Simulator from…