PGA TOUR and Intel Expand Immersive Golf Coverage

Back in May the PGA Tour announced a collaboration with Intel to provide coverage of The Players Championship. The they’ve revealed an expansion of that partnership to provide live virtual reality (VR) and live 360-degree video at six PGA TOUR events in 2017 and 2018, beginning with the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club…

This Free Gear VR Experience Lets You Meet Rembrandt

Travel back in time and interact with the famous painter. We already know VR has the stunning ability to teleport you to new locations from the comfort of your home, letting you drop into worlds you can only dream of visiting. But aside from teleportation, VR can also be a time machine, taking you back…

Meet Famous Painter Rembrandt With Gear VR

Virtual reality (VR) content creators Force Field have been working in collaboration with Oculus Studios to create a new VR experience for the Samsung Gear VR that lets users travel back in time to meet one of the world’s most famous artists, Rembrandt van Rijn. The experience combines CGI environments with live actors to create…

ABI Research Predicts Mobile VR’s 6DoF Future

When the HTC Standalone headset was announced at Google I/O earlier this year, some criticism was directed its way with regards to the decision to bundle the device with a 3DoF controller. It seems that criticism may have been on point, since a new report predicts the rise of 6DoF controls. The 3DoF controllers for…

Magical PvP Combat Comes To Oculus Rift

Indie developer Cortopia Studios initially released its magical battle arena Wands on the Samsung Gear VR over a year ago. Now with a revamp and several improvements, the title is almost ready to make its appearance on the Oculus Rift. The development team have taken the time to improve the title, improving graphical fidelity and…

Hidden Fortune Gets New Expansion and Price Drop

Hidden object puzzle title Hidden Fortune was released on to Samsung Gear VR back in March 2017. Now developers Archiact are releasing a new content expansion along with dropping the price. The new chapter is titled Shanty Seas, and continues the story of the young sorcerer who is trying to rescue their family. New content…

Twobit Odyssey Coming to Samsung Gear VR

Developer Squidbeam Games is working on a follow up to Samsung Gear VR Twobit, which was released last year. The upcoming title, Twobit Odyssey will be a puzzle-platform title that uses gaze controls. Squidbeam Games Founder Laurent Kermel is primarily known for his work as a visual effects artist on such big-budget films as Rogue…

New Screenshots and Artwork Released for Death Horizon

Earlier this week VRFocus reported on Dream Dev Studio’s upcoming first-person shooter (FPS) Death Horizon coming to Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream. If you liked the look of the zombie survival title then take a look at these new screenshots and artwork from the team. Set in a secret laboratory called Horizon, all hell has broken…

Become a Digital Vagabond With Atlas Obscura VR Experience

The multiplatform travel brand comes to VR with a new exploratory app. If you’re looking for more information on the world’s most bizarre and off the beat locations, there’s no better source than Atlas Obscura. Whether it be their website or best-selling book, the popular travel guide has served as an integral tool for travelers…

HoloGrid: Monster Battle Recreated With ARKit

Since the release of Apple’s ARKIt, many companies have been keen to take advantage of its enhanced augmented reality (AR) capabilities. Tippett Studio have announced they are also using the ARKit to make a new version of HoloGrid: Monster Battle. HoloGrid: Monster Battle is inspired by the holo-chess scene in the original Star Wars movie,…

The Biggest Oculus Rift And Gear VR Releases Of The Week 09/10/17

Rift owners will find plenty of great new content waiting for them this week, while there’s a big new release for Gear VR too. There’s real diversity in this week’s releases, so get stuck in. If you missed the previous entry of this list you can see those new releases here. And don’t forget that UploadVR…

New Trademark Labels HTC Standalone Headset As Vive Focus

HTC’s standalone VR headset is coming soon. When Oculus first revealed its prototype standalone VR headset, code-named Santa Cruz, back in 2016, we all new a response from HTC was inevitable. Earlier this year those suspicions were proven correct when HTC as well as Lenovo announced their own upcoming versions of standalone VR hardware at…

Review: Floor Plan: Hands-On Edition

Depending on the videogame, ports of Samsung Gear VR titles to Oculus Rift or HTC Vive can go one of two ways; either they look and feel basic and dated or they have just the right design and gameplay to be a worthwhile addition. Turbo Button has just released its puzzle title Floor Plan: Hands-On…

HTC’s Standalone Headset to be Called Vive Focus

During Google’s I/O Conference earlier this year the tech giant revealed both Lenovo and HTC were working on standalone head-mounted displays (HMDs) what would use the Daydream platform. Now it seems the latter has an official name, HTC Vive Focus. A recent trademark application noticed by LetsGoDigital shows that HTC applied at both the European…

VR Short Film SONAR Gets Updated Google Daydream Release

360-degree short film SONAR was originally released way back in 2015, and was available for Oculus Rift, and later a new version headed to the Samsung Gear VR platform. Now the film has received something of a makeover and is set to come to Google Daydream. The creator of the six-minute sci-fi horror experience, Philipp…

Editorial: Why Apple’s Immersive Evolution Starts With Poop

People who watch technology closely — especially those optimistic about VR and AR — are scratching their heads this week trying to understand how Apple “undersold” those features so significantly. At the Apple September Keynote, there was no mention of VR at all despite the iPhone X being the first device from Apple to use…

Web-Based Development Platform Rodin Wants to Make VR/AR Creation Easy for all

For virtual reality (VR) to be truly successful it not only needs decent affordable hardware, there needs to be plenty of content for consumers to immerse themselves in. Whilst that is certainly happening, with more developers coming on board at a regular pace, there still needs to be a much greater influx. Web-based development platform Rodin…

Unite Austin Reveals What’s In Store

Unity is one of the most popular engines in use for creating virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) experiences. Unity Technologies will be celebrating the achievements of Unity creators at Unite Austin, where several AR-related events are lined up for attendees. The event is due to take place at the Austin Convention Centre in…

Horror Title Death Horizon Coming Soon to Gear VR

With Samsung Gear VR’s massive user base developers are continuing to support the platform with evermore immersive titles for users to play. Due for release on the mobile headset soon is a horror experience from Dream Dev Studio called Death Horizon. A zombie themed first-person shooter (FPS), Death Horizon takes places in the secret Horizon…

Ghostbusters Pinball Coming Soon To Gear VR

For pinball fans, the Ghostbusters pinball table is one of the most beloved ever produced. Now the table is getting a new lease of life with its videogame recreation coming to the Stern Pinball Arcade. The Stern Pinball Arcade features several classic pinball tables from Stern, SEGA and Data East, including AC/DC, Harley-Davidson and Star…

How Raindance Film Festival is Embracing VR and AR

Film festivals around the world have been slowly been accommodating the oncoming of virtual reality (VR). This is clear with Sundance Film Festival, Tribecca Film  Festival and even Cannes had a small section showcasing VR films and experiences. VRFocus spoke to Maria Rakusanova, VR and new Media Curator for Raindance Film Festival about how the…

Learn A New Language With MondlyVR, Now On Daydream

ATi Studio’s MondlyVR, a language-learning app with voice recognition, is now available on Google Daydream. Designed to help students speak their new language from day one, Mondly moves learners from books and flash cards to an immersive environment where they can speak and interact. MondlyVR promises to teach 30 languages, ranging from those more commonly…

Sneaky Bears Developer Nets €1.3M In Funding

Dublin-based independent developer WarDucks, who recently released virtual reality (VR) title Sneaky Bears, have announced the successful completion of a Seed Funding round led by Suir Valley Ventures. Sneaky Bears was initially released as a mobile VR title for Samsung Gear VR, but the developer recently released an expanded and updated version for PlayStation VR…

Justice League’s VR Teaser Is Surprisingly Solid

I know what you’re thinking; a VR tie-in to an upcoming blockbuster debuting on Google Cardboard? Best prepare for the worst. Well, surprisingly, Justice League’s VR teaser app, available now on both iOS and Android, isn’t terrible. As we learned a little earlier, this is a little taster of what’s to come in a bigger…

Become a Superhero: The Best Super-Human VR Experiences

Superheros and virtual reality (VR) seem to fit together perfectly. Unlike traditional videogames, VR allows players to actually feel the experience of becoming a superhero opposed to simply watching as the action unfolds. Developers have already taken note of this, with a huge selection of superhero action videogames already available in VR. Beginning back in…

Justice League VR Hits Rift, Vive And PSVR In December

Yet another chance to become Batman in VR arrives this December, and this time he’s bringing some friends with him. Earlier this year we reported that Warner Bros would be releasing a VR experience to tie-in to its superhero holiday blockbuster, Justice League. This month, we’ve finally learned more about the experience, including Warner Bros’s…

Felix & Paul Win Emmy for The People’s House: Inside the White House

Earlier this year 360-degree content creators Felix & Paul Studios unveiled The People’s House: Inside the White House with Barack and Michelle Obama, with the then president taking viewers on a tour of the historic house. In recognition of its work, the studio has recently been awarded an Emmy for Outstanding Original Interactive Program. Filmed over five days…

Life In 360°: Bringing A Castle To Life

When it comes to the laser light show things certainly have developed over the last decade, whereas once the term meant shining a beam of light into the air in order to paint the outline of a loosely associated shape – maybe including some form of animation if you were particularly lucky. Nowadays with the…