Training AI & Robots in VR with NVIDIA’s Project Holodeck

At SIGGRAPH 2017, NVIDIA was showing off their Isaac Robot that had been trained to play dominos within a virtual world environment of NVIDIA’s Project Holodeck. They’re using Unreal Engine to simulate interactions with people in VR to train a robot how to play dominos. They can use a unified code base of AI algorithms…

Admire Nature With The Grand Canyon VR Experience Trailer

The Grand Canyon is generally acknowledged as being one of the most impressive natural wonders of the world, but few people will ever get the chance to appreciate it for themselves. Unless you have an Oculus Rift, of course. It’s no secret that modern life can be deeply stressful for some people, so having a…

Ready At Dawn Wins Two DICE Awards For VR Titles

Lone Echo and Echo Arena were the developers first virtual reality (VR) titles released and now they have landed the company with award success. Both Lone Echo and Echo Arena developed by Ready At Dawn, won the awards for Immersive Reality Technical Achievement and Immersive Reality Game of the Year. These two awards honour the hard…

Small Startups Should Embrace Virtual Reality

Startups have had a good run over the last half a decade. With platforms like Kickstarter helping innovators and solopreneurs get their ideas off the ground, to global communities that support the rapidly growing startup world. One of the key aspect of making sure your startup is growing at a steady pace, is embracing all…

Some Scenic and not so Scenic Screenshots of Island 359

A few days ago VRFocus reported on CloudGate Studio announcing that its Jurassic Park inspired virtual reality (VR) title Island 359 would be leaving Early Access after almost two years. With the launch only a couple of days away, VRFocus has a few more screenshots to whet your appetite for the dino hunting experience. If you’ve not heard of Island 359 before then what…

Meet Meep, Mindshow’s Latest Character

Mindshow lets users make animated movies in virtual reality (VR) by using their voice, body and some creative thinking. The latest addition to the show is Meep, an alien who even brought along their flying saucer. Thanks to the technology available from VR programs like Mindshow are able to transform motion and tracking data to…

The Biggest Rift, Vive And Windows Releases Of The Week 02/18/18

A pretty good selection of content for Rift owners this week! Though it’s a little sparse elsewhere for other headsets. If you missed last week’s releases they’re here. And don’t forget that UploadVR has a Steam community group, complete with a curated list of recommendations so that you don’t have to waste any money finding out what’s good in the…

Superdata Report Predicts Rise of AR and MR

A new report released by research company Superdata suggests that revenue from augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) will more than double over this year, though videogames will continue to earn the majority of software revenue. According to the report, titled ‘Nowhere to Go But Up: The Future of XR’, 2017 marked the first…

The Biggest PSVR Releases Of The Week 02/18/18

One big release saves the day this week; there’s only two releases all-told but Apex Construct is the one many of us have been waiting for. If you missed last week’s releases they’re here. UploadVR also launched the ‘UploadVR PSVR Community’ on PlayStation 4! Join up, find other gamers to play with, and engage in discussions with…

Moss Livestream: Watch The Beginning Of Quill’s Adventure

The moment is finally almost upon us: Moss from Polyarc is set to release exclusively on PSVR next week. We’ve already got access to the game and in preparation for the impending launch, we’ve been given the green light to stream the first half hour or so of the game up until a certain point….

Third Generation Legendary Pokémon are Returning to Pokémon Go

The Pokémon Company and developer Niantic Labs have announced a Legendary Week for Pokémon Go. The Legendary Week will see the return of third generation Pokémon Groudon and Kyogre alongside the Rayquaza for the period of one week. All three of these Pokémon will be appearing in Raid Battles around the world, creating an excellent chance to catch all…

Third Generation Legendary Pokémon are Returning to Pokémon Go

The Pokémon Company and developer Niantic Labs have announced a Legendary Week for Pokémon Go. The Legendary Week will see the return of third generation Pokémon Groudon and Kyogre alongside the Rayquaza for the period of one week. All three of these Pokémon will be appearing in Raid Battles around the world, creating an excellent chance to catch all…

Here’s How You Make Music In VR

You can now see what it is like to make music in VR. The devleoper behind VR music app Exa recently integrated with the MixCast toolset for recording mixed reality videos. The tools make it much easier for people to record VR software perfectly synced up to footage from a camera showing what a person…

Review: Summer Funland

Mini-game compilations can be a great way of combining multiple gameplay genres into one neat little package. Titles like Sports Bar VR and Loco Dojo showcase some of the best ways to bring together common, well known past times or slightly more weird and wonderful ideas respectively. The latest title to enter this arena is…

Who you Gonna Call? AR Game Ghostbusters World in 2018

With Google officially confirming the launch of ARCore 1.0. today, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Ghost Corps in collaboration with mobile game publisher 4:33 Creative Lab have announced Ghostbusters World, a new augmented reality (AR) videogame coming to iOS and Android in 2018. The developers haven’t released many details at present simply saying in a press…

Google Confirms ARCore 1.0. Launch at Mobile World Congress

Only a few short hours ago VRFocus reported on a report that Google would be revealing more details as well as launching its augmented reality (AR) software ARCore at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018. Well those details have now been confirmed in a new blog posting today. The tech giant has confirmed that ARCore 1.0….

Cloud VR & 5G: More Work Still Required

There has been a lot of talks and great articles in the past on web augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). From a content and user experience point of view, it makes great sense to have VR content web based in the Cloud instead of downloading on a PC, especially as standalone VR headsets…

Google Plans To Make Major AR Push

Apple’s ARKit has been a major success, seeing a whole host of apps and videogames created since it launch. Not surprisingly, Google have been keen to keep pace with Apple in this area, as seen by the announcement of ARCore in August last year. Now reports indicate that ARCore is almost ready for launch. An…

Google Announces ARCore 1.0 Update and New AR Experiences

ARCore 1.0 makes AR development faster and easier; launching soon on more devices. Google’s ARCore is getting an update that brings improved environmental understanding and lets developers now publish AR apps to the Play Store. Launching at Mobile World Congress next week, ARCore 1.0 is out of preview and comes with a ton of new…

Oculus To Attend GDC, Jason Rubin Discusses The Future For The Company

The Game Development Conference (GDC), is set to take place in San Francisco next month and attending the show will be Oculus who will bring with them plenty of exciting projects. Talking to the GDC website in a preshow interview, Jason Rubin, Oculus’s Vice President of Content, spoke about what attendees can expect from the…

Oculus To Attend GDC, Jason Rubin Discusses The Future For The Company

The Game Development Conference (GDC), is set to take place in San Francisco next month and attending the show will be Oculus who will bring with them plenty of exciting projects. Talking to the GDC website in a preshow interview, Jason Rubin, Oculus’s Vice President of Content, spoke about what attendees can expect from the…

Throw Anything Is A Different Kind Of Zombie VR Game

We know, we know, yet another zombie VR game. But Throw Anything isn’t your typical undead-slaying experience. In this new title launching in Early Access next week from Visual Light, players must indeed defend themselves from hordes of shuffling zombies. But, instead of arming yourself with machine guns and grenade launchers, Throw Anything asks you…

MLB ‘Home Run Derby VR’ Game to Land on PSVR and Vive This Spring

Major League Baseball’s Home Run Derby VR will let you step into the box and swing for the bleachers. The game, first trialed at All-Star FanFest back in June, is now heading to a total of 10 ballparks for the 2018 season, and also to consumers on PSVR and Vive this spring. According to a Forbes report, a…