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…

Skullfish Studios Release AR Title Lila’s Tale: Stealth

If you’ve been following all of VRFocus’ ARKit announcements then there’s probably a few augmented reality (AR) titles you’ve ben keen to get your hands on. New experience announced today have included Climax Studios’ ARise and The Virtual Reality Company’s Follow Me Dragon. As you may expect there’s plenty more to come, the latest being Skullfish Studios’ Lila’s…

YouTuber Brings VR To Commodore 64

The VR64 retro virtual reality headset is as cool as it is totally unnecessary. Remember the Commodore 64 home computer? No? That makes sense. After all, the revolutionary device was released all the way back in 1982, a year some of you younger folks probably consider the stone age. However for many veteran gamers the…

HTC Halt Sales of Shares as Rumours of Google Takeover Grow

Taiwanese tech company HTC has been struggling over the past year or so, with its core smartphone business failing to keep it profitable while its virtual reality (VR) division shows the most promise. Today HTC has announced it’ll be halting sales of it shares tomorrow, looking like a precursor to a takeover bid which is…

Pimax 8K Headset Smashes Past Funding Goal in Under 2 Hours

Current virtual reality (VR) headsets like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive certainly do a good job when it comes to immersing users in virtual worlds, but they are still first generation consumer headsets that can be improved upon. Yesterday, Pimax launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund its 8K resolution headset – and its little 5K…

The Virtual Reality Company Unveils AR app Follow Me Dragon

With the roll out of iOS 11 yesterday developers are beginning to release their augmented reality (AR) apps for Apple’s mobile devices. Today has already seen Climax Studios ARise launch and now The Virtual Reality Company has delved into the AR field with Follow Me Dragon. The experience features adorable dragons who dance, jump, pose for pictures,…

USA Today Launches ‘The Wall’ Featuring VR experiences of Life Along the US-Mexico Border

USA Today has created plenty of immersive 360-degree experiences, ranging from news show VRtually There to informative documentaries like USS Eisenhower VR. Today the broadcaster has released a new project that’s at the forefront of US politics, examining President Trump’s signature campaign promise to build a wall along the border with Mexico. Called The Wall: Unknown Stories, Unintended…

The University of London and Coursera Launch Five VR Courses

Initiatives like VR First have been promoting the expansion of virtual reality (VR) among universities for a while now, aiming to nurture the next generation of developers and creatives. Today, the University of London along with online education specialist Coursera have announced a series of courses called The Virtual Reality Specialisation. Developed by Dr Sylvia Pan and Dr…

Albino Lullaby Rebranded as Alice’s Lullaby, Episode 2 Coming March 2018

It’s been almost two years since Ape Law released its psychological horror Albino Lullaby on Steam, bringing the title to HTC Vive for the launch of the headset. Today the studio has announced a slight re-brand of the videogame, now going by the title of Alice’s Lullaby. Designed as an episodic experience, the second episode now has a confirmed launch…

How VR Can Help Solve Dementia

How VR is helping us spot, research, treat, and raise awareness for dementia. Anyone who has suffered from dementia, or knows someone who has, knows that is a cruel, tough syndrome to battle. 5.5 million people in the United States alone suffer from dementia, which is marked by chronic degeneration of cognitive functions such as…

Pimax Seeks Crowdfunding for 8K VR Headset

Virtual reality (VR) hardware company first came to the attention of the VR community with the release of its 4K headset last year. Since then, the company has been improving the technology and is now seeking funding to continue its work with the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for the Pimax 8K. The Pimax 8K…

Microsoft and Google Both Holding Launch Events in October

The festive season is almost here and as you may expect major companies are preparing for the busiest consumer spending period of the year. Two of the biggest tech firms looking to attract customers are Microsoft and Google, both of which will be holding special events within a day of each other. Microsoft has announced…

Kickstarter Campaign Nemesis VR Takes its Inspiration From Arcade Classics Like Asteroids

Looking to bring some of the classic arcade action to virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays (HMDs), British developer Fungun Ltd has launched a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for its frantic shooter, Nemesis VR. Player take control of a tiny space fighter with time-warping abilities, having to destroy waves of massive asteroids, squadrons of alien ships and much larger specialised tactical…

Microsoft Schedules VR Event For Early October

It looks like we’ll be finding out a lot more about Microsoft’s plans for VR and more in a few weeks’ time. The company this week announced that it will be holding a ‘Mixed Reality event’ on October 3rd. Mixed reality is Microsoft’s broad term encompassing everything from its HoloLens augmented reality device to the…

Three LegoLand Parks are Adding VR to Their Roller Coasters

Today, Merlin Entertainments Group has announced that three of its LegoLand resorts will be transforming some of their roller coasters, adding virtual reality (VR) technology to create an experience called The Great LEGO Race. Developed by Merlin Magic Making, the company’s global creative and delivery division, the VR experience will transform three existing “Project X” roller coasters, putting…

Zone of the Enders and Neko Atsume Coming to PlayStation VR in 2018

Earlier today Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia (SIEJA) held it usual PlayStation press conference ahead of the Tokyo Game Show 2017. The company didn’t disappoint when it came to PlayStation VR announcements, revealing two brand new videogames, Konami’s Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner and Hit-Point’s Neko Atsume VR, whilst Gungrave VR got it’s first trailer. Zone of the Enders:…

Sennheiser and Sphericam Join Forces To Produce New VR Camera

Sennheiser are one of the most well-known and popular producers of headphones and audio equipment in the world. The company have recently announced a partnership with 360-degree camera manufacturers Sphericam to create a new high-end virtual reality (VR) video and audio capture system. Sphericam and Sennheiser have been working together from some months to produce…

Immersion Chess VR Updates Brings Cross-Platform Gameplay to VR and Desktop

Virtual reality (VR) studio Immersion released its latest videogame Immersion Chess VR back in May, allowing gamers to play the classic board game in VR. Now the developer has released a new update bringing cross-platform compatibility to the title. Whether you’re playing Immersion Chess VR on HTC Vive, Oculus Rift or on desktop, you’ll now be able to…

Bethesda Will Be Offering VR Demos at VRDC

VRDC, the Virtual Reality Developers Conference will be happening soon in San Francisco. HTC Vive have their partner Pavilion ready for several demonstration of upcoming virtual reality (VR) titles, including several from Bethesda/id Software. VRDC will be one of the few places where a demo of Fallout 4 VR and DOOM VFR will be available…

Special Forces VR Reveals Steam Release Date

Upcoming tactical virtual reality (VR) shooter Special Forces VR has had the date of its release on Steam for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift confirmed. News on a date for the expected PlayStation VR release is still awaited. Developer VR Visio previously said that a closed beta for Special Forces VR would be taking place…

Signing Investment Deals In VR Is A Thing Now

I’m weary of calling anything we see with VR a “first-ever” as the technology has been around for decades and people often pop up to point out things have happened in the past that might technically be the “first-ever.”  Nevertheless, many people would likely be interested to know Germany-based Arthur Technologies just closed its funding…

Re: Zero -Life in Another World in VR Comes To PlayStation VR and Steam

Popular Japanese light novel series Re:Zero – Starting Life in Another World was originally published in 2012, since being adapted into an Anime series, Manga and internet radio show before heading to consoles and smartphones. Now fans of the series will be able to virtually cuddle up to their favourite Re:Zero girl in virtual reality….

Uncover the Hidden World of Echo Grotto on HTC Vive This Week

A couple of weeks ago VRFocus reported on New Zealand-based indie videogame developer Gaugepunk Games announcing its second virtual reality (VR) title – the first was Frontier VR – a VR caving experience called Echo Grotto. Now the studio has confirmed the Steam release date for HTC Vive, Wednesday 20th September. Echo Grotto is a casual exploration experience that uses a cel-shaded…

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…

Evocat Games Announce Nemesis Perspective Sequel Nemesis Realms

Last December Evocat Games released its unique PvP combat title Nemesis Perspective for HTC Vive, where the virtual reality (VR) player controls a boss character while the hero is controlled by a second player on a monitor. In August the team brought the title to Oculus Rift and this month they’ve announced work on its sequel, Nemesis Realms….

VAQSO VR Scent Technology To Be Showcased in Square Enix Title

One of the major advantages of virtual reality (VR) experiences as opposed to other mediums is its ability to completely transport the user to another world. Tokyo-based start-up company VAQSO are hoping to deepen that immersion with the use of scent technology, which is due to be showcased at the Tokyo Game Show. VAQSO will…