Immersive Tech Startup Pixvana Completes $14m Series A Funding Round

Pixvana, the tech startup that specialises in cloud-based video content creation and distribution has announced the completion of a Series A funding round of $14 million USD. The round was led by Vulcan Capital with participation from new investors Raine Ventures, Microsoft Ventures, Cisco Investments and Hearst Ventures, and existing investor Madrona Venture Group.   The…

Bait! Arctic Open Introduces Multiplayer Fishing To Facebook Spaces

When Bait! from Resolution Games first launched on Gear VR it introduced several visually pleasing vistas at which players could cast their line for some recreational fishing. With a mixture of free-to-play design and some light microtransactions, it quickly soared on the platform and became one of the most-downloaded mobile VR experiences available. Now today…

Use a Bowling Ball to Create a VR Tsunami at this UK Art Exhibit

‘A Colossal Wave’ uses Newton’s theory of action and reaction to create a colossal wave. When it comes to pushing the boundaries of VR, there are very few developers more prolific than Marshmallow Laser Feast. Whether it be a visceral 360° experience that puts you in the shoes, or paws, of a forest-dwelling wild animal,…

Vegas: Alter Your Reality VR Art Collection Debuting at Miami Art Week

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) has announced a new marketing program, Vegas: Alter Your Reality (VAYR), which will debut at a modern and contemporary art event during Miami Art Week in December. VAYR is a creative interpretation of the Las Vegas experience, featuring personal narratives by five international artists:   Adhemas Batista, Brazil; Beeple, U.S.; FAFI, France; INSA, U.K.; and Signalnoise, Canada. From strolling the streets to…

Star Wars: Secrets Of The Empire From The VOID Adds London Location

The VOID just announced a third location for its top-of-the-line Star Wars VR installation. London now joins Orlando and Anaheim offering Star Wars: Secrets Of The Empire. The London location in the Shepherd’s Bush neighborhood at the Westfield shopping center opens starting Dec. 16, the same day the attraction opens in Disney Springs outside Walt…

Skyrim VR Outsells Switch Version In UK Charts

You probably knew The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim came to PlayStation VR (PSVR) last Friday; pretty much everyone with even a passing interest in VR was talking about it. But did you know the game also came to the Nintendo Switch? Yes, Bethesda actually released two new editions of its classic RPG last Friday, both…

Ubisoft and Triotech Working on Assassin’s Creed VR Experience

Ubisoft has previously revealed its work in virtual reality (VR) with the demonstration of its Rabbids Virtual Reality Ride, now the company has teamed up with interactive entertainment company Triotech to create a VR experience based on the Assassin’s Creed franchise. Assassin’s Creed is one of Ubisoft’s biggest and most popular franchises, with ten games…

Gunheart Gets New Campaign, Side-Missions In Huge Update

Even in its Early Access state, Drifter Entertainment’s Gunheart remains one of the more polished VR shooters out there, and this month it’s getting a heap of new content. Gunheart’s third major update just went live and it packs an entirely new campaign with nine missions. This is a full experience with its own story…

Curiscope’s Operation Apex Set for Release Next Week

A few months ago, Curiscope – the company behind The Virtuali-Tee – announced a new project in conjunction with Vive Studios, a virtual reality (VR) adventure called Operation Apex that takes viewers beneath the waves. Now the studio has revealed Operation Apex will launch for HTC Vive on 30th November. Expanding its first immersive piece, Great White Sharks, a 360-degree video…

Skyrim VR Is A PSVR System Seller In UK, Charts Suggest

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR, arguably PlayStation VR’s (PSVR’s) biggest release so far, finally arrived last Friday and we’ve rarely seen the VR fan base so excited. But, as happy as loyal PSVR owners must be, it looks like the game — and a big Black Friday promotion — has brought in a lot…

Sonaria Is Google’s Latest Charming VR Movie

Google’s Spotlight Series continues to produce some of the best 360 degree movies for viewing in your VR headset of choice, and its latest piece is no exception. Sonaria, as the piece is called, is now available to watch on PC-based VR headsets via Steam and Viveport. You can also watch it on smartphones using…

Zynga Brings AR Functionality to Mobile Racer CSR2

Mobile videogame developer Zynga has revealed that its popular racing title CSR Racing 2 (CSR2) has now been upgraded with an augmented reality (AR) mode using Apple’s ARKit and Unity, exclusively for iPhone and iPad running iOS 11. Players will now be able to get up close to the cars in their garage, being able to view…

Resident Evil VII biohazard Surpasses 300K VR Players

Capcom’s debut virtual reality (VR) videogame, Resident Evil VII biohazard, has in many ways set the standard for the medium. AAA production values, a lengthy campaign and easily accessible VR has lead to the videogame becoming a leading light on PlayStation VR, and the latest statistics suggest that this isn’t going to change any time…

Facebook Is Working To Bring VR To Its News Feed

Despite the company purchasing VR specialist Oculus all the way back in 2014, you still can’t access VR in your Facebook News Feed. But that may be changing soon. In a post shared on Friday, Oculus confirmed that it has started to test native React VR support for the News Feed on its social platform….

Resident Evil 7 Nabs Best VR Game At UK’s Golden Joysticks

With the year wrapping up, gaming awards season is upon us and, while we’re still waiting to see which VR game takes home the prize at the upcoming Game Awards, Capcom’s Resident Evil 7: Biohazard just scored a big win in the UK. The survival horror shooter, which released in January with optional PlayStation VR…

BeBop Sensors Unveil the Forte Data Glove for VR/AR Apps and Gaming

Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) companies are seeking to create evermore interactive and immersive ways for users engage with virtual environments, whether that’s through motion controllers like Oculus Rift, or gesture-based hand tracking systems like Leap Motion. Another possible means of interaction uses data gloves, with BeBop Sensors announcing its latest creation, the Forte Data…

Pixar’s VR Debut Takes You Into The Stunning World of ‘Coco’

Explore new worlds with friends in this jaw dropping Pixar VR experience. Disney Pixar’s first ever VR experience, Coco VR, isn’t just a game or VR experience with a story unfolding around you as the observer. Instead this visually stunning masterpiece of an adventure is one you can take with friends—an idea that Pixar sees as…

Print your Own HTC Vive Headstrap

Comfort is an important consideration is you plan to spend a lot of time immersed in virtual reality (VR). Some VR devices, including the HTC Vive, have suffered criticism for its offered level of comfort. SynergyWiz is offering a potential solution by offering a way to 3D print your own HTC Vive comfort headstrap. When…

CloudGate Studio Demonstrate Vive Body Tracking

The release of the Vive Trackers for the HTC Vive system to consumers opens up the possibility of full-body tracking in virtual reality (VR), thus fulfilling the dream of VR as depicted in popular fiction such as Ready Player One. One of the pioneers of this, CloudGate Studios, has been demonstrating how its tracking system…

Polyarc’s Post-E3 mission: Making Moss’s Cute VR Hero Feel Real

Polyarc‘s adorable virtual reality adventure Moss stars Quill, an intrepid mouse heroine who fits in the palm of your hand and wields a sword. She embarks on a journey within the pages of a book of fairy tales, and as the Reader, your role is to help her out. You guide her throughout her journey, enabling her…

Bethesda Investigating Adding Smooth Turning To Skyrim VR

he Great VR Locomotion Debate continues to rage on. This time the ire of virtual reality (VR) users has been turned upon Bethesda, with controversy regarding the movement systems. The development team have begun to address this in a post on the Bethesda forums in regarding The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR. Though movement systems…

The VR Job Hub: It’s a UK Focused Selection of Vacancies

It’s Sunday and if you’re perusing VRFocus’ latest selection of jobs in the virtual reality (VR) industry then it’s likely that you’re not looking forward to Monday. Never fret though, if you’ve got the skills, knowhow and tenacity to succeed then you’ll be wanting to send your CV to these companies right away. View the…

Further Details On Limina VR Public Arts Festival

Previously it was reported that an upcoming virtual reality (VR) festival, organised by sometime VRFocus contributor Catherine Allen, was seeking contributions. Further details have now been revealed on what the event will entail. The Limina VR Weekender will be a weekend of sessions covering a variety of VR subjects and content, designed to broaden the…