Secret Location Set To Release Two New Products For VUSR Platform This Summer

Leading virtual reality (VR) content creator and distributor for emerging platforms, Secret Location, have announced that they are launching two game changing products this coming summer which will take advance of location-based experiences (LBE). These products will expand Secret Location’s VUSR publishing platform and will be built to further support the growing LBE industry. The…

McLaren Announce VR Partnership with HTC

It has been a rough couple of years for the McLaren Formula 1 racing team, but that hasn’t stopped them from embracing new technology and finding new ways of connecting with its dedicated fanbase. The latest involves a multi-year partnership with HTC for virtual reality (VR) content, technology and esports. McLaren have long been considered…

Massive Vive Focus System Update Adds Phone Calls & ‘Surroundings Mode’

A host of game-changing features could put HTC’s 6DoF headset at the top of the stand-alone food chain. Despite the fact it won’t be hitting consumers stateside until later this year, HTC’s answer to standalone VR, the Vive Focus, is already receiving a generous amount of updates and fixes for its strictly Chinese audience. Revealed…

Creed: Rise To Glory Is Coming To PlayStation VR

Developer Survios has revealed that it’s upcoming virtual reality (VR) boxing title Creed: Rise to Glory will be coming to the PlayStation VR platform. The title will allow players the chance to enter the ring and experience the cinematic drama of training with the legendary Rocky Balboa in this immersive sporting title and, for PlayStation…

Display Week 2018: New Samsung, JDI and LG Panels For VR Compared

Google worked with LG to develop a display panel providing an astonishing 18.1 megapixels of detail per eye in a VR headset. While Facebook wasn’t ready to show its Half Dome varifocal prototype in-person, the new panel from LG as well as similar ones from Japan Display Inc. and Samsung were shown during Display Week…

Figment Products Announced Next Generation Virtual Reality Experience

Figment Productions have announced that following several years of developing virtual reality (VR) content for use in the leisure industry, what it considers to be the ultimate, next generation, immersive experience, codenamed Project Helix. The company, which is based just outside London along with an office in Orlando, Florida, have worked on some world famous…

NCTech Launches The iSTAR Pulsar Virtual Data Capture System

Data is big business. If you’re not sure how big, just aswk yourself how many emails you’ve had relating to GDPR in the run-up to that regulation coming in. Understanding how to utilise virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) is also big business, but in another way. Since there is still much to explore…

vTime’s Partnership With Jaunt, DTS and 2018 Plans

vTime is a free virtual reality (VR) social network that can be enjoyed on various different HMD’s. Create an avatar and enjoy social VR with others in various different environments from 360 film to virtual spaces such as a bar. VRFocus spoke to Julian Price the Chief Marketing Officer at vTime about their new partnerships…

Vive Focus System Update 2.0 Features Detailed Following HTC U12+ Reveal

Following the announcement of the HTC U12+, the new flagship smartphone handset from HTC with virtual reality (VR) integration and Vive Focus compatibility, new details on the Vive Focus System Update 2.0 have been released. This update allows for seamless integration between mobile and immersive device offering users an easier, more immersive VR experience. The…

Does VR Have the Potential to Improve Athletic Performance?

In elite sports any training advantage means the difference between winning and losing, between getting gold rather than silver, and between being great rather than average. That is why athletes are always open to trying out new techniques that will give them an edge over their competition. One of the latest trends dominating sport is…

Liebherr Bring Virtual Reality To Their Crane Planning Software

The Liebherr Group, one of the largest equipment manufacturers based in Switzerland, has released an update to their lift Crane Planner software which now allows users wearing a virtual reality (VR) headset to virtually walk around the application. Released as part of the Crane Planner 2.0 release, the new VR mode offers more opportunists then…

VR Comedy ‘Door No. 1’ Available Now On Hulu

Smoke weed with Snoop Dogg or chase after the girl of your dreams in this outrageous 360 experience centered around a high school reunion. Brought to us by writer/director Nora Kirkpatrick (The Office, Greeks) and produced by AOL VR production company RYOT, Door No. 1 is a comedic, multi-narrative VR experience loaded with various branching…

GT Sport Discounted to £10.85/$13.99

Polyphony Digital’s Gran Turismo is one of the most popular racing videogame franchises of all time, and the PlayStation 4 edition of the series, GT Sport, proved to be no different. Now however, 19 months after its debut, the videogame is available to purchase for some fantastically reduced prices, including one retailer offering more than…

Learn to Garden Wasteland Style in Fruit for the Village

This week Eerie Bear Games has launched its next virtual reality (VR) via Steam for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, Fruit for the Village. A survival style experience where you have to grow plants in order to keep feeding hungry villagers, VRFocus has recorded one of its awesome gameplay videos to let you see this gardening…

Hands-On: Vacation Simulator For PSVR Retains Owlchemy’s Signature Charm

Vacation Simulator from Owlchemy Labs may look a lot like Job Simulator, but it packs a whole lot more than the studio’s first VR game. Designed as a direct successor to the comedic menial labor simulation experience, Vacation Simulator puts players in a wide range of stereotypical “relaxing” situations. At a recent pre-E3 preview event…

Review: Red Matter

Having previewed Red Matter last week, VRFocus instantly liked Vertical Robot’s virtual reality (VR) follow-up to Daedalus. Continuing with the puzzle genre, Red Matter takes you on a sci-fi adventure that features an engrossing story, moments that terrify and just enough complexity to get you stuck – just not for too long. As you should…

Why Media Molecule’s Dreams Could Be PSVR’s Most Important Game

I’ve been following Media Molecule’s Dreams with cautious optimism for three years now, not because I doubt the LittleBigPlanet developers’ ability to make a robust, accessible creation platform, but because I was worried the team wouldn’t realize the full potential of the app on PSVR. Creative platforms like Tilt Brush, Medium and Tvori make for…

Wanted Killer VR Shoots On To Steam Early Access

Playsnak has launched its second virtual reality (VR) title on Steam, coming back with a vengeance. Wanted Killer VR, announced last month, is now available as an Early Access title, compatible with the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows Mixed Reality head-mounted displays (HMDs). From Berlin-based developer Playsnak, Wanted Killer VR throws the player into…

Facebook Explains Why It Engineered The Half Dome Varifocal VR Headset

At Display Week in Los Angeles Facebook revealed why its researchers and engineers built a varifocal VR headset. Over the last few years researchers at Facebook’s Reality Labs (formerly known as Oculus Research) developed a series of prototypes designed to solve a fundamental problem facing current VR headset design. The event opened Tuesday with a keynote…

‘Red Matter’ Review – Adventure, Intrigue & a Retrofuture Cold War in Space

Red Matter is a first-person puzzle adventure set in a strange and mysterious alternate universe, which takes old Cold War rivalries and teases them out to an interesting logical conclusion: space bases, astronaut espionage and a healthy dose of intrigue as you, a member of the Atlantic Union, infiltrate the off-planet test facility of the Soviet-sounding…

Zone of The Enders 2’s VR Support Is As Confusing As It Is Thrilling

VR has a welcome habit of resurrecting the most unexpected of franchises. Gungrave is ending its 16-year hiatus later in 2018, for example, and even Double Fine’s dormant Psychonauts series found a new home inside PSVR. Perhaps even more surprising than these two, though, is the return of the Konami’s Zone of the Enders: The…

What to Expect at E3 2018: HTC Vive

The biggest question surrounding HTC Vive’s hardware plans right now is the western release of the Vive Focus. The standalone mobile virtual reality (VR) platform has been reportedly performing well in China, and the access to development kits for studios in western territories has been available for some time. A North American and European launch…

Hulu’s VR Comedy ‘Door No. 1’ Launches Today, Catch the Trailer Here

Hulu’s new VR comedy Door No. 1 launches today on the Hulu VR app. Written and directed by Nora Kirkpatrick (The Office, Greeks) and produced by AOL’s immersive film studio RYOT, the single-episode VR comedy will be available on Oculus Go, Samsung Gear VR, PSVR, Google Daydream and Oculus Rift. Presented in 360 degrees, Door No. 1 strings…

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Skips E3 2018

First announced at the PlayStation Experience event way back in December 2015, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown has become one of the most highly anticipated virtual reality (VR) compatible titles coming from a AAA publisher. The PlayStation VR exclusive gameplay mode was expected to be part of Bandai Namco Games’ Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) showcase…

Rip and Tear in DOOM VFR Gameplay Footage

Its been out for a while, but still remains glorious fun. DOOM VFR was released in January 2018 on HTC Vive and PlayStation VR, to almost universal acclaim for critics. The title was another virtual reality (VR) success for Bethesda, alongside The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR and Fallout 4 VR. So here’s a reminder…

This ‘Sensory Reality Pod’ Will Make You Feel VR

Sensiks offers a glimpse of the direction multisensory-based VR could be heading. It’s no secret current VR technology faces many obstacles. One of the most glaring of which is delivering visceral, skin-deep sensations to its users. Amsterdam-based startup Sensiks is looking to solve this problem with “sensory reality pods,” or SR, as its CEO calls…