Life In 360°: When The Saints Go Marching Out

When it comes to sport we cover it a lot on VRFocus, thanks largely in part to our weekly roundup This Week In VR Sport which you can find on the site each and every Saturday at 3PM UK time. Besides that though we do feature sport an awful lot, that’s because when it comes…

Blade Runner VR Experience Announced For Lenovo Mirage & Google Daydream

Google WorldSense technology lets you freely explore 2023 Los Angeles. The Blade Runner VR content keeps coming and I don’t think anyone’s complaining. Owners of the recently released Blu-ray edition of Blade Runner 2049 were treated to a special trailer announcing Blade Runner: Revelations, an upcoming VR experience for the soon-to-be-released Lenovo Mirage Solo headset…

Immersive Entertainment Centre Area15 Opening in Las Vegas Mid-2019

Retail chains where you try virtual reality (VR) are becoming more and more common, so it seems only natural that something similar would open in the most glamorous city in the world, Las Vegas. We’ve seen them all across the United States, but this one, Area15, feels a bit different. Chain Store Age reports that Area15…

Get Horrific with Meitu’s new Insidious Inspired Filters

One of the most popular features and applications of augmented reality (AR) has been filters for apps such as Snapchat, Messenger and Instagram. Meitu is one of the more popular “beauty” apps that use AR technology, and now thanks to Insidious: The Last Key, things are getting spooky in your Meitu filters. The filters come…

Social VR’s Success Depends On Humans, Not Headsets

The early success of social VR apps like Rec Room and Altspace show us that social VR ventures need to focus on key drivers of human behavior as much as they focus on engineering and 3D UX design. Moreover, the rise and subsequent stagnation of Pokémon Go demonstrate the consequences of ignoring our innate desire to create and share with the communities…

The Perfect Sniper has Launched on Steam VR

Crime doesn’t pay. Unless you don’t get caught, in which case, it can pay handsomely, and as an enterprising youth with a need for cash in the wallet, crime seems like a sensible idea. In a world with corrupt politicians and police, crime is really the only option. In The Perfect Sniper, you’ll become the…

The VR Job Hub: Developers and Artists Needed for PlayStation VR

So you’re looking for a new career, huh? We can’t blame you, and if you’re looking to get your foot in the door of the virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) industry, then this is a great place to start. This week we’ve got a bunch of jobs available in Manchester and London in…

NUSHU Makes News Accessible to Children in Augmented Reality

Getting kids interested in learning can be difficult, but try to throw some current events at them and they melt down, and anyone who has ever grilled a five year old on why their dad voted for Brexit will attest to this. But now we might have a way to get the kids up to…

32 New VR Experiences Receive Funding, From Group Singing to an Immersive Circus

Virtual reality (VR) can be used for far more than videogames, and now the Arts and Humanities Research Council, along with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, have announced that they’ll be funding 32 brand new VR research projects. These will range from experiences looking to recreate the benefits of outdoor group singing, to…

What to Expect in Wireless for AR and VR in 2018

As an analyst, I have many areas of coverage when it comes to computing. In addition to covering AR and VR, I also spend a lot of my time covering wireless technologies. This report covers what to expect in 2018 and beyond when it comes to wireless technologies and how they might impact the AR/VR…

Sure Ventures Trades on London Stock Exchange, Raising Over £3 Million

Public trading is a big milestone for any company, and reputable investor in virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), FinTech and Internet of Things devices, Sure Ventures, is now trading on the London Stock Exchange. Now instead of private venture capital funds and Angel Investors dominating the investment space, retail investors and smaller investors can…

Check Out Blade Runner: Revelations in These New Screenshots

Fans of cyberpunk dystopian fiction and virtual reality (VR) are about to get a lot happier thanks to the upcoming Blade Runner: Revelations. We’ve got a bunch of crisp new screenshots for the anticipated VR videogame just below, so read on for more… The videogame is being developed exclusively for the Google Daydream by Seismic…

Jujubee Bringing VR To Historical Videogame KURSK

Recently on VRFocus we’ve featured a number of posts, particularly in our regular Life In 360 series where we’ve looked at the wonders that can be discovered underneath the ocean. And it is, obviously, an amazing place. Filled with life of all kinds, unseen mountains, unfathomable sights. Nature’s bounty and glory on display. But that…

Sprint Vector Closed Beta Giveaway

Sprint Vector is the latest game from Survios, the creators of Raw Data. In Sprint Vector you swing your arms at your side in a mad dash for the finish line as your characters race, jump, and fly across big, elaborate levels. You can race against both AI opponents and real players online. We’ve gone…

Sprint Vector Livestream: Come Watch Us Play The Closed Beta

Sprint Vector, the fast-paced, ludicrous, bombastic, and ridiculous racing game from Survios, is hitting Closed Beta this weekend. Join us here in our livestream soon for a hands-on look at the latest build as I swing my arms like a crazy person for your amusement. And I’ll probably sweat a lot too. Multiplayer times are…

AI, VR and AR are Transforming Business Organisation

Amid a wave of hype around emerging technologies, three specific trends are showing the potential to help businesses transform the way they operate, according to a series of research briefs published by CompTIA. To varying degrees, artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are becoming a more prominent technology in the…

BattleSky VR Launches onto Steam Early Access

BattleSky VR is a multiplayer virtual reality (VR) first-person shooter (FPS) promising to bring ‘Overwatch style’ gameplay to head-mounted displays (HMDs) as it launches today, according to developer Oh!WHATif Inc. BattleSky VR debuts as a Steam Early Access title for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows MR. In BattleSky VR, each player picks a Hero with vastly…

Review: Day of Destruction

Love them or hate them sci-fi B-movies have that special place in cinematic history where they’re remembered for how bad they are, poor acting, rubbish effects, dodgy sound and more. Yet they offer a form of entertainment that wears its heart on its sleeve, becoming cult classics that almost become better with age. The same…

Hatsune Miku VR Dances onto Steam VR in Early 2018

We bought into virtual reality (VR) for anime girls. All of us did, it’s a fact. Well maybe it was just me, but regardless, it can only be good news that Hatsune Miku is dancing her way onto Steam VR in the first half of this year. Hatsune Miku VR is, as Miku fans will have…

Epic Highlights Visually-Stunning VR Experiences In New Unreal Sizzle Reel

Who says VR games can’t look as good as AAA titles? Certainly not Unreal Engine 4 creator Epic Games, and it’s got a trailer to prove it. In celebration of the six month anniversary of the company’s Edge Program, created in partnership with Nvidia, Epic recently released this new trailer showcasing some of the projects…

VR Trends To Be Excited For In 2018

Despite the apparent burst of the virtual reality (VR) hype-bubble, we’ve learned a lot about the technology’s capabilities and limitations throughout the past couple years. We learned that hardcore PC players just aren’t jumping on the technology as much as people had hoped. Steam’s own statistics shows less than 0.3% of all users owning or…

New Nintendo Labo Is Not An Answer To VR Says Company

To the wider world, Nintendo’s new Labo initiative, consisting of cardboard printouts that you fold to make specialized controllers for Switch games, is a crazy idea. For those of us that have been folding up Cardboard VR headsets and sticking phones in them for the past three years, though, it’s a little more viable. Don’t…

Action Puzzler StarDrone VR Coming to European PlayStation VR Owners Next Week

For its first virtual reality (VR) project developer Beatshapers has decided to revitalise one of its older titles StarDrone,  originally a launch title for the PlayStation Move controller and PlayStation Vita. This week has seen StarDone VR arrive on PlayStation VR for North American customers with a European release now confirmed for next week. StarDrone VR has been designed…

Update Your Oculus DK1 and DK2 Demos, Win $10,000

There were dozens upon dozens of virtual reality (VR) experience and videogame demos available for Oculus Rift Dev Kit 1 and Dev Kit 2, and the fact is that many of them have been lost to time now. Indie developers, one-man teams and those simply tinkering about out of interest created so much content for…