Henry Will Get Video Upgrade For Oculus Go

The award-winning virtual reality (VR) tale of a cute hedgehog called Henry premiered back in 2015 for the Oculus Rift, featuring the vocal talents of actor Elijah Wood. Though short, the film gained a fair amount of praise. Now it has been revealed that a re-release of the film is planned for Oculus Go and…

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…

Protect and Serve as Traffic Cop VR Announces Release Date

It’s the 1950s, the era of Grease and American Graffiti, where hot rodders rule the roads. To keep them under control and preserve the safety of the roads stands a single traffic cop, played by you in Traffic Cop VR. As you would expect, Traffic Cop VR puts you in the role of a member…

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…

HTC Announces Strategic Partnerships With MLB & McLaren Formula One Team

At the Vive Ecosystem Conference (VEC) in Shenzhen today, HTC announced new VR initiatives in partnership with Major League Baseball (MLB) and McLaren Racing, the Formula One racing team. Looking to take advantage of the growing baseball trend in China, HTC is partnering with the American baseball league to bring two MLB fan engagement initiatives to…

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…

Lessons The VR Industry Needs To Learn

In comparison to other entertainment industries such as TV and Film, the virtual reality (VR) industry is still a toddler, bumping into things, falling over and getting this wrong fairly often. That’s ok, that’s all part of the learning process. The important thing is that these lessons are learned, understood and acted upon, including those…

Here’s a Look Inside Both Samsung & JDI’s High Pixel Density VR Panels

SID Display Week played host to a number of big names in display technology showing off their respective high pixel density VR panels. UploadVR’s Ian Hamilton was on the scene, and managed to get a pretty good capture of both Samsung’s and JDI’s panels with his iPhone 8 camera. Samsung showed off their 2.43-inch, 3,840 × 2,160…

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…

HTC & Seagate to Produce External Battery+Data Storage Solution for Vive Focus

HTC and Seagate have partnered to produce an external power & data storage accessory for Vive Focus, ideal for people using the headset for local media consumption. Dubbed the Seagate ‘VR Power Drive’, the external battery+storage device is said to be “optimized to plug and play with the Vive Focus,” and will bring users “thousands…

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…

Life In 360°: Home On The Range

As I always say with Life In 360°, people are more than welcome to submit items to me that we can perhaps turn to at a later date. As it happens that’s exactly what happened with today’s example of 360 degree videos – which seems to have some fans in the 360 video community.  The submission…

Vive Focus Can Now Stream PC VR Games from Steam, Viveport

Today at the Vive Ecosystem Conference 2018 in China, HTC announced that the Vive Focus standalone headset will be able to wirelessly stream PC VR content from both Steam and Viveport over a 5GHz WiFi connection. HTC says the Focus’ new streaming functionality comes thanks to an “optimized version” of the Riftcat VRidge software, an…

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…