IMAX Opens its First European VR Experience Centre in Manchester

IMAX has launched four pilot IMAX virtual reality (VR) experience centres in Los Angeles, New York City, Toronto and Shanghai. Today the company has announced the latest – and the first in Europe – partnering with ODEON Cinemas Group opening a new centre at the intu Trafford Centre in Manchester, UK. Providing location-based, state-of-the-art VR experiences,…

EDM DJ Developing VRhythm Headset Geared Towards Music Fans

There are plenty of virtual reality (VR) headsets on the market designed to cover various price points and needs of consumers, from mobile devices like Merge VR or Samsung Gear VR, to high-end units like Oculus Rift on PC. DJ Enrique Cadena Marin has revealed work on a new head-mounted display (HMD) which the musician claims…

Coatsink Releases A Night Sky: Night of the Emperors Update

Augmented Empire developer Coatsink Software released its relaxing, star gazing experience A Night Sky back in March, and since then has released five additional content packs for players to purchase. Today, the studio has announced its sixth and final update to the videogame, Night of the Emperors. Due to the time of year A Night Sky: Night of the…

Sega Confirm AR Feature for Dx2 Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation

It seems to becoming commonplace that new entertainment releases – whether that’s a film or videogame – will have some sort of immersive tie-in, either a virtual reality (AR) experience or additional augmented reality (AR) features bolted on in some fashion. The latest comes from Sega, with the company announcing that Dx2 Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation will…

Black Eyed Peas AR Comic Masters of the Sun Gets Release Date

Hip-hop group Black Eyed Peas have been working on its comic book debut Masters of the Sun: The Zombie Chronicles for almost a year, working alongside Marvel artists. The graphic novel is almost ready for release as an Augmented Reality (AR) experience. The comic was written to reflect a blend of hip-hop culture, along with…

This Jumanji VR Experience Also Works on Facebook

“A game for those who seek to find a way to leave their world behind”…literally. Back in October, Sony announced Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the long-awaited sequel to the 1995 Robin Williams classic—only this time staring Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan. Along with the new movie, Sony has developed a VR scavenger hunt…

Facebook’s Social VR Platform ‘Spaces’ Debuts First Mini-Game

This is the first in a series of “casual” social games you can play with virtual friends. Since its official announcement back in April, Facebook Spaces has had a rocky journey. The still-in-beta social VR platform has delighted us with the ability to join friends to watch 360° videos, capture silly Avatar selfies, draw or…

Pinball FX2 VR Makes its Debut on Windows Mixed Reality

Microsoft launched its series of Windows Mixed Reality (MR) headsets in partnership with Lenovo, HP, Dell and Acer last month with the Samsung Odyssey arriving in November. After the first spate of launch titles other videogames have slowly begun appearing, the latest being Pinball FX2 VR by Zen Studios.  Pinball FX2 VR has appeared on numerous head-mounted displays…

AR/VR Startup Vrvana Acquired by Apple in $30m Deal

Way back in 2014 virtual reality (VR) startup Vrvana launched a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for a headset called Totem. Cancelled in the final week, Vrvana didn’t disappear, instead it has been quietly working away on a mixed reality (MR) device of the same name. The company has now been thrust into the spotlight again after…

Arizona Sunshine DLZ Update Dated for PlayStation VR

Earlier this year Vertigo Games and Jaywalkers Interactive launched their popular virtual reality (VR) shooter Arizona Sunshine on PlayStation VR. This was due to be followed a few months later with an update, adding further content and improvements. That never happened, with the studios issuing a statement at the beginning of November detailing why this didn’t occur….

AxonVR Rebrands as HaptX and announces Haptic Gloves

AxonVR have previously been involved in virtual reality (VR) technology with its patents for wearable haptic technology for interfacing with VR. The copmany has now rebranded and announced a new line of haptic gloves. AxonVR have officially rebranded at HaptX, and has announced its first product, the HaptX Gloves, haptic wearable devices that allow VR…

Tencent’s QQ-AR Technology Helps Justice League Achieve $60m at Chinese Box Office

DC Comics and Warner Bros. have recently released Justice League in cinemas. While the film has received a mixed response from critics the film itself hasn’t done too bad at the box office, especially overseas. Chinese internet conglomerate Tencent Holdings Limited, has announced that due to the film partnering with its QQ-AR technology, this has seen the release achieve box office sales over RMB…

Modigliani VR Comes to Tate Modern

In an effort to promote virtual reality (VR) to as wide a field as possible, HTC Vive announced back in June that its was collaborating with Tate Modern in London, UK, on an exhibition celebrating the work of artist Modigliani. The Tate has now launched its highly anticipated Modigliani exhibition ahead of the official public opening tomorrow….

Starbreeze ‘Dedicated’ to VR Game Development

In a recent livestream discussing Starbreeze AB’s Q2 report, 1st January – 30th September 2017, CEO Bo Andersson Klint and CFO Sebastian Ahlskog discussed the recent virtual reality (VR) partnerships the company had entered into and the future of Starbreeze’s involvement in the medium. Klint assured investors that despite a push for new hardware, Starbreeze…

Mozilla Announced Plans for Web-Based Social VR

Earlier this year Mozilla, creators of the Firefox web browser, announced its plans to make mixed reality (MR) more accessible by using WebVR to bring MR to a wider audience. The company are now planning on expanding this concept by bringing enabling social MR in a web browser. Bringing a social aspect into virtual reality…

Volkswagen Introduce Digital Reality Hub

One of the major advantages of virtual reality (VR) for business and enterprise use is how it enhances the collaborative process by allowing colleagues to work together despite being physically far distant. Car manufacturer Volkswagen are exploring this with the use of its new Digital Reality Hub. Volkswagen have created a working group called the…

Life in 360°: For The Birds

Wednesday is here and so it is time for our mid-week dip into everything going on that’s to do with 360 degree video. For today’s video we’re going back just under a month and we’re also heading back into the theme of animals and nature. Although probably not in the way you might be expecting….

Explore the International Space Station as Mission:ISS Lands on Gear VR

There are plenty of virtual reality (VR) experiences available for those who enjoy heading out into the stars, some more realistic than others. In March developer Magnopus launched true-to-life simulation Mission:ISS for Oculus Rift, made in collaboration with NASA. Now Samsung Gear VR users get to try the experience for themselves, completely free for the mobile headset….

Virtual Headstones Could Solve Hong Kong’s Crowded Cemeteries

The densely populated city looks to VR & AR to honor the dead while saving time, money and precious space. Hong Kong was home to over 7.34 million residents in 2016, with that number expected to rise greatly by the end of this year. As a result, the city has been diced up into residential…

Cineplax and IMAX VR Centre Now Open

Earlier this year, Cineplex and IMAX announced a partnership to bring a virtual reality (VR) centre to Toronto, Canada. The centre at Scotiabank Theatre has now been unveiled, and will offer location-based VR experiences to visitors. The Scotiabank Centre will offer a combination of movie-based VR tie-in content and VR videogames in an immersive, multi-dimensional…

Review: Final Fantasy XV: Monster of the Deep

A surprising number of people became somewhat addicted to the fishing mini-game when playing through Final Fantasy XV. Developer Square Enix seems to have aimed this title squarely at that crowd, throwing in a generous helping of fan service alongside it. Monster of the Deep is a virtual reality (VR) fishing videogame. Those who were…

Your VR Guide To Black Friday Deals

It’s that time of the year again. While companies like Walmart are preparing for the busiest shopping day of the year with Black Friday VR training simulators, i’m sure all you really care about is how to save some major dough this holiday weekend. Whether you’re finally ready to pull the trigger and get a…

Become More Social in VR as Rec Room Beta Hits PlayStation VR

Today Against Gravity opens the doors to Rec Room for PlayStation VR owners, allowing even more players to interact in the cross-platform experience which supports Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows Mixed Reality. Released in beta form for free, Rec Room is described by the developer as a ‘VR social club’, allowing users from across the globe to get…

Holiday Sales Spur on VR Growth in Gaming and Enterprise

According to a report published by International Data Corporation (IDC), forecasts worldwide revenues for the augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) market to reach $13.9 USD billion in 2017, an increase of 130.5% over the $6.1 billion spent in 2016. This is in-part a result of aggressive price cuts on behalf of Oculus VR…

HTC Vive Offer’s £150 Black Friday Deal to EU Customers

Last week HTC Vive announced an awesome Black Friday deal to new customers where they could get the headset, the Deluxe Audio Strap, a free copy of Google Tilt Brush, and a redemption code for Fallout 4 VR, all for $599 USD. The only problem, it was only available for North American customers. For European customers looking for a…

Bravo Team and PlayStation Aim Controller Bundle Revealed

The PlayStation Aim controller is slowly growing a list of compatible titles. Having launched with Farpoint earlier this year, the likes of Arizona Sunshine, Raw Data, The Brookhaven Experiment and Dick Wilde also added support for the accessory. The forthcoming Bravo Team from Supermassive Games will not only be compatible, but will also launch as…

Play as Bumblebee in Paramount’s new Transformers AR Experience

To coincide with the release of Transformers: The Last Knight on 4K Ultra HD Paramount Home Media Distribution has today unveiled a free augmented reality (AR) experience for iOS app users. Created by Viacom NEXT using Apple ARKit, Cade’s Junkyard AR Experience incorporates content from the latest film in the blockbuster series, with players controlling the actions of Bumblebee….