Experience The Extraordinary Life Of Nelson Mandela In VR

Celebrate the 100th birthday of one history’s most influential figures in this immersive VR experience for the Oculus Go. Philanthropist. Revolutionary. President. Very few individuals have managed to live a life as influential and accomplished as South Africa’s Nelson Mandela. Throughout his many years fighting against apartheid in South Africa, the legendary humanitarian has suffered…

Become A Super Hero With Marvel Powers United VR Retail Bundle

In just a week, Oculus Rift users will be able to find out what it means to be a superhero with the release of Marvel Powers United VR. As the release date draws close, Sanzaru Games, Marvel Games and Oculus Studios announce a new launch trailer and special retail bundle. The new trailer takes a…

Oculus Announces First Retail Bundle: Rift + ‘Marvel Powers United VR’

Oculus today announced plans to launch a new retail bundle which adds the upcoming Marvel Powers United VR to the usual retail box including the Rift headset and Touch controllers. Taking a cue from the console world where it’s fairly common to see retail bundles that are coupled with major game releases, Oculus has announced its…

Switch Seamlessly from 360 to VR180 With Vuze XR Dual Camera

There are a number of products out there that cater to creators who want to capture 360-degree video footage, or those who prefer to use the stereoscopic power of VR180, but so far, not many products are capable of doing both. HumanEyes Technologies is hoping to fill that gap with the upcoming Vuze XR Camera….

One Small Step for Samsung VR

Samsung Electronics is a name already much associated with virtual reality (VR), largely thanks to the Samsung Gear VR and the associated Samsung smartphones that power the device. The company is taking that a stage further with launch of ‘A Moon for All Mankind’ an immersive 4D VR experience. The experience has been designed to…

Spell-slinging PvP Gets New Character with Latest Update

Cortopia Studios, the developers behind the popular virtual reality (VR) title Wands have been far from stingy with rolling out new updates. Only last month the studio gave its player base access to some new locations, and now a new character is about to join the fray. Wands is a PvP-based title in which players…

George Takei Launches New Political AR App

Though beloved all over the world for his role in Star Trek as Hikaru Sulu, George Takei is also an outspoken political activist whose work on social media to raise awareness of various social issues has garnered a great deal of attention. Takei is using that platform to launch a new augmented reality (AR) app…

Amazon’s Jack Ryan VR Park Takes Over Comic-Con

Repelling from a helicopter and zip-lining in VR will have your heart pounding. What better way to tease the world-wide release of the new Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan series on Amazon Prime then to drop thousands of Comic-Con fans into the boots of Jack Ryan himself. Taking over an entire 60,000 square foot city block,…

‘Mr. Mercedes’ VR Escape Room to Land on HTC Vive July 22nd

Mr. Mercedes, the AT&T Audience Network mystery thriller TV series based on the titular Stephen King novel, is getting a VR escape room soon. Dubbed Mr. Mercedes: Lair Escape, you step into the basement lair of one of the scariest killers from the mind of Stephen King, Brady Hartsfield (aka ‘Mr. Mercedes’). The VR escape room tosses you into…

Virtual Weed Dispensary Blazing Onto A VR Headset Near You

An increasing number of areas, states and countries have been relaxing regulations regarding cannabis in the face of mounting public pressure and a growing body of scientific evidence on its effectiveness for certain medical conditions. Canada is one of the places that is approaching legalisation, and Weed VR is positioning itself to take advantage of…

VRSlide Makes a Splash With New Trailer

As VRFocus previously covered, a waterpark in Germany has raised the bar with regards to adding virtual reality (VR) to attractions by creating what many believe to be the world’s first VR-enhanced waterslide. Its now possible to get a closer look at the attraction with a new trailer. While we have reported previously on the…

Learn How To Be A DJ On Your Oculus Rift

So how exactly do you learn how to DJ? The short answer in most cases is get a mentor (if you can) get the kit and practice. Or at least it was until this week, when another option as to how would-be disc jockeys learnt their craft was revealed – and it just so happened…

Immotion Group Targets North American Sales With New Hire

While the industry is currently going through something of a quiet patch when it comes to virtual reality (VR) related news, that certainly doesn’t mean that nothing at all is happening. In fact, as we’ve seen recently a number of names within the immersive technology industry are taking the time to refocus on their goals…

Play VR MMORPG ‘OrbusVR’ on Rift for Free This Weekend

OrbusVR, the MMORPG for PC VR headsets, is getting another free access weekend very soon. OrbusVR’s free weekend starts July 19th at 10AM PT (local time here) and goes through July 22nd at 12AM PT (local time here). As the result of a successful Kickstarter campaign, OrbusVR went into Early Access late last year to an overall positive effect….

Gungrave VR Getting Physical ‘Loaded Coffin Edition’

Ever since its announcement back in April last year, we at VRFocus have been particularly interested in any news that might concern Gungrave VR. Finally confirmed to be coming West back in May, the fast-paced virtual reality (VR) shooter by IGGYMOB, Marvelous Entertainment and their “independent-minded” publishing team XSEED Games, Gungrave VR sees a return to…

AR and MR Training Firm Re’flekt Secure Investment Money

Munich-based company Re’flekt are one of a growing number of businesses that are tapping into the emerging market for augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) training. The firm has seen some early success, and has recently announced a new funding injection from technology company BASF. Re’flekt focusses on developing enterprise-level applications for training and…

Oculus Go Support Confirmed for Tokyo Chronos

Last week, Japanese virtual reality (VR) developer MyDearest and LA-based Sekai Project launched a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for a virtual reality (VR) novel videogame called Tokyo Chronos. Being made for PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, the development team have now confirmed support for Oculus Go. In an update on the campaign page Sekai Project state: “Just wanted to…

Watch Hulk Have a Smashing Time in Marvel Powers United VR

A little earlier today Sanzaru Games revealed two new locations which players would be able to fight in next week when Marvel Powers United VR arrives. While these are designed as teasing reveals, what you really want to see is gameplay footage and that’s what VRFocus has for you now, featuring everyone’s favourite green skinned character, Hulk…

Unreal Engine 4.20 Released With Robust AR Support

After its usual process of releasing several previews, Epic Games has today launched the next version of its popular videogame engine, Unreal Engine 4.20, making it easier and more seamless for developers to build realistic characters and immersive environments across videogames, film and TV, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) and enterprise…

‘David Bowie Is’ Exhibit Coming To VR & AR Devices This Fall

Sony Music partners with the David Bowie Archive, Planta, and London’s Victoria & Albert Museum to deliver an incredible VR/AR retrospective of David Bowie’s career. The remarkable David Bowie Is exhibit that will be available as a virtual experience sometime in 2018 thanks to Sony Music’s collaboration with the David Bowie Archive, Planeta, and London’s…