The Latest in Virtual Reality

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Kenzan Studios is going big on virtual reality (VR), with four titles currently in production. Based around the recently announced Kenzan Arena franchise, each of these titles will find a place in the out-of-home entertainment sector, but one title, The Lost Pit, will also be coming to Steam. The selection of titles Kenzan Studios are currently working on for various VR formats and head-mounted displays (HMDs) cover a wide range of demographics. Holiday Break VR More >>
Thu, May 25, 2017
Celebrate Thursday and the approaching weekend with the latest edition of the VRTV roundup covering all the hottest news from the past seven days. This week sees some news from Microsoft, Google and Oculus. The last week has seen details of the upcoming updates and enhancements to Google's Daydream platform which is incorporating social features like YouTube co-watching, plus Microsoft researchers producing a prototype of AR glasses that don't look silly. Oculus is also working on More >>
Thu, May 25, 2017
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Kenzan Studios, based in Geneva, Switzerland, was founded in 2006 by Pascal Conicella. Having begun as a company the developed showcase materials for retail environments, the studio has since grown to encompass a number of different technologies. The latest of which is virtual reality (VR), including the recently revealed Kenzan Arena franchise. Backed by the success of the hugely popular Teo and Leonie franchise, Kenzan Studios' prototypes for augmented reality (AR) and VR technologies and experiences More >>
Thu, May 25, 2017
Chinese director and filmmaker Zhang Yimou, probably best known to western audiences for his work on House of Flying Daggers is launching a new collaboration with his company Sky Limit Entertainment and French film group MK2 to create So Real, a venture designed to cross-licence virtual reality (VR) content and hardware. So Real will be the first distributor to licence titles from MK2 Films and VR. Those titles will be showcased at sky Limit Entertainment's location-based More >>
Thu, May 25, 2017
UK clothing brand Topshop are welcoming in the warm days of summer with the introduction of a 360-degree virtual reality (VR) experience at the company's flagship store in London's Oxford Street. Visitors to the store will be able to don an Oculus Rift headset and take a trip down a waterslide that takes them on a trip around a recreation of Oxford Street on a blue slide that loops through the London landmarks, with some Topshop More >>
Thu, May 25, 2017
Haptic feedback is one of the toughest challenges for general-purpose VR input, but for the driving simulation genre, dedicated controllers have been addressing the problem for over two decades. Now that ‘cockpit view' makes so much sense for VR racing, many newcomers feel the pull to ditch their gamepads and invest in more realistic input devices for driving. Here's where to start. Update (5/24/17): Article now covers the TS-PC Racer from Thrustmaster, and the CSL Elite More >>
Thu, May 25, 2017
Mozilla's mission statement is to ensure that the Internet remains a global public resource, open and accessible to all, and they've been helping to bring VR to the web for the past three years. A-Frame is an open source framework for creating WebVR content that has gained a lot of momentum over the last year with more participants on the A-Frame Slack channel than the official WebVR Slack. LISTEN TO THE VOICES OF VR PODCAST https://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/d1icj85yqthyoq.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Voices-of-VR-538-Diego-Marcos-Kevin-Ngo.mp3Diego MarcosI More >>
Wed, May 24, 2017
It may not be close to the $400m investment announced earlier today by developers of the Unity Engine, Unity Technologies. But another virtual reality (VR) company has cause to celebration today after it became the latest to reveal seed funding success. Antilatency, which works with positional tracking for movile VR, announced it had received over two million dollars in funding in its latest fundraising efforts from IIDF VC. Funds that will be used to help More >>
Wed, May 24, 2017
Though virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) have been getting increasing amounts of attention as the market has grown and the potential for the technology has become more common knowledge, it is still VR in videogames that are driving the growth of the VR/AR market according to a report by Future Markets Insight. The report points to a number of factors that are driving development in the VR and AR sectors, such as the advances More >>
Wed, May 24, 2017
Jaunt - Above and Beyond
Jaunt and Land Rover have released a 360-degree film ahead of the America's Cup Qualifiers on Friday 26th bringing customers and fans closer to the action of this famous boat race. The film allows viewers to jump on board as the team sail around Bermuda's Great Sound during final preparations for the challenge. Fans are transported into a grueling gym session, dunked underwater as the 2 ½ tonne racing machine flies over head at over 50 More >>
Wed, May 24, 2017

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