The Latest in Virtual Reality

VRTO, also known as the Virtual & Augmented Reality World Conference and Expo, is one of the largest events of its kind in Canada and the event organisers have now revealed details on its updated line-up of speeches, panels and other events. Among the line-up will be an expert panel on the future of Out-of-Home virtual reality (VR) entertainment, led by James Jenson from The Void, Ed Callaway of AMD and Aaron Pulkka of Two Bit More >>
Fri, Jun 23, 2017
Unearthing Mars screenshot
Increasing numbers of virtual reality (VR) titles are going multi-platform. With HTC Vive and Oculus Rift titles making it on to PlayStation VR, or cut down versions heading to mobile VR platforms, or PlayStation VR titles heading to PC VR. Developer Winking entertainment have announced the launch of its title Unearthing Mars on Steam for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Though designed as a PlayStation VR title from the ground up, and built in Unreal Engine More >>
Fri, Jun 23, 2017
KCON USA is one of the largest festivals of Korean music and culture in the world, with events in Los Angeles and New York. Beginning as a small one-day evening back in 2012, the event has seen exponential growth. This year, even more people will be able to experience what KCON USA is like, since the event will be captured in 360-degree film. Insurance company State Farm is providing the support for the endeavour to capture More >>
Fri, Jun 23, 2017
Break a Leg screenshot 2
In March VRFocus reported that Apelab would be releasing a new story-driven experience called Break a Leg for the launch of Samsung's new Gear VR controller in April. That didn't happen with the title getting delayed, but as it turns out not for long. The developer has just announced that Break a Leg's first chapter will be coming to the mobile head-mounted display (HMD) later this month. Benefiting from the latest version of Apelab's SpatialStories toolset, More >>
Fri, Jun 23, 2017
Last month Ubisoft released its biggest title yet for virtual reality (VR) platforms with Star Trek: Bridge Crew. VRFocus reported that the studio planned to add voice commands using IBM Watson integration in a future update, that update has now arrived. Using IBM Watson's interactive speech and cognitive capabilities, Watson Speech to Text and Watson Conversation, players will now be able to talk and interact with the virtual Star Trek: Bridge Crew members for a more More >>
Fri, Jun 23, 2017
VR Slugger: The Toy Field screenshot 2
Baseball is often seen as a quintessential American sport – the World Series only features US teams unlike football's World Cup – but it's still popular around the world and usually features in videogames that include a mashup of sports. It's the type of game that fits virtual reality (VR) really well, putting players inside massive stadiums using a motion controller to swing a bat to their heart content's. So Poly Poly Games has taken More >>
Fri, Jun 23, 2017
Echo Arena new
Last week, just prior to the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2017 opening its doors – and between all those big press conferences – developer Ready at Dawn revealed during Intel's conference that it's upcoming space-based experience Lone Echo will also have an accompanying title, a multiplayer arena videogame called Echo Arena. While Echo Arena is scheduled for release next month, Oculus Rift owners will be able to get a taste of what's to come with More >>
Fri, Jun 23, 2017
Currently 360-degree videos are the most popular way for consumers to experience virtual reality (VR) content. With movies, short films, documentaries, concerts and other experiences available for users to experiences in immersive 360-degrees, its not surprising that demand is rising for a simplified way to create 360-degree movies. Google is set to provide. With smartphones equipped with video cameras being an almost universal accessory along with the rise of YouTube and other video sites, more and More >>
Fri, Jun 23, 2017
Prior to E3, news emerged that Microsoft had filed for a Trademark by the name of ‘DirectReality'. Much speculation then ensued on what the Trademarked technology would be related to, with most analysts believing it would be related to virtual reality (VR) or mixed reality (MR) in some way. Now further information has been revealed by head of Xbox, Phil Spencer. In a recent live video interview with Giant Bomb, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer offered More >>
Fri, Jun 23, 2017
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When it comes to virtual reality (VR) titles, Europe and the US have been fairly luck so far, not much has been stuck in Japan with Western fans clamoring for it to cross the ocean. There are some exceptions, though. Here are five titles for the PlayStation VR not available in The Us or Europe that you should consider playing. Restless Spirit Restless Spirit is a Japanese horror title, though more like an interactive movie than a More >>
Fri, Jun 23, 2017

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