The Latest in Virtual Reality

Karnage Chronicles Screenshot
Winter is Here. For some that means an endless supply of Christmas cheer. For others who prefer to avoid the Holiday crowds and cold weather and are looking for something to fill the fantasy gap in their lives until Game of Thrones comes back, a new bundle on Steam might be just what is required. Three studios are offering their high-fantasy themed virtual reality (VR) works for a discount rate to fill up the cold winter More >>
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
Alongside today's launch of the new iMac Pro, which the company is pitching as an ideal machine for VR creators, Apple has updated its widely used video editing software, Final Cut Pro X, with what it calls a “complete toolset for importing, editing, and delivering both monoscopic and stereoscopic 360 video.” Back at WWDC 2017 the company made a range of announcements in support of VR in the Apple ecosystem. Among those announcements was that Final More >>
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
MAX VR Centre Pod Layout
Regal Entertainment Group, in partnership with IMAX, has unveiled the new IMAX VR Centre at Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 & RPX in Times Square, New York City. Regal's new IMAX Centre is one of only six in the world, inviting guests to partake in virtual reality (VR) experiences, including movie entertainment content and videogames. The IMAX VR experience is now available at E-Walk, with a variety of out-of-home experiences and technologies available including 360-degree sound and More >>
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
Asteroids screenshot
Baobab Studios has today debuted the highly anticipated virtual reality (VR) animated film, Asteroids!, available for Google Daydream, Samsung Gear VR, Google Cardboard and Windows MR head-mounted displays (HMDs). Featuring Ingrid Nilsen as the voice of Peas, Asteroids! marks Nilsen's first foray into VR work alongside Elizabeth Banks. The follow-up to Baobab Studios' well received Invasion!, Asteroids! follows the journey of Mac, Cheez (Elizabeth Banks) and their sidekick Peas (Ingrid Nilsen) as they traverse the More >>
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
Google and the NFL today announced season two of Immersed, the multi-episode docuseries following NFL players on and off the field. The first three episodes are available today on Daydream through YouTube VR and the NFL's YouTube channel. According to Google's announcement, the second season of Immersed aims to give football fans an even greater in-depth look at some of the NFL's most unique personalities. Departing somewhat from the first season, which was a more general More >>
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
Bigscreen, the social VR app that lets you mirror your monitor in virtual reality, is about to release one of its biggest updates yet. Starting today, select Bigscreen users will have access to what the company calls ‘Big Rooms', a space that lets a room's creator broadcast whatever they want to “dozens” of users, essentially creating a giant viewing party. The update will roll out to regular users in the next few days. Since its 2016 More >>
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
We've often discussed, or at least brought you news on virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) items that have revolved around the telling of history. Be they re-enactment by simulation, VR documentary, or even the bringing of history ‘back to life'. You may recall a recent story where a French museum teamed up with a studio to do just that with the Microsoft Hololens. Using it to turn back the clock on antiques, artefacts More >>
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
Interactive VR short film Asteroids!, the follow-up to Emmy award-winning VR short Invasion! (2016) is now available for Gear VR, Daydream, and Windows MR headsets. From the director of the Madagascar franchise, the full 11-minute cut continues the journey of aliens Mac and Cheez (and robot sidekick Peas) on their deep space mission. Baobab Studios announced Asteroids! at Oculus Connect 3 in 2016, and has since made an interactive preview of the animation available on Gear More >>
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
For those who have been anxiously following Breaking Fourth ever since their virtual reality (VR) film CTRL can soon expect another emotional film called Lucid. A demo was available at ninth VRLO which was held at London's Central Saint Martins University and VRFocus managed to sit down to speak to Pete Short, VR Director and CTO at Breaking Fourth about the film. The twenty minute seated piece follows daughter Astra as she dives into the More >>
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
Digital effects and immersive solutions expert Digital Domain has announced its latest venture, partnering with Cenic Media and Talent Television and Film to explore advanced technologies and resources from Hollywood to build an all-new ecosystem for IP development, content creation and distribution in China. As part of this, Digital Domain will be creating virtual reality (VR) solutions for a new TV drama called Ten Years Late. Starring Shawn Dou, Gulnazar, Jeremy Jones, Cecilia Boey and Rain More >>
Thu, Dec 14, 2017

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