The Latest in Virtual Reality

Table games are extremely popular because they offer you a chance to invite your friends over, grab a beer and relax while playing foosball table, air hockey or even pool table. There is something about those games, where you can sit and relax, wait your turn (enjoying the beer in meanwhile) and the atmosphere is pretty relaxed. People in virtual reality (VR) industry seem to have noticed the interest people are giving to gaming tables and More >>
Wed, Dec 13, 2017
Fallout 4 VR screenshot
Fallout 4 VR launched for HTC Vive earlier this week and was met with significant critical acclaim. However, since launch some users have been finding issues in the videogame's graphical effects. Bethesda Game Studios has released a patch for the videogame to counter these issues. The third virtual reality (VR) title to come from Bethesda Game Studios this holiday season, Fallout 4 VR follows The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR and DOOM VFR as brave new More >>
Wed, Dec 13, 2017
Ilari Gori - Digital Bridge
With virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) still enjoying its early days of development, there is still much to discover and create. So a robust research department is a necessity in companies who seek to be on the cutting edge of immersive technology. With this in mind, MR company DigitalBridge has appointed a new Head of Research. DigitalBridge has announced that Ilaria Gori will be joining the company to lead the computer More >>
Wed, Dec 13, 2017
Wolves in the Walls, the terrifying children's book from Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean, is getting its own VR experience. Created as one of the last projects of the now-defunct Oculus Story Studio, Wolves in the Walls VR is making its debut at Sundance Film Festival this year. Oculus Story Studios created three VR experiences before Facebook shuttered the studio back in May; Dear Angelica, Lost, and Henry. The studio's highly-polished experiences were created to showcase More >>
Wed, Dec 13, 2017
If you read Monday's edition of Life in 360° you'll know that the entirety of the VRFocus team is, for the first time ever, not anywhere in the United Kingdom. In fact, we've all gone off for a few days to Malta to relax – see: work in a different country for some reason. Now on Monday I showed you the result of my first attempt to find a video of the island in 360 degrees. More >>
Wed, Dec 13, 2017
Microsoft is cutting prices even lower than their Black Friday and Cyber Monday deal with their one day-only sale that reduces the price of two of their least expensive headsets, Acer and Lenovo, to just $200. Besides coming from the big names in tech, Microsoft's line of VR headsets have the ability to hook into the OpenVR API and play a large selection of room-scale games found on Steam, the same you'd play with Oculus Rift More >>
Wed, Dec 13, 2017
Stereo camera company Stereolabs has launched pre-orders for the ZED Mini, a smaller version of their stereo depth-mapping camera which fits on a mount made to attach to VR headsets like the Rift and Vive. When attached, the camera provides stereo pass-through video and real-time depth and environment mapping, turning the headsets into dev kits emulating the capabilities of high-end AR headsets of the future. The ZED Mini will launch in November. Update (12/12/17): Stereolabs began More >>
Wed, Dec 13, 2017
Following the Vive's price cut from $800 to $600 earlier this year, HTC is now offering a bundle of Vive hardware and an Nvidia GTX 1070 Founders Edition GPU to US customers for $800. The offer is available on the official Vive website while stocks last—and yes, it also includes a free copy of Fallout 4 VR. Update (12/12/17): HTC has brought back the HTC Vive + GTX 1070 Founders Edition bundle in a ‘flash sale' More >>
Tue, Dec 12, 2017
Though several companies have already begun to explore the possibilities presented by the world of augmented reality (AR) when it comes to makeup, but so far few have staked out the area of virtual reality when it comes to the merger of beauty and technology. That might be about to change with a new partnership between Samsung and Nyx Professional Makeup. The Impossibly NYX Professional Makeup experience was created as a collaboration between VR production company More >>
Tue, Dec 12, 2017
Back at WWDC 2017 Apple finally embraced VR, announcing that it had been working with Valve to bring SteamVR and the HTC Vive to MacOS, along with a number of other announcements about how the company would support VR as part of its ecosystem. With the anticipated iMac Pro due to launch on Thursday, the company is positioning its most powerful computer yet as an ideal machine for VR development. Apple may not hold the majority More >>
Tue, Dec 12, 2017

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