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Week That Was: 10th November

Week That Was: 10th November

Welcome to the Week That Was on TheVirtualReport.biz, where we bring you the highlights, biggest news and hottest topics from the world of VR, AR and MR business in the last seven days.

 

Top Stories

Apple AR Glasses By 2020

New chipset and new OS to join new display technology, according to 'people familiar with the situation'.

Niantic's Next Game Is Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

Pokemon GO developer working on Harry Potter AR game for 2018.

Niantic's Next Game Is Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

 

News 

HTC Launches Vive Arts, A Multi-Million Dollar Global VR Program

Vive Studios bringing art installations into the home through Viveport.

Skyrim PS VR Bundle Announced

RPG epic gets hardware bundle for 17th November release, but only in America and Canada.

Google Launches Spatial Audio Software

Multiplatform SDK, Resonance Audio, integrates with Unity, Unreal and more on mobile and desktop for AR, VR and 360 video.

Adidas Launches Delicatessen VR Experience

Global sports brand hooks up with XR talent from Britain, Argentina and America to bring a 1,000m climb to Virtual Reality.

Google Launches Spatial Audio Software

 

Interviews And Opinion 

Pay-off's Vision For The Future Of Location-Based VR

Cooperative VR experiences are the way forward, according to the French company's 2020 vision.

Where AAAs Fear To Tread: How Indies Are Winning In VR

Fresh from the PlayStation showcase at Paris Games Week, the Swedish developers talk to Alex Calvin about multiple platforms, motion sickness and helping the VR market explode.

Microsoft’s Vision For Mixed Reality At Work

HoloLens GM paints a picture of the future as hardware launches in 29 new markets.

 

 

Regulars

XR Web Roundup: 7th November

Nine XR stories that caught our eyes: Snapchat; VR drug research; eSports and the law; AR and enterprise; AI and driverless cars; Data viz; and Pain management.

Six Of The Best: 6th November

Welcome to your Monday morning briefing of the six most read recent stories on TheVirtualReport.biz: PS VR Paris; Bristol VR Lab; Twobit Odyssey; Kartong; Poly.

XR Web Roundup: 7th November

 

Deals 

Tencent Acquires 12% Of Snap Inc

China's mobile gaming giant invests further in Los Angeles social company, including its AR Spectacles.

Medical VR Start-Up Gets $8.5m Funding

EchoPixel successfully closes Series A financing with investment led by Intel Capital.

Tencent Acquires 12% Of Snap Inc

 

See you in seven days...

 

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Steve has been a games journalist on and off since the first PlayStation made games ‘cool’, but he’s never forgotten the thrill of finding a Space Invaders machine in the wild. Neuromancer is one of his favourite books and The Matrix is one of his favourite movies, so he’s been ready for VR all his life.

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