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Week That Was: 2nd March

Week That Was: 2nd March

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

MWC: Google Launches ARCore 1.0

Developers can now publish AR apps to the Play Store, update features improved environmental understanding.

Feature: Is Snapdragon 845 The Future Of VR?

Qualcomm reveals its next generation chipset and reference standalone headset with Virtual Reality at the top of the agenda.

Feature: Is Snapdragon 845 The Future Of VR?
 

News 

Experience Ready Player One In VR At SXSW

HTC Vive holding special event giving showgoers the chance to step into Wade Watts' OASIS Virtual Reality.

FoxNext Unveils Planet Of The Apes VR Game

Publisher adds to its Virtual Reality games collection.

Crytek CEO And Co-founder Steps Down

Cevat Yerli cedes senior role to brothers, remains as strategic shareholder.

Softbank-Backed Mapbox Releases Location-Based AR Platform

Toolset designed to enable developers to create Pokemon GO-like Augmented Reality experiences.

FoxNext Unveils Planet Of The Apes VR Game
 

Features 

Is Snapdragon 845 The Future Of VR?

Qualcomm reveals its next generation chipset and reference standalone headset with Virtual Reality at the top of the agenda.

The Best ARCore Apps And Experiments

12 of the most interesting proof of concept AR projects and work in progress from indie devs, students and games jams that point to a diverse future for Augmented Reality.

 

Data & Research 

British Videogames Industry's £5.11bn Revenue In 2017

New UKIE research shows VR hardware sector beat industry average growth, helped grow other sectors.

British Videogames Industry's £5.11bn Revenue In 2017
 

Regulars

XR Web Roundup: 28th February

Nine XR stories from around the web that caught our eyes here at TheVirtualReport.biz.

Six Of The Best: 26th February

Your Monday morning briefing of the six most read recent VR, AR and MR stories.

XR Web Roundup: 28th February

 

Job News 

Steel Media Recruits Two New Staff Writers For Leading B2B Sites

Editorial team expands as sites continue to grow.

Steel Media Recruits Two New Staff Writers For Leading B2B Sites
 

Deals 

VR Analytics Firm Closes $7bn Series B Funding

Pasadena Virtual Reality big data visualisation start-up targets further Fortune 500 customers.

VR Analytics Firm Closes 7bn USD Series B Funding
 

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Steve is an award-winning editor and copywriter with 20 years’ experience specialising in consumer technology and video games. He was part of a BAFTA nominated developer studio as project manager for the UK’s first fully interactive digital TV channel. In addition to editing TheVirtualReport.biz, Steve contributes to PocketGamer.biz, PCGamesInsider.biz and BlockchainGamer.biz, as well as creating marketing content for a range of SMEs and agencies.

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