Week that was

Week That Was

Week That Was

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.


Just when we thought we were done with VR hardware from the main players, along comes Microsoft and broadsides us with its licensed VR HMDs with inside-out tracking... for $299!


Top Stories

Microsoft Windows 10 Event Unveils Affordable VR Alongside MR

Today’s Microsoft event from NYC showed us a new, more affordable route into high end VR for the masses.

Focal Point: Is VR Antisocial?

Our industry panel of VR experts tackles the perception that VR is often seen as an antisocial pastime.

Game Stores Charge Consumers To Demo PS VR

Internet outraged as UK high street games retailer charges customers for PS VR demos.



SteamVR Offers Additional Tracking Training To Developers

Increased demand for SteamVR tracking tech courses prompts Valve to open more places this year.

HTC Brings Vive To Chinese Hotel Rooms

World’s first in-room VR experience service launches next week in China, nationwide rollout to follow.

Learn about the future of VR/AR from HTC, Intel and ARM at VRDC

The first standalone Virtual Reality Developers Conference is happening next month, so here are some of the sessions worth checking out.

First Vive VR Café Opens In China

China continues to lead in making Virtual Reality available to growing consumer base; international market to follow.

Legal Case Solved By Bringing Virtual Reality Into The Courtroom

Worlds’ first visualisation of road traffic collision used to bring ongoing case to a close.

HMS Belfast VR Experience Launched

World of Warships launches its first VR video experience with HMS Belfast.

Rock Out With Avenged Sevenfold In Live VR Experience

Rock band Avenged Sevenfold to deliver first-of-a-kind VR experience tonight.


Interviews & Opinion

Sports Broadcasting In The 21st Century

Ben Smith, CEO at Laduma, explains the difficulties in delivering sports coverage in VR to an audience that is already enthusiastic.



Chicago VR Retail Start-Up Secures $15.2 Million Investment

InContext Solutions pledges to aggressively develop its VR platform, cut costs, boost speed and revenue.


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