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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.

As the calendar ticked over into December, we’ve ignored our inner Scrooge and come over all seasonal with our first ever Countdown To Christmas: 25 VR Developers To Watch. With a new developer revealed every day, it’s like an advent calendar - but with added VR!

 

Top Stories

VR & AR Trends Survey

Take part in the first ever TheVirtualReport.biz VR & AR Trends Survey for your chance to win a FREE ticket to VR Connects London 2017, or a 25 per cent discount.

New Speakers For VR Connects London 2017

Come and listen to Edward Miller, CCP, Supermassive, Breaking Fourth, Coatsink, Hammerhead and more! Oh, and Mid Term tickets are ending soon...

Game Awards 2016 VR Snub

Los Angeles awards show beamed around the world, announces its only VR award before the event started.

New Ultra-High Resolution VR Display Announced

Japan Display Inc reveals 651ppi displays specifically designed for VR, with reduced latency and improved motion blur.

 

News

Vrideo Ceases Operation

VR video hub closes its doors, citing lack of funding and costly expansion as reason.

Unity Update Includes HoloLens

Popular VR engine gains HoloLens integration with release version 5.5.

London VR Workspace Opens In December

Co-working, incubator programmes aim to deliver world-leading development and product creation.

Owlchemy Introduces New MR Tech

Owlchemy aims to revolutionise MR with their new Depth-based Realtime In-App MR Compositing.

Microsoft HoloLens Designer Hired By Tesla

More AR in the EV industry? EV company Tesla hires one of the designers of Microsoft HoloLens, David Kim.

Qualcomm To Launch Chinese VR Innovation Centre

China’s VR innovation continues to intensify as Qualcomm and Tencent announce strategic relationship to build a VR/AR innovation centre.

BBC’s The Apprentice VR Task

Business reality show dedicates this week’s episode to creating VR games.

 

Data & Research

SuperData Announces VR Data Network

Leading American market intelligence company announces new VR Data Network for more accurate market insight.

VR Sales Forecast Update

Superdata revises its forecasts based on new information from Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

The Virtual Reality Report

How the early days of VR are unfolding and the challenges it must overcome to reach mass adoption.

 

Regulars

Focal Point: Is HoloLens Ground Zero For MR?

Our panel of industry experts on whether the release of Microsoft’s HoloLens marks the beginning of AR’s ascent.

 

See you in seven days...


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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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