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.
When you get the Game Developers Conference AND Mobile World Congress in the same week, you know there’s going to be lots to talk about! From LG’s new Steam VR headset and Vive eye tracking to XBox VR and a new Gear VR controller, the VR world has lit up this week.
We’re also proud to share with you our very first VR Industry Trends report - completely free! 35 pages of industry insight await...
VR Industry Confident 2017 Will Be A Breakthrough Year
The results of our first VR+AR+MR developer trends survey are in! Find out what our readership forecasts for the sector, including their ambitions, hopes and fears for 2017 and beyond...
Windows MR Headsets will work with all XBox Ones as well as PC, developer kits start shipping this month.
Oculus announces $200 off the price of Rift and Touch, now $598.
The New VR And AR Open Standard Is... OpenXR
Industry leaders join forces to create the OpenXR Working Group and establish the VR and AR industry standard.
Prototype hardware to be shown at GDC.
LG Set To Unveil VR Headset At GDC
Prototype hardware to be demoed in Valve’s booth at San Francisco Show.
Samsung has announced its updated Gear VR, along with the first look at its new controller.
Unity Update To Be The Last For 5
Announced at GDC 2017; key features of Unity 5.6, what will replace it, and the XR Foundation Toolkit.
Free Oculus Rift For 250 Unreal Devs
Oculus Offers 250 Rift And Touch Kits through the Unreal Dev Grants program.
There Are 10 Million Cardboards In The World
Google reveals that 10 million headsets have led to 160 million app downloads.
Sony Reveals Sales Figures For PS VR
Japanese entertainment company is first VR platform to release sales figures, targets one million units by mid-April.
Epic game free for all Touch owners, complete with the Robo Recall Mod Kit.
Job Simulator Wins Best VR/AR Game At GDC Awards
Owlchemy Labs fend off tough competition to take the first ever VR/AR award at the San Francisco event.
Pricing And Release Date For Vive Tracker
HTC Vive has announced the prices and availability of Vive Trackers and the Deluxe Audio Strap to developers and consumers.
PS VR Aim Controller Release Date
PS VR takes aim on its new gun controller to release alongside new FPS, Farpoint, on 16th May.
Interest Free Finance For Vive
HTC announces finance plans for Vive hardware in the USA and China, Europe to follow.
VR Toolbox Gathers Your Entertainment In One Virtual Space
Launched at GDC: Create a one-of-a-kind VR corner office combining gaming, social media, productivity, video streaming and more.
What Does Rift’s Price Drop Really Mean?
While a $200 discount on Rift and Touch kits sounds great to consumers yet to purchase, is that the whole story...
The Size Of The VR Consumer Market (Updated, 3rd March)
Following an announcement by Google, we’ve updated the total number of consumers that own a VR headset.
Techniques Used To Create Immersion In Everest VR
Petur Thorarinsson of Solfar revealed the tricks of the trade in his VRDC panel on Monday.
AR/VR Market To Reach $13.9b This Year
American content consumers will lead market growth to $143.3b in 2020.
Consumers Want AI And AR Retail Apps
New research shows that retailers should target emerging tech to capitalise on consumer appetite.
1 In 5 Brits Would Prefer To Live In VR
Brexit and Trump main drivers for desire to live fulltime in VR.
Focal Point: Spatial Audio's Special Role In Immersion
Our industry panel of VR experts on whether spatial audio deserves more recognition in creating immersive virtual worlds.
See you in seven days...