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.


Well, where do you start with THAT week? Obviously, Donald Trump winning the election to become President of the USA was all over the news, but we also saw Google’s much anticipated Daydream View go on sale. And just to round out the week in style, HTC opens pre-orders on an add-on kit that will make the Vive tether-free; such sweet, sweet news indeed...


Top Stories

Donald Trump’s VR Appearances

On the day of the US election results, we share some of the ways that you can experience America’s 45th President, Donald Trump, in VR.

Vive To Get Wireless Upgrade, Pre-Orders Open Today

HTC has announced a limited availability $220 tether-free VR upgrade kit for Vive.

Apple IS Working On AR: Confirmed!

iPhone will get AR content, as it’s been revealed that Apple has been granted a U.S. Patent.

Focal Point: Is Jackal Assault A Missed Opportunity Or Good Marketing For VR?

Our industry panel of VR experts comment on whether Activision were right to offer the CoD: Infinite Warfare VR level free.



Oculus Touch Tutorial App Revealed, New Software For Low End PCs

Oculus has revealed the Touch tutorial app First Contact, Asynchronous Spacewarp software also launched.

YouTube Launches App Built For VR

YouTube has just released its YouTubeVR app, available first on Daydream View.

Happy Launch Day, Daydream View!

Google’s Daydream View is now available to buy.

Adobe Unveils In-Headset Video Editing Software

Project Clover will join the Creative Cloud, allowing users to edit 360 videos without removing their headset.

Game Awards 2016 Lived Streamed In VR

Game Awards partner with NextVR to bring the first VR live-streamed awards show.

New 360 Mini-Series For Planet Earth II

The BBC has released a new 360 mini-series that lets viewers go behind the scenes of famed nature documentary sequel.

U.S Department of Education $680K EdSim Challenge

The EdSim Challenge is looking for developers to bring VR/AR simulations to the classroom.

13 PS VR Titles Enhanced For PS4 Pro

The upcoming PS4 Pro launch sees 13 enhanced PS VR titles.

Blippar Launches Self-Service AR Tool Suite

Blippar has announced the launch of a self-service AR suite of tools which is publicly available to developers, designers and marketers.

HTC Brings Vive To Meltdown Gaming Bars

HTC and Meltdown partner to bring Vive to gaming communities and explore the possibilities of VR in eSports

WebVR For Android In January, Desktop To Follow

Google to release a public version of Android Chrome with WebVR 1.1 support, desktop planned for 2017


Interviews & Opinion

Living The nDream

Ahead of this week’s Google Daydream launch, we spoke to the developers behind one of the launch titles about the state of the VR industry, business models for generating revenue and attracting investment.



Intel Acquires VR Startup Voke

Voke becomes part of Intel Sports Group to accelerate efforts in sports VR.


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