Welcome to the last Week That Was of 2016 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.
We might have one foot out the door, dressed in our worst Christmas jumper and eggnog aloft, but that didn’t mean our last week at work this year was any quieter than usual!
The prospect of new hardware is always exciting and this week, we not only found out about Samsung’s plans for GearVR 2, but also their ambitions in AR. And we finally tracked down exciting news that confirms Nintendo is working on VR hardware for its forthcoming Switch console.
Finally, our Countdown To Christmas: 25 VR Developers To Watch continues to wind down to its conclusion on Christmas day.
And with that in mind, our very own Ebenezer Scrooge has granted us permission to straighten our backs from our VR easels for the festive season, so there won’t be a Week That Was next week.
All of us here at TheVirtualReport.biz thank you for reading our words in 2016 and we look forward to seeing you again in 2017. We’d like to wish you and yours a very merry Christmas - or happy holidays if you prefer! And a very happy new year in VR to us all...
Samsung VP reveals two new devices in the works during Virtual Reality Summit keynote.
Nintendo IS Working On VR For Switch
New information reveals head-mounted display design for forthcoming Nintendo console.
German developer announces that it will only retain two offices, five locations to be affected.
Wireless Vive Kit Pre-Orders Reopen
Pre-orders for Wireless Vive kit reopen, after selling out in 18 minutes the first time around.
Nobel Museum Collaborates With HTC Vive For VR Space Exhibit
Nobel Museum’s first VR exhibit, ‘Exploring Matter’, will open in February 2017.
Viveport Arcade Launched, Debuts In 1,000 Leke VR Stores
HTC has officially launched its location-based VR content platform, Viveport Arcade, in partnership with Leke VR.
VR Retail Gaming Experiences Across UK
GAME has opened new gaming experience zones in UK stores, with VR booths.
RivVr are creating a wireless add-on that’s compatible with Rift and Vive.
VR Predictions From The China Regional President Of Vive
Alvin Wang Graylin, China Regional President of Vive, made some predictions for VR in the next two years during his talk at the Unity Vision Summit.
Investor SpeedMatch At VR Connects London
New show feature brings investors and developers together.
Countdown To Christmas: 25 VR Developers To Watch
In the finest Christmas tradition, join us every day as we share our advent calendar of the 25 VR developers to watch...
Focal Point: Predictions For VR In 2017
For the last Focal Point of 2016, we ask our experts for their predictions about VR technology and business next year.
Visbit Secures $3.2 Million Seed Funding
VR and 360 video streaming company Visbit has secured $3.2 million in seed funding, announced closed beta for cross-platform VR streaming service.
Fox Innovation Lab Partners With Felix & Paul To Create VR Experiences
The partnership includes a multi-picture production deal with acclaimed filmmakers.
AxonVR Completes $5.8 Million Funding Round
AxonVR has secured $5.8 million funding to develop its VR haptics platform.
Lumus Completes $45 Million Funding Round
Israeli-based AR company Lumus has completed a $45 million round of funding.
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