Week that was

Week That Was: 2nd June

Week That Was: 2nd June

Welcome to the Week That Was on, 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.


Top Stories

Vive To Get WiGig Wireless VR 

HTC and Intel announce a partnership to produce wireless solution with less that 7ms latency.

Dell Reveals Updated MR Headset 

Dell shows its updated Windows Mixed Reality Headset to Computex attendees.



Intel Brings Baseball To VR 

Free live and on-demand MLB games as three-year partnership launches next week.

VR Live Pass Starts Tomorrow With UFC 

Samsung series climbs into the cage with UFC; X Games and Live Nation to follow.

Markerless AR Software Tracking Now A Thing 

Scope AR’s remote assistance application, Remote AR, now features markerless tracking for real-world mapping and annotation; Google Tango supported.

Virtual Reality Data Glove Launched 

Bebop Sensors launches data gloves with haptic feedback for VR/AR for OEMs.

THX Launches Smartglass Certification 

Legendary audio-visual company sets its sights on smartglasses with new Virtual Cinema Display Certification program.

Striker VR Opens Rifle Pre-orders 

You’d like to pre-order a full-size rifle for your VR system? Certainly sir; that will be $2,800...

Kick The Habit With This Kickstarter 

MindCotine seeks crowdfunding to combine VR, mindfulness, biofeedback and community to combat tobacco addiction.

Star Trek: Bridge Crew Free With Vive 

New Vive owners make first contact with free social VR game

VR Web Roundup: 30th May 

New Tango phone; Next-gen VR mid-2018 on; Softbank buys $4b NVIDIA shares; VR at Cannes and Sundance film festivals; Credit card payments in HMD; Full-body tracking; Chemo palliative VR; Virtually training sports players.


Interviews And Opinion 

Mobile AR To Top A Billion Users And $60 Billion By 2021 

Tim Merel, founder and MD at international tech advisors, Digi-Capital, explains how mobile AR software could have four times the users of mobile AR hardware and what mobile AR growth to over a billion users looks like.





VR Gaming Start-Up Raises $2.5M in Seed Funding 

Berlin-based developers, Playsnak, doubles its investment with new funding from Japan’s gumi Inc. New staff sought.

Bayside Developers Net $1.5m Investment 

International funding for Subdream Studios to further explore home based and arcade VR.


Events News 

WIN! Tickets To VR Connects San Francisco 

Want to get into our June VR, AR and MR event without spending a dime? Find out how...

VR Connects San Francisco’s Tasty Offer For Indies 

How does 50% off the cost of a table in the exhibition area at June’s VR, AR and MR event sound? Don’t miss out on this strictly limited offer...


See you in seven days...

Managing Editor

Steve is an award-winning editor and copywriter with nearly 25 years’ experience specialising in consumer technology and video games. He was part of a BAFTA nominated developer studio. In addition to editing, Steve contributes to,, and, as well as creating marketing content for a range of SMEs and agencies.