Week that was

Week That Was: 25th August

Week That Was: 25th August

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 Price Slashed To £599 

HTC’s room-scale VR gets £160 discount, still £200 more than the competition.

Is This What Magic Leap Looks Like? 

Presentation slide deck could show the shape and form of one of the XR industry’s closest guarded secrets.

How Much Does VR Really Cost? [UPDATE: 21st August 2017]

Pricing a VR set-up isn’t straightforward, so we set out to discover the full retail cost of VR for the leading platforms.



Star Wars AR App Reveals The Last Jedi Characters 

Force Friday II sees a galaxy far, far away come to Earth's retail stores and websites.

Bloomberg: Will HTC Sell Its Vive Division? 

Speculative article causes XR sites to enter meltdown.

How Sticky Studios Brought Suicide Squad From Mobile To Gear VR 

Programmer Joey Fladderak talks motion, performance and UI.

How To Make Prototyping VR Games Suck Less 

Playsnak Studio Director PJ Esteves talks looking for nuggets and finding your box.



XR Web Roundup: 22nd August 

EVE: Valkyrie expansion; James Cameron; Blackberry and Vuzix; NFL’s 49ers; Intu retail trials; AR wine shopping; Lab animals in VR; Bucket lists fulfilled.

Six Of The Best: 21st August 

Your Monday morning briefing of the six most read stories on Collaboration crucial for VR; XR in construction; VR casinos; PSVR Aim gun mod; AR bar; Guns of Boom AR.


Job News 

Facebook Appoints Consumer Hardware Lead 

Company veteran, Andrew Bosworth, to oversee the company's consumer hardware developments.


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