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.
The Santa Cruz offers Rift performance without the PC, 6DoF and inside-out tracking, reaches developers ‘in the next year’.
Oculus Go aims for the sweet spot between mobile and tethered VR next year.
Tim Cook says the technology 'Doesn't exist... in a quality way'.
Rift gaming goes big budget with Pixar, Blade Runner, Marvel, more Lone Echo and Titanfall developers, Respawn.
Oculus Dash reimagines Universal and Home menus, free from December.
New avatar options and animations, social VR safety, and Facebook Spaces on new platforms and in AR.
Facebook invites companies to join the likes of Audi and Cisco in the Oculus For Business programme.
Facebook will continue to offer the Summer of Rift promotional price ‘permanently’.
All the breaking news from today’s Facebook San Jose event.
Technology company to ‘halt development’ on its OZO VR camera and hardware, cut 310 jobs.
Partnership produces a series of documentaries for Daydream featuring inspiring female role models.
Facebook CEO’s virtual appearance in disaster-stuck Puerto Rico drew public criticism, raises questions about empathy and experiences across mixed media.
Cambridge XR studio, Virtual Arts, releases its first game just three months after coming out of stealth.
Mark Zuckerberg reveals the role that internet access and AI is playing in the aftermath of hurricane Maria.
Billion-dollar startup reveals little in new video, ‘How It All Began’.
Artist Sebastian ErraZuriz digitally vandalises virtual installation to protest, “An imminent Augmented Reality corporate invasion”.
Roland Emmerich’s VRenetic company focuses on ‘Social. Mobile. VR.’
Digi-Capital’s Tim Merel sees a transition from a VR driven investment market to a new mobile AR driven market.
Nine XR stories from around the web that caught our eyes this week: AR movies; VR Ads; LBE; MR’s future; Google Glass; Wearables; Cryptocurrency; Auschwitz; Experiential marketing.
Your Monday morning briefing of the six most read recent stories: Business first, games second; Samsung Odyssey WMR; Google AR; 4C; Varjo funding.
Funding allows games and tech start-up to further develop core tools and technology for consumers and developers.
Come speak, come listen, come meet XR, Mobile and PC professionals in London on 22-23 January 2018.
See you in seven days...