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Week That Was: 27th October

Week That Was: 27th October

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.

 

News 

London Gets New Volumetric And 3D Video Capture Studio

Digital Catapult partners with Hammerhead and Microsoft to create Dimension; first to use new Mixed Reality Capture Technology.

ARKit And ARCore Come To Unreal Engine 4

Epic Games adds support for AR on Apple and Google platforms.

Coca-Cola Turns To VR And AR For Halloween

Company’s largest Halloween campaign in the UK features jump-scare VR and Snapchat packaging for Fanta.

Coca-Cola Turns To VR And AR For Halloween
 

Interviews And Opinion 

XR Indie Pitch Interview: Game Cooks On Virtual FPS Action In VINDICTA

We speak to Lara Noujaim from Game Cooks, the winner of The XR Indie Pitch at VR Connects San Francisco 2017.

The Start Of The VR Chapter

Intel’s Steve Shakespeare talks to Alex Calvin about the opportunities in VR gaming and beyond as the industry moves towards a $53b future in 2025.

XR Indie Pitch Interview: Game Cooks On Virtual FPS Action In VINDICTA
 

Features 

VR Has A Bright Future, But It Needs Money And Time: VR Days

VR can change the world, insist speakers at Amsterdam's three-day conference.

VR Has A Bright Future, But It Needs Money And Time: VR Days
 

Videos

 

Regulars

Focal Point: Best Reactions To A VR Or AR Demo

Our industry panel recounts the most memorable XR demos they've given - and those that inspired them to join the industry.

XR Web Roundup: 24th October

The nine XR stories from around the web that caught our eyes this week: Niantic needs AR glasses; AR security and privacy; VR retail; Operatic VR; WMR defined; XR journalism; The Void; Magic Leap.

Six Of The Best: 23rd October

Your Monday morning briefing of the six most read stories on TheVirtualReport.biz in the last week.

XR Web Roundup: 24th October
 

Deals 

Mapbox Announces $164 Million Series C Financing Led By The SoftBank Vision Fund

Investment expands cloud-based map and location company into automotive and AR/VR.

Starbreeze Hands Over StarVR Majority To Acer

Taiwan hardware firm takes 66.7% of VR venture.

Starbreeze Hands Over StarVR Majority To Acer
 

Events News 

Sci Fi London Weekender Gets AR And VR

British three-day EXPeriment event features immersive media throughout.

 

See you in seven days...

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Steve is an award-winning editor and copywriter with 20 years’ experience specialising in consumer technology and video games. He was part of a BAFTA nominated developer studio as project manager for the UK’s first fully interactive digital TV channel. In addition to editing TheVirtualReport.biz, Steve contributes to PocketGamer.biz, PCGamesInsider.biz and BlockchainGamer.biz, as well as creating marketing content for a range of SMEs and agencies.

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