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.
Icelandic developer to close Atlanta studio, sell Newcastle operation.
Reveals, updates and expansions for PS VR on show at Sony event, from indie devs to AAA blockbusters.
Sony London Studios shows first footage of the spiritual successor to hugely popular VR Worlds experience with Blood & Truth.
Swiss hardware manufacturer uses Vive Tracker to bring gaming keyboard into Steam VR.
New online resource of downloadable objects and scenes aims to make content creation easier for everyone.
Opposable VR sets up space for South West SMEs to research XR, supported by the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England.
CyberLink Launches Power Media Player MR.
Fiddlesticks Co-Founder joins as publisher for mobile AR combat game, Reality Clash.
Fully immersive VR action-adventure courtesy of former DICE, Rovio and EA leads.
International Olympic Committee says eSports ‘could be considered as a sporting activity’.
Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Carne y Arena recognised as ‘a visionary and powerful experience in storytelling’.
Steel Media reveals new industry website, InfluencerUpdate.biz.
We speak to Emma Kiiski from Dodreams, the winner at XR Connects Helsinki 2017.
We speak to Faviana von Heijne about coming third in the XR Indie Pitch at VR Connects San Francisco 2017.
Max Scott-Slade, Game Design Director at Glitchers explores VR’s potential beyond games and suggests that making it enjoyable will lead to more meaningful results.
We speak to Laurent Kermel of Squidbeam Games, runner-up at The XR Indie Pitch at VR Connects San Francisco 2017.
Nine XR stories that caught our eyes this week: Marketing; China’s £1bn VR park; Human-computer relationship; Music in VR; VR arcades; Ready Player One; AR in the workplace.
Your Monday morning briefing of the six most read recent stories on TheVirtualReport.biz: VR Days; Coca Cola Halloween; Mapbox; ARKit, ARCore and Unreal Engine; VINDICTA.
With the one-day conference returning to London next week, we pick some of the best speakers and sessions to check out.
The international Virtual Reality conference and awards ceremony returns on 15th and 16th November.
See you in seven days...