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.
New standalone VR headset released in Asia in the new year, pre-orders open next week.
Further signs of continued commitment to console VR as consumers can demo PlayStation VR and Skyrim at home for two weeks – free!
The next update to the Oculus Rift will bring significant changes to the UI, Store and Home this week.
Owlchemy Labs’ first game under Google takes players out of the office and on holiday – on PS VR, Rift and Vive.
Popular horror series wins best game experience in VR/AR, ahead of a strong shortlist of contenders.
Rick and Morty co-creator, Justin Roiland, lends his voice to the upcoming game, set to release this December.
New Zealand studio to release, “Unapologetically a game made for women”.
New wireless adapter frees Rift owners from the tangle of tethered cables.
The displays offer 40% more pixels compared to Apple’s Super Retina display on the iPhone X.
Wisconsin county will pay attorney fees for Californian-based developer that challenged AR permit requirement.
An official filing details plans to create new Virtual Reality hardware with a curved display panel and larger field of view.
Up to 75% discounts on popular VR games and apps. Today only!
Rendering technique takes advantage of human characteristics to offer increased visual fidelity during VR and AR experiences.
The two have partnered to create the first VR experience for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Cara VR 2.0, the new toolset offers improved stitching and stabilisation for more efficient 360 Virtual Reality creation.
The gaming giant will work closely with VR/AR groups at the Station F campus for start-ups.
Joon will launch a new Virtual Reality headset for immersive experiences in the sky.
Plug-In streamlines XR workflow, aims to encourage more developers to use the platform and create content for Virtual and Augmented Reality.
Speculation regarding Huawei launching a Virtual Reality headset finds new ground as XR controller officially filed with the FCC.
Tactical Haptics will showcase new controllers at the IMAX VR Centre in Los Angeles, California.
British broadcaster believes it can help bring Virtual Reality into the mainstream.
The Female Planet’s series director on what motivated her to make the 360-video series, why women are better represented in XR than conventional development and what can be done to ensure more gender parity in the future.
Runaway Play’s heads of VR and Quality Assurance talk about their learnings in accessibility for XR and how early user testing can broaden a game’s potential audience by making sure it’s truly inclusive.
Christophe Mallet, co-founder at London immersive tech agency, Somewhere Else, takes a look at XR’s growing pains and growth spurts since the format’s rebirth in 2013.
Magic Leap and Niantic lead the way, with a total of $702 million invested between them, bringing annual total to $2.5bn.
Nine VR, AR and MR stories from around the web that caught our eyes: 2017 sales data; Smartphone as a camera; AR and city life; Jaron Lanier interview; Free white paper; Porsche tech services; Empathetic storytelling; Nonny de la Peña.
Your Monday morning briefing of the six most read recent stories.
Pixvana attracts funding to expand its toolset and support future projects.
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