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Week That Was: 15th December

Week That Was: 15th December

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.

 

Top Stories

Every PS VR Game From PlayStation Experience 2017

All the PlayStation VR news, announcements and reveals from this weekend’s Californian event.

Immersive Reality: A Star Wars Story

With Star Wars: The Last Jedi, releasing in cinemas this week, we look at the franchise’s appearances in VR and AR and ask whether these are the apps you’re looking for to bring XR to mainstream audiences.

 

News

Oculus Launch Pad Announces 14 New VR Scholarships

The selected Virtual Reality projects will receive a total of $620,000 between them, including networking, training and mentorship access.

Magic Leap to Reveal First Product Next Week?

The most secretive company in XR hints it could be about to break its silence…

PS VR Sells 2 Million Units

Milestone figure confirms Sony’s successful investment in driving Virtual Reality to gamers, with 150 VR titles released to date.

 

Interviews And Opinion

The Magic Of VR: Pulling Rabbits Out Of Hats

Hatrabbit Entertainment's co-founders talk to us about being pioneers, escapists and dreamers, and the importance of finding out fast what the public enjoys.

VR’s Emotional Future

We speak to Fibrum’s founder about the company’s ambitions to bring emotions to people in Virtual Reality that they may be lacking in everyday life.

 

Regulars

XR Web Roundup: 12th December

Nine VR, AR and MR stories from around the web this week: LBE; Adoption; Aviation; Sports; Psychology; War Photography; Children’s hospital; and Star Wars.

Six Of The Best: 11th December

Your Monday morning briefing of the six most read recent stories.

 

Deals

Start-up’s $3 Million Funding And IMAX Partnership

The Hong Kong company will use funding to accelerate development of content and expanding the reach of their product across the globe.

Apple Acquires Shazam

Alongside its popular music identifying service, Apple has acquired Shazam’s AR platform for branded content.

 

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