XR Web Roundup

XR web roundup: August 13th

XR web roundup: August 13th

Every week, we share nine XR stories from around the web that caught our eyes here at

1) The coming battle over the metaverse

Financial Times says Big Tech aims to shape how fully immersive, virtual reality worlds evolve

2) The best VR headsets you can buy

There's never been a better time to jump into virtual reality, according to Engadget.

3) Valve’s Next VR headset is Becoming Clearer

YouTuber Thrillseeker does a great job in this video

4) Photonics Shapes the Worlds of Augmented and Virtual Reality

Innovative projectors, displays, waveguides, and cameras are steadily improving the performance and power consumption of AR/VR headsets.

5) The Hundred take cricket to a new dimension with augmented reality avatars

Sky Sports and The Hundred have come together to unveil ground-breaking technology

6) Connecting in the Metaverse: The Making of the GTC Keynote

See how a small team of artists were able to blur the line between real and rendered in Nvidia’s GTC21 keynote in this behind-the-scenes documentary

7) XPLOR to build £1m Yorkshire XR studio

The facility should be completed in Wakefield later this year.

8) Turns out Lone Echo II isn't launching this month

Looks like it won't be releasing at the end of August, after all.

9) Our favorite movies set in video games or virtual reality

Take a break from business and join Nerdist on a Free Guy fueled trip down memory lane

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