Market for Mixed Reality To Be Worth $187m By 2025

A new report on the rise of mixed reality (MR) by Transparency Market Research shows that demand for the technology will continue to grow, fuelled in particular by the videogame and entertainment markets. Mixed reality (MR) is a relatively newcomer to the technology field, though is usually filed alongside the related technologies of virtual reality…

Steam Preview For Microsoft VR Headsets Arrives Nov. 15

Microsoft is planning to make a preview of its SteamVR integration available on Nov. 15. The preview should make hundreds of VR apps available on Steam playable on headsets from Acer, Lenovo, HP, Dell and Samsung. So far, Microsoft has only offered access to developers through closed access to a Steam app. We recently reviewed…

Report: Apple AR Headset Coming In 2020 With Brand New OS

Apple’s ARKit marks the start of a long journey for the company’s work with augmented reality technology, but the long-rumored AR headset the company may be working on may still be years away from release. A new report from Bloomberg claims that Apple is aiming to have its AR headset ready in 2019 and possibly…

Review: Acer’s $400 Windows VR Headset And Controllers

I had a strange feeling the first time I packed the Acer VR headset into a bag with two hand controllers, a laptop and earbuds, and realized that’s all I needed to enjoy a walk-around virtual world. It was a bit like when you pat your pockets for your phone only to realize you’re already…

Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan Creates VR experience for new Single “Aeronaut”

Musicians have been experimenting with virtual reality (VR) and 360-degree video for the last couple of years now with the latest to utilise the technology being ex-frontman for Smashing Pumpkins, two-time GRAMMY Award winning artist William Patrick Corgan (aka Billy Corgan). Corgan collaborated with teams from Isobar and Viacom NEXT alongside San Francisco based filmmaker and…

Billy Corgan Teases VR Experience With ‘Aeronaut’ Music Video

A volumetric captured Corgan soars through Tilt Brush and Blocks by Google created VR art. Two-time GRAMMY Award winning artist William Patrick Corgan is teasing us with a music video for his new VR experience. The 2-D preview version is for Corgan’s new VR video “Aeronaut,” a single off his recently released solo album “Ogilala.”…

Asad & Assad AR Documentary Seeks Funding on Kickstarter

Last week saw several Kickstarter projects emerge and succeed with various forms of success, such as Pimax and its 8K head-mounted display (HMD) or ZephVR’s fan accessory. Another to launch wasn’t for hardware, instead 1RIC the studio of augmented reality (AR) artist Asad J. Malik has launched a funding campaign for an AR documentary Asad & Assad….

TPCast Opens US Office, HTC Vive Wireless Adapter Ships this Month

TPCast has announced the opening of its US Office in Sunnyvale, California at the heart of the Silicon Valley. Headquartered in Beijing, TPCast is set to introduce a commercial wireless adapter for PC virtual reality (VR), the TPCast Wireless Adapter for HTC Vive, to North America this month. The product has been commercially available in…

VR Could Still be on the Cards for Xbox One X Hints Microsoft

When Microsoft officially announced Xbox One X – Project Scorpio as it was back then – during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2016, Xbox chief Phil Spencer didn’t shy away from announcing that the console would deliver ‘high fidelity VR’ experiences. Since then however any mention of virtual reality (VR) has been actively snubbed by…

Microsoft is Bringing HoloLens to 29 new European Markets

While augmented reality (AR) is now gaining ground on virtual reality (VR) in the consumer sphere thanks to developments such as Apple’s ARKit or Google ARCore, when it comes to enterprise customers Microsoft’s HoloLens is still a dominant force. But the AR headset hasn’t always been the easy device to get hold off depending on…

Intel’s Kim Pallister Weighs In On VR

Intel are one of the biggest and most recognisable names in computer technology, the second largest manufacturer of semiconductor chips in the world and a company deeply involved in the world of virtual reality (VR). While not as outwardly involved as companies such as Oculus or Google, Intel nonetheless play a central role in the…

How AR is Making its Way into Crime Scene Investigations

CSIs just jumped into the future with tuServ, a new generation of policing software developed by Black Marble that uses the power of Augmented Reality via Microsoft HoloLens. AR is finding its way into all sorts of existing industries, and now the groundbreaking technology is helping law enforcement solve crimes. tuServ is an AR application that embraces…

CCP Games Ending VR Efforts After Building Its Biggest Titles

In what can only be characterized as one of the biggest blows to the budding VR industry, CCP Games is shelving its VR efforts. The Iceland-based creator of EVE Online is one of VR’s biggest proponents and earliest developers, producing some of the industry’s most prominent titles including Rift-first space battle game EVE: Valkyrie, mobile…

Sony Reveal Fast Travel Games’ First VR Title Apex Construct

If you own a PlayStation VR headset then you’ll know that there are plenty of virtual reality (VR) titles currently available for it. If you’re worried about future content then you needn’t be as Sony Interactive Entertainment’s (SIE) press conference today has showcased plenty of new titles that are either coming this year or soon….

Learn About the Latest Advances in VR and AR technology at Develop:VR

It’s been an incredible year for virtual reality (VR) with amazing experiences coming to headsets, discounts galore, new devices and technologies being revealed, and more events either featuring or being dedicated to immersive entertainment. But 2017 isn’t over yet, and for those keen on learning more about VR in all its forms Tandem Events will…

Microsoft Flat Lens Patent Could Improve Next Generation HoloLens

The current version of HoloLens is not generally considered to be its final iteration. The current build is available only to developers and certain enterprise customers selected by Microsoft, partially since there are still a number of criticisms of the HoloLens in its current version, including its narrow field-of-view and its sheer bulk due to…

HP Microsoft Mixed Reality Headset & Controllers Unboxing Video

Holiday season is almost upon us and fthose of you who have want to purchase a Christmas gift may be considering of buying one of Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Headsets. If you need a quick run-down of the latest mixed reality (MR) headsets available from Microsoft, check out VRFocus’s rundown here. Since then, Microsoft announced a…

The Biggest Oculus, SteamVR And Windows Releases OF The Week 10/22/17

Welcome to our new list format! As you’ll know, Microsoft released its first Windows VR headsets earlier this month and, well, there are now simply way too many VR releases to keep up with. So we’re doing a bit of a reshuffle ourselves; here you’ll find all the biggest releases for PC-based VR headsets this…

Microsoft Launch MOVE Studio to Convince VR Naysayers

Microsoft has launched MOVE Studio, an application created exclusively for Windows Mixed Reality head-mounted displays (HMDs) with the intention of becoming the inaugural experience for virtual reality (VR) newcomers. MOVE Studio grants users control of the appearance, sound and visual effects of the experience, entirely through hand and hand movement. Microsoft commissioned MAP Design Lab…

Psychsoftpc Launch New Range of VR & 4K Gaming Desktops

Psychsoftpc has today announced new offerings for gaming computers with the newest Intel 8th Generation Core i7 CPUs. The 8th Gen Intel Core processor family, the newest generation of processors, is designed for what’s coming next: virtual reality (VR) and 4K gaming. Gamers can experience exceptional performance, immersive entertainment and simple convenience with 8th Gen…

Hammerhead & Microsoft Open Volumetric Capture Studio for VR Videogames & Experiences

Hammerhead VR has today announced the opening of Dimension, a new volumetric video and 3D capture studio, in partnership with Microsoft Mixed Reality Capture Studio and Digital Catapult. Dimension captures humans and objects in volumetric detail; delivering significant advantages to the visual quality that can be achieved the creation of virtual humans and environments for…

Exclusive: Inside Europe’s Amazing New Volumetric Capture Studio, Dimension

It was with some confusion that I walked into a bustling lumberyard on the London outskirts of Wimbledon yesterday afternoon. Syren developer Hammerhead had promised something amazing to show me, but as I walked past lorries shifting materials and workers digging into fry-ups, I’d begun to wonder exactly what could be so spectacular. Then, like…

Is Sound the Secret Sauce for Making Immersive Experiences?

To build truly believable virtual environments, we need to believe our ears as much as our eyes. It took me a second to pinpoint the strangely familiar noise coming from the corner of the room, but then I saw the red plush toy perched on top of a lamp, and realized the Angry Bird call…