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Facebook Announces Horizon, a VR Massive-Multiplayer World

TechCrunch reports: "Facebook today announced it’s building its own Ready Player One Oasis. Facebook Horizon is a virtual reality sandbox universe where you can...

The VR Companies Shaking Up Location-Based Entertainment

Forbes reports: "It’s been predicted that by 2023, location-based entertainment (LBE) will make up around 11% of the virtual reality (VR) industry. This sector...

The 5 Biggest Virtual And Augmented Reality Trends In 2020 Everyone...

Forbes reports: "2019 was a growth year for virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR)– known collectively as extended reality (XR). The presence of these breakthrough...

How Nexus Studios Plans to Bring Augmented Reality to Entertainment Venues

Variety reports: "Amusement park guests may soon be able to get personal tours from their favorite characters, who will guide them from ride to...

Niantic Launches ‘Pokemon Go’ Photo Contest

Variety reports: "A “Pokémon Go” photo contest kicks off next week giving contestants a chance to show off their favorite Pocket Monster buddies for...

HTC Brings Viveport Infinity to Valve’s Index VR Headset

VentureBeat reports: "The virtual reality app subscription service Viveport Infinity is now available for Valve’s Index VR headset, HTC announced, bringing all-you-can-watch and -play...

Disney-Backed VR Startup Tyffon Raises $7.8 Million

Variety reports: "Disney-backed immersive media startup Tyffon has raised a new $7.8 million Series A round of funding. The company wants to use the new cash...

This Week in XR: Google’s AR Maps, Goodbye to Gear, VR...

Forbes reports: "It's been a long time since we've written about the pioneering Samsung Gear mobile VR HMD. Probably because they were stinky and...

Phone-Based VR is Officially Over

The Verge reports: "Mobile virtual reality headsets helped millions of people try out VR, but as of yesterday, they’re all but officially a thing...

VR’s Surprising Benefits (& Serious Risks)

Forbes reports: "Much is written about the great power and promise of immersive technologies like virtual reality (VR). VR ultimately takes us places, and...