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Digital Catapult launches second Immersive Lab in Brighton

Technology innovation centre Digital Catapult has opened its second Immersive Lab in Brighton, the firm has announced. Following on from the success of its London-based Immersive Lab that launched earlier this year, Digital Catapult now hopes to broaden its services by providing VR, AR and MR support to an even …

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SuperData: Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality headsets will outsell Oculus two-to-one in Q4

Yesterday, IHS Markit told MCV it expects Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality headsets will have a "slow start" when they launch later this month, but SuperData’s VP of research and strategy Stephanie Llamas predicts it will actually outsell both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive this quarter.  "Microsoft has a great shot at …

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Samsung’s HMD Odyssey headset to usher in Windows Mixed Reality Ultra tier for gaming

As well as announcing it had saved social VR start-up AltSpaceVR, Microsoft also announced that all Windows Mixed Reality headsets are now available for pre-order at its MR event last night – and that includes Samsung’s newly unveiled HMD Odyssey headset. Available for $499.99 on November 6th in the US, …

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Microsoft acquires social VR startup AltSpaceVR

Microsoft kicked off its Windows Mixed Reality event with a bang last night, announcing it had acquired social VR app startup Altspace VR. The firm had been struggling earlier in the year, and had even announced it was shutting down in July after a new funding round fell through. Only …

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HTC Viveport developers to keep all profits until 2018

HTC Vive is to boost the amount of revenue share developers receive on its global Viveport store to celebrate its one-year anniversary, the company has announced. This is in addition to a swathe of new features for developers that will be rolling out very soon. From October until the end …

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OPINION: WarDucks CEO on moving from mobile to console VR

Nikki Lannen, CEO and founder of Dublin-based studio WarDucks (pictured right), speaks to MCV about her studio’s transition from mobile to console VR.  Virtual reality is the future. That looks pretty certain. The hardware is evolving, and adoption will almost certainly continue to increase. I work in a virtual reality …

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Fast Travel Games raises $2.1m in Series A funding for new VR title

Fast Travel Games, the VR studio founded by ex-EA, Rovio and DICE employees, has announced it’s raised a $2.1m series A funding rounded. The funding was led by leading Nordic venture capital firm Industrifonden, with participation from Creades, Inbox Capital and existing investor Sunstone Capital. This brings the company’s total …

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