VR/AR


Jaunt acquires AR streaming technology from US-based Personify

Disney, Sky and ProSieben-backed VR and AR company Jaunt has acquired a volumetric streaming software system from US-based Personify. Jaunt has acquired Personify’s ‘Teleporter’ line of business, including key staff, intellectual property, and four pending patents developed around the Teleporter technology. The Teleporter software system is designed to capture, processes and stream life-like augmented reality […]

IDC: global VR headset shipments drop by a third in Q2

Virtual reality headset shipments took a “sharp decline” year-on-year in Q2 2018, though the outlook for the market remains positive, according to IDC. The research firm’s ‘Worldwide Quarterly Augmented and Virtual Reality Headset Tracker’ recorded a 33.7% drop in global headset shipments in the second quarter but predicted this to be a “temporary setback as […]

HTC Vive adds Oculus support for subscription VR service

HTC has broadened support for its Viveport app store and subscription service from its own Vive devices to also include the Oculus Rift. Oculus users are now able to download and purchase hundreds of games and apps from the Viveport store to use with their Rift headset, and can become Viveport Subscriber members. HTC claims […]

Telefonica highlights real-time VR over 5G in Vuelta a Espana demo

Telefonica has demonstrated a new immersive real-time video experience around the 9th stage of the Vuelta a Espana cycling race as part of its 5G Technology Cities initiative. For the demonstration, former Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana winner Pedro Delgado has completed a circuit of the race viewing only images captured by a […]

Jaunt expands VR/AR platform with new R&D efforts

Immersive content firm Jaunt has announced new research and development (R&D) efforts to support its Jaunt XR platform. This business-to-business extended reality platform enables partners to distribute augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and mixed reality (MR) content through their own applications and channels. The new R&D efforts focus on volumetric capture, which makes it […]

Vive Studios to debut first feature-length VR experience

Vive Studios is due premiere what it claims is “the world’s first feature-length cinematic VR experience” at the Raindance Film Festival in London in October. 7 Miracles was created in partnership with Panogramma and Film Production Consultants and recreates the seven miracles performed by Jesus Christ, as told in the Gospel of John, in virtual reality. “We are […]

Report: Oculus Santa Cruz due for Q1 2019 launch

Facebook-owned Oculus is aiming to launch its latest headset, dubbed Santa Cruz, in the first quarter of 2019, according to a virtual reality news site UploadVR The report, which cites “multiple independent sources”, said that official confirmation of the device’s launch date is expected to come at the Oculus Connect 5 conference in California next […]

HTC set to launch wireless adapter for Vive headset

HTC is due to launch the Vive Wireless Adapter in the US next month, which will allow users to experience Vive virtual reality experiences without being tethered to a PC. The adapter is compatible with both Vive and Vive Pro headsets, though Vive Pro owners will need an additional compatibility pack with a connection cable, […]

PlayStation VR sales reach three million

Sony Interactive Entertainment has sold more than three million PlayStation VR (PS VR) systems worldwide, according to official company stats. Sony announced the milestone figure along with the news that it has also sold 21.9 million PS VR games and experiences. “We’d like to thank all our fans for the amazing support, and we’re thrilled […]

BBC turns to World War II for latest VR experience

The BBC’s VR Hub for virtual reality experiences has launched a new interactive VR experience based on World War II bombing raids on Berlin. BBC Northern Ireland teamed up with VR production outfit Immersive VR to stage 1943: Berlin Blitz, based on BBC sound archive recorded during war on a Lancaster bomber raid over Berlin. […]