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Analysts dole out 2020 predictions

Panel of industry watchers call their shots for the upcoming year in games (and assess how their 2019 calls turned out)

By Brendan Sinclair

Magic Leap launches upgraded headset, reportedly lays off dozens

Company said to have planned to sell over 100k Magic Leaps in first year, only sold 6k in six months

By Rebekah Valentine

Niantic and Qualcomm collaborating on augmented reality glasses

Multi-year partnership will see Pokémon Go developer working on hardware and software for new AR platform

By James Batchelor

Latest Augmented Reality articles

The AR revolution creeps closer | Opinion

Augmented Reality has been “a few years away” for around a decade now - but with major tech firms lining up real product launches, the countdown has started in earnest

By Rob Fahey

HoloLens 2 now shipping

Microsoft begins sending out the $3,500 second iteration of its augmented reality headset

Niantic announces Creator Program to support AR development

Pokemon Go developer also offering funding opportunities, AR development kit

By Rebekah Valentine

Absurd:joy aims to "invent a genre of content no one has ever seen before"

Ex-Owlchemy Labs devs Alex Schwartz and Cy Wise launching new VR/AR company making things that may or may not be games

By Brendan Sinclair

New Kickstarter from CastAR's Jeri Ellsworth raises $560,000 on day one

Hardware engineer is now working on Tilt Five, augmented reality glasses for 3D tabletop gaming

By James Batchelor

XRDC: 59% of AR/VR developers are working on games

Oculus Rift surpassed HTC Vive this year as the top AR/VR/MR development platform

By Rebekah Valentine

Digital Catapult launches AR and VR accelerator programme for UK startups

Early-stage companies to receive mentorship and access to investors

By Haydn Taylor

Magic Leap suing ex-employee for stealing tech to make his own XR headset

Florida start-up claims former engineer's Nreal Light headset bears a "striking similarity" to confidential company tech

By Rebekah Valentine

VR and AR will converge, says Unity XR lead

Timoni West foresees a future where VR/AR/mixed reality technology outpaces consoles, offers alternative to PCs

By Rebekah Valentine

Inside Station F: The grander ambitions of Ubisoft

Ubisoft's focus on emerging technology, from blockchain to VR, points to something bigger for the French games giant

By Haydn Taylor

Minecraft Earth gives franchise a Pokémon Go twist

Microsoft launching free-to-play augmented reality mobile game in closed beta this summer

By Brendan Sinclair

Employees demand Microsoft cancels $479m HoloLens military contract

Engineers on the project believed it would “push the boundaries of gaming”, not “turn warfare into a simulated video game”

By James Batchelor

Microsoft adds eye-tracking, doubles field of view for HoloLens 2

Will launch later this year for $3,500, Unreal Engine and Unity support on the way

By James Batchelor

Niantic launches $1m AR game contest

Pokémon Go developer encourages developers to "think outside the box"

By James Batchelor

AR/VR spending to jump 69% in 2019 - IDC

PSVR continues to lead VR market with 463,000 units shipped last quarter; firm says AR software will overtake VR before 2022

By Brendan Sinclair

Niantic invests in holographic AR display outfit

Pokemon Go creator among latest backers in DigiLens' Series C funding round

By Brendan Sinclair

US Army awards $480 million contract for Microsoft's Hololens

Augmented reality headset prototypes will be developed to increase "lethality, mobility, and situational awareness"

By Rebekah Valentine

Niantic working with United Nations to promote tourism through its games

New partnership will Pokémon Go and Ingress events built around local culture and history

By James Batchelor

SuperData: Mobile AR to generate more revenue than VR by 2021

But virtual reality set for a strong year in 2019, with Oculus Quest expected to outsell Rift by three to one

By James Batchelor

What is Rovio's Project Magic?

Simo Hämäläinen says augmented reality has always been treated like a gimmick, but the Angry Birds firm hopes to change that

By James Batchelor

Magic Leap wants to avoid a takeover and go public

CEO Ronny Abovitz believes an IPO would be "the best thing for the creative community"

By Matthew Handrahan

Magic Leap indie developer grant programme to launch this year

Successful applicants will receive "support to accelerate their development"

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