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VR firm MWM Immersive expands into games publishing

Rebrands as MWM Interactive, debut title is Creature In The Well

By James Batchelor

Beat Games Studio is now funding new VR games

Beat Saber dev will back up belief that VR "desperately needs new directions" with investment funds

Oculus VR loses its head of mobile

Max Cohen left this month, after leading Gear VR, Oculus Go, and starting push toward Oculus Quest

By Matthew Handrahan

Nate Mitchell leaves Oculus

Mitchell becomes the last of the VR outfit's original co-founders to leave Facebook

By Brendan Sinclair

VR streaming platform Vreal shuts down and lays off staff

"We were definitely ahead of our time," says virtual reality startup

By Haydn Taylor

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

VR streaming platform LIV raises $1m seed funding

Investors include Oculus founder Palmer Luckey and Beat Games' CEO Jaroslav Beck

Digital Catapult launches AR and VR accelerator programme for UK startups

Early-stage companies to receive mentorship and access to investors

By Haydn Taylor

Jaroslav Beck steps down as CEO of Beat Saber studio

Beck will now focus on the game's music, while Vladimir Hrincar takes over as CEO

By Matthew Handrahan

Valve releases CAD files for Index headset

Modeling, design files aim to encourage mod-ability, including "frunk" accessories

By Rebekah Valentine

Valve is already exploring "untethered" Index VR hardware

Gabe Newell placed new headset alongside Half-Life and Steam as a "milestone" for the company

By Matthew Handrahan

Trust Esport invests €1.5m in smartVR

French investment fund supports development of VR arcades and related esports services

By Rebekah Valentine

Seven years on from Oculus Rift's launch, how far have we come? | Opinion

Game Dragons' Andrew Oliver ponders the current state of virtual reality, and how it might benefit from 5G and streaming

By Andrew Oliver

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

Blood & Truth, Astro Bot Rescue Mission, Hellblade and more among VR Awards finalists

Winners will be revealed in London ceremony on November 11

Facebook: $5m in Oculus Quest software sold since launch

VP of AR and VR Andrew Bosworth indicates size of the software market in Oculus Quest's first two weeks

By Matthew Handrahan

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

Slightly Mad Studios withdraws trademark for Mad Box console

Withdrawal follows opposition from French casual games firm called Madbox

By James Batchelor

Dark Slope thinking bigger with warehouse-scale VR

Co-founder CJ Hervey says location-based VR solves a lot of challenges, but adds in new ones

By Brendan Sinclair

Viveport Infinity subscription costs $12.99 per month, starts April 2

Offers Vive users unlimited access to virtual reality games and apps, $99 annual option also available

Oculus: "It's no longer a burden to get into virtual reality"

Nate Mitchell and Jason Rubin discuss how a two-pronged approach with Quest and Rift S will finally bring down the barriers to VR

By James Batchelor

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