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Oculus to be "more Microsoft than Apple" on VR software preservation

Oculus CTO John Carmack lamented that "every program I ever wrote for iOS is lost to the ages now"

By Matthew Handrahan

Facebook's new VR chat app will feature paid in-game hosts to model community behaviour

Facebook Horizon Guides will act more like hosts in a physical space, than moderators in a digital one

By Haydn Taylor

Oculus' John Carmack calls Gear VR "a missed opportunity"

CTO offered a "eulogy" for the mobile VR headset, saying its "days are numbered"

By Matthew Handrahan

Oculus adding hand-tracking to Quest

Oculus Connect 6 also sees VR-exclusive Medal of Honor, Facebook Horizon social VR, and Oculus Link for playing Rift games on Quest

By Brendan Sinclair

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

HTC appoints Yves Maitre as new CEO

Vive firm restates commitment to XR as Cher Wang steps down

By Matthew Handrahan

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

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