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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

Fast Travel CEO navigates VR's speed bumps

With two new VR titles launching in quick succession, Oskar Burman talks about how far the market has come and where it can improve

By Brendan Sinclair

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

The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: How unconscious bias is holding back the industry

This week the team discuss the dangers of unconscious bias, the benefits of diversity, and the slow progress of virtual reality

By GamesIndustry Staff

Half-Life: Alyx changes the game for VR exclusives | Opinion

Never mind the hardware -- Valve is dipping deep into its own playbook to become the default storefront for VR software

By Rob Fahey

CD Projekt dismisses investor fears over Cyberpunk and Half-Life: Alyx release clash

“That niche is very, very, very -- and I could add a few 'verys' here -- small"

By Matthew Handrahan

Phil Spencer: "Nobody's asking for VR" on Xbox

Xbox boss cites concerns with VR's form and popularity in strategy around Microsoft's next console

By Matthew Handrahan

VR would be "a really dark space right now" without Facebook's money

At Reboot Develop Red, Chet Faliszek reflected on progress in the VR industry since he departed Valve

By Matthew Handrahan

LIV streaming VR platform raises $2.6m from Hiro Capital

Prague-based firm is Hiro's second deal as lead Series A investor

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

John Carmack moves to "consulting CTO" role at Oculus

Industry veteran will focus on AI, with Oculus now taking a "modest slice" of his time

By Matthew Handrahan

John Carmack wins Lifetime Achievement prize at VR Awards 2019

Oculus Quest crowned best hardware, while A Fisherman's Tale is declared best game

By James Batchelor

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

Google ending Daydream

Company will stop selling View VR headset holder, citing decreasing usage and lack of adoption by developers and consumers

By Brendan Sinclair

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

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