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The most important takeaways from Meta Connect 2022

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Find someone that looks at you like Zuck looks at @boztank #meta #metaconnect #virtualreality — TonyVT SkarredGhost (@SkarredGhost) October 11, 2022. Microsoft 365 is coming to Quest Pro! It has also partnered with Microsoft and Accenture to facilitate the integration of XR solutions inside companies.

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Microsoft to Supply US Army More AR Combat Headsets Following Positive Field Test

Road to VR

Microsoft’s HoloLens-based headset built on contract for the US Army has passed an important round of field testing by soldiers. It was reported in early 2022 that Microsoft was bracing for negative field testing , citing concerns with low-light performance and nausea. IVAS to see if the company could scale production.

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Tokyo Game Show VR 2022 Will Feature A Virtual Dungeon


This year at TGS, in addition to the merch booth, we will also have an exhibit at the online virtual venue, “TOKYO GAME SHOW VR 2022” Please stay tuned to see how the virtual space will turn out [link] #TGSVR #KojimaProductions — KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS (Eng) (@KojiPro2015_EN) August 16, 2022. Why is there nothing in the hall?

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US Congress Halts Orders of Microsoft AR Combat Goggles Amid Reports of Headaches & Eyestrain

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In 2021, Microsoft won a United States Army defense contract worth up to $22 billion which would support the development of an Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS), a tactical AR headset for soldiers based on HoloLens 2. The rejection cites rocky tests conducted last year.

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AWE EU 2022 Is Headed for Lisbon


A number of those names are also on the roster at AWE EU 2022. Microsoft, Google, the XRA – and That’s Just One Talk. A talk on day two will discuss “Reframing Identity for Mixed Reality,” and feature Carrie Valladares of Microsoft , Karim Mohammadali of Google , and XR Association Vice President of Public Policy Joan O’Hara.

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Altspace VR to Shut Down Following Microsoft Layoffs

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Last Friday, Microsoft-owned immersive social platform Altspace VR (virtual reality) announced the closure of its service effective March 10, 2023. The decision comes following recent lay offs at Microsoft. The entire division faces an uncertain future following Microsoft laying off 11,000 workers this month.

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The VR Awards Announce 2022 Finalists


Meanwhile, the Pico Neo3 Link, Varjo Aero, and VIVE Flow will be duking it out for the title of VR Hardware of the Year 2022 along with non-headset nominees like the Maestro DK3. If you want to join the VR Award’s 2022 ceremony to celebrate all things VR excellence then please book your tickets here. Credit: AIXR.