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How Different XR Companies Approach Cloud Services


As this article was being written, Varjo further expanded its cloud with Unreal and Unity engine integrations. Likewise, AutoDesk offers its XR cloud services through a partnership with Amazon. A similar relationship exists between Azure and Microsoft’s MR hardware. CloudXR From NVIDIA. Your Forecast: Cloudy.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.09.28): The debate on Facebook continues, Microsoft acquires Zenimax, and more!

The Ghost Howls

The game is very different from its predecessor, and it is less a realistic combat simulator and more an adrenaline multiplayer game, like Unreal Tournament or Quake Arena. Microsoft has acquired Zenimax for $7.5B. In-between the console wars, Microsoft has bought Bethesda’s parent company, Zenimax, for $7.5B. Let’s dream!).

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59% of VR Developers Use Unity, But Devs Make More Money With Unreal

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Epic’s Unreal Engine 4 started out in the high end, and it has moved lower through pricing tactics and revisions that enable it to be the foundation of mobile games. Ditto with Google and ditto with Microsoft.”. Sweeney said that Unreal Engine had its best year of all time in revenues, and then 2016 revenues doubled the 2015 numbers.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.08.24): Facebook login gets imposed on Quest and the community riots, and much more!

The Ghost Howls

Someone invokes saviors like Google and Amazon, but even if they managed to succeed, they are other data-harvesting companies , so in any case, we are f**ked. Apple threatens future support in Unreal Engine. More info (Apple threatens Epic) More info (Microsoft files an official support for Epic). Other relevant news.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.07.13): Sony invests in Epic, Rockstar is working on an AAA VR game, and more!

The Ghost Howls

And all of this comes in a period when other partnerships between tech giants are happening: remember that some weeks ago, Microsoft closed its streaming service Mixer and allied with Facebook Gaming to fight the quasi-monopoly of (Amazon-owned) Twitch. Unreal Engine can now use your iPhone to record facial animations.

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Big News XR from BMW, Meta, Apple, Campfire, Nreal, and Cannes XR

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Apple’s upcoming MR headset is expected to be a high-end device that will compete with headsets from Meta and Microsoft. However, in recent years, Epic Games has dramatically pushed the Unreal Engine as a tool for immersive content creation and distribution, giving the shared parties’ argument far more credence.

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Who Will Own the Metaverse?

AR Insider

The incumbents like Facebook, Google, Apple, Microsoft or Snap already own global social graphs, but perhaps looking to unseat them could be the multiplayer gaming behemoths like Sony, Activision Blizzard or EA, or 3D-specific ideas like Aura’s “avatar as a service”.