article thumbnail

The XR Week Peek (2023.01.23): Microsoft shuts down Altspace and MRTK, and more!

The Ghost Howls

Top news of the week (Image by Microsoft) Microsoft lays off 10,000 employees and shuts down its mixed reality projects This is seriously a bad period for the tech industry in general, and of course also for mixed reality. For sure, not having Microsoft backing it will slow down a lot of its development.

Microsoft 323
article thumbnail

Sony is an Official Supporter of OpenXR But Hasn’t Committed to a PSVR Implementation

Road to VR

Despite being among the early supporters of the OpenXR consortium—the industry group building the open standard for XR devices—Sony so far seems to have avoided making a specific commitment to implement OpenXR on PSVR or its next-gen headset. Sony, however, remains an odd one out. After years of development, the OpenXR 1.0

Sony 306
Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

article thumbnail

Sony Acquires Beyond Sports to Expand Metaverse Solutions

XR Today - Mixed Reality tag

Japanese electronics giant Sony recently bought out Beyond Sports, allowing the former to build massive metaverse content for sporting events. Beyond Sports develops real-world data for 3D animations, and its technologies will seamlessly integrate with Sony’s growing portfolio of immersive solutions. it announced this week.

Sony 111
article thumbnail

The XR Week Peek (2021.03.22): Sony reveals PSVR2 controllers, FRL shows the wristband of the future, and more!

The Ghost Howls

Image by Sony Interactive Entertainment). Sony unveils the new controllers of the PSVR2. Sony promises amazing haptic sensations on the controllers, that should be able to provide “impactful, textured, and nuanced” sensations. Image by Microsoft). Top news of the week. It will so have inside-out tracking.

Sony 422
article thumbnail

Microsoft Joins OpenXR, Becoming a Decisive Backer in the Open, Royalty-free VR/AR Standard

Road to VR

Khronos Group , the consortium behind the OpenXR project which aims to standardize the way applications communicate with AR and VR headsets, just added Microsoft to its ranks. Among its count of members, the OpenXR working group consisted of nearly every major player in the industry except Microsoft until now.

Microsoft 273
article thumbnail

Major XR Players Join New Metaverse Forum to Cooperate on Foundational Standards

Road to VR

.” The so-called Metaverse Standards Forum was founded by platform holders, hardware companies, engine/tool creators, and users, with participants including companies such as Adobe, Autodesk, Epic Games, Unity, Meta, Microsoft, nVidia, OTOY, Qualcomm, and Sony. ” Image courtesy Metaverse Standards Forum.

Groups 359
article thumbnail

Big XR News from Unity, Meta, Lamina1, and Apple

XR Today - Mixed Reality tag

On the other hand, Unity is introducing tools that leverage AI to simplify XR content creation processes. Unity Muse, Sentis to Tap AI-Powered Content Creation This week, two AI tools, Unity Muse and Sentis , were released to assist creatives in designing immersive worlds and XR content.

Unity 64