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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. Thanks Gianluigi Perrone for the tip!).

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The XR Week Peek (2021.03.08): Microsoft launches Mesh, HTC and Pico tease new hardware, and more!

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Microsoft announces Mesh, an XR collaboration platform. Alex Kipman promised us a Microsoft Ignite conference with an amazing level of immersion , and he kept his word. But since Microsoft owns one of those studios (and using it costs around $100K/day if I remember well!), You are all fantastic! Here you are my flower for you!

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The XR Week Peek (2023.10.11): Meta Quest 3 ships now, a cheaper model may come in 2024… and more!

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More info Jim Ryan hints at a possible PlayStation metaverse The court documents related to the FTC vs Microsoft trial related to the acquisition of Activision contain a very interesting piece of information related to what Sony may be working on. This would be great for having a more natural interaction on Quest 3.

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The XR Week Peek (2022.07.18): Magic Leap 2 price revealed, new rumors about Apple, and more!

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In my opinion, Magic Leap 2 is a superior device to HoloLens 2 (see my hands-on here ), so I think that with these prices, it can have good success in the enterprise market, starting to gain shares with regard to Microsoft. Unreal Engine 5 has brought two interesting features with its release: Lumen and Nanite. Funny link. Funny link.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.06.13): Magic Leap exploring a sale, events are going virtual and more!

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And while this is anyway a good result for a startup (developing an AR headsets means spending billions in R&D), targeting the consumer market has been a suicide move , that let Microsoft get full control of the profitable enterprise market. Who knows…. More info (nReal teases new headset) More info (nReal changes name).

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The XR Week Peek (2020.10.26): DecaGear is an intriguing VR headset, HTC is working on a new device, and more!

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Tips & Tricks for the Quest 2! New tips and tricks for Quest 2 are being published for Quest 2: Quest 2 doesn’t work well outdoor, even in conditions when the tracking of the Quest 1 worked. Facebook and Microsoft publish two interesting research projects for VR. News worth a mention. News from partners (and friends).

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The XR Week Peek (2020.05.11): new Quest is in the works, Magic Leap may pivot to healthcare, and more!

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I hope that a future rumor clarifies a bit more what is Facebook’s strategy. (Thanks Alessio Palumbo for the tip!). Unreal Engine 4.25 update, Unreal Engine has added many features that may be useful in crafting XR experiences. I am very excited by this news, but at the same time, I’m very confused. Other relevant news.