Monthly Archives: May 2020

XR for Media Newsfeed – May 31, 2020

VRScout: Powering The Next Generation Of Virtual Music Experiences

Venture Beat: HTC Cofounder Peter Chou launches XRspace to bring social VR to the masses

The Verge: HTC’s former CEO is making a risky bet on a new VR headset and virtual world

VRFocus: Wallace & Gromit’s Next Adventure Will Be In AR

ScreenRant: How the Virtual Reality in Katy Perry’s American Idol Finale Performance Works

AR Post: Experience Famous Artworks in Augmented Reality With “Museum From Home”

Disney Parks Blog: New ILMxLAB Virtual Reality Experience, ‘Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge‘ Will Bring Adventures on Batuu Home To YOU

VRFocus: Why Now Is The Time For AAA Studios To Consider VR

Digital Bodies: Magic Leap’s Future in Doubt as CEO Rony Abovitz Exits

USAToday: How 5G could make augmented reality and mixed reality more real

Forbes: 13 Ways VR May Power Future Marketing


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XR for Media Newsfeed – May 23, 2020

c|net: With real theaters closed, actors are turning to virtual reality

UploadVR: Felix & Paul Studios Brings More Great 360-Degree Films To Oculus Quest

VR/focus: Cannes XR Virtual to Hold June Event in Museum of Other Realities

Engadget: Spatial goes free, aiming to become the Zoom of virtual collaboration

Deadline: SXSW To Launch Virtual Cinema On Oculus TV

CNBC: Apple buys virtual reality company NextVR

ESPN: Why virtual reality is still a pipe dream for the NHL

c|net: We’re all on the holodeck now, VR headset or not

The Guardian: Fortnite Party Royale is the most fun you can have in the metaverse

RoadToVR: ‘Tales from Soda Island’ is a Spectacular Animated Short Built Entirely in VR

VentureBeat: Holographic VR meetings just became real, whether you’re ready or not

Medium: How the Virtual World “Second Life” is a Showcase of the Metaverse


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XR for Media Newsfeed: May 3, 2020

Times of Israel: With Jerusalem locked down, holy site pilgrims turn to virtual reality

VR/focus: The Virtual Arena: The Changing VR Out-Of-Home Landscape – Part 1

VR/focus: The Virtual Arena: The Changing VR Out-Of-Home Landscape – Part 2

Animation Magazine: Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation VR Short ‘Lutaw’ Sets Sail Via Tribeca Cinema360

artnet News: In the Changed World After Lockdown, We Will Need Smarter New Ways to Interact With Art. I Believe Virtual Reality Is the Answer

Variety: Magic Leap Reportedly Lays Off 1,000, or Half Its Workforce, Halting Consumer Product Plans

RoadToVR: ‘Bigscreen’ Brings On-Demand Movies in New ‘Movies & Events’ Update

LA Times: Actors sheltering at home perform in live VR experiences, making case for new theater form

Tech Crunch: Magic Leap’s $2.6 billion bait and switch

VRScout: Pro NFL Players’ First Endorsement Deal Is A Lineup Of VR Products

VR/focus: Funimation’s Catalogue of Anime Is Coming To Bigscreen, Starting With ‘Your Name’

Entrepreneur: The First-Ever Live, Virtual Reality Comedy Special Could Only Happen Now

RoadToVR: John Legend, Tinashe to Play Live Shows in Social VR Platform ‘Wave’

SingularityHub: The World’s Biggest Social Virtual Reality Gathering Is Happening Right Now

RoadToVR: Reggie Watts to Kick Off Live Show Series in ‘AltspaceVR’ Starting Saturday

Business Insider: Finland invited the entire country to a virtual concert in an online version of its capital city — take a look

VR/focus: Felix & Paul Studios To Release Alegria – A Spark Of Light For Oculus Go This Week


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