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27 VR Apps for Remote Work, Education, Training, Design Review, and More

One of VR's biggest strengths is the ability to make those at a distance feel like they're physically near each other. While this is...

‘Rec Room’ Begins Early Rollout on Select Android Devices

We were expecting to see Rec Room make its way to Google Play sometime this fall. With little fanfare though, the popular social VR platform...

Facebook Creates New Internal Organization to Build “the Metaverse”

Facebook Reality Labs, the company's AR/VR research and development team, announced the creation of a special product group focused on developing its future vision...

‘Rec Room’ Adds More Flexibility to Avatar System with New Full-body, Animated Costumes

Ever since the social VR platform Rec Room launched in 2016, its avatar system has notably lacked full-body inverse kinematics like you see in...

‘VRChat’ Secures $80M Series D Funding to Create its Own Digital Economy

VRChat, the popular social VR platform, announced its secured a Series D funding round of $80 million, which brings to the startup more than...

VR Education Platform ‘ENGAGE’ Raises $10.7M to Build ‘Oasis’ Metaverse for Business

VR Education Holdings, the company behind the social VR platform ENGAGE, announced it's raised €9 million (~$10.7 million) which will help it expand beyond...
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Google’s Project Starline is a Light-field Display System for Immersive Video Calls

This week Google revealed Project Starline, a booth-sized experimental system for immersive video chatting, purportedly using a bevy of sensors, a light-field display, spatial...

Social VR App ‘Rec Room’ Raises $100M Financing, Now at $1.25B Valuation

Rec Room, the social VR platform, announced it has secured a $100 million financing round, bringing the company's valuation to $1.25 billion. This makes...

Facebook Gives Sneak Peek of New Avatar System for Quest, Watch It Here

At the all-digital version of SXSW 2021 today, Facebook's Mark Rabkin, VP of Oculus, showed off an upcoming new version of its avatar system...

‘The Museum of Other Realities’ Free to Visit for The Next 2 Weeks

The Museum of Other Realities (MOR), the immersive multiplayer art museum for virtual reality, is temporarily open to the public for free in celebration of select...

‘Rec Room’ Plus Members Can Now Exchange In-game Tokens for Real Cash

Rec Room wants to create a functional digital economy which would let creators generate content for the social VR app and sell it to others...

Two Tools to Make Your Own Avatar for Social VR Apps like ‘VRChat’ &...

With growing usage of social virtual worlds and spaces like VRChat and Mozilla Hubs, you might be looking for a way to make your own...

Microsoft Announces Mesh, a Foundation for Building Multi-user XR Applications

Today during the Microsoft Ignite developer conference, the company announced Mesh, a new cloud-based service which Microsoft says will streamline the creation of multi-user...

‘VRChat’ Can Now Import Free Customizable ‘Ready Player Me’ Avatars

Ready Play Me, the free avatar maker from Wolf3D, now supports exporting avatars to VRChat, making it quick and easy to get a customizable avatar...

Microsoft to Talk About the Future of XR in Ignite 2021 Keynote Hosted in...

Microsoft is looking to make good use of its social VR platform AltspaceVR next week as it hosts its first Ignite keynote in virtual...
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