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Microsoft’s Metaverse Ambitions Grow as Teams Platform to Include 3D Avatars & Immersive XR...

Microsoft is making a strong bid to bolster its version of the metaverse as it looks to roll out 3D avatars and immersive meetings for...

Quest’s Home Environment is Finally Getting Social Capabilities, Becomes ‘Horizon Home’

One of our longstanding critiques of Quest's social features is the lack of a simple, first-party place to meet up with friends. Finally that's...

Facebook Offers up $10 Million to Draw Creators to ‘Horizon’

Horizon, Facebook's social VR space built around user-generated content, was announced more than two years ago, but the company still isn't quite ready to...
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‘Rec Room’ is Getting a Mario Kart-style Racer on September 29th, Trailer Here

Rec Room, arguably the most successful social VR platform, today announced at its annual Rec Con conference that it's getting a new go-kart racing mini-game that...
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New Social VR Platform Debuts With an Immersive Muse Concert You Can Watch with...

Stageverse is a new social VR platform debuting this week with a two-hour immersive capture of the Muse: Simulation Theory concert. The platform allows...

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...
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