Google’s first ever product keynote at GDC 2019, in San Francisco this week, hosted the announcement of its upcoming cloud-based game streaming service, Stadia. Integrated with the company’s existing cloud computing infrastructure, the service is being developed with the cooperation of major industry partners, including Epic Games and Ubisoft. This move leverages Google’s recent high profile hires from the games … Read More
Just ahead of GDC, Beat Games announced Beat Saber sold a million copies, released a Monstercat music expansion pack, and announced that it would be an Oculus Quest launch title. The rhythm game shows no sign of slowing down. So far, Beat Saber is arguably VR gaming’s greatest success story. The title was a viral hit even before release. According … Read More
SXSW Interactive 2019 just ended, and virtual and augmented reality (“xR”) were again focal points for the weeklong technology conference and music festival. This year I didn’t have an official SXSW pass – but I still got to enjoy much of the programming, insights, and trends through event, news, and the general buzz that SXSW creates. If you weren’t in … Read More
The following is part of our China Quarterly VR/AR Headset Forecast & Tracker, which includes forecasts, vendor market share, and insights about virtual and augmented reality head-mounted displays in China. DPVR, a virtual reality technology company based in Shanghai, China, is applying to go public and plans to raise tens of millions of financing to fund the company’s operations, research and … Read More
The following is part of our Augmented Reality Intelligence Service, which includes data, analysis, and insights about augmented reality and related technologies. Korean Telco SK Telecom has signed a partnership agreement to become the exclusive telecommunications partner of Magic Leap in Korea. The agreement includes provisions that allow the companies to deliver the Magic Leap’s spatial computing platform to SK Telecom customers.