Samsung's Mixed Reality Return, Animoca Brands $2 Billion, & Sony's Mocopi Trackers.
Sixth International VR Awards Winners Announced. In the first in-person ceremony since 2019, some of the biggest names in VR from around the globe came together to celebrate the projects that took the industry by storm this year. Fourteen awards were issued, including Accenture’s VR Lifetime Achievement award which went to Dr Jacquelyn Ford Morie.
Winter 22 Upload VR Showcase Takes Place. The VR news outlet shared some of the latest announcements and teasers for the coming year! There was a lot shared, including the much anticipated Peaky Blinders and Attack on Titan VR Games.
Epic CEO Confirms No Plans for Fortnite VR. In a statement, Tim Sweeney has stated that he has no plans to bring the popular game Fortnite to VR, with the reason given being that he doesn't think the intense motion would suit the VR medium.
Samsung to Launch Mixed Reality Headset in 2023. In a report from South Korea, it is predicted that Samsung will return to the XR marketplace in 2023. With prototypes produced and testing ongoing, it is believed that Samsung will be positioning against Apple who are rumoured to be entering the space with their own mixed reality headset.
Iceland's Treble Technologies take £6.9 Million. The deeptech company looks to bring hyper-realistic audio soundscapes to the Metaverse, with application across gaming, enterprise, and consumer electronics.
Star Studded Metaverse Platform Pixelynx Purchased. The music metaverse gaming platform, which boasts Deadmau5 and Richie Hawtin as founders, has sold a majority stake to Animoca Brands (more from them soon!).
Animoca Brands Announce $2 Billion Metaverse Fund. The fund, created under the name of Animoca Capital, is a major move from the NFT and gaming investor, which hopes to begin pushing financial backing of metaverse businesses from the start of 2023.
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EU Metaverse Party Flops. A 24-hour party to welcome the European Union to the Metaverse was met with a muted response, with only 6 people in attendance. Criticism was leveled at the event, which took place in a $407,000 dollar metaverse venue.
Metaverse Fashion Week Set to Return. The 2023 event, held in Decentraland, will introduce the ability to migrate digital collections between virtual worlds, with designers also appearing in Spatial and Over.
Sony Introduce Motion Tracking VR System. The first promotional materials for the new Mocopi trackers have been shared. The system can provide a full body experience in VR, with the introduction of accessory straps to attach to the arms and legs.
Starbucks Odyssey Launches to Beta Testers. The coffee giant has begun issuing beta access to its new Web3 loyalty program and NFT community, which will exist as a metaverse extension of the existing Starbucks rewards service.
Events to be at
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December 12 2022 Edition