Continued investment in Extended Reality (XR) technologies are putting the immersive industry at the forefront of innovation.

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On 24th July, it was announced that Montenegro’s government plans to invest 25.5 million euro ($29.6 million) in the establishment of a virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) ​innovation centre to support the country’s economic recovery following the coronavirus crisis. …

Lockdowns during the pandemic have demonstrated how much we need human interaction and have resulted in an uptick in interest in virtual reality as people look for new ways of interacting in line with social distancing guidelines.

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Virtual reality allows us to connect and to share on a whole new level. It enables us to gather with friends anywhere on the globe and share experiences that would never be possible in the real world, or just hang out watching movies together. …

Sol Rogers talks to Ben Grossmann, co-founder of Magnopus — an AR/VR company that has developed virtual production systems for Hollywood — about how virtual reality can evolve the traditional production process.

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The past few weeks have seen numerous productions halted, including ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ and ‘The Batman’, due to the impact of Covid-19. However, now studios are turning to virtual reality to get film and TV productions back on track.

Using game engines like Unreal and Unity, combined with high-power graphics…

Since the term ‘Metaverse’ was first coined in Neal Stephenson’s 1992 science fiction novel, Snow Crash, many have been fixated on it. Now, decades on from the science fiction version, companies are building the Metaverse for real.

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This next version of the internet — you may have heard it also called Magicverse (Magic Leap), Cyberverse (Huawei), or Planet-scale AR (Niantic)-is characterised by a persistent shared virtual space providing an experience that spans and operates across platforms and the real world. It also has its own economy and…

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http://REWIND.co Founder/CEO. Chairman http://BAFTA.org Immersive Entertainment & http://IMMERSEUK.org, Award Winning Creative Director, Speaker & Uni Lecturer.

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