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A selection of previous articles written for the Immersive Wire. Enjoy!

Do metaverse coins have any value?

My cynicism with cryptocurrencies and NFTs stem from one core point: they do not have value in the real world. Altcoins live then perish as often as…

Alice in Wonderland (and VR)

I visited London’s Victoria and Albert (V&A) museum to see Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser, an exhibition on the works and impact of the titular book. Visitors tumble…

What gives prestige to VR/AR awards?

Let’s talk about the nature of VR/AR awards. The industry is still (relatively) young, and it doesn’t have the broad swathe of titles that usually go with…

Analysing the HoloLens deal with the U.S. Army

Let’s talk about Microsoft’s $22bn U.S. Army deal with HoloLens. Having worked together several years ago with a smaller contract, the U.S. Army announced that their entire Close…

VR in 2021: What is the future?

2020 is best summarised as a continuation of the trends from 2019 – mostly. Cheaper and high-quality virtual reality (VR) headsets rolled out in 2020, advertising specifications…

Best VR fitness games of 2020

Want to exercise, but stuck at home? Virtual reality (VR) offers numerous ways to exercise and get fit, for anyone who cannot make the journey to the…

Magic Leap is not worth $10bn

Recently, Bloomberg reported that Magic Leap is exploring ‘strategic’ options, such as selling itself. The anonymous sources said its value could be $10bn, gauging interest from Facebook…

AR creators: A new channel for marketing

When any new industry flourishes, job roles pop into existence as well. Careers which did not exist several years ago – developers, immersive producers – are created…

SideQuest vs Oculus: A Positive Relationship

The Oculus Quest store is a walled garden. Inside, great titles thrive under perfect conditions, with consistent promotions and the support of Facebook-owned Oculus. But their entry…

Zero Latency in London is a zombie-shooting blast

Zero Latency invited Virtual Perceptions to try out their warehouse-scale VR experience in Boxpark Wembley, London. We tried co-op zombie shooting, co-op sci-fi adventuring, and competitive PVP…

Virtually History: The Berlin Wall

Virtual Perceptions was invited to see Virtually History: The Berlin Wall, a 360 experience that tells the story of the Iron Curtain. Created in collaboration with Remarkable…

VR in 2020 – What is the future?

Virtual reality will grow steadily in 2020. In 2019, standalone headsets like the Oculus Quest took the spotlight, selling units as fast as Facebook can make them.…

How using VR helps to retain employees

According to this year’s Labour Market Outlook from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), one-third of employers have found it more difficult to retain staff…

How AR drones save lives and help communities

Throughout the globe, innovative technology as delivered an abundance of benefits, from on-demand deliveries to the tailored online shopping experience, to at-home medical care. These breakthroughs have enabled unparalleled convenience…