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

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…

Why I supported the WebXR Developer Summit

The WebXR Developer Summit ran in May 2021, with some great contextual insights: Exporting WebXR from Unity is viable, but build sizes and download times are major downsides;WebXR…

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…

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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…

Digital twins and AR/VR – Nicola Rosa

Nicola Rosa is the Global Head of Immersive Learning at Accenture. Nicola is currently part of the Accenture Digital UKI, where he is the Go-To Market Lead…

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…

Introducing Quidpal

Quidpal is a system where you will be matched with a random quidditch player in the world as a new penpal. One of the best parts of…

Terms and Conditions (Quidpal)

Preamble If you use Quidpal, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following conditions and terms of use, which, together with our Privacy…

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…

CES 2020: A quiet month for VR and AR

CES came and went, with a little noise on immersive tech. The real winner are smartglasses, which littered the show floor with Samsung and Panasonic entering the…

Top ten best Oculus Quest games (2020)

The Oculus Quest released to critical acclaim in May 2019, and with good reason. The VR headset lets people play some incredible experiences, from the titular SUPERHOT to the…

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…