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PSVR2 Launch Date, Wemade's $46 Million & Job Interviews in VR?

AIXR Weekly Brief
AIXR Weekly Brief
Hello Metaverse Business Brief readers! Let’s jump into the most relevant news from the Immersive world in our weekly roundup.

Top Stories
Playstation VR2 Launch Date & Price Confirmed. The next VR headset from Sony is expected to drop on February 22nd at a price of $549.99 in the US, €599.99 in Europe and £529.99 in the UK. The headset will boast an OLED screen and a 110 degree FOV.
3000 employees Working on Apple Headset, Insiders Say. Latest reports suggest a figure that is much less than competitor Meta’s Reality Labs division, with analysts also suggesting that the new offering from Apple could be tailored away from the gaming market.
Nearly $2 Billion dollars spent on Virtual Land in Past 12 Months. The figure, cited by the BBC, showcases high surging interest as individuals and big brands alike look to find a place to call their own within immersive online spaces like Decentraland and Voxels.
Neal Stephenson Speaks on ‘Open Metaverse’. In a lengthy discussion at GamesBeat Summit Next 2022, the author of ‘Snow Crash’ made clear his plans for Lamina1 - his cofounded blockchain tech firm - to push an agenda of transparency and compensation to solution creators in the metaverse.
In Funding
Wemade backed with $46 Million. Microsoft made the investment in the video game developer in what is being considered a public show of web3 interest from a major tech industry player.
Zebra Labs take $5 million to build Metaverse vision. The chinese firm looks to create virtual idols that can be married to content for the production of original IPs, with a strong existing presence in the music industry.
Indian Firm Trace Secure $3.5 Million in Seed Round. The play-to-earn gaming project has pushed into the NFT space in a bid to leverage an expected vast audience in the region.
ForeVR raise $10 million in series A funding round. The mission of the organisation is to create the “Wii Sports of VR”, with the developer already releasing Darts and Bowling focused titles for the VR marketplace.
Keep an eye on
VR Job Interview Training A Proven Hit. A UK student trial put London organisation Bodyswaps’ VR & AI interviewing tech through its paces, with positive responses hinting this could be a vital training tool for the future.
More Headliners Join the Metaverse Music Festival. Names like Björk and Izzy Bizu are the latest to confirm their presence at the event which will be held in Decentraland from November 10th to 13th.
OpenAI Debuts DALL-E API. The on-demand AI image generation service has made an API available which should allow developers to integrate the technology into their apps.
Forbes Enter The Metaverse. The business magazine has announced the purchase of a virtual space, complete with a ‘party boat’, within the increasingly popular Sandbox Metaverse.
Hublot Push to Become ‘Timekeeper of the Metaverse’. In a partnership with metaverse builders Spatial and architects MEIS, the Swiss watchmakers have unveiled a 90,000 spectator football stadium accessible via mobile, desktop, or Oculus headset.
Events to be at
Our best wishes for a productive day. Please send any news, comments, and a Playstation VR2 Headset to [email protected].
November 07 2022 Edition
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