Tag: virtual reality
BoxVR fitness game to get a major overhaul as FitXR
FitXR is the UK-based startup that's had a hit with virtual reality fitness game BoxVR. Earlier this month, the company raised $7.5m of Series A funding, and now it's announcing a major overhaul of its main product. Renamed...
July 30, 2020
MelodyVR and Live Nation set for Brixton Academy livestreams
We reported last week on VR music startup MelodyVR's financial performance in 2019 – £195k of revenues but a net loss of nearly £15m. The company is continuing to explore new partnerships to grow its business, though,...
July 8, 2020
MelodyVR’s 2019: £195k of revenues and a £15m net loss
Virtual reality music startup MelodyVR has published its financial results for 2019. The company's revenues were £195k ($242k) last year, down from £1.2m in 2018. MelodyVR's content sales – people paying to watch...
July 1, 2020
British band Miro Shot set off on a tour of virtual worlds
British group Miro Shot are certainly a product of the modern age: their most recent album is called ‘Content’ and they describe themselves as an ‘AR/VR band/collective’ that includes musicians,...
June 17, 2020
Virtual reality concerts startup Wave raises $30m funding
It’s been a difficult couple of years for many virtual reality startups, with VR headset sales slower than expected, and in some cases funding drying up as investors lost their appetite for immersive content. There...
June 11, 2020
Tomorrowland goes virtual with Around The World festival
Yesterday, we covered the news that the team behind Shangri-La at Glastonbury are running Lost Horizon, a ticketed VR event, next month. We can add Belgian dance festival Tomorrowland’s Around The World event to this...
June 10, 2020
Sandbox VR on lockdown impact: ‘100% of the revenue is gone’
Last October, we wrote about a startup called Sandbox VR, which had raised a funding round from investors including Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake and Will Smith. Its focus was on ‘location-based virtual reality’...
June 9, 2020
Team behind Glastonbury’s Shangri-La launches virtual festival
If you’ve ever lost yourself in the Glastonbury Festival’s Shangri-La zone, you’ll understand why for many people this year, the festival’s cancellation is carrying an extra tinge of sadness. However,...
June 9, 2020
Prospa held a livestreamed rave in a 3D virtual warehouse
Last week, we wrote about a livestreamed set by Dutch DJs W&W, for which they had a virtual stadium full of dancing fans created. Now British duo Prospa have put a different kind of virtual environment through its paces:...
June 1, 2020
Former HTC CEO unveils 5G VR headset with its own virtual world
Peter Chou used to be the CEO of technology firm HTC. Now he's launched a startup called XRSpace, and unveiled its first virtual reality headset, the XRSpace Mova. It's lighter than many rivals, and is a 'standalone'...
May 27, 2020
W&W’s virtual concert was watched by more than 1m fans
Forget kitchen decks or wheels of steel in the living room. Dutch DJ duo W&W broadcast a livestream on Saturday (23 May) from a purpose-built virtual world – an animated stadium backdrop. The pair teamed up with Dutch...
May 26, 2020
Get set for Wireless Connect and Electric Blockaloo virtual festivals
Livestreams are all the rage in 2020, but the related 'virtual concerts' category is seeing some activity too. Travis Scott's performances in Fortnite, which attracted 27.7 million people in total, are the obvious example,...
May 22, 2020