13 Jun 2019 | Emily Friedman
AR+VR Weekly: $5M Quest Content, Stonewall at 50, AR for Hudson Valley
AR/VR Weekly

Catch up on the latest AR+VR highlights, funding news & launch announcements: Week of June 11

Image Source: CNET & Beat Saber


It’s been another busy week in AR+VR! In addition to keeping you up-to-date on the biggest AR+VR news, funding activity, and launch announcements, here are four stories you need to know: $5M Quest content, Stonewall at 50, & AR for Hudson Valley

Not only is Oculus Quest sold out everywhere, but Oculus has reportedly sold $5 million worth of Quest content since the device's May 21st launch, 

Meanwhile, NexTech has been contracted to develop immersive augmented reality experiences for 40 national parks within Hudson Valley, New York. These will include holograms at kiosks that interact with park visitors. 

Finally, AR is being used to pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots this Pride Month. Visitors to NYC's Christopher Park can use the Stonewall Forever app - published by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center in partnership with Google - to see and interact with a rainbow of shapes around them. RYOT also built a digital Stonewall Inn that you can walk around and hear firsthand accounts of the Riots in AR. 

Funding News

IKIN Raises Over $5 Million in Funding in Effort to Make Personalized Holograms (Variety)

Against Gravity announces $24M in funding from Sequoia, Index (TechCrunch)

Launch Announcements

StraxAR to Debut Exclusive Art Collection from Iconinc Performer and Musician Jerry Garcia (Grateful Web)

Antilatency Launches Tracking System For Location-based VR (UploadVR)

Siemens adds augmented reality for enhanced design visualization and collaboration (Yahoo)

VR Stealth Action Game 'Espire 1' Set for August Release, Also Coming to Quest & PSVR (Road to VR)

Virtual reality game Beat Saber reaches licensing deal with Imagine Dragons (CNET)

Vive Cosmos gets vague release date as HTC offers development guidance (VentureBeat)

Redpill VR and Sensorium will bring music experiences to social VR (VentureBeat)

Toyota Partners with Conill and 8th Wall to Develop Augmented Reality That Brings the Car Showroom to Customers Through Mobile Web AR Experience (Press Release)

NexTech Announces Technological Breakthrough Enabling Dynamic 3D Web AR Renderings of Complicated Objects (Nasdaq)

HP Reverb Restock Expected in July Following Delay (Road to VR) 

Epson Announces LightScene accent lightning and Pro L-Series large venue laser projectors will power Onedome's "The Unreal Garden" immersive mixed reality art experience (PR Newswire)

Event Listings

ACT-W: Achieving Equity: June 26-27 (Portland, OR) Use code AWEUSA20 for 20% off tickets

ACT-W: Conference: June 28-29 (Portland, OR) Use code AWEUSA20 for 20% off tickets

SIGGRAPH 2019: July 28-August 1 (Los Angeles, CA)

Tech Inclusion 2019: September 11-12 (San Francisco, CA)

EWTS 2019:  September 17-19 (Dallas, TX)

AWE EU 2019: October 17-18 (Munich, Germany)

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