Social VR to Transform the Social Media Experience

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4Q 2017 | IN-4788

 

Microsoft Acquired Altspace

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Social virtual reality applications are of growing interest from companies including Facebook, SteamVR and many others. Microsoft is joining the social VR business segment by acquiring virtual reality social media gaming company Altspace in early October 2017. Altspace is a VR start-up which launched a virtual reality social media gaming application in 2015. According to Microsoft, it will continue to run the Altspace social VR platform. Microsoft plans to focus on improving the Altspace social networking community where users can connect and interact with friends in the virtual environment. 

Altspace Social VR Platform

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Altspace social VR platform lets users meet with friends or play games in VR spaces, and create customized avatars of their own. The platform supports Daydream, HTC Vive, Oculus, Gear VR devices and 2D mode on Mac or PC. It is compatible with Perception Neuron and Leap Motion controllers and prov…

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