These companies are developing everything from headsets to gaming platforms to AR/VR solutions across retail, healthcare, education, and more.
Once deep in the the “trough of disillusionment,” the world of augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) has seen a wave of positive news and appears to be nearing an inflection point.
In major developments, stealthy AR headset startup Magic Leap finally unveiled its first consumer headset plans. Apple is planning to release a standalone AR headset by 2020, in addition to kickstarting a mobile AR wave through its ARKit in late 2017. Facebook’s Oculus has pushed the price of consumer VR down to $199 for its standalone headset Oculus Go.