Welcome to the November 20 issue of TINWire, and the start of the great festive countdown. Only five weeks to go until Christmas!
MBIE has released an insightful report into the potential of virtual reality in New Zealand. The findings show that the virtual reality (VR), mixed reality (MR) and augmented reality (AR) sector could reach $320 million in annual revenue in the next two years, and we’ll likely see the number of workers double in that time. The study, commissioned by the New Zealand VR/AR Association, identifies the challenges and opportunities associated with XR (that’s cross reality for those of you who don’t think in acronyms – basically a mix of VR, MR and AR).
New Zealand’s sports industry is also ahead of its game in this respect with the news that our Rugby League players are being 3D modelled for training purposes using VR technology. If there’s one sure fire way to spook the opposition, it’s seeing multiple versions of a Simon Mannering avatar coming their way!
All the best,
Greg & the TIN Team
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