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The Microsoft’s acquisition of AltspaceVR should focus operators’ attention on the social virtual reality market

Microsoft’s acquisition of AltspaceVR adds further impetus to the social virtual reality (VR) market. Its prospects are attractive, although this still nascent market has certain issues to resolve. Operators should consider what long-term effect social VR may have on their businesses, and how they should respond.


Social VR is a promising area
Social VR faces challenges
Figure: 'Dedicated' social VR Platforms (platforms in bold are owned by Facebook)
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