According to the protocol report, Apple purchased VR startup space. Last week, Space announced on its website that it would stop producing its current product.
The update states that it is “heading in a new direction”, without providing additional information. The protocol states that Apple has bought the startup, but neither Apple nor Spaces has confirmed the acquisition. From the site:
“Thank you to our users and partners, who have participated in our amazing VR video conferencing products, who have enjoyed VR site-based entertainment attractions in parks, theaters, and more.”
Space, which was originally part of DreamWorks Animation, creates virtual reality experiences that can be found in space locations in malls and other locations in the United States. One of the virtual reality experiences is “Forwarded Salvation: The Struggle for the Future”.
Due to the pandemic, Spaces has had to close all physical VR centers, with many employees. Then create a VR experience for video conferencing solution such as Spaces, which allows Zoom users to join the meeting with animated avatars.
There have been rumors that Apple has been working on augmented reality and virtual reality projects for some time, including an AR headset, but it is unclear what the Spaces team at Apple will do or how the technology will be integrated into Apple products. Can be solved. future.