As the world remains on different levels of lockdown during the global Covid-19 pandemic, we take the opportunity to revisit the world of extended reality. Whilst we are unable to meet closely in person, the technology which has failed to take off at scale has become a focus of attention to bring people closer together, and also deliver services such as architectural design visualisation, engineering design, and many others. Additionally, the distributed workforce needs new ways to connect and engage, as well as collaborate. Does the “new normal” open that door for XR to really take hold in our every day? And what role will telcos play in facilitating this new reality?