Entries in 'virtual reality' (370)

Gear VR

New Gear VR will be 'neck-and-neck' with Google Daydream in 2017 - SuperData

Samsung's second-generation Gear VR headset is estimated to ship 6.7m units this year, says market research firm SuperData, putting it "neck-and-neck" with Google's Daydream devices.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 20th 2017 at 10:20AM in News
Samsung Gear VR

Gear VR and Daydream global addressable market now 191m

The addressable market for Gear VR and Google Daydream headsets has now reached 191m worldwide. That's according to the latest figures from Newzoo, whose Global Smartphone and Tablet Tracker ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 19th 2017 at 11:04AM in News
Ridley Scott's RSA launches VR division

Ridley Scott's RSA launches VR division

Film production company RSA has announced the formation of a new division dedicated to the creation of VR, AR and mixed media.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 19th 2017 at 9:30AM in News
AMD: Fallout 4 VR will be the "Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog" of virtual reality

AMD: Fallout 4 VR will be the "Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog" of virtual reality

AMD's corporate vice president Roy Taylor has said that Bethesda's upcoming Fallout 4 VR title will be a "ground-breaking VR title" that will change the industry.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 12th 2017 at 11:58AM in News

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Pokemon Go boss is afraid of a dystopian VR future

Pokemon Go boss is afraid of a dystopian VR future

One of the main figures behind the most successful augmented reality games of all time has spoken of his fears about the future of virtual reality.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 12th 2017 at 10:53AM in News
Stephanie Llamas

SuperData: Luckey departure 'long time coming'

Palmer Luckey’s seemingly sudden departure from Oculus was “a long time coming,” according to SuperData’s VP of research and strategy and head of VR/AR strategy Stephanie Llamas, after his role ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Apr 6th 2017 at 10:36AM in News
Sony looks to commercial markets after 'slower than expected' PSVR sales

Sony looks to commercial markets after 'slower than expected' PSVR sales

PlayStation platform holder Sony is investigating ways to take its PlayStation VR headset to new commercial sectors, a report has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 6th 2017 at 9:32AM in News
HTC gets £100 one day discount, game subscription service announced

HTC gets £100 one day discount, game subscription service announced

If you’re in the market for an HTC Vive tomorrow will very much be the day to act.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 4th 2017 at 9:49AM in News

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Batman: Arkham VR is coming to Vive and Rift

Batman: Arkham VR is coming to Vive and Rift

Rocksteady’s popular PlayStation VR launch title Batman: Arkham VR will be arriving on other virtual reality platforms later this month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 4th 2017 at 9:29AM in News
HTC is bringing ads to Vive that can tell if you look at them

HTC is bringing ads to Vive that can tell if you look at them

Advertisers will soon be able to participate in a VR advertising system that only charges them if a player looks at their ad.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2017 at 10:48AM in News
Palmer Luckey out at Oculus

Palmer Luckey out at Oculus

Six months after Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey was unceremoniously thrust into the American political limelight, the VR pioneer is leaving the Facebook-owned company.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2017 at 10:06AM in News
Samsung Gear VR gets a big update

Samsung Gear VR gets a big update

Oculus and Samsung claim to have started over with their smartphone-based Gear VR as the sector’s focus once again shifts to mobile.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 30th 2017 at 9:52AM in News

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HTC strikes VR partnership for Ready Player One film

HTC strikes VR partnership for Ready Player One film

Warner Bros has partnered with Vive maker HTC for the creation of virtual reality content to accompany 2018’s Ready Player One film.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 28th 2017 at 10:20AM in News
Vive

HTC Vive announces second wave of Vive X companies

HTC Vive has announced the second wave of companies to join its global accelerator program, Vive X. Over 30 new companies will receive funding and support to help grow the ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Mar 27th 2017 at 11:06AM in News
Sony unveils several new PSVR titles

Sony unveils several new PSVR titles

PSVR owners eagerly awaiting some new titles are in for a treat after Sony announced a fresh batch of new games for its virtual reality system.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 23rd 2017 at 10:25AM in News
A Ghostbusters VR game has appeared out of nowhere

A Ghostbusters VR game has appeared out of nowhere

Without any sort of forewarning, a VR game based on the Ghostbusters franchise has suddenly landed on PlayStation VR.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 22nd 2017 at 11:19AM in News

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Oculus says VR already has 'real' games

Oculus says VR already has 'real' games

The accusation that VR games lack adequate depth is unfounded.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 21st 2017 at 10:36AM in News
Kingston University opens virtual reality training centre

Kingston University opens virtual reality training centre

Students at Kingston university now have access to a selection of virtual reality technology thanks to an investment in the institution’s tech facilities.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 21st 2017 at 10:09AM in News
O2 launches two virtual reality experiences

O2 launches two virtual reality experiences

Mobile phone giant 02 is branching into VR with the launch of two virtual reality experiences.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2017 at 10:37AM in News
Oculus says its developer funding is 'kickstarting the entire VR industry'

Oculus says its developer funding is 'kickstarting the entire VR industry'

The debate about Oculus exclusivity and its backing of developers continues with Oculus arguing that its actions are of benefit to the entire VR sector.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2017 at 9:42AM in News
Sony division is making an HTC Vive VR game

Sony division is making an HTC Vive VR game

Here’s a surprise – an upcoming VR game from one of Sony’s experimental divisions is in development for HTC Vive.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 15th 2017 at 11:39AM in News
HTC VP: I disagree with Oculus's strategy a lot

HTC VP: I disagree with Oculus's strategy a lot

The VP of global VR for HTC has slammed VR rival Oculus for its walled garden approach to VR content.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2017 at 10:02AM in News
Carmack strikes back in Oculus-Zenimax legal merry-go-round

Carmack strikes back in Oculus-Zenimax legal merry-go-round

Id Software co-founder and Oculus Rift co-designer John Carmack is suing ZeniMax for allegedly missing payments.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 10th 2017 at 10:34AM in News
VR has a big part to play in eSports future, Intel believes

VR has a big part to play in eSports future, Intel believes

While we may still be some way off seeing VR games competing with the top eSports titles, the role of VR for eSports viewers is expected to grow in importance.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 9th 2017 at 10:28AM in News
Mod allows Vive owners to play Rift exclusive Robo Recall

Mod allows Vive owners to play Rift exclusive Robo Recall

Epic Games’ new Oculus Rift exclusive Robo Recall is now up and running on the HTC Vive thanks to a fan-made mod.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 7th 2017 at 10:54AM in News