Tag Archives: virtual reality

LG is making a Steam VR headset too

The HTC Vive is no longer the only VR headset designed to support Valve’s OpenVR platform. Road to VR reports that rival hardware manufacturer LG is also working on a device that will utilize both OpenVR and SteamVR Tracking. Valve’s OpenVR standard was always designed to create a level playing …

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Samsung reveals second generation Gear VR headset

Smartphone virtual reality system Gear VR has undergone a redesign. Samsung revealed the new kit at this weekend’s World Mobile Congress in Barcelona. The new system now includes a dedicated controller, not entirely dissimilar to that included with rival Google Daydream. It’s designed to be held like a remote control, …

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PlayStation VR sales have passed 900,000

Sony has at last revealed how many of its virtual reality systems have been sold since October’s launch. Sony Interactive Entertainment boss Andrew House told The New York Times that as of February 19th sales of the headset had reached 915,000 worldwide. This puts PSVR on track to beat the …

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MixCast VR allows for mixed reality streaming

Communicating the magic of VR to someone without physically strapping a headset to them remains a challenge – but a new software tool could prove to be a big help. VentureBeat reports that Canadian developer Blueprint Reality has launched a tool called MixCast VR that allows VR players to stream …

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Fallout 4 VR is already playable from start to finish

The VR version of Fallout 4 will very much include the full game, and is already at the point where it can be played in its entirety. "Fallout [VR] is going great,” Bethesda Game Studios executive producer Todd Howard told Glixel. There’s a lot of work to be done, but …

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Kuju enters VR and AR market with new services

Kuju has announced it will be adding new virtual and augmented reality services to the company, as well as ramping up its work-for-hire division. Under the leadership of former SIEE London Studio producer Brynley Gibson, Kuju will be expanding its VR and AR projects to help brands and enterprises beyond …

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Facebook to close 200 Oculus Rift demo stations in the US

200 Oculus Rift demo stations are to be closed at Best Buy stores in the US, according to the Business Insider. The website reports that Facebook ordered the closure of its VR corners due to store performance,” according to an internal memo. An anonymous Best Buy worker told BI that …

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Former Sony London Studio head David Ranyard forms new VR studio

Former Sony London Studio head David Ranyard has formed a new, independent VR studio, Dream Reality Interactive.Based in Farringdon, London, the studio will focus on the development of virtual reality games and experiences. Ranyard, who has previously worked on titles including Singstar, Wonderbook: Book of Spells and VR Worlds for …

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Samsung shipped more VR headsets than Vive, Oculus and PSVR combined in 2016

A new report published by SuperData revealed that the virtual reality industry made $1.8bn (1.44bn) in revenue in 2016, with 6.3m devices shipped throughout the course of the year. Of these units, 4.51m were Samsung Gear VR headsets, making it the most-shipped headset of 2016. Sony’s PlayStation VR came in …

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