Tag Archives: virtual reality

Oculus boss Luckey apologises for Rift pricing confusion

Just hours after it was revealed that the Oculus Rift would be setting back consumers 499 (or $599), the company’s founder Palmer Luckey took to Reddit for a Q&A. During the AMA (Ask Me Anything), Luckey was asked by one user why the messaging around the Rift’s price tag was …

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Oculus Rift to set consumers back £500, shipping starts in March

The Oculus Rift VR headset is now available to pre-order and its price has been revealed. The pre-order page features a cost of $599 (410), but going through to the check out page in the UK shows that the Rift headset will set consumers on this side of the pond …

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Global VR market to reach £3.5bn in sales in 2016 – report

Virtual reality is almost upon us now, and research firm SuperData reckons that the market for the new tech will reach $5.1bn (3.5bn) by the end of the year. That’s according to the company’s ‘Virtual Reality Market Brief‘, which also predicts that the install base of VR in 2016 would …

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HTC Vive’s ‘big technology breakthrough’ in an integrated front-facing camera

The addition of a camera system has been revealed as the technological ‘breakthrough’ that has held up the launch of the HTC Vive virtual reality headset. HTC revealed just before Christmas that the Vive would miss its 2015 launch date due to what was described as a very big technological …

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Free Oculus Rift for early dev kit Kickstarter backers

The earliest and keenest supporters of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset have just had some very good news. The company has confirmed that those who backed the Oculus Rift during its Kickstarter campaign at a high enough tier to get a development kit – some 6,955 people – will …

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GTX 970 named as the entry-level GPU for VR on PC

The price of the headset is just the beginning of what looks to be the very expensive virtual reality revolution. Nvidia has named the minimum requirements for playing VR games on PC. The cheapest compatible graphics card is the GTX 970, which currently retails for around 250. Also compatible are …

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