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Starbreeze believes VR success will come from outside the home

The early focus on virtual reality in the home has distracted from where its real success will come. That’s the belief of Starbreeze’s chief technology officer Emmanuel Marquez, who told VentureBeat that dedicated gamers will not be the catalyst of the technology’s eventual rise. Since day one I knew it …

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ReVive creator claims to have received Palmer Luckey backing

The creator of a mod that allows HTC Vive owners to play Oculus Rift titles claims that controversial Oculus founder Palmer Luckey is now providing financial backing. Jules Block now has a Patreon so he can raise the funds needed to cover the time spent keeping the mod up and …

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VR developer Dream Reality secures investment from Phil Harrison

Former PlayStation exec and Sony Studios president Phil Harrison has been named as one of the first investors in VR studio Dream Reality. The developer was founded last year by industry veteran and former Sony man Dave Ranyard. Alongside Harrison, the company has also secured investment from independent creative company …

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Sony was surprised by Resident Evil 7’s VR success

The higher-than-expected number of players who tried Resident Evil VII in VR was a surprise to Sony and has shaped its PS4 strategy. That appears to be the message from PlayStation’s global sales and marketing boss Jim Ryan, who told Games Industry: We had no idea that VR would play …

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HTC expands Vive availability in the US

Consumers are now able to buy the HTV Vive at more US retailers than ever before. The company has announced a large online retail expansion” that sees the virtual reality hardware become available from BestBuy.com, Walmart.com, Jet.com and B&H. These retailers mark a massive expansion of our online retail presence …

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