V28 Turns Oculus Quest 2 Into Must Have Product, But Still No Killer App

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Arriving on April 23rd, Oculus’ v28 software update for the Quest platform brought a number of new and highly anticipated experimental/early release features to the company’s flagship VR headset, Quest 2. Among these were: Air Link, an inbuilt first-party tool for enabling wireless streaming to a linked home computer system, enabling PC-based VR games to be played in Quest 2 … Read More

Oculus Subscriptions Indicate Critical Inflection Point for VR Ecosystem

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Executive leadership at Facebook and Oculus announced on Thursday they would begin offering VR developers the opportunity to implement subscription-based models for games and services available on its Quest store. In addition, several established properties such as VSpatial, FitXR, and Rec Room (which notably closed its largest funding round to date [$100M] in March of 2021). Oculus emphasized in its … Read More

Late, Then Never: Is Microsoft Finished With VR?

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Media outlets have reported that Microsoft remains committed to the continuing development of its virtual reality platforms. Despite ongoing investment and improvement into Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) in the Hololens 2 platform, Microsoft has remained conspicuously silent on its overarching strategy, if any, for its line of fledgling OEM built VR devices. As others have pointed out, the original designs … Read More

Greenlight Insights to Release 2020 Virtual Reality Industry Report

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New report offers critical insight on key macro and micro trends faced by companies in the virtual reality technology industry San Francisco, CA, February 25, 2020 – Greenlight Insights’ 2020 Virtual Reality Industry Report outlines consumers’ use of virtual reality by providing a statistical look at the marketplace and its expected growth over the next five years. This report will … Read More

Vive Strikes Back: New Cosmos HMDs Bring Improvements to HTC

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Following the cancellation of MWC 2020, HTC Vive has made official announcements for new products in its VR hardware catalog. The Vive Cosmos line now includes three HMDs sharing a common hardware architecture and internal components but enhanced with different modular faceplate components that alter the tracking capabilities of the base Cosmos device. Cosmos Elite: Priced at $899, Cosmos Elite … Read More

Computer vision specialists Scape Technologies snapped up by Facebook

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Facebook, the Menlo Park, CA-based social media and technology giant and parent company of Oculus, announced this week that it is acquiring UK-based company Scape Technologies Ltd. (Scape) in a deal valued at $40 million. Scape is a computer vision startup, building the localization engine for city-scale augmented reality. About Facebook’s Augmented Reality Ambitions Facebook research teams have made extremely … Read More