HTC reigns supreme in the out-of-home entertainment market, but Oculus may soon see its growth in its share of venues with deployed virtual reality systems. According to Greenlight Insights’ LBE VR Database, which tracks over 700 global LBE VR locations, HTC Vive is used in 77% of LBE venues with virtual reality system deployments. There is a huge gap between … Read More
The departure of Brendan Iribe, former head of PCVR for Oculus, has sent ripples through the enthusiast community, amid increasing worries that PC-tethered virtual reality, including a future “Rift 2” device, is lagging behind on the company’s list of priorities. This has been further exacerbated by unconfirmed comments from sources close to Facebook and Oculus, stating that the move was … Read More
The landscape of consumer electronics is in constant flux. In the past, Moore’s Law has all but assured a steady annual refresh of computers, phones, smart devices, and any other CPU-powered device, with new advancements like quantum computing poised to carry the landscape well beyond the eventual end of the transistor space race. However, comparatively rapid growth and expansion of … Read More
Dave & Buster’s announced a partnership with VRStudios and HTC for dedicated multi-player virtual reality experiences at all North American video arcade/restaurant complexes. Dave & Buster’s will deploy 500 HTC Vive systems at its 110 locations. The exclusive ride features Jurassic World VR Expedition, created by The VR Company under license from Universal. Up to four players will be able … Read More
The recent release of Oculus’ new standalone VR HMD, named Go, marks a watershed moment for adoption of XR technology. The consensus among journalists and reviewers maintains Go is nothing to write home about in terms of graphical quality or immersion. This is mostly due to the absence of both a high-end LED-based display and 6DoF tracking. However, this conservative … Read More
HTC Vive held a comfortable lead in active Steam users since its release in 2016 until Oculus Rift began closing the gap in January 2018. Now, the Oculus Rift head-mounted virtual reality display has surpassed the HTC Vive in market share among Steam users, according to Valve’s February Steam Hardware & Software Survey.
The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has been a theater for OEMs to showcase their latest technologies, and that included XR. HTC, Lenovo, Pico, Huawei, and Kopin were among those who exhibited new head-mounted displays and smart glasses, but the innovations span improved graphics, resolution, ergonomic design, and beyond. New Ways to Go Cordless Ahead of CES 2018, Lenovo introduced … Read More