Top Trends from 2017 And How They Will Impact 2018

Alexis MacklinAnalysis, Immersive Media & Entertainment

2017 Wrap Up Title

Finally passing the trough of disillusionment, virtual reality will finally hit its stride in 2018. We expect major new trends in location-based virtual reality entertainment, standalone headsets, and social content. Standalone Headsets Will Have a Major Impact on Headset Revenues   The industry saw major announcements coming from VR’s top manufacturers. VR heavy hitters HTC and Oculus both announced standalone … Read More

Why HTC’s Vive Wave Platform is a Big Deal

Alexis MacklinAnalysis, Virtual Reality

vive focus headset

During the Vive Developer Conference in Beijing, HTC announced a mobile VR open platform, Vive Wave. The company hopes to centralize the highly fragmented VR market in China with a unified platform and distribution strategy to create standards. The platform is linking major Chinese HMDs together including 360QIKU, Baofeng Mojing, Coocaa, EmdoorVR, Idealens, iQIYI, Juhaokan, Nubia, Pico, Pimax, Quanta, and Thundercomm. … Read More

Mark Zuckerberg’s Dream Of One Billion People In VR Can Be A Reality

David BoltonVirtual Reality

Oculus Connect 4

Facebook may be a de facto media company rather than a mere social network, but the “tech” company’s high-profile subsidiary Oculus could be the catalyst for mass virtual reality headset adoption. And it is CEO Mark Zuckerberg who wants to set the pace. On stage at the recent OC4 conference in San Jose, Zuckerberg’s enthusiasm for virtual reality experiences was easy to … Read More

Microsoft Windows Offers New Home For Mixed Reality

Glenn SandersAnalysis

Microsoft VR Platform

While Oculus Home and SteamVR Home offer spaces for launching into your VR experiences, you can’t really do much there.  Windows Home Space promises to be much more.  In fact, it may be where many Windows Mixed Reality users spend most of their plugged-in time in the future. Windows Home takes the 2D PC display paradigm and expands it into … Read More