We’ve all been to museums at some point in our lives, and usually all the main exhibits are off-limits to visitors, where we can see the exhibits from far, but we can’t really get too close or even touch them. It makes a lot of sense, but at the same time, we’re sure that the experience would be a lot better if we could get up close and personal.
Unlike augmented reality which blends the real world and digital world together, virtual reality (VR) completely immerses the user into the digital word. This means that our controls need to be a lot more intuitive for users to use because with a VR headset on, they won’t be able to see what’s in front of them.
Back in February, HTC announced the HTC Vive Focus Plus virtual reality (VR) headset. For those who are wondering when the headset is expected to go on sale, you’ll be pleased to learn that HTC has announced that the Vive Focus Plus will be going on sale starting in April for $800.
#CES2019 – One of the early limitations of VR headsets was that they were largely dependent on being tethered to a PC. This is because a PC was required to power them and also run the apps for the headset. However we’ve started to see more models launched as standalone headsets, with the latest offering coming from HTC.
Is virtual reality (VR) still too much of a novelty to be considered a must-have device when it comes to gaming? Unfortunately that seems to be the case, but the good news is that according to Valve’s monthly Hardware Survey (via UploadVR) of its Steam store, it appears that while VR gaming isn’t exactly dominating, it has doubled in usage.
HTC has announced the HTC VIVE Focus VR headset for Enterprise in San Francisco. We’re still at the event looking at VR demos, but we can talk about the hardware right now.
The problem with virtual reality (VR) headsets like the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive is that they require to be tethered to a computer. This means that in terms of motion, users can end up feeling a bit restricted. Last year HTC and Intel unveiled a wireless prototype which would allow existing HTC Vive headsets to go wireless.
Just the other day HTC started to take pre-orders for its HTC Vive Pro virtual reality (VR) headset. The device was announced earlier this year and now it is finally available for pre-order. However it seems that in addition to taking pre-orders for the headset, HTC has also quietly introduced an upgraded Vive Tracker.
Last year Bethesda announced that Skyrim VR would be headed onto the PC where it would be playable on devices like the HTC Vive. It was largely assumed that it would be only available on the HTC Vive, but the game’s pre-order page on Steam (via GameSpot) has revealed a surprise and that is it will support the Oculus Rift as well.
The VR/AR for Impact initiative was launched by HTC at the World Economic Forum last year. The $10 million program aims to drive virtual reality and augmented reality content to create positive impact and change in support of the United Nation’s Sustainable Developer Goals. HTC’s Vive division has now teamed up with the World Economic Forum to drive the VR/AR for Impact initiative forward.
[CES 2018] A couple of days ago HTC teased that come CES 2018, they would be unveiling a new HTC Vive headset. For those who are curious about what kind of changes/improvements that HTC could be making to the Vive, you’re in luck as HTC has officially announced the HTC Vive Pro.
HTC might unveil a new Vive virtual reality headset at the Consumer Electronics Show 2018 next week. The company has teased this possibility via Twitter. The teaser image that it has posted online suggests that the new headset might have a higher resolution than its predecessor. At least that’s the impression you get when you look at this teaser.
Facebook launched its social virtual reality experience dubbed Spaces earlier this year. Given that it owns Oculus, it wasn’t surprising to see that Spaces was launched as an Oculus Rift-exclusive. The company today confirmed that it has added cross-platform functionality to Spaces. What this means is that HTC Vive owners can finally access Spaces and hang out with their friends who own a Rift in a virtual reality environment.
For those of you who own like a Google Cardboard or a Daydream View VR headset, then chances are you might be familiar with YouTube VR which basically lets you enjoy YouTube in virtual reality (VR). The good news is that if you own a different VR headset like the HTC Vive, then you’ll be pleased to learn that YouTube VR is now available for it as well.