HTC Says Watching ‘Ready Player One’ Boosts VR Purchase Intent in China

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HTC China President Alvin Wang Graylin tweeted recently that Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One (2018) is projected to have a “significantly positive impact” on VR adoption in China this year.

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VR Will Be Huge in China

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Oculus Go Launches in China Under Xiaomi Branding

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Oculus previously announced earlier this year that Oculus Go , the company’s 3DOF standalone headset, would officially launch in 23 consumer markets, although China would be receiving its own version with Xiaomi branding.

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The Rise of Consumer AR in China

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That appetite appears to be most ravenous in China, where all signs point to strong consumer adoption rates for AR. Mainland China already accounts for one-third of the sales of headsets that power high-end AR experiences.

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HTC Helps Establish the ‘Industry of Virtual Reality Alliance’ in China

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Vive Focus’ Western Launch Hinges on Success in China

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Having initially announced that their Vive Focus standalone VR headset would operate as part of Google’s Daydream VR platform in 2017, HTC later scrapped those plans ahead of the headset’s recent launch in China under HTC’s own ‘Wave Vive’ platform.

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Vive Focus Hands-on Video Emerges from China

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Vive Focus, the first consumer-available standalone headset with six-degrees-of-freedom (6DoF) positional tracking, has officially launched in China. Now, the China-bound headset runs the company’s own ‘open source’ API Vive Wave and a mobile version of the Viveport store.

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Kim Jong Un Visits China: Tries Virtual Reality

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Tuesday’s visit included a stop to the Chinese Academy of Science, showcasing China’s scientific and technological achievements since Xi Jinping took power in 2011. But the North Korean leader did express his admiration for China’s accomplishments in a note.

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China’s Oculus Go Variant Sells Out in Minutes, 50,000+ Await More Stock

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The post China’s Oculus Go Variant Sells Out in Minutes, 50,000+ Await More Stock appeared first on Road to VR. News Standalone VR Headset mi vr standalone oculus go china xiaomi xiaomi mi vr standalone

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My first taste of Virtual Reality in China

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Hello everyone from Qingdao, China! This is my first article written from China and I have to say that I’m very very excited. I have to say that China is a lot different from what I had imagined and I guess that the only way to really understand it is coming here.

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HTC’s New Vive Focus Headset Locker Aims to Put VR at the Forefront of Education in China

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HTC has been making inroads into the education system in China with its startup VIVEDU , which centers around both University-level and K-12 education programs using HTC Vive and now HTC Vive Focus, the company’s 6DOF standalone VR headset.

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HTC Launching Standalone Vive Exclusively In China

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This makes sense, as while Viveport usually takes a backseat to Steam for most US & EU VR-users, the HTC platform plays a much bigger role in China. China is the leading mobile market in the world today, and has the momentum to lead the global VR market as well,” said Alvin W.

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Xiaomi to Bring Oculus Go to China Under Its Own Brand

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Xiaomi, the Chinese electronics giant, officially announced that they’ve partnered with Oculus to not only manufacture Oculus Go, the company’s upcoming $200 standalone VR headset, but also produce a China-only standalone VR headset called Xiaomi Mi VR Standalone.

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Communist Party Of China Begins Using VR In Member Loyalty Tests

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A city in East China’s Shandong Province is now using VR technology to test the qualifications of its communist party members. The post Communist Party Of China Begins Using VR In Member Loyalty Tests appeared first on VRScout. News China VR Communist Party of China VR Training

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Judao is a well established company offering VR education in China

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During my trip to China, I’m visiting various VR startups in Shanghai and Beijing. In China seems that this is not mandatory: being the internal market so big, a company like Judao can be successful even by using the English language very few times.

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Transformers VR Experience Centers Coming To China

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Virtual reality centers based on the blockbuster “Transformers” series are set to open in China this Summer. Debuting in Shanghai, the centers will expand to other China cities regularly over the next five years and will be designed with a global audience in mind.

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Langzou VR give us very interesting insights on XR education in China

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After I introduced myself, explaining to him who the hell is the “Skarredghost” (it’s strange that I’m not super-famous as a rockstar in China :D), he started telling me his startup journey. In China, at the end of high school, there is a final exam.

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6 Reasons Why China is Leading VR Growth Worldwide

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During the Fall, I was invited by Tsinghua, “China’s MIT”, to design a new blend of curriculum for their students. Let’s see how Xiaomi’s latest headset is illustrating the growing leading role of China in the VR industry, and its particularities compared to the Western market.

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Razer Want to Make OSVR the “De Facto” VR Platform in China

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Razer Chief Executive and co-founder Min-Liang Tan has stated his company’s intent to dominate China’s rapidly growing virtual reality market, with new products built around the OSVR platform, tailored to the region launching next month. VR is very hot in China now.”

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HTC to Roll Out Hundreds of Official ‘Vive VR Cafes’ in China Next Year

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HTC opened their third officially branded ‘Vive VR Cafe’ last week, this time in Shenzhen, China, the country’s Silicon Valley of hardware. ” (currently China-only).

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HTC Announces $1.5 Billion VR Investment Fund and Research Institute in China

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HTC is making yet more moves in China today, announcing a partnership with the Shenzhen Municipal Government to kick off two new initiatives. The first of these is a new China VR Research Institute. Tagged with: china , htc , investment fund , Shenzhen.

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China’s Billion Dollar VR Theme Park Is Nothing Short Of Colossal

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If there was any doubt that the VR boom in China was all hype, then it’s probably starting to fade now. Along with these attractions, the facility will also house a VR restaurant, movie theater, recreational areas, a children’s area and China’s first VR rollercoaster.

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China Looks To Better The Treatment Of Wildlife With First ‘VR Zoo’

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Southern China isn’t exactly known for its well-managed zoos. Image Credit: Southern Metropolis News / South China News. The post China Looks To Better The Treatment Of Wildlife With First ‘VR Zoo’ appeared first on VRScout.

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Official Beat Saber Arcade Machine Heading To Korea & China

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You will be able to try this whole new arcade experience this September at KVRF (Korea) and GTI Expo (China). The service range includes various global regions besides Korea, China and Japan.”

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HTC Brings VR to Hotel Guests in China

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HTC has partnered with IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) to bring HTC Vive VR systems to select hotels in China. Launched on October 31, IHG is the first international hotel group in China to provide guests with VR amenities, including in-room experiences.

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4 Things That Make The China VR Market Unique

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Goldman Sachs says that China accounted for a third of VR headset sales last year. By some measures, VR has been better received in China than it has even in the West. It could be reasonable to believe that China is poised to dominate the nascent VR industry. A second distinct difference between the VR markets in China and the US is the way consumers experience the technology. It hopes to bring “VR theme parks” to China. VR Industry News china VR Market

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Giant $1.5 Billion VR Theme Park to Open in China, Promising 35 VR Attractions

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A giant robot looms over the outskirts of Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou province in China. Occupying one of the poorest provinces in China, the park aims to revitalize the area when it partially opens February next year.

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China's Vivo Unveils Time-of-Flight 3D Sensor That Rivals iPhone X's TrueDepth Camera

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The spirit of Google's Tango augmented reality platform lives on at Vivo, a China-based company that has developed its own 3D sensor for mobile devices.

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HTC Gets Bullish on Vive’s Future in China, Setting Up 10,000+ ‘Experience Sites’ This Year

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The best way to sell people on VR is to show it to them, and HTC is going to be doing just that in China. The post HTC Gets Bullish on Vive’s Future in China, Setting Up 10,000+ ‘Experience Sites’ This Year appeared first on UploadVR.

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HTC’s Alvin Graylin on What’s Happening in China & VR

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Alvin Wang Graylin is the China President of Vive at HTC, and I had a chance to talk with him at CES this year about what’s happening in China. The post HTC’s Alvin Graylin on What’s Happening in China & VR appeared first on Road to VR.

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China Will Soon Have VR and MR Theme Parks Thanks to SPACES

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VR is starting to attract the attention of major theme parks in both the US and UK, and now it’s heading to China. The post China Will Soon Have VR and MR Theme Parks Thanks to SPACES appeared first on UploadVR.

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HTC Partners With China’s Massive State Cellular Carrier to “boost mass VR adoption”

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HTC and China Mobile Communications Corporation today jointly announced a partnership to “accelerate the proliferation of 5G infrastructure and devices in China.” ” Further, China Mobile, the country’s massive state-owned mobile phone carrier, will help HTC push its VR devices into more retail channels. The announcement today with China Mobile takes HTC another step toward that vision.

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China’s Largest Messaging App ‘WeChat’ is Creating its Own AR Platform

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WeChat, known in China as the app that offers everything from messaging to a ubiquitous payment service, is getting its own augmented reality framework; at over 963 million active users, the popular Chinese app could put AR in the hands (and minds) in more than just the mobile tech savvy.

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First Official HTC Vive VR Cafe Opens in Shenzhen, China

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Alvin Wang Graylin, HTC Vive’s Regional President in China, revealed on Twitter the first Vive VR Cafe opened in Shenzhen last Friday. Previously, we reported on HTC ‘s huge initiative that would have them powering potentially thousands of VR arcades.

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China Gets PlayStation VR in October, But For More Money With Less Games

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Dedicated ‘Beat Saber’ Machine to Hit VR Arcades in South Korea & China

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The developers say in a recent tweet that the arcade machine’s public debut will begin this September at KVRF in Seoul, and the GTI Expo in Guangzhou, China. The post Dedicated ‘Beat Saber’ Machine to Hit VR Arcades in South Korea & China appeared first on Road to VR.

Jaunt Bringing Original 360 Degree Video to Asia with Jaunt China

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Earlier this week The post Jaunt Bringing Original 360 Degree Video to Asia with Jaunt China appeared first on UploadVR. 360 Video Experiences jaunt Jaunt China Jaunt VR

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An Inside Look At The Exploding World Of China’s VR Cafes

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Vive China Hackathon Reveals VR Sword Fighting Robot And Exoskeletons

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Over the past week 18 developers have been going head-to-head in a huge HTC Vive hackathon in Shanghai, China. Among others, the Professional panel included Graylin, Xie Tianmin, Director of Developer Relations at Epic China, and Zhang Wu, Head of VR Content in China for Nvidia.

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HTC’s Vive Focus Standalone Gets A Release Date And Price For China

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While there’s still no word on a western release, HTC’s first standalone VR headset, the Vive Focus, finally has launch details for China. in China, so it’s possible that it could be significantly cheaper if it ever did come to the west.

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