HTC Vive Teases New VR Hardware In Blurred Photo


Looks like HTC will be revealing several new products at the CES 2019 tech conference. The 2019 Consumer Electronics Expo is set to kick-off this Sunday and it looks as though HTC Vive will be using the infamous Las Vegas trade show to reveal new products in its VR hardware lineup.

Oculus Rift Pulls Ahead Again In December Steam Hardware Survey


I was half expecting to write that the combined power of the Vive and Vive Pro had allowed HTC to regain the top spot it once held for so long in December’s Steam Hardware Survey. HTC looked like it had Oculus on the ropes. HTC focused on Pro for its Black Friday promotion and Oculus cut $50 off of the Rift. This is an optional survey and you need to have your hardware plugged in (and using Steam) for it to register.

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Rift Loses More Ground To Vive In November Steam Hardware Survey


The Oculus Rift’s lead over the HTC Vive family of VR headsets in Steam’s monthly hardware survey is now the smallest it’s been in some time. The recent introduction of HTC’s enhanced Vive Pro headset to the survey has proved troubling for Rift’s perceived majority market share. Both Vive and Vive Pro both saw marginal growth this month whereas Rift surrendered more of its share to HTC and other companies.

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Oculus Rift Increases Lead Over HTC Vive In March Steam Hardware Survey


March’s Steam Hardware Survey results are in, and the Oculus Rift continues to increase the gap with the HTC Vive. As always, we have to point out that this is not definitive proof that Rift is outselling Vive; Steam’s hardware surveys are entirely optional and there are a number of factors that could drastically alter the results. Will the 3K display help HTC get back in front?

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Hardware Developers Are Now Receiving SteamVR 2.0 Base Stations

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base station in the wild, shown off at this year’s CES working with Vive Pro , HTC’s upcoming high-resolution VR headset. base stations won’t be compatible with existing HTC Vives or Vive Trackers since they use a different method for sync timing.

Oculus Rift/HTC Vive Gap Widens In August Steam Hardware Survey Results


August’s Steam hardware survey results are now in , and the Oculus Rift takes its biggest leap over the HTC Vive yet. The Hardware Survey is an optional survey that collects data about the hardware customers are using. Since launching in early 2016 neither Oculus nor HTC has provided official sales data for their respective headsets. HTC Vive Oculus Rift VR Industry News htc vive oculus rift

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Vive Expands Accessories With Launch of Hardware Tracker


It was only a year ago that HTC revealed their Vive Pre headset to attendees at CES. And if 2016 was the year VR had its coming out party, 2017 is looking to be the year we see VR content ecosystem really grow and hardware accessories take shape. News CES Hardware HTC Vive

Marginal Shifts For Rift/Vive In September Steam Hardware Survey


September’s Steam Hardware Survey doesn’t see much change in VR headset usage on the platform. The holiday season is nearing and no doubt both Oculus and HTC are hoping many people will put Rifts and Vives respectively under the tree this year. Tagged with: htc vive , oculus rift Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Marginal Shifts For Rift/Vive In September Steam Hardware Survey appeared first on UploadVR.

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Vive Pro Hardware Review: For VR Buyers With Deep Pockets


Two years ago HTC Vive beat Oculus Rift to market with a more complete package, helping inspire developers who were able to create groundbreaking virtual worlds in which people could use their hands to interact and feet to move around larger spaces. When asked, HTC said this is a known issue on “some titles” and they are working with “both developers and our engineering team to address.” Tagged with: HTC Vive Pro Facebook Twitter Reddit More.

The Best VR Hardware Has Never Been Cheaper Than Right Now

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VR headsets have already seen some pretty drastic permanent price reductions in the past few months, including the new $400 Oculus Rift + Touch price, the new $600 HTC Vive price, and the new $450 ‘all-in’ PlayStation VR bundle. The Best VR-Ready Hardware Deals.

Juniper Research: VR Hardware Market Will Be Worth $50 Billion in 5 Years


A new report from market analysis group Juniper Research states that VR hardware will be worth $50 billion by 2021. By hardware, Juniper means VR headsets, peripherals, and 360 cameras. Juniper says that console VR will account for 50 percent of VR hardware revenues in 2021.

HTC Vive Increases Lead Over Rift Again In Post-Black Friday Steam Hardware Survey


The HTC Vive has managed to buck a troubling trend from the past few months in the latest Steam hardware survey. All that said, it’s important to note that hardware survey results aren’t an entirely dependable way to judge sales of the Vive against the Rift. HTC Vive Oculus Rift VR Industry NewsNovember’s survey results , which Steam users opt into, are now in.

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Vive Cosmos: Everything We Know About HTC’s New Headset


CES 2019 was a busy one for HTC Vive. HTC sees this as a new strain of VR device that may entice people that haven’t yet bought a PC VR headset. HTC says this is a headset for home use and, cryptically, on-the-go too. HTC also announced Vive Reality System at CES.

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Rift, Vive Barely Move In July’s Steam Hardware Survey


Last month’s charts showed Oculus Rift pull slightly ahead of the HTC Vive with 46.26% of the overall usage compared to the latter’s 44.56%. Still, seeing as Oculus and HTC haven’t revealed any kind of official sales figures, it’s the best we’ve got at trying to gauge the market right now. Tagged with: htc vive , oculus rift Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Rift, Vive Barely Move In July’s Steam Hardware Survey appeared first on UploadVR.

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Rift/Vive Gap Narrows In Latest Steam Hardware Survey Results


Last month saw the Oculus Rift pull even further ahead of the HTC Vive in Valve’s Steam Hardware Survey results, but the gap has narrowed again in May. Is it possible that, with a few months on the market now, the new Vive Pro has helped HTC regain some of the ground it’s lost? With the gap this close, there’s no way of knowing for sure if it’s Oculus or HTC on top right now. HTC Vive Oculus Rift VR Industry News

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Palmer Luckey: ‘No Imminent VR Hardware Is Good Enough To Go Truly Mainstream’


Hardware sales get a lot of attention and speculation from analysts and consumers alike, but the real name of the game revolves around the number of people logging in and spending money each week, the life force that makes everything actually go,” he wrote, further adding that cheap VR headsets like the phone-based Google Cardboard may have millions of owners, but few people continue to use them and buy content for long.

Rift And Vive Nearly Neck-And-Neck In Latest Steam Hardware Survey


The first Steam hardware survey of 2018 is in and it shows Oculus Rift and HTC Vive usage at practically a tie. This month sees HTC Vive as 46.96% (a 0.3% Steam designates HTC Vive at this month’s most-used headset after the Rift took the top spot for the first time in December. Most notably, HTC is set to release its upgraded Vive, the Vive Pro, as a single headset within the next two months and then as a full package with new trackers later in the year.

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Watch: Google’s Live Event Here – Daydream VR Hardware Unveiling Expected

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Daydream VR, Google’s high-end VR platform for select Android smartphones, may be seeing its time in the spotlight at the company’s hardware-focused event today.

Oculus Rift Surpasses HTC Vive in Steam Majority Market Share for the First Time

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According to Valve’s February Steam hardware and software survey, the Oculus Rift is now the most used VR headset on the Steam platform, taking the market share of VR headsets on Steam with a near 2% lead over its competitor HTC Vive.

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HTC Confirms Vive Cosmos Will Support OpenVR/SteamVR

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HTC might have given a first look at their new Vive Cosmos headset today, but they weren’t ready to offer many details. While the Vive originated from a deep partnership between Valve and HTC, in recent years HTC has made moves to be less reliant on Valve’s SteamVR ecosystem.

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Here’s What Could Be in HTC’s ‘Vive 1.5’

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HTC made a not so subtle tease today that a new version of the HTC Vive is on the way with improved resolution. On one hand, it would make sense, especially if it allows HTC to further reduce the cost of the headset—SteamVR Tracking 2.0 htc vive 2 htc vive 2.0

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‘Vanishing Realms’ Roadmap: New Content, Hardware Support, and 1.0 Launch on the Way

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The acclaimed VR action RPG is due to receive a large update that launches the original game out of Early Access, with brand new content and new hardware support also in the works. The post ‘Vanishing Realms’ Roadmap: New Content, Hardware Support, and 1.0

HTC Files for ‘Vive Cosmos’ VR Headset Trademark

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With middling smartphone sales and a loss of a major portion of its smartphone IP and engineering team to Google last year, HTC appears to be full steam ahead with VR headsets as of late. On the flip side, Valve has also created hardware with the help of other manufacturers such as Flex Ltd.

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Rift Pulls Ahead Of Vive, Windows VR Gains Ground In June Steam Hardware Survey


Another month and another similar set of Steam Hardware Survey results are in. Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Rift Pulls Ahead Of Vive, Windows VR Gains Ground In June Steam Hardware Survey appeared first on UploadVR. HTC Vive Oculus Rift VR Industry NewsThe Oculus Rift once again came out on top in the optional survey in June 2018. Rift took 46.26% of the overall VR headset usage on Valve’s platform, while Vive took 44.56%.

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Report: Global VR Hardware Revenue To Hit $3.6 Billion in 2017


After a mixed year for VR hardware sales in 2016, two new separate reports are painting a more optimistic outlook for the VR market going forward. In a new consumer VR report just released by SuperData Research , the findings show that global VR hardware revenue is expected to hit $3.6

HTC Vive Headsets Lineup Explained: Should You Wait For Cosmos?


HTC’s line-up of VR headsets is steadily growing. HTC Vive. At $499 it’s the most affordable headset in HTC’s lineup. Originally released in 2016 for $799, the OG Vive remains today as HTC’s entry level PC VR option. HTC Vive Pro. HTC Vive Pro Eye. At CES 2019 HTC announced Vive Pro Eye – a 2019 refresh of the Vive Pro adding eye tracking. HTC Vive Focus. HTC Vive Cosmos.

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E3 2016 - New VR Hardware Announcements


E3 was not expected to showcase any new VR hardware. Oculus Rift and HTC Vive consumer versions have been around for a few months now, albeit in limited supply. So hardware wise, nothing new from the big players, perhaps CES in January 2017 will bring something new?

HTC Selling Vive + GTX 1070 Founders Edition Bundle for $999

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Following the HTC Vive’s recent price cut from $799 to $599 , HTC is now offering a bundle of Vive hardware and an Nvidia GTX 1070 Founders Edition GPU to US customers for $999. The post HTC Selling Vive + GTX 1070 Founders Edition Bundle for $999 appeared first on Road to VR.

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HTC announces Vive Pro Eye and Vive Cosmos at CES 2019

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The CES is going to start tomorrow, but today HTC has already made its great announcements, showing to the world the upcoming new hardware Vive Pro Eye, Vive Cosmos and software solutions Viveport Infinity and Vive Reality system. The Vive Pro Eye, in all its splendor (Image by HTC).

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Oculus Rift Increases Lead Over HTC Vive in Steam Majority Market Share

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Valve’s monthly Steam hardware and software survey is out, and it appears Oculus Rift is still gaining momentum over HTC Vive on the Steam platform as the number one VR headset among Steam users.

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Vive Tracker Could Transform Into ‘Hundreds of Hardware Accessories’ in 2017


During my interview with HTC’s President of Vive in China, Alvin Graylin, last week, I asked if the company had any more plans for add-on peripherals for its VR headset — like its upcoming Vive Tracker — in 2017 and beyond. In response, he pointed out that there could be “hundreds” of accessories for the HTC Vive this year because of that Tracker. Tagged with: Alvin Graylin , htc vive , vive tracker. htc Alvin Graylin htc vive vive tracker

HTC Vive Focus to Release Internationally in 2018, Dev Kit Pre-Orders Live Now

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HTC’s standalone, untethered VR headset the Vive Focus, will come to western markets later this year, HTC announced today. Image courtesy HTC. Similarly unknown is the HTC Vive Focus’ intended International launch price.

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Vive And Rift Usage Nearly Tied In October Steam Hardware Survey


Over the past few months Valve’s Steam Hardware and Software Survey has shown the Oculus Rift catching up to its biggest competitor , the HTC Vive, in terms of usage. HTC Vive Oculus Rift VR Industry NewsAs of October 2017, it appears the two are almost neck-and-neck. Vive now has 48.76% of the total VR usage on Steam, down from 50.16% last month. Rift, meanwhile, is up to 47.61%, a small increase over last months 46.87%.

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Amazon to Begin Selling VR Apps Through New HTC Partnership

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Amazon will soon begin selling VR apps on its massive digital marketplace through a new partnership with HTC. While Steam generally functions as the Vive’s defacto app store, HTC runs its own VR app store called Viveport. HTC Steam Amazon amazon vr htc htc viveport

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NVIDIA’s FCAT VR Tool Benchmarks VR Hardware And Experiences


A new tool from NVIDIA for benchmarking VR hardware and experiences should make it easier for buyers to figure out how systems perform in real world scenarios. Head-mounted displays like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive put heavy demands on the PCs required to power these headsets. If you have any specific requests about hardware, software, or settings you’d like see tested as we spend more time with this software, please let us know in the comments.

Oculus’ Rubin: Price Point, Better Hardware And Patience ‘Sets Rift Up To Win’


No hardware manufacturer in my memory has given away as much software for free as Oculus has in its first year.” ” Oculus also hasn’t been first to market with a lot of features, like room scale VR, which is best seen in PC-based rival, the HTC Vive, and still only available in experimental form on Rift. “By being patient and strategic we have put ourselves in a position to have better hardware, and better content, at a lower price point.

Rift Gains On Vive In September Steam Hardware Survey


Steam’s monthly hardware survey is one of the few sources we have for gauging the proportions of Oculus Rift and HTC Vive users out there, and September’s results suggest the former is still closing the gap with the latter. HTC Vive Oculus Rift VR Industry News

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HTC Partners to Stream VR Games to Vive in China, Cutting VR-Ready PCs Out of the Equation

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Oculus and HTC have already reduced the prices of their respective headsets, with the Oculus Rift now selling for $500 and HTC Vive for $600. This comes as a part of a larger trend by HTC to make Vive usership less financially daunting.

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HTC Vive Wireless Adapter Launches This September For $300


Today, HTC announced that the official Vive Wireless Adapter will retail for $300 and is set to launch on September 24th. hours: While using the Wireless Adapter, it’s powered by a single HTC QC 3.0

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HTC Vive Pro Headset Review: Welcomed Improvements Overshadowed By a Steep Price

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HTC impressed us with its debut headset, the Vive, back in 2016. So when HTC launches a new headset two years later and asks for more than twice the price (including base stations and controllers), you could be forgiven for expecting it to feel like a next-generation device.

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Sony announces Skyrim VR hardware bundle


Those looking for a hotly-anticipated VR experience and a complete VR hardware bundle may be in luck on or after November 17th: according to Sony, not only will that date mark the release of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR, but the title will also be made available with a hardware bundle.

HTC Announces ‘Vive Focus’ Standalone VR Headset

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Today during the Vive Developers Conference in Beijing, HTC revealed the Vive Focus, a standalone VR headset with inside-out positional tracking. Vive China President Alvin Wang Graylin reveals the Vive Focus on stage at VDC 2017 | Image courtesy HTC. Image courtesy HTC.

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HTC Halts Stock Trading as Rumors of Sale Swirl

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According to the Taiwan Stock Exchange, HTC will halt trading of its stock as of September 21st, pending an unknown announcement from the company, reports Bloomberg. Following several years of financial difficulty, the future of HTC seems less clear than it’s ever been.

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