Developers Are Now Receiving HTC Vive Pro

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Ostensibly the first batch of Vive Pro, HTC’s upcoming prosumer VR headset, is now landing on the doorsteps of developers. The post Developers Are Now Receiving HTC Vive Pro appeared first on Road to VR. HTC HTC Vive HTC Vive Pro News Bits Vive htc vive vive vive pro

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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. Image courtesy HTC.

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Vive Pro Gets AR Capabilities Thanks to HTC’s New Tools for Front-facing Cameras

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HTC has announced a new set of tools allowing developers to build applications which take advantage of the Vive Pro’s stereo front-facing cameras, effectively turning the device into an AR headset dev kit.

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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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The Top 5 Games For HTC Vive

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It was a hard decision, but you’ve decided to go with the HTC Vive as your first ‘serious’ VR headset, a room-scale device that released early 2016 as a result of a decisive collaboration with Valve. The post The Top 5 Games For HTC Vive appeared first on Road to VR.

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Report: HTC to Merge VR and Smartphone Divisions as President of Smartphones Resigns

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Update (12:25 ET) : We’ve reached out to HTC and are waiting on further confirmation. HTC told Engadget that Chang stepped down from his 6-year stint at the company to pursue his “personal career plan,” exactly what that entails, we’re not sure at this time.

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HTC Vive Gets Major Price Cut, Now $600

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Hot on the heels of the $400 Summer Rift sale , HTC is doing some of its own price slashing, bringing the complete Vive system down by $200 to a new permanently lowered price of $600. HTC Vive Now $600. Two Ways to Play Non-VR Games With the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive.

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The Best HTC Vive Deal for Black Friday 2017

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We’re tracking the best HTC Vive deals for Black Friday 2017 and Cyber Monday as they spring up. HTC Vive Deal Baseline. The Best HTC Vive Black Friday 2017 Deal. Other HTC Vive Deals to Consider.

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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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HTC Launches $300 SteamVR 1.0 Tracking Bundle for Vive Pro Users

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HTC today announced they’re launching a hardware accessory bundle for $300 that will include all necessary bits for new Vive Pro customers starting from scratch (besides the headset, that is). The post HTC Launches $300 SteamVR 1.0

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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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HTC: Vive Pro is Targeted at Prosumers and Will Be “more expensive” Than Consumer Vive

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VR/AR expert Antony Vitillo (aka ‘ Skarred Ghost ‘) got an opportunity to speak with HTC Vive China President Alvin Wang Graylin recently, and while Graylin predictably couldn’t answer the question on everyone’s mind—”how much is Vive Pro going to cost?”—we

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Hands-on: HTC Vive Focus Brings Best-in-class Displays to Standalone VR, For a Price

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Now available in China, and quite possibly on its way to a wider release , HTC is prominently showing its new standalone Vive Focus headset at MWC 2018 this week. The post Hands-on: HTC Vive Focus Brings Best-in-class Displays to Standalone VR, For a Price appeared first on Road to VR.

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HTC Announces 2018 Viveport Developer Awards Nominees, $50K First Prize up for Grabs

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Last year marked HTC’s very first Vive Developer Awards (VDAs), which saw tens of thousands of dollars go to VR app developers across a number of categories. Now, HTC has announced the nominees for this year’s VDAs who will be in competition to win $50,000 in first place prize money.

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HTC Shows Off Vive Pro with Vive Wireless Adapter at MWC 2018

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Though both products were announced back at CES, HTC showed off the Vive Pro and the Vive Wireless adapter used together for the first time today at MWC 2018. HTC still isn’t saying precisely when the Vive Pro and Vive Wireless Adapter will be available, nor what they will cost.

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After Management Shuffle, HTC Says VR/AR More Important Than Ever to Its Future

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At this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, HTC CEO Cher Wang took the stage to outline the company’s big picture approach to the future. The post After Management Shuffle, HTC Says VR/AR More Important Than Ever to Its Future appeared first on Road to VR.

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Report: HTC to Unveil Standalone VR Headset at Vive Developer Conference in November

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HTC could be showing off its standalone VR headset at the company’s November 14th Vive Developer Conference (VDC) in Beijing. To wit, HTC says it will have ‘some important announcements’ to make. image courtesy HTC.

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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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 Unveils New Vive Pro Headset & Wireless Adapter

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It’s been nearly two years since HTC first introduced the Vive VR headset, opening up an entirely new world of room-scale VR that’s had us dodging arrows and bumping into furniture ever since. HTC is promising Vive Pro upgrades this quarter with full availability later this year.

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HTC and Gaming Giant IGT Partner on VR Tournament Platform for Casinos

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HTC is expanding its out-of-home VR entertainment reach with a new deal with gaming giant IGT that will see its Vive hardware and software power a new competitive VR initiative where players compete for real money stakes.

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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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First Look: HTC Vive Pro – The New Vive on the Block

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Today at a pre-CES Vive press event, we got a look at the newly announced HTC Vive Pro, a higher-resolution headset from the company acting as a sort of ‘Vive 1.5’ The post First Look: HTC Vive Pro – The New Vive on the Block appeared first on Road to VR.

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Save $100 on HTC Vive During Black Friday & Cyber Monday

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Beginning on November 24th, HTC will give $100 off purchases of the Vive system, while stocks last. Software deals during the Black Friday weekend will also be available through HTC’s own VR app store, Viveport.

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HTC Explains Why It Hasn’t Lowered the Price of the Vive

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Despite its primary competitor, Oculus, making a major price cut to the Rift & Touch earlier this year, HTC’s Vive headset still sits at a hearty $800. The company’s GM of VR, Daniel O’Brien, tells us why HTC hasn’t cut the cost of their headset in response.

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HTC Lists Racket Accessory for Tracker, Suggesting Tracker’s Imminent Commercial Launch

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A Racket Sports Set designed to be compatible with HTC Vive’s Tracker, the modular positionally-tracked puck that you can use to track practically anything in VR , has just made an appearance on the Vive accessories site.

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HTC’s Vive Wireless Adaptor to Support Both Vive and Vive Pro at Launch

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During HTC’s pre-CES event where the new flagship Vive Pro headset was revealed, the company also announced an official Wireless Adaptor for Vive. The post HTC’s Vive Wireless Adaptor to Support Both Vive and Vive Pro at Launch appeared first on Road to VR.

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HTC’s New ‘Link’ Mobile VR Headset is (bizarrely) Not Part of the Vive Brand

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In a curious move, HTC has revealed a new mobile VR headset called Link that is not part of the company’s Vive brand. HTC is by now one of the world’s leaders in the virtual reality space. HTC HTC Vive News htc link htc u11 htc u11 vr htc vive htc vr

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HTC Announces Pricing, Pre-order Date & Specs for Vive Focus Standalone Headset

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HTC today announced more specifics around Vive Focus, the company’s standalone mobile VR headset for China-based customers. As reported by YiVian , HTC is putting out two versions: Electric Blue for ¥4,299 (~$650) and Almond White for ¥3,999 ($600).

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Google Buying HTC’s Pixel Team for $1.1 Billion

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HTC retains brand but lets part of their smartphone business go. billion cooperation agreement under which certain HTC employees – many of whom are already working with Google to develop Pixel smartphones – will join Google. According to the announcement, HTC will receive $1.1

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HTC Vive Launches Viveport Subscriptions

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And to celebrate HTC Vive’s first birthday, HTC has launched their first, and likely industry first, VR app subscription service. For today’s April 5th launch, HTC Vive is incentivizing signups with a one month free trial offer for new users, which you can sign up here.

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HTC Announces Consumer Availability of Vive Tracker & New Tracker Accessory Bundles

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HTC today announced consumer availability of Vive Tracker, the tracking module that uses Valve’s Lighthouse tracking standard. First shipped to developers earlier this year, HTC is now selling the Tracker to consumers with the full confidence that anyone can pick it up and use it.

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