Oculus Quest vs HTC Vive Focus Plus

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This year we had the launch of two amazing 6 DOF all-in-one Virtual Reality headsets : the Oculus Quest and the HTC Vive Focus Plus. The official boxes of the Oculus Quest (above) and Vive Focus Plus (below). Oculus Quest and controllers (Image by Oculus).

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Oculus, HTC Hit SXSW With Latest In VR Filmmaking

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Both Oculus and HTC are at this year’s show with new projects. Oculus will be highlighting the latest from its VR for Good initiative whereas HTC has two co-produced projects nominated at the SXSW Film Festival.

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Angry Birds VR Now Available On Oculus Rift & HTC Vive

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So many green pigs, so little time… Rovio and Resolution Games’ fully immersive version of their popular Angry Birds franchise is now available on the HTC VIVE and Oculus Rift. on the Oculus Store , Steam and Viveport.

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New HTC Vive Cosmos Video Focuses On Comfort

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HTC’s Vive Cosmos finally remerged late last month and then swiftly disappeared again. Like the recently-released Oculus Rift S, Vive Cosmos adopts a halo strap similar to the one seen in Sony’s PSVR. HTC says this makes it the lightest Vive headset to date.

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Rift S Boosts Oculus, Index Starts Small In July Steam Hardware Survey

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But Valve has since updated its listings to finally include the Oculus Rift S and its own Index headset. In fact, the total of Oculus headsets now used on Steam (including Rift and DK2) is 49.86%. For comparison, the HTC Vive and Vive Pro come to 39.27% of the total share.

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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 Launches Viveport Subscriptions For Oculus Rift

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Starting in September HTC is formally supporting Oculus Rift headsets with its Viveport subscription plan. According to HTC, there are more than 1200 titles on Viveport with 500 of them available in the subscription plan. Many titles already include semi-official Oculus Rift support through Valve’s OpenVR software, but HTC said it tested 200 of the most popular subscription titles and found that around 160 of them carry this kind of support.

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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. There’s still a contingent of Oculus DK2 owners still playing through Steam.

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HTC Vive Cosmos Faceplate Update Brings Tracking Cameras To 6

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On HTC’s Facebook page today the company showed a new faceplate for the upcoming Vive Cosmos. Vive Cosmos is HTC’s next consumer focused PC VR headset. It was first announced at CES 2019 in January, but HTC still hasn’t given details on specifications or pricing.

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HTC Vive Cosmos Launching Q3, Will Have Full SteamVR Compatibility

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HTC’s Vive Cosmos VR headset will launch in Q3 of this year. HTC’s getting started guide explains that the headset uses the OpenVR SDK, so it should support existing Vive and Vive Pro content. HTC’s PC VR Headsets. HTC Is Back In The Consumer Space.

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Top 5 VR Racing Sims for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

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As one of the first game genres to embrace VR, sim racing has been successfully transitioning from the ‘very early adopter’ stage (using Oculus development kits) to the ‘early adopter’ stage (the first-generation consumer headsets).

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Oculus Made It Easier For Unity Devs To Port Rift Games To HTC Vive

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Facebook’s Oculus released a new update to its Unity integration package to make it easier for developers of Rift-only games to port to HTC Vive. Unity supports the Oculus API and SteamVR API with no effort from the developer required, but this support is fairly limited to essential features. So Oculus and Valve each provide Unity packages on top of these APIs — the Oculus Integration and SteamVR Plugin.

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HTC: Oculus Exclusives Are ‘Hampering Developers’

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Vive-maker HTC has been adamant that it’s against exclusive content in the VR ecosystem thus far. In fact, it would go as far as to say rival Oculus’ exclusive games are “problematic” for the industry. ” The just-released Oculus exclusive Robo Recall was developed with a budget close to the original Gears of War and given away for free. HTC considers Arcade Saga as a first-party developed game, meaning made internally.

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Oculus Rift Overtakes HTC Vive In Steam Survey For First Time

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For the first time ever since the launch of both headsets in early 2016, the Oculus Rift has overtaken the HTC Vive on the monthly Steam hardware survey. However, February saw Oculus step past HTC; Rift took 47.31% of the total hardware usage and Vive fell to 45.38%, leaving just under 2% between them. This puts HTC and Oculus at an interesting position for 2018. Could Pro’s release help HTC sway the numbers back in its favor?

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HTC To Reveal Vive Cosmos Info Next Week, Image Reveals Headphones

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Just yesterday we reported that HTC’s next consumer VR headset, the Vive Cosmos, will launch in Q3 2019. A tweet just sent out from the HTC Vive account says that the story of Cosmos and details on its availability and release date will be revealed next week.

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Latest Oculus Unity Integration Expands HTC Vive Support, Improves Rift GPU Performance

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Last month, Facebook added basic support for HTC Vive to the Oculus Unity Integration. In the December release the company expanded that support, as well as reducing the GPU cost of Oculus Rift support. The latest feature of Oculus Integration to support the HTC Vive (and in theory any SteamVR headet) is OVROverlay. Image from Oculus Developer Guide. Oculus Unity Profiler. It works on Rift apps locally and from Oculus Go over USB.

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Epic Games CEO: “HTC Vive is outselling Oculus Rift 2-to-1 worldwide”

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He says that out of the approximately half-a-million PC VR headsets sold to date, HTC Vive “is outselling Oculus 2-to-1 worldwide.” According to Sweeney, the biggest factor is Oculus’ walled garden approach to software. Oculus Home.

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Crytek Adds HTC Vive & Oculus Touch Support to ‘Robinson: The Journey’

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Originally launched in November last year as a PSVR exclusive, Crytek’s Robinson: The Journey (2016) made its way early this year to Oculus Rift via Oculus Home and also eventually Steam too. Oculus Home will also see an update including Touch support today.

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HTC Reveals Vive Cosmos Resolution, Refresh Rate, & Lens Details

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HTC is slowly releasing Vive Cosmos details ahead of a launch later this year. Though the company revealed the headset way back in January, HTC has been keeping Vive Cosmos details under wraps. Today HTC confirmed another major missing detail, resolution. Image courtesy HTC.

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Justice League VR Coming to HTC Vive & Oculus Rift

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Expected to be rolled out in phases prior to the theatrical opening on November 17, 2017, the Justice League VR experience will have a four-stage unveiling that culminates with a full blown room-scale experience for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, Google DayDream and Sony PSVR.

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Oculus 1.4 Update Prevents HTC Vive Running Oculus Software

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Back in April, you could run Oculus games on your HTC Vive. However, a recent Oculus software update has broken all that. The new Oculus App 1.4 update breaks a hack that allowed Oculus games to run on VR headsets from HTC.

Senza Peso Receives Update for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

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The Oculus Rift version is available later today in Oculus home and Steam , with the HTC Vive version available on Steam. HTC HTC Vive Oculus Oculus Development Kit 2 - DK2 Oculus Rift Oculus Rift CV1 Virtual Reality Vive VR VR Movies

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Two Ways to Play Non-VR Games With the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive

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Games that are specifically developed for VR are always going to look and play the best in a VR headset, but let’s face it, most of us probably have huge libraries of traditional games, and you may be wondering “Can I play regular games on the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive?”—the

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HTC Files Trademark For ‘Vive Cosmos’ VR Equipment

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HTC may finally be rolling out its Vive Focus standalone headset to businesses this month, but a new trademark filing has us wondering what else the company is working on. HTC Vive HTC Vive Focus VR Industry News htc vive HTC Vive Cosmos

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HTC’s Official Vive Video App Adds Oculus Support

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But on the off chance that Jaunt, Oculus Video, Facebook 360, YouTube, Littlstar apps and many others don’t quench your thirst, HTC has its own solution – Vive Video. This free app hit Viveport back at the start of the year, but this week launched on Steam and brought support for not only HTC’s own headset but also the Oculus Rift and OSVR devices too. Tagged with: htc vive , oculus rift , Vive Video.

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HTC Is Opening Its Viveport VR App Store to Oculus Rift Users

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HTC has announced that the company’s Viveport VR app store will allow developers to sell titles supporting the Oculus Rift beginning on September 4th. Image courtesy HTC. SEE ALSO Amazon to Begin Selling VR Apps Through New HTC Partnership.

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HTC’s ‘Vive Enterprise Solutions’ Separates Pro & Consumer VR Offerings

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There are two sides to HTC’s Vive VR business; consumer and enterprise. With the launch of the consumer-focused Vive Cosmos pending, HTC is taking steps to clarify its target markets a little more with the launch of “Vive Enterprise Solutions.”. Cosmos And Original Consumer HTC Vive.

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Deal: $100 Gift Card Offer Still Available for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

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The holidays have come and gone, but Microsoft is still offering a $100 gift card with your purchase of the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift through their store. The post Deal: $100 Gift Card Offer Still Available for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift appeared first on Road to VR.

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Revive 0.6 Update Restores Oculus Support for HTC Vive

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Revive added support for Oculus games in the HTC Vive. With the Oculus 1.4 update restores compatibility that Revive had before the Oculus Runtime 1.4 update and support for Oculus home and some Oculus Steam games. Hardware HTC Vive Oculus Oculus Rift

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

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August’s Steam hardware survey results are now in , and the Oculus Rift takes its biggest leap over the HTC Vive yet. Could the launch of Oculus’ Marvel: Powers United VR bundle have given the headset a boost in any way? 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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Hands-On: Espire.1 Runs Impressively Well On Oculus Quest

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Now my E3 2019 demo was actually an extra special treat because I got to not only play two levels on Rift S, but then immediately played one of those levels again on the Oculus Quest for a direct comparison. Runs Impressively Well On Oculus Quest appeared first on UploadVR. Espire.1

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Steam Survey: HTC Vive Neck and Neck with Oculus Rift After Repeated Gains

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Valve’s monthly Steam hardware and software survey is out again, and it appears HTC Vive is holding firm ground on the platform after Oculus Rift took majority market share in March as the most popular VR headset on Steam.

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Oculus Experimental Setups Feature Smaller Tracked Area Than HTC Vive

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The question we’ve been unable to answer all year with Oculus shipping Touch so late in 2016 is one step closer to being answered. Which headset offers a better room-scale experience, the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift? ” Oculus Rift 2 Sensors, 360 Experimental Setup.

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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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Steam VR Weekend Sale - Oculus and HTC Vive Games

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Last month both Oculus and Steam offered sale prices on VR titles in their respective stores. The sale includes both Oculus and HTC Vive games. Elite Dangerous HTC HTC Vive Oculus Oculus Rift Steam SteamVR Virtual Reality Vive VR VR Games

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