HTC CEO Yves Maitre: ‘I’m Not Sure That The Target Is To Beat Oculus’

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In an interview with Bloomburg Technology , newly-appointed HTC Ceo Yves Maitre spoke about the competition in the VR market between Oculus and HTC. He also spoke about the VR market at large and how it has affected HTC’s performance and stock price. Maitre began by noting that, at the time of recording, the embargo on HTC’s newest VR headset, the Vive Cosmos, had broken a few hours prior. ” Do you think HTC will find success with Vive Cosmos?

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A Mystery HTC VR Headset Appears In FCC Filings

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A newly public FCC Test Report uncovered by Road to VR shows that HTC, the company behind Viveport and the Cosmos Elite VR headset, has recently submitted a new filing for what looks to be a new VR headset that would expand HTC’s lineup of immersive tech hardware.

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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. The post Angry Birds VR Now Available On Oculus Rift & HTC Vive appeared first on VRScout. Red, Chuck, Bomb, and the Blues face-off against their piggy nemeses in VR for the first-time.

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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. On the Oculus front, the company will showcase three new 360 degree videos. Over on the HTC side, Vive’s first piece is The Making Of. 360 Video Art & Science Experiences htc oculus SXSW

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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. Then next month we’ll actually see the debut of a HTC Vive version of Justice League VR. The post Justice League VR Coming to HTC Vive & Oculus Rift appeared first on VRScout.

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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 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 Vive Cosmos Receives $100 Discount For A Limited Time

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HTC is starting off the new year with a discount on their Vive Cosmos VR headset, bringing the price down $100 from $700 to $600 for a limited time only. — HTC VIVE (@htcvive) January 1, 2020. It is only available in the United States and Canada, and is available on the HTC site along with select retailers. The Oculus Quest is now backordered, with new orders not shipping until February.

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HTC Considers ‘Shadow VR’ Their ‘Oculus Quest’ Competitor

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A couple of weeks ago at an HTC event in San Francisco, CA I had the chance to talk with Dan O’Brien, General Manager at HTC. The Vive Focus is a standalone VR headset with inside-out tracking (similar to Windows VR and Oculus Quest) that allows the user to walk around the room without cords, a PC, or even a smartphone powering it. HTC Vive Focus Oculus Quest VR Industry News shadow vr Vive Focus vive wave Viveport

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Black Friday Deals for HTC Vive & Oculus Rift

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100 Gift Code With Oculus Rift. Black Friday may be a great time to pick up an Oculus Rift. The Microsoft Store will be giving $100 gift codes with the purchase of the Oculus Rift. You can buy the Rift for its normal price of $599 and will receive a $100 digital coupon good towards Oculus VR apps and games. The Oculus Store Wallet code will be emailed within 10 days of purchase. Best Buy is giving away a $250 gift card too, minus the Oculus extras.

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HTC GM Predicts ‘Rise Of All-In-Two’ VR Devices In 2021

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2021 will see Facebook push on with its all-in-one VR headset, the Oculus Quest 2. But Vive maker HTC also predicts the rise of another category of device this year – the all-in-two. Wheeler gave no indication of if HTC will release or even talk more about the device in 2021.

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7invensun Announces $150 Eye-tracking Module Supporting All HTC Headsets

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Today at HTC’s Vive Developer Meeting in Beijing and its simultaneous Shanghai-based Vive Ecosystem Conference, Chinese eye-tracking startup 7invensun debuted a new eye-tracking module that’s not only affordable at $150 (¥1100 RMB), but is designed to support all of HTC’s VR headsets, past and present. Image courtesy HTC. SEE ALSO Oculus Job Listing Points to Eye-tracking in 'next gen AR/VR products'.

HTC Now Says Vive Cosmos Controller Batteries Should Last 4 To 8 Hours

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HTC addressed some common user and reviewer concerns relating to the newly-launched Vive Cosmos in a new blog post. Unlike the Oculus Touch controllers, which take one AA battery each, the Cosmos takes two for each controller. HTC claims in its blog post that batteries in the controllers should last somewhat longer than that. HTC also acknowledged that some titles aren’t launching properly on the system and will release a fix this week.

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A new FCC listing appears for an HTC Vive headset. While Oculus is getting all the glory for the Quest, its competitors are not sleeping. And in fact, a new request to FCC for a new device has arrived from HTC. HTC launches Vive XR Suite. r/Oculus lately.

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HTC Vive Holiday Gift Guide: Accessories, Games, And More For HTC Headsets

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The HTC Vive is one of the most popular and enduring lines of PC VR headsets. Whether you’re talking about the original HTC Vive or the newer Vive Cosmos, there are a bunch of different games and accessories you can use with the Vive system. We’ve put together this list for recommendations on accessories, games, and more for HTC’s line of PC VR headsets. There are a few different HTC Vive headsets. The original HTC Vive headset is now discontinued.

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HTC Vive Focus with Next-Gen XR2 Chipset Appears on Geekbench

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A newly posted Geekbench score may point to what HTC has up their sleeves next for Vive Focus, the company’s class of standalone VR headsets. HTC Vive Focus(XR2). SEE ALSO Qualcomm & HTC Partner to Offer Vive WAVE Platform to All Snapdragon-based Headsets.

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Modders Are Bringing The Original 1993 DOOM To Oculus Quest

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In a video posted to Reddit yesterday, developers Dr. Beef and baggyG—the same team responsible for bringing Half-Life , Quake , and Quake 2 to VR via the Oculus Quest—teased the arrival of another classic franchise on standalone headsets. The post Modders Are Bringing The Original 1993 DOOM To Oculus Quest appeared first on VRScout. “They are rage, brutal, without mercy. But you. You will be worse. Rip and tear, until it is done.”.

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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’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 Files Trademark For ‘Vive Cosmos’

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According to reports by Dutch website Mobielkopen , Taiwanese consumer electronics company HTC has officially filed protection for the phrase “Vive Cosmos” at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), as well as several other agencies in both Switzerland and New Zealand. Image Credit: HTC / European Union Intellectual Property Office. The post HTC Files Trademark For ‘Vive Cosmos’ appeared first on VRScout.

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HTC Announces Layoffs Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

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HTC has confirmed that it’s laying off staff in order to streamline its business amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The news was first reported by Taiwan’s English language China News Agency , stating that HTC was set to “strategically adjust” its staff and continue optimizing its organizational structure to reduce operational costs. An HTC spokesperson confirmed this with Road to VR, citing a direct impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

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HTC CEO Cher Wang Steps Down As Vive Cosmos Approaches

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Cher Wang, CEO of HTC Corporation, is stepping down as head of the company. Wang, who remains Chairwoman of the HTC board, will be replaced by Yves Maitre from French telecom company, Orange. “When I took over as CEO four years ago, I set out to reinvent HTC as a complete ecosystem company and lay the foundations for the company to flourish across 5G and XR [extended reality],” Wang said in a prepared statement.

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‘The Walking Dead Onslaught’ Now Available On Oculus, Steam, And PSVR

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The Walking Dead Onslaught is now available on Oculus Rift, SteamVR, and PlayStation VR, offering fans of the long-running series the chance to experience the zombie apocalypse first-hand as their favorite Walking Dead characters.

HTC Plans Cheaper Vive Cosmos Model, $900 SteamVR Tracking Model

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HTC is introducing two new models of the Cosmos to sell alongside the original $699 model. HTC’s Dan O’Brien told us the company will sell the headphones as accessories should you want to upgrade, but you can use your own headphones/earphones too. In a meeting earlier this week, HTC told us that the bundle would be priced at $499. The post HTC Plans Cheaper Vive Cosmos Model, $900 SteamVR Tracking Model appeared first on UploadVR.

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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. These new measures, according to the Oculus App 1.4 Several months back, Oculus founder Palmer Luckey took to Reddit and stated, “If customers buy a game from us, I don’t care if they mod it to run on whatever they want.”

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 MoviesThose who have been in the VR community for a while will lovingly recall Kite & Lightning Senza Peso demo on the DK1 and DK2.

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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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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. The latest results for the month of February show the Vive losing 1.58% marketshare since January’s survey, which, combined with Rift’s gain of 1.22%, shows Oculus’ headset taking majority hold on the platform.

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Storm The Beaches Of Normandy In ‘Days Of Heroes: D-Day’

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According to developer Zen Apps Studio, Days of Heroes is currently being developed for the Oculus Rift/Rift S and HTC Vive. Embark on 26 military missions as an airborne division jumper or infantry soldier.

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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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HTC Vive Cosmos Review: A Strong Debut, But Still Not Enough

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A few weeks ago HTC finally revealed the release date and price for the HTC Vive Cosmos : October 3rd for $699. What should have been a headstart for HTC’s new flagship VR device, considering it was formally announced all the way back at CES in January, has quickly evaporated. The Vive Cosmos is easily the most comfortable headset HTC has made thus far. Alongside Vive Cosmos, HTC is also launching their own branded VR home hub called Vive Origin.

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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. Steam acts as the de facto content store for HTC Vive users, but it also supports Rift too , meaning anyone with either headset can simply download any of the VR games there. Oculus Rift currently sells for $400, which includes the headset, Touch controllers, and 2 sensors.

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

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March’s Steam Hardware Survey results are in, and the Oculus Rift continues to increase the gap with the HTC Vive. Will the 3K display help HTC get back in front? Tagged with: htc vive , oculus rift , Steam Hardware Survey Facebook Twitter Reddit More. HTC Vive Oculus Rift VR Industry News htc vive oculus rift Steam Hardware Survey

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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). The HTC Vive launched on April 5th 2016, a week after the consumer Oculus Rift. Continue Reading on Page 2… The post Top 5 VR Racing Sims for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive appeared first on Road to VR.

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

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In a recent interview with Glixel’s Chris Suellentrop , besides giving his predictions of where VR is headed in the next 12 years and some of the acculturation society will go through to integrate VR into daily life, Sweeney dropped some surprising information about just how successful the HTC Vive headset has been in comparison to the Oculus Rift. According to Sweeney, the biggest factor is Oculus’ walled garden approach to software. Oculus Home.

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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 Riftupdate , Revive compatibility was revoked. Good news folks, Revive 0.6 Note games such as The Climb and ADR1FT use Denuvo anti-tamper technology and Revive does not get around that.

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HTC Vive Gets $200 Price Drop

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On the heels of Oculus dropping the price of their Rift and Touch bundle from $599 to $399 this Summer, HTC Vive is also jumping in with a price reduction of their own. The HTC Vive is getting a $200 price drop, bringing the VR system down from $799 to $599. It’s not clear how much Oculus’ price drop for the Rift VR headset played into Vive’s announcement today, but what is clear is that both companies have their eye on making VR more accessible to a mass market.

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