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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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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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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The XR Week Peek (2020.10.26): DecaGear is an intriguing VR headset, HTC is working on a new device, and more!

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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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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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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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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: 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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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 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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‘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.

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'.

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 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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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 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 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.

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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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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Job Simulator, Vacation Simulator Get Enhanced For Oculus Quest 2

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Two more enhanced Oculus Quest 2 games to add to the list – Owlchemy Labs’ Vacation Simulator and Job Simulator now run better on the headset.

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 CEO Yves Maitre Resigns After Less Than A Year

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HTC CEO Yves Maitre has resigned, citing personal reasons, in just less than a year since he took over the role. Maitre assumed the position of CEO in late September 2019, around a month before HTC launched its latest consumer-focused PC VR headset, the Vive Cosmos.

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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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Modder Turns ‘Beat Saber’ Into Super Mario Bros. Themed Platformer

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via the Oculus Store and SteamVR. News Beat Games Beat Saber Beat Saber Mods Facebook HTC Vive HTC Vive Pro Mawntee Oculus Oculus Quest Oculus Quest 2 Oculus Rift Oculus Rift S Steam steamvr Super Mario Bros.

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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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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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 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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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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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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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/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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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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VR Mil-Sim ‘Onward’ Oculus Quest Release Date Announced, Cross-Play Confirmed

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A little more than a year after the initial announcement , developer Downpour Interactive and publisher Coatsink today revealed an official July 30th release date for Onward on Oculus Quest. “I’m incredibly excited for Onward to come to the Oculus Quest: to have players be inspired by the freedom of the platform while at the same time experiencing the realism and immersion that Onward brings to the table,” said Dante Buckley, Founder of Downpour Interactive.

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Hands-On: HTC Cosmos Elite Offers Big Improvements With Its Elite Faceplate

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HTC’s modular headset delivers a great VR experience. Just a few weeks ago, HTC announced a new suite of Cosmos headsets and faceplates aimed at delivering VR solutions to both average consumers as well as businesses. For the highest-quality VR experience, however, prospective buyers will want to take a look at the HTC Cosmos Elite, an HTC Cosmos with a pre-installed Elite faceplate. Feature Image Credit: HTC.

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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. Onward recently released a ‘Virtual Gunstock Mode’ to work around this limitation in the Oculus Rift S and Windows MR headsets. HTC Vive Cosmos htc htc vive pc vr Vive Cosmos

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