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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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 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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‘Accounting+’ Coming Soon to HTC Vive & Oculus Rift with New Levels

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Squanch Games, the game studio founded by Rick and Morty creator Justin Roiland, and Crows Crows Crows are bringing Accounting+ (2017) to HTC Vive and Oculus Rift soon.

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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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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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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).

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.

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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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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Former PSVR Exclusive ‘Moss’ Now Available on Oculus Rift & HTC Vive

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Moss (2018) first launched on PSVR back in February, but now indie studio Polyarc Games have today released the adorable VR platformer puzzle on HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

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Telekinetic Puzzle ‘Esper’ to Launch on PSVR & Oculus Go This Week, HTC Vive in July

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Coatsink , the studio behind VR titles A Night Sky (2017) and Augmented Empire (2017), announced they’re bringing their first mobile VR title, Esper (2015), to PlayStation VR, Oculus Go and Xiaomi Mi on June 29th. Esper is also slated to launch on HTC Vive via Steam on July 6th.

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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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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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HTC Says Vive Price Drop Wasn’t a Reaction to Oculus

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Next to Oculus’ big $400 Summer of Rift sale, the $800 HTC Vive felt as if it was in another price bracket altogether. Despite the close timing, HTC says the price cut wasn’t a reaction to Oculus. Image courtesy HTC. HTC News Vive htc htc vive

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10 Oculus Exclusives HTC Vive Owners Should Play Using Revive Hack

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Thanks to ReVive , a hack that lets SteamVR-compatible headsets play Oculus Rift exclusives, anyone with an HTC Vive can enjoy a number of unofficially supported games from the Oculus Store. Despite the risk, we still think these Oculus exclusive games are worth playing.

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Report: HTC Lays Off 1,500 Employees in Taiwan Manufacturing Division

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HTC is reportedly laying off 1,500 employees in its Taiwan manufacturing division, something Bloomberg’s Taipei bureau chief Samson Ellis reports to be around 22% of HTC employees. billion deal, which saw half of HTC’s smartphone R&D division transferred to Google.

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‘Grav|Lab’ Lets you Build Incredible Machines with Oculus Touch and HTC Vive

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One of the HTC Vive’s most effective showcases early on was the wonderful room-scale application of the classic flash game Fantastic Contraption. The post ‘Grav|Lab’ Lets you Build Incredible Machines with Oculus Touch and HTC Vive appeared first on Road to VR.

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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 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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‘Rick and Morty’ VR Game is Releasing on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive April 20th

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Coming to HTC Vive and Oculus Rift headsets on Steam and Oculus Home, you can take part in the dimension-hopping adventure starting Thursday, April 20th for for $29.99. 2011), one of the first games with Oculus DK1 support on Steam.

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HTC Announces 6DOF Controller Tracking Add-on for Vive Focus

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HTC today announced a 6DOF controller tracking add-on for Vive Focus which brings 6DOF controller tracking to the device. Vive Focus, HTC’s standalone VR headset, had a full blown launch in China at the beginning of 2018, and was released as a development kit in the West in May.

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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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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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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Oculus Rift Growth Spurt Has Halted HTC Vive Market Share Growth

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See Also: HTC Vive Headset Nearing 100,000 Install Base, Steam Data Suggests. It’s important to point out that while Steam supports the Oculus Rift, it isn’t the official content portal for the headset (that title belongs to Oculus Home). HTC Vive.

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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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SightLine: The Chair Updated For Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

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Developer Tomáš Mariančík (aka Frooxius) has now released Sightline the chair for both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive consumer versions. Today, even with some great demos from Oculus such as the Dinosaur corridor run or robot repair on the Vive, the Chair is still one of my favorites.

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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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How to run Oculus Rift Software on HTC Vive

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Oculus has some of the best VR games right now. But what if you have the HTC Vive? You're in luck because Reddit user CrossVR has released a "modification" to the Oculus software on GitHub to allow a limited set of software to run on the Vive.

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HTC Joins VirtualLink to Support Connection Standard for Future VR Headsets

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HTC was seemingly the odd one out back at the initial announcement, but this week the company joined the group in support of the standard. This week at the XRDC conference in San Francisco, HTC announced that it had opted to join the group in support of the VirtualLink connection standard.

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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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HTC’s ‘Arcade Saga’ Affirms Platform Agnostic Stance with Oculus Touch Improvements

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Arcade Saga’s latest updates feature multiplayer modes in all three of its futuristic sports and add Oculus Touch optimisations. Although not mentioned on its News page on Steam , this most recent update also optimised the game for Oculus Touch, HTC tells Road to VR.

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The Best Oculus Go Deal for Black Friday 2018

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Holiday shopping season is here and we’re tracking the best Oculus Go Black Friday 2018 deals. Oculus Go Deal Baseline. It’s important to understand the nominal price point for the Oculus Go so that you know what kind of deal you’re getting when you see a sale.

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HTC Says “Oculus Is Not Our Competition” &.

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HTC Says “Oculus Is Not Our Competition” & Oculus Is Skeptical Room-scale Tracking is Absolutely Necessary for VR" Raymond Pao is the Vice President for new technologies at HTC. During the discussion, Pao said “Oculus is not our competition,” Pao said.

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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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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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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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Comparing Oculus Touch & HTC Vive Technology and Ecosystems

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The Oculus Touch motion-tracked controllers have launched today after 8 months of the Rift solely supporting gamepad experiences. Oculus’ tracking system is mainly optimized for “standing” VR experiences that are specifically designed for their front-facing cameras.

‘Shadow VR’ is a $399 Oculus Quest Competitor Using HTC’s Viveport Store

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At HTC’s Vive event the company announced the ‘Shadow VR’ standalone headset from Chinese company ‘Shadow Creator’ The Shadow VR headset should become the first standalone consumer VR headset with 6DoF controllers, beating Oculus Quest to market by over six months. It runs the mobile version of HTC’s Viveport VR app store, and launches “worldwide” Nov.

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