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.

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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.

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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. The Oculus Quest is now backordered, with new orders not shipping until February.

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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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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. HTC Vive PC VR System Specs.

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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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Viveport President Rikard Steiber Departs HTC

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Rikard Steiber, Viveport President and Senior VP of Virtual Reality, is departing HTC at the end of the year. Having joined the company in February 2016, Steiber oversaw the launch of Viveport in over 60 markets, HTC’s digital distribution platform for VR games and experiences.

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The Best HTC Vive Deals for Black Friday 2019

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We’re keeping an eye on the best HTC Vive Black Friday 2019 deals, including the Vive Cosmos, Vive Pro, and original Vive. The Best HTC Vive Black Friday 2019 Deals. Image courtesy HTC. HTC is offering discounts on all Vive Pro packages. HTC Vive Price Baseline.

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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.

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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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 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. That was roughly a year before it launched the HTC Vive VR headset with Valve.

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New HTC CEO Vows Continued Focus on Vive and XR

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HTC has announced the appointment of Yves Maitre as its new CEO. Cher Wang, who took over as company CEO in March 2015, is stepping down to continue as Chairwoman of the HTC board. Across the world, HTC is recognized for its firsts across the mobile and XR space.

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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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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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HTC Launches Viveport PC Streaming for Vive Focus Plus

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HTC today announced that it’s released support for 5Ghz WiFi streaming for Vive Focus Plus, as well as all 6DOF standalone headsets supporting the Vive Wave platform. The post HTC Launches Viveport PC Streaming for Vive Focus Plus appeared first on Road to VR.

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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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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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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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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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‘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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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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‘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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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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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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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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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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Editorial: For A Shot At Survival HTC Vive May Have To Leave Consumers Behind

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But, unless something radical happens in the near future, the VR market might soon claim its biggest victim yet – HTC Vive. Judging by early Steam VR Hardware Survey figures, it may have even given HTC an early upper hand in the first round of sales wars.

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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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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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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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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. “They are rage, brutal, without mercy.

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