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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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 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. An HTC spokesperson confirmed this with Road to VR, citing a direct impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Funding from HTC for VR Education Platform 'Engage'.

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

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However, as an official product partner with HTC, 7invensun says that Droolon F1 will also be compatible with the original Vive, Vive Pro, Vive Focus, and Vive Focus Plus. Image courtesy HTC. SEE ALSO Oculus Job Listing Points to Eye-tracking in 'next gen AR/VR products'.

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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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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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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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 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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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 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 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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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. Feature Image Credit: HTC.

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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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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 announces XR Suite and teases the future of collaboration and workplace

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This night I woke up at 3am to participate in HTC Vive’s event on ENGAGE because I read that it was an “HTC VIVE LAUNCH EVENT” and I was super-confident in the launch of the Cosmos XR or at least of the Cosmos Play.

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Onward For Oculus Quest First-Ever Gameplay Footage Coming This Month

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Today during the UploadVR Summer Showcase 2020 Downpour Interactive founder and Onward creator Dante Buckley revealed today that the first-ever gameplay footage for Onward running on Oculus Quest will debut later this month, in June.

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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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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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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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HTC Just Dropped A Preview Of Their Vive Cosmos Controllers

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HTC teases new information regarding their upcoming 6DoF headset. — HTC VIVE (@htcvive) February 20, 2019. Similar in shape to Oculus Touch, the Cosmos controllers feature a wrap-around design, as well as ergonomic joysticks and button systems.

HTC’s VR Lineup Now Includes 11 Headset Packages and Its Modular Strategy is a Mess

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With the re-introduction of the company’s Cosmos VR headsets with four different variants, HTC’s Vive lineup has become a confusing mess with 11 different headset packages to choose from. Image courtesy HTC. With Cosmos, HTC says it’s all about modularity.

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 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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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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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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Star Wars: Squadrons Is ‘Oculus Recommended’ On PC, HOTAS Support Confirmed

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But, on PC, publisher EA says the game is ‘Oculus recommended’ The note is made on the Q&A page for the game , which was announced yesterday. “PSVR or Oculus recommended.” Oddly enough the support page doesn’t list availability on the Oculus Store.

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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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Oculus For Business is now available for all companies

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Oculus has gained in these years always more success in the consumers’ landscape, and now with the Oculus Quest , thanks to an affordable device running great content , it is making strides in the market. What is Oculus For Business? Oculus Quest and controllers.

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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.

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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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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‘Population: One’ to Begin Invite-only Playtesting on Oculus Quest

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BigBox VR announced that its upcoming VR battle royale shooter Population: One is heading back into invite-only playtesting soon, this time focusing on Oculus Quest. The post ‘Population: One’ to Begin Invite-only Playtesting on Oculus Quest appeared first on Road to VR.

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Hardcore VR Mil-Sim Contractors VR Now Available On Oculus Quest

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Contractors VR developer Caveman Studio today announced a brand new update to its team-based multiplayer shooter Contractors VR which introduces support for Oculus Quest headsets as part of an ongoing open beta. The free open beta includes 4 large-scale maps and support for cross-play with PC.

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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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