My predictions for virtual reality in 2021

The Ghost Howls

But hey, let me play this game anyway, so here you are my predictions for virtual reality in 2021 based on the trends and the anticipations that we had at the end of 2020! Also, the awareness has grown , because every gamer knew about Alyx, and so about virtual reality.

My predictions for virtual reality in 2020

The Ghost Howls

So, here you are how I envision this 2020 in virtual reality! (I’ll PlayStation VR selling more than 5 million units until now has proven that console players like virtual reality. The major companies are already working on this, as we’ll see in the section related to content, and the name of Half-Life: Alyx alone is already driving many new people into virtual reality. HTC will focus more on the enterprise market.


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My predictions for virtual reality in 2019

The Ghost Howls

Yesterday, I have dressed as a fortune teller and I have given you my predictions for augmented reality in 2019. Now, it is the turn of virtual reality. Let me do some speculations… Virtual Reality in 2018. Virtual Reality in 2018 has not performed that awesomely good : in my opinion, it has just laid the foundations for the success that will come in the upcoming years. This has been the year of the disbelief in virtual reality.

Online Meme Becomes (Virtual) Reality With ‘Banana For Scale’ Game


Now, 15 years later, the joke has been taken so far that it now exists as its own fully-fledged VR game where you use virtual bananas to measure virtual objects… for scale? As the title would suggest, the concept is simple – grab virtual bananas from a dispenser, measure the given object in each level, and dump the appropriate amount of bananas into a tube to confirm how tall the object is in bananas.

China shows its masterplan to lead Virtual Reality in 2025

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We all know that China is a country that is betting big on Virtual Reality. Some days ago, the Chinese government has released a document that states how China really wants to commit to VR , how wants the ecosystem to grow well and fast and how also wants to lead the world for what concerns virtual reality. It can also be an opportunity to get to know what each country should try obtaining in the next years for what concerns virtual reality.

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XTAL hands on: an interesting glimpse to Virtual Reality 2.0

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Apart from the splendid Cathedral and the tasty Trdelnik, Prague also features an interesting Virtual Reality startup: VRgineers. Having a tour inside VRgineers, that is a startup that is trying to develop almost all the main parts of its headset , made me understand how creating a Virtual Reality headset is incredibly difficult. The post XTAL hands on: an interesting glimpse to Virtual Reality 2.0

Oculus Quest Review: consumer Virtual Reality v1 is here

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Comparison of the speakers solutions in the Oculus Quest (left) and HTC Vive Focus Plus (right). Configuring the Wi-fi is really easy using your smartphone and you don’t have to type the password with an annoying virtual keyboard. Some other features are being prohibited and it is a news of today that Oculus has prohibited the streaming feature of SteamVR games to the Quest inside Virtual Desktop. Strangely, it is even more expensive than HTC’s standalone.

Virtual Reality is reaching a mature state according to Gartner

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Some days ago, while browsing the Facebook group VIRTUAL REALITY, I found a post comparing the Gartner Hype Cycle 2017 and 2018. The results of the comparison were basically two: Augmented Reality has not moved in the graph; Virtual Reality has disappeared. Virtual Reality, instead, was going towards the right part of the graph in 2017 and this year it has disappeared. Virtual Reality has many applications in which it is already useful.

Exploring Virtual Reality in Dubai


Mission 828 is an interactive HTC Vive experience delivered in specially designed pods, which also add multi-sensory elements like spatial audio and simulated wind. The sheer drop is horrendously realistic, specially given the fact you’ve been looking at the real thing out the windows before entering that virtual environment. The post Exploring Virtual Reality in Dubai appeared first on VRScout. News Dubai HTC Vive Shopping Theme Parks

IMAX Virtual Reality Coming in Q4 2016


But Virtual Reality can be better, period. The Starbreeze VR headset, built by ACER, expands on the 100-110 degree FOV from the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift to a full 210-degree field of view. The resulting screen door effect from my experience is similar to the existing headsets from Oculus and HTC, albeit over a much wider field of view. IMAX screens are big, very big.

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

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But Vive maker HTC also predicts the rise of another category of device this year – the all-in-two. ” 2020 was a mostly quiet year for HTC but, last February, the company did tease a concept 6DOF headset that would indeed be powered by a phone. More HTC Predictions.

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Augmented, virtual reality see uptake during pandemic

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Virtual Reality health simulation with Arch Virtual. Image courtesy Arch Virtual. ). The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating the use of virtual reality and augmented reality, experts say, especially in retail, education and health. ” But the biggest growth areas are health care and education, he said, as well as events and conferences that have moved from in-person events to virtual reality. Image courtesy Arch Virtual. ).

What is Virtual Reality?


I first had to update to their new version and during the App feature preview noted they have a default Virtual Reality section. Upon installation of the new app, I excitedly selected the Virtual Reality section. This view of VR could be for many, their first introduction to "Virtual Reality." However, this is NOT Virtual Reality. So what is Virtual Reality or VR?

Exploring the Titanic in Virtual Reality

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The game took over 8,800 working hours to create and boasts the largest animated virtual cast of characters ever based on real people inside a single VR experience Click To Tweet. Immersive VR Education was founded by husband-wife team – David (CEO) and Sandra (COO) Whelan in 2014, where they proceeded to create a virtual learning platform called ENGAGE for universities and corporate educators. The post Exploring the Titanic in Virtual Reality appeared first on Tech Trends.

Spider-Man Comes To Virtual Reality


Spider-Man: Homecoming VR will be available for free across all major VR platforms, including PlayStation VR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, starting June 30, leading up to the July 7 theatrical release of Spider-Man: Homecoming. – and swing through the air in a faceoff with The Vulture,” said Jake Zim, Senior Vice President, Virtual Reality at Sony Pictures in a statement. “It’s It’s every fan’s fantasy turned into virtual reality.”.

Virtual Reality Peripherals


After years in development and constant reassurances that no, really, it's going to happen , virtual reality is finally becoming a practical reality. The Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive are now available, and PlayStation VR finally has a release date set for October of this year, and the public will finally get to see that VR isn't just an elaborate prank by the tech industry. Source: VIRTUAL REALITY PERIPHERALS TO CHECK OUT.

Distorting Virtual Reality

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To complement the theatrical film release of Distorted on June 22nd, Minds Eye Entertainment and SkyVR have partnered to produce “Distorted Reality,” a scripted, live-action cinematic VR distributed through OneTouchVR on Google Daydream, Oculus Go, Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift, and iOs. The content will also be available in stereo 3D through the Littlstar app on Sony’s Playstation VR, Google Daydream, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Samsung Gear VR and more.

Editorial: Why Half-Life: Alyx could be very important for Virtual Reality

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And since the game is in VR only, everyone reading a tech magazine, or taking part in a gaming community today is reading about a virtual reality game. The gaming community is gaining awareness of virtual reality, and of its importance. This enables a lot of new possibilities in virtual reality games. We need Oculus, Valve, HTC and all the others to compete and offer always a better VR. virtual reality half life valve vr

The Future Of Virtual Reality Is Wireless


Valve continues to push input forward with the Knuckles controllers — while also building its own VR games — but partner HTC is charging a premium to get wireless VR or large-scale tracking with a PC in 2018. The future of PC-powered VR may depend on the answer to those questions, because the high price (and installation involved) in getting an HTC Vive setup and wireless in 2018 is keeping VR away from many would-be buyers.

Art, Fear, and Virtual Reality


So tonight we’re teaming up with some of our most creative friends in LA to celebrate art, fear, and virtual reality at the VRScout Haunted Mansion. HTC Vive Horror Experiences. We’re showcasing seven terrifying room-scale experience for the HTC Vive: The Abbot’s Book, by Blackthorn Media. The post Art, Fear, and Virtual Reality appeared first on VRScout. It’s scary to put yourself out there.

Wake Up in Virtual Reality


Black Cell is a small independent team from Austria, venturing into the new and exciting world of Virtual Reality and decided that shooting someone is perhaps overdone. Demo HTC HTC Vive Steam SteamVR Virtual Reality Virtual Reality News VR VR Games VR NewsMost games released these days involve one or more of the following.

HBO’s Westworld Makes Virtual Reality Debut


You may never come back from this virtual ride. Virtual reality was the first thing that came to mind after seeing the mysterious trailer for HBO’s Westworld back in June. When it’s finally your turn, an escort ushers you into a room with more staff, having you don a HTC Vive and asking if you prefer a female or male host for your trip — they are insistent you make a choice. It leverages Epic’s Unreal Engine 4 and is built to run natively on HTC’s Vive headset system.

Google Earth Lets You Explore the Planet in Virtual Reality


Google Earth is now available for the HTC Vive. Thanks to virtual reality, that same sense of awareness and connection is available to all of us. The post Google Earth Lets You Explore the Planet in Virtual Reality appeared first on VRScout. News Google VR HTC Vive TravelIf you have access to a Vive, try Google Earth VR for yourself before reading any further. It’s free.

HTC Blames COVID-19 Pandemic For Layoffs


HTC, the company behind the HTC Vive brand, today confirmed staff layoffs, citing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as one reason. An official statement from HTC reads as follows: “Like many companies, we are seeing impacts from COVID-19 and global economic conditions. HTC has continued its work to reduce expenditure by optimizing processes, practicing cost control and seeking prudent uses of new technology. However, HTC remains under tremendous pressure.

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Microsoft Wants to Power Virtual Reality Headsets


Microsoft unveiled their vision of a mixed reality world today at Computex in Taipei. . When Microsoft first announced their HoloLens augmented reality headset, they also showed off their Windows Holographic platform, which let developers build Windows 10 apps and experiences for the device. Now Microsoft has announced that they want to be a major part of virtual reality too. The post Microsoft Wants to Power Virtual Reality Headsets appeared first on VRScout.

#30DaysInVR: how a guy is living 30 days in VR to make virtual reality better

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actually, he was in my city (Turin, Italy) because here there is an epic guy that is living 30 days inside virtual reality! Everything started some time ago, when Mister president Alvin Wang Graylin predicted that someone would have stayed 30 days inside virtual reality. But I also remember all the info he gave me about crazy experiments with artificial intelligence in China or about futuristic virtual reality headsets. How will HTC help this guy? (

HTC and Logitech bring keyboards into virtual reality


HTC and Logitech have announced the new Logitech BRIDGE SDK, a way for developers to add keyboard support to their virtual reality apps. The support aims to make it possible for VR users to enter text in their virtual reality environment, doing so using a Logitech G gaming keyboard alongside an HTC Vive Tracker and a special accessory that positions … Continue reading. Archive HTC HTC VIVE logitech virtual reality vr

Learn An Instrument In Virtual Reality With Percussive VR


Virtual reality can be a bridge to many experiences that may be out of reach for some. Along with those ideas, Eisenhauer also hopes to implement a means for users to upload their own sheet music and a virtual metronome help to keep a rhythm. Virtual reality is the most immersive means to do so, which is what makes Percussive VR and applications like them so intriguing. Tagged with: game , htc vive , Percussive VR , virtual reality.

My first taste of Virtual Reality in China

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Regarding the 3018 things, for sure I have to mention Virtual Reality. I’ve also seen an HTC Vive sold off-the-shelf in a tech shop). The experience was described as a 9D VR experience and I really couldn’t wait to try a NINE dimensional virtual reality. The software interacted with the Potato chair by sending it signals so that the movement of the real chair emulated the movements of the virtual one. virtual reality China vr

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Why we should care about ergonomics in virtual reality

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In various comments he has written, he has highlighted his expertise regarding comfort and ergonomics of virtual reality headsets and how these characteristics are important to: ensure the correct presentation of the virtual world to the user by ensuring optimum optical alignment; ensure the headset does not interfere with immersion by causing discomfort, even for longer duration sessions. Three different models of HTC Vive, three different form factors (Image by Rob Cole).

The 2016 Virtual Reality Headset Shopping Guide


Buying a virtual reality headset in 2016 is difficult, especially if you haven’t gotten hands-on time with the various systems. Unfortunately, if someone on your list has expressed interest in virtual reality, it is unlikely these kinds of headsets are going to blow them away. Here’s our guide to picking the right virtual reality headset this holiday. So all in all a full virtual reality system from Sony costs around $800.

Are Virtual Reality Arcades Becoming A Trend?


You can pick from a range of HTC Vive experiences to play at this VR arcade. The new VR arcade in University Mall is rightfully called VR Junkies , letting you blast away zombies in Brookhaven Experiment or play a few rounds of mini golf in Cloudlands on the HTC Vive. The retail space has three HTC Vives set up, showcasing six different VR experiences , as well as Gear VR headsets and Cardboard viewers that customers can take home with them.

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Virtual Reality Headset History 2012 To 2018


Over the last six years consumer VR products evolved considerably, with new capabilities added each year for developers to use in building virtual worlds. The below list is a drastic oversimplification of the path toward consumer availability of VR, and it was all arguably set in motion by the FOV2GO project at USC’s mixed reality lab. Nonetheless, from FOV2GO forward we can identify one headset each year that added new capabilities for developers to use in building virtual worlds.

A Work in Progress: Virtual Reality


On March 25th, 2014, many people were left scratching their heads: why did Facebook spend 2 billion dollars to acquire a Kickstarter funded virtual reality company called Oculus. Virtual reality has taken the world by storm. Despite Digi-Capital projections that augmented/virtual reality industries will hit $120 billion by 2020 , there are many pieces that need to fall in place prior to that number becoming a reality.

Virtual Reality Takes Center Stage at Tokyo Game Show


Some 110 VR games for PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive got all the attention with new demos and mixed reality performances. HTC Vive had a huge presence as well, taking the form of mixed reality demo booths that had attendees all snapping photos and video. But it was really one mixed reality demo that got most of the attention, where we stumbled across a girl just crushing it in a game called Circle of Saviors.

Virtual Reality Could Revolutionize The Courtroom


VR technology is now emerging that could enable the CSI investigators to capture and relay a much more immersive and representative picture of crime scenes, using 3D imaging, panoramic videography, robotics and virtual reality. Researchers at Staffordshire University in the UK, led by Caroline Sturdy Colls, used green screens, video game software and the latest virtual reality headsets (such as the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive) to reproduce virtual crime scenes digitally.

OVR Technology Creates First-of-Its-Kind Virtual Reality Experiences With Scents


OVR Technology, a virtual reality startup, recently introduced the Architecture of Scent platform. Unlocking the True Potential of Virtual Reality. Presence, or the feeling of truly being there, is critical in an effective virtual reality experience,” Wisniewski expressed. The Technology Behind Virtual Sensory Experiences. Moreover, it’s compatible with HTC Vive , Oculus Rift , and Windows Mixed Reality.