Google, Sony And Oculus Unite To Establish VR Industry Standards


Google, Sony, Oculus, Samsung, Acer and HTC have combined their efforts in order to create a healthy and equal industry for virtual reality hardware and software to develop and expand. The post Google, Sony And Oculus Unite To Establish VR Industry Standards appeared first on VRScout. News Acer Google GVRA HTC Oculus SonySome of the biggest names in the business are teaming up to secure the future of virtual reality.

Sony, Facebook, Google, and Samsung Dominate VR, With Over 50% Market Share

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Sony (PSVR) is clearly leading and is taking one third of the whole market. Sony is followed by Facebook (the Oculus platform) and Google (Day Dream, Card Board, Tilt Brush, etc.); neither company has a VR user base anywhere close to Sony’s, and their products are either at the low end or a bit too expensive. Samsung follows with another mobile headset (Gear VR). Tagged with: facebook , market share , oculus , sony htc. VR is hot!

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Report: Sony Targeting Holiday 2022 Launch for Next-gen PSVR with OLED Display

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A report from Bloomberg citing unnamed sources points to a Holiday 2022 launch of Sony’s next-gen PSVR headset. As Samsung is the rumored display provider for PSVR 2 (and the display provider of the original PSVR), that will likely come down to what the display maker has to offer.

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Sony’s PSVR 2 Will Reportedly Launch in 2022, Here’s What We Know So Far

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We already knew Sony’s next-gen VR headset for the PS5 is on the way, but recent reports may have revealed additional details about the next PSVR’s specs and launch date.

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Community Download: Is Sony Pulling Away From PlayStation VR?

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Last year, the Oculus Rift (Facebook), HTC Vive (HTC and Valve) and the PlayStation VR (Sony) all debuted, and Samsung just announced 5 million of its Gear VR headsets have shipped. With a plug-and-play install base of around 50 million PS4s, and the monolithic might of Sony behind it, it was the best bet the VR industry had. And yet as 2017 begins, the question must be asked: is Sony already beginning to pull away from PS VR?

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Samsung Confirms 5 Million Gear VR Mobile Headsets Sold To Date

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At CES 2017 today, VentureBeat reports that Samsung Electronics America chief Tim Baxter has officially stated during the company’s press event that they’ve officially sold 5 million Samsung Gear VR headsets, which are powered by the Oculus Home platform. Last year, Oculus stated that 1 million users had interacted with the Samsung Gear VR platform in a single month alone, making this 5 million figure a big jump in less than a single year.

Here’s a Look Inside Both Samsung & JDI’s High Pixel Density VR Panels

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UploadVR’s Ian Hamilton was on the scene, and managed to get a pretty good capture of both Samsung’s and JDI’s panels with his iPhone 8 camera. Samsung showed off their 2.43-inch, 3,840 × 2,160 resolution (120Hz) panel through the lenses of a VR headset, although it appears from UploadVR ‘s video that only static imagery was shown to SID Display Week attendees. As opposed to Samsung’s display, attendees were treated to a moving scene.

Sony’s PSVR Nearly Quadrupled Vive Sales in Q1 2017 According to Superdata

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Understanding that, the data they accumulate can paint an interesting picture and Superdata Research ‘s newly released information paints a telling picture: the PlayStation VR (PSVR) and Samsung Gear outsold the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive by a large margin in Q1 of 2017. Oculus Rift: 64,000. Google Daydream HTC Vive Oculus Rift PSVR Research Samsung Gear VR VR Industry News

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VR Association Formed To Get ‘Ahead of Challenges With Developing and Deploying The Technology Responsibly’

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The collective includes Google, HTC Vive, Acer Starbreeze, Oculus, Samsung, and Sony Interactive Entertainment. Tagged with: acer , Collective , google , htc vive , industry , oculus , samsung , sony , virtual reality. Google htc oculus samsung Sony VR VR Industry News acer Collective google htc vive industry sony virtual reality

The XR Week Peek (2020.01.27): Samsung may be working on a new headset, Half-Life: Alyx will ship on time and much more!

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Image by Samsung, taken from Upload VR). Samsung may launch a next-gen Samsung Odyssey. A recent filing at the Chinese IP offices makes us speculate on a new PC VR headset in the works by Samsung. Oculus Go is not part of the Oculus For Business program anymore.

Wednesday's Best Deals: Nintendo eShop Gift Cards, PS5 DualSense Controller, LEGO Architecture Sets, Oculus Quest, Clinique Dewy for Days, Caliper CBD Powder, and More

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Nintendo gift cards and the PS5 DualSense lead Wednesday’s best deals. Read more.

Digital Reality: Stated!


From Oculus Rift to Google Cardboard: All the things you need to know about VR! Google Cardboard: [link] Movie Gear I use. Source.

Has Sony Captured 30% of VR Hardware Revenues?

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Sony is the market share leader for VR hardware revenues according to the latest report from Strategy Insights. That’s followed by Oculus (presumably all variants) at 25 percent and HTC (same) at 22 percent. That includes Google (11 percent) Samsung (5 percent) and others (6 percent). Mobile VR’s retraction also comes at a time when Oculus aggressive pricing brings the far superior Oculus Go within the same price range. Header Image Credit: Sony.

How Sony’s PSVR Goes Beyond the Headset to Do Local Social VR Right

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The Oculus Rift and HTC Vive each released almost a full year ago, with the Samsung Gear VR predating them by quite a bit and the younger, more fresh PlayStation VR (PSVR) headset from Sony just releasing a short few months ago in October. However, going beyond that and looking at each platform and ecosystem holistically, it’s clear that Sony’s PSVR is the only one that really makes sharing your VR experience simple and easy.

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On the Hunt for VR’s Killer App with Samsung’s VP of Immersive Products & VR, Nick DiCarlo

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Samsung’s Nick DiCarlo weighs in on how we might come to find it. Today we hear from Nick DiCarlo, VP of Immersive Products & VR at Samsung. DiCarlo is VP of Immersive Products & Virtual Reality at Samsung, leading the company’s Virtual Reality (VR) efforts in the United States, including strategy across channels, hardware, services, sales and partnerships. SEE ALSO Samsung Gear VR Install Base Has Passed 5 Million Headsets.

Justice League VR Coming to HTC Vive & Oculus Rift


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. Targeted platforms according to Warner Bros include HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Samsung GearVR, Google DayDream and Sony PSVR.

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Oculus Founder Expects No Next-gen VR Headsets From Market Incumbents Before Mid-2018

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Oculus’ founder Palmer Luckey, who left the company in March, recently opened up on record for the first time in an interview since September 2016. Luckey was a long time tinkerer of head mounted displays prior to building the first Rift prototypes which lead to him founding Oculus and taking the Rift to Kickstarter in 2012 for what would become a wildly successful crowdfunding campaign. Palmer Luckey, Founder of Oculus, circa 2014 | Photo courtesy Oculus.

Witness The Working day The Asteroid Struck In Jaw-Dropping Digital Truth! (360 Online video)


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The XR Week Peek (2020.05.25): new rumors on Apple Glasses, Oculus Quest anniversary, HP Reverb G2 and more!

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OMG, it’s almost 3 years that I write these roundups… the first week peek was exclusive for my blog subscribers and it featured as best news the release of Google Blocks and in the other news something about Samsung Gear VR… how much time has passed since then! Image by Oculus).

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Tour Eire in Immersive Virtual Reality! ? (360 Video clip)


No guidebook. All Eire. See the Aran Islands, stand on the docks of Galway or dance in the pubs of Dublin for a working day in the lifetime of … resource.

What VR Headset Makers (not analysts) Have Actually Said About Sales Expectations

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Sony – PlayStation VR. Just days after PSVR’s October launch, Jim Ryan, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, spoke to the company’s confidence in early traction of the PSVR headset in an interview with CNBC. “We SEE ALSO Sony Expects Early PSVR Sales to Reach "Many Hundreds of Thousands". Facebook – Oculus Rift. Samsung – Gear VR.

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Thursday's Best Deals: M1 MacBook Air, Newegg PC Games Sale, Tempur-Cloud Mattresses, TaoTronics Massage Gun, Free Paramount+ Trial, and More

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MacBook Air and Newegg PC game sale lead Thursday’s best deals. Read more.

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The XR Week Peek (2021.06.21): Facebook experiments with VR ads, PSVR 2 to come at the end of 2022, and more!

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Image by Sony Interactive Entertainment). According to a report from Bloomberg, Sony may release its much-awaited next-gen PSVR headset (which I informally call PSVR 2) during Holidays 2022. Oculus Quest introduces multi-tasking in Runtime v30. Happy VR Summer!

Saturday's Best Deals: Animal Crossing Gift Bundle, Shredding Meat Claws, Moock Jump Starter, Soothing Shower Steamers, Posture Trainer, and More

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A set of meat shredding claws and an Animal Crossing gift set lead Saturday’s best deals. Read more.

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New Oculus Rift And Gear VR Releases For The Week Of 01/01/17

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Plus — check out our list of the best Oculus Rift games and best Gear VR games for more suggestions! Kygo “Carry Me” VR Experience, from Sony Music. You read that correctly: this VR music app is coming directly from Sony Music Entertainment and it’s actually quite mesmerizing. That’s the basic concept behind In.Block : cube-based creation through the power of Oculus Touch. Experiences apps experiences Games oculus rift samsung gear vr steam

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Friday's Best Deals: Intel Core i7-10700KF Processor, Xbox Digital Game Sale, Kyoku Japanese Nakiri Knife, Foreo Luna 2, Falcon & Winter Soldier Comics, and More

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A 10th Gen Intel Core i7 and Xbox digital game sale lead Friday’s best deals. Read more.

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Less than the Internet: A Digital Truth Knowledge To Defeat Malaria (360 Video clip)


UnderTheNet | [link] Very little But Nets and Discovery VR deliver you the powerful virtual actuality tale of an 11-yr-aged woman named Amisa, … resource.

These Are The Stocks You Could Buy To Invest In The VR Industry

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Facebook – NASDAQ: FB – Oculus VR, VR headset, VR Camera, VR content, VR platform. Sony – NYSE: SNE – VR Console, VR Games & VR Headset. Samsung – KRX: 005930 – GearVR (partnership with Oculus VR) and 360 Camera. AR How-to VR Amazon amd AMZN apple ar Discovery facebook FB GOOG google htc IMAX INTC Intel KRX lg MAT Mattel microsoft MSFT NASDAQ NOK nokia NVDA nvidia NYSE QCOM qualcomm samsung SNE sony starbreeze Time Warner Inc.

29-Year-Old Gamer Leaves Sony Behind to Bring Eye-Tracking to.


29-Year-Old Gamer Leaves Sony Behind to Bring Eye-Tracking to Virtual Reality Kojima, 29, is convinced the technology will become commonplace in VR devices. Kojima founded her startup in May 2014, soon after Facebook unveiled its $2 billion acquisition of VR headset maker Oculus. Fove ran a Kickstarter campaign, raising $500,000, and eventually got $13 million in financing from investors including Samsung Electronics Co.,

Wednesday's Best Deals: Apple iPad Air, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, Vava Dual Dash Cam, Reusable Heat Pads, DreamWorks Animated Movies, and More

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The iPad Air and Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit lead Wednesday’s best deals. Read more.

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PlayStation VR surpasses 1 million units sold Sony has now sold.


PlayStation VR surpasses 1 million units sold Sony has now sold more than 1 million PlayStation VR headsets, the company announced today. It puts PSVR ahead of direct competitors like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift — according to research firm SuperData, the two sold 420,000 and 243,000 units respectively by the end of 2016 — but still well back of Samsung’s Gear VR, which has sold more than 5 million units globally.

Community Download: Are Oculus and HTC The Apple and Microsoft of VR?

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There are a handful of major players already cutting their teeth in VR including Google, Sony and Samsung; but the two titans sitting at the top of the heap are Oculus and HTC. Our big question today is this: when it comes to VR, are Oculus and HTC the respective Apple and Microsoft of the industry? Oculus/Apple . The similarities between Oculus and Apple begin with a shared interest in controlled content. The technology world is always a game of rivals.

Everything You Need To Know About Sony’s Virtual Reality Headset

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The biggest and one of the most famous gaming invention of Sony is taking its step in the VR world. Sony is coming up with its latest invention in PS4 by bringing it in the VR world its PlayStation. Sony has now taken the PlayStation to the latest technology world and that is the Virtual Reality world and this major and big change will happen in October. It is been announced by Sony that it will release its PlayStation PS4 with VR in the UK on October 13.

‘Battlezone VR’ Studio Announces VR Puzzle Game ‘Arca’s Path’, Teaser Trailer Here

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The upcoming game, which is developed by Dream Reality and published by Rebellion, is targeting PSVR, Steam VR, Oculus Rift, Oculus Go and Gear VR, with launch slated for later this year. ” Dream Reality Interactive’s core team previously worked at Sony’s London Studio, with titles such as PlayStation VR Worlds and AR games for Wonderbook.

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Field in View: Valve, Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Sony – Who Believes What’s Best For VR?

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Between Sony’s PlayStation VR, Google’s Daydream, Microsoft’s Windows Holographic, Facebook’s Oculus, and Valve’s SteamVR, we don’t just have different tech specs but different philosophies that will continue to seperate each of them as 2017 goes on and may ultimately decide who truly leads the industry in the years to come. Over the past year no one has come under fire for their approach to a VR ecosystem quite as much as Facebook’s Oculus.

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Zen-like Adventure ‘Arca’s Path’ to Launch December 4th on All Major VR Platforms

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The game, launching globally on December 4th, is supporting a wide array of VR platforms including PSVR, HTC Vive, HTC Vive Focus, Oculus Rift, Oculus Go, Gear VR, and Windows VR headsets. Dream Reality Interactive’s core team previously worked at Sony’s London Studio, with titles such as PlayStation VR Worlds and AR games for Wonderbook.

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Addition of OpenXR Support in Oculus PTC Could Smooth Cross-Platform Development

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Soon Oculus will begin to adopt OpenXR with support reportedly coming in the latest Oculus Public Test Channel release. Appearing on the Oculus Forums , the preview release is available for testing now , just don’t expect to be running an HTC Vive or Valve Index on Oculus Home anytime soon. ” However, there are big plans for OpenXR which could make platforms like Oculus Home hardware-agnostic just like Viveport.

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