Category: VR News

HTC Vive

HTC Vive Pre-Orders Begins February 29

A week after unveiling the Vive Pre, HTC’s second-generation VR headset that comes with a front-facing camera and redesign, the company has announced pre-orders will open February 29th. First reported by the Telegraph, HTC will is expected to announce the price on February 29th. The Vive will ship in April,...

Oculus Rift CV1

Oculus offering the Rift for pre-order at $599

After years of preparation Oculus began offering the Rift for pre-order at $599. The wired PC-powered VR headset is expected to ship to the first buyers on March 28 with Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey suggesting those who aren’t able to get it in the first shipments will still get Lucky’s...

Peter Deng Instagram

Instagram Director Of Product Peter Deng Joins Oculus

Peter X. Deng, “Director of Product” at Facebook-owned Instagram, is leaving the photo service to become “Head of Product Management” at Oculus. “There are very few companies that have the opportunity to define the future of how we interact with each other and with the world,” Deng wrote in a...

Elite Dangerous Horizons

Elite:Dangerous Horizons 1.5 Beta Add HTC Vive Support

Elite:Dangerous is evolving and the first in a series of expansions, named Horizons, will be available on November 30th – bringing with it a host of new features. One exciting addition is the first inclusion of official HTC Vive / SteamVR support in the upcoming beta release, the development team...

The Hunger Games - Virtual Reality Experience

The Hunger Games – VR Experience

Made in collaboration with Samsung, Lionsgate, and animation studio Reel FX, fans around the world got their fist taste of virtual reality on YouTube with the latest 360 video uploaded to the Hunger Games channel. For many Hunger Games fans, the VR experience was an emotional one as the series...

lenovo VR

Lenovo plans to bundle a VR headset with smartphone

Today at a launch event in China, Lenovo unveiled its newest smartphone, the Vibe X3. The phone will look to help the company capture some of the market share it lost to fellow Chinese companies, Xiaomi and Huawei. Interestingly, virtual reality may be one of the ways the company is...

facebook

Facebook Adds VR Support for 360 Videos

It’s been just over a month since Facebook began rolling out 360-degree video publishing support to a handful of brands. Some of the initial publishers included Star Wars, Discovery, GoPro, and Vice. Now Facebook is ramping up their 360-degree video efforts even further and jumping into virtual reality with the...

new york times virtual reality app

The New York Times Launches NYT VR App

The New York Times launched their NYT VR app on iOS and Android, debuting their first virtual reality film, The Displaced. In the face of many who say journalism is dead, the NYT virtual reality app is proof that journalism is sticking around. And it’s powerful. The ability to tell...

oculus & samsung gearvr

Samsung Gear VR Now Available for Pre-Order

You can now pre-order the consumer version Samsung Gear VR, powered by Oculus, for only $99. Consumers will be able to get their hands on the Gear VR headset from a number of retailers including Amazon.com, BestBuy.com, and Samsung.com and will ship on November 20th. This is the latest version of...

Youtube 360 videos

YouTube stereoscopic 3D support for 360º video

YouTube just announced support for stereoscopic 3D 360º video, or “VR video.” Previously, the company had supported only standard monoscopic 360º video. In addition to announcing VR video support, YouTube announced that it was making every one of its videos compatible with Google Cardboard. The videos will play in a “kind...