If there is one thing that gamers can be sure about right now, it is that we are going through a golden age of gaming. With consoles getting better and better, the PC showing the cutting edge of technology, and mobile gaming showing so much potential, the future is very bright. If one thing is pushing gaming to the next level, it is arguably VR. Technology has finally caught up with the potential of what Virtual Reality can do, and while most games may feel a little like technology demonstrations they do prove that the new headsets work. With the likes of Resident Evil 7,
The time has come – a neverending stream of Super Bowl commercials is hitting the Internets, and every major and minor company is trying to get their place under the #superbowl hashtag, which is bound to become trending any moment now. Instead of creating a Superbowl ad, Microsoft created a longer, two-minute video which details their vision on how HoloLens plans to change the way you watch sports. Since its unveiling, HoloLens showed that Augmented Reality or Mixed Reality (as Magic Leaps calls it) has a lot of potential to become a mainstream technology. Microsoft is working hard on launching the HoloLens Development Kit, expected to ship in March 2016 – just in
In the world of startups, holy goal for any start-up entrepreneur is to have his idea being considered a unicorn. There are also RABBITs (Real Actual Business Building Interesting Tech), and it seems to us that 2016 will see the unlikely battle of how many unicorns can become rabbits. To bring any idea to the market is a very difficult process, regardless of how much money you have. However, in the case of MagicLeap, Inc. – you can see that their idea is building steam worth billions of dollars. Following a $542 million ‘Series B’ round which was lead by Google (Series B funding: Andreessen
Several weeks ago, HTC came out with a statement that their Vive VR system, which is being developed together with Valve Corporation and their SteamVR platform – is being pushed back from December 2015 to April 2016. While the company kept mum on the reasons for the delay, they insisted it wasn’t related to manufacturing issues, but rather because of ‘technological breakthrough’. On CES 2016, HTC and Valve finally released the images of completed products, and we have to admit they look quite different compared to the Vive VR setup we tested in November. Under the retail product name HTC Vive Pre, the company introduced what is a third generation of
Leading players in the VR and AR space will be in Austin showing off their latest tech.
The way we interact with computers is changing. Is the future Microsoft’s HoloLens? Or is it something else?
Facebook is banking on virtual and augmented reality to play a big part in a revolution in computing platforms in the next 10 to 15 years.
Oculus’ big conference, Oclus Connect, took place last weekend in Los Angeles, and while the company didn’t unveil the consumer version it did show off a next-generation prototype version of the Oculus headset. Before the conference began VR World had a chance to sit down with Simon Solotko, founder of All Future Parties, a consultancy that partners with companies developing augmented reality products to help them accelerate and get to market. Below is the second part of the conversation. VR World: What sort of insight do you have into Oculus right now as the eventual release date for the consumer version of the Oculus headset
Oculus’ industry conference, Oculus Connect, kicks off this weekend in Los Angeles bringing developers and Oculus engineers together for a weekend of collaboration. This conference comes at a time where Oculus’ stranglehold on the consumer VR market is slipping. At one time the company had a near monopoly on the market; for the last few years consumer level virtual reality effectively equaled Oculus Rift. Now, the market is getting more and more crowded as Sony, Samsung and Google (which is equally focused on augmented reality) make plays with their own VR solution. To try and figure out where the augmented and virtual reality is going, VR World recently