HTC Vive launches multi-million dollar VR art scheme

HTC Vive has launched Vive Arts, a multi-million dollar virtual reality program designed to change the way the world creates and engages with the arts. The global initiative will see Vive support the content, creators and institutions that embrace the new medium of VR, and will help to fund and develop VR installations. Vive has […]

HTC: virtual reality will ‘change the world’

HTC’s senior vice-president of VR, Rikard Steiber, predicted virtual reality will “change the world” as he outlined a number of technological innovations happening in this space. Speaking at IBC over the weekend, Steiber, who is president of Viveport and SVP of virtual reality at HTC Vive, described VR as the portal that will take us between […]

Report: HTC may look to sell VR unit Vive

Mobile technology giant HTC may look to sell off its Vive virtual reality unit as one of a number of strategic options that also include a full sale of the company, according to Bloomberg. According to the report, citing unnamed sources, Taiwan-based HTC is working withy advisers to explore options that include striking a deal […]

HTC launches VR Viveport store globally

HTC has announced the global launch of Viveport, taking the virtual reality store out of private beta. VR fans in more than 30 countries will now be able to access the store, after HTC’s teams in San Francisco, Seattle, Taipei, Beijing and London worked with developers and content creators around the world in recent months. […]

HTC invests in VR studio Steel Wool

HTC has invested US$5 million in Steel Wool, a virtual reality development studio formed by creative veterans of Pixar Animation Studios, Lucasfilm, and Telltale Games. California-based Steel Wool said it will use the funds to help develop multiple existing “medium-pushing VR projects”, which span game, simulation, and narrative-based concepts. The first of these upcoming projects […]

HTC to launch VR content store, Viveport

HTC is set to launch a virtual reality content store, called Viveport, aimed at the global community of VR developers. Announcing the launch at Los Angeles virtual reality expo, VRLA, HTC said that Viveport will feature content across new categories for VR – like information, edutainment, social media, 360˚ video, news, sports, health, travel and […]

IDC: VR hardware sales to reach 9.6m units this year

Worldwide shipments of virtual reality (VR) hardware will “skyrocket” in 2016, reaching 9.6 million units, according to research by IDC. Hardware revenues will hit roughly US$2.3 billion this year, driven by sales of key VR products from Samsung, Sony, HTC, and Oculus, while Augmented Reality (AR) hardware sales are tipped to ramp up over the next […]