VR


Sony announces PlayStation VR2

Sony has confirmed plans to launch a follow-up to its popular PlayStation VR headset. Plans for the device, simply called PlayStation VR2, were revealed by Sony Interactive Entertainment president and CEO Jim Ryan during the company’s CES 2022 presentation. While the device itself is yet to be revealed – along with pricing and a release […]

VR market set for significant growth to more than US$50 billion in revenues

The global VR market is set to exceed US$56 billion in revenue by 2026. According to new stats from ABI Research, the VR market will grow following the bursting of the bubble created around location-based VR. Home use, particularly around gaming, remains a stable growth area, while interest is slowly returning for public usage in […]

Global adult VR content market set for dramatic growth

The value of the virtual reality adult content market is likely to grow from US$716 million in 2021 to US$19 billion in 2026 and will come to represent 22% of the global digital adult content market value by that date, according to a study by Juniper Research. Juniper predicts that subscription-based models will be main […]

Qualcomm launches new 5G-enabled VR, AR reference design

Telco equipment firm Qualcomm has launched a new reference design for its virtual reality and augmented reality platform. Qualcomm said that the reference design provides a rough outline for building headsets for the 5G-enabled Snapdragon XR2 chipset. As per the XR2, the design includes support for 5G networks, which Qualcomm claims to be a first […]

Panasonic shows off lightweight UHD VR eyeglasses

Panasonic has revealed what it claims to be the world’s first HDR-capable UHD VR eyeglasses. Unveiled at CES, Panasonic is very particular in describing the device as eyeglasses as opposed to VR devices’ typical descriptor of ‘headset’. And this is for good reason, with the as-yet-unnamed product being closer in resemblance to a pair of […]

NBA extends partnership with NextVR

American sports league the NBA has extended and expanded its agreement with VR firm NextVR. From October 26, NextVR will feature one game a week in virtual reality to subscribers of the NBA League Pass streaming service within the NextVR app. This will expand to feature weekly game broadcasts, full game replays, highlights and other […]

British Airways to trial VR on flights  

Airline British Airways has announced a trial of VR entertainment on select first class flights from London Heathrow and New York’s JFK.  Until the end of the year, the company has paired with VR eyewear specialist SkyLights (an alumni of British Airways’ parent company IAG’s Hangar 51 start-up scheme) to enjoy a range of films, […]

SK Telecom launches 5G, AR, and VR Services for esports

South Koeran telco SK Telecom has announced the launch of three separate services dedicated to esports.  The 5G, AR and VR services have been launched with a view to “offer a more realistic and immersive experience when watching esports games”. The first, ‘Jump AR’’ is an augmented reality service provides users with a ‘virtual portal’ […]

Amazon launches VR video app

Amazon has launched its first dedicated Prime Video VR app. Prime Video VR is available for Oculus Quest, Go, Rift and Gear VR devices, and comes at no extra cost for Amazon Prime subscribers in the UK and US. The full library of Prime Video content, including titles such as The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Good […]

AR and VR headsets return to growth

Sales of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headsets saw an upturn in Q1 2019, following a year of decline. According to IDC, shipments of the headsets reached 1.3 million, up 27.2% from the same quarter last year.  This growth is thanks to a surge in shipments of standalone head-mounted displays (HMDs) and tethered […]

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