SFR bundles Meta Quest 3 VR headset with fixed-line box

Altice France-owned operator SFR is to bundle its gateway box with the Meta Quest 3 virtual reality headset as a fixed-line subscription offering as part of its ongoing ‘Box + High Tech’ strategy of bundling boxes with consumer electronics hardware. SFR has timed the offer to coincide with the launch of Meta’s new VR headset […]

Use of VR headsets growing despite small decline in numbers

Homes with VR headsets almost doubled their use of headset related between 2021 and 2022, despite a small decrease in the number of headsets per home, according to data from wireless technology provider Plume. In its latest survey update, Plume has explored the popularity and usage of Wi-Fi-connected VR headsets comparing the behaviour in the […]

NBA basketball and Meta create new VR experience on Horizon Worlds

Basketball’s NBA and Meta have announced a multiyear partnership that will feature a new virtual reality experience for fans through Meta Horizon Worlds via Meta Quest, the official VR headset of the NBA and WNBA. The NBA Arena in Horizon Worlds will feature live NBA League Pass games in virtual reality throughout the season. The […]

Mark Zuckerburg confirms Meta’s next VR headset will launch in October

Facebook owner Meta will launch its next VR headset in October. The company has seen huge success with the Quest 2 (formerly Oculus Quest 2) standalone VR headset which combined aggressive pricing, low technical requirements and a wide platform of apps and games to sell more than 14.8 million units since launching in late 2020. […]

NBCU streams Winter Olympics coverage in 8K VR

NBCUniversal has launched the NBC Olympics VR by Xfinity app. The app will see NBCU stream more than 150 hours of live and on demand interactive virtual reality coverage of the ongoing Beijing Winter Olympic Games in 8K resolution. The app was developed in collaboration with product and technical teams across NBCU and Comcast.  The […]

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 […]

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