Behind the Scenes: Vive on the set of “Ready Player One”

Virtual reality is pushing the boundaries of the film industry, from changing the way viewers watch to the way directors create. With the recent release of Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One”, Hollywood has embraced VR for its utility on set as well as its futuristic story lines.  We got a chance to go behind the scenes of “Ready Player One”

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Test Drive a Toyota with Vive Focus in Taiwan

Today we announced that VIVE Focus officially enters the enterprise application VR solutions market in Taiwan. HTC VIVE and Hotai Motor (official distributor of Toyota Motor in Taiwan) are partnering to embracing the highly immersive nature of Virtual Reality technology to launch the “TOYOTA VR Driving Safety Simulation Experience”.  This experience will use Vive Focus to enable customers to experience

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Updated – New Ready Player One VR Arcades

The battle for OASIS is on at VR Arcades nationwide starting this week!  HTC VIVE have announced that they are bringing experiences inspired by “Ready Player One” to life for consumers at location-based VR arcades across the country. “VR offers the ability to tell stories in an entirely new way for film audiences; they’ll be able to immerse themselves in worlds inspired by

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VIVE AT GDC 2018: VIVE FOCUS Coming To International Markets Later This Year; VDA Winners Announced

Today at GDC 2018, HTC Vive announced that we are bringing Vive Focus to the global markets later this year.  Vive Focus is the first 6DOF stand-alone VR headset to be commercially available.  We also are making Vive Focus developer kits available to registered developers in most countries through our developer portal, starting today.    Built upon Vive Wave, our

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HTC VIVE and IGT Partner To Deliver World-Class VR Casino Entertainment

Today we announced a partnership with global gaming leader IGT, whereby IGT will leverage HTC VIVE Studios’ world-class VR content within its “Virtual Zone” platform on casino floors. IGT’s Virtual Zone is a competition arena designed for casino environments that enables casino patrons to compete against each other for cash prizes in spirited VR tournaments, and enjoy competitive VR games

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Archiact To Demo New VR-Based Shooter Evasion at GDC 2018

With GDC 2018 kicking off this week in San Francisco, we took some time to speak to the development team at Archiact VR, who will be on the showroom floor with demos of their new VR-based shooter Evasion. Can you tell us more about Evasion and the development studio behind it? Evasion is a sci-fi VR shooter that features multiplayer co-op,

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Watch the HTC VIVE and VIVEPORT Keynotes from Mobile World Congress 2018

Last week at Mobile World Congress 2018, HTC Chairwoman Cher Wang gave a keynote sharing her vision for HTC Vive and the VR industry. Watch the speech below to hear her thoughts on the on the convergence of major technologies like VR, AR, 5G and AI. Also at Mobile World Congress, Rikard Steiber, President of Viveport, gave a keynote on

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Tonight The Distracted Globe from Ready Player One Comes To Life On TheWaveVR

Tonight from 9:00pm CST, TheWaveVR will bring The Distracted Globe from Ready Player One to life, with a DJ set from the film’s Tye Sheridan, who will be mixing live in VR from Brazos Hall in Austin, Texas. Fans will be able to enter The Distracted Globe zero-gravity dance club & take in the experience with other guests. Guests will

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Marina Abramović and Anish Kapoor to Present Two Virtual Reality Artworks at Art Basel in Hong Kong

HTC VIVE, Art Basel’s Official Virtual Reality Partner, is delighted to announce the first public presentation of two virtual reality artworks by Marina Abramović and Anish Kapoor from 29-31 March 2018 at Art Basel in Hong Kong. Rising by Marina Abramović and Into Yourself, Fall by Anish Kapoor are produced in collaboration with Acute Art and will be shown on

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Step Inside the Unabomber Investigation with HTC Vive and Newseum

This is a guest blog post by Lukasz Biernacki, Communications Associate at Immersion. If you’re one of the many that spent the Christmas break binging on Netflix then you may be familiar with Manhunt: Unabomber, the eight-part docudrama outlining the FBI investigation that led to the arrest of Ted Kaczynski. For those of you not familiar with the Unabomber, Ted

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