Powered by VIVE: The Inaugural MLB VR Home Run Derby

Fans will swing for the fences with a special All-Star bat combined with a VIVE Tracker. The MLB Home Run Derby isn’t until Monday, July 16th—practically an eternity for baseball fans and anyone who loves a good dinger. Fortunately for them, the excitement gets started much, much sooner than that. Starting today, July 13th, fans of all ages attending the

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Vive Teams up with STEM Innovators at Nanome

This is a guest blog written by Adam Simon and James Jarrell from Nanome, with illustration by Kendra Black. I’m not a scientist, and neither are most of my friends. But why not? Most of them are plenty smart, have successful careers in something else, and many are even interested in STEM fields. What’s going on here? What keeps intelligent,

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From classroom to VR: the making of Boom Beat

Modern game development can allow almost anyone, with enough effort and some talent, to create a game and publish it. Around the world people interested in designing games are now also able to choose to make immersive, virtual reality titles – and through places like Viveport, publish them to the world. Boom Beat is one of those titles, created by

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Vive Libraries Program launches in California and Nevada

This is a guest post from Chris Chin, Executive Director, Education VR Content at HTC VIVE. When I was a kid, I spent many an hour visiting the local public library.  It offered a very cool tropical aquarium, the occasional puppet show, and of course access to a treasure trove of books – all for free!  The one thing that resonated

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Vive X Europe Announces Sign Up For Startups

This is a guest blog post by Dave Haynes, Director of Vive X Europe Vive X is our $100m global VR/AR accelerator, with a mission to help cultivate, foster and grow the global VR ecosystem by supporting startups and providing them with education, investment and mentorship and we have recently expanded Vive X by opening its sixth location in London.

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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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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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