‘Bright future’ for AR and VR in 2021 and beyond, says Strategy Analytics

‘Bright future’ for AR and VR in 2021 and beyond, says Strategy Analytics

We expect that the launch of smartphone-tethered AR headsets is likely to be pushed back to at least the very end of 2020, if not 2021, effectively delaying our earlier anticipated growth in a consumer market for dedicated AR devices by a year.”.

4 Key E-Commerce Fulfillment Strategies During the COVID-19 Pandemic

4 Key E-Commerce Fulfillment Strategies During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Here are some things to do to protect and support your people: Hire an external company to deep sanitize facilities Increase frequency of cleaning schedules Supply PPE (masks and gloves) Enforce a six-foot distance rule Give complimentary meals to staff at warehouse Allow flexible hours Provide paid sick leave Give on-site team a raise during this difficult time Restrict nonessential travel.

One Month After the ‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Surge, VR Usage on Steam Remains at Record High

One Month After the ‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Surge, VR Usage on Steam Remains at Record High

The release of Half-Life: Alyx (2020) on Steam in late March brought along with it nearly one million additional monthly-connected VR headsets, a record gain in SteamVR users.

Social VR App ‘VRChat’ is Seeing Record Usage Amidst the Pandemic

Social VR App ‘VRChat’ is Seeing Record Usage Amidst the Pandemic

Social VR app VRChat is seeing a surge of users thanks to a well timed update and people around the world looking to connect with others while being asked to stay at home.

Facebook Gaming Powers Ahead With Live Streaming

Facebook Gaming Powers Ahead With Live Streaming

"Gameplay streaming has seen a significant worldwide surge in viewers and hours spent on all platforms since the COVID-19 pandemic hit," said Lewis Ward, research director for gaming at IDC, a market research firm in Framingham, Massachusetts.

Survey: VR headset sales on Steam sees biggest ever jump in January

Survey: VR headset sales on Steam sees biggest ever jump in January

CCS Insight argued in a December research report that the market for extended reality products, comprising VR and AR devices, will see an increase of 21% in 2019 to just over 10m devices.

What Made VR Gaming Highly Popular

What Made VR Gaming Highly Popular

Thanks to some companies that develop scent devices for virtual reality, the players of VR action games can for example smell gunpowder which makes the playing highly immersive.

January Steam Report Shows VR Breaking Records

January Steam Report Shows VR Breaking Records

Back in September of 2019, we saw a current all-time high percentage of 1.09% Steam users having a VR headset.Over a tenth of a percentage is the highest month-to-month growth any VR headset has ever seen on the Steam Store in the era of hardware reports.

Unity drops official support for OpenVR, Valve working on replacement

Unity drops official support for OpenVR, Valve working on replacement

Moving forward, the list of officially supported Unity platforms is as follows: ARKit ARCore Microsoft HoloLens Magic Leap Oculus Windows Mixed Reality PlayStation VR strong demand 🔥.

Greenlight Insights and Adlens Release Study on the Future of XR

Greenlight Insights and Adlens Release Study on the Future of XR

Greenlight Insights, a company specializing in XR technology market intelligence and organizer of xRS Week , together with Adlens, a company developing adaptive lenses, recently released a study on optics in XR.Another problem comes with AR applications that use gesture controls.

XR Industry Insight Report 2019-2020 Released, Featuring Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Intel, Nvidia and More

XR Industry Insight Report 2019-2020 Released, Featuring Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Intel, Nvidia and More

LONDON, September 15, 2019 — VR Intelligence, a leader in senior level conferences and content for the extended reality (XR) industry, announced today the release of the XR Industry Insight Report 2019-2020.

Location-based Virtual Reality Market to Reflect Significant Growth Prospects During 2019–2023 | Oculus VR, HTC Vive Tech, etc.

Location-based Virtual Reality Market to Reflect Significant Growth Prospects During 2019–2023 | Oculus VR, HTC Vive Tech, etc.

A comprehensive analysis of contemporary trends, demand spectrum, growth rate, and key region-wise Location-based Virtual Reality market exploration has also been embodied in this report.Country-level analysis , integrating the demand and supply forces that are influencing the growth of the Location-based Virtual Reality Market.

Internet's Crowds Stunting Its Growth: Trends Report

Internet's Crowds Stunting Its Growth: Trends Report

Online Ads. Internet advertising spend increased 22 percent YoY from 21 percent YoY, Meeker said. Digital media usage among U.S. adults grew 7 percent YoY, up from 5 percent, with the bulk of the growth coming from mobile users, Meeker said.

Quanta Magazine

Quanta Magazine

The doubly exponential rate at which, according to Neven, quantum computers are gaining on classical ones is a result of two exponential factors combined with each other.

Global virtual reality (VR) headset market is expected to reach $38.7 billion by 2024

Global virtual reality (VR) headset market is expected to reach $38.7 billion by 2024

The major drivers for this market are increasing penetration of virtual reality content in gaming, sports, and entertainment and growing demand for VR headset in health care and retail sectors.

Advanced virtual technology captures how coral reefs recover after bleaching

Advanced virtual technology captures how coral reefs recover after bleaching

The 100 Island Challenge literally unlocked another dimension to Viscore by bringing a highly interdisciplinary research team together, to create the data, algorithms and tools that are now allowing scientists to virtually explore reefs in the lab; to time-travel virtually from year to year; to track the growth and decline of individual colonies; and to study spatial and temporal relationships across the reef.

UK Games Market Hits Record £5.7bn

UK Games Market Hits Record £5.7bn

Rather than the 10% YoY fall it saw, the numbers could have been significantly lower were it not for the launch of movies like Tomb Raider, as well as the demand for video game soundtracks.

Who’s Helping Take VR to New Heights?

Who’s Helping Take VR to New Heights?

HTC just announced the Vive Focus Plus standalone for ventures while the Vive Pro headset that’s marketed to developers and professionals. The companies, the people behind them, and the use cases above are what’s elevating VR and everyone involved into a new realm of possibilities for growth.

PlayStation exec says PSVR will see a dramatic change in next 10 years

PlayStation exec says PSVR will see a dramatic change in next 10 years

He used the growth in smartphone development, like the numerous Android and Apple devices that have been released since the first iPhone 3G in 2008 , as an example to examine what could happen to the PSVR as VR tech continues to evolve.

VR Headset Growth on Steam Makes Biggest Leap Yet, Eclipses Linux Steam Users

VR Headset Growth on Steam Makes Biggest Leap Yet, Eclipses Linux Steam Users

January’s data is the fifth continuous month of gains in monthly-connected headsets on Steam, and the new record high on the platform, no doubt driven by the holiday sales season which saw numerous deals across headsets.

Report: VR and AR Device Market to hit $1.8 billion in 2018

Report: VR and AR Device Market to hit $1.8 billion in 2018

Report: VR and AR Device Market to hit $1.8 billion in 2018 Alice Bonasio Latest forecast by analyst firm CCS Insight paints an optimistic picture of Immersive Tech adoption.

Facebook soars after it crushes earnings, posts record profit

Facebook soars after it crushes earnings, posts record profit

Zuckerberg said on the company's earnings call Wednesday that Instagram sees 500 million daily active users in its Stories feature alone, and that Facebook's family of apps sees 2.7 billion monthly active users globally, up from 2.6 billion last quarter.

Analysis: Monthly Connected VR Headsets on Steam Have Grown Exponentially

Analysis: Monthly Connected VR Headsets on Steam Have Grown Exponentially

Valve’s monthly Steam Survey has long offered some useful insight into which headsets are actively connected to users computers and the share of the Steam population that’s using each, but the figures provided are relative to the non-static Steam population, which obfuscates the actual adoption trend of VR headsets on the platform.

SuperData: Oculus Expected to Sell 1.3M Quest Units in 2019 – Variety

SuperData: Oculus Expected to Sell 1.3M Quest Units in 2019 – Variety

It was the headset of choice amongst gamers during the holiday season, SuperData said, thanks to steep Black Friday discounts and the launch of critically-acclaimed rhythm game “Beat Saber.” PlayStation VR surpassed Samsung Gear VR to become the new market leader in the fourth quarter, with consumers reportedly craving higher-end experiences found in console, PC, and standalone headsets.

Fast Travel Games CEO: Apex Construct Selling Better On PSVR Than PC

Fast Travel Games CEO: Apex Construct Selling Better On PSVR Than PC

A series of tweets from the CEO of Fast Travel Games, Oskar Burman, offers a breakdown of the sales of Apex Construct across PlayStation, Steam and Oculus.

VR Headsets On Steam Doubled In 2018

VR Headsets On Steam Doubled In 2018

Here is how the data changed throughout 2018: (‘Other’ includes Oculus Rift DK2 and HTC Vive Pro) The data here is clear — PC VR has almost doubled on Steam in 2018 with 0.8% of Steam users now having a VR headset — roughly as many as run Linux.

The Metaverse Explained Part 3: Economics

The Metaverse Explained Part 3: Economics

As gross world product (GWP) approaches $100 trillion, it is hard to deny there isn’t a massive economic incentive for the 21st century’s Sir Walter Raleigh, Henry Hudson, and Samuel de Champlain to begin building new cities and civilizations in the Metaverse. San Francisco-based startup, High Fidelity, is pioneering ways to monetize its very early beta of a social virtual world.

Community Tournaments Benefit VR Gaming

Community Tournaments Benefit VR Gaming

Players enjoyed the VR League competition so much that xSkitz, admin of the official Echo Games discord server, organized the first community tournament, called the Echo Arena Discord Cup. There were 73 attendees in the February 3, 2018 event.

To the ‘VR is Dying’ Crowd: There’s More VR Users on Steam Than Ever Before

To the ‘VR is Dying’ Crowd: There’s More VR Users on Steam Than Ever Before

Steam isn’t the only player in the space of course, and while we don’t have direct insight into Oculus’ platform, the fact that the Rift is counted among the headsets in the Steam Hardware & Software survey—and that it’s holding a steady market share relative to other headsets on Steam—we suspect that VR users on Oculus’ platform are at or near a high point, and that the platform is seeing a similar growth trajectory.

Capgemini bets AR and VR will go mainstream in three years – with US and China aggressive investors

Capgemini bets AR and VR will go mainstream in three years – with US and China aggressive investors

Tethered headsets went down 37.3% this quarter, with IDC putting the slowdown at Oculus, Sony, and other major brands, struggling to recoup momentum established during previous price reductions.