Analysis: Steam Hangs on to VR Surge Four Months After ‘Half-Life: Alyx Launch’

Analysis: Steam Hangs on to VR Surge Four Months After ‘Half-Life: Alyx Launch’

Although the percentage of VR users in July (1.93%) was ever so slightly higher than the April Alyx peak (1.92%), from a raw number standpoint we estimate that April still held the edge with 2.7 million headsets that month.

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I work full-time on Open Source projects (like GStreamer) through my job at Centricular, and in my spare time I've been reverse engineering Oculus Rift VR headsets and building drivers for OpenHMD that support full positional tracking.

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.

Analysis: ‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Adds Nearly 1 Million VR Users to Steam in Record Gain

Analysis: ‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Adds Nearly 1 Million VR Users to Steam in Record Gain

The launch of Half-Life: Alyx saw nearly 1 million additional monthly-connected headsets over the prior month, a leap that nearly tripled the previous largest monthly gain.The launch of Half-Life: Alyx brought the single largest leap ever in monthly-connected headsets on Steam.

VR headset prices soar as the world goes virtual

VR headset prices soar as the world goes virtual

Popular virtual reality headsets including the Valve Index and Oculus Quest are now selling for as much as double their recommended retail price (RRP) on marketplaces like eBay and Amazon, as official stockists sold out weeks ago.

Valve Revamps Steam Survey to More Accurately Count VR Headsets

Valve Revamps Steam Survey to More Accurately Count VR Headsets

Now the company says it’s revamping the way it collects data to more accurately count VR headsets in use on Steam.Valve tells Road to VR that it’s revamping the way it collects data about VR headsets used on Steam, which should increase the accuracy of the figures in the Survey.

More VR Game News From the Facebook Game Developers Showcase – Day 2 & 3

More VR Game News From the Facebook Game Developers Showcase – Day 2 & 3

Posts also detailed upcoming updates to the Quest platform, new resources for VR developers, and changes to the way that Oculus manages IAPs and DLC for VR games.

NVIDIA Adds VRSS Support to Five More Games Including ‘Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners’

NVIDIA Adds VRSS Support to Five More Games Including ‘Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners’

In a prior driver release earlier this month, Nvidia added the VRSS option to the ‘Global’ tab in the Nvidia Control Panel, which means users can set the option to activate automatically when playing a supported game instead of manually enabling the option for each game.

Stonivr - Zombies ate my neighbors, Total Chaos, Slayer Chronicles, castelvania, suffering space

Stonivr - Zombies ate my neighbors, Total Chaos, Slayer Chronicles, castelvania, suffering space

and so long yeah okay my sources nothing to be scared I have a pistol at two deep is only a paper, but this thing can shoot and kill you.this was a cheese easy way this month Oh, my God really doing what the fuck is going on.

Rumblings in the Cloud

Rumblings in the Cloud

If you think about it, it was Azure, Microsoft's Cloud effort, that put the company back on the technology map and founded its valuation increase so it could challenge Amazon, Apple and Google for the most valuable company title.

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.

Analysis: Monthly-connected VR Headsets on Steam Reach Record High of 1.3 Million

Analysis: Monthly-connected VR Headsets on Steam Reach Record High of 1.3 Million

To demystify the data, Road to VR has created a model based on the historical data, along with official data points directly from Valve and Steam, which corrects for Steam’s changing population to estimate the actual count—not the percent—of users on Steam with connected VR headsets.

Amazon Promises "single-digit latency" for AR/VR Streaming Over 5G with AWS Edge Platform

Amazon Promises "single-digit latency" for AR/VR Streaming Over 5G with AWS Edge Platform

Promising “single-digit millisecond latencies” to end-users, Amazon is engaging with major mobile carriers deploying 5G networks to locate AWS resources at the ‘edge’ of these networks to facilitate low latency for applications like cloud-rendered AR and VR content.

Disney's 'top secret' Frozen 2 VR short is heading to Sundance this month

Disney's 'top secret' Frozen 2 VR short is heading to Sundance this month

Disney Walt Disney Animation Studios will show off its second virtual-reality project -- a VR short film based on Frozen 2 -- on the sidelines of the the Sundance Film Festival later this month in Park City, Utah.

▷ Christmas & Holiday Season VR Porn Discounts

▷ Christmas & Holiday Season VR Porn Discounts

The year-long subscription comes with the same 20% price reduction at $71,99, giving you everything on their websites for just $6/month.There are some websites that had huge offers on the monthly price for Black Friday and they switched to being more generous with the yearly membership for the Holidays.

VR is a 'very high' priority for the Microsoft Flight Simulator team

VR is a 'very high' priority for the Microsoft Flight Simulator team

Last month, head of Microsoft Flight Simulator Jörg Neumann said that VR hadn't originally been part of the plan, but the reaction to the E3 reveal and the assumption that it would support VR straight away made Asobo Studio and Microsoft reconsider things.Microsoft Flight Simulator's first alpha started on October 24, with another one planned for this month.

Apple's smart glasses will arrive in the first half of 2020, top analyst says

Apple's smart glasses will arrive in the first half of 2020, top analyst says

Kuo said Apple is planning to launch its new lower-cost iPhone SE 2 and a new iPad Pro in the first quarter of next year.

10 Best PSVR Games 2019 - Top Playstation Virtual Reality Titles

10 Best PSVR Games 2019 - Top Playstation Virtual Reality Titles

No Man's Sky has come a long way since its initially disappointing release, now with true multiplayer, base building, and so much more to make the experience pretty damn close to what we all thought we were getting back in 2016.

Analysis: Monthly-connected VR Headsets on Steam Pass 1 Million Milestone

Analysis: Monthly-connected VR Headsets on Steam Pass 1 Million Milestone

With help from our friends at VR/AR intelligence firm Greenlight Insights, we’ve created a model based on the historical data, along with official data points directly from Valve and Steam, which corrects for Steam’s changing population to estimate the actual count—not the percent—of users on Steam with connected VR headsets.

HTC is Now Giving Away 2 Free Months of Viveport Infinity to Rift Owners

HTC is Now Giving Away 2 Free Months of Viveport Infinity to Rift Owners

To that tune, the company is giving away two free months of Viveport Infinity, its Netflix-style unlimited subscription service, to anyone with a Rift, Rift S, or Index. Update (June 3rd, 2019) : Starting today, HTC is giving away two free months of Viveport to anyone who owns a Rift or Rift S headset.

‘Game of Thrones’ VR Experience Coming Exclusively to Viveport Infinity

‘Game of Thrones’ VR Experience Coming Exclusively to Viveport Infinity

The experience, called Beyond the Wall, is said to transport users to the northern border of The Seven Kingdoms to fight and defend ‘The Wall’, the megalithic structure separating the South from the untamed North—a place that plays host to the mysterious rise of an army of undead wights under the behest of the ‘White Walkers’.

VR Headsets Only See 6 Hours of Usage a Month on Average – Variety

VR Headsets Only See 6 Hours of Usage a Month on Average – Variety

The typical virtual reality (VR) headset owner spends only about 6 hours a month using their device, according to a new IDC Report. The market research company queried a total of 1,643 users of that high-end VR headsets, including PC-based headsets like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive as well as PlayStation VR.

Monthly Sitrep - May 2019

Monthly Sitrep - May 2019

We have recently been working on getting a new feature into Onward that’ll allow users with Inside-Out-Tracked VR setups to accurately aim and enjoy the game, called “Virtual Gunstock Mode”. The Index controllers will also be officially supported in Onward upon release.

Tonight in Sansar: A Crash Course in Star Trek with Rod Roddenberry

Tonight in Sansar: A Crash Course in Star Trek with Rod Roddenberry

On the day of the event, open up Sansar and navigate to the Atlas (look for the Go button on the left-hand-side menu, click it, then select “Find Places to Go”). At the What’s Happing in Sansar page, click on the item A Crash Course in Star Trek to join the live event.

HTC is Giving Away 2 Free Months of Viveport Infinity to Owners of Index & Rift Headsets

HTC is Giving Away 2 Free Months of Viveport Infinity to Owners of Index & Rift Headsets

Furthermore, with the entrance of Viveport Infinity last month, the platform expanded its previously limited download model to allow all subscribers unlimited downloads of any app in the program—billed at either $13 monthly, or $99 annually.

Check Out 11 Minutes Of Apex Construct On Oculus Quest

Check Out 11 Minutes Of Apex Construct On Oculus Quest

Apex Construct, Fast Travel Games’ VR debut, is heading to the Oculus Quest standalone headset this year. I got the play the first level of Apex right the way through on Quest and poke around the game’s safe house hub.

Oculus Quest Preorders Accidentally Went Live On Amazon UK

Oculus Quest Preorders Accidentally Went Live On Amazon UK

UPDATE: Facebook told us that Amazon launched preorders accidentally. Preorders for the 128GB model just went live on Amazon UK. The base Oculus Quest model has 64GB of storage for $399 / £399. Tagged with: Amazon , Oculus Quest.

VR Game Releases For April 2019

VR Game Releases For April 2019

Rift, Vive, and Windows VR Game Releases For April 2019. Beat Blaster ($19.99) – April 4th – Rift via Oculus Home. The Spy Who Shrunk Me VR (Free, Base Game Required) – April 9th – Rift, Vive, Windows VR. Mobile VR Game Releases For April 2019.

Facebook’s Jason Rubin: Oculus Rift 2 would need ‘radical new tech’

Facebook’s Jason Rubin: Oculus Rift 2 would need ‘radical new tech’

In comparison, Rift S has the same functionality as the original Rift, it just removes some of the clutter. “If we added things like that it would radically change the ecosystem,” Rubin said.

Jason Rubin: Oculus Rift 2 Would ‘Need To Include Radical New Tech’

Jason Rubin: Oculus Rift 2 Would ‘Need To Include Radical New Tech’

“I think if we did something we honestly called a 2 and felt comfortable with that name, it would need to include radical new tech,” Rubin told Variety in an interview published this week. “If we added things like that it would radically change the ecosystem,” Rubin said.