Vr articles

Microsoft's first VR development kits are available for preorder

Microsoft is opening up preorders for the first Windows Mixed Reality development kits from HP and Acer. The company had originally announced availability of Acer’s headset to “developer partners” at GDC 2017. However, that rollout was extremely limited, so today’s…

Facebook closes its Oculus VR movie studio

Facebook has decided to pull the plug on its in-house Oculus Story Studio. The closure of the award-winning unit, which created short films for viewing on the Rift and Gear VR headsets, was announced in a blog post by Oculus’…

AMD bets on wireless VR with Nitero acquisition

Going wireless is the next major leap for PC-powered VR headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Looking to take a part in this AMD has announced it is acquiring Nitero, a company that builds wireless chips for streaming…

Qualcomm announces VR development kit, Leap Motion partnership

Qualcomm has announced a new VR development kit for its Snapdragon 835 platform in partnership with hand tracking company Leap Motion. The kit is a self-contained headset reference design that’s powered by the aforementioned chip, and uses cameras inside and…

Hugo Barra leaves Xiaomi to lead Facebook's VR efforts

Earlier this week, former Android executive Hugo Barra announced that he was leaving his post leading Xiaomi’s international efforts, citing personal reasons and a desire to go back to his normal life in Silicon Valley and take some much-needed time…