Subscriptions Overtake Paid Downloads on HTC’s Viveport VR Service

Users of HTC’s Viveport VR content store now download more titles via the company’s subscription service than as paid downloads, revealed Viveport president Rikard Steiber during the company’s VR press conference at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Monday. Publishers still make more money with paid downloads than with the company’s subscription service, Steiber […]

Users of HTC’s Viveport VR content store now download more titles via the company’s subscription service than as paid downloads, revealed Viveport president Rikard Steiber during the company’s VR press conference at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Monday. Publishers still make more money with paid downloads than with the company’s subscription service, Steiber […]

HTC Unveils New Higher-Resolution Vive Pro VR Headset, Wireless Adapter

HTC used its virtual reality (VR) keynote at CES in Las Vegas Monday to unveil an updated version of its Vive virtual reality headset: The Vive Pro, as this new version is being called, will feature a higher-resolution display, capable of showing VR experiences with a resolution of 2880 by 1600 pixels, which represents a […]

HTC used its virtual reality (VR) keynote at CES in Las Vegas Monday to unveil an updated version of its Vive virtual reality headset: The Vive Pro, as this new version is being called, will feature a higher-resolution display, capable of showing VR experiences with a resolution of 2880 by 1600 pixels, which represents a […]

HTC Cancels Google Daydream Standalone VR Headset

HTC has officially pulled the plug on the standalone virtual reality (VR) headset the company was set to build with Google. The company instead introduced a separate device for the Chinese market that will be powered by a newly-announced mobile VR platform called Wave. In May, HTC announced that it was building a new standalone […]

HTC has officially pulled the plug on the standalone virtual reality (VR) headset the company was set to build with Google. The company instead introduced a separate device for the Chinese market that will be powered by a newly-announced mobile VR platform called Wave. In May, HTC announced that it was building a new standalone […]

Google Spends $1.1 Billion on Parts of HTC’s Smartphone Division

Google just took a major step towards becoming real phone maker: The company struck a deal with Taiwan-based HTC to acquire parts of the latter’s smartphone division, and license HTC’s patents on a non-exclusive basis. Both companies announced the agreement late Wednesday, or early morning local time for HTC. Under the agreement, a number of… Read more »

Google just took a major step towards becoming real phone maker: The company struck a deal with Taiwan-based HTC to acquire parts of the latter’s smartphone division, and license HTC’s patents on a non-exclusive basis. Both companies announced the agreement late Wednesday, or early morning local time for HTC. Under the agreement, a number of... Read more »

HTC Vive Gets a $200 Price Cut, Now Retails for $599

HTC is cutting the price of its Vive VR headset by $200, reducing the suggested retail price of the high-end VR device to $599. The move comes after Facebook announced last month that it was cutting the price of the Oculus Rift VR headset to $499. HTC first began selling the Vive headset for $800… Read more »

HTC is cutting the price of its Vive VR headset by $200, reducing the suggested retail price of the high-end VR device to $599. The move comes after Facebook announced last month that it was cutting the price of the Oculus Rift VR headset to $499. HTC first began selling the Vive headset for $800... Read more »

HTC Launches $7 Viveport VR Subscription Service

HTC is officially launching its Viveport subscription service for virtual reality games and experiences this week. Starting Tuesday, consumers who subscribe to the new service will be able to download up to five titles every month for a flat fee of $6.99. Some of the VR titles available at launch through the service include “theBlu,” “Everest… Read more »

HTC is officially launching its Viveport subscription service for virtual reality games and experiences this week. Starting Tuesday, consumers who subscribe to the new service will be able to download up to five titles every month for a flat fee of $6.99. Some of the VR titles available at launch through the service include “theBlu,” “Everest... Read more »

HTC Wants to Use Stephen Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’ to Sell Virtual Reality to the Masses

HTC has entered a worldwide partnership with Warner Bros. to exclusively distribute virtual reality (VR) experiences for the studio’s upcoming “Ready Player One” Sci-Fi movie, which is being directed by Steven Spielberg and is set to be released on March 30 of 2018. HTC Virtual Reality SVP Rikard Steiber told Variety that the partnership could be… Read more »

HTC has entered a worldwide partnership with Warner Bros. to exclusively distribute virtual reality (VR) experiences for the studio’s upcoming “Ready Player One” Sci-Fi movie, which is being directed by Steven Spielberg and is set to be released on March 30 of 2018. HTC Virtual Reality SVP Rikard Steiber told Variety that the partnership could be... Read more »