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Magic Leap CEO Ronny Abovitz to step down

Abovitz will continue as CEO until a replacement is found, and remain on the board after the transition

By Matthew Handrahan

HTC co-founder reveals new VR headset and social platform

Priced at $599, Mova headset offers hand-tracking and 5G while social platform Manova makes big promises

By Haydn Taylor

More than $100m has been spent on Oculus Quest content

Ten games have earned more than $2m in revenue, including PolyArc's Moss and Cloudhead Games' Pistol Whip

By Matthew Handrahan

Latest Virtual Reality articles

VR could seize its moment -- if the big players would cooperate | Opinion

VR has an opportunity to break out, but the mess of competing standards is holding back the whole sector

By Rob Fahey

Valve ends SteamVR support for Mac

Team instead to focus on Windows and Linux

"People are returning, and buying new stuff -- that never happened before in VR"

Last year brought the next generation of VR hardware, says Ndreams' Patrick O'Luanaigh, and 2020 will see the same revolution in VR software

By Matthew Handrahan

Roto VR raises 1.5m in funding

Pembroke VCT led the round in the "360 degree" VR chair startup

Half-Life: Alyx reaches 43,000 concurrent users on launch day

First Half-Life game in 13 years performs well by VR standards, but hardware restriction is a missed opportunity analyst says

By Haydn Taylor

Valve: "VR has been missing a big game that everyone can get excited about"

Valve's Corey Peters and Sean Vanaman on making the first Half-Life game in 13 years, with novices to both VR and the celebrated series in mind

By Matthew Handrahan

More than 20 games have earned $1m in revenue on Oculus Quest

Oculus' portable headset has brought large numbers of new customers into VR, the company said

Can Alyx pull VR out of its niche? | Opinion

Half-Life: Alyx is driving headset sales before it's even released -- but it's going to take a lot more to make VR into a viable market for AAA games

By Rob Fahey

Valve Index out of stock around the globe ahead of Half-Life: Alyx launch

Prospect of VR exclusive Half-Life drives sales of high-end hardware, despite $999 price tag

By Haydn Taylor

HTC Vive Pro gets $200 price cut

VR headset on its own now going for $599, Starter Kit for $899, and Full Kit for $1,199

By Brendan Sinclair

Analysts dole out 2020 predictions

Panel of industry watchers call their shots for the upcoming year in games (and assess how their 2019 calls turned out)

By Brendan Sinclair

A (Magic) leap backwards | Opinion

The woes experienced by the over-hyped AR firm were easily predictable -- but the backlash will cause headaches for the sector at large

By Rob Fahey

High Fidelity lays off half of staff, pulls plug on open-source VR platform

Company cuts headcount for second time this year, says it is refocusing on new project early in development

By Brendan Sinclair

Fast Travel CEO navigates VR's speed bumps

With two new VR titles launching in quick succession, Oskar Burman talks about how far the market has come and where it can improve

By Brendan Sinclair

The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: How unconscious bias is holding back the industry

This week the team discuss the dangers of unconscious bias, the benefits of diversity, and the slow progress of virtual reality

By GamesIndustry Staff

Half-Life: Alyx changes the game for VR exclusives | Opinion

Never mind the hardware -- Valve is dipping deep into its own playbook to become the default storefront for VR software

By Rob Fahey

CD Projekt dismisses investor fears over Cyberpunk and Half-Life: Alyx release clash

“That niche is very, very, very -- and I could add a few 'verys' here -- small"

By Matthew Handrahan

Phil Spencer: "Nobody's asking for VR" on Xbox

Xbox boss cites concerns with VR's form and popularity in strategy around Microsoft's next console

By Matthew Handrahan

VR would be "a really dark space right now" without Facebook's money

At Reboot Develop Red, Chet Faliszek reflected on progress in the VR industry since he departed Valve

By Matthew Handrahan

LIV streaming VR platform raises $2.6m from Hiro Capital

Prague-based firm is Hiro's second deal as lead Series A investor

John Carmack moves to "consulting CTO" role at Oculus

Industry veteran will focus on AI, with Oculus now taking a "modest slice" of his time

By Matthew Handrahan

John Carmack wins Lifetime Achievement prize at VR Awards 2019

Oculus Quest crowned best hardware, while A Fisherman's Tale is declared best game

By James Batchelor

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