Sony recently announced that it has sold 3 million virtual reality headsets and 21 million copies of PlayStation VR games. Overall, the company has sold 82 million PlayStation 4s, indicating that only a small portion of users have purchased the VR add-on.
StarVR has rolled out a head-mounted virtual reality device designed for enterprise use; it offers a 210-degree horizontal field of view, allowing the device to work with the user’s peripheral vision, which creates a more immersive and true-to-life experience.
Magic Leap has released the Magic Leap One Creator Edition virtual reality 3D headset, with technology that allows for multitasking with its Lumin OS system and 3D prism apps. While its entertainment uses have drawn attention, Mike Elgan argues the best use of the device may come in corporate boardrooms.
Apple is reportedly developing a wireless headset capable of running augmented reality and virtual reality technology, with a release target of 2020, CNET reports. Initial plans show that the specs call for 8K displays for each eye, as well as stand-alone connectivity.
Qualcomm will release a developer kit for its Snapdragon 845 VR platform in the second quarter. Qualcomm’s headset includes two cameras for eye tracking, which can be used for direct control or for improving performance by rendering only the parts of screen the viewer is watching.
Google and LG are expected to showcase high-resolution OLED virtual reality displays for head-mounted displays during Display Week in May. The event’s program guide suggests the system may use a dedicated display instead of using a headset with a mobile phone.
Google and Lenovo have partnered to create a stand-alone virtual reality headset called the Lenovo Mirage Solo. The headset runs Google’s VR platform, Daydream, and its release is anticipated this spring.
Magic Leap has unveiled its augmented reality goggle-style glasses, which are powered by a small, hip-mounted computer. The goggles were designed with a focus on comfort to allow users to seamlessly integrate AR features into their lives.