1. James Falconer's Avatar
    For everyone looking forward to 2017 (CES is right around the corner!), is there anyone out there that can provide list of new VR setups that should be coming in the new year?
    12-05-2016 03:25 PM
  2. iThunderbirt's Avatar
    For everyone looking forward to 2017 (CES is right around the corner!), is there anyone out there that can provide list of new VR setups that should be coming in the new year?
    - Possible "official announcement" of the rumored nVidia GTX 1080 Ti.
    - Rumor: Xiaomi will introduce it's VR offering at CES 2017.
    12-05-2016 09:43 PM
  3. BioFanatic's Avatar
    I'm definitely looking forward to seeing what Microsoft has in store for VR!
    http://www.theverge.com/2016/10/26/1...nnounced-price

    For those out of the loop on this, Microsoft recently announced that the upcoming Windows update will have VR capabilities.

    While we're still in the dark on most details, we have SOME info:
    -Multiple OEMs will be making VR headsets
    -It will run on their holographic platform that they're using for AR through the Hololens (but no, this isn't AR).
    -We should hear more this month (December)
    http://www.theverge.com/2016/10/31/1...inhec-december
    -The required specs are surprisingly low, meaning even my 3-year old laptop should be capable of running the platform! We'll see what the means for graphics, etc.
    http://www.theverge.com/2016/11/21/1...-minimum-specs
    -It will have inside-out tracking. This is a BIG DEAL. This is the ability to offer positional tracking like in the Rift and Vive, WITHOUT a lighthouse or camera to track your position.
    -Pricing will start at $299 USD.

    The idea of having a VR headset capable or running on a laptop and having inside out tracking really excites me. I means that we'll have a VR system that's rather portable. While not quite as portable as mobile VR (Daydream, GearVR), it should be more capable (PC hardware vs mobile hardware) and offer that sweet positional tracking that mobile VR does not yet support. Also, at $299 for a headset that runs on relatively low-spec computers, this should remedy the cost barrier that holds many of us back from getting a Rift or Vive (due to expensive hardware that requires an expensive PC).
    12-07-2016 12:55 PM
  4. BioFanatic's Avatar
    As a huge fan of Samsung's Gear VR, I'm also really excited to see that Leap Motion technology is coming to mobile VR. Considering the demo units are Gear VRs, I imagine they will support this... perhaps even have it as part of the standard hardware on the next-gen headsets.
    http://www.theverge.com/2016/12/5/13...inger-tracking

    Leap Motion allows hand and finger tracking. So yeah... you'll have your hands in VR! It also sounds like the limitations of the current Leap Motion used with high-end VR headsets, such as small FOV for hand-tracking, have been alleviated!
    12-07-2016 12:58 PM
  5. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    12-10-2016 08:10 PM

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