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Oculus, Sony, Google, and more launch virtual reality advocacy group

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Posted in Software on 8th Dec, 2016 12:10 PM by AlexMuller

Oculus, Google, HTC, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Samsung, and Acer have joined together to form a VR-industry consortium called the Global Virtual Reality Association. This nonprofit organization that will see the various companies coming together to determine and share best practices for the budding VR market.

 

The GVRA will focus the bulk of its effort on creating an environment where hardware and software meets a certain set of guidelines in an effort to increase adoption of the technology around the world. This group is also now a point-of-contact for the VR industry as a whole, so policymakers and outside industries that have questions or curiosities can reach out to the GVRA to get answers.
 
As part of a series of canned comments, Acer chief executive Jerry Kao noted that something like this is crucial for building a strong foundation that the future of VR can grow. Spokespeople from the other companies, like Google, echoed that.
 
“The GVRA is a necessary first step toward ensuring great VR experiences for everyone,” Google immersive design director Jon Wiley said in a statement. “[We’ll accomplish that] through collaborating on research and sharing best practices as the field grows and evolves. We look forward to working with our industry colleagues.”
 
Absent from this consortium, however, is industry leader Valve Software. That company makes the Steam VR platform that powers the HTC Vive and also enables headsets like the Oculus Rift to play virtual reality software from the Steam PC-gaming portal. But, unlike the rest of the GVRA members, Valve does not manufacture its own hardware. I’ve asked Valve if that is why it is not participating.

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Author: Guest
Posted: 2016-12-26
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Ma nel 2036 si userà ancora il JPEG per le immagini diiulalg?Quatcino ha provato a vedere se nelle immagini postate ci siano indicazioni dell'applicativo usato per salvarle? (o della fotocamera... dati EXIF?) Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2016-12-26
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Leer eens argumenteren als een volwassene.Dat ik dit boek goed moet vinden omdát het een schitterende roman is van een geniale klasse-auteur met een fantastische stijl en onmiskenbaar talent heldert niets op. Zoals geen enkele cienlerrdenerikg dat doet. Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2016-12-26
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It's much easier to unstndeard when you put it that way! Reply


 

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