Why Virtual Reality Is Having A Moment. Again.

New products and increased investments seem to defy the industry’s lackluster history.

By Shelly BrisbinMay 28, 2020 1:30 pm,

It stands to reason that with lots of people staying home more than ever, virtual reality headsets like Facebook’s Oculus, and Samsung’s Gear are popular right now. But if new product releases and investment decisions are any indication, some think VR could grow beyond its current niche following among gamers. 

Tech expert Omar Gallaga told Texas Standard host David Brown that virtual reality products have had their ups and downs over the years, with clunky products that have failed to catch fire with consumers. The current VR “boomlet” has a lot to do with the amount of time people have been forced to spend at home. But some investors say the technology has legs beyond the pandemic. 

“There’s several new headsets that have debuted,” Gallaga said. 

Among them is a headset from gaming company, Valve, called Index. Also, the founder of HTC is on his own now, and has announced a new headset called Mova.

What you’ll hear in this segment:

– What could be coming in VR technology

– How one new game has lifted VR’s fortunes

– What applications other than gaming use VR


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