New VR IMAX Venue in LA, Google & HTC Team Up
Interesting industry news, despite the slowdown in VR hype these days…
First, attempts at “cinematic VR” using 360 video continue. IMAX is betting on the “theater” model for this, and is poised to open a “VR Multiplex” in Los Angeles this week:
Second, Google and HTC have teamed up. In particular, HTC, creator of the Vive (still the only VR headset that gives good “room-scale” experiences) will produce a non-tethered VR headset with Google Daydream.
Instead of the room-scale location system used by the Vive, the new headsets will use headset-based tracking, similar to Microsoft’s Hololens, and the Acer and HP “Mixed Reality” coming on the market later this year.
Take advantage of the lull in VR – the second act is about to begin…