VR Heavyweights Band Together for New Association

Google, Facebook, HTC, Samsung and Sony all on board for Global Virtual Reality Association
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The major players in the virtual reality headset market have all banded together to create a new Global Virtual Reality Association (GVRA), with the intent of sharing best practices and work with both private and public stakeholders in VR.

Google, Facebook’s Oculus, HTC Vive, Samsung and Sony Interactive Entertainment (PlayStation VR), along with Acer Starbreeze, are the founding members of the nonprofit group, which will also share research on VR and serve as a global resource on the category for both policymakers and consumers.

“VR has the potential to be the next great computing platform, improving sectors ranging from education to healthcare, and contribute significantly to the global economy,” the group said in a statement. “Through research, international engagement, and the development of best practices, the founding companies of the Global Virtual Reality Association will work to unlock and maximize VR’s potential and ensure those gains are shared as broadly around the world as possible." 

Read more at B&C.