VR winter is over. Long live AR. Both Kevin Leung, the director at HTC VICE X, and Atli Mar Sveinsson, co-founder and CEO of Directive Games, concluded that there needs to “killer apps” to open up the AR and VR markets.

In fact, virtual reality headset shipments are showing no signs of slowing, as the quarterly total exceeded 1 million units for the first time in Q3 2017 according to Canalys. Sony took the lead, followed by Oculus and HTC, Collectively, Sony, Oculus, and HTC made up 86% of the total market in Q3 2017.

The third market leader in VR headset shipments, HTC officially revealed on November the Vive Focus, its all-in-one VR headset, and VIVE WAVE, a VR open platform and toolset for easy mobile VR content development and high-performance device optimization for third-party partners.

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Eva Yoo

Eva Yoo is Shanghai-based tech writer. Reach her at evayoo@technode.com