VR Historical Timeline

The following is a historical timeline of influential SW releases, events and milestones along the development path of VR

  • March 28, 2016 – Oculus Rift released
  • March 31, 2016 – AltspaceVR released
  • April 5, 2016 – HTC Vive released
  • April 5, 2016 –
    • The Lab
    • The Blu
    • Space Pirate Trainer
    • Hover Junkers
    • Job Simulator
    • AudioShield
    • Call of the Starseed
    • TiltBrush
  • April 29, 2016 – Zenblade released
  • June 1, 2016 – Pool Nation VR released
  • June 8, 2016 – Battledome released
  • June 9, 2016 – Destinations Workshop released
  • June 20, 2016 – Pong Waves VR released
  • June 28, 2016 – Rec Room released
  • July 1, 2016 – Thrill of the Fight released
  • July 5, 2016 – Brookhaven Experiment released
  • July 7, 2016 – Vivespray released
  • July 14, 2016 – Raw Data released
  • July 14, 2016 – nVidia VR funhouse released
  • July 18, 2016 – Trials of Tatooine released
  • Oct 5, Oculus Connect 3
  • Oct 13, 2016 – PSVR released
  • Nov 10, 2016 – Vive wireless headset announced (TPCAST)
  • Nov 16, 2016 – Google Earth VR released
  • Dec 6, 2016 – Oculus Touch Controllers released
  • January 5, 2017 – Vive tracker puck and advanced headset strap announced (CES 2017)
  • Feb 1, 2017 – Zenimax/Oculus case ruling
  • Mar 30, 2017 – Palmer Luckey leaves Facebook/Oculus
  • Apr 18, 2017 – Facebook Spaces opened
  • May 10, 2017 – Google acquires Owlchemy Labs
  • May 11, 2017 – Microsoft announces motion controllers for VR
  • June 5, 2017 – Apple announces AR support coming to Mac (ARKit)
  • June 5, 2017 – PSVR surpassed 1 million units sold
  • August 29,2017 – Google announces ARCore
  • Sep 22, 2017 – Intel kills Project Alloy Headset Initiative
  • Nov 15, 2017 – SteamVR applications available in Windows 10 Mixed Reality
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