HTC Vive is one of the upcoming virtual reality head-mounted display that’s being developed in collaboration between HTC and Valve Corportation, which would be best answer to VR devices like PlayStation VR and the Oculus Rift. Steam VR is Valve’s first virtual reality headset was initially unveiled at Game Developer’s Conference this year, and much like its Steam Machines initiative, it will team up with multiple hardware partners in order to provide the actual devices themselves. Like that, partnered with the well-known hardware provider, HTC.
The VR headset ‘Vive’ is although known is being made in partnership with Valve’s Steam VR program, HTC has siad it has been started distributing its HTC Vive Developer Kits to developers and content creators, and are in continuing to work with as many innovative companies as possible to create content that spans gaming, medical, entertainment, education and retail. It is also said that the company will be making it available of additional 7000 units to developers next year, when the company is expected to make it official availability.
The official consumer release date of the HTC Vive will be in April next year. After months of hints and speculation, HTC has finally revealed the launch date of its first VR headset in an official blog.
Pricing details and exact release date time frame have yet to be shared, but can presumably be expected at HTC’s developer conference in Beijing on 18 December. Followed by the launch of second-generation HTC Vive Developer Kit at CES 2016.
WhY HTC Vive VR delayed? Resaon behind this has been explained:
“We remain committed to delivering the HTC Vive to a broader group of content creators and partners, and remain focused on delivering the very best experience possible for a consumer release.”
So, we have to wait until HTC Vive/Steam VR Headset officially go live next year, on April 2016?