HTC Shocks with Their Own VR Headset: the HTC Vive

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  1. dgstorm

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    HTC teams up with Valve software to bring us something we weren't expecting from the company... a VR headset called the HTC Vive. They have apparently been developing it in secret for sometime because they claim they will deliver a consumer version before the end of the year.

    The only real details that were revealed besides the typical marketing hyperbole was the following:

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    We are intrigued here at HQ and will keep you guys informed as more is revealed.

    [Editor's Note: Updated with a few more details.]
     
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    Are Virtual Headsets really needed? I guess it is nice to bring to fruition what people envisioned in the 80s and 90s but I do not see how vr would be useful in this day and age. Yeah you can create apps for showing off say a house, car, or a museum but will there be enough useful development for the market to want to continue to support it?
     
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    I haven't watched the announcement or any of the conference, but HTC's VR headset was designed with Valve for PC gaming (among other things). It's supposed to be a direct competitor with the Oculus Rift, rather than Samsung VR. I wouldn't be surprised to hear more about it at GDC when Valve talks about their Steam machines. IMO, this is a big win for HTC.

    Valve s VR headset is called the Vive and it s made by HTC The Verge
     
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    HTC Re Vive

    ^ if you are wanting to stay up to date with HTC VR news of when you may be able to demo one in your city.
     
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