HTC Partners with Video Game Maker for VR Headset

By Tim Maytom


HTC has promised to “forever transform the ways in which people interact with the world and communicate with each other” with its new HTC Vive virtual reality headset, produced in conjunction with video game studio Valve.

The Vive is clearly designed to be a serious rival to Facebook’s Oculus Rift and Microsoft’s upcoming HoloLens, with the partnership with Valve, who run the Steam game distribution platform, giving the headset a significant boost when it comes to accessing the gamer market.

The Vive will run using the upcoming SteamVR platform and while it requires a PC to tether it, reducing its portability, this will also enable it to run more powerful programs with real-time 360 movement and clearer, crisper imagery.

The developer edition of the Viva will launch this spring, with a consumer edition planned for the end of 2015, which could see it on the market before either the Oculus Rift or the HoloLens, both of which are yet to announce consumer-ready models.

The Vive comes with a new wireless VR controller designed to make users feel at one with the virtual environment, and to be versatile enough to work with a wide range of VR …read more

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