HTC enters the virtual reality space with the announcement of HTC Vive VR (Virtual Reality) headset after entering the wearables space with the HTC Grip. The company also announced the HTC One M9 at MWC 2015 in Barcelona.
HTC Vive VR Headset
HTC has partnered with Valve to enter into virtual reality space. The HTC Vive VR headset will use Valve’s Steam VR tracking and input technologies. The device has been designed by HTC. The Vive VR will offer Full Room Scale 360 Degree Solution with Trackpad Controllers which will let the users get up, walk around and explore the virtual space, inspect objects from every angle and truly interact with the surroundings.
The HTC Vive VR headset will give us high quality graphics at 90 frames per second. The company has partnered with several game developers that includes Bossa, Barry – Fireproof, Dovetail Games, Google, Wool Games, Wemo Labs, Vertigo Games and Owlchemy for entertainment purposes. Wireless VR controllers will also be offered by HTC which would help us experience wide range of VR activities.
According to HTC, there is a real opportunity in the virtual reality space and along with Valve, HTC is committed to a broader vision for VR in transforming everyday experiences. HTC is working with leading content creators which includes Google, HBO, Lionsgate and the National Palace Museum in Taiwan.
HTC will launch a Developer Edition Vive VR by Spring 2015 and the consumer version of HTC Vive VR headset will be available by the end of 2015. There is no information on the pricing yet.