HTC and Valve have partnered to create a new Virtual Reality Headset synchronized launch the HTC Vive. The headset is expected to reach the consumer before the end of the year.
HTC is the cooperation with one of the gaming industry’s largest (and most popular) company, valve to start a new virtual reality headset. What’s even more exciting is that the consumer version of the VR headset is expected to launch before the end of the year.
The HTC Vive is a high-end VR headset is directly related to the Oculus Rift, to compete so far as the best VR headset on the planet. But because HTC is with valve, a company that provides service steam work for its direct digital download games, HTC Vive is a lot of software support have right out of the gate. Valve has also massively popular games including Half-Life, Portal and Left 4 Dead, so there’s a chance we could see fully immersive VR versions of each, even though it may not yet known.
Instead of building a VR headset to a smartphone competitor that has Samsung done with the gearbox VR HTC has built a lightweight, sealed headphones from scratch. The Vive includes loads of sensors that someone as to make it capable of tracking around the room. This means that the level of immersion will be significantly better than most other VR headsets on the market.
The HTC Vive will be used with two wireless controllers to control the device during the game to send. While HTC largely relying on the hardware of the system is the valve. On the content The steam accumulator is an important role in the way that the content (such as games and movies) play spread across the system. HTC also mentioned in the announcement that Film and television companies like HBO and Lionsgate is the introduction of content to the new platform.
The headset has two 1200 x 1800 pixel screens that update at 90 frames per second. This means that images are crystal clear and able to compete with the images displayed on the Oculus Rift. Although it is still too early to say, it seems that the two main competitors (largely driven by gaming) in the high-end VR-market are the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. No word on the pricing of either yet, but packed with so much amazing technology in a single device, we would expect the price to be closer to a high-end laptop. The Developer Edition of HTC Vive will start in spring 2015.
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