HTC Vive VR headset release date postponed; will now be launched in April 2016

9 Dec 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

HTC delays the release of its SteamVR-powered Vive virtual reality headset until 2016.

Earlier this year, HTC said its Vive VR headset would launch in limited quantities before the holidays, ahead of a wider consumer rollout sometime early in 2016. Tuesday evening, HTC announced the virtual reality headset’s launch is being delayed until next year. “We will be starting the new year by making an additional 7,000 units available to developers, followed by commercial availability in April 2016,” the company announced on its Facebook page.

While many of the lessons learned from tinkering with Oculus can no doubt carry over to HTC’s headset, the Vive’s take on VR is far more complicated, consisting of two extra hand-held controllers tracked by a pair of “base stations” that allow you to roam around a 15-by-15-foot physical space. You only have once chance to make a first impression, and it’s better to have everything lined up and ready to rock than push something out early and risk having early adopters either blow chunks all over their monitors or have no games to play whatsoever. The story behind the story: Besides the extra mobility provided by the hardware, being the first major VR experience to market was going to be a major advantage for the HTC Vive.

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