HTC Vive is the product of a collaboration between HTC & Valve. The two companies took the concept of virtual reality one step further than Oculus VR’s game-machine creating a room-scale experience fit for everyone. Using the elaborate ‘Lighthouse’ system, HTC Vive can pinpoint the user’s location to a 15-by-15 feet space with extreme precision. In other words, you get a room full of opportunities.
If you’re not already familiar with the headset, and you’re thinking of investing your money in a new virtual reality helmet, then now it’s your time to do so. Contrary to Playstation VR and Oculus Rift, HTC Vive will come with three games for free as well as two hand controllers and a whole lot of cables to plug into your rig.
HTC Vive is backed up by Steam VR and also lets you play your favorite desktop games in a virtual cinema. We can already tell that HTC Vive is here to stay either by being the elites’ choice or just by pushing the boundaries of virtual reality technologies ahead.
The standard bundle is now priced at $799 and you can buy it now on HTC Vive’s official page. The price does not include shipping fees. Pre-orders in UK will start shipping in May. Even so, it’s nice to see the big guns playing nice for a change. As virtual reality market starts to take shape it is now everyone’s concern to produce and distribute great content and comfortable experiences. Yet, if this generation will turn out being the start of a VR revolution, well that remains to be seen.
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