Video: HTC teams up with Valve for a virtual reality headset, Vive
Facebook has some powerful competition on their hands…
HTC today announced that they plan to bring mass-market virtual reality headsets one-step closer to reality (the NON virtual kind) with the help of entertainment software company, Valve.
The new HTC/Valve VR headset will be called Vive. We love it already.
Vive combines Valve’s Steam VR tracking and input technologies with HTC’s award winning design and engineering.
HTC tells us that Vive will offer the most immersive experience of any VR package, "plunging people into other worlds at a moment’s notice".
HTC and Valve have introduced a Full Room Scale 360 Degree Solution with Tracked Controllers, letting you get up, walk around and explore your virtual space, inspect objects from every angle and truly interact with your surroundings.
Setting a new benchmark for performance, the headset features high quality graphics, 90 frames per second video and incredible audio fidelity.
Beta versions of the Vive Developer Edition have already generated lots of content from some of the world’s top game developers including Vertigo Games, Bossa, Barry –Fireproof, Dovetail Games, Wemo Labs, Google, Steel Wool Games and Owlchemy.
No word yet on when we can get our hands on the Vive, but we’ll be keeping a very VERY close eye on this one over the coming months.