Valve, HTC delay Vive release

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HTC’s Vive headset.

Although some Vive virtual reality headsets will be shipping late this year, most consumers probably won’t see them until 2016, according to a press release.

“Later this year, HTC will offer the first commercial Vive units via a limited quantity of community and developer systems, with larger quantities shipping in calendar Q1 2016,” according to a press release from Valve, its partner on the headset.

The news was confirmed in a Tweet by Jeff Gordon, HTC’s┬ásenior global online communications manager.

Vive is a PC-based peripheral device similar to the Oculus Rift, and best known for its Lighthouse position tracking technology.


Maria Korolov

Maria Korolov is a science fiction writer who covers cybersecurity, AI and extended reality as a tech journalist at her day job.
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