Valve, HTC delay Vive release
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 senior 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.