We mentioned earlier that 2016 is going to be the year of Virtual Reality. And hell yes, it is happening now. Because, the pre-orders of HTC Vive is scheduled to begin on Leap Day, Feb 29th. Cher Wang, the CEO of HTC Corporation confirmed the news of pre-orders in an interview to Telegraph.
Cher Wang has also said that the company is going to shift its focus from Smartphones to Virtual Reality headsets. No wonder the CEO sees a future for her company in the Virtual Reality, because, Virtual Reality which was in dreams for the past two decades is actually happening now. “Virtual reality is something people have talked about for 20, 30 years, in movies, in books and finally it is real,” she told Telegraph. “VR has been on our minds for a long time, and now HTC has made virtual reality real.”
Earlier in this week, Oculus Rift, the rival Product of HTC Vive made headlines about its availability at a price of $599. Maybe that’s why HTC has also rushed into making a similar decision so quickly. But both HTC Vive and Oculus Rift need a high performance desktop for a great virtual reality experience and that will require you to spend a couple of extra bucks from your pocket.
There’s no news yet on shipping date, final consumer design and whether how much the device would cost. However, the company has revealed that all the details will be disclosed prior close to the pre-order date. The Vive was supposed to be launched in 2015, but in order to launch the device with camera, HTC and Valve decided to stall the launch of the device.
As mentioned earlier, 2016 is going to be the year of Virtual Reality and it will be exciting to see which company will rule the market.
Source & Image: Telegraph, Foxnews