HTC has just announced a brand new product that they have been working on in partnership with Valve. The new product is a virtual reality headset that has been manufactured to compete with other VR headsets from manufacturers such as Samsung and Oculus.
The new headset has been given the name HTC Vive, and unlike other virtual reality headsets, it will act as a standalone device, and no other devices, such as smartphones, will be needed to operate it.
It seems HTC are at the forefront of development for the HTC Vive, and Valve has simply partnered with them to ensure themselves a space in the newly born virtual reality scene that has been growing over the last few years.
Peter Chou, HTC's vice chairman, made a statement about the HTC Vive.
"We believe virtual reality will totally transform the way we interact with the world. Virtual reality will become a mainstream experience for the general consumer the possibilities are limitless. Viewing awesome scenery, attending real time concerts, learning history, watching an incredible movie, reliving memories through photos or even shopping will never be the same in virtual reality."
It's clear that the Vive will be used for games, but HTC are looking to reach other audiences besides from just gamers, too. Hopefully we'll see some success from the device, which is planned to release this Holiday season.
Do you think Valve and HTC have a chance to make it in the virtual reality game? It would be great to see something big happen with the HTC Vive, but only time will tell.