Following yesterday’s reveal of the HTC Vive development kit currently being distributed by Valve, courtesy of Cloudhead Games, VRFocus has obtained full scans of the instruction manual included within. Delivered with typical Valve style, the manual is littered winks and nudges to existing videogame properties and irreverent humour.
Now shipping to development studios worldwide, the HTC Vive development kit is an upgraded version of that which was playable at the Game Developers Conference (GDC), San Francisco, back in March. Now including wireless controllers, the second iteration of the hardware showcases an enviable path to be followed by head-mounted display (HMD) competitors.
Of note in this publication are the two cartoon strip boxes noted as ‘development kit only’. The suggestion would be that reflective surfaces won’t affect the roomscale tracking in the consumer version and that Valve are aiming to ensure that the PC set-up of the HTC Vive is much simpler than at present. The full scans of the HTC Vive development kit instruction manual follow below and VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest details on the HMD.