Arguably the biggest story in the virtual reality (VR) industry so far this year is the announcement of the HTC Vive. The Taiwanese smartphone maker has teamed up with none other than Steam creator Valve to deliver a new head-mounted display (HMD) with promising unique features such as Room Scale tracking. It’s a partnership that no one had predicted prior to its March announcement. VRFocus recently spoke to HTC Executive Director Dan O’Brien about how it came about.
In the interview below, O’Brien talks about the origins of the HTC Vive. While tight-lipped about release details outside of the holiday 2015, he does assure that the kit is on-track.
VRFocus will continue to follow the HTC Vive closely, reporting back with any further updates on its progress.