The HTC Vive head-mounted display (HMD) has created waves in the virtual reality (VR) industry ever since it was revealed at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) earlier this year. From the surprise partnership between HTC and Valve to the announcement that the HMD would be the first consumer version to be brought out by launching towards the end of this year. And as the HTC Vive is coming out so soon, confirmation of titles available at launch will now be refined around October.
In an interview with GamerHubTV, Executive Director of Global Marketing for Connected Products, Jeff Gattis has said that, “Our content line-up will be more refined as we move toward the October timeframe,” adding “We’ll solidify our content/line-up as we get closer to the fall.”
With the HTC Vive Live Tour heading around the US and Europe over the next few months, HTC and Valve will keen to get as much exposure for the HMD before its launch, and develop an early lead against the Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus HMD’s which aren’t coming out until 2016. The line-up of available content is key, which can make or break a new gaming product and as the first development kits have only been sent out to studios in the last few weeks that may not be enough time for some studios.
VRFocus will continue to follow the progress of HTC Vive in the run up to the launch.