With the rollout of the HTC Vive head-mounted display (HMD) developers kit going out to studios this summer, and the release date for the HMD towards the end of the year, HTC and Valve are now pushing forward with the marketing to consumers over the coming months. This summer the HTC will be sending out a truck with HTC Vive demonstration units on-board, and the first stop is San Diego between 9-12 July.
The HTC Vive is a collaboration between, smartphone manufacturer HTC and Valve, the studio behind Half-Life and the Steam platform. The company’s have also created Lighthouse which allows for a user to have their movements tracked across a space of up to 15 feet by 15 feet. The technology was developed for Valve/HTC’s collaboration, Vive, however it will be made available for all HMD manufacturers.
It’s not clear if the Lighthouse technology will also be available on the truck, as due to space restrictions it may only be the HMD’s on demonstration. Also the amount of HMD’s available for use is still unknown, But HTC will be wanting to show as many people as possible over the next few days at the San Diego Comic-Con
VRFocus will be following HTC Vive and the truck over the summer period and report back any further announcements.