With so many virtual reality (VR) company’s saying that the technology ‘needs to be experienced’ to understand and apprieciate it, the emphasis on demonstrations is pivotle. HTC know this and launched at the San Diego Comic-Con, the HTC Vive Live Tour, which will be travelling the US and Europe over the coming months in the run up to the HTC Vive launch towards the end of the year. HTC tweeted last night that one of the tour stops has now been cancelled.
The HTC Vive Live Tour was due to be heading to Kansas City between the 25th – 28th July on its US leg of the tour but will now be at North Shore Beach, Chicago, IL on the 25th and 26th July 2015 instead. HTC did note on the company’s blog that tour dates and locations are subject to change, but no reason was given for the Kansas City cancellation.
The tour truck has three bays dedicated to the HTC Vive VR head-mounted display (HMD) including Lighthouse, the tracking technology that can pinpoint users in a space of up to 15 feet by 15 feet and two wireless controllers to help immerse themselves in VR. Some of the demonstration videogames available include painting, gathering ingredients for a meal and light painting. The demos last approximately 30 minutes so you may want to get there early as the queues will likely be long as the day progresses.
VRFocus will continue to follow the HTC Vive Live Tour and report any further updates announced.