As HTC and Valve continue their marketing campaign in the run up to the HTC Vive head-mounted display’s (HMD) launch this winter one of the interesting aspects of the HMD that has rarely been covered is audio. With the Oculus Rift’s consumer version coming supplied with detachable headphones, HTC are still being coy on the matter.
In an interview on YouTube with Spanish site realovirtual at Gamescom recently, Executive Director of Global Marketing for Connected Products, at HTC, Jeff Gattis was asked about the inclusion for headphones and a microphone, saying: “We haven’t revealed the specs yet – but we are looking at audio solutions, obviously that’s an important part of the overall experience,” adding: “I’ll have to say tease it and stay tuned for the fall when we can talk about that in much more detail.”
As VRFocus has previously reported HTC are keeping a lot of details on specifications other details tightly sealed until October when the full release is expected to be announced. Whether there will be headphones included with the HMD or if the final design will greatly differ from the current developers model and have built-in headphones is still up for debate, but it looks like everyone will have to wait until October to find out.
VRFocus will continue to follow all the latest announcements from HTC regarding the Vive HMD and report back.