Just over 8 months ago the virtual reality (VR) community was under the impression that the Oculus Rift would be the first head-mounted display (HMD) to market. A seemingly uneventful 1st March changed all of that, however, when HTC took to the stage of its Mobile World Congress (MWC) press conference to announce the HTC Vive with a 2015 release date. Granted that’s not the whole story – it’s more recently been confirmed that this year’s launch will only be a limited one – but the device will still be the first major PC-based HMD for consumers to at least try and get their hands on.
With that in mind, VRFocus recently spoke to Senior Manager of Product Marketing at HTC, J.B. McRee, about the upcoming device. In the interview below McRee talks about the launch and what HTC will doing to prepare for it. He looks at PC specifications, software line-up, and what fans can expect to improve for the consumer version of the device.
VRFocus will continue to follow the HTC Vive closely, reporting back with the latest updates on its progress.