Virtual reality (VR) fans are still anticipating a limited launch of the HTC Vive head-mounted display (HMD) before the end of 2015, despite the window for such a release rapidly running out. Plenty of details about the consumer version of the PC-based device are still to be revealed, including full confirmation of the line-up of titles that will be available on launch. Recently HTC teased that, while that set of videogames isn’t ready to be announced just yet, there is a ‘big story’ regarding what will be on offer.
J.B. McRee, Senior Manager of Product Marketing for virtual reality at HTC said as much to TechRadar in a recent interview. “That’s one of the things we’re holding back to reveal more information about but there’s going to be a big story and we’re excited to share it,” he said of the launch line-up. What could McRee be teasing for the launch? Are there more titles still to be revealed for the HTC Vive or is he simply referring to which of the current slate of compatible titles will be available at first?
It’s not clear exactly what will be on offer for the HTC Vive at first, although VRFocus did recently examine a handful of titles that could possibly be ready for the kit’s release.
Along with launch titles, pricing and other details are still to be revealed for the HTC Vive. Even with the limited release still pending, HTV is promising a Q1 2016 full release, which pits it in the same window as its PC-based rival, the Oculus Rift. HTC has partnered with Valve and its SteamVR system for its upcoming device, offering Room Scale user-tracking in which players can walk around an area of up to 15-feet by 15-feet in the real world and have those movements replicated within the given experience.
VRFocus will continue to follow the HTC Vive closely, reporting back with the latest updates on its progress.