There have been a number of interesting developing coming from HTC Vive recently, such as the announcement of the upcoming standalone virtual reality head, the HTC Vive Focus, as well as a price drop for its existing headset. Now HTC Vive is teasing its audience with a potential big reveal for its press conference at CES 2018.
CES, or the Consumer Electronics Show, is often a place where new products and developments are unveiled to the public and press, often alongside a suitably impressive showcase of its abilities. HTC Vive seem to be heading down the same route, according to a cryptic tweet published on the HTC Vive official account.
The Tweet shows an image with the words ‘New Year’s Resolution’ along with a stark image of the inside of a VR headset. The words ‘New Year’s’ are slightly blurred, while Resolution is shown as perfectly crisp. The general consensus is that this indicates HTC Vive have something up its sleeve with regards to a new type of display for the HTC Vive.
There have been a number of recent technological developments with regards to higher-quality VR displays, and consumer demand for such ultra-high definition displays is strong, as shown by the enthusiastic response to the Kickstarter campaign for the Pimax 8K headset.
Of course it is unknown at this stage if any potential new display will be an exclusive to a new HTC Vive model, or be able to be retro-fitted into current versions. It is very unlikely to involve the HTC Vive Focus, as the specifications for the Vive Focus display have already been released, involving a 3K 75Hz AMOLED screen, and first shipments of the device are due to go out by the end of January.
The HTC Vive press conference will be on the 8th January, 2018 at CES in Las Vegas. VRFocus will be there to bring you all the latest developments.