Following the recent announcement back at Gamescom 2018 that pre-orders for the upcoming HTC Vive Wireless Adapter would soon be going live, the company has now released a new video showcasing their presents at the event. HTC were keen to leverage the power of their new Vive Wireless Adapter with the many virtual reality (VR) partners at the show and the video reveals a great number were using the technology to offer greater freedom and immersion.
Shen Ye, Product Manager, Vive Europe talks about the product in the video saying: “Powered by Intel WiGig technology, it brings the freedom of untethered, high-end PC VR to both Vive and Vive Pro owners.” He continues: “We are demoing across the show with lots of VR partners showing lots of new VR content including Beat Saber behind me, multiplayer Arizona Sunshine demonstrating a prime example of wireless location-based VR. We also have a bunch of other partners here at gamescom including HoloGate, Konami, HangyGames and many more so great content on both Vive and Vive Pro.”
Not only does the video show the HTC Vive Wireless Adapter in action on a number of different VR experiences but the video also reveals that the company won an award for it. They were awarded the Gamescom 2018 award for Best Hardware for the HTC Vive Wireless Adapter, making it the best hardware product on display at the event this year.
“Pretty much since the day the Vive launched, we’re been talking about the next step which we thought was to remove the wire, and I’m so happy that we are here at gamescom to announce that the product is finally available.” Explains Lee Machen, CM, Gaming & VR Sales, Intel who is also featured within the video.
Pre-orders for the HTC Vive Wireless Adapter are set to go live on September 5th, 2018, with a release date of the 24th September. The unit will cost £299 (GBP) and be available for customers in the UK from Overclockers, Scan and Vive.com. As an added extra to celebrate the launch all Vive Wireless Adapter purchases will include a two-month trial to Viveport Subscription.