The future of virtual reality is upon us. Meet the HTC Vive.
Phone manufacturer HTC and gaming company Valve, responsible for the immensely popular Steam digital distribution platform, teamed up to create a virtual reality headset that offers 360-degree room-scale motion tracking. All that jargon means users can explore and interact with the universe around them, without bumping into real walls and furniture.
The HTC Vive should give Facebook-owned Oculus a run for its money.
While the final hardware doesn’t start shipping until April, I recently got my hands on the Vive Pre development kit. I’ll be posting a review once I’ve had more playtime, but in the meantime, check out what comes in the box.