Valve and HTC's VR Headset Vive Is Coming April 2016

The Vive, Valve and HTC's VR headset collaboration, will be out in April 2016. Like, for consumers to actually buy.

Here's the statement from HTC's blog, since the site is having trouble staying up:

In an effort to clear up speculation and misinformation surrounding the launch of HTC Vive this month we are excited to give the community an update on the status of HTC Vive. We remain committed to delivering the HTC Vive to a broader group of content creators and partners, and remain focused on delivering the very best experience possible for a consumer release.

Since announcing the HTC Vive in March of this year we have focused on developing immersive content, refining both hardware design and user experience, and building relationships with new partners both inside and outside of the gaming industry. In collaboration with Valve, we have been distributing the HTC Vive Developer Kits to developers and content creators, and are continuing to work with many other innovative companies to create content that spans gaming, entertainment, medical, education and retail. This includes hosting a developer conference in Beijing on December 18th, launching the second generation of the HTC Vive Developer Kit at CES and engaging audiences at key events including The Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, GDC and MWC while expanding our demo tours.

We will be starting the new year by making an additional 7,000 units available to developers, followed by commercial availability in April 2016. We are incredibly excited about the future and look forward to sharing more information as we move forward towards launch.


    Tried this at PAX and was by far the most impressive of the three VR technologies. PlayStation VR was good too but the Move just wasn't capable of tracking in the way that the Vive's handset was: true 1:1 tracking.
    Oculus is cool. Did a session of Zero Latency but you can tell the tech just isn't ready for commercial release. Vive seemed as though it was ready to ship.

    Exciting times ahead nonetheless.

    These guys are going to have to go heavy on content I think. Sony's got the content queued up and Occulus similarly have had a lot of dev kits in the wild for some time. It will be interesting to see the software line-up around launch.

    Unlikely but.....HL3 launch title. What better way to get everyone to buy their headset and win the VR war.

      Agree. You need the killer app to sell this and that could be it.

    Definitely not a April release for Australia, they still havnt got a date for the damn steam controller yet.

    My friend works for a small company which dabbles in VR and they've just been confirmed for a dev kit. Can't wait to give it a go!
    Exciting times!

    And what is the price point? I havent kept track of the vive at all.

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