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    HTC partners with Valve to produce the Vive VR headset

    And launches the HTC One M9 smartphone we were all expecting.
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    Re: HTC partners with Valve to produce the Vive VR headset

    Considering most of us are going to be... pretty happy with a standard "sat down" VR experience, steam being first to market with something decent may rock the boat over at Oculus/Facebook a little.

    Depends on the final specs but it looks like they've got hardware on it to do a fair amount of tracking so it may well be pretty decent.

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    Re: HTC partners with Valve to produce the Vive VR headset

    Is the headset not called the HTC 'ReVive' ? as the end of the trailer (circa 56 sec's in) suggests so.

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    Re: HTC partners with Valve to produce the Vive VR headset

    I would just be happy for a decent head mounted display without all the tracking, all the bells and whistles just adds complexity to the game developers. I would love to see this in a racing game, or something like Skyrim though... It is great technology regardless.

    But I do wonder if this will be like the Steambox / Steam Controller and stay permantly in "development"?

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    Re: HTC partners with Valve to produce the Vive VR headset

    Quote Originally Posted by Chadders87 View Post
    I would just be happy for a decent head mounted display without all the tracking, all the bells and whistles just adds complexity to the game developers. I would love to see this in a racing game, or something like Skyrim though... It is great technology regardless.

    But I do wonder if this will be like the Steambox / Steam Controller and stay permantly in "development"?
    They said there will be a consumer version before the end of the year. And you need all the tracking and stuff or the feeling of immersion gets broken, defeating the point in VR. Without tracking it would just be like having a small 3DTV strapped to your face.

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    Re: HTC partners with Valve to produce the Vive VR headset

    Interesting although not sure why HTC have felt the need to jump into the VR arena (well, other than Samsung have...)

    As I have said time and time again, all these VR solution will never take off until we have an open standard for them and they all follow it.
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    Re: HTC partners with Valve to produce the Vive VR headset

    Quote Originally Posted by DemonHighwayman View Post
    They said there will be a consumer version before the end of the year.
    And the steam controller was expected before Christmas. Valves deadlines are generally accepted as being "give or take x time" where x is randomly re-generated periodically.

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    Re: HTC partners with Valve to produce the Vive VR headset

    Quote Originally Posted by Chadders87 View Post
    And the steam controller was expected before Christmas. Valves deadlines are generally accepted as being "give or take x time" where x is randomly re-generated periodically.
    haha yes you got me there, not to mention valves half life 2 episode release time frames !

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    Re: HTC partners with Valve to produce the Vive VR headset

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Interesting although not sure why HTC have felt the need to jump into the VR arena (well, other than Samsung have...)
    Sounds good to me, though.
    I'm really looking forward to a VR headset so having more options than just a Rift, however good it may be, is only a bonus.

    Plus I generally like HTC kit. They have made several phones that I liked and given how fussy I am - to the point where I was using an SPV5000 running Windows Mobile 5.5, rather than upgrade to the pure touchscreen junk that most people simply accept as the only option - it bodes well for a VR headset too!

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    Re: HTC partners with Valve to produce the Vive VR headset

    A few journo's got a hands on, this one is about the "best" write up:

    http://www.theverge.com/2015/3/4/814...nds-on-preview

    That's sounding VERY promising.
    Like, oculus beating, promising.

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