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    HTC and Valve announce the 'Vive Pre' development kit

    The second generation version of the HTC Vive includes a range of improvements.
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    Re: HTC and Valve announce the 'Vive Pre' development kit

    What, such as that "groundbreaking new technology"... ie a smartphone camera lens in the front?

    I wouldn't market that as groundbreaking new technology, really.
    A flippin' good idea, sure and definitely as something the Oculus Rift has rather *stupidly* forgotten, making this the better choice... but since I already have this exact thing on my very old HTC phone, it's not new tech, guys!!

    I say 'stupidly', as no-one at Oculus seems to have realised their customers will be falling over the furniture... and the Augmented Reality options are just a lovely big added bonus to ice the cake!!


    Really liking how good both devices are starting to sound, now!!

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    Re: HTC and Valve announce the 'Vive Pre' development kit

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    What, such as that "groundbreaking new technology"... ie a smartphone camera lens in the front?

    I wouldn't market that as groundbreaking new technology, really.
    A flippin' good idea, sure and definitely as something the Oculus Rift has rather *stupidly* forgotten, making this the better choice... but since I already have this exact thing on my very old HTC phone, it's not new tech, guys!!

    I say 'stupidly', as no-one at Oculus seems to have realised their customers will be falling over the furniture... and the Augmented Reality options are just a lovely big added bonus to ice the cake!!


    Really liking how good both devices are starting to sound, now!!
    Oculus haven't forgot about it. In fact they bought out a third party company that developed an attachable front facing camera that could track raw input from your hands a few months ago. If that all wasn't just for experimental purposes I think they'd end up releasing it as a separate attachment or integrating it into CV2.

    As for Vive I don't think they should've held back for this. It's not exactly necessary as the first iteration of VR should be about getting the technology and interest out there at a relatively affordable price then add all the bells and whistles later

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    Re: HTC and Valve announce the 'Vive Pre' development kit

    Quote Originally Posted by Solcarius View Post
    It's not exactly necessary as the first iteration of VR should be about getting the technology and interest out there at a relatively affordable price then add all the bells and whistles later
    On the one hand - Someone has to be first and if they don't deliver, it can kill off a lot of interest in future releases.
    On the other - Whoever is first will have to suffer all the teething issues, while the followers put out a better product that benefits from how the competition fares.

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