STATES CHRONICLE – We are definitely living in the age of virtual reality. Sure, we can’t do everything TV shows from the ‘90s promised us (VR Troopers, I’m looking at you), but just give it a couple of years. As every major tech company is working on their VR device, a big breakthrough in VR to be showcased by HTC Vive at CES 2016.
Most of you probably already know that the launch of HTC Vive was postponed until April 2016. And you’re probably bummed about it, it’s completely understandable. However, when you’ll find out the reasons behind the delay, you might actually get excited.
During yesterday’s Vive Unbound forum for developers in Beijing, HTC Vive CEO Cher Wang made a very exciting statement.
According to Wang, her team, working alongside Valve, made a huge breakthrough in virtual reality technology, a breakthrough so big, in fact, that they decided not to ship the version of the device they were working on, but to ship new and much, much improved version. At the price of postponing their launch date.
In a surprisingly nice move, Cher Wang said that the company shouldn’t make their customers buy another device a few months later just to keep their release date, and that even though she won’t say anything more on the subject, she promises fans won’t be disappointed by the presentation in January.
CES is an event that takes place every year in January in Las Vegas, Nevada. Representatives from leading and non-leading IT and ICT companies all over the world usually make an appearance.
The CES convention, short for Consumer Technology Association, has been taking place for over 40 years, usually, in January, and is currently hosting over 3,600 exhibiting companies.
So, of course, what place would be better suited to hold the presentation of a huge breakthrough in a field so popular right now?
Although no price has been given for the HTC Vive, it’s safe to assume that the device will be quite pricey.
Seeing as it’s going to have the most advanced hardware on the market, it’s probably going to be worth its price.
Despite there being a number of alternatives on the market, the HTC Vive CEO is confident that people will go for the better experience rather than the cheapest.
Despite the product sounding very appetizing, and like something we’ve been waiting for for decades (I’m looking at you again, VR Troopers), we’ll just have to wait until January to see what this new virtual reality device is all about.
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