HTC & Valve Team Up For Virtual Reality Headset

During yesterday’s Mobile World Congress event, HTC announced that it is working with Valve on a new virtual reality headset called HTC Vive. HTC also revealed that this headset will be made available to the public by the end of this year, and that in Spring 2015 it will release a “Developer Edition”.

The “Developer Edition” of HTC Vive will come with two 1200 x 1080 displays that refresh at 90 frames per second that aim to envelope your entire field of vision with 360-degree views.

HTC Vive will use a gyrosensor, accelerometer, and laser position sensor to track your head’s movements as precisely as one-tenth of a degree.

Moreover, HTC announced that users will be able to walk around the virtual space instead of using a controller via Steam VR base station.

It sounds interesting, so we are looking forward to what HTC and Valve will bring to the table, and whether HTC Vive will be able to compete with Oculus Rift.

Enjoy and stay tuned for more!

John Papadopoulos

John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email