Valve and HTC Announce Their New Virtual Reality Headset, the Vive

1

HTC Re Vive is the latest introduction into the world of virtual reality. The Taiwanese manufacturer of Android and Windows Smartphones, HTC, is developing the headset, being called Vive, for Steam creator, Valve.

Originally, the virtual reality gear was supposed to be unveiled during this week’s Game Developers Conference, though much of the device is still to be shown off.

The Vive headset “pulls those virtual worlds off your computer screen and into your home,” according to Vive’s official site, and transports you to “whole new realities with limitless possibilities.”

HTC and Valve’s Vive device is currently slated for release in stores during this 2015 Holiday Season.

The Visuals:
A 1,200 by 1,080 pixel screen in front of each eye, with refresh rates of a blistering 90 frames per second, displays photo-realistic imagery that fills your field of vision in all directions, eliminating the jitter common to previous VR technologies and transporting you to another world.

The Audio:
Plug your favorite set of headphones into a jack located on the side of the Developer Edition headset.

Tracking and Room Scale:
A gyrosensor, accelerometer, and laser position sensor combine to precisely track the rotation of your head on both axes to an accuracy of 1/10th of a degree, allowing you to look around the virtual environment naturally. Couple the headset with a pair of Steam VR base stations to track your physical location (in spaces up to 15 feet by 15 feet) – get up and walk around inside the virtual world!

Custom and Game Controller:
Ergonomic VR game controllers in each hand allow you to use virtual objects and interact with the virtual world. The position of each controller is tracked in space, allowing developers to simulate a wide range of activities and interactions.

 

Share.
  • westmclarenmerc

    I have to agree, the 90 hertz refreshrate is a bonus to people with high end computers that can actually run games in the 60 to 90 FPS range.