The virtual reality headset from Valve and HTC, The HTC Vive!
With the launch of the Oculus Rift from Facebook on March 28, the high-end VR race has officially begun. The next contestant for your attention and money is HTC and Valve’s Vive headset. The difference between the Vive and Rift is scale: the Rift is intended for seated games and experiences, while the Vive is intended for “room-scale” VR. What that means is you can get up and walk around, all while wearing a VR headset.
Moreover, the Vive comes with two motion controllers that stand-in for your hands. They make all the difference between the Vive and the Rift, and open up a flood of different types of experiences that simply aren’t possible with a gamepad. The other difference between the Rift and the Vive? About $200: the Vive costs $800 to the Rift’s $600. And that’s to say nothing of the powerful computer you’ll need to run either of them. But the experience? It’s like nothing else.
Release date: April 5
Platforms: Steam VR (PC)
Published in TechInsider