The #HTCVive headset has already been announced by the company, but sadly hasn’t seen an official release until now. However, the company has now come out with a seemingly definitive release date for the device – April 2016. This gives the company another four months or so to tinker around with the headset before making it a commercial product.
It must be noted that HTC has already started sending out units to developers in order to have some exclusive VR content ready in time for the big release. Despite the company’s current misfortunes, the HTC Vive has been widely praised by the dev community which has given HTC some hope. However, whether the device will actually manage to strike a chord with the average consumer is only for time to tell.
Here’s what the company had to say – “We will be starting the new year by making an additional 7,000 units available to developers, followed by commercial availability in April 2016. We are incredibly excited about the future and look forward to sharing more information as we move forward towards launch.”
Pricing will naturally be a key, so it has to be seen how the company will approach this aspect next year. We can expect the company’s next big flagship to be available in the market by then as well. HTC originally planned to have the product ready by the end of 2015, but then pushed back the release to Q1 2016. This new estimate pushes the date even further, so we’re not sure if there will be any further delays in the rollout of the device.