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Launch of the HTC Vive VR headset pushed to early 2016

HTC Vive

#HTC announced its foray into the virtual reality segment with the #Vive headset earlier this year. While developer units are already shipping out, the company has some bad news for regular customers.

HTC has mentioned that the headset will not be available commercially until early 2016, thus suggesting that the device will clash with Sony’s Project Morpheus (PlayStation 4) and Oculus VR, which was the team that popularized the idea of virtual reality headsets.

In its statement, the company said – “Later this year, HTC will offer the first commercial Vive units via a limited quantity of community and developer systems, with larger quantities shipping in calendar Q1 2016.”

HTC’s partnership with game developer Valve means that users can get some exclusive and specially designed content for the headset, which will be crucial on launch day. The HTC Vive has been praised for its functionality and could make a decent name for itself in the virtual reality segment, should HTC decide to price it in line with the competitors. Samsung’s Oculus based Gear VR costs $199, so expect any other competitive offerings to be priced in the same range.

Source: Venture Beat

Via: Mobile Syrup

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