HTC teases new Vive headset with "New Year's Resolution" Tweet

Will we see a resolution upgrade with new headsets?

HTC teases new Vive headset with

HTC teases new Vive headset with "New Year's Resolution" Tweet

HTC has plans to reveal something new on January 8th, teasing a "New Year's Resolution" with an image of what appears to be an HTC Vive PC VR headset, suggesting that the company plans to launch a new high-resolution version of their Vive headset at CES. 

With the release of Microsoft's Windows 10's Mixed Reality Platform, several high-resolution VR headsets hit the market, with Samsung's Oddessy MR headset offering a screen resolution of 1440x1600 per eye, which is much higher than the HTC Vive's resolution of 1080x1200 per eye. Will HTC release a higher resolution HTC Vive 1.5 at CES?

Valve is also set to introduce SteamVR Tracking 2.0 into the market in 2018, a technology that is designed to decrease the cost of the HTC Vive's base stations significantly, potentially allowing HTC to release lower-cost Vive headsets or will enable the manufacturer to invest in other upgrades without increasing the headset's price. 

Given the HTC Vive's high pricing, we hope that the company plans to reduce the cost of their existing Vive headset significantly, as the Oculus Rift currently offers a much better value proposition. 


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One other thing that is likely to be showcased is Valve's new "Knuckles" controller, which is designed to sense whether or not a user is gripping the controller with each finger and allows for detailed hand movements to be simulated in a VR environment. 

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Come back to OC3D on the 8th to see exactly what HTC has in store. 

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06-01-2018, 07:22:23

I bet their new year's resolution is to charge even more for a VR headset. And make even more money.

"How do we keep charging this much for a headset? I know ! an increment of resolution keeps the price high !"Quote

06-01-2018, 14:57:06

Yeah their prices are nuts, and it seems like that company isn't run very smartly IMO. Talk to anyone that had to warranty any Vive stuff. That's one of the reasons I went with the Rift. That and price, since I got the Rift + Touch for $450 on sale, while the Vive was still $700.Quote

06-01-2018, 15:47:09

I have the Rift CV1, Absolutely love it and no way in hell am I giving my money to HTC when Oculus will come out with a CV2 headset that has the same resolution of the new Vive, FoV, Refresh rate etc.... at nearly half the price down the road.Quote

06-01-2018, 15:55:57

The problem with these things is the price. It's prohibitively expensive. Whoever manages to make a half decent one for a half decent price will win. 3D suffered the same sort of problem. It was fantastic when it worked well (like Left 4 Dead, Fallout games etc) but it was so expensive that many just used to slag it off and say silly things about it.

That's one memo they seem to have missed here. If it isn't affordable it doesn't matter how sodding good it is.

BTW I must say I LOLed at the stupid American date. I look forward to seeing this on the first of August.Quote

06-01-2018, 16:44:31

HTC is probably just hoping to take the wind out of Pimax sales. Their 8K headset is coming Q2, and seems to have a lot of positive hype behind it.Quote

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