The HTC Vive will have a front facing camera

The HTC Vive will have a front facing camera

The HTC Vive will have a front facing camera

The HTC Vive will have a front facing camera


The new HTC Vive will have a front facing camera and will allow both reality and virtual reality to be viewed at the same time. 

While viewing both realities at once may seem like a very silly idea to some, it will allot the user to do things like drink or simply be aware of their surroundings white wearing the headset, allowing them to avoid collisions when using motion controls or to otherwise improve the safety while using the device. 

Accessing the headsets front character and viewing reality will be accessible by the merely hitting of a button on the VR headsets motion controllers, making an image of the real world appear as a ghosted image on the screen of the VR headset.

  The HTC Vive will have a front facing camera


The headset's improvements over it's older iteration include;

  • - A front-facing camera, so the user can view the world around them when desired
  • - A redesign of the headset and strap to make them more comfortable
  • - Interchangeable foam inserts and "nose gaskets" to better fit the shape of the wearer's face
  • - A brighter display with better clarity than before
  • - Handheld controllers feature a range of updates including textured buttons, grip pads and softer edges


Right now nobody knows what the price of either the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive will be, but tomorrow we should finally know the cost of VR as the Oculus Rift becomes available for Pre-Order. 


You can join the discussion on the HTC Vive's ability to view reality and virtual reality at the same time on the OC3D Forums


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Most Recent Comments

05-01-2016, 17:05:45

I can't wait to learn the price of these things. Much want, much I can't afford.Quote

05-01-2016, 18:04:03

I don't know why people think it's going to be cheap, It's not going to be cheapQuote

05-01-2016, 18:36:40

Dark NighT
Good thinking really, makes you less likely to take it off if you just need to grab something near the desk.Quote

06-01-2016, 01:10:30

Damn, here I was thinking robbers could finally rob someone even while people are awake and at home. Seriously though, could see some actually leaving it on for pretty much the whole day.Quote

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