HTC Vive, Valve's VR Headset will be out by Christmas 2015

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    The HTC Vive headset has higher specs than the rival Ocolus Rift, including a pair of 1200 x 1080 displays that can run video at 90 FPS. For comparison, the Oculus Rift DK2 has a single 1080p screen that freshes at 75 FPS.

    The device will be paired with wireless controllers and tracking technology to let wearers explore computer-generated environments by walking round their rooms.
    A test version of the kit will go on sale to developers shortly, followed by a public edition later this year.

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    Hype train, start!

    ...although, until I see a reason to care, I'll let the hype train leave without me.
     
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    Wtf is "Valve"?
    Never heard of it.
    My money's on the Sony train.
     
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    The company behind Steam? Biggest PC game distribution platform? Developers of hit games Portal and Portal 2? Also the rather famous Half-Life series? Left 4 Dead?
     
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    Sounds like sarcasm to me. I hope that's sarcasm....
     
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    Surely even a filthy console peasant would know of the great empire led by our Lord GabeN.
     
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    Day one purchase...
     
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    Didn't you go to school? HTC Vive is an oculus rift clone that utilizes brand new valve technology, with better fluid control.
     
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    Wonder what a dev kit will cost, or if it will be nerfed like the Oculus dev kits. I have been holding back until things get to this kind of level until I make some things for various clients, if this is somewhere in consumer price range (rather than "if sir has to ask" ranges for similarly potent industrial/medical intended stuff) then I might have a busy couple of months.
     
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    Excited to find out more about the SteamVR platform and how compatible it will be with the oculus rift.
    With details of GLnext tomorrow I expect VR to be a big component.
     
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    If this cost less than $400 I'll get it in a heartbeat. Though I'm assuming a +$2000 price tag :(
     
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    Hey, hopefully with all this competition the general prices for VR headsets will be pretty "low", which would be pretty nice.
     
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    I will have to do a bill of materials for one of these headsets some time, originally I would have looked at the screens but looking at the prices for a replacement phone screen/tablet screen* (even with the associated markups) it is pretty low and a basic decoder module does not seem to go for much.

    *several of the interviews with people doing work on these devices often tell stories of how they saw a fancy new phone come out with a nice screen, bought a bunch of them and gave them to their electrical engineers to figure out to use in prototyping.
     
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    If you do, check out Razer's VR headset, they announced a price point of $200 for their own dev kit. http://www.razerzone.com/osvr
     
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    Shipping June and houses a 1080p (albeit at 60fps, not a problem for me but might be for some) screen... might have to hope some find their way into the hands of resellers that do not stick too great a markup on them.
     
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    Maybe Half-Life 3 will come out on this thing?
     
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    Sorry, I only went to the school of things that matter. And PC gaming isn't one of them. Thanks though! :-)
     
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    Have you packed the sub 30 fps (15 per eye)? Wouldn't want to miss out on cinematic experiences along the ride.
     
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    Okay, I so sorry.


    Okay, you're right. Sorry