With the next CES 2016 technology show fast approaching and planned for early in January, HTC has this week announced that they will be showcasing a “second generation” version of their HTC Vive Virtual Reality Developer Kit or SDK at the CES 2016 event.
HTC also announced that starting early in the new year 7,000 more headsets would be made available to developers to use to develop applications ready for the commercial availability of the headset rolling out in April 2016. HTC explains more over on their official blog.
In an effort to clear up speculation and misinformation surrounding the launch of HTC Vive this month we are excited to give the community an update on the status of HTC Vive. We remain committed to delivering the HTC Vive to a broader group of content creators and partners, and remain focused on delivering the very best experience possible for a consumer release.
Since announcing the HTC Vive in March of this year we have focused on developing immersive content, refining both hardware design and user experience, and building relationships with new partners both inside and outside of the gaming industry. In collaboration with Valve, we have been distributing the HTC Vive Developer Kits to developers and content creators, and are continuing to work with many other innovative companies to create content that spans gaming, entertainment, medical, education and retail.
This includes hosting a developer conference in Beijing on December 18th, launching the second generation of the HTC Vive Developer Kit at CES and engaging audiences at key events including The Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, GDC and MWC while expanding our demo tours.