Unveiled during this year’s CES 2016 technology show the new second-generation SteamVR development kit in the form of the HTC Vive Pre has now started being shipped out to developers, confirms Valve.
The HTC Vive Pre has been developed thanks to a partnership between HTC and Valve and is powered by Valve’s SteamVR software. Check out the video below to learn more.
The HTC Vive virtual reality headset is expected to be made available to preorder later this month from February 29th onwards and will provide an alternative to the Oculus Rift developed by Facebook.
Valve explains :
The HTC Vive Pre is now making its way to developers’ studios around the world. If you’ve been working with us to build content using the first version of our dev kit, check your inbox for the key and instructions you’ll use to upgrade that old kit to a new Vive PRE.
Then, while you’re furiously checking your email for shipping confirmation patiently waiting for its arrival, check out BrandonJLa’s Hover Junkers space requirements video for tips on how to make room for that old kit at home in even the tiniest of spaces. And check out our new Developer support site for all things PRE, including the new Vive PRE installation guide.
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