CES 2017: New HTC Vive VR Headset To Launch At CES

Posted: Nov 9 2016, 4:50am CST | by , in CES


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CES 2017: New HTC Vive VR Headset to Launch at CES
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  • HTC Vive to launch an all-new VR headset at CES 2017

The new head set will be an enhanced version of the VR venture between HTC and Valve

Earlier in 2016 HTC and Valve strengthened their partnership when they launched the HTC Vive VR headset. Since its launch the headset has been making quite some positive noise in the marketplace. So taking the headset’s popularity into account HTC Vive has decided to launch an all-new VR headset.

The enhanced version of the headset will probably be launched at the upcoming CES 2017 event. Although there are no confirmed reports on this development the hinting is more than enough to speculate.

Rikard Steiber is the Senior Vice President of Virtual Reality at HTC. According to Steiber, the company is in the works for an upgrade on the Vive headset.

The upgrades come as more people are embracing and opening up to the tech. Stieber also stated the innovation involved in making the headset will have an annual cycle pattern.

The majority of the upgrades in the headset are being made to the modification of the arcade-style peripherals which show visuals like steering wheels and weapons.

Even the lighthouse tracking system in Valve will be upgraded which will reduce the component count for the SteamVR headset from 41 to 9, according to Gearnuke.

This will also in turn lower the price and the complexity of the VR headset. More than 2560 component placements will be removed from the headset as part of the modifications.

A second generation tracking system and motion controllers will be applied to the Vive headset. Mainly the form and the ease of installation are expected to be upgraded in the Vive headset. It will most probably result in a new design with lower mass so it is easier to put on.

The CES (Consumer Electronics Show) will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, with all the events taking place between 3rd till 8th of January, 2017.

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