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HTC Vive VR headset to be unveiled soon

By Salehuddin Bin Husin - on 11 Dec 2015, 9:45am

The HTC Vive finally has a concrete release date

 Out of all the upcoming headsets, we think the HTC Vive will be one of the more expensive ones.

Q1 2016. That's the vague release window that Sony, Oculus VR and HTC had previously announced for the launch of their respective headsets. Needless to say, for consumers eagerly awaiting them, the launch period given is infuriatingly vague.

Luckily, HTC has stepped up to the plate and finally announced when their headset will be ready for the public to get their mitts on it.

Brace yourselves, it's the worst case scenario. The HTC Vive will come out in April 2016, which is the last possible month in the Q1 2016 window.For those who have been waiting for the HTC Vive, which was supposed to release a few months ago, this is undoubtedly both a disappointing piece of news.

HTC will also launch the second generation of their developer's kits, the first generation of which shipped earlier this year. There's no news of what's new in the second generation kits but we expect more will be revealed at the HTC Vive Developer's Conference later this month, before the kits ship out during CES 2016.

There's still no word on pricing, though with HTC regularly using the words 'premium' and 'best experience possible' whenever they're talking about the headset, we don't expect it to be cheap.

Source: HTC