Tweet from HTC teases new Vive model to be unveiled this coming Monday at CES


A tweet from HTC that was disseminated on Friday, hints that a new version of the HTC Vive VR headset is due to be unveiled this coming Monday. The tweet says “New Year’s Resolution” on top. The manufacturer cleverly had “New Year’s” out of focus with the word Resolution printed as sharp as a tack. This indicates that the new Vive will have a higher resolution display than the original model. Very smart, HTC.

Considering that Monday is the opening day of the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, we’d say that everything is coming together, pointing toward the unveiling of a new …


HTC to give Vive app developers 100% of app revenue for the rest of 2017

No sooner has HTC made a deal with Google that will fill its coffers with $1.1 billion and increase the importance of the Vive VR system to the company, the Taiwan based manufacturer is trying to get developers to lower prices for apps developed for the VR headset. Instead of keeping 30% of app revenue related to the product, HTC will take a 0% slice of app revenue, which means that the developers will keep 100% instead of their usual 70%. After December 31st, 2017, HTC regains its 30% cut.

HTC is hoping that lower priced apps results in higher sales of the Vive system. And do not discount …

HTC's stand alone VR headset to be named Vive Focus?

Back in July, HTC introduced a new standalone version of its Vive VR headset at the ChinaJoy trade show. The headset doesn’t need to be connected to a computer, and is powered by the same Snapdragon 835 chipset that you will find powering today’s high-end Android smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Originally named the Vive Standalone, that might be too much of a mouthful to spit out when you’re ordering the device.

A couple of new trademark applications that HTC has filed might have outed the real name that the manufacturer plans on using for the VR headset. Last week, HTC requested …

The HTC Vive Tracker is not a fitness tracker, but it lets you shoot dinosaurs in the face!

A few weeks ago, we heard that HTC is working on a Vive-branded tracker. Of course, no one ever said it was a fitness tracker, but such a possibility did come close to mind. So we are surprised by the turnout, but very pleased nevertheless! You’ll see why below.
Anyway, the $99 Vive Tracker is now available for developer purchase, and it’s the Vive headset’s nimble little friend. It looks like a charging cradle, but its purpose is being strapped onto an object, such as a replica of a gun, and tracking its motions to turn it into a VR controller.

HTC is …

HTC debuts Vive Studios, building VR games that highlight the strengths of its platform


arcadesaga_bowshot_2_1920 More than a little bit of drama has emerged in the VR community in response to the trend toward exclusives among hardware manufacturers. Oculus and Sony have devoted significant resources to ensuring its systems have titles either launch first on their platforms or only on them. Meanwhile HTC and its Vive system, which is built upon Valve’s OpenVR platform, have stayed in the good graces… Read More

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