HTC Vive Pre Virtual Reality Headset Hands-On Part 2: The Software and Experience


  • Ryan

    I would be very interested in seeing a comparison between the Vive and the Oculus offering. Of course we don’t know pricing yet for the Vive.

    I’m willing to bet that the partnership with Valve will be the factor that helps the Vive edge out the Rift. They have a gaming ecosystem in place and most hardcore gamers are comfortable with the company.

    • avow

      The problem I have with the Vive is HTC. This company is known for its financial trouble as well as making duds. It is going to be a very interesting year to see how this VR match up plays out.

    • Brett Arnold Allard

      Known for making duds? Just like every other cellphone manufacturer!

      Sorry but HTC is still a very good cellular player… They may have dominated android during the early years but they still make quality devices.

    • avow

      Ok lets not say duds, but their desire line is not been well received. Their financials are a sight to behold. They lost at least $100 million US every quarter last year.

    • neo905

      Apple was a dud that needed money from Microsoft in 2000 just so they wouldn’t go bankrupt. Nobody thinks about that now because they re-hired Jobs and came out with the iPod that was revolutionary and the iPhone that was evolutionary. And the rest is history. In tech all you need to do is hit the right niche and have a first mover advantage and build on that. HTC has a chance. I just don’t think Chen is Steve Jobs so I am not confident it will be well executed.

    • Eluder

      Bingo, she’s got to go for HTC to once again be a player in this, or any industry. She’s got her grubby hands on the business, but truly is not a visionary to know how to lead this company out of darkness.