HTC has finally come out with their Official Stand Alone VR Headset called, Vive Focus. And it will run on a Platform called, Vive Wave (Powered By), and integrate with Software from Vive Port.
Over 40 pieces have been developed as part of Vive Wave for Vive Focus. As was announced in September, the Focus will host Viveport content in China, and will run on the newly announced Vive Wave.
Vive Wave marks a push by HTC to expand the scope of the Vive platform and unite its community.
According to the official website, Vive Wave “an open platform and toolset that will enable easy Mobile VR content development and high-performance device optimization for third party partners. The VIVE Wave VR SDK offers an open interface enabling interoperability between numerous mobile VR headsets and accessories, supporting mainstream game engines. This allows players with different VR devices an easy access to your extraordinary content.
I think it's a smart move by HTC to abandon Room-Scale in favor of World Scale:
Vive Focus takes us from room-scale to “world-scale” tracking. Users don’t need any lighthouses or sensors to move about and operate in the virtual worlds of Vive Focus.
In fact, I called it back in July 2016:
This is a Stand Alone headset similar to the Oculus Santa Cruz, only without all the great stuff like quality hand-controllers. Instead it gets a mobile VR "remote" similar to Samsung GearVR and Oculus GO. I wonder if Vive owners will finally realize that a remote is a game controller with this release? lol
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