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The HTC VIVE thread (please keep to subject)

kevinw729
Level 15

 

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Post created for the latest news on the new headset releases.

https://vrawards.aixr.org/ "The Out-of-Home Immersive Entertainment Frontier: Expanding Interactive Boundaries in Leisure Facilities" https://www.amazon.co.uk/Out-Home-Immersive-Entertainment-Frontier/dp/1472426959
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It's sad that Pico are dropping the magnetic tracking for controllers for the Pico Neo 3, that was one feature of the Pico Neo 2 that made them interesting (no occlusion issues).

Pico Neo 2 already has wifi streaming, so if HTC want to compete with them and Oculus in the Enterprise market, they are going to need something similar.

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hoppingbunny123
Level 8

its may 11 today i wonder what they will release?

We'll know in a little over an hour.

(Depending on how long it takes. The 2 day event starts in an hour)

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OmegaM4N
Level 11

Vive pro II

 

Manual IPD

Halo Vive Pro deluxe design headstrap

120 fov

5K

LCD 😞

June 3rd

dburne
Level 16

Wow today's announcement has generated a bunch of interest in the flight sim community, many getting in on the pre-orders. I knew something like this would happen shortly after getting my Index.

Rift CV1| Rift S| Quest| Reverb G2| Index| Vive Pro 2

Zenbane
Level 16

The $1300 price tag on the Vive Focus just goes to show how much Quest 2 is really worth. One of the discussions happening in the Facebook VR community today, is how HTC execs admit that they cannot compete with Facebook's pricing; since Facebook happily takes monetary losses on Hardware in order to yield profits on Software and Facebook Use Account data.

 

Both the Index and Focus are worth more than the Valve Index; which is very interesting to see played out this way.

 

As long as HTC gets the tracking down, then the Focus should sell very well for anyone who doesn't want that Facebook Account. Then they can just happily have their data mined/collected by Steam instead!

TomCgcmfc
Level 16

I gotta say that even though the VP2 looks like it has lcd's, after experiencing the Q2's, maybe not so bad after all, lol!

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kevinw729
Level 15

Okay - The reality of the HTC announcement. Here is a great little video of the two systems:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXhSSJUkLTM&t=1211s

Moving forward I feel we can see the definition of two distinctive sectors:

"Serious VR"
and
"Casual VR"

Obviously the consumer VR community fits into casual, though there are some enthusiasts that have invested considerably into the VR scene and will look at Emprise (B2B) focused hardware as also within their domain. We are not saying one approach is better than another, but it is clear without the restraints of consumer needs the commercial VR hardware has achieved incredibly levels of immersive performance more towards what was promised in the early days of the PC VR community.

For those of us in the serious VR community, the opportunity that Pico and HTC (and soon to be seen with the Panasonic and Samsung) releases are great to improve the market, and eventually the advancements in serious VR will be trickled down into the consumer scene.

With Lynx, Varjo, Pico, DPVR, 3Glasses, Pimax, VRgineers, Casio, Samsung, HTC, HP and Panasonic all now looking at their core investment in the B2B approach - we look forward to seeing how others who have dropped their high-end PC VR initiatives will pivot to play a part.

https://vrawards.aixr.org/ "The Out-of-Home Immersive Entertainment Frontier: Expanding Interactive Boundaries in Leisure Facilities" https://www.amazon.co.uk/Out-Home-Immersive-Entertainment-Frontier/dp/1472426959

DaftnDirect
Volunteer Moderator
Volunteer Moderator

Kevin, you really need to avoid categorising comments as invested or not, depending on whether they align with your opinions, likewise describing your opinion as being that of the serious VR community and others as not is problematic, given where these conversations lead.

 

Edit: Also, @Zenbane (or anyone else) please don't respond, I won't be happy if you take the bate.

 

As the thread title says, keeping to subject is key.

 

 

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@DaftnDirect - I always find your input interesting, and will take on board what you are saying. I have removed the term "invested" from my comment - if as voluntary moderator you feel this is incendiary. It was not intended but on the other forums it is one we use. 

I have to align with Serious VR as that describes what I do, for both work and commentary of the market as a writer. If you think this alignment is also incendiary to discussion, then I wonder more about those responsible with moderating how discussions taking place.

But anyway, I will make those changes to help your efforts. But feel that these latest announcements do separate the enthusiast, consumer, Prosumer and developer quite well.

https://vrawards.aixr.org/ "The Out-of-Home Immersive Entertainment Frontier: Expanding Interactive Boundaries in Leisure Facilities" https://www.amazon.co.uk/Out-Home-Immersive-Entertainment-Frontier/dp/1472426959