HTC Vive Delayed Due To “Breakthrough” In VR Technology
People who were eager to jump onto the VR bandwagon in early 2016, and were going to choose HTC and Valve’s joint venture headset, HTC Vive as their preferred VR headset will have to wait a bit longer now before they can enjoy virtual reality in all its glory. In a new press release, the HTC Vive team has announced that the headset has been delayed until April 2016.
The reason given for this delay is some “big technological breakthrough” in Virtual Reality technology being used by the headset which means the currently designed headsets will be scrapped and the company will ship out new ones in April after they have incorporated this new breakthrough technology in their devices.
The aim of this new enhancement to is to ensure all users get an equal and improved experience instead of introducing something improved later down the line in which case the early adopters of VR will feel neglected.
“We shouldn’t make our users swap their systems later just so we could meet the December shipping date,” the company said in a statement.
What exactly this new advancement is still unclear at this point but will be made clear during CES next month. It seems a good move on HTC and Valve’s part to focus more on garnering good will from fans and consumers instead of trying to make a quick buck by launching two different iterations within a short span of each other.