HTC Vive Release Date and Additional Developer Kits

Just yesterday we wrote how HTC and NVIDIA were teasing us with packages and tweets about their “very special” VR event in London. We knew it was going to be an event showing off the latest Everest VR experience on the HTC Vive, but maybe a few were holding their breath that HTC would make an announcement about the Vive release date.

Well the event came and went with little new information about the HTC Vive and fans were not pleased. In an effort to “clear up speculation and misinformation,” HTC felt it was necessary after the event to provide an update and in a way, make an announcement about the HTC Vive. Exhale.

In a post on HTC’s official blog as well as on Facebook, the company revealed that they will be delaying Vive’s retail launch until April 2016. This delay is no surprise and falls in line with what many have been speculating in the developer community for months now. Now further details about the exact release date or pricing information was given in the update.


Attendees checking out Everest VR experience at HTC and NVIDIA event.

HTC did go on to mention in the same update that they will be hosting a developer conference in Beijing on December 18th and will be showing off the second generation of the HTC Vive Developer Kit at CES.

Still trying to get your hands on a developer kit? The company stated that they will be “starting the new year by making an additional 7,000 units available for developers.”

Image Credit: HTC Twitter

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