HTC has moved to clear up “clear up speculation and misinformation” with regard to the launch of its HTC Vive this month, stating that commercial availability of its virtual reality headset will commence from April next year.HTC has advised that it will host a developer conference in Beijing on December 18, and will launch the second generation of the HTC Vive Developer Kit at CES.
This will take place along with “engaging audiences at key events, including The Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, GDC and MWC”, with HTC expanding its demo tours.
“Since announcing the HTC Vive in March of this year, we have focused on developing immersive content, refining both hardware design and user experience, and building relationships with new partners both inside and outside of the gaming industry,” HTC stated via a blog post.
“In collaboration with Valve, we have been distributing the HTC Vive Developer Kits to developers and content creators, and are continuing to work with many other innovative companies to create content that spans gaming, entertainment, medical, education and retail.”
HTC has stated that it will start the new year by making an additional 7,000 units available to developers, followed by commercial availability in April 2016.