HTC has no plans to unveil a Vive 2 at CES starting next week

HTC has no plans to unveil a Vive 2 at CES starting next week
According to a report published today, HTC has no plans to unveil a new version of its popular Vive VR headset at CES next month. At last year's CES show, HTC showed off the Vive Pre developer kits and allowed members of the media to have a hands on experience with the headset. HTC's VR business has been strong, unlike its smartphone operations which have been struggling. As we told you earlier this week, HTC is not expected to meet its shipping goal for smartphones this year, despite offering the HTC 10. The latter is the best flagship handset ever made by HTC.

Besides HTC, Oculus will also be mum during CES. Last year, Oculus had a big exhibit during the show. This year, the company isn't listed as an exhibitor. On the other hand, its parent company Facebook will have a presence at the show, and it wouldn't be surprising if some of that space was devoted to Oculus.


There still should be plenty of news unveiled at CES related to VR. The trade show opens on January 5th and runs to January 8th. Keep it here for all of the latest information, product releases, hands-on video and more as the industry makes its annual trek to Las Vegas.

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7 Comments

1. vincelongman

Posts: 5748; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Good IMO high end HMDs (e.g. Vive/Oculus/Hololens) should be updated only every 2-4 year And only if there are major improvements Would be nice to see more the new controllers they are developing I reckon those will go on sale sometime next year

2. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1346; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

I agree with that. All they're basically replacing is your monitor, all the processing prowess is coming from the PC they're connected too.

3. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2487; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I agree, except if it would improve on comfort. Like if they are able to make it more comfortable to use then I could understand an update mid-cycle.

4. vincelongman

Posts: 5748; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

True, I wont mind mid cycle updates if its just aesthetic/more comfortable or new controller (or something else thats optional and that can be bought seperately)

7. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

No comfort issues with Oculus Rift.

5. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

I'm waiting for next generation with higher PPI before I'm buying one for my home. We have Vive at my office, but it feels too pixelated for me to consider one at home.

6. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Until they update the displays it's pointless releasing a new one. If you want a more comfortable solution to the Vive then you bought the wrong headset, you should have bought Oculus Rift.

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