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 is no truth to the rumor of launching Vive 2 at CES 2017. At Vive, we are laser focused on building out a strong and growing ecosystem for current and future Vive owners so they can experience the best room-scale VR with the most compelling content available."-HTC
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.