Tweet from HTC teases new Vive model to be unveiled this coming Monday at CES

Tweet disseminated by HTC hints at unveiling of a new version of the Vive VR headset this Monday at CES

Tweet disseminated by HTC hints at unveiling of a new version of the Vive VR headset this Monday at CES


A tweet from HTC that was disseminated on Friday, hints that a new version of the HTC Vive VR headset is due to be unveiled this coming Monday. The tweet says "New Year's Resolution" on top. The manufacturer cleverly had "New Year's" out of focus with the word Resolution printed as sharp as a tack. This indicates that the new Vive will have a higher resolution display than the original model. Very smart, HTC.

Considering that Monday is the opening day of the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, we'd say that everything is coming together, pointing toward the unveiling of a new Vive in just a matter of days. Unlike HTC's sluggish handset business, the company has done well with the Vive headset. After announcing its $1.1 billion deal with Google last September, which resulted in 2,000 HTC employees jumping to Google, the Taiwan based manufacturer said that it was committed to continuing with the development of the Vive VR system.

The HTC Vive was first unveiled during the 2015 MWC in Barcelona. On April 5th 2016, the headset was made available for consumers, priced at approximately $800. After its first six months on the market, HTC said that it had sold more than 140,000 units of the Vive. At $800 a pop, the company's VR headset grossed more than $112 million in half a year. Earlier that same year, there was speculation that HTC would spin off its VR division as a separate company, but that was later denied by company executives.

source: @htcvive

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18 Comments

1. vincelongman

Posts: 5585; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Pretty excited for this But I'm probably still gonna wait for foveated rendering before getting one (AFAIK rumors are its not a full redesign, so it likely won't have foveated rendering)

2. Tommy1960i

Posts: 144; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

A better price will go a long way. The thing is just too expensive, never mind the monster of a PC it needs to give you a nice experience. PS VR is a better option, I think. 300$ PS4 + 300$VR set = 600$ in total. HTC Vive is 600$ for just the headset. (it is superior, but expensive)

11. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

PSVR sucks in comparison to #PCMR VR. Low resolution, nauseating low frame rate, upscaled mobile graphics quality, limited controller hardware... The PlayStation is a decent, but overpriced alternative to mobile VR, not PC VR. Also, those prices you quote are from 2016. I guess lies is the only way to sell Sony garbage.

12. kiko007

Posts: 7384; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"PSVR sucks in comparison to #PCMR VR" Jesus Christ kid, go get some pussy and stop talking like a teenager.

13. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

It's a simple four letter way to underline where the technology innovation really is at. If that hurts your eyes too much, you might need some pussy yourself?

14. kiko007

Posts: 7384; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"If that hurts your eyes too much, you might need some pussy yourself?" Worry not, your mom has that need covered on my end :).

15. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

I guess you're into necrophilia. Disgusting, but your choice.

16. kiko007

Posts: 7384; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Crap... now I feel bad.

3. japkoslav

Posts: 1247; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

GPUs finaly getting to a point where there are capable enough for VR, so let's hope new generation of Geforce and AMD GPUs are not far behind. Keeping minimal 90fps is not something current GPUs are good at. My friend has it and it is godly experience for racing with wheel.

4. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Anyone want my 5 month old Vive? 500 bucks. Hehe.

5. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

$800 for VR? I tried google cardboard, surprised because no one tell me how suck and underwhelming this VR thing.

7. japkoslav

Posts: 1247; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

:-)))) Good one and now try proper VR headset.

8. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

With that price? lol no, I'm not gamer anyway.

10. japkoslav

Posts: 1247; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

If you are not gamer, I realy don't know, why are you even interested in VR. BTW you don't have to buy it, just at least try a decent one to get better sense of what VR can do and how good it can do.

6. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

double post

9. Arashmahmoodi25

Posts: 128; Member since: Apr 07, 2017

Whatever I can't afford it

17. Tommy1960i

Posts: 144; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

I said that the Vive is better, it's just expensive. I don't know where you live but the prices in UK are a lot higher than in US. Just look at the minimum requirements for a VR ready PC. I just won't pay that kind of money!

18. ebilcake

Posts: 1189; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Be interesting to see how much higher the resolution is, could easily be a day one purchase once released.

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