This week at CES, HTC introduced the 2nd generation developer edition of the Vive VR system, the Vive Pre. With an upgraded design, more suited for comfort while wearing, as well as a front-facing camera, HTC will be seeding an additional 7,000 units to developers to help bolster its ecosystem before the product’s launch in April of 2016.
According to HTC, every single component of Vive has been “redesigned from the ground up to provide better comfort, ergonomics, and performance.” The latest models are in Vegas for members of the press and select industry insiders to go hands-on, and yes, we will be testing it out.
On top of a more comfortable experience, the Vive Pre features a front-facing camera and room-scaling technology, allowing users to bring real-life elements into their virtual world. According to the press release from HTC, “Being able to take a seat, find your drink, and carry on conversations without removing your headset is only the beginning of what’s possible.”
Vive is set to publicly launch on April 1, which is quickly approaching.