4. HTC Vive Follows Oculus Through the Rift.
The HTC Vive is incredible. There is no way around it. It was officially released on the 5th of April, which demonstrates how fiercely competitive the VR industry is already becoming; the Rift only had a monopoly for a month before something new came along. A VR system every 30 days probably isn’t going to become a trend, but the more companies that dive into VR the better for us tech loving consumers.
HTC Vive has a partnership with Valve. Valve are an American game developer that have released some games titles like, Dota, Counter Strike, Left 4 Dead, Half Life, Portal, and most importantly they own Steam. This puts HTC in a great position to dominate the VR gaming industry.
HTC hasn’t limited the Vive to a 180 degree view like the Oculus Rift. It comes with two base stations that receive signals from all the sensors on the Headset. This allows players to move around, face any direction, and explore their environment. Just before you are about to step out of your designated space and potentially trip over your living room, you will see a faint blue line warning and confining you to the gaming area.