At HTC’s ‘Utopia’ event at the Mobile World Conference, the company just announced a partnership with gaming giant Valve, seemingly including the production of a new VR headset. We’re gathering info, but it seems the unit which comprises ’70 sensors’ can provide 360 degree positional tracking, it looks to include inside out tracking.
Featuring “the highest quality graphics”, the unit features a 90Hz refresh rate. No details on resolution as yet. Interestingly, the company is also promising a pair of wireless motion controllers designed to be used with the headset.
Here’s all our coverage of this new headset so far:
- HTC ‘Vive’ SteamVR Headset Image Surfaces
- HTC ‘Vive’ Steam VR Headset Available to Developers in Spring
- HTC ‘Vive’ Tech Specs Revealed, Dual 1200×1080 Panels @ 90Hz plus “laser position sensor”
- Owlchemy Labs Announce New Valve Steam VR Based Project, Debuts at GDC 2015
Unsurprisingly, the headset forms part of Valve’s new SteamVR platform, based around Steambox hardware – systems designed to bring high quality PC gaming to the living room. We’re due to find out much more about Valve’s plans for VR at GDC next week.
HTC also announced its lineup of partners which include Cloudhead Games, Owchemy Labs, Wemo Labs and Bossa Studios – all presumably working on VR experiences for the Vive.
This story is breaking, we’ll add more details as we get them.