HTC today shared a teaser image which appears to indicate a forthcoming new model of the HTC Vive with improved resolution.
The image, which was shared on the official Vive twitter account, shows the words “New Year’s Resolution;” the first two words are very blurry, while the word “Resolution” is very sharp. Below the words is the date January 8th, 2018, and a photo of the iconic HTC Vive.
— HTC VIVE (@htcvive) January 5, 2018
The tease appears resoundingly clear: a new version of the Vive with a higher resolution display is on the way, and we’ll get our first glimpse of it at CES next week where the company has in years past debuted major updates to their VR ecosystem. On the off chance that’s a misinterpretation, HTC is going to have a lot of disappointed Vive fans out there!
It’s an interesting move, especially as the company has postured that we won’t likely see a ‘Vive 2’ very soon. Indeed, it appears this update may not be an entirely new model, but a ‘1.5’ version with improved resolution. Road to VR will be on hand at CES to report on HTC’s latest VR initiatives.