HTC today announced that it will be launching the “second generation” of the HTC Vive Developer Kit at CES 2016 in January.
HTC made the announcement today via a blog update which confirmed a delay of the commercial launch of the Vive to April 2016. Given the odd placement for the confirmation of a second generation Vive dev kit (DK2), it may have been intended for a reveal at CES next month, but used in an effort to smooth over sour feelings from the delay.
HTC writes in their update that the second generation Vive developer kit will “launch” at CES 2016 which runs from January 6-9. Further, the company says they will be making available an “additional 7,000 units available to developers,” which is presumed to be the second version of the device.
The consumer ready version of the HTC Vive will launch in April 2016 but has yet to be priced.