HTC promised to give away 1,000 Vive Tracker dev kits in an effort to kick start an ecosystem of accessories and VR game implementations for the motion-tracked accessory. Now the company says the first shipments are on their way to developers.
After receiving 2,300 applications for the Vive Tracker dev kit, HTC says the first units have been shipped. The Vive Tracker is slated to launch to consumers in Q2, though an official price and exact release date has yet to be given.
“We are already seeing fresh thinking for VIVE Tracker and we couldn’t be more excited by the breadth and depth of the applications we’ve received,” said Daniel O’Brien, GM, US and EMEA, HTC VIVE. “For us, the tracker represents an important investment in the VR community to grow the future of VR without limits on experimentation.”
HTC says that despite the number of requests received, they’re keeping the application process open. It isn’t clear if among those 2,300 applications all 1,000 allotted units were claimed and the company is considering handing out additional units, or if there’s still some of those 1,000 units yet to be assigned to developers.