There are so many virtual reality headsets coming to the market all at once this year- we have Oculus launching the Oculus Rift and Sony launching the PlayStation VR. Even Samsung is getting in on the action with Gear VR, while Microsoft is experimenting with AR with HoloLens. Google, meanwhile, has Google Cardboard, and Apple is reportedly working on an Apple VR solution too.
However, the VR solution to rule them all is the one that HTC and Valve worked on together- the HTC Vive. That is according to Valve’s head Gabe Newell, anyway.
“Our collaboration with HTC and the VR development community has allowed us to create the most compelling and complete VR solution,” he said. “In the coming weeks, many of these developers will launch an incredible first generation of VR titles to consumers around the world.
It appears as though he may actually be right- though of course, the ‘most compelling and complete’ VR solution comes at a hefty cost of $800, which is bound to turn a whole lot of potential customers away.
Whatever the case may be, for VR enthusiasts, it seems as though exciting times are ahead.