MWC 2015: HTC RE Vive VR headset promises smooth augmented reality imagery
It’s been an eventful day at the Mobile World Congress and the surprise of this year’s event came from HTC. They revealed to the world a virtual reality headset that is powered by Valve’s Steam VR platform. HTC RE Vive VR headset vouches to be a wearable headset that traverses you into an immersive 3D environment and interact with objects like never before.
The headset is loaded with a full-room scale 360-degree environment actuated by 70 sensors providing visual data at 90Hz on the 1200 x 1080 pixel screen in front of both eyes. This results in a photorealistic imagery which eliminates any jittering which is found in earlier VR headsets. It looks quite futuristic with all the light receptors that work in conjunction with the laser-based motion tracking system. Like Oculus Rift VR, the HTC RE Vive also works with two wireless controllers.
HTC or Valve have both deterred from providing any information about the hardware details or other features, but it is for sure that in the coming days we’ll have more insight on this virtual reality headset set to take on other major players like Samsung Gear VR. This is based on the fact that HTC REVive Developer Edition is all set to be released this spring and a commercial launch is promised by the end of this year.