HTC's Virtual Reality Headset is delayed till April

Commercial versions of HTC's Vive headset were expected to release in late 2015 but it would appear they are being delayed for a little while longer in order to add some "last minute" polish to them.

In a Facebook post HTC clarified what exactly is happening and announced that the home versions of  Vive headsets are being delayed till April.

Here's what they were doing the past year and why the Vive is taking longer than expected to launch:

"Since announcing the HTC Vive in March of this year we have focused on developing immersive content, refining both hardware design and user experience, and building relationships with new partners both inside and outside of the gaming industry. In collaboration with Valve, we have been distributing the HTC Vive Developer Kits to developers and content creators, and are continuing to work with many other innovative companies to create content that spans gaming, entertainment, medical, education and retail."

There is also a silver lining in this delay, 7000 developer versions of the Vive headset will be made starting next year so while we as general customers have to wait a bit longer, there will be plenty of developers with their hands on the device, ideally making sure their games run well on it. Unfortunately, they haven't actually said if this delay means there will be more Vive headsets in circulation or if its still going to be a limited release.

Still, I've waited all my life for a Virtual Reality headset so I am perfectly content waiting for however long they need in order for it to be as good as it can be in its first iteration.

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