The HTC Vive VR headset was expected to be available in the market at the end of this year, but now it has been delayed until April 2016. The reason is due to ” focus on providing the best possible experience for a launch”, so the device will not even go on sale this year, but it is also very negative for the company as they have lost the first mover valuable point and now Oculus Rift will be the first choice for all gamers.
The HTC Vive VR headset is delayed, will arrive in April
“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,” the message states.
“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.
The new plan translates into the release of 7,000 units (developer version) in early 2016 and then begin its “commercial availability” in April. Unfortunately, the statement did not make clear whether the delay will mean that we will have a larger number of units available to the public ahead of their release.