Valve and HTC announce a virtual reality headset called Vive, which uses two 1200 x 1080 displays with a refresh rate at 90Hz, eliminating jitter achieving “photorealistic imagery” across a 360 degree field of vision. A pair of HTC-made wireless controllers for manipulating objects or shooting weapons through hand tracking will be included. The Steam VR base station will let users walk around the virtual space instead of using a controller. A pair of the base stations can track users’ physical location in spaces up to 15 feet by 15 feet. Vive comes out for developers in Q2 2015 and later in 2104 for consumers. HTC’s Peter Chou:
We believe that virtual reality will totally transform the way that we interact with the world. Virtual reality will become a mainstream technology for the rest of the world.