We know there is a lot of eagerness to learn more about the progress of HTC Vive. Following this week’s update, we’d like to provide a little more information for our Vive enthusiasts, partners and fans alike.
The Vive team has been working around the clock with developers all over the world to create content across numerous genres and applications. We are passionately committed to not only growing the ecosystem of developers but also to delivering a virtual reality experience that is second to none. That’s why we’ve announced that another 7,000 developer kits will be distributed in early 2016. We want the library of virtual content available to be as rich and robust as possible when it’s time to send Vive to your doorstep. While the industry is developing at an incredibly fast pace, our focus continues to be on ensuring you receive the best possible experience, with no compromise.
Regarding the depth and breadth of content that can be expected, we are looking at a wide variety of different VR content, from games to experiences, and beyond. We are working to ensure every piece of content put out will provide the incredible experience made possible through the room-scale technology of the HTC Vive, and we’re striving for perfection.
We are proud to have recently co-hosted a symposium with Professor Neil Martin, Chair of the Neurosurgery Department at UCLA, who is widely recognized as one of the best neurosurgeons in the world. Along with several attending medical professionals, he emphasized how HTC Vive can transform the training of future medical students, especially in the area of dissection, by helping to reduce the dependency on cadavers for dissection, which is currently estimated at 30-40 per med student). Vive simulates real life situations and medical crises, providing better training for students and improving patient outcomes. Attendees who experienced the Vive at this event were very inspired and felt that the virtual reality experience HTC delivered far exceeded their expectations.
On top of the multitude of games and experiences, we are also looking forward to the ‘Vive Unbound’ event in Beijing next week. This comes on the back of a successful roadshow in the US, where we have had the pleasure of engaging and inspiring more than 18,000 Vive enthusiasts in 20 cities and on 19 campuses. This journey will continue into the new year with a very exciting show at CES followed up by the Valve Content Showcase in Seattle.
Please follow us through the upcoming ‘Vive Unbound’ event in Beijing and the CES show in Las Vegas, where more details about the next wave of developer kits will be revealed.
We feel incredibly lucky to be working in the virtual reality space and bringing the endless possibilities of HTC Vive to life.