I was waiting for the Vive to become available during this season, but it was recently pushed back, they are now saying that the Vive will be released in April of 2016. It’s a bit saddening that people have to wait for a longer time before they can recieve the first ‘Consumer Ready’ VR Headsets. On the up side, it’ll mean that this spring should be very … interesting. According to the Vive Unbound developers in Beijing, CEO Cher Wang has revealed that the Valve team and she made ‘a very, very big technological breakthrough’ for the headset. Evidently, the breakthrough was so large that they decided to redo their design of the Vive headset with the new features applied.
In the end, I’m looking forward to what the new headsets will be like. From what they’re saying, the new ‘Breakthrough’ will be revealed this year at CES. At least the vive still has a release date set, unlike the Oculus, which should ship sometime in Q1 of 2016. That gives them a fairly wide set of release dates, though I think that it’ll be released around the same time as the Vive.
The future will be very interesting in my opinion.