|Developer||HTC Corporation, Valve Corporation|
|Announced||1st March, 2015|
Consumers: 5th April, 2016
|Price||800 USD (2016)|
|Operating system||Windows, Linux, OS X|
|Field of View||110°|
|Controls||inertial, hand controllers, Lighthouse base stations, position tracking|
The HTC Vive is a virtual reality device, which was developed by HTC and Valve. It is a wearable device and belongs to the head mounted displays' category. It was shipped as the first device which allows to act and physically move in virtual reality. The interaction with virtual reality is enabled by the headset, controllers and base station sensors. The whole system has to be linked with an appropriate computer. The safety of users is secured by Chaperone system. It allows displaying a real surrounding when needed and warn users if they approach close to an obstacle.
The HTC Vive was primarily created as an entertainment device, but it has also ambition to educate and enhance abilities of its users. The use of HTC Vive in business or therapy was taken into account at present. There are also great expectations that virtual reality devices as the HTC Vive could bring a new approach to the visualisation of scientific models. The wide range of its usage mirrors the further partners of the project which are e.g. Google, Lionsgate, HBO or BMW.
HTC announced that pre-orders for the device will be available starting 29 February 2016.