Also for HTC at MWC 15, it announced a partnership with Valve to bring mass-market virtual reality one step closer with the HTC Vive.
The Vive combines Valve’s Steam VR tracking with HTC’s engineering talent to create a fully immersive virtual reality headset.
The device will introduce a Full Room Scale 360 Degree Solution with Tracked Controllers, which will allow users to get up and walk around – exploring the virtual space.
The companies’ promise this will set a new benchmark for performance, featuring high quality graphics, 90 frames per second video and incredible audio fidelity.
Cher Wang, Chairwoman of HTC commented, “It’s rare that a company has an opportunity to forever transform the ways in which people interact with the world and communicate with each other but that is exactly what we plan to do with Valve.”
The device will not only run games, but also create a broader vision for VR by working with companies such as Google, HBO and the National Palace Museum of Taiwan.
With a HTC Vive Developer Edition that will launch this spring, and the company also said a consumer edition will be available by the end of the year. HTC have not confirmed a pricing for the HTC Vive.