HTC and Valve team up for the Re Vibe VR headset

HTC Re Vive VR headset

Remember that whole VR craze we keep talking about? Well, Samsung isn’t the mobile manufacturer in the game anymore as HTC has partnered with Valve on a new VR headset. It’s not geared towards mobiles, but the HTC Re Vive headset is going to be a contender when it arrives later this fall.

Project Morpheus, Oculus Rift, Google Cardboard, and Gear VR. Those are names anyone following the tech will recognize, and you can now add the HTC Re Vive to that list. HTC and Valve announced the new VR headset at MWC 2015 this week, and as cool as it looks, its functions are even cooler…

The HTC Vive is a premium gadget, and it has 37 sensors embedded in the front of the headset. This allows for a truly immersive experience when combined with two camera beacons of sorts. You’ll be able to actually get up and move in a virtual space, and HTC’s upcoming VR controllers are going to allow you to work with or manipulate objects in VR. It’s a far cry from sitting stationary with a controller in your hand or using the clicker on Cardboard.

As exciting as the actual HTC VR headset is, the content partners is what really got our interest. As Valve is involved, you can bet there will be a wealth of quality VR games available and Owlchemy Labs and Vertigo Games were mentioned among others. In terms of media, Google, Lionsgate, and HBO are all onboard. It’s easy to imagine what the first two would bring to the table, but for HBO all we can say is… Winter is Coming.

If you weren’t convinced that VR is here to stay this time around, you should be as companies like Samsung, Valve, and HTC wouldn’t be jumping on board if it wasn’t a game changer. If you can’t wait to get your hands on the HTC Re Vive, a “developers” edition is expected to arrive in the spring before a consumer release before the end of the year.

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Adam is a tech aficionado and Android enthusiast. When he's not checking out new tech, you can find him playing poker or binge-watching shows on Netflix.