It’s coming out a week after the Oculus Rift, a competing headset with impeccable polish but limited ambition.Since its first prototype was announced in early 2015, the Vive has been very clearly a full VR system, not just a headset.
and Canada to bring Vive demos to retail.Up to 30 Microsoft stores will get Vive demo units this year.
No matter how many or how many , you can't really understand what the new round of virtual reality hardware is like until you try it.For those without an early-adopting, VR-savvy friend nearby, HTC is rolling out dozens of retail demo stations where you can put the SteamVR-powered Vive through its paces.
The Oculus Rift suffered major setbacks with deliveries, forcing them to eventually waive shipping fees for all orders.And HTC isn’t having an easy time either, even though they’re not as kind to admit it.
But it seems the future holds more; an AR experience that requires nothing more than a contact lens to use.About a year or so after the reveal of the Google Glass, it was rumored that Google's next big step in the VR/AR world was to focus their energy on a contact lens follow-up to the Glass.