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HTC Vive / Steam VR  header logo

 HTC VIVE / STEAM VR NEWS

HTC accidentally reveals snaps of the new Vive

But is it a new dev kit or the consumer version?

Product: HTC Vive | Manufacturer: 
 
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HTC posted and then pulled down some photos of what looks to be a second HTC dev kit.

Thankfully, Steam Database has picked them up and posted them for all to see. 

Looking at how polished it looks, there's the potential this could be what passes for the consumer version too with the launch just around the corner, but for now I just wanted to share some photos and talk through them.

The Headset



The most interesting thing about the headset is what looks like a camera embedded in the center of the front casing. While the Oculus Rift uses a desktop camera as part of its tracking solution, this is the first time one of the big headsets has tucked a camera away on the headset itself.

What this means is unclear but if it is a camera there's a chance maybe it could have some augmented reality functions.

The Controllers 


The current Vive controllers are incredible pieces of kit but not much to look at. These new controllers look much sleeker - more like something you could actually sell. These also look a little sleeker, although i'm not on board with those triggers. Seems like something someone clumsy could easily mess with.

I am a clumsy man. I feel like I will mess up some games by grasping the triggers and slipping off them or breaking them off with the clumsy bear paws that I call hands.

Otherwise, it just looks iterative from here. There are the same bells and whistles but they look a little shinier, a little more smooth.

Hopefully HTC will release more information soon. 
 

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Jake Tucker 18 December 2015
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