HTC Vive consumer VR headsets delayed to April

Virtual reality in consumer hands will not happen in 2015, with HTC announcing a delay on its Vive headsets.


Virtual reality is going to take just a little bit longer to get into consumer hands. The HTC Vive had originally aimed for a 2015 release, but it now appears that the VR headset will not be ready until April.

"We will be starting the new year by making an additional 7,000 units available to developers, followed by commercial availability in April 2016," states the HTC Vive blog. "We are incredibly excited about the future and look forward to sharing more information as we move forward towards launch.

HTC had originally hoped to offer a limited number of commercial units before the end of 2015 to help prepare to go head-to-head with the eventual commercial release of the Oculus Rift VR headset.

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