This year’s CES is shaping up to be the venue where we will finally see how close virtual and augmented reality has progressed and whether it is ready for mass market adoption. A wide variety of technologies must come together to make immersive virtual reality experiences possible, one being VR displays like HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
HTC will use the world’s biggest consumer tech show to unveil the latest updates to the Vive, including the second generation of the Vive Developer Kit that features some unique changes from its highly-acclaimed first generation one.
HTC Vive will be demonstrated at multiple displays across the event including a special Vive location that will host demos privately by invitation at the Wynn Hotel.
A number of industry partners will joining in showing off HTC Vive. Intel is hosting live Vive performances in their show floor booth and LVCC lobby, and at the Dassault Systemes booth event goers can also enjoy an immersive Vive experience. AMD, CyberPowerPC, Envelop VR, EVGA, HP, HyperX, iBuyPowerPC, MSI, Nidec, Nvidia, and Zotac will also be showing content on HTC Vive.
The HTC Vive truck will be centrally located and open to the general public, offering eight different spaces where its immersive magic can be experienced. There will be a diverse mix of experiences available for everyone to try. Demos will run from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. each day on a first come, first served basis. In addition to some amazing room-scale experiences at the truck, The Elite Dangerous will also be featured as a seated experience. With the eight demo bays simultaneously showing content, a large number of visitors will be able to experience real awesome virtual reality.
CES runs from 6 to 9 January in Las Vegas.