Wireless HTC Vive 2 To Debut At CES 2017? Twin 4K Displays For VR Headset Confirmed?

Dec 30, 2016 01:14 PM EST | Ed Saludes


Mobile VR HTC Vive 2 might appear at CES 2017, which is scheduled in January in Las Vegas, Nevada. The next-generation headset might be part of the company's curated VR experiences, which are categorized as Entertainment, Health & Medical, Enterprise, and Education. The Vive showcase will be exhibited at the Wynn's Alsace Ballroom.

According to Daniel O'Brien, vice president for Virtual Reality, Vive's booth will highlight its breadth of VR experiences and accessories. He mentioned the company's efforts to make VR accessible to both consumers and enterprise customers.

Yahoo Tech reported on the speculated features of HTC Vive 2. The VR headset is expected to have two 4K displays as well as wireless capability. The displays are reportedly running at 120Hz, which will deliver 4K resolution.

The HTC Vive 2's wireless capability is speculated as the Taiwanese tech company's answer to the wireless Oculus Rift and Oculus Connect mobile VR devices. The likelihood of a wireless or semi-wireless HTC Vive 2 is high, according to Yahoo Tech.

HTC Vive is a collaboration between mobile phone manufacturer HTC and software company Valve Corp. The first virtual reality headset was released in April 2016. Its top rival is Oculus Rift, which is the current market leader.

Also at CES 2017 are HTC Vive's demos across the VR ecosystem. The Vive showcase will run between January 5 and January 7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Some of the entertainment VR offerings are the "Arcade Saga" VR game, the arcade style boxing game "Knockout League," and the expressive MIDI controller "The Music Room".

For enterprise customers, Vive will showcase the MakeVR virtual reality 3D-modeling application, the speech interface IBM Speech Sandbox powered by Watson supercomputer, and the GE Store VR Experience. The health and medical segment demos will have the OssoVR surgical training platform, the Body VR educational VR experience, and the YOUVR platform.

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