Valve and HTC today announced a partnership to build a virtual reality device called Vive.
“We believe that virtual reality will totally transform the way that we interact with the world. Virtual reality will become a mainstream technology for the rest of the world,” HTC’s Peter Chou said during the announcement, according to The Verge. Chou offered up examples of when Vive would best be used, including “[a]ttending real-time concerts, learning history, reliving memories.”
The Vive will pair with the Steam VR base station, providing users with a controller-less virtual space. A pair of base stations will be able to track gamers in an area 15 feet by 15 feet.
Valve plans to highlight the technology at this week’s GDC in San Francisco.