HTC Vive to hit the market in early April
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This is amazing! Please tell us, What programs where used to create these amazing animations?

I am continuing development on WorldKit as a solo endeavor now. Progress is a bit slower as I've had to take a more moderate approach to development hours. I took a short break following the failure of the commercial launch, and now I have started up again, but I've gone from 90 hour work weeks to around 40 or 50 hour work weeks. See my longer reply on the future of WorldKit here: I am hard at work with research and code, and am not quite ready to start the next fund-raising campaign to open-source, so I've been quiet for a while. I hope to have a video out on the new features in the next few weeks.

Someone please create open source world creator already in C/C++.

HTC Vive to hit the market in early April
22 February, 2016

HTC and Vive have announced their HTC Vive will be available for pre-order starting on February 29. It will cost $799 for customers who want to get it in early April.

The countdown has begun and is ticking away toward 10 a.m. Eastern time on Monday 2/29 at which time pre-orders will open worldwide with pre-order fulfillment and full commercial availability starting early April 2016. Vive will be delivered as a complete kit allowing users to instantly jump into a fully immersive virtual environment using two wireless controllers, 360 degree tracking and room scale movement sensors.The integration of SteamVR into the bundle ensures that all Vive equipment is kept up-to-date with the latest features.

HTC Vive

Fast-growing VR market is getting more populated with Oculus VR’s Oculus Rift and HTC Vive fighting for gamers’ attention. Valve and HTC are hoping to get more money with some extra features. For example, new headset is said to be accompanied by Vive Phone services, which lett user both stay in VR and be in touch with other people through calls, quick replies and calendar, available in headset’s interface.

Buyers will also get two VR titles: Job Simulator and Fantastic Contraption. In addition to gaming, two companies are working on content connected with education, healthcare, retail, etc.

HTC Vive seems to be an interesting offer, but are there enough features for $799? Share your thoughts in the comments below.


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