The long-awaited VR headset HTC Vive is once again facing another delay. The launch has been set back to April 2016, pre-orders will be available in February. HTC justifies the wait to ensure delivering the best possible product, the most vivid VR experience and the most immersive content.
“It was a tough decision to make, as we could have started to ship Vive this month, but after discussing it with Valve, our strategic partner, we decided that we can offer a more technologically advanced product if we postpone it for another quarter,” HTC CEO Cher Wang said in an interview, adding that she understands the public disappointment over the delay, but the company focuses on offering a refined experience.
The HTC Vive is now expected to be released after the Oculus Rift, its direct competitor, which HTC aimed to beat at releasing their VR device first. Neither company has yet commented on pricing.