With VR projects like Oculus Rift and Sony’s Morpheus having a spot and this year’s GDC, it was only a matter of time before other companies jumped into the fray. HTC, best known for their mobile devices, has announced a partnership with Valve. The companies will be combining efforts to bring out Vive, their first VR headset.

While the company plans to make a consumer grade version available at some point later this year, HTC is already working hard to have a Developer Edition ready by sometime this spring.

The developer edition headset will feature a 1200×1080 display screen for each eye, and refresh at a rate of 90 fps.  The headset will also work in tandem with a pair of Steam VR base stations that will allow it to track a users location in a space up to 15 ft by 15ft.

While Valve will be adding a great deal of support for the gaming side of it, HTC’s Peter Chou says that it won’t be the only focus.

“We believe that virtual reality will totally transform the way we interact with the world. Virtual reality will become a mainstream technology for the rest of the world.”

For more information, check out the company’s official site here, and their debut trailer below:


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