Taiwanese giant HTC Corporation at ChinaJoy 2017 announced the first standalone Vive virtual reality (VR) headset for the China market, which will utilise Viveport as its official content platform.
The Vive Standalone will offer broader audiences a more affordable, yet high-quality VR experience, and will expand the Vive family beyond its industry leading PC-based VR experiences. Without the requirement for an external PC or smartphone to operate, the Vive Standalone will utilise advanced features of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 mobile VR platform designed to support built-in VR functionality and allow developers to more rapidly release compelling content.
By building up a rich library of VR experiences for the standalone VR market, Vive is solidifying its leadership position in the China ecosystem, and reaffirming the premium brand it has established in the VR market over the last two years.
"China is the leading mobile market in the world today, and has the momentum to lead the global VR market as well,” said Alvin W. Graylin, China Regional President of Vive, HTC.
Interested VR developers may register at www.viveport.com/standalonevr-cn to apply for participation in Vive Standalone associated support programmes and get early access to upcoming developer events.
VIVE is a first-of-its-kind virtual reality platform, built for an optimised room-scale VR and true-to-life interactions. The Vive ecosystem is built around the best VR hardware in market, supported by Vive X, a $100 million accelerator for VR and related technology start-ups, Viveport, a global platform and app store for VR that operates in more than 30 countries, and Vive Studios, its VR content development and publishing initiative.