It has been only a few months but the HTC Vive headset is becoming one of the biggest hits for 2016. With this in mind, the talks are ripe that a succeeding model will be delivered soon. Considering the positive acceptance of the gaming industry, it is difficult not to delve too much on HTC's current moves. The rumor mill has it that the production of the Vive 2.0 is already underway.
In a way, the leaks have been true. Rikard Steiber, the SVP of Virtual Reality at HTC, has validated the notion that another VR model is being targeted to be released within a considerable stretch of time. In fact, inputs about the design and performance of the VR product have also been discussed albeit in fractions. Although many have inquired about the possible date of launching for the HTC Vive 2.0, the HTC official in charge of VR refuses to set a timeline. It is likely that no specific data has been set because the tech company needs to align the item with its main units.
It is possible that plans for new phone brands should be mapped out prior to VR accessories since the hardware of the headset will most probably lean on the capability of the phone or console products. It is also likely that a feature which will sustain over the next few years must be instituted. Although components of the upcoming Vive 2.0 remain under wraps, the technology reviewer TechRadar has one strong point to share. HTC's next VR unit will be wireless.
According to reports, this next big project is codenamed Oasis.
In September, it has been revealed that the Taiwan-based organization is collaborating with the Bulgarian group Quark VR about a cordless headset design. Another development has surfaced that HTC has been discussing with the startup company TPCast about wireless technology. It is perceived that in 2017, a cordless accessory will be added to the first Vive brand. TPCast has pointed out that this new hardware will have no noticeable performance trouble at all.
Currently, HTC is looking to improve the lighthouse mechanics of its headset considering that there is a degree of difficulty in setting it up. Resolving the procedure will most probably make the Vive 2 more convenient. Although 4K resolution is a potential feature that HTC wants to incorporate into the next Vive, the possibility of making it happen will lean heavily on an acceptable frame rate.