Virtual reality: many now know what it is, few have tried it for now, but 2016 could be a good year to spread this experience, on the one hand thanks to devices such as Google Cardboard or Samsung Gear VR, on the other hands thanks to 3D viewers like those of Oculus VR and Valve, which a few days after the launch of pre-orders for the consumer version of Oculus Rift in turn it has announced that it will open pre-orders for HTC Vive from February 29.
What is still missing in the case of HTC Vive is the price and is a not insignificant detail: if with 599 dollars /699 euros surprised many who were expecting a lower price, HTC Vive probably will cost even more because while Oculus Rift (but even Sony‘s Playstation VR) are designed for content to be enjoyed sitting, Valve with HTC Vive wants to encourage people to move, being able to create an entire virtual room around them.
Yet to reveal even the content that will be made available to launch, but they should be announced later this month. It is now increasingly clear that virtual reality is about to become a “mainstream” theme in every respect, although it remains a big question mark: will be offered such contents that users actually buy virtual reality devices?
The memory of the flop of 3D televisions, strongly pushed by manufacturers of consumer electronics, but that in fact haven’t aroused interest in the users, due to contents not enough up to, shows that you can never take anything for granted and even Valve for HTC Vive should take this into account. If you want to know how it will end keep following Mondivirtuali.it even through our account on Twitter and our fanpage on Facebook (but remember: Mondivirtuali is also on Flickr, on Pinterest, on Scoop.it, on Paper.li and also on Youtube).