A statement from HTC said of the Vive Pre: “Each and every component has been redesigned from the ground up to provide better comfort, ergonomics, and performance. With milestone improvements in both visuals and versatility, Vive Pre creates a world without limits.”
The Vive Pre includes various improvements from HTC’s original Vive: a front facing camera for room tracking, integrated batteries in the controllers, improved visuals, redesigned base stations and a lighter, more ergonomic headset and controller design.
“When we first announced Vive ten months ago we had an ambitious goal of fundamentally changing the way people communicate and interact with the world – forever” comments Cher Wang, chairwoman and CEO, HTC. “Since then Vive has received a phenomenally positive reception from media, industry commentators, consumers, and the hundreds of partners and brands we’ve been working with to deliver inspiring and dynamic VR content. For too long, the promise of virtual reality has been little more than a promise. Today we stand on the precipice of a new era. Vive is creating a world where the only limit is human imagination.”
HTC Vive is set for commercial launch in April. See some images of the redesigned headset and controllers below.