VR revolution pushed back to 2016 as Vive's launch slips

VR revolution pushed back to 2016 as Vive's launch slips

The VR gaming revolution won't be happening in 2015.

Valve and HTC have announced the release date for their Vive headset, which in most people's view is the technical market leader - has effectively slipped to Q1 2016.

HTC says a limited quality of devices will be available to consumers at the end of 2015, but large quantities won't happen until early 2016.

This means Vive will be going head-to-head with Facebook's Oculus Rift and Sony's Morpheus.

It leaves the field in 2105 open to Samsung's Gear VR hardware, which is using Oculus' store for app distribution, and Google's hobbyist Cardboard mount. 

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A Pocket Gamer co-founder, Jon is Contributing Editor at which means he acts like a slightly confused uncle who's forgotten where he's left his glasses. As well as letters and cameras, he likes imaginary numbers and legumes.


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