There have been rumours kicking around that the HTC Vive VR headset would be delayed until 2016, most likely due to manufacturing issues. Now it seems early reports were only half right, as HTC have issued a statement in regards to the headsets availability.
“We’ll have a limited number of units by the end of the year, with more to come in Q1 2016.” said HTC when speaking with Engadget.
It does seem to be a trend with a lot of new tech these days, that we see a limited launch, with everyone fighting to find availability and more often than not, people paying over the odds for one on resale websites such as eBay.
If you have a pre-order, it’s sounding like you’ll likely not see one until next year and that’s a sad thing, as it seems much of the upcoming VR hardware is taking forever and a day to actually get to retail. Of course, I’d rather it launch in working condition with content and stock availability, so let’s hope the extra wait will be worth it.
Out of all the VR headsets coming this year and next, which one are you looking forward to the most? Oculus, Vive, or perhaps something else?