HTC Vive is at top in list of preferred virtual reality headset for video games

HTC Vive is at top in list of preferred virtual reality headset for video games

An industry report has unveiled that HTC Vive is the preferred virtual reality headset for video games. The news definitely is great news for HTC as well as for people who have been looking to get into virtual reality.

As per the report by UBM Network, 49% of developers have been working on the software for the HTC Vive, 43% have been working on the Oculus Rift, 34% on Samsung Gear VR, 29% have been into developing software for Google’s Cardboard and 15% were working on Daydream.

The report unveiled that around 35% have been creating a game for the HTC Vive and only a bit more than 23% are working on a title for the Oculus Rift. The report has not cleared as to how the HTC Vive has been resulting into a lot of support from developers.

There is a possibility that offerings with the VR headset might be the reason behind such support. In the case of the Oculus Rift, it is majorly focusing on sit-down VR experiences combined with conventional controls. However, HTC Vive is limiting itself at that point as it has the support for room-scale virtual reality and motion input.

These factors allow customers to do many more activities with the HTC Vive when compared with the Oculus Rift. In fact, HTC Vive'sSteamVR Tracking technology was open sourced by HTC and partner Valve.

It has also been found that most of the developers have been working on VR software are paying for costs with their personal funds.

Experts believe that the virtual reality and augmented reality are sustainable long-term markets. But there are issues that the customers have faced, including nausea, high price of the technology and most devices need to BE powered by a powerful and costly PC.


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