HTC is preparing to release a game for the Vive called Front Defense and the company is throwing a lot if not all its chips on the table to grow the VR ecosystem broadening its name as a major player. So far HTC has offered over 6,000 developer kits to the dev community, partnered with Dassault Systemes to offer a business solution, and started the Vive X Accelerator VR fund to kickstart new VR studios/companies.
HTC joins several other virtual tech partners in displaying VR innovations at the 2016 COMPUTEX Taipei International Computer Show. The VR headset maker is taking the opportunity to show off Front Defense; a game that uses traditional firearms to combat against soldiers on a war-like battlefield. The game is supposed to include weapons like pistols, rifles, machine guns, grenades, and rocket propelled launchers.
HTC will also showcase a few other virtual experiences at the CTIC event happening now through June 2nd. Demos will vary between other shooter type games to Holodia’s Holofit virtual fitness experience which incorporates exercise equipment with the virtual space. Below is a list of demos available at the HTC booth:
- Front Defense
- Ruckus Ridge
- Space Pirate Trainer
Although there’s no mention of when this virtual experience will come to the market it’s exciting to learn that HTC is building up an impressive and wide ranged portfolio as it sits at the poker table with various competitors in the VR industry.
We wonder how many additional titles HTC is working on and we’re also anxious to know if Front Defense will be an online multiplayer similar to some of the 2D games like Counter-Strike or Call of Duty. If HTC offers Front Defense for a price to play how much would you be willing to pay? Given the popularity of Hover Junkers and the anticipation of Raw Data it seems like an online multiplayer would be a big hit for HTC.
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