The HTC Vive Pre was received by many with arms wide open at CES 2016 and it even managed to bring home a bunch of awards for it’s amazing virtual reality experience. There’s no doubt, the Vive is turning heads and is going to be well worth the wait.
For those of us unable to attend the biggest electronics show in the world, Joshua Parker from the HTC Vive team did an excellent job recapping each day and covering all the exposure the Vive had on the show floor at CES 2016.
During day one, Joshua took us to the HTC Vive Truck which was outside of the venue in it’s largest set up to date. The demo area offered 3 enclosed rooms and 5 tent-like coverings where participants could experience VR while standing or sitting. Seated experiences included Elite Dangerous; a game where you are the pilot of a spacecraft and VirZOOM showed off their bike controller that integrates with Vive.
VirZOOM’s xbike controller is available for pre-order at $199 and offers several mini-games where the faster you peddle the faster you explore the virtual space. Purchase of the bike controller includes full access to all VirZOOM games and a lifetime VirZOOM plus membership.
After the truck stop, we were led to the Intel demo area which was in the convention center lobby and allowed users to get creative with TitlBrush. This app turns the boundaries within the lighthouses into a 3D art palette with your imagination being the only limit.
To finish the day, Parker visited the Omni Motion Platform demo by Virtuix. The platform, shoes, and harness allow a player to travel around the virtual world without running around in your physical boundaries. The entire Omni package can be pre-ordered for $699.
What was your favorite experience from the day one recap? I’m very interested to see the Omni Motion Platform in action with Vive.
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