Since earlier this month, VR builders have began receiving HTC Vive Pros to allow them to begin optimizing across the new headset. After the HTC Vive Pro’s announcement at CES, information on the headset has been trickling out steadily. Most of this information is developer-centric: previous to this story, we discovered that some builders are utilizing the brand new Vive Pro hardware to allow hand-tracking applications.
We’ve been eagerly awaiting this second to share with you all. Announcing the arrival of the most recent member of our VR HMD household… It’s a Vive Pro! ? pic.twitter.com/5lkK5sqh0G
— Owlchemy Labs (@OwlchemyLabs) February 16, 2018
Owlchemy Labs, builders of Job Simulator and Rick and Morty VR, have been the primary to report this on Twitter. In the following chain, a couple of different VR builders reported buying the headset, together with Archiact VR Games via their EvasionVR account. Seeing as this information initially broke late-February 2018, we will anticipate many pre-existing VR games and purposes to start out including Vive Pro optimizations within the coming months.
While not each developer will go all-out with additional Vive Pro-centric options, it’s in all probability truthful to imagine they’ll discover methods to make the most of the brand new twin cameras to allow higher experiences. If nothing else, they’ll at least optimize for the Vive Pro’s considerably larger decision panels.
If VR is a distinct segment market, the Vive Pro goes to serve a distinct segment inside the area of interest as a higher-priced Vive various aimed toward professionals and builders. Unfortunately, because of this VR purposes made to take full benefit of the Vive Pro’s hardware could also be farther off than we expect.