CES 2018: HTC Teases new VIVE device announcement
Subject: General Tech | January 5, 2018 - 03:53 PM | Ken Addison
Tagged: VR, vive focus, vive, valve, steam vr, Oculus, knuckles, htc, CES 2018
In the run-up to CES 2018, the HTC Vive account on twitter tweeted an image teasing their press conference on Monday, January 8.
— HTC VIVE (@htcvive) January 5, 2018
While we've already heard about the standalone Snapdragon 835-powered HTC VIVE Focus set to start shipping in China later this month, it seems unlikely for this teaser to be referring to that device which HTC has already shown off to the public and press.
Rather, it seems more likely that HTC is ready to start to talk about their next generation VIVE device for PC.
Both the graphic and tagline of "New Year's Resolution" obviously seem to be alluding to improved visual quality, and hopefully less of a screen door effect when wearing the headset. Whether or not this is achieved by a higher resolution display, or improved optics, or both has yet to be determined.
Another thing to look out for at this event will be the long-awaited "Knuckles" controllers showed off by Valve earlier this year. With a new generation of VR headset, I would expect the Knuckles controllers to be the bundled option going forward.
We'll be at HTC's VIVE press conference on the 8th, and have some time scheduled late in the week for demos of whatever they are showing off, so stay tuned for more details about their announcements as they happen!