At gamescom 2015 this week HTC is showcasing their Vive VR platform with Valve. The “Secret Shop” is a Dota 2 experience, the massive eSports title which has over 20 million players will show gamers what it is like in virtual reality. The International is also happening this week for Dota 2 in Key Arena in Seattle which pits 16 of the world’s top teams against each other for the $18 million prize pot.
In addition to the Dota 2 demo, HTC are also featuring the following Vive VR experiences at the Secret Shop:
- theBlu – by WEVR Labs
- An undersea adventure based on a shipwreck. In this demo you can almost touch the marine life as you explore the beautiful blue world under the sea
- Job Simulator – byOwlchemy Labs
- Play chef by picking up ingredients to make various recipes in this cooking simulator
- Quar VR – by Steel Wool Games
- See the potential for RTS games on the HTC Vive with this tabletop view of a battlefield
- Tilt Brush – bySkillman & Hackett
- A virtual reality art tool that lets you paint the space all around you, and view it from every angle
Vive combines Valve’s Steam VR tracking and input tech with HTC’s design and engineering which is planning on a consumer version for sometime in 2015. The exact date is TBC.
Vive is said to offer the “most immersive experience of any VR package” with the Full Room Scale 360 Degree solution, players will be able to get up and walk around the virtual space allowing you to explore unlike any other VR system. being controlled by two wireless controllers running at 90 frames a section and high quality graphics and audio HTC hope to bring immersion to the next level.
The Beta version of the kit is already available and has been in the hands of top designers including Vertigo Games, Bossa, Barry –Fireproof, Dovetail Games, WEVR Labs, Google, Steel Wool Games and Owlchemy.
If you are at gamescom 2015 this week head over to HTC’s booth to see Vive VR in action or head over to the HTC Vive website.
HTC will be showcasing HTC Vive all this week at Gamescom in Cologne, Europe’s largest trade show for games.