PAX Aus 2016 – HTC Talks the Vive, VR and the Future


PAX is not only a place where we look at big games, but also at all the new tech surrounding gaming in general. As the biggest change in recent times has been around the virtual reality experience, we took the opportunity to speak to representatives from HTC about the past, present and future of the Vive.

First up, I talked to Jimmy Feng (Chief of Staff to the CEO & Manager of Business) about everything Vive, from what it is about, to what they are doing to support the industry across both Australia and the world:

After our talk with Jimmy, we were fortunate to be able to spend a few minutes talking to Raymond Pao (VP of VR New Technology). During our chat we were able to cover some quite interesting ground about what kinds of features we will not only be seeing in the near future, but what is being developed to support the Vive right now:

I must give a huge thanks to both out to Jimmy and Raymond for taking time out of their busy schedules to talk to us on Sunday. It was fantastic meeting them both and we are truly excited to see the Vive will go next.

In the meantime, within the next few weeks the Vive will become available in JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman stores across Australia, some of which will have demo units. If you have not tried it yet, you must try it. When you do, that is when get it.

Key links:

ViveX Accelerator Program

Australian HTC Vive Retail Release

Julian has been involved in the games industry for more than a couple of years now, from working in retail to developing board games to judging Magic: the Gathering tournaments Australia wide. Now as a writer for OK Games he likes to explore niche titles that try to approach gaming from a different perspective. Now all he needs to do is start finishing all those games in his Steam Library...