Latest HTC AR & VR news

HTC Vive wireless: How to upgrade your VR headset and ditch those cables
HTC Vive wireless: How to upgrade your VR headset and ditch those cables By Adrian Willings

There are now two different wireless adapters to help you experience wire-free VR gaming with ease. Find out how to set them up here.... Read more

New software turns your HTC Vive Pro into an AR headset
New software turns your HTC Vive Pro into an AR headset By Rik Henderson

HTC has released an early access build of a new SDK that enables developers to unlock and utilise the HTC Vive Pro's front cameras. That means they can... Read more

HTC's full Vive Pro Starter Kit launches for £1,048
HTC's full Vive Pro Starter Kit launches for £1,048 By Elyse Betters

Attention VR gamers: Now's the time to buy an HTC Vive Pro, because you can get it in a bundle that includes everything but the PC needed.HTC has announced... Read more

HTC Vive Pro tips: How to set up the Vive Pro and tackle issues
HTC Vive Pro tips: How to set up the Vive Pro and tackle issues By Adrian Willings

The pinnacle of virtual reality gaming now comes in the form of the HTC Vive Pro. This is an incredibly powerful VR headset and a step up from the original... Read more

How to upgrade your HTC Vive, HTC Vive Pro or Oculus Rift with prescription lenses
How to upgrade your HTC Vive, HTC Vive Pro or Oculus Rift with prescription lenses By Adrian Willings

If you're a spectacles wearer then you know the frustrations that come with trying to wear 3D glasses over your prescription pair. The same issue exists... Read more

HTC Vive Focus: Release date, specs, and everything you need to know
HTC Vive Focus: Release date, specs, and everything you need to know By Elyse Betters

HTC has officially unveiled a brand new VR headset called the HTC Vive Focus. It's a standalone headset that runs on HTC's own VR platform, the also brand... Read more

HTC's standalone Vive Focus VR headset will launch worldwide in 2018
HTC's standalone Vive Focus VR headset will launch worldwide in 2018 By Elyse Betters

HTC's standalone virtual reality headset will arrive by the end of the year, the company has announced.The HTC Vive Focus technically had a limited launch... Read more

HTC Vive Pro revealed at CES 2018, higher resolution and integrated headphones
HTC Vive Pro revealed at CES 2018, higher resolution and integrated headphones By Stuart Miles

HTC has announced a new version of the HTC Vive, dubbed the HTC Vive Pro, during CES 2018 in Las Vegas.The new model, which sits above the current Vive... Read more

HTC Vive wireless adapter by TPCast now available to buy, ditch those cables
HTC Vive wireless adapter by TPCast now available to buy, ditch those cables By Rik Henderson

Of all the virtual reality headsets the HTC Vive (reviewed here) is the most technically impressive. The others are catching up, with Oculus adding its... Read more

HTC Vive tips & tricks: How to set up your new VR headset and solve any issues
HTC Vive tips & tricks: How to set up your new VR headset and solve any issues By Rik Henderson

Of all the virtual reality headsets to come out in the last two years, the HTC Vive has been the one talked about most fondly. It is still the most costly... Read more

You can play SteamVR games at a fraction of the cost of a HTC Vive with Zeiss VR One Connect
You can play SteamVR games at a fraction of the cost of a HTC Vive with Zeiss VR One Connect By Rik Henderson

Zeiss has announced a mobile headset and VR system that works with PC-based SteamVR games, yet costs much less than a HTC Vive or Oculus Rift.The Zeiss... Read more

HTC wants to sell its Vive VR division or maybe even itself entirely
HTC wants to sell its Vive VR division or maybe even itself entirely By Elyse Betters

When you hear the name HTC, do you think about phones or VR?A couple years ago, you might've said phones, but now, you're probably thinking about the company's... Read more

You can now buy the HTC Vive VR headset at a huge £200 discount
You can now buy the HTC Vive VR headset at a huge £200 discount By Elyse Betters

The HTC Vive virtual reality headset is now $200 cheaper.That means the system’s cost has been brought down to $599 in the US (or £599 in the UK).... Read more

HTC working with Qualcomm to make second standalone Vive VR headset
HTC working with Qualcomm to make second standalone Vive VR headset By Rik Henderson

HTC is continuing in its quest to make virtual reality more accessible with the announcement of a second standalone VR headset.Like the model it is currently... Read more

HTC Vive coming to Apple Mac, VR-friendly at last
HTC Vive coming to Apple Mac, VR-friendly at last By Rik Henderson

HTC has confirmed that its virtual reality headset, the HTC Vive, will soon be compatible with Mac.Apple revealed that it is adding Steam VR support to... Read more

HTC made a new VR headset that pairs with its U11 smartphone
HTC made a new VR headset that pairs with its U11 smartphone By Elyse Betters

HTC has unveiled a new VR headset.Called the HTC Link, it is made to work specifically with the company’s latest U11 smartphone. It offers six degrees-of-freedom... Read more

HTC Vive's new ergonomic headstrap is now out, offers audio integration
HTC Vive's new ergonomic headstrap is now out, offers audio integration By Elyse Betters

The HTC Vive headset is about to get a lot more comfortable.The HTC Vive's original, basic headstrap does what it's supposed to do, but it's not exactly... Read more

HTC Viveport Subscription: How does it work and how much is it?
HTC Viveport Subscription: How does it work and how much is it? By Elyse Betters

HTC has made it a lot easier on the wallet to try new VR apps.HTC currently offers the Vive headset and Viveport marketplace but from 5 April will add... Read more

HTC Vive Tracker and Deluxe Audio Strap will soon be available for £100 a piece
HTC Vive Tracker and Deluxe Audio Strap will soon be available for £100 a piece By Max Langridge

HTC announced a couple of new peripherals for its Vive virtual reality headset at the beginning of the year: the Tracker and Deluxe Audio Strap. Both were... Read more

HTC is making a mobile VR headset unlike anything we've seen so far
HTC is making a mobile VR headset unlike anything we've seen so far By Elyse Betters

HTC is making a mobile VR headset that's being described as something different than Google Daydream View and similar headsets.According to CNET, which... Read more

HTC's new Vive hardware will make any object a VR controller, offer Deluxe Audio integration
HTC's new Vive hardware will make any object a VR controller, offer Deluxe Audio integration By Adrian Willings

HTC has unveiled a couple of additions to its Vive hardware line-up, designed to enhance your VR experience.The first of these is the Vive Tracker a small... Read more

Leaked new HTC Vive controllers take design cues from Oculus Touch
Leaked new HTC Vive controllers take design cues from Oculus Touch By Rik Henderson

Although the HTC Vive motion controllers are decent enough already, it seems that replacements are in the pipeline.A Valve development slide and hands-on... Read more

HTC launches Viveport for virtual reality “experiences”
HTC launches Viveport for virtual reality “experiences” By Max Langridge

HTC’s Vive virtual reality headset offers one of the best VR experiences currently available. It may be a bit tricky to set up and you’ll need plenty... Read more

Wire-free HTC Vive in the works
Wire-free HTC Vive in the works By Stuart Miles

Future versions of the HTC Vive could be completely wireless following moves by HTC, Valve and little known VR development tool Quark VR.According to Quark... Read more

HTC Vive price soars thanks to Brexit, Oculus Rift to follow?
HTC Vive price soars thanks to Brexit, Oculus Rift to follow? By Rik Henderson

The fallout of the EU Referendum vote continues as HTC has dramatically raised the price of its virtual reality headset, citing Brexit as the cause.The... Read more

HTC Vive will be available to pre-order and try out from these high street retailers
HTC Vive will be available to pre-order and try out from these high street retailers By Rik Henderson

We've quite rightly raved about our adventures with the HTC Vive virtual reality headset in the last year or so, but the only way you can discover what... Read more

Forget Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, wire-free Sulon Q VR doesn’t need a high-end PC
Forget Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, wire-free Sulon Q VR doesn’t need a high-end PC By Rik Henderson

When we met Oculus' vice president of mobile Max Cohen in January, he explained that wireless virtual reality headsets of the calibre of the Oculus Rift... Read more

HTC Vive owners will be able to play any Steam game inside a VR living room
HTC Vive owners will be able to play any Steam game inside a VR living room By Rik Henderson

Valve has announced a way for PC gamers to play any game from inside the HTC Vive virtual reality headset. Any title you have in your Steam library can... Read more

HTC Vive UK pricing revealed and you're not going to like it
HTC Vive UK pricing revealed and you're not going to like it By Rik Henderson

HTC has revealed the official UK release date and pricing for its HTC Vive virtual reality system and we have to admit that it provoked a sharp intake... Read more

HTC Vive Consumer Edition: Eyes-on the final hardware
HTC Vive Consumer Edition: Eyes-on the final hardware By Chris Hall

HTC Vive was first revealed at MWC 2015 and has spent the last year touring the world, developing, refining and showing its skills, until it arrived at... Read more

HTC Vive recommended PC specs are slightly more forgiving than Oculus Rift's
HTC Vive recommended PC specs are slightly more forgiving than Oculus Rift's By Rik Henderson

HTC has revealed the recommended PC specifications for its virtual reality headset, and while it requires a fairly beefy computer - much like Oculus' rival... Read more

HTC Vive will cost $799, pre-orders open on 29 February
HTC Vive will cost $799, pre-orders open on 29 February By Chris Hall

HTC has announced that its VR headset, built in partnership with Steam, will be priced at $799 when it goes on pre-order on 29 February.The announcement... Read more

Here’s the entire HTC Vive Pre manual: Needs a 5 by 6.5ft room
Here’s the entire HTC Vive Pre manual: Needs a 5 by 6.5ft room By Rik Henderson

Whether it has been posted intentionally or not, HTC has made its HTC Vive Pre manual available for download. And it reveals some interesting facts about... Read more

HTC Vive: Virtually Dead will be the most terrifying VR experience yet, and you can get tickets
HTC Vive: Virtually Dead will be the most terrifying VR experience yet, and you can get tickets By Rik Henderson

As part of the launch of HTC Vive in the UK, HTC has announced a terrifying immersive theatre experience that you can buy tickets for.Running from 19 March... Read more

HTC Vive pre-orders open 29 February, will it beat the Rift for price?
HTC Vive pre-orders open 29 February, will it beat the Rift for price? By Rik Henderson

HTC will open pre-orders for its Vive virtual reality headset on 29 February.Cher Wang, chief executive of HTC, told the Telegraph during an interview... Read more

HTC will start selling the Vive VR headset to consumers in April
HTC will start selling the Vive VR headset to consumers in April By Elyse Betters

In about four months you'll be able to experience high-end VR from the comfort of your own living room. And not just thanks to Oculus.The HTC Vive is an... Read more

You might be able to get a HTC Vive VR headset before Christmas
You might be able to get a HTC Vive VR headset before Christmas By Rik Henderson

With the consumer model of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset not coming until early next year, perhaps in the spring, there's an ideal opportunity... Read more

HTC Vive has a VR zombie shooter, and it's called Arizona Sunshine
HTC Vive has a VR zombie shooter, and it's called Arizona Sunshine By Chris Hall

The zombie apocalypse is on us, and this time it's in room-scale virtual reality.Vertigo Games and Jaywalkers Interactive have announced Arizona Sunshine,... Read more

What is HTC’s ‘secret weapon’?
What is HTC’s ‘secret weapon’? By Rik Henderson

As well as officially announced a new version of the HTC One M8, HTC has teased another product which is causing a lot of chin stroking as to what it might... Read more

Forget lusting after a cinema room at home, in the future you'll need a virtual reality room
Forget lusting after a cinema room at home, in the future you'll need a virtual reality room By Stuart Miles

For the last 20 years we've been lusting after one thing, one thing that eludes us to this day.You see, since the mid-nineties and the introduction of... Read more

This is HTC Vive, the Steam VR headset built by HTC and Valve
This is HTC Vive, the Steam VR headset built by HTC and Valve By Chris Hall

HTC used its Mobile World Congress keynote to announce a partnership with Valve, and launch a VR headset called HTC Vive.Before we talk about Vive, let's... Read more

Struggling OnLive restructures, HTC loses $40m investment
Struggling OnLive restructures, HTC loses $40m investment By Danny Brogan

HTC is licking its wounds after admitting that cloud gaming platform OnLive’s near bankruptcy and subsequent restructuring has hit the Taiwanese manufacturer... Read more