JB McRee Gives an Insider Look at the HTC Vive VR System

By: Katherine Pendrill - May 13, 2016
References: youtube & htcvive
The HTC Vive is a new virtual reality system that gives consumers an opportunity to visually, physically and emotionally immerse themselves in a virtual world.

The HTC Vive is comprised of five main components, including a headset, two wireless controllers designed specifically for VR interactions and two base stations that enable 360-degree motion-tracking. Unlike other systems, Vive allows users to be actively engaged with their surroundings, adding a physical component to the overall experience. Additionally, Vive is powered by SteamVR, which allows users to enjoy the newest releases, automatically install software updates and share content with other Steam users.

Trend Hunter recently had an opportunity to speak to J.B. McRee of HTC Vive and test out the new system. McRee emphasizes how Vive is well-positioned to connect with Steam's user base of 150 million people, many of which are playing games on a daily basis. As McRee points out, "Having endless amount of content coming into Steam is a really good connection point for the headset to get the content that it needs."