HTC and more than a dozen of its Vive partners are getting ready to show off their VR experiences at CES. While VR demos at the show have traditionally been powered by Oculus Rift, the HTC Vive will be making a name for itself this year. The HTC Vive truck tour will be open to the public with 8 demo bays in the parking lot in front of the Las Vegas Convention Center and those attending the show will be given nearly two dozen different opportunities to test out the HTC Vive.
While the HTC Vive can track users while they move around freely, Virtuix Omni (the omni-directional motion platform) and VirZOOM (a pedal-powered VR controller) will be showing off their integration with HTC Vive. Other show floor demos using the HTC Vive include the Dell-funded “The Lonely Whale“, Dassault Systemes 3D Dream Sketcher virtual CAD program, Audi’s virtual show room and Fox’s VR experience of the “The Martian.” But that’s just the beginning. Intel, AMD, CyberPowerPC, Envelop VR, EVGA, HP, HyperX, iBuyPowerPC, MSI, Nidec, Nvidia, and Zotac are also planning HTC Vive demos of their own.
If the next generation of the HTC Vive developer unit is a groundbreaking at HTC claims it will be, we wouldn’t be surprised if HTC walks away with a half dozen “Best of CES” awards by the end of the week.