Valve’s HTC Vive is one of the main contenders for the Virtual Reality throne in the PC gaming space.
Now, HTC have revealed an update to the VR headset that features a front-facing camera.
Apparently, the Vive will use this camera to help users see the real world while still playing a game via the device.
This new development goes by the name Vive Pre, and has also apparently been made more compact and comfortable.
HTC has said that the camera brings “elements of the real world into the VR realm.” It will apparently bring real world elements into the virtual one you are experiencing with the device.
“Being able to take a seat, find your drink, and carry on conversations without removing your headset is only the beginning of what’s possible.”
The first thing that comes to my mind is that the Vive’s front-facing camera could be used to address concerns surrounding finger placement on your keyboard.
This has been raised a few times, that if your fingers get out of position on your keyboard, you would have to take off the VR headset in question to realign them. From the sounds of things, this latest addition would address that.
The Vive’s controller also saw improvements, as well as the base station, which has been made quieter.