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HTC VIVE Overview

HTC VIVE Overview


Enter the immersive virtual world of the market’s premium virtual reality headset, HTC VIVE. Ideal for PC or console gamers, tech enthusiasts, or anyone looking to take their virtual experiences to the next level.

Use the VR headset, wireless controls, and a VR ready PC with games and apps to immerse yourself in virtual worlds: from fun and engaging experiences, to indie and AAA games. HTC VIVE can be used in both small and large spaces, while sitting, standing, or even walking around.


With the precise, 360-degree controller and headset tracking, you’ll experience realistic movements and actions—as if you’re right there in a gorgeous wildlife scene, or speeding down the track in an action-packed car racing game.

SteamVR Tracking provides 360-degree coverage of your movements, right down to the millimetre, from floor to ceiling, using just two base stations. And don’t worry about bumping into things or people: the Chaperone System warns you when you reach the boundaries of a play area so you can turn around, move backwards or forwards, and continue on.

Realistic graphics, directional 3D audio, and HD haptic feedback add to the experience: not only are you immersed in a realistic visual experience, you’re also hearing and feeling things, too, making it all the more lifelike.


If you have an open space that measures at least 1.5 m x 2 m, there’s endless freedom to move around, and get that full, room-scale experience.

Don’t have that much room? No worries. The HTC VIVE is a versatile system that can work with the space you have at hand, as well as how you want to play.

If you simply prefer to stand in one spot, or sit down, you can do that, too. The HTC VIVE works within a flexible play area, accommodating your desires, the way you want to enjoy the experience, and your available space. There is no minimum space requirement for seated and standing gameplay.


What can you enjoy in VR on the HTC VIVE? There’s so much from which to choose. Select from over 2,000 games and apps from the vast VR library from SteamVR or Viveport, VIVE’s.  From AAA gaming to unforgettable experiences, VIVE is your destination for unrivaled gaming experiences.

Viveport, along with SteamVR, powers your VR the gaming experience. And with SteamVR, you can access new releases, get automatic game updates, and connect with your contacts from the service.

Get a free trial for Viveport, and explore an affordable way to experience VR content each month.


Recommended Minimum Computer Specs

  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 480, equivalent or better
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 or AMD FX 8350, equivalent or better
  • RAM: 4 GB or more
  • Output: HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2 or newer
  • USB: 1x USB 2.0 or better port
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 or later

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