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HTC Vive Encourages Devs To Port To Vive Wave Platform

October 30, 2018 / Peter Graham

The virtual reality (VR) market looks set to fundamentally change over the next year with the introduction of standalone headsets. Devices like Oculus Go and Pico Goblin have got the ball rolling but its the introduction of Oculus Quest and its rival Vive Focus that are likely to make a bigger impression. While the former isn’t out until Spring 2019, the latter is currently available in China with a 2018 launch long rumoured for Western territories. That process looks to have taken another step closer to reality today with HTC Vive publishing a blog for developers on the benefits of Vive Wave and how to port to the platform.Vive Wave has been designed to purely serve mobile and standalone VR headsets, whether that’s the Vive Focus or the new Pico headsets. Developers don’t need to have worked on a HTC Vive project previously, they can leverage their existing development tools using the Wave software development kits (SDKs) which include support for third-party engines...