Valve’s first ‘Vive’ Developer Edition VR headsets and controllers are now shipping and some lucky devs already have them.
According to the aforementioned roadtovr.com article, the Valve ‘Vive’ is to be released this November or December, just in time for the Holidays. According to Oculus, the Rift isn’t going to hit the shelves until the first quarter of 2016. This could be a huge loss for Oculus as well as developers who have put all of their eggs in Oculus’ basket. I’m hoping they will at least offer pre-order specials for the holidays, so that us developers can get a share of that revenue being dumped into the gaming industry this holiday season. Otherwise, some of you indy devs who were hoping to see a paycheck this year, might just think about investing in the developer kit still being offered by HTC. I’m strongly considering it myself! Let’s compare the two: