HTC Vive VR headset was announced sometimes earlier this year but it has yet to go on official sale. Another player that is also part of the VR world is the Oculus Rift VR, a headset made by Facebook-owned Oculus.
While the recent past has been dominated by news of Facebook working on games that will work with the Oculus Rift, nothing has been coming from the side of its premium counterpart – HTC Vive VR. However, this long wait seems to be finally over as the Taiwanese company prepares for an event this coming June – an event that will be used to showcase the company’s first game for the Vive VR headset.
HTC partnered with Valve in the development of the new HTC Vive VR headset. As a result, many expected that the tech giant will leave all first-party game development to Valve, but as it seems, this is not going to be the case.
The Computex Trade Show will kick off this coming week in Taiwan. During this event, many hardware OEMs will be gathering to showcase their latest products and HTC will apparently not be left behind. During the show, it is believed that the HTC Vive VR headset will be used to show off the company’s first VR game. However, we don’t have finer details about this matter just yet.
Apparently, the new HTC VR game will be known as Front Defense. The game will require the player to go against a bunch of enemies with the help of a different set of weapons. This will not be the first VR game with a similar theme, however, it will be HTC’s first and as such, it will be interesting to see how the company approaches this scenario.
Just so as you know, Front Defense is not 100% HTC-made. According to the company, it has a number of its employees working together with an independent startup known as FANTAHORN studio. The Taiwanese company is said to be sponsoring the team that is dedicated to developing content meant for its HTC Vive VR headset.
Unlike Oculus Rift VR games that are available via a special store, the new HTC Vive VR game and any other games meant for this device will be availed via Steam later this year.