Connect with top gaming leaders in Los Angeles at GamesBeat Summit 2023 this May 22-23. Register here.

BARCELONA, Spain — HTC has partnered with the giant gaming company Valve to bring the world a new virtual reality headset called the “Vive.”

HTC claims the new headset, which has more than 70 sensors, will redefine the gaming experience. The company says the sensors are designed to also reduce the sick feeling some people get by using the devices.


Valve will create and distribute games for the Vive through Valve’s Steam VR digital distribution network and community, the largest PC gaming storefront in the world.


GamesBeat Summit 2023

Join the GamesBeat community in Los Angeles this May 22-23. You’ll hear from the brightest minds within the gaming industry to share their updates on the latest developments.

Register Here

HTC also has partnerships in place with other companies, like Alchemy Labs, to create more games.


On the entertainment side, HTC says it has formed partnerships with Google, HBO, and Lionsgate to create video content.

The Vive will become available for purchase before the end of 2015, HTC says.


GamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. Discover our Briefings.