Few weeks ago, HTC has confirmed that consumers will not able to get their hands on its Vive virtual reality headset this month. Instead, the headset which was developed with the help of Valve will be released in April 2016. In addition to that, the company is also planning to release a new Vive prototype for developers very soon which might look like the image above.
This particular image apparently appeared on Vive’s developer’s website last week before it was pulled out after the image started to make its journey around the web. Based on the image, HTC clearly has done some changes to headset since it looked much cleaner than the original version which was launched back in March.
Furthermore, the location of the camera for the new headset is different from the original Vive. However, it is hard to tell from the head-on angle if HTC has included integrated an audio headphone into the new headset which was absent from the original headset.
Meanwhile, an image that depicts new controller for Vive has also appeared on the website before it was subsequently removed as well:
The changes of the new controller are much more significant as it looked sleeker and polished as compared to the original controller. While the circular touch pads and trigger buttons from the original controller still appear on the new controller, the hexagon-shaped tracker on the top of the controller has been replaced with circular design.
At the moment, HTC has yet to confirm the authenticity of these images. Hence, it is hard to say if these are the finalized design for HTC Vive or else but nevertheless, we do believe that more news regarding them will be revealed next month as the company will officially launched the second generation Vive Developer Kit at CES 2016.