HTC Vive VR gets public debut at EGX 2015

HTC ViveHTC’s Vive Virtual Reality (VR) headset is all ready to make its public debut at the UK’s biggest gaming event, EGX 2015, in Birmingham next month.

Valve And HTC have decided that their new Vive VR headset will be available for a public hands-on at the NEC between September 24th and 27th for EGX 2015.

The UK public debut of the new HTC Vive VR headset will allow those UK gamers and others that have not been able to make it to other gaming events such as the recent Gamescon 2015 event, to be able to have a first-hand look at the new virtual reality hardware, including those natty controllers.

This year’s EGX games event is expected to see over 75,000 visitors during the four-day term so the HTC Vive should enjoy plenty of testers.

htc vive vrVive promises a full-featured, 360° room-scale VR experience and has received numerous glowing write-ups from those who have tried it, including Eurogamer’s Oli Welsh. EGX attendees will be among the first in the UK to share this experience, with Vive set to be playable on all four days of the event.

Those attending on Thursday 24th September will be able to see Valve Developer Chet Faliszek in person as he takes to the stage to present a developer session titled The Year Ahead in VR. The session is scheduled to take place at 3pm and those unable to attend will be able watch live via the EGX YouTube channel.

Check out the EGX 2015 teaser trailer below:
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