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HTC announces virtual reality headset Vive at Mobile World Congress

HTC has reportedly announced a virtual reality headset as part of a tie-up with Valve, a leading PC video gamespublisher, at Mobile World Congress(MWC).

The HTC Vive will be clubbed with wireless controllers and tracking technology to allow wearers to explore computer-generated environments by walking around their rooms. It will give users a computer-generated 3D environment view to give them a sense of being there, reported the BBC.

A test version of the kit is expected to go on sale to developers shortly, while a public edition will be available later this year.

It will compete with Facebook’s Oculus Rift and Sony’s Morpheus VR headsets, the report said.

The announcement marks a change of strategy for HTC, which has been focusing onsmartphones so far.