News broke yesterday that HTC would be opening up pre-orders on February 29 for its anticipated Vive VR HMD. Tom’s Hardware had been told HTC wasn’t talking about the retail kit during our briefing at CES, so this news contrasted with what we knew. Rather than repeat what The Telegraph was saying, we went right to the source for confirmation.
JB McRee, Sr. Manager of Product Marketing of Virtual Reality at HTC confirmed to us that the Vive headset will in fact be available for pre-order on February 29, 2016. HTC doesn’t have any other details to share about the retail release, but McRee told said the details will be announced prior to the pre-order date.