HTC puts virtual reality fund of 89 million euros for developers

Apr

28

2016

HTC puts a fund converted 89 million euros to encourage developers with virtual reality to get started. The company will support them with things like investments, training, advice and technical support in exchange for a share of the participating companies.

Cher Wang, HTC CEO with Vive The pilot program, called Vive X , begins in May in Beijing, where Asian developers will be able to log. In the future, the program is expanding to the Taiwanese city of Taipei and San Francisco. In addition, says HTC which follow more locations in the future, but what they are and whether Europe is part of it, is not known at this time.

The company is committed to the fund on the expected future popularity of virtual reality. This is in addition to the known applications in the field of games also used by businesses. Recently, for example, found that Ikea applications looks for virtual reality. HTC itself has also recently entered into a partnership with the French company Dassault Systemes to develop enterprise applications for VR. Vive X is also open to virtual reality developers, or who want to invest now in games or just to other uses for the new technology. The virtual reality headset from the company, the HTC Vive, was released this month and will cost 899 euros.

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