In addition, it also uses a MEMS (Microelectromechanical systems) gyroscope and accelerometer. It is said to operate in a 15-by-15-foot (4.6 by 4.6 m) tracking space if used with both Lighthouse base stations that track the user's movement with sub-millimeter precision.
The front-facing camera allows the software to identify any moving or static objects in a room; this functionality can be used as part of a Chaperone safety system, which will automatically display a feed from the camera to the user to safely guide users from obstacles.
The HTC Vive is perfect for gaming, and there is a litany of amazing games ready for you to try, such as:
The Lab is a room scale VR video game developed by Valve Corporation that uses the HTC Vive device to showcase a series of play experiences accessed through a hub room.
The game is set in the Portal universe and offers eight different game types that involve short demo experiences that use different aspects of the VR capabilities such as Slingshot, Longbow, Xortex, Postcards, Human Medical Scan, Solar System, Robot Repair, and Secret Shop.
Explore the galaxy like the legendary Captain Kirk and Spock in the immersive Star Trek: Bridge Crew.
Star Trek: Bridge Crew takes place in the alternate reality established in the 2009 Star Trek film and sees the Starfleet ship USS Aegis searching for a new homeworld for the Vulcans after the destruction of their planet. The ship heads for a region of space called The Trench, which is being occupied by Klingons.
The game is played through four roles- captain, tactical officer, engineer and helm officer. The captain is the only role to which mission objectives are directly displayed, they are responsible for communicating these to the crew and issuing orders to accomplish them.
The helm officer controls the ship's course and travel between regions through impulse or warp drive. The tactical officer is in charge of sensors and weapons. The engineer manages the ship's power distribution and supervises repairs.
Each role except the captain may be occupied by a human player or by an NPC indirectly controlled by the captain.
Experience the hit US animated comedy show Rick and Morty like never before in this fun VR game.
Solve puzzles, step through portals into strange dimensions, get yelled at by Rick, fight aliens, drink detergent, press buttons, and interact with items and sets from the TV show with your own hands.
Episodic fantasy game The Gallery is set to make you feel like a hero.
Your missing sister, an ancient machine, and a sinister presence await within The Gallery; where you can reach out and touch a forgotten world filled with bizarre characters, curious interactions, and awe-inspiring adventure.
Experience a deeply immersive adventure game inspired by dark 80’s fantasy films, filled with detailed puzzles, characters and locations.
Built from the ground up for VR, Raw Data’s action gameplay, intuitive controls, challenging enemies, and sci-fi atmosphere will completely immerse you within the surreal world of Eden Corp.
The massive and seemingly benevolent Eden Corporation owns the world. The elite hacker resistance movement SyndiK8 has unearthed the sinister reality behind Eden Corp’s newest line of robotic products.
However, as the secrets behind Chairman Shiro’s new promotion program becomes clear, the reality gets much more complicated.
Does it really grant immortality? What is Eden truly collecting? It seems that Eden’s corporate veneer may be just a thin facade for something much, much worse.
Hit detective game LA Noire has been given a revamp for VR, and it has taken the gaming world by storm.
L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files places you directly in the shoes of Detective Cole Phelps as you solve brutal crimes, plots and conspiracies inspired by real cases from 1947 Los Angeles, one of the most corrupt and violent times in L.A. history.
Featuring seven cases rebuilt specifically for virtual reality, the game adds new layers of immersion and realism to Rockstar Games’ atmospheric crime thriller as you solve select cases from the blockbuster original game, spanning mysteries from the Detective desks of Traffic, Arson, Homicide, and more.
Fallout 4 wowed the gaming world with a brand new set of characters in the post-apocalyptic setting of Boston - and the new VR edition of the game places you right in the centre of the action.
As the sole survivor of Vault 111, you enter a world destroyed by nuclear war in search of your beloved son. Every second is a fight for survival, and every choice is yours. Only you can rebuild and determine the fate of the Wasteland.
Fallout 4 VR includes the complete core game with all-new combat, crafting, and building systems fully reimagined for virtual reality. The freedom of exploring the wasteland comes alive like never before.
A first-person interactive story for mature audiences, The Assembly is a long-form game designed from the ground up for VR.
Play as two individuals and discover a morally challenging organization from contrasting perspectives.
Turn your entire world into a canvas with the innovative Tilt Brush.
You can walk around your art and change what you don't like at a moment's notice, before sharing your masterpiece with friends as a static piece or as a moving GIF.
Experience new horrors of the Paranormal Activity world in VR adventure The Lost Soul.
Armed with a flashlight, you find yourself exploring what appears to be a quiet average looking home in a woodsy neighborhood. Before long, you discover you’re not alone as you unravel the mystery of what’s gone on in this house and struggle to survive the terror that begins to hunt you.
Based on the popular horror franchise, you freely walk through the environment using Room Scale combined with several controller based movement options.
After the tutorial, you're on your own. Zero onscreen directions or HUD in your face, you’re never taken out of the immersion all the while exploring the multiple floors of this massive nightmarish house.