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[WATCH] HTC Vive PC Specs To Bring 'Very Premium Experience;' Improvements 'Only Natural'

Nov 11, 2015 10:59 AM EST | By Jason Fonbuena
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What kind of hardware should your rig be packing to power the HTC Vive VR headset? HTC hasn't spilled the beans but said PC specs are meant to bring a "very premium experience."

HTC's senior manager of product marketing J.B. McRee said as much in an interview with VR Focus. Asked if they'll reveal the PC specs, he said, "Yeah, we definitely will."

McRee went on to say that they're "very excited" to reveal the PC specs when the time comes.

"One thing that I can say is we're very focused on a high-quality experience, you know," he said.

As McRee noted, the consumer version of the HTC Vive will be among the first to hit the market with a limited release later this year followed by a wider release in early 2016. Rumors suggested the Taiwanese smartphone maker could launch its VR headset on Dec. 8.

"And so we're focused on a very premium experience and when that time comes we'll let you know," he added.

Just like other hardware, the Vive version launching soon won't be the VR headset's last. McRee assured that it's "only natural" for an updated version to come out eventually. As of now though, HTC is focused on the current version.

"Right now we're kind of laser-focused on what we believe is the first and most compelling end-to-end VR experience and that's HTC Vive and so that's what we're looking at right now," he told VR Focus.

In the same interview, McRee also talked about how HTC is preparing for the Vive's launch, the VR headset's software line-up and what fans can expect for the consumer version.

Check out the full interview in the video below:

Specific details such as pricing, PC specs and an exact release date for the HTC Vive have yet to be revealed.

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