Thus far, the HTC and Valve joint VR headset, the Vive, has remained somewhat of a mystery. Only a handful of industry folk have tried it out behind closed doors, but word is very exciting. From what my birds have told me, this might be the very best VR device set to release.
If you want to have your own go at the headset, you're in luck. HTC have announced that it is going on world tour. The dates and locations are listed below:
July 17-19, Forecastle Festival [Invite Only], Louisville, KY, USA
July 21-23, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL, USA
July 25-28, specific location TBD, Kansas City, KS, USA
August 2-8, The International, Seattle, WA, USA
August 5-9, gamescom, Cologne, Germany
August 13-16, specific location TBD, San Francisco, CA, USA
August 20-23, specific location TBD, Portland, OR, USA
August 28-31, PAX Prime, Seattle, WA, USA
September 4-9, IFA, Berlin, Germany
October 28-November 1, Paris Games Week, Paris, France
Keep an eye on the HTC post to see the TBD locations later.
I will be at GamesCom at the start of August so I will most certainly be trying to get hands on with the device. If not then, than Paris Games Week will undoubtedly fit the bill. Soon, I will hopefully be able to tell you about which is best, be it the Vive, Oculus or Morpheus. The VR market is certainly getting very interesting.