HTC VIVE unveils its ‘Viverse’ metaverse offering at MWC 2022, along with holoride in-car VR and advancements in 5G and Location Based Entertainment

In Virtual Reality News

March 3, 2022 – HTC VIVE, a leading provider of virtual reality (VR) products and platforms, has unveiled a number of innovations at Mobile World Congress 2022 (MWC), including advancements in 5G technology, in-car VR experiences, Location Based Entertainment (LBE), and the latest updates to what it is calling the “Viverse.”

The Metaverse with Viverse

Viverse is HTC VIVE’s own world within the metaverse that will provide users with access to new experiences, as well as a seamless gateway to other VR universes in collaboration with partners worldwide.

HTC VIVE showcased its new innovations designed to provide people with the best possible experience as they explore Viverse. These innovations include VIVE Browser, a new VR-based web browser, and VIVE Connect, a portal to experiencing and traversing Viverse. The company also debuted VIVE Guardian – a new tool which gives parents, guardians and teachers control over what young people can see and do in VR.

“Viverse is the next chapter of our VIVE Reality vision. VIVE is our brand and means ‘life’, and Verse refers to the chapters of life. Viverse provides seamless experiences, reachable on any device, anywhere, and is enabled by the virtual and augmented reality, high-speed connectivity, AI, and blockchain technologies that HTC has invested in for several years. We invite partners to join us on this fantastic journey to the internet of presence,” said Cher Wang, Co-Founder and Chairwoman at HTC.

5G with Reign Core

Together with its subsidiary G Reigns and partner Supermicro, HTC built a low-latency 5G network which powered live demos at HTC’s booth at MWC. In one demo, guests were able to steer radio-controlled cars around a small race track in real-time over 5G, leveraging HTC’s 5G product ‘Reign Core’.

Automotive VR with holoride

HTC VIVE and holoride are working together to bring VR entertainment to car passengers by leveraging VIVE Flow VR glasses and holoride’s immersive technology platform for cars, which matches VR content with real-time motion, location and navigational data from a vehicle. Combined with VIVE Flow, HTC’s lightweight and compact VR glasses, holoride is able to entertain passengers on their journeys. Guests at MWC were able to experience holoride’s in-car VR in a ride around Barcelona.

Location Based Entertainment in VR

HTC VIVE also demoed the latest in Location Based Entertainment (LBE) from Yullbe Go / Europa Park, with an onsite experience allowing five players wearing VIVE Focus 3 to roam the same map, interact, and game together.

For more information on HTC VIVE and its virtual reality product offerings and innovations, please visit the company’s website.

Image credit: HTC VIVE

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