Today at GDC 2018, HTC VIVE announced that we are bringing VIVE Focus to the global markets later this year. VIVE Focus is the first 6DOF stand-alone VR headset to be commercially available. We also are making VIVE Focus developer kits available to registered developers worldwide through our developer portal, starting today.

Built upon VIVE Wave, our open VR platform and toolset that is unifying the development experience for standalone and mobile VR devices, along with VIVEPORT as its content platform, VIVE Focus is designed to appeal to a wider range of mass market audiences as well as commercial/enterprise users who want broad deployment and stunning VR experiences in a convenient and portable form factor.

In addition, developers who bring content to VIVEPORT in China for either VIVE Focus or PC-based VIVE, will receive 100% rev-share from title sales and VIVEPORT subscription in China between April and September 2018. VIVEPORT continues to be the best platform for VR developers, and this rev-share opportunity is just another way in which we are empowering developers to create the best VR content, not matter what hardware device.

Also, at GDC 2018, we hosted our 2nd annual VIVEPORT Developer Awards (VDAs), where five first place winners were each awarded $50,000, and five second place winners were awarded $20,000. The categories and winners are listed below, all of which are currently available on VIVEPORT. Come meet the VDA winners on Thursday during our panel at GDC:

About HTC

HTC Corporation aims to bring brilliance to life. As a global innovator in smart mobile devices and virtual reality devices and technology, HTC has produced award-winning products and industry firsts since its inception in 1997, including the critically acclaimed HTC U, One and Desire lines of premium and flagship smartphones, and leads the VR industry with the VIVE portfolio. The pursuit of brilliance is at the heart of everything we do, inspiring best-in-class design and game-changing mobile and virtual reality experiences for consumers around the world. HTC is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2498)

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