The best VR in 2016 came from HTC Vive

We saw some great VR demos, but HTC owned it.
  • Nick Ross (PC World)
  • 10 November, 2016 11:23
Yes, in this VR simulation you're a bird flapping around the city. There's even a fan blowing at your head.

Yes, in this VR simulation you're a bird flapping around the city. There's even a fan blowing at your head.

There were many great VR demos in 2016 but few matched the simplicity of HTC's Vive stand at Computex 2016, including MSI's backpack PC and Cooler Master's virtual skydiving experience, but the ones that looked most fun were on HTC's Vive stand. The Taiwanese company didn't show off its phones but just look at the Vive VR headset demos:

Every house needs one of these:

HTC Vive flying demo

Get fit while you game and make rowing training more fun - keep rowing or your aircraft loses power!

HTC Vive rowing demo

The best Vive and Steam VR partnership we've yet seen:

This impressive forced-perspective scene was just for show.
This impressive forced-perspective scene was just for show.
This elaborate Steam VR and Vive demo used the game Front Defence and a full green screen to put the player in the heart of the action.
This elaborate Steam VR and Vive demo used the game Front Defence and a full green screen to put the player in the heart of the action.
The controls up close.
The controls up close.

The evolution of Time Crisis:

HTC Vive Front Defence Steam VR

Just one more thing...

Bonus pic from a random nearby booth - is this the future of East Asian karaoke?
Bonus pic from a random nearby booth - is this the future of East Asian karaoke?