We have to admit that we were surprised when HTC made a pinky swear it would be 2015 as we thought it was a little too ahead of its rivals.
To be fair HTC is not doomed for breaking its pinky swear, the Vive will be out this year, but it is just that no one will see it until 2016.
Valve, the video game company that's co-developing the Vive with HTC, recently released a press release around this weekend's PAX showcase event in Seattle.
There will be a two-stage release plan for the HTC Vive.
"Later this year, HTC will offer the first commercial Vive units via a limited quantity of community and developer systems, with larger quantities shipping in calendar Q1 2016."
Few will receive their Vive VR headsets in 2015. Most will have to wait. Still the HTC headset is a lot better than Oculus Rift and Sony's Project Morpheus. It has the highest-resolution screens of the lot - 1,200 x 1,080-pixels per eye, with a refresh rate of 90fps. It is a little more clunky though, particlarly more than Morpheus.
Developer units have been available for free since May, so there should be well over 80 VR games available for launch.