Creating apps on this system can be both exciting and challenging. There is much more freedom when developing large exploratory spaces one can free roam through in VR over other systems with small play space.
One of the cool aspects of developing for the Vive is the ability to incorporate real-world objects into your experience. For example, imagine having a trade show booth where countertops are used as the perimeter of the space.
We can design the VR world to have the same countertops inside so someone in VR is able to walk up to, touch in real life, and feel those countertops. (Of course, those countertops could be something much more exciting, like a futuristic space station panel with animated VFX, or a panel made of solid gold. The point is that it’s possible to integrate real-world spaces with VR worlds with HTC Vive VR.
HTC Vive apps are similar to Oculus Rift apps in quality as they run on high-end computers. We can deploy apps locally to the computer or to Steam to be downloaded remotely.