HTC has today released a statement denying rumours that it is set to launch a wireless successor to its Vive VR headset at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas next week.
Online speculation had intensified over the past few days following a report from the Central News Agency, the state broadcaster of Taiwan – where HTC is based – claiming that the Vive 2 would be announced at the conference.
According to the company’s reports, the Vive 2 will feature two 4K screens – one for each eye – with an improved refresh rate of 120hz.
This news also came shortly after HTC announced a (temporary) price cut of $100 on the first-generation Vive, leading many to believe the rumours had credibility.
However, the company put an end to such speculation earlier today, issuing the following statement to Power Up Gaming – amongst a number of other media outlets – via a spokesperson:
“There is no truth to the rumor of launching Vive 2 at CES 2017. At Vive, we are laser focused on building out a strong and growing ecosystem for current and future Vive owners so they can experience the best room-scale VR with the most compelling content available.”