Vive Forecasts VR Headset Cycles

In an interview with the RoadtoVR blog, Alvin Wang Graylin, HTC’s China Regional President of Vive and the Vice-Chairman of Industry of VR Alliance and President of the VR Venture Capital Alliance, said that he thought that there while consoles have a five to six year replacement cycle and there were very short cycles at the start of the smartphone market, VR headsets would probably be something in between – around one to three years. He wants to see reasonably stable platforms to allow content developers and accessory makers to keep up.

However, Graylin acknowledged that the pace of innovation is getting faster.

VR Users at the BETT Show in London. Image:Meko