HTC has its 2020 vision and its all somewhat pixelated and awesome and it’ll make you light-headed if the company’s head’s in it for too long. We’re talking about the Vive, of course, but the chief of the unit overseeing the product, Wang Tsung-ching, is banking on it. During this year’s China Green Company Annual Conference, Wang said that HTC’s VR output and sales will be more important than its smartphones within the next four years.
Wang also said that virtual reality technology will have great applications in professional uses like mental and physical health assessment. It’s not going to be as important as augmented reality, where enterprise applications will be more widespread. But VR will definitely benefit, even with the increased efforts in AR, as consumers will be engrossed in better games.
The HTC Vive is set for its sales debut in China today — CEO Cher Wang is in Beijing along with a cadre of major developers for an event.