HTC has announced that it is separating its VR business into an wholly-owned subsidiary. The company is taking its Vive VR headset, and the ecosystem system around it, to make it a different business out and out. Remarkably, reports of the company arranging such a spin off were coursing prior this year, with some guaranteeing the new company had been shaped before the end of last year.
HTC’s Vive VR headset is one of its most popular products, and the company hopes to influence that goodwill with this move. It has even declared another entity called VR Venture Capital Alliance to put resources into VR research and development. The company has coasted $10 billion for it, to invest into the following big VR things.
HTC told The Verge that the new auxiliary will be known as the HTC Vive Tech Corporation. “HTC can confirm that it has established a wholly-owned subsidiary, HTC Vive Tech Corporation, as a vehicle for developing strategic alliances to help build the global VR ecosystem,” a representative from HTC affirmed.
By presenting an auxiliary, HTC is hoping to make an unmistakable element separate from its smartphone business. By separating the two business verticals, HTC needs its booming VR vertical to be free of the notoriety its smartphone business holds in the business sector. This will empower HTC to sign contracts with different companies openly, as outsiders would now just be presented to dangers related to the Vive VR business.
HTC joins other tech giants like Facebook, Samsung, and Google in their endeavors to push VR industrially. Facebook has been releasing numerous VR- centric features on its social platform like 360 degree photographs and video. Samsung as of late even opened up its VR site to just for sharing and transferring VR content. Google announced its Daydream VR ecosystem at I/O last month ago, obviously demonstrating its reality towards VR going ahead.