For those of you who have only been able to read about virtual reality tech, now’s your chance to experience it for real!
The HTC Vive has already begun shipping to buyers, and now you can get a live demo in stores. Currently, you can test run the HTC Vive at select Microsoft stores including the one on Fifth Avenue in New York City, Bellevue Square Mall in Washington, and at the City Creek Center in Salt Lake City Utah.
Microsoft also plans to open-up additional stores for Vive demonstrations later this month. This includes various locations such as:
Sydney, Westfield Sydney in Pitt Street Mall
Scottsdale, Scottsdale Fashion Square
Mission Viejo, The Shop at Mission Viejo
Lone Tree, Park Meadows Mall
Austin, The Domain
Huntington Station, Walt Whitman Shops
Cincinnati, Kenwood Towne Centre
Orlando, Mall at Millenia
Troy, The Somerset Collection
Dallas, North Park Center
Tampa, International Plaza
King of Prussia, King of Prussia Mall
There you’ll be able to get a peek at what HTC’s Vive headset has to offer. Employees will be on hand to answer any questions about the headset and take orders if want to purchase one on the spot. The only requirement by Microsoft is that you’re 18 years of age or older.
Starting April 16th, select GameStop retail locations will offer the same service. Here’s a look at all the GameStop locations that will offer the test runs:
Plano, TX: Preston Road,
New York, NY: Broadway at 85th
Latham, NY: Latham Farms
Bellvue, WA: Bellevue Square
Hillsboro, OR: Tanasbourne Town Center
Chicago, IL: The Brickyard Shopping Center
Orlando, FL: Hunters Creek
Brandon, FL: Lake Brandon Shoppes
West Hollywood, CA: West Hollywood Gateway
Gulfport, MS: Gulfport Plaza
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