Htc Vive: A Guide for Beginners The HTC Corporation is a global technology firm that was founded in 1997. Since its inception, the entity has become renowned for its creation of tablets, smartphones and electronic gadgets. The latest in its line of gadgets come in the form of the HTC Vive VR Gear or HTC Vive Pre, released to the public on April 5, 2016. The new virtual reality headset boasts what reviews dub ‘room scale’ technology and was designed to enable interactive motion and play by users. The Vive, which was created from a partnership between HTC and Value Corporation, employs the use of manual controls to interactive with the game. Users are able to enter an environment and communicate and interact with clarity and precision.