HTC has started promoting new VR hardware as though it’s teasing the next Marvel movie. On Friday, the company tweeted out a partial image of something that looked like a new VR headset (HTC later cheekily confirmed that’s exactly what it was). Today, the company also announced a new event called ViveCon 2021—most likely a developer-focused VR conference—that will happen May 11 and 12.
We’ve known for a while now that HTC plans to release a new standalone VR headset this year, but HTC China’s President Alvin Wang Graylin has said it won’t be positioned as a competitor to Oculus Quest, Facebook’s consumer VR headset. Although it’s unclear if Graylin was referring to the device that HTC teased on Friday, a phrase in the teaser—“Let’s get down to business”—provides further evidence that the headset will be aimed at business customers.