Earlier, news about Vive HTC has been circulated on last March, which HTC in collaboration with Valve to develop this Vive device. Even at that HTC already reveal a prototype of HTC Vive. Quoted from the official HTC blog, Vive HTC device reportedly is going to come in April 2016.
The first version of the HTC Vive Developer Kit has been given to a few developers to be tested. As for the second version, reportedly will appear at the International Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in January 2016.
But HTC Vive not alone, the article in the year 2016 a lot of virtual reality device that will be present to enliven the competition this VR devices, such as the Oculus Rift VR and devices from Sony, PlayStation VR. Surely this will be a very tight competition though still followed by some vendors only.
HTC may be practically appropriate because given the financial condition of the HTC increasingly worse, due to the sales of their smartphones sluggish in the past year.