HTC is releasing its PC-powered Vive Cosmos VR headset subsequent month. Initially unveiled earlier this 12 months at CES, the Cosmos is HTC’s newest bid at a mainstream VR headset. Not like the unique HTC Vive, the Cosmos doesn’t require exterior sensors and makes use of absolutely tracked movement controllers. HTC has additionally upgraded the LCD panels, with a mixed 2,880 x 1,700 decision, a 110-degree field-of-view, and even a 90Hz refresh fee.
HTC is utilizing inside-out monitoring on the Cosmos, and the headset additionally contains flip-up goggles so you may take a break from VR with out having to take away the whole headset. The most important new addition is a modular faceplate that permits you to customise the headset over time with additional performance. HTC has beforehand hinted at with the ability to hyperlink the Cosmos with a smartphone sooner or later, however at present the corporate is launching an Exterior Monitoring Mod. This mod permits you to use the Vive Cosmos along with your current Lighthouse base stations to get full 360-degree monitoring and help for Vive Tracker. The Cosmos can be appropriate with the Vive Wi-fi Adapter.
HTC’s Vive Cosmos can be the corporate’s first VR headset to ship with the corporate’s new Vive Actuality System, as an alternative of SteamVR. HTC has developed a redesigned person interface dubbed Lens that lets house owners navigate XR Viveport Infinity apps. HTC can be bundling a 12-month Viveport Infinity subscription in case you preorder the Vive Cosmos by October 2nd. HTC is opening up preorders instantly, and the Cosmos will ship on October third priced at $699.