HTC is sort of nearly able to launch its subsequent VR headset, the Vive Cosmos, which launches globally on October 3. All through the meantime, it’s accepting preorders.
The Vive Cosmos prices $699 and comes with a set of controllers. HTC might be tossing in a 12-month Viveport Infinity subscription as a preorder bonus. This grants limitless entry to over 600 video video video games and apps. It usually runs $12.99 per 30 days, or $8.99 per 30 days if paying for an annual sub. So, it is a worth of $107 and alter.
HTC is switching factors up a bit with the Vive Cosmos. It makes use of inside-out monitoring, which implies the cameras (six of them) are constructed into the headset, negating the necessity to rearrange base stations in your lounge or utterly completely different VR house. The headset furthermore sports activities actions actions a flip-up visor so prospects can leap out and in of VR with out eradicating the headset.
One among many distinctive sides of the Vive Cosmos is its modular faceplate design. This paves the simplest manner for added effectivity by way of attachments. To start out with, HTC’s first official accent will most probably be an exterior monitoring mod. Regardless that the Vive Cosmos makes use of inside-out monitoring, this mod permits it for use with current Lighthouse base stations.
“Since Vive started our VR journey, we’ve continued to refine and enhance on what a premium VR expertise can and need to be,” mentioned Daniel O’Brien, GM, Americas, HTC Vive. “Cosmos offers an unmatched expertise and might be our most versatile headset nonetheless—with inside-out monitoring, alternatives in the long run for quite a few faceplates, limitless content material materials supplies contained in the self-discipline, and the mannequin new consumer interface, we see limitless prospects for XR prospects.”
The Vive Cosmos has an LCD current with a mixed 2880×1700 selection (1440×1700 per eye). That is elevated than each the Rift S (1280×1440 per eye) and the mannequin new Valve Index (1440×1600 per eye), and represents an 88 % enhance over the distinctive Vive.
HTC furthermore confirmed the Vive Cosmos offers a 90Hz refresh worth, which is elevated than the Rift S (80Hz) nonetheless decrease than the Valve Index (120Hz). The corporate had beforehand hinted at refresh worth, saying the Vive Cosmos permits prospects to expertise VR at 90 fps.
You may place a preorder for the Vive Cosmos by following this hyperlink.