HTC is nearly virtually in a position to launch its subsequent VR headset, the Vive Cosmos, which launches globally on October 3. Throughout the meantime, it is accepting preorders.

The Vive Cosmos costs $699 and comes with a set of controllers. HTC will be tossing in a 12-month Viveport Infinity subscription as a preorder bonus. This grants limitless entry to over 600 video video games and apps. It often runs $12.99 per 30 days, or $8.99 per 30 days if paying for an annual sub. So, it’s a value of $107 and alter.

HTC is switching points up a bit with the Vive Cosmos. It makes use of inside-out monitoring, which means the cameras (six of them) are constructed into the headset, negating the need to rearrange base stations in your lounge or completely different VR space. The headset moreover sports activities actions a flip-up visor so prospects can leap in and out of VR with out eradicating the headset.

One in every of many distinctive sides of the Vive Cosmos is its modular faceplate design. This paves the easiest way for added efficiency by the use of attachments. To start with, HTC’s first official accent will most likely be an exterior monitoring mod. Regardless that the Vive Cosmos makes use of inside-out monitoring, this mod permits it to be used with present Lighthouse base stations.

“Since Vive began our VR journey, we’ve continued to refine and improve on what a premium VR experience can and have to be,” said Daniel O’Brien, GM, Americas, HTC Vive. “Cosmos gives an unmatched experience and will be our most versatile headset however—with inside-out monitoring, selections in the end for numerous faceplates, limitless content material materials inside the discipline, and the model new client interface, we see limitless prospects for XR prospects.”

The Vive Cosmos has an LCD present with a combined 2880×1700 choice (1440×1700 per eye). That’s elevated than every the Rift S (1280×1440 per eye) and the model new Valve Index (1440×1600 per eye), and represents an 88 % improve over the distinctive Vive.

HTC moreover confirmed the Vive Cosmos gives a 90Hz refresh price, which is elevated than the Rift S (80Hz) nonetheless lower than the Valve Index (120Hz). The company had beforehand hinted at refresh price, saying the Vive Cosmos permits prospects to experience VR at 90 fps.

You might place a preorder for the Vive Cosmos by following this link.

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