HTC has announced the release of Vive Cosmos, they did this via twitter. Further details such as price, specifications, release date will be announced after the pre-orders go live.
The HTC Vive Cosmos is a PC VR headset that’s expected to be released by October 3, 2019. It’s different from the original HTC Vive. It doesn’t require external sensors and operates on motion sensors.
HTC has upgraded it’s LCD panels in the Cosmos with combined 2880 by 1700 resolution, and the feature of 110-degree field-of-view alongside a 90 Hz refresh rate.
The special feature that the Cosmos provide is the flip-up goggles, which enables you to take a break from VR without going through the difficulty of removing the entire headset.
The most exciting update that comes along with Cosmos is a modular faceplate, a feature that allows the user to customize headset over time with added features.
The HTC Cosmos Vive is the first gadget that will come in the market with HTC’s Vive Reality instead of SteamVR. In the Vive Reality users have access to Viveport Infinity apps that make the experience enhanced.
Other Facts About HTC Vive Cosmos
With the new Vive Reality, HTC assured to provide the users with 40 percent better lens clarity that the previous Vive. They haven’t specified accurate figures, but we can expect a better VR experience with the Cosmos.
Although the device is rumored to be overpriced with the price of $700 USD, nothing is confirmed yet. The device is also predicted to be available for pre-ordering from 12 September 2019.
The high price of the new launch Cosmos yet remains questionable. But, one can expected a much better VR experience with the Cosmos due to its motion sensors and many such innovative features.
HTC has also included inside-out optical tracking, which is a buzz in the technology market. A lot of focus has been put upon this feature and gadget-enthusiasts are eagerly anticipating the release.