HTC Unveils PC VR Headset Vive Cosmos, Dev Kits Coming Early 2019

HTC Unveils PC VR Headset Vive Cosmos, Dev Kits Coming Early 2019

HTC, a leading one among various virtual reality software companies HTC unveiled their latest PC VR headset, Vive Cosmos.

Unlike Vive Focus, the company’s 6DOF standalone headset that launched first in China with a single 3d virtual reality controller, Vive Cosmos is being advertised as a 6DOF PC VR headset, replete with all the room-tracking & controller-tracking tech packed onto the headset itself. 

Vive Comos is said to launch sometime in 2019, although HTC isn’t talking about a more exact launch window just yet. HTC will first offer developer kits of Vive Cosmos in early 2019, with more details on availability and price will be announced later in the year.

Cosmos is said to have the capability to be powered by “more than a traditional gaming PC,” with the possibility teased in the trailer that it might also be driven by a smartphone it in the future software by virtual software companies. It’s uncertain what wireless capability it has. The headset on display didn’t feature any wires, although HTC hasn’t announced either at the press event or in press literature that the headset is wireless.

The company is staying tight-lipped on specs for now as well, although from looking at the headset it’s clear Cosmos features Fresnel lenses (very similar, if not the same lenses as in the Vive, Vive Pro and Vive Focus), IPD adjustment knob on right side, a flip-up design, and possibly also internal active cooling as evidenced by a vent located prominently on the front of the headset. Read more 

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