HTC at CES 2019 announced their Vive Cosmos VR Headset with convenience & ease of access in mind.
The HTC Vive Cosmos is a standalone VR headset like the Windows Mixed Reality headsets, meaning it won’t require any external sensors to function. The Oculus Rift, HTC’s original Vive and the Pro version all need external sensors that take up a lot of space. The Cosmos on the other hand won’t need any of this.
There are multiple cameras on the headset itself which will be used for tracking motion controllers. These new Vive controllers have a different design with a lighted up zig-zag pattern up to, but we don’t have any details about its functions.
HTC says the Vive Cosmos features crystal clear graphics with true RGB colors
In terms of design, the headset looks similar to the Vive Pro with its dark blue front. HTC has put quite an emphasis on how comfortable the headset will be as it includes breathable padding, balanced weight distribution and even a flip-up design. HTC also says the headset features a modular system, hinting that it could feature swappable components.
They didn’t announce any other major details regarding the headset, like its price or internal specs. A press release mentioned there will be development kits released in early 2019, so we can expect the HTC Vive Cosmos to launch this year or early 2020.
If the price is right, the HTC Vive Cosmos will be a great addition to anyone’s mid-range gaming setup powered by NVIDIA’s RTX 2060 or AMD’s Radeon RX 590, since both of these GPUs are VR Ready and have great performance.
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