HTC has confirmed its lengthy-awaited Vive Cosmos VR headset will price $1,299 in Australia. That puts it at about £725, a tad much more than the original HTC Vive that price £699. Let’s not neglect you also need to have to have a quite capable Computer to run it on, as well.
While the organization teased the Vive Cosmos at CES 2019, it is now up for pre-order despite no media getting had hands-on with it and quite small information and facts provided to Vive’s keen following. In a press release HTC confirmed the headset will go on sale on four October.
The headset has a three.4in 2880 x 1700 LCD with combined pixel resolution that HTC says is 88% much more than the original Vive. With a 90Hz refresh price, 110-degree field of view and ergonomically enhanced match, we truly hope it is a worthy successor to the original, which blew us away at launch.
But it is nonetheless a small unclear how a lot of an upgrade the Cosmos is, provided the extra existence of the iterative update that was the Vive Pro.
The Cosmos has a much more accessible flip up style so you can bring your self and your eyes back to actual reality faster and without the need of getting to fling cables everywhere and eliminate the complete issue. It packs integrated in-ear headphones, redesigned controllers and is compatible with the Vive Wireless Adapter for wire-no cost VR.
The Cosmos has a modular style that will enable purchasers to alter the faceplate, even though the only confirmed mod so far is the External Tracking Mod. It lets you use current Vive Lighthouse tracking systems with the new headset – but it is not offered till Q1 of 2020, which is unhelpful if you are an individual in that circumstance.
HTC had earlier teased the pre-order update in an unsubtle Twitter post just before confirming pricing:
Get prepared to liftoff and head for the cosmos. The #HTCVIVECOSMOS pre-order begins September 12th. This week we’ll be sharing much more on COSMOS, Vive Reality Program, & media previews. Check out https://t.co/AYq4ewlC8C on September 12th for preorder information and facts, specs and particular presents. pic.twitter.com/udXiPRMCEf
— HTC VIVE (@htcvive)
September 10, 2019
Some of the replies to this tweet from Vive fans bemoan the truth that there has been so small detail about the headset till now, eight months on from its announcement. But HTC is confident it will be a good results – a a lot required one particular for it provided the decimation of its when golden smartphone company.
“Since Vive started our VR journey, we’ve continued to refine and boost on what a premium VR encounter can and ought to be,” stated Thomas Dexmier, ANZ Nation Manager, HTC Vive. “Cosmos presents an unmatched encounter and is also our most versatile headset yet—with inside-out tracking, alternatives in the future for various faceplates, limitless content material in the box, and the new user interface, we see limitless possibilities for XR prospects.”
Integrated with each Vive Cosmos pre-order is a 12-month Viveport subscription for access to higher-finish games and video content material by way of HTC’s content material portal.