HTC unveils new VR headsets ahead of CES | Tech

HTC showed off a new consumer-friendly headset called the Vive Cosmo.                  HTC

This year, at CES 2019, HTC has just announced an all-new PC HMD called the Vive Cosmos, as well as a precision eye-tracking enabled version of the Vive Pro called the Vive Pro Eye.

While Facebook and Oculus are out there going after regular folk with the Oculus Go and the upcoming Oculus Quest, HTC Vive seems to be headed the opposite direction by attempting to push VR experiences even further with new Vive Pro Eye. This implies (but doesn't confirm) that HTC will make tools available for developers to marry the Vive Pro Eye's eye-tracking sensors with 3D-rendering engines. HTC has revealed that the Vive Pro Eye VR headset will be launched in the second quarter of 2019, however, details about its pricing are yet to be revealed.

Let's cover the more interesting announcement first, yeah? Revealed alongside Cosmos, the "Vive Reality System" reimagines what VR should look like in the age of spatial computing, with fresh ways to display content and transport users between immersive environments.

The successor to the current Vive Pro, the Vive Pro Eye comes with a built-in eye-tracking mechanism which makes VR headset experience, a little more realistic.

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When will the Vive Cosmos be released?

The lights on the Vive Cosmos controllers have a very Tron vibe, but they don't look that much different to exsiting VR controllers. Dynamic Foveated Rendering would theoretically boost performance of those mobile experiences a not-insignificant amount. How do you feel about the new Vive Pro Eye and Vive Infinity? No, as Tobii eye tracking and many others have already begun to prove with their own ocular devices, eye tracking is a quick and easy way of interacting with software: such as navigating menus or interacting with games. Where the Pro Eye focuses on enterprise, the Cosmo has a firm target of the average consumer/enthusiast. Instead, the Vive Pro Eye will blur those sections of the image, saving processing power. We'll keep an eye out for any more tidbits of info from CES, but failing that? You will be able to access more than 500 games and apps. Cosmos also boasts a design that sees the front of the headset lift upward from your eyes rather than slipping on and off.

The new Viveport Infinity subscription will roll out from 05 April, known as "Vive Day" by HTC.

Amazon SumerianAs part of this relationship, HTC Vive is teaming up with Amazon Sumerian to bring true web VR to the market.

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