HTC Vive Reveal New Cosmos Headset Concept

Florence Fletcher
January 11, 2019

Today at HTC's CES 2019 press conference, the company dropped major news about two new headsets: The HTC Vive Cosmos and the HTC Vive Pro Eye.

HTC focused on ease-of-use and comfort in order to attract more users, and the result is a headset with a flip-up display that relies on inside-out tracking from four cameras.

In addition to the subscription, HTC opened the doors and announced its next VR headset, HTC Cosmos.

While there's now no information about how much the headset will cost, what its full capabilities are, or when it will be released, HTC said it would be "coming soon", with development kits to be offered sometime in early 2019.

The all-new VIVE tracking system offers an out of box experience that gets you into VR fast and easy.

Other than these two exciting headsets, we're also here to tell you all about Viveport Infinity.

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During CES 2019, HTC would also present its upcoming VivePort Infinity which would be a Netflix of virtual reality. Dan O'Brien, HTC Vive's GM of Americas, says the Vive Pro Eye came about because developers were asking to do more.

If you want the most advanced VR headset possible though, look toward the new Vive Pro Eye. Not only that, the new headset can also be used with either smartphone and PC which made it rather versatile. Here's what we know about the new HTC Vive releases.

Availability and price for the Vive Cosmos is expected to be revealed later this year. If Vive can learn anything from Oculus, however, the controllers are the right place to start. A few years ago when the original HTC Vive and Oculus Rift hit the market, they passed the proof of concept test in ways stuff like the Virtual Boy never did.

"At Fidelity, we're committed to helping people live better financial lives, so we were excited to explore the capabilities of these new technologies", said Adam Schouela, vice president of Product Management at Fidelity's Center for Applied Technology.

HTC also gave updates on its Viveport Platform, the thing that lives inside the headset to allow users to discover new content.

The first benefit results from foveated rendering, which takes advantage of the headset's eye-tracker to adjust which parts of a virtual scene get priority when processing graphics. The result of this partnership is Firefox Reality, a native VR browsing experience.

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