HTC has revealed its next PC-VR headset, the HTC Vive Cosmos. It features flip-up goggles, inside-out tracking, a modular faceplate, brand new controllers, and the highest-res VR display on the market.
After several reveals of Vive Pro, Vive Pro Eye, and the standalone Vive Focus and Vive Focus Plus almost after a year, HTC has finally aimed at consumers: the Vive Cosmos. It also has integrated headphones with usual OLED panels in favor of fast-switching LCDs, a shift we’ve seen in a range of new VR headsets over the past year.
HTC Vice Cosmos introduces a new pair of VR lenses that take a one-step-forward, one-step-back move compared to similar lenses in the HTC Vive Pro. It combines the resolution for both eyes, up to 2,880 x 1,700 compared to the Vive Pro’s 2,880 x 1,600 resolution.
In overall, the HTC Vive Cosmos is vastly improved, putting it on is way easier with an adjustable hard plastic backing and a single velcro strap on the top. As with a lot of other headsets, there’s also an IPD dial located on the right side which lets one adjust the distance between the lenses.
Starting October 3, HTC will begin selling the full Cosmos for $699.