HTC is upgrading its high-end PC VR headset Vive Pro.
HTC today announced two new headsets, both of which will be launched in the next few weeks.The first is consumer-centric Vive Pro 2, The date will come on June 4.
Vive Pro 2 is the successor to high-end PC VR headsets in 2018. It has a 5K resolution display, 2.5K per eye and a 120Hz panel. The headset’s field of view has been extended to 120 degrees through the “dual stacked lens design”, which HTC claims “actually eliminates” the terrible screen window effect.
The new headset supports Display Stream Compression, but is backward compatible with DisplayPort 1.2. Vive Pro 2 provides IPD adjustment and adjustable headband. There is also a size dial for the owner to further customize the style. The headset supports external headsets, and supports headsets with its own 3D spatial sound.
Like its predecessor, the new headset will also be used with all Vive SteamVR accessories-including all versions of Vive Tracker and Vive Facial Tracker.
HTC said: “Vive Pro 2 will be plugged into existing SteamVR settings-whether it’s base station 1.0 or base station 2.0, older Vive controllers, and even valves and gloves, such as Valve’s Index’knuckle’ controller,”.
Vive Pro will start booking at the following locations today 10 a.m. EST, 1 p.m. EST, 6 p.m. UK Special offer is $749/£659/$739. It will go on sale on June 4. There is also a complete kit available on August 4th-equipped with Pro 2, Base Station 2.0 and Vive controller, the price is staggering $ 1,399 / £ 1,299 / $ 1,399.
In addition to updating Vive Pro, HTC also released a new business all-in-one (standalone) headset: Live focus 3. It also has 5K resolution and 120 degree FOV. The refresh rate of the panel is only 90Hz, but it has dropped compared to Pro 2.
Vive Focus 3 will be listed on June 24, priced at 1,300 US dollars / 1,060 pounds / 1,180 dollars.
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