HTC vive announces price and availability of vive pre-orders begin this week

Information Technology Press Releases Thursday September 12, 2019 15:27
Bangkok--12 Sep--HTC Corp
HTC VIVE COSMOS will be available on October 4 for THB 30,999
New mod expands functionality of Vive Cosmos for existing Vive users with base stations and controllers
New VIVE Reality System debuts with Vive Cosmos, reimagining VR software

HTC VIVE(R) today announced features and functionality of the new VIVE COSMOS including upcoming pricing and availability, and pre-order bonuses. Vive Cosmos is the latest premium PC-based virtual reality (VR) system created with a new level of accessibility and ease of use, designed to grow with users over time through a modular faceplate design that can change the functionality of the headset, such as the newly announced Vive Cosmos External Tracking Mod. Cosmos will launch on October 4 at THB 30,999, with pre-orders starting September 18.

"Since Vive began our VR journey, we've continued to refine and improve on what a premium VR experience can and should be," said Raymond Pao, Senior VP of Product & Strategy, HTC Corp. "Cosmos offers an unmatched experience and is also our most versatile headset yet—with inside-out tracking, options in the future for different faceplates, unlimited content in the box, and the new user interface, we see limitless possibilities for XR customers."

Technical Features

Vive Cosmos was built to adapt to the needs of VR customers with ease, versatility, and performance at the forefront. The all-new Vive tracking system offers a simplified setup that makes getting into VR faster and easier than ever before, with six camera sensors for wide and accurate inside-out tracking. Cosmos features a 2880 x 1700 combined pixel resolution—an 88% increase over the original Vive—delivering crystal-clear text and graphics. All-new LCD panels reduce the distance between pixels and combined with real RGB displays minimize screen-door effect.

A unique flip-up design allows users to jump between reality and virtual reality in seconds—all without disrupting VR journeys. Superior ergonomics and comfort allow for longer VR experiences and integrated on-ear headphones provide fully immersive sound. Cosmos is also compatible with the Vive Wireless Adapter for those who want to enjoy moving in VR without being tethered.

First 'Mod' Announced

With a modular faceplate design, Vive Cosmos is the most versatile premium VR headset yet, designed with upcoming accessories to change the functionality of the headset and offer customers the ability for their headset to grow with them over time. The first official "mod", announced today, is the Vive Cosmos External Tracking Mod for customers that want to continue to use their existing Lighthouse base stations for tracking scenarios, but also take advantage of the superior performance of Vive Cosmos. This first base station-compatible mod supports Vive's ecosystem of peripherals including the Vive Tracker, delivering unprecedented input freedom for VR controls. This new mod will be available in Q1 of next year

Included Content

Vive Cosmos is the VR headset that packs a powerful content punch right out of the gate with an included 12-month Viveport Infinity subscription during the pre-order period, saving you thousands of dollars[i]. In addition those who pre-order will receive one extra shooting game (AEON) redeem code in their box with a redemption validity until November 1. Viveport Infinity gives unlimited access to hundreds of top-rated VR apps, games and videos like a Fisherman's Tale, Fujii, and Ninja Legends, as well as premium videos from top brands like GoPro. In tandem with the Vive Cosmos launch, Viveport Infinity will be adding new titles such as Doctor Who: The Edge of Time by Maze Theory, Playstack, and BBC; Eleven Eleven by Syfy; Battlewake by Survios; Gloomy Eyes by Atlas V and 3dar; and Swords of Gargantua by Yomuneco and Gumi.

Vive Reality System

Cosmos offers an out-of-box experience that is easy to set-up and launch into virtual worlds using the new Vive Reality System. Vive Cosmos is the first headset to offer the Vive Reality System, a reimagined core software experience for Vive. The Vive Reality System is an entirely new design philosophy for VR, offering an extension of life to make VR feel less like launching apps and more like stepping between worlds. Cosmos will feature a redesigned user interface called Lens to easily navigate XR and Viveport Infinity applications, and a new, dynamic home space called Origin. The Origin space is the launchpad for VR applications and interactive experiences that will grow over time.

Pre-orders will start in Thailand on September 18, on www.vive.com/th, VIVE Online Store pre-order freebies include12-month Viveport Infinity subscription & one extra shooting games (AEON). The product will be available on the shelves starting October 4 at all HTC partners & IT retailers such as Beyond Godlike, JIB, IT City, Speed Computer.

For more information, please visit: https://www.vive.com/th/cosmos/ or contact authorized distributor, Synnex Thailand at Tel 1251
Vive Cosmos Specs
Screen: Dual 3.4" LCD diagonal
Resolution: 1440 x 1700 pixels per eye (2880 x 1700 pixels combined)
Refresh rate: 90 Hz
Field of view: 110 degrees
Audio: Built-in stereo headphone
Required PC connectivity: USB3.0, DisplayPortTM 1.2
Peripheral Ports: USB-C 3.0, proprietary connection to mods
Tracking: no minimum space requirements for standing/seated, minimum 2m x 1.5m for room-scale mode
Module Faceplates: Vive Motion Mod (Ships with Cosmos) and Vive Cosmos External Tracking Mod (Sold separately)
Vive Wireless Adapter support: Yes, sold separately with attach kit. Available PCIe slot required
About HTC VIVE

HTC VIVE is the premier virtual reality (VR) platform and ecosystem that creates true-to-life VR experiences for businesses and consumers. The VIVE ecosystem is built around premium VR hardware, software, and content. The VIVE business encompasses best-in-class XR hardware; VIVEPORT platform and app store; VIVE Enterprise Solutions for business customers; VIVE X, a $100M VR business accelerator; VIVE STUDIOS, an entertainment, gaming, and enterprise content studio; and VIVE ARTS for cultural initiatives. For more information on VIVE, please visit www.vive.com.

HTC, VIVE, the HTC logo, and the VIVE logo are the trademarks of HTC Corporation. All other names of companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

[i] Terms and conditions apply. Savings estimate based on comparison to purchasing individual titles outright. Up to 12 months upon redemption when ordered during presale. 6 months included when ordered after presale time period is over.


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