After being announced earlier this year, HTC Vive has revealed when consumers can get their hands on the new Vive Cosmos headset.
“Since Vive began our VR journey, we’ve continued to refine and improve on what a premium VR experience can and should be,” said Daniel O’Brien, GM, Americas, HTC Vive. “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.”
The Vive Cosmos has 2 LCD RGB displays with a combined resolution of 2880×1700 which is 88% more than the original Vive.
Just like some Windows Mixed Reality headsets, the Vive Cosmos offers a flip-up design and the display on the headset supports up to 90 FPS for less motion sickness.
There are 6 cameras in the headset which is used for inside-out tracking, similar to the Oculus Rift S.
The company also announced one of the first mods for the headset with the Vive Cosmos External Tracking Mod. It basically allows you to use your existing Lighthouse base stations for better tracking. The mod will launch sometime in Q1 2020.
The HTC Vive Cosmos will officially launch globally on October 3rd and cost $939 CAD ($699 USD). In Canada, the headset will be available for purchase from the company’s site and Best Buy Canada.
If you pre-ordered the Vive Cosmos between now and October 2nd, you’ll get 12 months of the Viveport Infinity subscription service that gives you unlimited access to hundreds of VR app and games.
Those purchasing the Vive Cosmos after the pre-order period will get 6 months of Viveport Infinity.
Viveport Infinity normally costs around $130 CAD per year (on the annual plan) or $16.99 CAD per month.
Source: HTC Vive