The Vive division of Taiwan’s tech giant HTC is a pioneer in the VR headset world, with some the best out there is from Vive. Today the company announces two new flagships the HTC Vivee Pro Eye and the HTC Vive Cosmos to their VR range.
The Vive Pro Eye natively integrates eye tracking, featuring gaze-tracking menu navigation which removes the need of controllers.
The eye tracking feature will tell you who it’s aimed at. The point is that it should allow businesses to make better training simulations, according to HTC.
The Pro Eye has “foveated rendering” which will give you a better image inside the headset. It means that the images ‘follow’ you wherever you look instead of being locked to the center of the screen. So no matter where you look you’re always getting a sharp image which means no more turning your head and keeping your eyes always forward, now you can simply adjust your gaze and maybe not move your head so much.
The Vive Cosmos, on the other hand, has inside-out tracking from four cameras and a flip-up display, requiring absolutely no external tracking. The company created this as a headset that can be used anywhere. The Cosmos should apparently work with more than just high-end gaming PCs, but no more details were shared about that.
The motion controllers get a redesign too and now resemble as the Oculus Touch more than the previous generation Vive wands. With them, on the other hand, you get a tracking ring and a joystick, as well as some funky light effects.
The Vive Cosmos will run the Vive Reality System, a redesign of the Vive software that will make moving between VR experiences more seamless than before.
Finally, in HTC news, for now, the Viveport Infinity is a new monthly subscription that will give you access to over 500 games and apps. This will become available on April 5.
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