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HTC announces their Vive Pro VR headset

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HTC announces their Vive Pro VR headset

HTC announces their Vive Pro VR headset

HTC has officially announced their new Vive Pro VR headset, an upgraded version of the company's existing Vive headset, offering a lighter body, a new strap design, built-in noise cancelling headphones and an upgraded screen resolution of 2880x1600 (1440x1600 per eye). The HTC Vive Pro utilises two OLED displays, with a 78% increase in resolution over the standard Vive headset. 

This new headset offers a 78% increase in resolution over the standard HTC Vive, with HTC planning to sell this new headset concurrently with today's model, in a similar way to how Sony sells and supports both their PS4 and PS4 Pro consoles.  

HTC has also revealed that they will be creating their own Wireless Vive Adapter, which is set to release later this year, allowing an HTC Vive of Vive Pro to connect to a PC wirelessly using Intel's WiGig technology.  

 

HTC announces their Vive Pro VR headset

 
The Vive Pro will be available as an "HMD only" upgrade option for existing Vive owners this quarter, with the full headset releasing later this year. HTC has also stated that the new lightweight design will make the headset more comfortable to use for glasses wearers. 

This new headset will support SteamVR tracking 2.0, while also offering backwards compatibility with SteamVR tracking 1.0, allowing this new headset to ship with more affordable SteamVR 2.0 base stations. 

The pricing and availability of the HTC Vive Pro are currently unknown. 

You can join the discussion on HTC's Vive Pro Headset on the OC3D Forums.  

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08-01-2018, 16:56:32

Dicehunter
While it's brilliant the resolution has increased which VR sorely needs, I reckon the price is going to be in the region of £999 going by HTC's previous price of the Vive.Quote

08-01-2018, 16:59:20

WYP
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
While it's brilliant the resolution has increased which VR sorely needs, I reckon the price is going to be in the region of £999 going by HTC's previous price of the Vive.
Yeah... we need a price decrease for the Vive. We need a new version of the OG Vive with Steam Tracking 2.0 (cheaper) and a price tag that is more competitive with the Rift.Quote

08-01-2018, 17:12:55

Dicehunter
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Originally Posted by WYP View Post
Yeah... we need a price decrease for the Vive. We need a new version of the OG Vive with Steam Tracking 2.0 (cheaper) and a price tag that is more competitive with the Rift.
I can see Oculus coming out with the CV2 that has the same res/fov/refresh rate/OLED etc.... as this new Vive but quite a chunk cheaper, Having tried both Vive and Rift, I can't understand why anyone would pay sooo much more for the Vive when it's the exact same res/fov/refresh/OLED as the Rift minus the aesthetic differences.Quote

08-01-2018, 20:11:20

Digikid
Wow that thing STILL looks ugly as heck. Much prefer the streamlined and clean look of the Oculus Rift IMHO.

Ah well.....its not all about looks I guess. :\Quote

09-01-2018, 07:41:42

Warchild
I bet you hands down, the increase in resolution will only make it slightly better than the Rift.

The SDE on the ViVe is so terrible, that it should fix that before anything. We have a vive and rift in work now. Novelty stress relief from busy days to unwind. Vive in PCars is horrendous. Dont think resolution increase will make it better :SQuote
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