HTC’s Prototype Vive Focus Controllers Look Strangely Familiar

Yolanda Curtis
January 12, 2019

HTC has announced its latest virtual reality headsets called Vive Pro Eye and Vive Cosmos at the ongoing CES 2019 which is being hosted in Las Vegas, Nevada. Add to this the inclusion of foveated rendering support, which means that a VR app or game need dispense less pixels to an area that the eye is not looking at.

Also announced was Viveport Infinity, a change to the Viveport subscription model.

That gives way to even more possibilities, such as no longer being required to use additional controllers for menu navigation - users can just look at an option and the headset will automatically detect it.

On the other hand, HTC Vive Pro Eye is pretty much similar to the Cosmos VR headset, also boasting dual front-facing cameras, but it implements the eye-tracking tech. For specifics, keep an eye on the HTC website and HTC Twitter account as the company plans to make the headset available sometime in the second quarter of 2019. "We believe Cosmos will make VR more easily accessible to those who may not have invested in VR before and also be a superior experience for VR enthusiasts".

"This year, Vive has set out to bring everyday computing tasks into VR for the first time", said Michael Almeraris, vice president of HTC Vive.

This week at CES 2019, HTC Vive announced that it will offer an unlimited VR subscription service named Viveport Infinity for the company's VR headsets.

In the framework of the worldwide exhibition of electronics CES 2019 HTC told about prospects of development of the own device and the ecosystem of virtual reality. This allows businesses and developers to gather more data about their training environments, help optimise computer and VR performance and offer product design and research groups unprecedented levels of feedback.

Very few details have been for the HTC Vive Pro Eye. "We want VR to feel less like launching apps and instead like stepping between worlds".

But HTC Vive has been working on a 6DoF version, which AMD had on demonstration with an HTC Vive Focus to showcase its ReLive livestreaming technology.

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