Alyx Comes Free With Vive Cosmos Elite

HTC’s new SteamVR headset, the Vive Cosmos Elite, now comes with a free copy of Half-Life: Alyx.

Half-Life: Alyx Free With Vive Cosmos Elite

HTC introduced the partnership with Alyx developer Valve immediately. The Cosmos Elite is a premium model of the corporate’s Cosmos headset. Whereas the unique Cosmos options six digicam inside-out monitoring with a pair of latest controllers, the Cosmos Elite swaps out the headset’s entrance faceplate for one which helps SteamVR monitoring. The equipment comes with two SteamVR base stations and two of the unique Vive controllers, not the brand new ones designed for the unique Cosmos.

A redemption code for Half-Life: Alyx will likely be included inside each Cosmos Elite field (except you order to China, Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, India, Malaysia, Singapore or Ukraine). The headset is transport from immediately and Alyx launches on March 23. It doesn’t sound like this supply extends to the unique Cosmos, however we’ve requested HTC.

HTC and Valve go a methods again with VR, after all, teaming as much as launch the unique Vive, the primary SteamVR headset, in 2016.

Crucially, Valve is providing a free copy of Alyx to anybody that buys its personal premium VR headset, the Valve Index. However transport on Index is closely backordered, with new orders not anticipated to ship till after eight weeks from now. The Cosmos Elite is quickly in inventory, so it’s one of many sooner methods to make sure taking part in Alyx.

That mentioned, Cosmos Elite prices $899, whereas Index prices $999. For the $100 distinction, you’ll get improved SteamVR base stations and the extra superior Valve Index controllers. You may wish to think about that issue earlier than speeding out to purchase an Elite.

HTC can also be set to launch a less expensive model of the Cosmos known as the Cosmos Play sooner or later. This model has 4 cameras for inside-out monitoring and can are available in at a lower cost level. The corporate initially instructed it is going to price $499, however famous that value might change by launch. There’s no launch date simply but.

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