The provision chain slowdown because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected a number of notable VR firms, together with Valve and Fb with their respective flagship headsets. Now it appears HTC is experiencing comparable points with its upcoming SteamVR Exterior Monitoring Faceplate for its just lately launched PC VR headset, Vive Cosmos.
Whereas HTC’s full Cosmos Elite package deal shall be able to ship by the unique March 18th launch date, the platform’s first foray into modularity is taking a success because of the coronavirus. HTC says availability of the Exterior Monitoring Faceplate will now be later than deliberate because of provide chain delays.
“We’re taking each precaution to make sure that our staff and manufacturing companions are staying protected throughout this time,” the corporate instructed Street to VR. “We are going to proceed to replace you on timings, however we’re nonetheless aiming for Q2 availability.”
With an all-in price ticket of $900, Cosmos Elite contains the identical elementary specs of the bottom mannequin, together with a flip-up head-mount design, fresnel lenses, and 1,440 × 1,700 LCD shows with IPD adjustment. Nonetheless it additionally comes with two SteamVR 1.zero base stations, two Vive wand-style movement controllers and an Exterior Monitoring Faceplate, giving it entry to Valve’s rock strong monitoring normal.
Homeowners of the bottom mannequin who aren’t so thrilled with its lower than stellar inside-out optical monitoring will merely have to attend for the $200 modular bit, which critically doesn’t embrace both the requisite base stations or movement controllers.