YouTube channel MRTV at present reported an anticipated value of $900 for the upcoming Vive Cosmos headset, citing a “trusted trade insider.” Responding to the rumor, HTC tells Highway to VR that the worth is “incorrect (and excessive).”
HTC is slowly revealing extra particulars about its Vive Cosmos headset which is because of launch in Q3; at present the corporate revealed an up to date headset design which options six cameras for inside-out monitoring and confirmed that it may be geared up with headphones (along with its non-headphone audio answer). Nevertheless, the corporate continues to be intently guarding different info like decision, discipline of view, and value.
Following the information that HTC revealed at present, YouTube channel MRTV reported a rumored value for the headset at $900, citing a “trusted trade insider.” MRTV’s Sebastian Ang certified the rumor saying, “take this with a grain of salt. Nevertheless, I imagine the chance of the data being true is excessive.”
HTC was fast to strike down the rumor, and in doing so confirmed that the headset will price lower than $900.
“We admire the hypothesis on Cosmos’ value and performance. What was reported at present is wrong (and excessive). We’re simply getting began on what we’ve constructed with Cosmos and imagine we’re delivering a product with nice worth, performance, and the power to develop with you over time,” a spokesperson advised Highway to VR.
The MRTV video additionally reported a rumored August delivery date for the headset, although HTC didn’t deal with that hypothesis. We reached out to MRTV for touch upon their report.
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The unique Vive headset debuted at $800 when it launched in 2016 and has since come right down to $500. Nevertheless, price-shock was obvious amongst VR lovers when the corporate revealed in 2018 that it’s subsequent headset, the Vive Professional, would price $1,400 for full package, pushing it effectively out of client territory.
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Cosmos in the meantime is seen as the corporate’s first actual client followup to the unique Vive headset (although HTC says it isn’t supposed because the Vive’s successor); it’s clear from its touch upon the worth rumor that HTC is delicate to the pricing issues of potential prospects, particularly contemplating the $400 value level of Oculus’ new Rift S and Quest headsets.
With a launch set for someday in Q3, it hopefully received’t be too lengthy earlier than we get an official value and launch date for Vive Cosmos.