In February, HTC unveiled its full 6DOF model of the corporate’s standalone VR headset focused at enterprise customers, Vive Focus Plus. Now, the corporate has formally introduced pricing and availability for the headset and controller bundle.
Vive Focus Plus is slated to launch worldwide on April 15th on HTC’s Vive web site for $800, which shall be obtainable in 25 markets with 19 supported languages. The corporate introduced the information on the Vive Ecosystem Convention (VEC 2019) in Shenzhen, China this week.
Vive Focus Plus is touted for its inclusion of ultrasonic 6DOF controllers—one thing that was notably lacking from the unique Vive Focus, which first noticed launch in China as a shopper gadget in January 2018, after which later in the remainder of world as an enterprise-focused headset the next November.
As with its predecessor, Vive Focus Plus is launching in China as a shopper gadget too, and shall be priced at ¥5,699 yuan (~$850) which incorporates native value-added tax.
Along with the brand new 6DOF controllers, which places it at enter parity with the upcoming $400 Oculus Quest, Vive Focus Plus additionally boasts higher consolation and higher visuals over the outdated design because of a barely up to date headstrap and improved Fresnel lenses.
We went hands-on with Vive Focus Plus, and true to the corporate’s phrase the newly refreshed optics are remarkably clearer than these on the earlier Vive Focus. We didn’t get an extended sufficient stint with Vive Focus Plus to find out how a lot a step above it’s over its predecessor by way of consolation, though it did really feel notably extra snug than the earlier era.
Though marketed as enterprise gadget outdoors of China, HTC is boasting “almost 250 Vive Wave functions at launch that run natively on the Vive Focus Plus.” What number of of these have been constructed particularly for 6DOF controllers, we’re undecided right now; all Vive Focus video games are mentioned to work on Vive Focus Plus.
The corporate moreover introduced a ‘multi-mode’ functionality which permits Vive Focus Plus to attach wirelessly with PCs to steam PCVR content material by way of Rift Cat’s VRidge software program, the flexibility to stream content material from recreation consoles to a digital display, reside 360 digital camera streaming, in addition to upcoming Cloud VR companies.
As for these promised Cloud VR companies: the corporate’s not too long ago introduced 5G Hub is claimed to permit Vive Focus Plus customers to stream cloud-rendered PC VR content material, though it’s unsure when this service shall be reside contemplating 5G continues to be in closed testing throughout only a few cities worldwide.
Vive Focus Plus Specs
Show: 3K AMOLED (2,880 × 1,600)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Audio: Constructed-in Speaker
Head Monitoring: Optical inside-Out
Body Price: 75Hz
Area of View: 110-degrees
Battery: 4000 mAh
Controller: ultrasonic 6DOF
Knowledge Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Reminiscence (RAM/ROM): four/32 GB
Connector: USB Sort-C
Energy & Battery: Construct-in rechargeable battery (as much as three hours of energetic use time), QC3.zero quick charging