HTC vive announces availability of Vive Cosmos in Saudi Arabia

New mod expands functionality of Vive Cosmos for existing Vive users with base stations and controllers

  
HTC vive announces availability of Vive Cosmos in Saudi Arabia

New VIVE Reality System debuts with Vive Cosmos, reimagining VR software

Riyadh, KSA: HTC VIVE® today announced features and functionality of the new VIVE COSMOS, and launch bonuses. Vive Cosmos is the latest premium PC-based virtual reality (VR) system created with a new level of accessibility and ease of use, designed to grow with users over time through a modular faceplate design that can change the functionality of the headset, such as the newly announced VIVE Cosmos External Tracking Faceplate.

“HTC Vive Cosmos offers an unmatched experience and is our most versatile headset yet. With Cosmos, we’ve continued to refine and improve on what a premium VR experience can and should be,” said Graham Wheeler, General Manager EMEA, HTC VIVE. “Vive Cosmos opens new worlds and grows with you. With inside-out tracking, options in the future for different faceplates, unlimited content in the box, and the new user interface, we see limitless possibilities for XR customers.”

Technical Features

Vive Cosmos was built to adapt to the needs of VR customers with ease, versatility, and performance at the forefront. The all-new Vive tracking system offers a simplified setup that makes getting into VR faster and easier than ever before, with six camera sensors for wide and accurate inside-out tracking. Cosmos features a 2880 x 1700 combined pixel resolution—an 88% increase over the original Vive—delivering crystal-clear text and graphics. All-new LCD panels reduce the distance between pixels and combined with real RGB displays minimize screen-door effect.

A unique flip-up design allows users to jump between reality and virtual reality in seconds—all without disrupting VR journeys. Superior ergonomics and comfort allow for longer VR experiences and integrated on-ear headphones provide fully immersive sound. Cosmos also features completely redesigned controllers that maximize functionality within VR and offer extended comfort during long play sessions. Cosmos is also compatible with the Vive Wireless Adapter for those who want to enjoy moving in VR without being tethered.

First External Tracking Faceplate Announced

With a modular faceplate design, Vive Cosmos is the most versatile premium VR headset yet, designed with upcoming accessories to change the functionality of the headset and offer customers the ability for their headset to grow with them over time. The first official “mod” is the Vive Cosmos External Tracking Faceplate for customers that want to continue to use their existing Lighthouse base stations for tracking scenarios, but also take advantage of the superior performance of Vive Cosmos. This first base station-compatible mod supports Vive’s ecosystem of peripherals including the Vive Tracker, delivering unprecedented input freedom for VR controls.

Included Content

Vive Cosmos is the VR headset that packs a powerful content punch right out of the gate with an included 6-month Viveport Infinity subscription during the launch period. Viveport Infinity gives unlimited access to hundreds of top-rated VR apps, games, and videos like AFisherman’s Tale, Fujii, and Ninja Legends, as well as premium videos from top brands like GoPro, Discovery Channel, and Animal Planet. In tandem with the Vive Cosmos launch, Viveport Infinity has added new titles such as Doctor Who: The Edge of Time by Maze Theory, Playstack, and BBC; Eleven Eleven by Syfy; Battlewake by Survios; Gloomy Eyes by Atlas V and 3dar; Swords of Gargantua by Yomuneco and Gumi; and MLB Home Run Derby by MLB.

Vive Reality System

Cosmos offers an out-of-box experience that is easy to set-up and launch into virtual worlds using the new Vive Reality System. Vive Cosmos is the first headset to offer the Vive Reality System, a reimagined core software experience for Vive. The Vive Reality System is an entirely new design philosophy for VR, offering an extension of life to make VR feel less like launching apps and more like stepping between worlds. Cosmos will feature a redesigned user interface called Lens to easily navigate XR and Viveport Infinity applications, and a new, dynamic home space called Origin. The Origin space is the launchpad for VR applications and interactive experiences that will grow over time.

Vive Cosmos will be available for purchase online from VIVE.COM as well as through select retailers like Jarir Bookstores, Xcite by Alghanim Electronics, and Virgin Megastore.

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For more information, please visit: https://www.vive.com/mea-ar/product/cosmos 

Vive Cosmos Specs

Screen: Dual 3.4" LCD diagonal 
Resolution: 1440 x 1700 pixels per eye (2880 x 1700 pixels combined)
Refresh rate: 90 Hz

Field of view: 110 degrees

Audio: Built-in stereo headphones

Required PC connectivity: USB 3.0, DisplayPort™ 1.2

Peripheral Ports: USB-C 3.0, proprietary connection to mods

Tracking: no minimum space requirements for standing/seated, minimum 2m x 1.5m for room-scale mode

Module Faceplates: Vive Motion Mod (ships with Cosmos) and Vive Cosmos External Tracking Mod (sold separately)

Vive Wireless Adapter support: Yes, sold separately with attach kit. Available PCIe slot required

About HTC VIVE

HTC VIVE is the premier virtual reality (VR) platform and ecosystem that creates true-to-life VR experiences for businesses and consumers. The VIVE ecosystem is built around premium VR hardware, software, and content. The VIVE business encompasses best-in-class XR hardware; VIVEPORT platform and app store; VIVE Enterprise Solutions for business customers; VIVE X, a $100M VR business accelerator; VIVE STUDIOS, an entertainment, gaming, and enterprise content studio; and VIVE ARTS for cultural initiatives. For more information on VIVE, please visit www.vive.com

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