HTC has today announced its PC-based virtual reality (VR) system, VIVE COSMOS in India. Priced at Rs 89,990, Vive Cosmos will be available for purchase on the HTC Vive e-store and Amazon from October 25, 2019.
The new COSMOS comes with a free, one-year VIVEPORT Infinity membership, worth Rs 7,188 with the code included in the box. Viveport Infinity subscription gives unlimited access to hundreds of top-rated VR apps, games, and videos like A Fisherman’s Tale, Fujii, and Ninja Legends, as well as premium videos from top brands like GoPro, Discovery channel, and Animal Planet. The system has also made the shooting game, AEON, available to consumers free of cost.
Vive Cosmos comes with a new tracking system that offers simplified setup. It comes loaded with a 3.4-inch dual LCD screen with a combined resolution of 2880 x 1700 pixels. It also features 90Hz refresh rate and 110-degree field of view. It comes with a new flip-up design that allows users to between reality and virtual reality.
Cosmos 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. Cosmos also features a redesigned user interface called Lens to easily navigate XR and Viveport Infinity applications, and a new, dynamic home space called Origin.
The VR system comes with built-in stereo headphones. For connectivity, it requires a PC with USB 3.0, DisplayPort 1.2. It also features a USB Type-C 3.0 port and proprietary connection to mods.
Raymond Pao, Senior VP of Product and Strategy, HTC Vive said, “India is a growing market for virtual reality offerings, and we have been refining and improving our products since Vive began its VR journey. The evolving gaming and XR industry in India presents new opportunities for us and we are eager to interact with the gamers and XR customers through VIVE Cosmos, which offers an unmatched experience and is also our most versatile headset yet.”