HTC reveal new VR headset: The Vive Cosmos

HTC has unveiled their latest VR headset at CES 2019; the Vive Cosmos. The new device features inside-out tracking and a flip up visor. The announcement on the HTC website reads: “Prepare yourself for striking graphics, lifelike sound, and immersive experience. Bring it home or to the office. Play it at a friend’s. All made possible with the all new VIVE tracking system.”

“Cosmos is the newest VR headset in our family built with absolute comfort in mind. We really wanted this to be something that would make it easy to access your virtual world,” spoke Drew Bamford, VP of Vive Creative Labs, during the press conference.

“We found that over 85% of VR intenders believe that ease of use and set up is the most important factor to consider while purchasing a headset,” said Daniel O’Brien, GM of HTC Vive. He added: “we believe Cosmos will make VR more easily accessible to those who may not have invested in VR before and also be a superior experience for VR enthusiasts.”

It will be the first Vive headset to make use of HTC’s newly announced Vive Reality System, which HTC describes as “an entirely new design experience for VR.”

There is yet to be a price announcement or release date for the Vive Cosmos.