HTC discontinues Vive Pro and Vive Focus in favor of new headsets

HTC discontinues Vive Pro and Vive Focus in favor of new headsets

HTC discontinues their headsets Vive Pro and Vive Focus in favor of a newer set. This change helps to optimize the use of headsets in the company.

 

The range of VR headsets HTC, which made up 11 different packages, turned into a confusing set of options. The company, however, said that a couple of headsets discontinued. Although this does not help the chaotic Cosmos of modular options, it should bring a bit more order in the overall lineup.

 

Edition Pro HTC Vive headset, which the company first launched in 2018, and terminated in favor of a new Vive Pro Eye, which is essentially the same headset, but with the eye movement.

 

Original Vive Pro is available in three different packages — Starter Kit, Full Kit and McLaren Limited Edition, which gradually decrease as the company sells the remaining inventory. They will be replaced by three packages: a full set of Eye Vive Pro, Vive Pro and Vive Eye Office, Eye Office Pro Arena.

 

Although this step does not actually reduce the number of packages offered, it adds clarity in terms of what products the company intends to enterprises and consumers. Although Vive Pro was largely similar to the original Vive, but with improved displays and better head strap, eye to Eye Vive Pro is a clear distinguishing feature, as of today it is not in any major consumer headset, and is of little value to consumers at present, because the eye has not seen application in a consumer VR space.

 

The same applies to the included base stations SteamVR Tracking 2.0, which offer enterprise users more value than 1.0. While Vive Pro was sold in the package for $ 900 with SteamVR Tracking 1.0 all versions Vive Pro Eye have a price over $ 1000 and include SteamVR Tracking 2.0, which helps to more clearly navigate the corporate line of the company.

 

Speaking about Focus, HTC also eliminates Vive original Focus from their line in favor of Vive Focus Plus. Vive Focus is a self — contained corporate units cost $ 600, but it started a few ill-conceived without 6DOF controllers. The company quickly released Vive Focus Plus for $ 800, which added a 6DOF controllers.

 

The 6DOF tracking has largely become an expectation for modern virtual set, as tied to the PC and offline, so it makes sense to stop releasing Vive Focus. However, HTC told us that it will continue to offer Vive Focus in special enterprises for which a headset can still come best.

 

It will be some time before these changes will fully affect the marketing of the company, but that’s how it should look when completed:

 

The recent lineup Vive

  • PC
    • Vive
    • Starter kit Vive Pro
    • Vive Pro Full set
    • Vive Pro McLaren Limited Edition
    • Vive Pro Eye
    • Vive Cosmos Play
    • VIV Space
    • Vive Cosmos Elite
    • Vive Cosmos XR
  • Offline
    • Vive Focus
    • Vive Focus Plus

 

The upcoming lineup Vive

  • PC
    • Vive Pro Eye
    • Vive Pro Eye Office
    • Vive Pro Eye Office Arena
    • Vive Cosmos Play
    • VIV Space
    • Vive Cosmos Elite
    • Vive Cosmos XR
  • Offline
    • Vive Focus Plus

 

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