HTC’s additions to their VIVE Cosmos brings choice to VR


VR (virtual reality) has certainly evolved over the years. From a gimmicky niche gadget, to being almost mainstream. One thing remains the same however, the price of entry remains out of reach for many consumers. HTC plans on changing the game with a modular approach with their Vive Cosmos line.

The unique draw here is the ability to purchase the entry level Vive Cosmos Play and then upgrade the face plate to the Cosmos ($699) or the Elite ($899)

The Vive Cosmos Play is an entry-level VR headset which drops two sensors from the Vive Cosmos.

While no pricing has been announced yet, we’re hoping that the price is closer to the $399 mark. Despite the fact this is an entry level headset, it still shares the same 2880 x 1700 resolution, 110-degree FOV and 90Hz refresh rate.

If you’ve got $300 burning a hole in your pocket, you can always opt for the Samsung HMD Odyssey+ from which has a 3K AMOLED display (2880 x 1600), 110-degree FOV, and 90Hz refresh rate. Not only does it only have 100 less pixels than the HTC Vive Cosmos, it is completely compatible with SteamVR and Viveport.

What do you think? Is VR still a niche market or is it ready for mainstream triple-A titles? Check out some of our other VR articles here!

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