During the 2019 Consumer Electronics show, HTC took the advantage and showed off two of its new devices. These devices included the HTC Vive Pro Eye and the HTC Vive Cosmos. These two devices offer consumers different experiences when it comes to their VR Gaming. The HTC Vive Pro Eye is geared more towards the professional market while the HTC Vive Cosmo is targeted towards the mobile consumer.
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The HTC Vive Pro Eye I was debuted in the 2019 CES conference. This high-end HTC Vive VR headset comes with eye tracking. This upgrade is very significant for the HTC Vive because it uses a technique called foveated rendering. This technique, the device renders an object within a user's frame of vision add high resolution and reduces or eliminates anything in the periphery or blind spots. By implementing this technique, the device can run higher definition games with less processing power. This is because it selectively displays areas that will be rendered in high resolution. The HTC Vive Pro eye is targeted more towards the business user, but the consumer version should be coming out shortly after.
Also on display during this conference was the HTC Vive Cosmos. This appears to be an upcoming, untethered HTC device targeted towards people looking for a mobile experience. The device itself works much like the HTC Vive, at a lower resolution, and we'll port with a platform called Vive Port Infinity. HTC attempted to launch a version of this platform before, but it failed. The main issue with the platform was that it had limited content and devices were still very new. Now by Fort Infinity seems to be geared more towards a Netflix for VR model. This means that with a subscription, a user will have the ability to sample many different VR experiences, Games, movies and apps.
I feel with all of the different headsets HTC Vive is starting to get a lot of competition. They stay competitive within this market with a lot of their innovative peripherals. These peripherals include enhancing controllers, head grips, and other types of devices that augment your virtual reality experience. I feel at the price point the HTC Vive is an excellent choice, but if you have a strong PC, you may also want to consider the Oculus Rift.