HTC will be experiencing an unprecedented financial crisis (even the January data are definitely negative), but certainly does not abandon the development of products dedicated to virtual reality. So, after launching Vive Focus VR on the international market last November, the Taiwanese company announces Vive Focus Plus, a stand-alone viewer of the previous Vive Focus model that will be shown at the MWC in Barcelona. The device incorporates a dual controller with six degrees of freedom (6DoF) to offer the user maximum immersion in the virtual environment.
Intended primarily for business, the 3K AMOLED display is comfortable to wear even during long work sessions and integrates different features and tools to manage multiple viewers simultaneously. Inside there is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile VR Platform, but the real novelty of Focus Plus is represented by the two ultrasonic controllers, equipped with an analog trigger for object control and interaction with the surrounding (virtual) environment . The 6 degrees of freedom allow you to make the most of the device especially in the medical field, offering simulations and activities otherwise not manageable with 3DoF controllers.
With Vive Focus Plus you will have access to the entire offer of Viveport Infinity, the paid service entirely dedicated to virtual reality content (games, apps and more) that will be officially launched next April 2nd.
Still in the Vive, HTC showed the new Cosmos controllers, “designed to give you greater control of your VR experience” and compatible with the (non-standalone) viewer Vive Cosmos announced at CES in Las Vegas at the beginning of the year. Their operation is shown in a short video posted by the company on Twitter: the lights track all movements, the joystick and the buttons are more ergonomic and comfortable to use