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HTC has launched new VR headsets from the Vive Cosmos family. Three models will appear in stores this year. The company addresses different price ranges. In addition to a new elite variant, there will also be a model for beginners. In addition, a mixed reality headset was presented, which will be presented in more detail at GDC 2020 in San Francisco.

The people responsible at HTC have announced three new models from the Vive Cosmos range. The company wants to address different price categories with its VR headsets in the future. The standard version has been available in stores since October 2019. Also ours Colleagues from PC Games Hardware Vive Cosmos took a closer look at the test some time ago. This year the HTC VR family will be expanded by at least three new models.

It starts with the new Vive Cosmos Elite, which you can see in the picture above. The VR headset will offer a pre-installed "External Tracking Faceplate", which makes the model compatible with the two enclosed Lighthouse base stations. Together with the Vive controllers, the package will be released in the first quarter of 2020 for € 999 – which is € 200 more than the price of the standard model.






This is the new Vive Cosmos Play from HTC.



This is the new Vive Cosmos Play from HTC.

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The next new addition is the Vive Cosmos Play. With this variant, HTC wants to appeal primarily to beginners. Compared to the standard version, there are only four cameras for inside-out tracking on the headset. The price has not yet been announced, but the VR glasses are expected to appear in stores in the second quarter of 2020. With the separately available "External Tracking Faceplates" you can upgrade the Vive Cosmos Play to a Vive Cosmos.






A picture of the new Vive Cosmos XR for mixed reality experiences.



A picture of the new Vive Cosmos XR for mixed reality experiences.

Source: HTC




Finally, a mixed reality glasses from HTC was announced with the Vive Cosmos XR. The headset offers two "pass-through cameras" on the underside, which capture the room at a 100 degree angle. As part of the Game Developers Conference in March, one would like to reveal further details. The Vive Cosmos XR should also appear in the second quarter of 2020. The price will be over € 1,000.

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