CES 2019: Vive Cosmos is a brand new VR headset from HTC

The Vive Pro Eye incorporates eye-tracking.                  HTC

The announcement of the VIVE Cosmos was the highlight of HTC VIVE's conference at CES 2019. The device is called the Vive Pro Eye, and it promises to bring higher-quality VR experiences, thanks to a technique called "foveated rendering". Last but not least the eye tracking helps allocate GPU time to where your eyes are focussed for sharper images where needed, and conserving GPU power where not.

HTC is targeting its new Vive Pro Eye headset at the enterprise market, which it says will have the most "immediate" benefits from the technology.

Even the flip up cover of the HTC Vive Cosmos feels like a nod to the movie Ready Player One, similar to the movie poster that shows the protagonist flipping in and out of the virtual worlds. Unlike the Vive and Vive Pro, the Cosmos won't require external trackers, and is optimized for comfort and ease of use.

The catch is that the headset will track what you're looking at, using those data points for analytics. In a press release, HTC said Cosmos will have "the capability to be powered by more than a traditional gaming PC".

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Still, regardless of whether it uses your phone or your PC, the key thing HTC are pushing with the Vive Cosmos is the fact that you don't need any of those pesky base stations (those magic black boxes that do all the room tracking on the ordinary Vive) to set it up, thereby making it much easier to use and start messing about with.

Following last year's introduction of the Vive Pro for business customers, HTC today unveiled the HTC Vive Pro Eye, a headset with integrated eye tracking. HTC explains that the eye tracking takes place via LED sensors located around the lenses inside the HMD. HTC must be just teasing us intending to go forward with a proper launch at a later event. Additionally, HTC has partnered with Mozilla to make Firefox Reality the default web browser on all Vive VR headsets. The idea behind launching the Vive Cosmos to address those issues that bother most VR headset users.

HTC also announced a new subscription service for Viveport called Infinite, which will give you access to 500 apps and games and any given time starting April 5.

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