HTC has recently unveiled what’s in store for Vive, their virtual reality system. During their CES announcements, HTC confirmed the Vive headset will be upgraded, and promised wireless adapters for both new and older models.
The new Vive Wireless Adapter is equipped with Intel WiGig technology, will run at 60 GHz band, and provides better performance due to lower latency. This adapter supports the current iterations of the Vive, and will also be compatible with the newly announced Vive Pro.
The Vive Pro encompasses the best display and audio available for VR experiences by offering two OLED displays, which hold a combined resolution of 2880×1600. This is a 78% increase over the 2160×1200 resolution of the previous Vive. This new resolution allows for text, graphics, and overall interfaces to come into a sharper view. Integrated headphones, a built-in amplifier, and a new head-strap will also come with the Vive Pro to improve comfort, as well as customized sizing to ultimately reduce the weight of the headset.
HTC has also announced an update for the Viveport that replaces the existing 2D catalogs provided by the service. This will now be replaced with “fully immersive interactive previews,” which provide room-scale showings in order to help customers determine their interest before purchasing.
Neither the price nor the exact release date has been shared, but HTC has noted that it should be available between July and September.