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HTC Vive Focus standalone VR headset eliminates wires

HTC Vive Focus standalone VR headset eliminates wires

Created to be an all-in-one device, the Focus won't need to be hooked up to a powerful desktop PC in order to run and won't have the same interactivity constraints that mobile VR now has. The Vive Focus is a head-mounted display equipped with 6 degrees-of-freedom, and world-scale tracking.

The objective of Vive Wave was to provide a unified interface and set of tools for developers to provide content for the HTC Vive Focus, as well as other mobile virtual reality (VR) devices. Alongside that reveal was the news that it would be supported by a new open platform called Vive Wave.

HTC Vive report it is concerned by the continuing fragmentation of the VR market, particularly in China. The Vive Wave platform purports to solve two industry problems: It gives software developers a larger potential customer base with no extra effort; and it frees hardware designers to focus on hardware innovation, rather than perfecting a software distribution system. It should be the first standalone six-degrees-of-freedom VR headset to see release, though HTC isn't saying exactly when it'll be available. They did not even release other specs about the headset like screen resolution or other features that will make it standout in the VR market. Also announced today is the Vive Wave VR open platform, which is basically Daydream for China with 12 hardware partners already signed up, including Quanta, Pimax, Nubia, iQIYI and more.

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But that's not to say that developers can't add 6DoF hand input to the Focus. Other similar use cases include Second Life-like social platforms, or it can be something as simple as watching movies with friends in a virtual cinema - not an entirely new concept but now you can do so pretty much anywhere you want.

Earlier this year, HTC was forced to drop the price of their Vive VR system from $799 to $599 after Oculus dramatically sliced the price of its similarly capable VR system from $798 to $399. The focus appears to be exclusively on China with this release as well.

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