HTC reveals the Vive Pro VR headset

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Two weeks after extensive rumors and leaks, and two years after the successful launch of the virtual reality headset, the Vive, HTC has announced that a new successor is on the horizon. Officially revealed at CES 2018, the new piece of hardware will be called the Vive Pro, and will release sometime in Q1 2018. Added and upgraded features will include things such as screen resolution of 2880x1600--an immense improvement at a 78% increase, built in headphones, a headset strap which will help keep the machine balanced, an additional microphone, and an outward facing camera.

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Also announced was the Vive Wireless Adaptor, which can wireless connect your Vive or Vive Pro to a computer nearby. This will be released sometime this summer. Though third party technology to do this has existed, the official adaptor will utilize Intel WiGig technology. HTC did not mention what the price of the Vive Pro will be, nor did they mention what PC specs will be required to run games on the updated hardware.


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Makes the PSVR look silly, at 1080p for BOTH eyes.

Still looks bulky af. :( I thought they were supposed to be working on slimming it down. It looks like a first-gen headset.

And are you sure you want a high-speed router strapped to your head? (health-wise, I mean)
 
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Better resolution means lower screen door effect, though
Even gen1 it's really easy for me to look past SDE and not see it at all. Regardless, the best thing to do is increase FoV and resolution to maintain PPI but still be a noticeable upgrade. The Pimax 5K is two 1440p panels and 200 degrees FoV. IMO that's a sweet spot for current PC VR. I'd be fine with the FoV a little lower at around 180, too. Problem with Vive's 110 is that you have to turn your head for everything, moving your eyes you just see black edges.
 
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