HTC’s upcoming virtual reality headset, the Vive Flow VR, has been revealed in new leaks.
Notorious leaker Evan Blass shared a series of photos about the new device on his Twitter account, which will apparently cost $499 at launch.
Headsets have a large yellow area around the eyes with the cameras attached to them, and it looks like it would require a cable to work – connected to a cylindrical device whose function is not yet known Is.
However, from the images it appears that the headset has an internal processor and can work by plugging in the phone. It is possible that the tube is a carrying case that also provides additional power to the headset.
These leaks come shortly after report from protocol Regarding HTC’s new headset, several lifestyle images along with suggest that the device will be built for attention and media consumption.
The company is apparently also working on a Metaverse-like service called Viveport Verse that will provide real-time interaction across VR and non-VR devices. Many tech companies, most vocally Facebook but also Razer, are advocating for the merger of the digital and real world to increase productivity and make it easier to meet people.
However, critics point out that the Metaverse originated in Neil Stephenson’s 1992 . Is snow accident, which portrays it as “a poor, desperate nation literally ruled by corporate franchises,” Vice’s Brian Merchant wrote.
HTC’s Viveport Verse will allow people to “explore the world beyond physical space … meet people from all over the world” and “explore a wide variety of events from virtual tours and exhibitions to sporting events and festivals.” According to a public staging site.
Protocol reports that the headset doesn’t need to be connected to a PC – similar to Facebook’s popular Oculus Quest 2 device – and will feature some ‘casual gaming’. It will launch without handheld controllers, suggesting that it will use motion tracking via front-facing cameras to operate and navigate through menus, which are also a feature of the Oculus Quest 2.
The report adds that the headset will apparently have a less powerful chipset than the Quest 2, but will feature Six Degrees of Freedom tracking, which will make it more immersive than Facebook’s now-discontinued Oculus Go device.
HTC developed its own VR meeting and productivity service, also known as Vive Sync, as a push towards the enterprise market. Recently, Facebook unveiled its service called “Horizon Workroom”, which shows avatars of everyone in a meeting talking with each other, as if they were actually together.
HTC did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Granthshala.
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