Next-generation modular VR headset HTC Vive Cosmos coming next month

HTC  has revealed the final version of its new virtual reality headset, the Vive Cosmos, the prototype of which had been presented to developers at the last CES in Las Vegas. The HTC Vive Cosmos will be available on October 3, 2019 at a price of USD 700.

The completely autonomous Vive Cosmos can be configured in just a few seconds. The modular and customizable high-end headset is compatible with a wide range of accessories for a total immersion in the virtual universe.

The system features six cameras as well as integrated on-ear headphones. Its 3.4-inch dual screen provides a combined resolution of up to 2880 x 1700 pixels, with an ultra-clear, 110-degree field of vision. The exclusive "flip-up" design enables users to toggle between the real and virtual worlds in one movement. Its modular interface also allows for eventual upgrades.

The Cosmos comes with two remotes and is compatible with the Vive Wireless Adapter (sold separately), for a completely untethered VR experience.

Techies who preorder the Cosmos before October 2, 2019 will be given a 12-month subscription service to Viveport Infinity, which provides hundreds of applications, games and a host of video content.

It is worth noting that a relatively powerful PC is required to run this type of headset. HTC Vive recommends running Windows 10, on at least an Intel Core i5-4590 processor with a minimum 8 gigs of RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or equivalent GPU.

See the HTC Vive Cosmos in action on YouTube: