HTC has announced the launch of Vive Focus Plus, a new version of its Vive Focus stand-alone headset, which includes a pair of its updated motion controllers, first announced as development hardware in October. While the original Vive Focus's unique controller supported three degrees of freedom, these new controllers took six degrees, which means they can be tracked as they move, rather than simply on-site rotation.
The addition of these two controllers puts the Vive Focus Plus in direct competition with the Oculus Quest, an autonomous headset that will be released in the spring of this year and which also includes a pair of controllers. Facebook has promised that its new helmet would be able to track "at the height of an arena", allowing you to walk in a 4,000 square foot space and let it follow your movement all the way through. along your journey.
Apart from the new controllers, the Vive Focus Plus headphone part is very similar to the original Vive Focus. It still supports six degree of freedom tracking, is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and is equipped with a 3K AMOLED display (2880 x 1600). The Vive Wave platform powers the Vive Focus Plus and you can download new content and apps from the Viveport online store.
Vive Focus Plus is primarily aimed at business customers and will be available in 25 countries around the world. HTC has not yet announced pricing for its new headset, but has said it expects it to be available in the second quarter of this year.