HTC announced today it plans to release Vive Focus Plus” VR standalone premium headset for enterprise customers.
The Vive Focus Plus will use the “six degrees of freedom” (6DoF) system used in the current Vive Focus, but now with support for dual “six degrees of freedom” controllers, as well.
“At Vive, the announcement of Vive Focus Plus furthers our commitment to rapidly iterate and refine the VR market for both businesses and consumers,” said Daniel O’Brien, General Manager Americas, HTC Vive. “This rollout of Vive Focus Plus leads the way for deeper immersion, more realistic training and simulation, and easier porting of experiences from PC to the stand-alone category.”
The controllers themselves (two ultrasonic 6DoF), feature analog triggers capable of reading pressure-sensitive input, making experiences truly immersive. It also supports Gaze control, and with full enterprise support, this should make it easier for those unfamiliar with virtual reality to properly run the programs. Additionally, the “Hazard Spotting” tools in Vive Pro have also been incorporated into Vive Focus Plus, allowing people to move freely without worrying about injuring themselves or others.
HTC will be showcasing the Vive Focus Plus and the Vive Pro Eye during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, later this month. The headset itself will be available to purchase beginning in the second quarter of 2019, and will be available in 25 different markets worldwide.