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HTC just announced the Vive Cosmos… but we’re not sure what it is exactly

Enthusiast fans of VR have been chomping at the bit for a new VR headset for quite some time now.

While the HTC Vive Pro did come out recently, many were extremely turned off by its high price and mediocre improvements. Well, HTC is back again with another new VR headset, too bad no one really knows what it is or what it does.

The HTC Vive Cosmos is the latest entry into the VR market, but what it is really is still a mystery.

HTC says that the Cosmos will be powered by a PC at first, but will eventually be powered by other platforms, such as smart phones.

The Cosmos’s whole pitch seems to be comfortability and modularity as HTC says that the Cosmos will have “ever-increasing suite of modular customizations.”

There’s no word on actual specs as of yet, but the model shown at CES didn’t have any sign of wiring, making the method of PC connection questionable. It’s highly possible that the Cosmos uses a wireless VR system based off of HTC’s recent wireless add-on for the Vive.

The headset features the inside-out tracking system that is becoming the new norm for VR headsets. It will give the user full controller and room tracking without the need for outside sensors.

While all of this sounds extremely interesting, there isn’t much concrete informations about the new headset, but HTC did say the Cosmos is not intended to be a replacement for the Vive or a “Vive 2.”

The Cosmos will run alongside the original HTC Vive, but no release date or price is currently set for the HTC Vive Cosmos.

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