HTC Vive Focus standalone VR with Snapdragon 835, dual 6DoF controllers announced


HTC VIVE has introduced the VIVE Focus Plus which is its newest premium virtual reality standalone hardware for enterprise customers. Vive upgraded the existing six degrees of freedom (6DoF) Focus headset to incorporate dual 6DoF controllers, giving users the ability to seamlessly interact with their virtual environment with the same freedom as PC VR devices.

Vive Focus Plus brings users greater comfort and full enterprise support. Resting easier on consumers’ heads, Vive Focus Plus offers comfort and lays the groundwork for extended sessions in VR needed by commercial customers. The headset comes with several professional features including Kiosk Mode, Gaze Support, and device management tools to remotely enroll, monitor, and manage multiple headsets all at once.

It is powered by the Snapdragon 835 Mobile VR platform and Vive Wave Platform and offers Viveport content including the access to a growing library of titles on the newly announced Viveport Infinity offering. In addition to Vive Focus Plus, Viveport Infinity is compatible with high-end PC-based VR systems as well as the full spectrum of WAVE supported headsets. The Vive Focus Plus offers two ultrasonic 6DoF controllers featuring an analog trigger that gives users the ability to control objects or interactions with pressure-sensitive input.

Vive will be showcasing the newest standalone headset, Vive Focus Plus, and the new Vive Pro Eye, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The headset will be available for purchase starting in Q2 2019 on Vive website in 25 markets worldwide, supporting 19 languages.

Daniel O’Brien, General Manager Americas, HTC Vive said:

At Vive, the announcement of Vive Focus Plus furthers our commitment to rapidly iterate and refine the VR market for both businesses and consumers. 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.