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HTC's Vive Cosmos has up it's game

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Analysts estimate that future growth will come from standalone VR headsets or headsets that are wired to PCs or consoles, instead of those that require a smartphone.HTC’s latest VR innovation certainly steps up its competition with Facebook-owned VR company Oculus. With HTC announcing three new models in the family, as well as three faceplates that will enable a headset to grow with the user over time. Vive Cosmos Play will be released as an entry-level headset. Businesses and enterprises has started to gravitate towards Vive.The core Cosmos experience is the same from model to model, including 2880 x 1700 total resolution with all-new LCD panels that minimize the screen door effect of black gaps between pixels. One change HTC is flagging for Cosmos Play is a downgrade to a four-camera inside-out tracking system, rather than the six-camera system found in the standard Cosmos. Available as either a complete standalone package or a faceplate for other Cosmos units, XR promises to use up to 100 degrees of the headset’s field of view to blend real-world and digital visuals, using high-quality XR passthrough cameras to achieve the feat.

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