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HTC cancels standalone Daydream VR headset with Google, launches 'Vive Focus' instead

HTC cancels standalone Daydream VR headset with Google, launches 'Vive Focus' instead

HTC is still on track to release the first standalone "world-scale" headset with the Vive Focus, but don't expect to see one outside of China any time soon. At the moment, the device, which was initially teased at Google I/O 2017 in May, will be available exclusively in China. Alvin Wang Graylin, China Regional President of Vive put it this way: "with the new VIVE Focus, we are excited to bring high quality 6DoF VR experiences, which were previously only available on tethered devices, in a more convenient and portable form factor".

"Six degrees of freedom tracking is a standard feature on high-end PC and console headsets, and, with its support, instantly elevates Focus above cheaper smartphone VR headset solutions", said games analyst Piers Harding-Rolls, from IHS Markit.

While this headset can be used for recreational purposes, one particular point made by the company was their goal to turn the HTC Vive Focus into a VR headset utilized primarily for educational purposes.

Yes. HTC introduced the HTC Vive VR headset in 2015, and by late 2016, the company was rumoured to be working on a second-generation version, codenamed Oasis.

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With 12 third-party hardware partners already supporting the platform, and over 35 developers already creating content for the platform, Wave's future is looking bright... at least in China. Most notably, Google and therefore Daydream have no access to the Chinese market, so HTC would have to go solo to lead the effort in that part of the world, anyway - as it did with the original Vive since Steam isn't always accessible there (hence the birth of Viveport). It is basically Google's Daydream platform, but for the Chinese market.

The HTC Vive Focus will instead run on a new VR platform developed by HTC called Vive Wave.

HTC is yet to announce a price or release date for the Vive Focus, but the product will launch in China first before hopefully heading to the U.S. and beyond. The Vive Focus features a "high-resolution" AMOLED screen with "low latency and unmatched clarity", along with a rotational head strap and a Bluetooth controller that offers 3DoF.

HTC's Vive Focus will use the HTC Vive Wave VR platform.


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