Is that this thriller VR headset Vive’s reply to the Oculus Quest 2 or extra company package?

We’re not sure what’s under that sheet and hidden on a desk in what appears to be Vive’s office, but something tells us it’s a VR headset. This is the label that clearly says “VR Headset – Confirmed”. So this is a riddle that has been solved.

But is this case closed on the whole matter? I do not think so.

We know Vive intends to launch a new VR headset relatively soon, as indicated in its recent social media teaser, but we don’t have an official release date yet. We also don’t know if this new headset will be of great interest to gamers or if it is for more entrepreneurial markets.

Vive currently offers the Cosmos and Cosmos Elite headsets for gaming. Both are immediately connected headsets and require a gaming PC to operate. A modular structure allows for some bonuses when you are ready to spend the money, such as: B. wireless connectivity and inside-out tracking.

That’s the game side of things. On the commercial side, Vive has a few more options: The Vive Pro, a rework of the original Vive headset, is available for commercial and professional use and now includes eye tracking. Then there is the Vive Focus, a standalone VR headset with everything you need to get started that is included in the headset itself.

Where could Vive position a new VR headset?

Unfortunately, we don’t have much to do in this regard. A picture posted on Twitter alludes to some external camera functionality and possibly inside-out tracking similar to the Oculus Quest 2, but it’s no different from all current Vive headsets that have faceplate cameras.

However, the Oculus Quest 2 appears to be the headset that other great VR gamers will be looking for. Facebook has said that sales of the Quest 2 have already exceeded expectations and it has quickly climbed to the top of the Steam hardware poll as the most popular VR headset. The Quest 2 is a great success, but it has its shortcomings. A mandatory Facebook login (and thus reappearance of the Facebook ownership puzzle) that raises some privacy and login concerns.

So there is room for someone else in the stand-alone VR headset market, that’s for sure. For PC gamers, it would be especially welcome if Vive could mimic the Oculus Link functionality, which allows the Quest headsets to run from a gaming PC to get a headset with a headset attached.

Now that the accessories are no longer in the way, we can get to work. 9, 2021

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However, popular speculation has once again directed Vive towards the corporate and professional market with its unannounced kit. The use of the phrase “let’s get down to business” has convinced some that this headset is for business use rather than virtual reality gaming, and I must say it certainly is the likely use.

If that’s the case, there isn’t much for us PC gamers to look forward to. But it is still far from a solid theory.

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