HTC Announces Vive Eye-Tracking Technology and Game Subscription Package

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Very few details have been for the HTC Vive Pro Eye. In addition, VIVEPORT, HTC's global app store for VR content, announced unlimited subscription access with Viveport Infinity so all the best content is available at any time. Not only that, but eye-tracking also makes way for foveated rendering, which is just a fancy terms that means VR is about to get more gorgeous graphics.

Based on statements from HTC, it would seem the Vive Pro Eye opens several new doors in regards to accessibility and innovation. This headset is going to feature HTC's own in-house developed eye-tracking system that will be launched in an update for the Vive Pro called the "Vive Pro Eye".

The VR Gaming scene is taking off slower than we thought it would but it is clear that HTC is not ready to give up on it yet as it looks like they are looking to show us a new VR gear at CES this year. The idea is simply that the headset can track your eye movements, which can then be used to activate menu and navigation controls.

According to HTC, its Cosmos VR headset is the one to compete directly with the Oculus Quest, as it's promising to offer "absolute comfort, easy setup, and will require no external tracking", as HTC reported.

Starting Vive Day, April 5, 2019, members can download and play any of the 500+ titles in the Viveport Infinity library with no restrictions.

If this already has you sold on the headset, it's worth noting that even though no price point was announced, it'll likely be more expensive than the established Vive Pro headset at $799.

"We found that over 85% of VR intenders believe that ease of use and set up is the most important factor to consider while purchasing a headset", said Daniel O'Brien, GM, Americas, HTC Vive. "We want VR to feel less like launching apps and instead like stepping between worlds", says Drew Bamford, VP, Creative Labs, HTC Vive. Check out everything announced during the HTC Vive press conference. It will also be the first Vive headset to work with the Vive Reality System that will be a new design experience for VR.



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