HTC announced today the HTC VIVE Pro 2, a new revolutionary headset that brings 5K resolution and a 120-degree field of view as a standard feature to the two new VR headsets announced today at VIVECON 2021.
At VIVECON we redefined premium VR for both businesses and consumers, with stunning 5K resolution and 120-degree field of view setting a new benchmark for PC VR and All-in-One headsets. VIVE Pro 2 delivers an amazing immersive experience, with beautifully fluid visuals, comfort, and precise tracking, for when every pixel and polygon counts.
VIVE Focus 3 heralds a new era of business VR – crafted for stunning visuals while also being durable and lightweight, with superior comfort and ease of use. Our new VIVE Business solutions make it easier than ever for an organisation to use VR, so whether it’s a small start-up or a multinational, everyone can benefit from the transformative potential of VR.
Graham Wheeler, HTC VIVE EMEA General Manager
The new device delivers 2.5K to each eye, coupled with a fluid 120 Hz refresh rate, and a fast-switching panel with real RGB sub-pixels, for crystal clear and super smooth animations. According to HTC, these advances mean minimal motion blur and the ‘screen door effect’ is virtually eliminated, giving people a more natural and immersive experience.
The new VR headset was designed in close collaboration with NVIDIA and AMD to optimize Display Stream Compression, Display Stream Compression guarantees maximum visual quality and is also backwards compatible with DisplayPort 1.2.
The headset also has fine-adjustable inter-pupillary distance (IPD), evenly distributed weight balance, adjustable head strap, and a quick-adjustable sizing dial. VIVE Pro 2 also features 3D spatial sound with Hi-Res Audio Certified headphones and supports third party headphones.
All VIVE SteamVR ecosystem accessories will work with VIVE Pro 2 – VIVE Trackers of any generation, the new VIVE Facial Tracker, and more. VIVE Pro 2 will slot into an existing SteamVR setup – whether it’s Base Station 1.0 or Base Station 2.0, older VIVE controllers, or even controllers and gloves like Valve’s Index ‘knuckle’ controllers.
VIVE Pro 2 in the headset-only version is now available for pre-order. As a special thank you for customers, VIVE is running a special promotion during the pre-order period, offering a discount for those who want to upgrade – making VIVE Pro 2 headset available for $749