During its ViveCon conference, HTC unveils the Vive Pro 2, its new flagship for an even more immersive experience.
After months of rumors and intense weeks of teasing, HTC has finally unveiled its new high-end virtual reality headset at the opening of ViveCon. here is the HTC Vive Pro 2, and he has great points to make.
5K and 120 Hz screens!
On the design side, little change from the first iteration of the helmet. We find its unique look, its attachment system using an adjustment at the back and an elastic band above the head, and a 3D audio system certified Hi-Res Audio. It is rather inside the Vive Pro 2 that it will be necessary to look for the novelties.
First, screens are swapping OLED for RGB LCD panels. If you’re unfamiliar with VR headsets, this might sound like a throwback, but on the contrary, it’s much better suited for VR. In addition, these screens display a definition beyond expectations: 2448 x 2448 pixels per eye. As a result, the HTC Vive Pro 2 becomes the most defined display VR headset on the market.
To top it off, the refresh rate now rises to 120 Hz. To achieve this, HTC has worked with major graphics card manufacturers to take advantage of the Display Stream Compression, which will improve fluidity without losing quality via its DisplayPort port. HTC also incorporates new optics to make the image perfectly clear over the entire field of vision, which goes from 110 ° to 120 °.
All accessories SteamVR already released will be compatible with this new version, announces the brand. As a result, for former users, the headset will be sold alone at a price of 739 € in pre-order and 799 € after June 4, date of its release. A pack containing the headset, two Vive Wands controllers and two stations will also be available on that date, at a price of € 1,399.