HTC has unveiled the brand new Vive Professional 2, an replace to its high-end digital actuality headset that provides a variety of small however significant enhancements.
The most important change is the brand new show, which now affords 5K decision (or 2448×2448 pixels per eye), 120Hz refresh price, and 120-degree discipline of view. It is a good step up from the unique Vive Professional launched in 2018, which had a 2880 x 1600 decision, a 90Hz refresh price, and a 110-degree discipline of view. The brand new Vive Professional 2 additionally helps Show Stream compression, or DSC, for the primary time in a VR headset. DSC is a visually lossless commonplace usually seen in high-end screens.
On account of all this, HTC says the Vive Professional 2 affords “minimal movement blur.” The corporate additionally claims that the noticeable lattice strains in lots of older VR headsets, generally often known as the display screen door impact, have been “nearly eradicated” – although these are the Oculus Quest 2 and HP Reverb G. Different new units like the two. ,
Show apart, the Vive Professional 2 has the standard ergonomic options of high-end headsets, together with adjustable straps, quick-adjust sizing dials, and adjustable interpupillary distance (IPD). The built-in headphones are Hello-Res Audio licensed with 3D spatial sound, and the headset works with third-party headphones as properly. The brand new Vive Professional 2 may also work with all Vive SteamVR equipment, together with Vive trackers, the brand new Vive facial tracker, and any SteamVR controllers and different equipment.
Design-wise, the renders look alike to the brand new Vive Professional 2 little Glossy and extra compact than its predecessor. Although we’ve not but obtained the burden or dimensions of the brand new headset nor have it been seen in particular person for a very comparability.
In the event you’re upgrading from the unique Vive Professional, HTC is operating a particular promotion in the course of the preorder interval, promoting the headset itself (with out controllers or exterior trackers) for $749/£659/€739. As soon as that promotion ends, the standalone headset will price $799 / £719 / €799. The complete-fledged Professional 2, together with Base Station 2.0 and controllers, might be obtainable for buy beginning June 4 for $1,399 / £1,299 / €1,399.