HTC revamps standalone VR headset to keep pace with Oculus while it looks to big business

TechCrunch | 2/21/2019 | Staff
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HTC has had a little bit of a rough ride these past few years. After betting the farm on VR, the company has had to make some substantial business strategy shifts to keep the division kicking in the face of a less-than-robust headset market and a behemoth margin-less competitor that’s alright losing a few billion dollars.

HTC’s latest play, a revamped Vive Focus headset that features tracked motion controllers, could be seen simply as playing catch-up with Oculus and their upcoming Oculus Quest standalone headset, but it’s likely only aiming to keep pace with innovation to dissuade enterprise customers from switching teams.

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The Vive Focus Plus maintains a lot of the system specs of the previous generation, but taps some souped up “visuals” and an interesting new controller tracking system which relies on ultrasonic feedback rather than camera-based optical tracking to locate the controllers in 3D space. The tracking...
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