Update: Vive Pro Announced, Built In Sound, 2K Per Eye, Wireless Sold Separately:
Below is a rumor post from before the announcement of the Vive Pro which contained rumors that the device would use 4K per Eye graphics technology. We now have the full announcement officially letting us know the following specs of the Vive Pro.
4K Graphics, but 2K Per Eye, Not what we expected but still a 37% increase in graphics capability – and rumored to get rid of “the screen door effect” by using a resolution of 2880 x 1600 per eye. The screens will now be OLED screens. Pixel Density is 615 pixels which is a 70% increase above the original Vive screens.
Sadly, Wireless will be sold separately still, although HTC did announce an Official Vive Wireless Adapter for both the HTC Vive and Vive Pro. For the first time, sound is built-in! The latest Vive controllers are expected to be included. It appears that foot tracking we wanted so badly to happen in a re-bundle of Vive just isn’t quite there yet either. While Lighthouse 2.0 technology is used for the Trackers that come with Vive Pro, a step up from Vive original trackers, the custom trackers we mentioned being crucial to open world gaming in our Vive 2 article will not be included. Despite not being quite what was expected, overall Vive Pro looks great and seeks to keep innovation going in the VR Gaming market.
If you’ve got the carpet room and the gaming computer to run a virtual reality gaming experience this is probably the best price for the leading VR Gaming platform HTC Vive (until the next Black Friday). The deal is available through the HTC Vive’s official online website (see below) via a link inside of Steam as Valve and HTC remain strong in their SteamVR partnership. During the Steam Summer Sale 2017, for $749 USD ($50 off the regular $799 price) gamers can get into the virtual world with 1 HTC Vive HMD (Head-Mounted Display aka the “VR Headset” itself), 2 HTC Vive Base Stations, 2 HTC Vive Motion-Tracked Controllers, 1 full HDMI box kit with all necessary high quality hdmi wires, usb, data, power supplies, face size adjustment foam inserts, and more in addition to a bonus $50 Steam Gift Card to be spent on tons of games during the crazy Steam Summer 2017 sale seeing full retail games going for half off or less. *Price is in US Dollars and deal is region-specific to the HTC America Online Store.
1 Free Month of Viveport is also included, allowing digital rentals for 5 games per month in a selection including the following, and more:
Here’s some more Info on Viveport, now that the dust has settled and the service is beginning to mature:
“Pick Your Titles; As a subscriber, you get to select 5 titles per subscription period. Add 5 titles-]” “[Keep your titles, or change your selections within the first 3 day(s) of your next subscription period.”