All things considered, the HTC Vive is probably the highest-end VR solution out there. This will increase to 2880 x 1600 which HTC says is a 76% increase over the original Vive. The Pro features integrated headphones with a built-in amplifier, dual microphones featuring active noise cancellation, and dual front-facing cameras. The Wireless Adapter is coming in the fourth quarter of this year, while more information on the Vive Pro's price and availability are coming "soon".
As one of the first major VR headsets to hit shelves, the hardware inside the HTC Vive isn't its most compelling feature anymore. "By collaborating with HTC to commercialize Intel's WiGig technology, we will guarantee that wireless VR meets the most discerning quality bar for home users and business VR customers".More news: Face Off Against Nergigante in the Final Monster Hunter
This afternoon HTC revealed the HTC Vive Pro, a next-level experience for virtual reality gamers. "Wireless VR has been on almost every VR user's wish list since the technology was unveiled", Frank Soqui, GM of the virtual reality group at Intel, said in a statement.
In the new Vive Video experience, a curated selection of Vimeo content will be made available to browse and view in a highly optimized native VR experiences within Vive Video-compatible headsets. That's a 78-percent jump from the original Vive headset's screen resolution of 2160x1200. As part of the Viveport VR and Viveport Video options, the company will be offering subscriptions for $7 a month, allowing users to try up to five titles each month. This means you'll be able to get a real taste of games and experiences, complete with all the room-scale and interactions, before you buy, rather than judging them by watching a 2D video. It's finding an early niche in immersive attractions, where you can strap on a rented headset and wander around, dodge stormtroopers and even work up a sweat.
"Vive we truly believe is the industry standard when it comes to VR", said Daniel O'Brien, general manager of the HTC Vive.