HTC is planning to launch a brand new VR headset this week and can also be working by itself metaverse-like digital world, according to a report from Protocol.
Let’s begin first with that new headset. It’s reportedly a standalone VR headset known as the Vive Movement and is meant to be a media consumption system “with entry to some informal gaming,” Protocol says. Nevertheless, it gained’t ship with controllers and shall be much less highly effective than the Oculus Quest 2, Protocol reviews. The Vive Movement will reportedly be introduced at HTC’s October 14th event, which might make sense, as HTC is promoting the event with the “Go along with the Movement” tagline.
The brand new metaverse house is seemingly known as Viveport Verse. In keeping with a site about the service (which was reside as of publishing this text), you’ll be capable to make your personal 3D avatar and discover “a wide range of occasions,” however the house may also have an “NFT Showroom” and user-generated content material “out there quickly.” You seemingly gained’t want a VR system to go to Vivepoint Verse, although; the web site says it will likely be suitable with desktop gadgets, laptops, cellular gadgets, tablets, and VR headsets.
We’ve collected screenshots of the Viveport Verse web site within the gallery under, within the occasion that HTC closes entry to it.
It’s unclear how this new Viveport Verse house would differ from the enterprise-focused Vive Sync expertise. It looks like Viveport Verse may very well be extra of a sequence of digital worlds of many sorts, maybe much like Facebook’s Horizon Worlds, versus Sync’s digital assembly areas supposed for work.