HTC is planning to launch a brand new VR headset this week and can 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 Stream and is meant to be a media consumption system “with entry to some informal gaming,” Protocol says. Nevertheless, it received’t ship with controllers and will likely be much less highly effective than the Oculus Quest 2, Protocol reviews. The Vive Stream 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 Stream” tagline.
The brand new metaverse area is outwardly known as Viveport Verse. In keeping with a site about the service (which was stay as of publishing this text), you’ll be capable to make your personal 3D avatar and discover “a wide range of occasions,” however the area may even have an “NFT Showroom” and user-generated content material “obtainable quickly.” You seemingly received’t want a VR system to go to Vivepoint Verse, although; the web site says will probably be appropriate with desktop gadgets, laptops, cell gadgets, tablets, and VR headsets.
We’ve collected screenshots of the Viveport Verse web site within the gallery beneath, within the occasion that HTC closes entry to it.
It’s unclear how this new Viveport Verse area would differ from the enterprise-focused Vive Sync expertise. It looks as if Viveport Verse may very well be extra of a sequence of digital worlds of many sorts, maybe just like Facebook’s Horizon Worlds, versus Sync’s digital assembly areas meant for work.