HTC Vive has made further strides toward opening up the VR market to new customers, announcing a new, more flexible headset.
The company's new hardware, Vive Cosmos, will be a more self-contained device than the Vive, requiring "no external base stations." HTC emphasised qualities like comfort and ease of set-up and use, suggesting that it is targeting people who have found previous VR hardware too complex.
According to HTC Vive's general manager for the Americas, Daniel O'Brien, more than 85% of "VR intenders" consider ease of set-up and use the most important factor when purchasing VR hardware.
"We believe Cosmos will make VR more easily accessible to those who may not have invested in VR before and also be a superior experience for VR enthusiasts," O'Brien said in a statement.