Vive Focus, HTC’s first standalone VR headset, has officially launched in China. Based on HTC’s new mobile VR platform, which includes a mobile version of the Viveport content store, the headset debuts with more than 40 apps.
The Vive Focus is HTC’s first standalone VR headset; it has everything on board for VR—including inside-out positional tracking—which means it doesn’t rely on a smartphone or host computer. That makes it more convenient and brings with it a host of other advantages over the usual smartphone docking mobile headsets.
After taking pre-orders starting in December, the Vive Focus launched to the first customers in China this week. HTC held an event where they gave a live demo of the headset to 100 attendees.