HTC’s new Vive Focus VR headset is no longer Daydream compatible
November 16, 2017

Will release it on their own platform instead.

Earlier this year, Google made an announcement about partnerships made with Lenovo and HTC regarding the production of Daydream-compatible standalone VR headsets. But as Lenovo has already launched its own VR headset in the form of Jedi Challenges as a tie-in to the upcoming Star Wars movie, HTC has announced that it is no longer making one.

Technically that is. HTC has instead focused on making the Vive Focus, a new all-in-one device that they said features a world-scale 6DoF tracking that basically means that it does not require sensors or any related equipment.

It’s powered by the snapdragon 835 processor and will have an AMOLED display so you’re guaranteed to get the best visuals possible. But as mentioned, the Viva Focus will not be running on Daydream and will instead use the Vive Wave platform being developed by HTC.

The Vive Focus will initially be available in China, and unfortunately HTC doesn’t have plans to bring it to the US. We’ll keep our fingers crossed for a Middle Eastern release date.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. Has passion for all things tech - you’ll normally find him tinkering with the latest gadgets and computer peripherals. He is an avid collector of DVDs and Blu-ray discs, and recently discovered his love for gaming.
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