First Look: HTC Vive Pro With New Controllers And SteamVR Room Tracking Base Stations 2.0
HTC Vive made a big announcement this year where they look to further enhance our immersive experiences with the new HTC Vive Pro. The new HMD will include a 2,880 x 1,600 resolution with dual OLED screens which is 78% more pixels than the standard Vive headset which is a huge improvement. Recently, Alvin Wang Graylin, HTC Vive China president took a pair of the new HTC Vive Pro headsets along with the Vive Focus to showcase some of the new innovating technology at an event.
— Alvin Wang Graylin (@AGraylin) January 25, 2018
In the picture, you can see how colors are coordinated in purple just like the new Vive Pro headset. Alongside the new HMD and controllers are the new SteamVR 2.0 base stations. The new base stations are said to provide 33 x 33 ft. room tracking when using 4 base stations which is gigantic.
Below are some improvements coming on the SteamVR Tracking 2.0 Base Stations:
- Support for more than two base stations
- Base stations that are smaller, quieter, lower power, more reliable, and less expensive than their 1.0 counterparts
- Better performance by reducing the number of moving parts and sources of manufacturing variation.
The new SteamVR 2.0 Tracking base stations will not be compatible with the original HTC Vive. While the new controllers look quite the same, they might change in design closer to the Vive Pro launch date. They will not be coming with the upcoming Valve Knuckle motion sensor controllers. However, it will most likely be compatible with the upcoming Vive Pro.
Make sure to stay tuned for updates.