It was around this time last year that HTC Vive teased the reveal of its Vive Pro headset at CES 2018. It looks like the company is now hinting at yet another reveal for CES 2019.
HTC Vive just tweeted the below image of its CES 2019 gear all boxed up and ready to move to the big show in Vegas. The accompanying message teases ‘some new gear we can’t wait to unbox for you’. Perhaps more importantly, though, the picture features on box with a logo that’s been blurred out. The other two boxes both have clear logos. Why the secrecy?
The truck is loaded and we’re excited be on our way to #CES2019. The cases are packed with some new gear we can’t wait to unbox for you. Keep tuned to @htcvive social media during CES for announcements, news and daily coverage. #HTCVIVE #VIVEPORT pic.twitter.com/lkwKE7plPw
— HTC VIVE (@htcvive) January 3, 2019
It certainly looks like HTC is set to reveal some new hardware at CES, then. The real question is: what? The developer’s standalone VR headset, Vive Focus, is now available and Vive Pro is less than a year old so we weren’t sure we’d see anything new from HTC this year. But, back in November, the company did file a trademark for something called Vive Cosmos. It seems like that this could be the name for whatever’s in that box.
There’s been plenty of speculation about Cosmos. Is it a new PC VR headset that utilizes Focus’ inside-out tracking? Or is it an upgraded SteamVR headset ready and waiting for Valve’s Knuckles controllers? Or is it another peripheral similar to 2017’s Vive Tracker?
We’ll have to wait until next week to find out. CES kicks off on January 8th. We’ll be at the show to bring you all the latest from the world of VR.