HTC VIVE announced that the VIVE Cosmos Elite will ship with Valve's upcoming VR-exclusive "Half-Life: Alyx." Vive Cosmos Elite, launching globally today.
Half-Life: Alyx is a new, full-length virtual reality entry in the Half-Life series. Half-Life: Alyx was designed from the ground up for Virtual Reality and features all of the hallmarks of a classic Half-Life game: world exploration, puzzle solving, visceral combat, and an intricately woven story that connects it all with the characters iconic to the Half-Life universe. Vive Cosmos Elite purchasers will receive a redemption code in-box that will unlock the game when it launches on March 23rd.
Vive Cosmos is an adaptable premium PC-based VR system, by changing the front faceplate of the headset or by taking advantage of Vive accessories like the Vive Wireless Adapter. All Vive Cosmos headsets include the same visuals (2880 x 1700 combined pixel resolution), and comfort features including a flip-up design that can transport users to and from their virtual world with ease.
In addition to all the platform features of the Vive Cosmos Series, Vive Cosmos Elite includes a pre-installed External Tracking Faceplate, two SteamVR base stations, and two Vive controllers. The External Tracking Faceplate can be used with base station versions 1.0 or 2.0 as well as the original Vive or Vive Pro controllers and is easily swapped with the original inside-out tracking faceplate that ships with Vive Cosmos.
By using Lighthouse base station technology, Vive Cosmos Elite users will be able to experience the power and precision of SteamVR tracking. Vive Cosmos Elite also supports Vive's ecosystem of peripherals including the Vive Wireless Adapter and the Vive Tracker—delivering input freedom for VR controls.
The Vive Cosmos Elite bundle retails for $899 USD and launches today worldwide.