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  Coming soon: Cosmos Elite Headset (HMD only) and External Tracking Faceplate, both paired with Half-Life: Alyx
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03/31/2020
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Headcrab, meet Cosmos Elite HMD. We’ve heard your feedback and soon we’ll offer an upgrade option for existing Vive owners (or those with base stations and controllers already). In the coming weeks, we’ll launch both a headset-only version of the Cosmos Elite Headset and the External Tracking Faceplate as a stand-alone accessory. Best of all, both purchases come with a redemption code for Half-Life: Alyx*.

 

Launched last week, the Vive Cosmos Elite pairs the performance of external tracking alongside the flexibility of the Cosmos platform to meet the needs of the most demanding VR entertainment enthusiasts. All Vive Cosmos headsets include the same impressive visuals (2880 x 1700 combined pixel resolution), and comfort features including an innovative flip-up design that can transport users to and from their virtual world with ease.

 

Retailing for £549, the headset-only option (for existing Vive owners with base stations and controllers) will include a pre-installed External Tracking Faceplate and the Cosmos headset, alongside Half-Life: Alyx and six months of Viveport Infinity for free. The External Tracking Faceplate, retailing for £199 as an upgrade accessory for Vive Cosmos, 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. The External Tracking Faceplate will also include a redemption code for Half-Life: Alyx and six months of Viveport Infinity for free.

 

Elite headsets will begin shipping starting in April with on-sale date varying by region (see chart below). The External Tracking Faceplate will launch globally later in Q2. Given demand, we are releasing these to markets as quickly as we can given supply chain challenges associated with the ongoing health crisis.

 

Cosmos Elite Headset

Country

Pre-order

On sale

CN

 N/A

16-Apr

TW

1-Apr

16-Apr

EU

7-Apr

27-Apr

UK

7-Apr

27-Apr

CA

1-Apr

1-May

US

1-Apr

1-May

AU

 N/A

May

KR

 N/A

May

NZ

N/A

May

JP

1-May

Mid-May

KSA

1-May

18-May

UAE

1 May

18-May

 

Cosmos External Tracking Faceplate

Country

On sale

KR

Late April

CA

1-May

US

1-May

EU

15-May

UK

15-May

AU

May

ME

10-Jun

TW

To be announced

 

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 and the External Tracking Faceplate also support Vive’s ecosystem of peripherals including the Vive Wireless Adapter for an untethered VR experience and the Vive Tracker—delivering unprecedented input freedom for VR controls.

* Redemption code not available in all regions. Digital code included in box. Limited time offer.