HTC offered a dual 6 Degree of Freedom controller dev kit for its Vive Focus Plus standalone VR headset. The company is promised to offer a true and innovative VR experience around. The users are expecting to have more immersive VR experience, which was lacking with original single 3DoF joystick. As such, it comes as no surprise that the company is soon releasing a new Vive Focus Plus bundled with two 6DoF controllers.
The most understandable upgrade the Vive Focus Plus has over the original Vive Focus is its controllers. Instead of the single controller you got with the original Focus, you now have two. More important however, is the fact that they both now support 6 degrees of freedom
The Vive Focus Plus
HTC has also showed that these mysterious controllers rely on ultrasound to enable 6DoF. The analog triggers on these sticks are pressure sensitive as well. Well VR experts are considering it a good upgrade from the old click button and allows for more types of interactions.
The Vive Focus also has a more comfortable head rest design as well as much improved visual quality. Due to its new “next-gen” lens — no more “god rays,” apparently. Everything else remains pretty much the same as before, including the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, the stereo inside-out tracking camera and the 2,880 x 1,600 AMOLED display.
HTC added that the device will even be shipped with an enterprise license in most markets, meaning business users won’t have to pay extra for commercial use — they can take advantage of the kit’s professional features like Kiosk Mode, Gaze Support (hands-free mode) and device management tools right away. In fact, according to HTC, SimforHealth and Immersive Factory are two of its clients that are already using the Vive Focus Plus for medical training and safety simulation.
The amount of buttons has also increased compared to the original controller. Rather than a simple track-pad and single trigger, you now get two triggers, a trackpad, and two face buttons. That allows for a more functionality.