HTC’s new Vive Flow headset reportedly launches this week

Jay Peters

The Verge

A promotional image for HTC’s upcoming event. | Image: Engage

HTC is planning to release a new VR headset this week and is also working on its own metaverse-like virtual world, according to a report from Protocol.

Let’s start first with that new headset. It’s reportedly a standalone VR headset called the Vive Flow and is intended to be a media consumption device “with access to some casual gaming,” Protocol says. However, it won’t ship with controllers and will be less powerful than the Oculus Quest 2, Protocol reports. The Vive Flow will reportedly be announced at HTC’s October 14th event, which would make sense, as HTC is promoting the event with the “Go with the Flow” tagline.

The new metaverse space is apparently called Viveport Verse. According to a site about the service (which was live as...

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