Yesterday HTC Vive announced that its next headset, the Vive Cosmos is now available to pre-order ahead of its official launch in October. The help promote the device in the UK, HTC has teamed up with BBC Studios for an event where the public can get their hands-on Vive Cosmos and play Doctor Who: The Edge of Time.
The event will take place at Hackney’s Protein Studios on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th September, giving fans of the series a chance to step into the famous Tardis. Produced by Maze Theory for BBC Studios, Doctor Who: The Edge of Time puts you in the role of the Doctor’s assistant, helping to pilot the temperamental spacecraft on an adventure to solve the mystery behind the ‘Reality Virus’.
Featuring iconic monsters from the TV programme including the Daleks and the Weeping Angels, players will also encounter new monsters as they battle to solve puzzles armed with the Sonic Screwdriver, all in a bid to save the universe. Doctor Who: The Edge of Time is slated for a September launch for PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest, HTC Vive and of course Vive Cosmos when it arrives.
Vive Cosmos will be the premium product offering from HTC Vive, retailing for £699 GBP/$699 USD. Scheduled to arrive on 3rd October, the headset boasts inside-out tracking thanks to six cameras, a combined resolution of 2880×1770 (1440×1700 per-eye), hinged front to easily drop in and out of VR and a removable front faceplate. When in place the vented front allows for air circulation plus it can also be changed for other mods, such as the External Tracking Mod to make it SteamVR tracking compatible.
Full details for the event are as follows:
- Dates: Friday 27th September between 10.30am – 7pm and Saturday 28th September 2019 10am – 4pm
- How much: Free to attend
- How: Members of the public can sign up for a slot on Ticket Source via https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/htcvive
- Where: Protein Studios, 31 New Inn Yard, Hackney, London EC2A 3EY
- Nearest tube: 10 min walk from Old Street underground station or 5 min walk from Shoreditch High Street Overground station
- Please note: Players must be aged 12+
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Vive Cosmos and Doctor Who: The Edge of Time, reporting back with the latest updates.