HTC announces new Vive Focus with two updated motion controllers

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HTC has announced the Vive Focus Plus, a new version of its Vive Focus standalone headset that includes a pair of its updated motion controllers, which were first announced as developer hardware back in October. Whereas the Vive Focus’s sole original controller supported three degrees of freedom, these new controllers support six, meaning they can be tracked as they move around, rather than just as they rotate on the spot.

The addition of these two controllers puts the Vive Focus Plus in direct competition with the Oculus Quest, a standalone headset that’s due to be released in spring this year and also includes a pair of controllers. Facebook has promised that its new headset is capable of “arena-scale” tracking, allowing you to walk…

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