HTC Vive's all-new VR set Cosmos Elite to launch in UAE this May

And it comes paired with Half Life: Alyx

HTC Vive’s all-new VR set Cosmos Elite to launch in UAE this May

Being safe at home doesn’t mean we can’t delve into other virtual worlds, and if you’re looking for an escape this month, HTC Vive is launching the right goggles.

The virtual reality (VR) system has revealed it will be launching its all-new Cosmos Elite in the UAE, and it comes with the breakout hit Half Life: Alyx along with it. Score.

Set to launch on Thursday May 21, the full kit comes bundled with a pre-installed external tracking faceplate, two SteamVR base stations and two Vive controllers.

The new VR kit is built for precision gaming titles, just like 2020’s hugely successful Half Life: Alyx, Superhot VR, and Audica as well as multiplayer VR titles like Battlewake.

For those who already have a Vive, the external tracking faceplate can be used with base station versions 1.0 or 2.0 as well as the original Vive or Vive Pro controllers. It can also be swapped with the original inside-out tracking faceplate that ships with the original Vive Cosmos.

“People want an incredible VR experience and we have worked hard to build VIVE COSMOS Elite to deliver just that,” said HTC’s Graham Wheeler.

“Cosmos Elite is truly our most versatile headset yet. From consumers just discovering VR for the first time to the demanding business user, Cosmos Elite offers stellar quality, comfort, and the ability to evolve VR and XR journeys over time – from changing faceplates to adding options like wireless.”

Already made up your mind on getting it? The Cosmos Elite is available for pre-order today (Thursday May 7), and is priced at Dhs4,299 – available across Virgin Megastores in the UAE and at

For those looking for just the headset, the headset-only option will be available thoughout the UAE in mid-June.

Speaking of games to escape to, we’ve rounded up 11 stellar titles to get lost in. Check it out right here.

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