HTC Vive Focus now has an 8K VR video player

The HTC Vive Focus wireless headset is now ready to stream and download high-resolution video contents untethered, thanks to the new Visbit 8K VR Player. The new Vive Focus capability is the result of HTC’s partnership with virtual reality streaming expert Visbit, which is known for its View-Optimised Streaming technology that reduces latency for premium video watching experience over Wi-Fi networks. The player also supports content downloads, essentially its solution for viewing 8K contents where and when no internet access is available.
HTC has released the player through the Viveport Marketplace as a free download but only for a limited time and will exclusively benefit users currently based in China. That’s because the Vive Focus headgear, which boasts of 3K AMOLED display with 75 Hz of screen refresh rate, remains a China-only release, and there’s no telling if and when product release to other markets is happening.
In fact, HTC has already confirmed that no plans for release outside of China exist at the moment. Notwithstanding, the company said the Vive Focus’ 8K viewing feature is seen to break new grounds for the still-emerging virtual reality platform.
However, Visbit’s technology, initially implemented for HTC’s gears, is already groundbreaking. Because the former found success in significantly cutting down latency, optimal streaming was made possible starting at 4K and up to 12K resolution.