Razer Proclaims $199 ‘Open Supply’ Digital Actuality Headset

Razer Announces $199 ‘Open Source’ Virtual Reality Headset

Razer Announces $199 ‘Open Source’ Virtual Reality Headset

Razer, the billion-greenback gaming PC and peripheral maker, has introduced an enormous transfer into the digital actuality area with the announcement of OSVR Hacker Dev Package right here at CES.

The headset, which the corporate says will arrive this June, is supposed to serve in its place hardware check mattress for builders wanting on the VR area.

It’s additionally only one element of what Razer is looking its Open Supply Digital Actuality ecosystem. Along with making the headset for testing on, Razer has partnered with different gamers within the VR area — recreation engine builders like Unity, movement controller makers like Sixense and Leap Movement — to create a “standardized interface” for constructing digital actuality video games and purposes.

It’ll even work with the newest publicly-out there Oculus dev package, so profiting from OSVR gained’t forestall you from constructing for the chief of the VR pack.

  • Razer Announces $199 ‘Open Source’ Virtual Reality Headset
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  • Razer Announces $199 ‘Open Source’ Virtual Reality Headset
    Razer OSVR Headset
  • Razer Announces $199 ‘Open Source’ Virtual Reality Headset
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  • Whereas the $199 worth is fairly candy in comparison with $350 Oculus Rift dev package, there are some things to think about when taking a look at these early this summer time. It’s going to sport a 1080p decision, similar to the Oculus Rift DK2, however will refresh at 60 frames per second (similar because the Samsung Gear VR) relatively than the DK2’s seventy five. That’s not a deal-breaker for many, however these predisposed to expertise nausea in VR may need to maintain off for one thing nearer to the ninety frames per second ultimate.

    That challenge won’t matter compared to its different key options. For example, these trying to modify the headset itself will probably be joyful to know that it lets you swap out the usual show for upgrades by merely eradicating 5 screws on the underside of the headset. The upgradability doesn’t finish there both — there’s additionally a number of exterior USB ports on the headset for plugging in issues like hand-movement trackers.