Razer's new Hacker Improvement Package natively helps CryEngine

Razer's new Hacker Development Kit natively supports CryEngine

Razer unveiled its newest revision to its Open Supply Digital Actuality (OSVR) developer’s bundle, aka Hacker Improvement Package v1.four, throughout GDC on Tuesday. The newest HDK gives a lot of enhancements over its earlier iteration.

First, now that Razer and Crytek are collaborating on the OSVR undertaking, the CryENGINE — Crytek’s proprietary recreation engine (assume FarCry) — natively helps the HDK. That primarily signifies that builders can be now capable of construct video games for OSVR inside the CryENGINE that they are already used to working in.

“The open commonplace inspired by OSVR corresponds with our personal want to offer CryENGINE customers complete freedom of selection in VR improvement.” CryENGINE artistic director, Frank Vitz, stated in a press release. “We’re excited to be supporting a platform that’s designed to speed up progress and increase the viewers for VR, and we sit up for seeing how OSVR builders harness CryENGINE to create revolutionary experiences.”

Moreover, the brand new HDK will incorporate a diffusion movie designed to overlay the prevailing optics and scale back the “display door” impact, which accentuates the pixelization of seen photographs. HDK 1.four is presently obtainable from the Razer web site for $349 should you embrace a Leap Movement Orion or $300 in the event you do not. You can too decide up a brand new Leap Movement-enabled faceplate individually for $seventy five. For HDK 1.three customers that do not need to shell out for a completely new unit simply to attenuate pixelation, the diffusion movie might be obtainable individually beginning in April.