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Razer announces Open Source Virtual Reality initiative, complete with dev hardware

Razer announces Open Source Virtual Reality initiative, complete with dev hardware
By Joseph Keller on 6 Jan 2015 09:32 am

At CES 2015, Razer has announced its partnership with several game industry hardware and software companies, such as Leap, Gearbox, and Sixense to create OSVR, or Open-Source Virtual Reality. The goal is for developers to build their own virtual reality hardware and software based on a standard interface. Razer is contributing to the project with the OSVR Hacker Dev Kit. From Razer:

In line with the OSVR vision, the OSVR Hacker Dev Kit hardware design is both affordable and open source to encourage developers to take advantage of the program. To make software development even easier, the OSVR HDK includes high-quality, low-distortion optics that practically eliminate the need for color and distortion correction, thus minimizing the amount of additional development work required for OSVR compared to other VR devices. Anyone can download 3D files and create their own set of VR-Glasses. For more information on how that works, visit www.osvr.com.

The Hacker Dev Kit features a 5.5-inch full HD display. It support a resolution of up to 1920x1080 at 60 frames per second. It has an integrated accelerometer, gyroscope, and compass, an external USB 3.0 port, and two more USB 3.0 ports for internal expansion. The Dev Kit will ship in June 2015 for $199.99.

Source: Razer

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