Samsung’s virtual reality unveiled-rig designed for use with Windows PCs.
HMD Odyssey combines announced VR headset and hand-Controller from Dell, HP, Lenovo, Acer and Asus, the launch hardware line-up for Microsoft’s new Mixed Reality platform.
In contrast to the previous PC-based VR kit, new products are able to keep track of your vehicles’ movements in an area without additional external sensors.
But experts have raised the question of whether the market support so many brands.
Until now, HTC Vive and Facebook Oculus Rift, the majority of the market in high-end PC-based VR headsets have to be yourself.
But the two companies had only sold a total of something over a million headsets until the end of June, according to super data Research
Both have to lower their prices in the last few months in an attempt to stimulate the demand.
By contrast, Samsung’s more basic Gear VR which works with some of its smartphones had sold more than eight million units, according to the same market research.
“VR is still a very youthful medium,” said Kevin Joyce, editor-in-chief of the news site VR Focus.
“There are a number of significant barriers to market entry – price, lack of variety in the software collections, etc. – all are slowly being addressed.
“But in the short term, I think we will see that some of the hardware manufacturers to fall in the current race, before the last hurdle [because some people] want a return on their investment sooner rather than later.”Halo VR
Microsoft held an event in San Francisco on the occasion of the release of a new version of Windows 10 on October 17, supports the new virtual-and augmented-reality features.
The company uses the term “mixed reality”, in relation to the two VR experiences in computer-generated worlds, as well as AR, which mixes graphics and real-world views.
Samsung headset is pitched as a premium experience in VR, thanks to the higher resolution, OLED (organic light-emitting diode) display, as the other new kit. It also has a slightly wider field-of-view and built-in headphones.
However, its $499 (£425), the price makes it more expensive and it will go on sale, a month later, in November.
Other explanations included:
Microsoft AltSpaceVR, a virtual reality-based social-media platform has acquired the. He had announced its closure at the beginning of the year, only a reversal of the decision, without explanation later
the release of Halo Recruit, a “short” VR-experience in the company sci-fi video game world. It way be released later this month
Microsoft is also developing an AR-based headset that does not require a separate PC called HoloLens. But a prototype sold to developers costs £2,719, and there was no update, when there will be a mass-market Version.
An industry-proposed the watcher that the consumer is inclined to invest in Microsoft and its partners VR-tech for a while should wait before you make a purchase.
“The Start of all these head-mounted displays have a lot of competition-and possibly the price-aggressiveness in this space in the coming holiday season,” said Annette Zimmermann, the research and Advisory company Gartner told the BBC.
“Until now all the PC manufacturers linking their high-end devices with Oculus or HTC headsets.
“With their own headsets that are available, it is likely that you will focus on the promotion of bundles with their own devices.”