Razer-backed OSVR HDK 2 now available for purchase in Asia Pacific region.
Virtual reality is undeniably going to be the next big thing in the gaming industry. And as far as VR headsets are concerned, you should already be familiar with the usual suspects: the PlayStation VR, the Oculus Rift, and the HTC Vive. But what if you’re looking for one that’s built upon an open-source platform instead? Well, that’s where the OSVR HDK 2 headset comes in. OSVR, which stands for Open Source Virtual Reality, is essentially a program that seeks to create an openly accessible VR ecosystem for both gamers and developers. Ideally, that means gamers won’t have to purchase a Vive to play SteamVR games, and a separate Rift to play Oculus-speci c games – the HDK 2 will be compatible with both mediums, in addition to its own library of OSVR games. Currently, the HDK 2 – which stands for Hacker Development Kit 2 – is capable of running SteamVR and OSVR games out of the box. But that could change in the future, if Oculus developers are willing to implement support for OSVR into their software.
Specification-wise, OSVR claims that the 2,160 x 1,200 low-persistence OLED RGB dual-display of the HDK 2 (which runs at a frame rate of 90 fps) will be able to provide a ‘visual experience on par with the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive’. The HDK 2 can be purchased from the Razer Online Store for RM1,899. It will come with two complimentary games (while stocks last): Decent:
Underground, and Radial G: Racing Revolved.