Virtual reality was supposed to be the next big thing back in 2016 when the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive launched. It was the tech whose time had finally arrived. Or so we thought. As it turned out, VR was still a little too expensive and perhaps alienating to take over the gaming world as Oculus and HTC had hoped. But it is still a lot of fun. There are a lot more startups, new VR-glasses and headsets, new games and VR-videos. Today we will discuss a Russian version of virtual reality – 4K SteamVR Headset ODIN.
The startup DEUS will show its new Steam VR-compatible headset called “Odin” at the beginning of 2019. The company wants to present the version of the Pre headset “Odin” in February. The “preliminary” model will be showed especially for enterprises and developers and will be supplied with a 3DoF controller at an estimated price of $ 1,100. Improved consumer model with a 6DoF controller will be released in the summer of 2019, but the price is currently unknown and probably will cost less.
The headset is equipped with two 2160 × 2160 LCD panels, which provides a total resolution of 4320 × 2160 (4K × 2K) – higher than any headset on the market. DEUS claims that its Fresnel lenses provide a 110 ° field of view, just like the HTC Vive. The consumer version of Odin will use the VirtualLink USB cable, and the earlier version of Odin will use the DisplayPort connector.
Headset Odin uses photodiodes and base laser stations for tracking. This is not a SteamVR base station. The company has developed its own similar system which is called “Rock”. DEUS claims that Horus base stations have a wider projection angle than the Lighthouse and that only two included stations can cover 200 square meters (approximately 45 × 45 feet).
In the second quarter of 2019, the company will demonstrate its 6DoF for Odin controllers using the same Horus tracking system as the headset. The controllers are somewhat reminiscent of the Oculus Touch, but with trackpads instead of triggers for thumbs. These 6DOF regulators will be included in the Odin package, which will be released in the summer of 2019.
The headset is compatible with SteamVR, which means that it should provide the ability to play most (if not all) VR games on Steam. Pre-release buyers, however, need to wait for 6DoF controllers to go out to try out most of the Steam game.
The United States, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and China have dominated the VR hardware space so far. DEUS hopes that he can add Russia to this list. If everything goes according to plan, then Odin can be a worthy addition to the premium VR-PC market on the market.
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