The company Razer has long ceased to be just a manufacturer of gaming peripherals. Often, it acts as a certain innovator. We can not say that Razer is a revolutionary device, but many of its products stand out from the competition. For example, a game pad Edge is equipped with a Core i7 processor and a special module with manipulators, Blade Pro laptop has a touch screen on the site of the numeric keypad, and bracelets Nabu able to communicate with each other different data.
The next step in a new industry for himself began work on the promotion of the concept of virtual reality. We are talking about OSVR (Open-Source Virtual Reality) – a new platform with open source software, aimed at the development in the field of virtual reality.
OSVR moving group, consisting currently of companies Razer, Nod, Sixense, Leap Motion, GearBox, Unity, Unreal, Intel, Bosch, Sensics and others. Of course, this list will be expanded.
The aim is to bring together OSVR game developers, gamers and device manufacturers to improve the technology of virtual reality. Alliance is developing an open standard for games and devices “entry” in virtual reality.
In the center of the whole idea of a virtual reality helmet worth OSVR Hacker Dev Kit. More specifically, in spite of the fact that it is still ready device, it comes bundled for developers. Yes, the helmet has a display diagonal of 5.5 inches resolution Full HD, a pair of eyepieces and other. However, the modular construction of the device, and can be replaced as a screen, and other components. As in the case of software, this set is characterized by open “source.” Everything needed to create a device documents will be posted on the web.
The very same helmet will be available in June for $ 200. The software will be available even earlier. OSVR developers do not intend to compete with Oculus or some other ready devices. They are trying to create standards by which the technology of virtual reality will become popular.
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