Deus reveals their 4K Odin SteamVR Headset

Deus reveals their 4K Odin SteamVR Headset

Deus reveals their 4K Odin SteamVR Headset 

The Russian startup DEUS has unveiled their first SteamVR headset, which hopes to release with high-resolution screens and a tracking system that can cover areas larger than Valve’s SteamVR lighthouse system. 

The ODEN VR headset will offer users two 2160×2160 screens, delivering a combined resolution of 4320×2160 and a 110-degree field of view, representing a resolution boost of almost 7.2x over the HTC Vive and a 2x resolution boost over the HTC Vive Pro. On top of that, DEUS’ laser-based ‘Horus’ stations are said to offer wider angle projections than Valve’s Lighthouse system, offering a maximum tracking area of 200 square meters, supporting more base stations to cover larger areas. 

In February DEUS plans to release their ODEN Pre headset, offering developers a 3DoF (degrees of freedom) controller. This model will cost an estimated $1100 and is intended for developers and business users. A refined consumer version of the headset will release in SUmmer 2019 with 6DoF controllers, offering enhanced tracking and an Oculus-style appearance. 

The ODEN is also the first VR headset that will use VirtualLink’s USB-C cable standard for headset connectivity, though at this time it is unknown whether or not end users will have the option to use other display standards for connectivity, either through an adapter or otherwise. 

Deus reveals their 4K Odin SteamVR Headset  

With the Horus headset being SteamVR compatible, the headset should be able to function with all of Steam’s VR games right out of the box, though games with motion controls will require the headset’s 6DoF controllers, making the Pre model difficult for gamers to use. 

DEUS plans to showcase their 4K ODIN VR headset at CES 2019. 

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