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AOC has revealed their own VR HMD at Gamescom 2016

AOC has revealed their own VR HMD at Gamescom 2016

AOC has revealed their own VR HMD at Gamescom 2016

AOC has revealed their own VR HMD at Gamescom 2016

 

Right now the VR market is a two horse race between the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive/SteamVR, but now it seems that there is soon going to be a third contender from AOC. 

Right now the device is merely a prototype and AOC has provided no real specifications for their upcoming VR headset, though we do expect similar specifications to the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive.

At this time AOC has only been showing off the VR headset itself, without any motion controllers, meaning that this headset will likely be aimed at users who want a "sit-down" VR experience, rather than the full-room VR that the HTC Vive provides. 

 

     Virtual reality has a history of being declared “the next big thing” and failing miserably a short time after the hype was at its peak. In 2016, however, all signs indicate that this time its development and the underlying technology are sound enough for it to stay.

Goldman Sachs even stated in a report published in January 2016 that VR “has the potential to spawn a multi-billion-dollar industry, and possibly be as game changing as the advent of the PC”.

Use cases are as diverse as those of personal computers and smartphones: besides the obvious: gaming (and the military), there are video entertainment, live events, education, healthcare, engineering and even retail and real estate. Want to get a first-hand impression of your new home, hundreds or even thousands of kilometres away, from your old apartment’s couch? Just don a VR headset and walk around… And the list will get even longer the further the technology evolves.

For AOC, the entry into the HMD market is a natural step, says Stefan Sommer, Director Marketing & Business Management EMEA: “As a subsidiary of the world’s largest display manufacturer, we at AOC have always been at the forefront of developments in the display sector, be they desk- or head-mounted. I am sure that our new VR headset is only the beginning of a fascinating development and that AOC customers can look forward to even more exciting products in the not too distant future.

 

  

Right now we know very little about this new VR headset, though we will keep you up to date with any additional information as we find out more. 

 

You can join the discussion on AOC's new VR HMD on the OC3D Forums

 

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20-08-2016, 15:03:24

SeekaX
I'm calling 500 bucks.
I hope they won't have those controllers, i just want VR for racing games and space simulators, no need for those gimmicks there and i don't feel like paying for something i don't use. But unless it's below $400 i'm not going to get one anyways and i doubt that will happen before 2018.Quote

20-08-2016, 15:18:11

AlienALX
Oooo interesting ! I've got an AOC monitor and they're terribly under rated IMO.Quote

21-08-2016, 02:59:26

Damien c
I have always like AOC monitors, they just work with no fancy gimmicks and they don't look to bad either.

If they get this being sold for a resonable price this could be a game changer in terms of pricing when it comes to VR as at the moment, for me personally the price that is being asked for the Rift or Vive is just far to much.Quote

21-08-2016, 04:13:55

Dicehunter
Hopefully if they can be the first ones to get a VR headset down to around a £350 price point this will have a knock on effect with other VR manufacturers giving us a price war Quote

21-08-2016, 05:04:45

Tolemac
It's good for the end users that other manufacturers are getting into the VR market I wonder if iiyama will follow suitQuote
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