It seems like each few days for the previous month or so we’ve been masking a brand new Home windows ‘Mixed Reality’ VR headset from a distinct producer that will get new details, new apps, or a value/launch date. In consequence, right now is not any totally different. Lenovo announced that its newly dubbed “Lenovo Explorer” headset will price $349 and is predicted to be available throughout the globe “in coming weeks” according to a company blog post.
The Lenovo Explorer joins the Acer, HP, Asus, and Dell in a rising portfolio of VR headsets working on the Home windows VR platform that we’ve identified about however haven’t seen many details on. The Lenovo device is available in at the very same $349 price ticket because the Dell, whereas the HP is $20 cheaper at $329 and the Acer is poised to be the most affordable with the bottom value of $299. The shortage of headstrap padding and fewer exact tightening mechanisms each contribute to the decrease price. We’re nonetheless ready to seek out out the US value of the Asus, but it surely’s set at 449 euro for now.
When it comes to specs the Lenovo Explorer is predicted to be similar to the entire different Home windows VR devices with inside-out monitoring cameras and no want for exterior sensors. You’ll be able to learn extra about the system requirements here. Optionally, identical to the opposite headsets, you can too buy a pair of Windows VR motion controllers for $99 or in a bundle with the Lenovo Explorer for $449. The controllers connect through bluetooth and grant you hand presence contained in the virtual area.
As soon as the Home windows VR platform is absolutely launched there must be loads of stuff for users to do. Along with big VR titles like Superhot, Arizona Sunshine, and Rec Room all making their approach over to the Home windows Retailer, these headsets will also support Steam and are anticipated to obtain their very personal Halo VR game as nicely someday quickly. The truth is, Lenovo is stating that “more than 100 VR-ready titles” are within the line-up. Though we anticipate that at the least a few of these “more than 100 VR-ready titles” may simply be non-VR games upscaled to VR using Lenovo’s Entertainment Hub.
On a largely unrelated word, Lenovo additionally detailed right now its upcoming collaborative undertaking with Disney: the Star Wars: Jedi Challenges AR platform. It’s releasing this November for $199 and contains the brand new Lenovo Mirage AR headset, lightsaber controller, a stationary monitoring beacon, and a collection of apps that allow you to duel Sith lords and command forces on the battlefield.
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