Developed in collaboration with Valve and Microsoft, the next-gen HP VR headset delivers a more immersive, comfortable and compatible experience than the previous generation. It’s the new standard in VR.
HP teases a follow-up of its virtual reality headset Reverb created in partnership with Microsoft and Valve. The announcement coincides with the release of Valve’s Half-Life: Alyx, the most awaited VR game of the year. There is little information at the moment, but HP’s website calls its latest headset “a more immersive, comfortable and usable experience” than the Reverb and a client email is calling it the “no-compromise VR headset.”
Alongside other Oculus and HTC devices, Valve’s SteamVR platform also supports Windows Mixed Reality headsets which is super cool. And the headset looks like the old Reverb, with two black spots suggesting the use of Windows Mixed Reality tracking sensors, rather than visible tracking beacons in SteamVR-style. We are still a little confused about what this particular partnership entails with Microsoft / Valve / HP.
Although there has been no release of pricing or availability details, as stated earlier, we presume this will not be an entry-level product given the terminology used to advertise it, so it is likely to land at a higher price point than the Oculus Rift S ($399/ £ 399/AU$649), for example. With that being said, however, we will make sure to update you as soon as we have more information to provide.
Source: Email With HP