VRGineers is soliciting the feedback of Youtubers and their audiences on a “Gaming Edition” of their ultra-high end XTAL system.
We reached out to VRgineers for comment on videos we’ve seen surfacing from VR YouTube streamers VoodooDE, MRTV, and SweViver and a representative of the company confirmed they “started cooperation with selected VR youtubers, enthusiasts and superusers to learn the needs and expectations of the ideal gaming VR headset”.
The current XTAL headset is intended for enterprise, priced at a staggering $5,500. It uses dual 2560×1440 OLED panels with a field of view claimed to be around 180°. It also features eye tracking which enables its automatic mechanical IPD adjustment feature (also seen on StarVR One), as well as built in Leap Motion optical finger tracking.
The ‘Gaming Edition’ is purported to be a lower cost version for high end PC gamers, removing features such as automatic IPD and likely reducing the specifications. The target price is unknown, but the headset would likely be a direct competitor to the Pimax 8K, another high end consumer VR offering. These YouTube personalities are the same ones Pimax chose to beta test their high end headset.
Hopefully we’ll hear more from the company at CES in January.