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ImmersiON Partners with VRelia to Release New VR Headsets

Spanish startup VRelia revealed its own range of virtual reality (VR) headsets earlier in 2014, aiming to compete with the likes of the Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus. The company was planning to release three different devices, branded as VREye. It would seem that those plans are changing to some degree however, as the company has this week announced a ‘strategic fusion’ with US VR head-mounted display (HMD) company ImmersiON.

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As a result of the partnership the two companies will co-develop the ImmersiON-VRelia HMD for both VR and augmented reality (AR) applications. The headset will boast a 120-degree field of view (FOV) with its dual 2160×1920 resolution screens. Also included will be a ‘virtual ecosystem’, the AlterSpace AVR. This is described as an AR and VR environment for interactive media, and is powered by A.I.L.E.E.N.N.’s Artificial Intelligence Neural Network engine.

Those interested in the device can sign up for pre-orders and beta testing as its official website. VRelia didn’t comment on what this might mean for its own VREye range, though the site lists both ‘PRO’ and mobile-based ‘GO’ versions, suggesting that this is indeed the VREye line.

“VRelia and ImmersiON have fusioned with one single objective: to create VR and AR for massive adoption, from the users, with the users and for the users,” VRelia’s Vicente Diaz on the news. “With that objective, we will create a platform for everyone, with the most advanced technology for Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence and years of experience in a portable system: The ImmersiON-VRelia HMD/HUD will be superior to anything you have seen before. This vision has united our companies and, working together, we will create a unique AVR ecosystem where every user will be able to contribute and share ideas, experiences and advancements to redefine the Virtual and Augmented Reality future.”

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