Last month VRFocus reported that virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) companies ImmersiON and VRelia were merging to create ImmersiON-VRelia. The company is currently developing its own HMD both for VR and augmented reality (AR) applications. That isn’t all that the outlet is working on, though; it’s also recently announced a partnership with International Immersion Industries (3I) to produce ruggedized HMDs for out of home experiences.
This new deal will see ImmersiON-VRelia produce a HMD for use in amusement parks, visitor attractions, immersive cinemas and promotional platforms. That HMD is the PRO Blue Sky, complete with a 120-agree field of view (FOV) and duel 1080×1920 displays, designed specifically for safe and reliable out of home use, unlike current iterations of devices such as the Oculus Rift VR HMD and Project Morpheus VR HMD.
“Working with ImmersiON-VRelia, we will finally bring the much needed solutions to the commercial entertainment and leisure market at a critical point; this aspect of the industry is poised for substantial growth and appropriate technology will drive its rapid advancement,” 3I Chairman Kevin Williams said of the new deal. “We are extremely excited to join the efforts of ImmersiON-VRelia as it provides vital support to the emergence of the commercial VR sector.”
Specifically when and where Pro Blue Sky will available is yet to be announced. VRFocus will continue to follow any and all updates within the VR industry, bringing you the latest.