The 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is set to kick off tomorrow, 6th January in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Just what the show will have in store for virtual reality (VR) is unclear, although Oculus VR has confirmed it will be taking its Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) to the event. Another VR company that’s set to exhibit is 3D Head, which promises to showcase a brand new HMD that it boldly claims is an ‘Oculus Killer’. That is according to an image of the HMD’s show floor booth.
The image, seen below, comes from Reddit user ThisIsMyRedditNameOK, who also posted a picture of Oculus VR’s booth. The posters at 3D Head’s booth showcase a black HMD that seemingly fits over the top of the user’s head and is complete with its own microphone and controller. The HMD appears to be much larger than most of the HMDs that have come before it, taking up the entire top half of the user’s head. The controller features two grip bars with a screen in the middle, with a Battlefield title running on it.
The promotional material also contains a checklist of features for the 3D Head, though the posters aren’t complete, making them hard to decipher. It appears as if the HMD will support both 2D and 3D PC videogames as well as titles running on a PlayStation, though it’s not clear if this is the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 or both. Arm-tracking also seems to be included as is a 2K resolution, which beats out the 1080p display seen in the Oculus Rift’s second development kit (DK2), though might not best the unspecified display found in the Crescent Bay prototype.
No doubt full details on 3D Head will be made available as CES gets underway. VRFocus is at the show to bring you all of the latest updates on all VR technology.