The advent of low cost screen and tracking technology has lead to the modern wave of virtual reality (VR) thanks to the higher quality of head-mounted displays (HMDs) aiming for a consumer market. However, while the likes of Oculus VR, HTC/Valve and Sony Computer Entertainment have set the bar, there’s plenty of room for other competitors. One such company is Le Xiang Technology Ltd., which has revealed its HMD aimed at the Chinese market: DëePoon.
Le Xiang Technology Ltd. raised 1.14 million yuan (£117,687 GBP) in crowd-funding to develop the HMD, which will feature a 1080p screen supplied by Samsung. Other specifications include a 75hz refresh rate and 120 degree field-of-view, with 19 milliseconds latency. According to Le Xiang Technology Ltd., the HMD outperforms the second iteration of the Oculus Rift development kit, aka DK2.
To support the launch of the HMD Le Xiang Technology Ltd. has been working with domestic videogame developer Shanda Games Ltd. to create a spin-off of an as-yet-undisclosed existing first-person shooter (FPS) videogame. The title is set to be revealed at the upcoming ChinaJoy 2015 event. Furthermore, a partnership with 3D Bo Bo to create a video content portal will accompany the launch of DëePoon.
DëePoon is a tethered device and requires a PC desktop to operate, with a price point set at 1,899 yuan (£196). It’s not yet been confirmed which operating systems (OS) DëePoon will be compatible with. VRFocus will keep you updated with DëePoon and the many other HMDs entering the market.