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Esper, VR Karts, Dark Deception and More Confirmed for OSVR’s Hacker Dev Kit

The latest version of the Open-Source Virtual Reality’s (OSVR’s) very own head-mounted display (HMD), the OSVR Hacker Dev Kit (HDK), is now available. Just about anyone can head to the group’s website and pick up version 1.3, which includes a number of new features, for $299.99 USD. Those looking for something to actually play on their new kits are in luck, as OSVR has this week announced that several new titles are coming to the platform in the near future.

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The most recent OSVR Newsletter confirms that six new titles are on the way to the platform. These include Coatsink Sofware’s Esper, making its first appearance on a HMD that wasn’t created by Oculus VR. There’s also CAT Interstellar from Inonized Games, Backlight Studios’ Birdy King Land, Glowstick Games’ long-dormant Dark Deception, Viewpoint Games’ anticipated upcoming kart racer VR Karts, and Opaque Media’s newly title, Earthlight, which was first announced back in October 2015.

The OSVR HDK 1.3 includes a 5.5 inch 1080p OLED display that runs at 60FPS. It also includes an IR Faceplate for positional tracking, improved optics and much more. Spearheaded by Razer, the kit was designed to complement OSVR’s own ecosystem of developers, middleware, peripherals and other technologies all banding together to make VR development more accessible than it’s ever been before. Whether or not this will eventually mean a full consumer-ready device is released for the group remains to be seen.

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