The developments made by Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) and Microsoft in the areas of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) is something to certainly strive for as they are top competitors in for consumer VR and AR head-mounted displays (HMD). Fuze Entertainment, a Chinese company, has taken on the challenge of facing two of the top console creators by announcing the launch of its own console, the Tomahawk F1, as well as its own VR HMD.
In a blog post by ZhugeEX it outlines the progression of where some Chinese companies stand in terms of console development and VR adaptation. Fuze is looking to develop specifically for Chinese gamers which is something that SIE and Microsoft haven’t been able to achieve, which in the blog is explained as a problem due to restrictions made by the Chinese government. The main feature of the new console is that it will run on Android, but it will not use the app store as it plans on having its own videogames, and promises to bring some AAA games to its console such as Assassin’s Creed Chronicles, Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends, and BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend.
One of the brief comments made about the VR HMD is that the CEO of Fuze, Wang Feng, reportedly said “that VR is a natural fit in gaming and that it is only logical that they are looking into VR.” As the company is aiming to match SIE and Microsoft, it makes sense that it would want to look into creating its own HMD as the PlayStation VR and HoloLens are both major game changers in the industry.
There will be more developments on the release of the Tomahawk F1 and it’s little-spoken about VR HMD in time to come, but until then make sure to check back with VRFocus for the latest news and updates in the world of VR.