FOVE Inc., the company behind the FOVE head-mounted display (HMD) with built-in eye tracking has revealed a pre-order date, new product specifications and a slight name change.
The headset is now called FOVE 0, and for those that didn’t support the original Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign back in May 2015, pre-orders will open at 8am PST / 4pm GMT 2nd November 2016 via the newly redesigned website.
The company has released the full product specs but its worthwhile remembering that these are subject to change.
|FOVE 0 Product Specifications|
|Display||WQHD OLED (2560 x 1440)|
|Display frame rate||70Hz|
|Field of view||90° ~ 100°|
|Tracking sensor||Head tracking
|Eye tracking sensor||120fps infrared eye tracking system x2 <1° accuracy|
|Audio||3.5mm Audio jack|
|Connection||HDMI 1.4 / USB 3.0 / USB 2.0|
|Accessories||Position tracking camera / Face cushion|
|Minimum Hardware Requirements|
|Operating System||Windows 8.1 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit|
|CPU||Intel Core i5-4590 or greater|
|GPU||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 290 or greater|
|RAM||8GB or greater|
|Interface||HDMI 1.4 / USB 3.0 / USB 2.0×2|
In July FOVE revealed a new headset design to reduce the weight, removing the plastic side panels of earlier models with straps similar to Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. The company has taken the new design to the Tokyo Game Show (TGS) 2016, along with three videogames to showcase the eye tracking functionality, Project Falcon, Judgement and Functions.
Finally, FOVE has also announced that Silicon Studio’s game engine, Xenko, will add official support for FOVE and will be available as a VR and game development platform soon.
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