Google Cardboard style virtual reality (VR) headsets are arguably going out of fashion. Despite a boom period post-launch in 2014, the trend to create cheap plastic editions of the headsets is slowly reducing due to crowded marketplace and the falling prices of high-end mobile VR head-mounted displays (HMDs). VRSE, however, seems to believe that the answer to fighting this trend is with branded content.
Two new smartphone-based headsets from VRSE are set to launch at retail this holiday season, featuring a unique aesthetic designed around the Batman and Jurassic World franchises. Each will come complete with a uniquely themed 3 degrees of freedom (3DoF) controller and an exclusive VR videogame based on the respective franchises.
The VRSE SR10006 Batman Headset features a matt black finish with the famous Bat Symbol emboldened on the front plate, behind which the Android smartphone is inserted. The 3DoF controller included also thematically represents the franchise, and includes both a d-pad and input buttons.
The included videogame is designed to immerse players in the world of the Caped Crusader as they become the world’s greatest detective. Playing as Batman, you’ll battle your way through Gotham City, play with or against your friends in multiplayer and take a step back with additional arcade style mini-games.
The Jurassic World themed headset, VRSE SR10007 Jurassic World Headset, is similar in design to the Batman headset, though is khaki coloured and features three scratch marks across the face plate. The included VR videogame sees players escape the hunt of the dreaded Indominus Rex in either single-player or and multiplayer co-operative levels.
Set to launch later this year, you can now pre-order the VRSE SR10006 Batman Headset and the VRSE SR10007 Jurassic World Headset for £69.99 GBP each. VRFocus will keep you updated with the latest VR headsets from VRSE and the future of branded content in the immersive technology industry.