Having revealed enterprise focused head-mounted display (HMD) StarVR One during the summer, StarVR Corporation has now launched its developer programme, alongside the final price for the device, $3,200 USD.
To begin with, StarVR One isn’t going to be made widely available, production units are ready and will be made available to select partners. At that price StarVR will only be viable to larger developers and companies, putting it in close competition with VRgineers $5,800 headset ‘XTAL’.
While the XTAL HMD has a 170º field-of-view (FOV), StarVR One has a market leading 210º FOV combined with integrated eye tracking, and a VR-optimized AMOLED display serving up 16 million sub-pixels at a refresh rate of 90 frames per second (FPS). Included in the box for the $3,200 price is 1 x 5mType-C cable, 2 x 0.5m DP cable, 2 x 0.5m USB Type-A cable, 1 x power adapter, 2 x secure cable holder, cable adapter, and cable adapter anti-slip mat.
You may be surprised to know that controllers and tracking system are not included with the purchase. The headset will support SteamVR tracking versions 1.0 and 2.0. There will also be the StarVR One XT version with active optical markers for more tracking solutions, but as yet availability is still to be announced.
Development teams can now apply for the development programme, answering a few questions about the project they’re creating. If selected, they’ll then be given the opportunity to by the headset, download the SDK, as well as access the support forum and the StarVR community.
Currently, applications are open in the following regions: USA (except for Hawaii and Alaska), Canada; Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Norway, and Switzerland; China, Taiwan, and Japan.