After HP announced its new virtual reality (VR) headset, the Reverb G2 in May, pre-orders began to roll out via selected partners. Whose in the UK can now order the device through SystemActive with its website also detailing the launch date for the first time.
UK customers can now pre-order the HP Reverb G2 for £525 GBP which includes VAT while delivery is charged at a ‘flat rate’. It’s the delivery date which is most notable, listing 15th September 2020. So far it’s the only website VRFocus has found with an actual day rather than merely a broad launch window.
While sites do quite often have place holder dates until an official announcement is made, unusually SystemActive also has a countdown clock to drive home how long customers will have to wait.
The HP Reverb G2 is one of the most promising VR headsets to launch this year – and certainly the most exciting Windows Mixed Reality devices – thanks to its specifications. Built in collaboration with Microsoft and Valve, the headset will offer 2160 x 2160 per eye resolution – significantly higher than Valve Index’s 1600 x 1440 – as well as off-ear speakers to provide spatial audio.
Just like the rest of the Windows Mixed reality ecosystem the HP Reverb G2 will support inside-out tracking thanks to four cameras, making it easy to setup. It’ll also include manual interpupillary distance (IPD) adjustment to ensure compatibility with most users eyes, plus the controllers have been redesigned to be more ergonomic.
Importantly, HP is pushing the headset to both regular consumers and businesses alike, looking to take on the likes of Oculus Rift S and Valve Index in the PC VR arena. This could make the HP Reverb G2 the most desirable Windows Mixed Reality headset to date, as HP is one of the few original companies still invested in the ecosystem.
HP has continually stated the worldwide launch would take place in Fall 2020, with September almost a given. For further updates on the HP Reverb G2, keep reading VRFocus.