Razer opens up the pre-order floodgates for its OSVR headset

Want to pre-order the Razer OSVR headset? Now you can.

@anthony256
Published Fri, Jul 22 2016 6:35 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:59 AM CST

While the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are here, Razer has just opened up pre-orders on its own open-source VR headset, HDK 2. HDK 2 is a VR headset made by the open-source VR initiative OSVR, and is a little different to the likes of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

Razer opens up the pre-order floodgates for its OSVR headset | TweakTown.com

For those who order their Razer HDK 2headset before July 28, you'll receive two free VR games: Descent: Underground and Radial G. The lower-resolution HDK headset will continue to be sold, with a price of $299.

Razer is working with VR company Sensics on OSVR, alongside a slew of other companies involved in OSVR, and is a similar tethered experience to the Rift, Vive and PSVR from Sony. The new HDK 2 will work with third-party peripherals, and with a price that's $200 lower than the Rift, it might secure itself some gamers. But, the Rift has some huge titles and partners behind it - and the bigger marketing budget thanks to Facebook.

For game developers, HDK 2 makes complete sense - and so does the open-source nature of OSVR. Will you be ordering the new HDK 2 headset from Razer?

NEWS SOURCE:theverge.com

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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