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Qualcomm working on standalone wireless VR headsets

Qualcomm's new standalone wireless VR headsets will also connect to PCs, reference design called Boundless XR

By: Anthony Garreffa from Mar 18, 2019 @ 23:29 CDT

Qualcomm will reportedly be showing off new standalone wireless VR headsets at GDC 2019 according to the latest rumors, and they will also be able to connect to your PC.


The new reference design VR headsets from Qualcomm are reportedly called Boundless XR, which is a new reference design headset that will not only offer 6DoF (six degrees of freedom) but they'll also work with your PC through a super-fast 60GHz connection, and will be powered by Qualcomm's own Snapdragon 845 processor.

Qualcomm claims that latency will be low at 16ms, and should take some of the processing heavy lifting from your PC thanks to the on-board Snapdragon 845, but we don't know how much it will offload. The PC or console that you're connecting the Qualcomm VR headset will need to support 802.11ad Wi-Fi, and run Qualcomm's own software.

We will have more on Qualcomm's new ventures into VR as it breaks at the Game Developers Conference this week.