As it stands, there aren’t that many virtual reality headsets in the market at the moment. The most well-known ones are probably the Oculus Rift and Sony’s Project Morpheus. There is also the True Player Gear which is expected to be shown off at E3 2014, but it seems that over in China, a Chinese company has developed what appears to be a virtual reality headset of their own.
The device is dubbed the ANTVR Kit and they have recently launched a Kickstarter project in order to seek the necessary funding in order to get it into production. The company has also compared its device against the Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus, showing off some of its specs and how it stacks up against the competition.
However unlike the Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus, the ANTVR Kit comes with a remote control of its own. The remote control addition is pretty interesting, but what makes it even more interesting is that it can be folded up and used in a variety of different settings. According to its creators, “Our unique transformable remote controller can be used as a gamepad, light saber, gun and joystick. You can use it to play FPS/TPS/FLY/ACT/RAC and many other kinds of games. Another build-in 9-axis IMU of the controller makes this possible.”
The ANTVR Kit will also feature positional tracking technology, meaning that if you step to a certain direction, your character in the game will follow suit. It will do the same when you jump or crouch, which according to them should make gamers less dizzy.
It’s an interesting project and we should note that the Oculus Rift started off as a Kickstarter project as well, so if you’re interested in learning more, check out the video above, or head on over to the ANTVR Kit’s Kickstarter page where you will be able to pledge your donations.
So far they have managed to raise $90,000 and with 38 days to go, it is possible that they can reach their goal of $200,000. What do you guys think?