VRgineer is known for creating virtual reality headsets for professional use, and at CES 2020, the company revealed its latest model of the XTAL.
The upgrade to the headset is quite substantial, both literally and figuratively, as it features an 8K resolution VR headset.
Besides the increased resolution, the VR headset includes an augmented reality module, improved lenses with 180-degree field-of-view and foveated rendering capabilities. It also features eye-tracking capable of 210 FPS so the screen keeps up with user movements, voice commands and gestures to ensure that users are able to react to the virtual world around them adequately.
This all helps create a more realistic and immersive high-end experience that is targeting organizations like NASA or the U.S. airforce. For example, VRgineers developed a full-fledged flight simulation using the XTAL and simulator chair that aims to help train new pilots.
The XTAL headset costs around $8,000 USD (approximately $10,400 CAD). It’s important to keep in mind that the headset is not designed for regular consumers.