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CES 2015: Razer rivals Samsung Gear & Oculus Rift with OSVR

Virtual reality headset offers immersive, open source gaming

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Gaming company Razer has unveiled their OSVR hacker development kit at CES 2015, aimed at rivalling the likes of Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift.

The headset, compatible with Linux and Android, is designed to be completely open source, allowing users to hack the system and create their own virtual reality world, both in terms of hardware and software development.

Razer has set the US price point at $200, which would be £135, and hopes to kickstart the virtual reality market with its innovative strategy of creating a headset that its owners can mould and play with.

The headset will launch in June and we will be interested to see whether the technology community is interested enough in virtual reality to get behind this project.

If you’re interested in finding out what we had to say about virtual reality, check out issue 44 where we’ve got a big feature on gaming’s exciting future.