Deepoon VR has announced the pre-purchase of its virtual reality viewer that has two versions, the basic one without absolute positioning and the Package that does include it.
The Chinese manufacturer, Deepoon VR (DPVR), has announced at an event the pre-purchase of E3, their new virtual reality viewer for PC that they presented at the last CES in Las Vegas and that includes absolute positioning thanks to the system called Polaris. During the event, the Virtual Reality Application Branch was also announced, an initiative in collaboration with the Chinese government, which aims to facilitate the application of virtual reality in different industries to popularize and promote the comprehensive development of the technology.
E3 allows room scale of up to 5×5 meters using Polaris, a positioning system where each station has a dual laser that has been developed by the DPVR research department and includes more than 10 technological patents. So, in theory, it does not use Valve’s positioning. If we compare it with Lighthouse where each station has a single laser, Polaris reduces the number of receivers needed and therefore the total weight of the HMD. According to Chen Zhaoyang, CEO of DPVR, to achieve the same accuracy and the same space coverage, Polaris only needs 6 sensors while Lighthouse requires 32. An improvement that allows E3 to be lighter.
Base stations can work in three modes: Dual, mono and without stations. With these modes, different scale needs such as room or desk can be covered. Like Lighthouse, it allows multiple users to use their HMDs with the same base stations. The viewer integrates a screen Soft light AMOLED, manufactured by Samsung, with a resolution of 2560×1440 that supposes an increase compared to the 2160×1200 of Vive and Rift, equals the resolution of the LG prototype, but that is a little behind the Microsoft viewers of 2880×1440. E3 mounts some lens fresnel and has a FOV of 110º.
Your weight it is 297g, which makes it the lightest device, compared to Rift (470g), Vive (555g), and PSVR (610g). The fastening system allows the use of glasses and is based on a band that adapts, resulting similar to Rift. E3 includes cables from 3 to 5 meters to choose according to the needs of the scale, and is compatible with the platform Steam VR, which allows access to all the games already developed. In addition, all the content of the rest of the company’s viewers will also be available, including 3Dbobo, DPVR All-In-One VR and DPVR Assistant. DPVR has also announced that there are 13 new AAA games compatible with the viewer. In the presentation they made at CES, they also commented that it would be compatible with the Microsoft platform.
At the event the company has also shown ability to eye tracking and facial recognition which apparently also offers the E3 device. E3 pre-purchase is open through the Chinese store JD.com , the basic edition without positioning (RMB2299) and the Package edition with Polaris positioning (RMB4999) being available. At the moment, we cannot confirm the price or the shipping date.