We have been hearing about Gameface Labs and its virtual reality viewer for a while now, which seems to be one step closer to materializing. A new version that starts from its previous prototype Mark 5 has been shown and it seems that the final device is taking shape.
Again, it has been the Road to VR website that has given the details of the new version called EP1 which, like the Mark 5, is based on an nVidia Tegra K1 GPU that will soon be updated to the new X1 super chip. It is therefore a fully autonomous device, hence they call it HMC: Head Mounted Console, with 4 GB of RAM and a custom PCB with a Hillcrest sensor, curiously the same brand used by Palmer Lukey and John Carmack in one of the first hand-assembled prototypes of the Rift.
The weight of the unit is around 445g and includes an active ventilation system that expels heat from the top of the unit. The screen is Super AMOLED and is manufactured by Samsung, with a resolution of 2560×1440 and a refresh rate of 60 Hz, although it may be increased in the final version. The lenses achieve a respectable FOV of 100º, and the device will become part of the OSVR initiative just like Razer’s HMD.