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Companies have teamed up to bring VR market experiences based on the world's most popular automotive competition
When HTC and McLaren announced an association in May for several years, they were expected to launch a virtual reality device together.
Waiting finally ended, like this Friday both companies introduced your virtual virtual reality lens designed exclusively for Formula 1 fans.
The limited edition Vive Pro McLaren brings the colors of the English brand's racing team around the front lens chambers, the menu button and the controller's belts. In addition, the kit includes its own packaging, ideal for collectors items. The price is $ 1,549, which is slightly more than the standard version of $ 1,199 for the complete set.
Strictly speaking, the additional value of $ 350 simply covers two applications for McLaren VR experiences that are normally restricted to subscribers to the Viveport service. Racing simulator rFactor 2 McLaren edition at Studio 397 It promotes "surround sound environment and impressive graphics" along with dynamic climatic conditions. In addition, the simulation racing tracks use the "real-time" technology, which "changes the clutch because more cars are turning over".
The other application is McLaren Garage VR experience, which explains to herself. This game is a collaboration between McLaren, Vive Studios plus vDesign and places the user in the McLaren workshop with three roles to choose from: a tire-hunter, a tire-breaker and a tire editor. The application allows you to challenge other players to see who has the best speed record.
The launch of this limited edition Vive Pro McLaren accompanies HTC's participation in the shadow eSports program, in which players compete in virtual circuits and have the opportunity to become real F1 runners, just like Rudy Van Buren, who won the 2017 competition .
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