Nvidia Preparing to Reveal new VR HMD at GDC 2015
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The 2015 GDC will run from Mar 2nd to Mar 6th in San Francisco, California, USA. It is set to be a huge week for the Virtual Reality industry. Both Oculus VR and Sony Computer Entertainment will be sharing the latest products on their respective HMD (head-mounted displays) while Valve has this week surprised everyone by revealing that it will also be showcasing a SteamVR HMD at the event. But that’s far from all that will be on display at this year’s show; Nvidia is preparing to reveal its own HMD next week.
NVIDIA will be revealing its very own kit, possibly named Titan VR. The product is being created by the team behind Nvidia’s SHIELD tablet. No other details on the device have been revealed at this time, although VR fans will recall that the company is hosting a GDC session titled ‘VR Direct: How NVIDIA Technology Is Improving the VR Experience’ on 4th March at 14:00 PST. This could well be where the news is made official.
“Virtual reality is the next frontier of gaming, and NVIDIA is leading the way by introducing VR Direct, a set of hardware and software technologies designed to cut down graphics latency and accelerate stereo rendering performance,” the event’s description reads. “In this talk, we’ll show how developers can use NVIDIA GPUs and VR Direct to improve the gaming experience on the Oculus Rift and other VR headsets.” Could the last few words referring to ‘other VR headsets’ include the company’s own HMD? There’s no doubt that GDC will be a hugely important week for VR. I think the VR will be much interestin.