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Shadow VR is the latest rival to the Oculus Quest


This VR headset does 6DoF tracking on both the head and controllers.

While we’re all anticipating the launch of the Oculus Quest standalone VR headset in spring 2019, HTC’s been busy pushing its very own Vive Focusinto more markets — including the US and Europe as of today —

while letting developers toy with its 6DoF controller add-on. Luckily for HTC, it’s not alone in this upcoming battle. Also announced today is Shadow Creator’s Shadow VR, a new Vive Wave-based 6DoF headset which comes with the company’s self-developed 6DoF controllers.

Much like the Vive Focus, the Shadow VR is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 and features a 110-degree field of view via Fresnel optics, but it comes with a slightly lower 2,560 x 1,440 display resolution (the Vive Pro,

Focus and Quest all have 2,880 x 1,600). Since this is based on the same reference design, it’s the same inside-out world-scale tracking tech using the stereoscopic front cameras. Here’s hoping that Shadow VR will also get the Focus’ see-through mode, just for that extra bit of convenience.

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