The GDC (Game Developer Conference) 2016 is in full swing. This year’s event s seemingly taken over by VR (virtual reality) products. If Oculus, Sony VR, Microsoft Hololens, HTC Vive, were not enough, a Canadian brand Sulon has joined the party. Headed by an Indian, Dhanushan “Dhan” Balachandreswaran, the company’s first headset is based on Windows 10 platform. Much like the Hololense, the Sulon Q fuses virtual objects with the world around you — mixed reality. In fact, you can call it a third-party implement of Microsoft’s Hololens platform.
The tether-free device is backed by the recently launched AMD FX-8800P processor at up to 35W with Radeon R7 Graphics. All this embedded in the headset itself. The 4 compute cores and 8 GPU cores take advantage of AMD’s Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA), enabling the cores to share memory to work together. It supports latest graphics APIs including DirectX 12 and Vulkan, and able to render console-quality visuals. Speaking of visuals, the device features a an OLED display with 2560×1440 pixels.
The Sulon Q features spatial audio, and for voice communication, the headset also includes dual noise-cancelling embedded microphones. The device is also packed with gesture and movement sensors. With some smart perceptual tricks, Sulon’s real-time, spatial technologies let you walk around and explore virtual environments that are seemingly larger than the physical space you’re in.
The Sulon Q is expected to hit the market later this year. As of now, the company hasn’t shed any light on the pricing.