Dubai PR Network, Online Press Release from Dubai and Middle East
 
Technology, Computers & IT(Technology)
Filter PR by
  
HTC Vive and McLaren release limited edition VIVE Pro headset to give immersive experience to local racing fans
 
HTC Vive and McLaren release limited edition VIVE Pro headset to give immersive experience to local racing fans

Global debut held at Abu Dhabi racing event, bringing Middle East fans closer to the action and testament to the increasing popularity of supercar racing regionally 

ABU DHABI – November 24, 2018 –   HTC VIVE™ and McLaren Racing today announced the release of a special edition VIVE Pro McLaren Limited Edition headset, the first co-created product since the announcement of the partnership in May, which offers an unparalleled VR racing experience to fans. The headset combines Vive Pro’s crisp resolution, audio, and ergonomics to deliver the ultimate VR experience for audiences around the world.

In addition to a unique look and feel, the headset will be paired with the new ‘McLaren Garage VR’ experience—a Vive Studio release in cooperation with McLaren—as well as a custom version of ‘RFactor 2’ VR racing that was designed to operate without any additional driving accessories.  McLaren Garage VR experience is a multi-player simulation game where players can be part of the McLaren pit crew, learning how to complete tire adjustments just like crews do in a race. The experience includes the ‘Pitstop Challenge’, a multiplayer competitive game that allows users to explore McLaren’s latest pit garage in room scale, learn to change a car tire, and take other players on a timed tire change challenge. With this partnership, HTC Vive and McLaren are offering customers the most immersive McLaren Racing and track experience from the comfort of their own home through VR.

Hosting the launch of the special edition headset within the GCC region is a testament to the increasing popularity of supercar racing locally. The GCC is now home to several premier racing platforms as well as prominent racing clubs and regional competition leagues. There’s also a thriving buyers’ market for premium supercars. The Middle East boasts one of the highest per capita spending on luxury vehicles globally, with racing fans clearly excited to get into the driver’s seat.   

“High class single-seat auto racing attracts over 500 million fans globally, and we’re excited to partner with McLaren to bring a unique perspective to race fans through VR,” said Ramit Harisinghani, Vice President, HTC MEA. “Through our collaboration, we’re combining our best-in-class VR headset with their long heritage of racing expertise to create the most immersive experience for fans across the globe. This is a chance for customers to go beyond being a spectator and feel the excitement of being a McLaren driver or pit crew right from their living rooms.”

“It’s been brilliant to tap into HTC’s technology and work together closely to create this top of the range headset and VR experience, so fans can feel like they are in the heart of the action, at a racetrack with the McLaren Racing team,” said Zak Brown, CEO, McLaren Racing. “We think this limited edition Vive Pro headset is hugely exciting for both racing and VR fans alike.”

“VR is an incredibly exciting technology that brings fans closer to racing than ever before. The realistic experience provided by the VIVE Pro and McLaren headset can be enjoyed by everyone from professional gamers, to people who have never experienced single-seat racing as a sport before,” said Lando Norris, McLaren Racing driver.

Along with the release, those purchasing the special edition headset from now until January 2019 will go into a draw to win a coveted Papaya Pass courtesy of McLaren. The unforgettable F1 experience includes VIP Paddock access to an international F1 race as a super-guest, a private garage tour, a personal meeting with McLaren drivers, and more.

The Vive Pro McLaren Limited Edition headset will also include a free six-month subscription on VIVEPORT, where users can exclusively download the McLaren Garage VR experience and customized RFactor2 racing game, offering users a truly immersive experience into the McLaren racing team. Additionally, it is the official VR device for the McLaren Shadow Project. The finals of the competition will take place at the McLaren Technology Centre on January 14-17, 2019, and all finalists will train and compete using the Vive Pro headset.  

The VIVE Pro McLaren Limited Edition headset is available starting now in select Virgin and Axiom stores across UAE, as well as the HTC Vive regional e-commerce store at a retail price of AED6,599. 


Posted by : Dubai PR Network Editorial Team
Viewed 7765 times
PR Category : Technology
Posted on : Saturday, November 24, 2018  10:04:00 AM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of DubaiPRNetwork.com.
Previous Story : ShoppRe.com, a unique idea by 2 Women Entrepreneurs acts as ...
Next Story : Henkel reports good development in third quarter
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine
Back to Section Home

Related Stories



 
 
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Ralph Lauren offers the spring 2019 collection [10675-Views]
Tame your Tresses [10004-Views]
Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort Rolls out Fabulous Deals for February [9784-Views]
Kronometry 1999-Corum boutique in Paris [9754-Views]
Nothing says ‘I love you' quite like MKS Jewellery Valentine's Day Top Picks [9406-Views]
Great offers this February on Glambeaute.com [8863-Views]
Kappa Exclusive Collection [8266-Views]
Mesmerizing Gift Sets and Perfume for Her [8107-Views]
Valentine's Day Gifting Guide [7509-Views]
Introducing Supergirl Make-Up [7131-Views]
GUESS Launches Kids Collection [7058-Views]
Delightful Duo Of Elegant Timepieces Make For A Special Valentine Day's Gift [6960-Views]
GROHE Is the Driving Force of the Digital Transformation in the Sanitary Sector and Sets N... [6820-Views]
Belt Bags from Longchamp [6649-Views]
Real Madrid & Manchester City Collections [6509-Views]
GUESS Launches JEANS SS19 Collection for Women [6423-Views]
Honor Gadget Gift Guide: Step Away from Anything that Wilts and Step up your Smartphone Ga... [6295-Views]
Amity University Dubai Hosts the World's Top AI Researchers at an International Conference... [6234-Views]
Taste, Vote and Win: Dubai Food Festival Hidden Gems is Back! [6210-Views]
Classic Smoky Eyes with Essence [5990-Views]
Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy (FBMA) International Show Jumping Cup 2019 annou... [5673-Views]
Deadline extended to register for first ever Dubai Corporate Sports Championship [5606-Views]
Facebook to launch fact-checking program in Arabic in partnership with AFP in the Middle E... [5386-Views]
Treat your loved one to a romantic Venetian gondola cruise at Riverland™ Dubai on 14 Feb [5325-Views]
Emirates Post commemorates silver jubilee of Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Res... [5228-Views]
 
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin
 
Top Sections
 
Top Stories