The team behind XR productivity and co-working platform Immersed announced it’s creating its own VR headset designed for work.

Following the lead set by Bigscreen with its recently unveiled PC VR headset Bigscreen Beyond, Immersed has partnered a still unnamed “tech giant” to release its own VR hardware for the first time.

Dubbed the Immerse Visor, the “wired and wireless” VR headset’s primary claim to fame is its slim and light design coupled with dual 4K micro OLEDs, providing a 100-degree field of view. It’s said to be “25 percent lighter” than a smartphone, probably putting its weight somewhere below 200g.

It’s also slated to include optical inside-out tracking, so users won’t need external base stations like with headsets that hook into the SteamVR tracking standard, such as Bigscreen Beyond and Valve Index.

Exact specs and features are still thin on the ground, however Visor is slated to provide a “custom fit,” making each headset unique to the user. While the studio hasn’t revealed how it will achieve this, it may do something similar to Bigscreen, which provides Beyond users to download an iOS app which scans the contours of their face, allowing the company to create custom facial interfaces.

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It’s probably not going to be cheap either—at least not cheaper than hardware like Quest 2 and Quest 3, which are undoubtedly subsidized to incentivize software sales. The company says its main focus is professionals working on laptops, allowing users to have multiple screens. Immersed hasn’t announced pricing yet, however pre-orders are said arrive at some point later this year, so we should know more then.

You can watch the full announcement below, which includes interviews with the creators at Immersed.

Update: A previous version of this article claimed Visor was a PC VR only, whereas the headset is said to include onboard processing for standalone content. For now, the team has only confirmed its own Immersed app is shipping on the headset natively, and hasn’t mentioned plans for an alternate store for other native experiences. We’ve corrected this in the body of the article.

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  • psuedonymous

    Bigscreen made their announcement with functioning hardware, detailed specs, and rapidly followed it up with in-person demos.
    This unveiling is a shiny render. No hardware (even a mockup), no specs. Not confidence inspiring.

    • ViRGiN

      Same shit as other scam-metaverse, the somnium space lol.
      But there will always be enough meta haters willing to gamble on it.

  • Andrew Jakobs

    tethered already lost my attention with that. Also not much confidence if they can’t even put out a presentationvideo with a lowres video or an awful sepiafilter or what that muddles colored video was.

    • ViRGiN

      nobody cares about your attention. tethered means the best possible visual clarity. they dont need your confidence either, there are enough meta haters out there to fulfill their pockets without any sign of a real product.

  • Very interesting listening to his words in the interview. Like the part where he says that passthrough increased the usage time for his users

  • Paul Bellino

    They look like and sound like total rip-off artist. Waiting for my Valve Deckard to come out. It will have a ton more functionality.

  • Nevets

    Why can’t they make it compatible with smartphones like Xreal Air?

  • Hank Underhill

    Separating compute and power from the display is 100% the future of
    VR. That’s the only reason Bigscreen is comfortable at all, and the only
    way they could add wireless to Bigscreen is by doing the exact same
    thing Immersed is doing. My only concern with this is that they don’t
    mention the refresh rate anywhere.