DPVR partners with IGS to integrate E4 VR headset into its arcade game lineup

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May 24, 2024 – DPVR, a Shanghai-based provider of virtual reality (VR) hardware and software solutions, has announced a partnership with Taiwan-based arcade and mobile games developer International Games System (IGS).

According to DPVR, the partnership will integrate customized DPVR E4 virtual reality headsets into all of IGS’ VR arcade cabinet lineups, with an aim of empowering family entertainment center (FEC) operators to improve profitability, while offering arcade fans improved visuals and comfort.

“Offering the best-in-class product for entertainment solution providers like IGS is our primary agenda,” said Derek Liu, VP of DPVR. “Being part of this journey, creating enduring memories for arcade fans and customers as they walk out the door, is something we take pride in. As the trusted vendor for arcade simulator manufacturers, we keep evolving and polishing our services to remain the first choice for arcade and FEC operators.”

What arcade experiences will be utilizing the DPVR E4?

One gaming experience from IGS to be equipped with the E4 headset is ‘Sailor’s Quest VR,’ a new dual-player treasure hunting and adventure shooter that combines panoramic VR views and dynamic theater technology to create a unique experience set at sea.

Another title to feature the E4 device is supercar racing sim Asphalt 9: Legends Arcade. Guests will be able to enjoy a new dimension to the driving experience thanks to the E4’s uncompressed 4K visuals, combined with a motion base that moves fluidly with on-screen action to give players a first-person view of the dashboard and cockpit of their chosen supercar. 

What features does the E4 offer arcade operators?

DPVR’s E4 device features ‘Hawkeye’ millimeter-level inside out tracking, eliminating the need for base station deployment, whilst still offering stable 120Hz visuals with no latency, according to the company.

The headset also comes with a durable DisplayPort cable that can be customized to fit any environment. The E4 also allows for the integration of hand-tracking modules, and with the device’s detachable and easy-to-clean leather faceliner, it makes for a popular choice among arcade cabinet manufacturers, according to DPVR.

DPVR noted that in light of Microsoft’s recent discontinuation of its Windows Mixed Reality platform as a portal to the VR space, and with previous popular VR headsets either ceasing or pausing production, DPVR itself will continue to roll out new features on software updates to meet user demands. The company added that its team “remains committed to polishing its hardware and implementing steady plans for new-gen products,” with a long-term aim of continuing to serve arcade manufacturers and the PCVR community.

For more information on DPVR and its virtual reality headset offerings, please visit the company’s website.

Image / video credit: DPVR / IGS / YouTube

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