Vuzix iWear VR920 3D virtual reality gaming headset gets update

Vuzix's iWear VR920 has been around since the tail-end of last year, promising virtual reality for multiple games. Of course, software tends to move faster than hardware does, and while the iWear's compatibility list was pretty comprehensive back then, mid-way through 2008 and it's not looking so hot. Perhaps I'm a cynic but I'd half expect a manufacturer to selectively ignore their old product and instead concentrate on a fanfare for a new one; happily Vuzix have been in touch to point out they've added eleven new titles to the VR920's list.

Those titles include:

  • Halo: Combat Evolved
  • Lord of the Rings Online
  • Far Cry
  • Falcon 4.0
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • EverQuest II
  • Final Fantasy XI
  • PlanetSide
  • Spore: Creature Creator
  • Quake Wards
  • X-Plane 9.0
  • The company has also gone back through the list of supported titles – now up to 62 – and added Vuzix 3D Stereoscopy and/or head-tracking expanded support. That means, with a compatible graphics card, the VR920 headset can create 3D visuals and react to the movement of your head as you look around. The updated titles include:

  • Call of Duty (multiple titles)
  • Roller Coaster Tycoon 3
  • Doom 3
  • Quake 4
  • Crysis
  • Half-Life (multiple titles)
  • Team Fortress 2
  • The Ship
  • Dark Messiah
  • Garry's Mod
  • Dystopia
  • Hidden
  • Hypercube
  • Insurgency
  • These sort of products are only as good as the titles they're compatible with, so Vuzix have been distributing further copies of its development kit to software programmers. All new buyers of the VR920 headset will get the v2.2 firmware automatically; existing buyers can download it from Vuzix's site.