Samsung collaborates with Facebook's Occulus

Samsung collaborates with Facebook's Occulus

The Samsung 'Gear VR Innovator Edition'

Samsung Electronics launched a virtual-reality wearable headset technology — the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition, built in partnership with Facebook’s Oculus — as it plans to own the next big category

While the ever-competitive Samsung are yet to announce pricing for the Gear VR, revealed this week at the 'Samsung Unpacked' events in Berlin, New York and Beijing, the goggles are slated to be available later this year.

Partners for the headset include Disney’s Marvel, DreamWorks Animation, IMAX, M-Go and Vevo, and the wearable device also will provide a range of movies and other video, games and educational content.

“The Samsung Gear VR goes far beyond expectations of how mobile technology can be used to consume content, and is a powerful representation of the progressive innovation of the Gear series,” said JK Shin, President and CEO of Samsung IT and Mobile Communications.

Content ready on a chip that will come with the headset will include: "A virtual-reality look at Tony Stark’s lab from Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron inside the all new Avengers Tower; a selection of IMAX films in a virtual theater; DreamWorks VR from DreamWorks Animation to let users interact with DreamWorks characters and content; Legendary’s Pacific Rim Jaeger Pilot, an immersive experience that puts viewers at center of the action; and Cirque du Soleil Media’s live-action 3D VR experience, featuring an act from Zarkana filmed by Felix & Paul Studios."

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