HTC Vive Pro McLaren Edition is made for Formula One fans


But in fact, this $350 premium also covers two McLaren-branded VR experience apps that are normally limited to Viveport subscribers. Studio 397’s rFactor 2 McLaren Edition racing simulator touts “an immersive sound environment and stunning graphics” along with dynamic weather conditions. Furthermore, the race tracks also utilize “real-road” technology that “changes the grip as more cars drive on it.”

The other app is McLaren Garage VR Experience which is rather self-explanatory. This game puts you into the McLaren pit with three roles to choose from: Tire gunner, tire demounter and tire mounter. Once you become familiar with the instructions and process, you can challenge other players with your own speed record.

The release of this Vive Pro McLaren Limited Edition follows HTC’s involvement with McLaren’s expanded Shadow Project eSports program, in which gamers compete in virtual race tracks and get the chance to eventually become real-life F1 racers — as did Rudy van Buren who won the 2017 competition. McLaren’s outgoing driver Fernando Alonso also has his own eSports team, so even though he is retiring from racing after this season, there’s a good chance that he’ll still be hanging around with a VR headset.

, 2018-11-23 07:40:00

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