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McLaren F1 team launches VR headset with games

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McLaren F1 team launches VR headset with games
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Nov 23, 2018, 10:20 AM

The McLaren Formula 1 team has launched a special edition virtual-reality headset and racing game in conjunction with technology giant HTC.

McLaren and HTC kicked off their partnership in May this year and on Friday revealed a limited-edition HTC VIVE Pro device ahead of this weekend’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

A custom rFactor 2-based version of McLaren sim racing has been produced that will enable users to race classic cars from the British team’s history.

There is also a simulation game where players can be part of the McLaren pit crew, and this includes a ‘pitstop challenge’ that is multiplayer.

Alvin Wang Graylin, HTC’s China president, said the intention was to give fans a “unique experience that can’t be had watching on television”.

“That’s where the future is going,” Graylin said of combining virtual reality with sim racing.

“It’s not just people using a keyboard to play games, it’s getting the full feel of being an athlete.”

The Vive Pro VR headset is used by McLaren’s official ‘Shadow Project’ initiative, which is a follow-up to last year's World's Fastest Gamer contest and offers the winner a spot on its eSports team in 2019.

McLaren’s Shadow Project finals will take place at the McLaren Technology Centre on January 14-17 2019.

McLaren Formula 1 team and HTC, special edition virtual-reality headset and racing game launch

McLaren Formula 1 team and HTC, special edition virtual-reality headset and racing game launch

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