The Verge reports: “The first IMAX virtual reality theater, originally slated to open by the end of the year, is now expected in 2017. The IMAX VR Center in Manchester was supposed to be the first of a half-dozen such theaters to launch in 2016, offering VR experiences that exceeded what was possible with home VR headsets. But the schedule has been pushed back. “IMAX anticipates opening the VR pilot center in Manchester in early 2017,” a spokesperson told The Verge, when asked about the project’s status. The VR Centers were conceived in partnership with electronics company Acer and gaming company Starbreeze, co-builders of the high-end StarVR platform. StarVR headsets have a 210-degree field of view, which gives wearers a level of peripheral vision beyond the roughly 110-degree Oculus Rift or HTC Vive.”

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