During E3 2016’s PC gamer show, Lisa Su from AMD gave us our first exclusive look at the incredibly cool and futuristic Alienware RX 480 Virtual Reality backpack.
The device was modeled during the Los Angeles-based conference by an Alienware employee, and it looks super comfortable. It is relatively small, and not too heavy at all. Essentially a top-of-the-line gaming PC with shoulder straps, being able to actually see one of these being worn is very exciting both for PC gamers and for VR enthusiasts. Despite the fact that both HP and MSI have also announced they are developing VR backpacks, this is the first real look that we’ve had at what the technology will look and feel like.
It was also announced, sadly, that the Alienware VR backpack will NOT be compatible with the Oculus Rift VR headset, due to it’s immobility. However it will work with The Void and the HTC Vive.