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Next Level Racing partners with Varjo to deliver an immersive sim racing experience

A new partnership has been formed between Next Level Racing and Varjo, combining their respective motion technology and virtual reality technology to enable more immersive sim racing experiences.

Add another collaboration to the growing list of companies the sim racing rig makers work with at Next Level Racing.

Earlier this week (September 19, 2022), Next Level Racing announced that they would partner with Varjo, a leading technology leader in virtual and extended reality headsets, to bring various sim racing platforms and communities ‘Highest -Immersion Experiences”.

With Next Level Racing’s motion rigs and Varjo’s aero headset, the companies hope to create the most immersive sim racing experience on the market. The combined forces will showcase their paired technology at multiple industry events to engage with various global sim racing communities.

While there is a level of comfort for every sim racer and what they can spend in terms of sim rig gear, both motion and VR are considered some of the most immersive. But that is by no means cheap. The Varjo Aero retails for $1,990, while the Next Level Racing Motion Plus platform retails for $3,499 alone. This does not include a rig, wheel and pedal set, or PC.

Still, it should be noted that both technologies have made great strides in a short period of time. Many top-level sim racers in the iRacing Off-Road Championship series opted for VR headsets over the standard monitor setups during the inaugural season. NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Anthony Alfredo uses D-Box haptic technology with his home device.

However, I’m wondering if there are any off-road sim racers out there that use some sort of movement system. Maybe someone like Travis Pastrana could get into something like this…

Next Level Racing continues to add partnerships and collaborations to its growing portfolio. It’s only in the last few months that we’ve seen them team up with Veloce, VCO and even the folks at Monday Night Racing. However, this partnership is a bit different as the two companies are looking to forge their technology to produce a premium product in the sim racing space.

“Varjo is one of the best producers of virtual reality and mixed reality technology,” said Kam Khadem, Head of Brand at Next Level Racing. “It’s exciting to work with Varjo to bring a more immersive experience to the simulation. The goal of this collaboration is to ensure that we work together to grow the simulation industry for sim racing and flight enthusiasts around the world.”

Next Level Racing and Varjo are both taking their partnership to the (dare I say it) next level of sim racing technology. The first event the couple will attend is PAX Australia in Melbourne on October 7-9. Would a motion rig plus virtual reality be your dream sim racing setup? Let us know in the comments!

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