Razer introduces open platform for VR gaming




A number of companies, including Razer, have called OSVR announced an open platform for virtual reality gaming. The open platform should include ensuring open source APIs and software, but also talks about open source hardware.

The Open Source Virtual Reality Platform should the initiators become an open standard in the field of software and hardware for virtual reality applications. Especially games are central. Currently, companies often develop their own software and hardware. It therefore often takes extra effort to support all VR devices for new content. The OSVR platform supports according to the developers Android, Linux and Windows, and several popular game engines such as Unity 3D and Unreal Engine 4.

The initiators, including the company Razer, have also developed a hacker developer kit. With a 3D printer could be made private vr glasses. The required 3D files should be downloaded. Who does not have the required hardware features, as from June 2015, the development kit to buy for $ 199.99. Converted involves 168 euros. The package consists of a virtual reality glasses and the open source vr software.


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