Being able to experience virtual reality seems to be a pricey endeavor currently. Hi-end headsets, such as the HTC Vive($800), will cost a pretty penny and that doesn’t include having a gaming rig to run these majestic headsets. Though what if there was a way to bypass having an hi-end headset, to a more cost-effective way of experiencing VR content on your computer?
This is exactly the solution Intugame is providing. Powered by Krasi Nikolov(Co-Founder/CEO), Georgi Georgiev(Co-Founder/CTO), Dragomir Stoychev and Victoria Victorova, Intugame is an application that pairs your computer to your smarpthone, enabling you to view VR content without an hi-end headset. Of course, you’ll need wifi and mobile VR headset that your smartphone fits into, such as a Powis VR or Gear VR.
They’ve also developed an application named ‘Quark VR,’ which allows developers and content-creators to have their immersive app compatible with most VR headsets, including HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PSVR, etc. Essentially this is a cost-effective way of making your app more accesible in the VR marketplace. It currently works with the Untiy 3D, but soon will be compatible with the Unreal Engine and more.
Though the icing-on-the-cake for Intugame is their current collaboration with Valve representatives. Following the same principle of paring the smartphone to a computer, they are looking into a way to wirelessly connect the HTC Vive. They were able to connect with Valve experts during Boost VC’s Tribe programme in Silicon Valley, being reassured “that wireless VR is the future of technology [Intugame blog].”
For those who owns the room-scale headset, understand it can be inconvenient tripping over cables during gameplay or feeling the cable tugging on your headset as you walk just a little too far. Being wireless will eliminate these very hassles. They do understand they’ll have to overcome the delay issue associated with being wireless, but once they have that figured out, you should expect a new wave of hi-end VR action. One not limited by the length of your cable.
To keep up-to-date with their latest developments, visit their blog or follow them via Twitter @Intugame. Thanks for reading! Let me know your take on hi-end wireless immersive headsets with a comment below:)