Earlier in the week VRFocus reported on news that Vizor, a unique virtual reality (VR) creation and hosting platform, would be starting a crowdsale on 4th January 2014 to raise funds. Right now this browser-based service is only compatible with the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD), planning to offer a wide range of VR experience through its site. But could other HMDs running on different hardware be on cards for Vizor in the future?
VRFocus recently put that question to Vizor itself. “We are based on browser technology (WebGL), so until the browsers on those platforms support WebGL with VR, we cannot support them either,” the company explained in an interview that will be published in full soon. “Luckily there have been many discussions between browser makers and VR enthusiasts about this, and I’m confident that we’ll see the major platforms covered in time. And where they are, we are.”
Vizor is keen to explain that, despite using the term ‘Youtube-style’ to describe its service, it won’t be dealing with just videos. Instead, the platform’s content creation tools will allow developers to create and submit anything from full videogames and apps to interactive cinematic experiences and more. Expect to hear plenty more from this platform as consumer VR moves closer and closer to a reality, then. VRFocus will continue to follow Vizor closely. Make sure to check back for the full interview soon.