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Youtube-Style VR Platform Vizor Launching Crowdsale Early Next Year

Virtual reality (VR) experiences are set to be delivered in a number of ways once consumer head-mounted displays (HMD) finally start rolling out. Aside from physical releases, Oculus VR itself will be handling a lot of distribution through digital channels. But other outlets are also looking at unique ways of hosting VR experiences. One such company is Vizor, which has recently revealed plans to launch a crowdsale of its VR platform that allows developers to create and host new apps.

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The crowdsale will go live on January 4th 2015, to help fund Vizor. The site is unique in that it is the first platform to provide content creators with the development tools to make VR experiences in what the company describes as a ‘YouTube-style environment’. Developers will be able to create, edit and share their own VR content in their browser through Vizor’s own integrated authoring toolset named Vizorworks.

The idea is to allow these creators to sell their own experiences using the site’s very own digital currency. Those experiences aren’t strictly video, though, as the company explains that the breadth of content will cover videogames, apps and cinematic titles that can be either interactive or non-interactive. All-in-all it sounds like an ambitious software portal for VR experiences that could take off when the consumer version of the Oculus Rift finally arrives.

VRFocus will have more coverage of Vizor to come throughout the week, so make sure to check back to hear the latest on this intriguing new platform.